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Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

Posted on: September 11, 2008 1:36 pm
Edited on: September 11, 2008 2:02 pm
 
A day ago I was told that the Baltimore-Houston game, scheduled for Sunday in Houston, might be moved to Atlanta because of Hurricane Ike. Now, word comes down that the league will make a decision by 4 p.m. Thursday, with Atlanta a possible destination. That is unconfirmed, with a spokesman at the league office saying he did not know if it was true. But I do know that in Baltimore -- where the Ravens were preparing to move up their getaway to Houston from Saturday to Friday -- the club has heard reports that it will move to Atlanta instead. A source in Houston said the Texans expected to hear from the league office this afternoon but could not confirm if Atlanta was the site of their next game or if they would play on Sunday. The Falcons are not home this weekend, playing in Tampa Bay, which would leave the Georgia Dome vacant. It is not certain how or why Atlanta might be chosen, but moving a game to a neutal site is not unprecedented. The league did it in 2003, shifting the Miami at San Diego game to Phoenix after San Diego was ravaged by fires. It also moved a September, 2005 game between New Orleans and the New York Giants from New Orleans, which suffered through Hurricane Katrina, to Giants Stadium. However, it  endured a raft of criticism for, essentially, taking a home game from the Saints and giving it to the Giants. That was not going to happen here.
Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 3:49 pm
 

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

...Reliant Stadium is the first football stadium with a retractable room. I don't know how you couldn't know.



Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 3:09 pm
 

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

golf101, Houston to San Antonio is approximately 200 miles. "I am now dumber for having read your post."



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2008 3:08 pm
 

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

Something should be done to keep the players and fans safe.  Houston is always welcome here in Baltimore, Sunday should be beautiful.  It doesn't matter where the Ravens go to give the Texans their beat down.  But seriously, everyone be safe.




Since: Feb 13, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2008 3:08 pm
 

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

While San Antonio is a 3 hour drive west from Houston....It is still too close to where the storm could reach out and affect it.  They had a UT game scheduled in Austin (due north of san anton) which was cancelled on Saturday.

I hate to admit it, but the ATL is probably one of the better places to head to if they dont hold this in Houston




Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2008 3:06 pm
 

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

yes and its the best retractable roof of them all



Since: Nov 15, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2008 2:41 pm
 

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

Does the Texans' stadium even have a retractible roof?



Since: Apr 16, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 2:41 pm
 

WHAT ABOUT THE FANS

IF I WAS A SEASON TICKET HOLDER I WOULD BE RATHER IRATE AT THIS SITIATION!!!!FAN S PAY ALOT OF MONEY FOR SEASON TICKETS AND TO LOSE A HOME GAME REALLY STINKS FOR FANS PLAYERS AND COACHES!!PLAY THE GAME EITHER SATURDAY OR MONDAY FOR THE FANS...................FOR THE FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 2:41 pm
 

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

Kitchen pass..........move to San Antonio?  Yep, that extra 50 miles inland is certainly going to make a different in weather conditions.  It's a freaking hurricane dork, not a light rain.  I am now dumber having read your post. 



Since: Nov 15, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2008 2:40 pm
 

Keep it in Houston

I say open the stadium roof and put this game on prime time. 



Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 2:39 pm
 

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

Excellent Point.  I suppose the weather may affect SA, based on the track.  Why not re-schedule the game for Monday Night?  I have tickets that I would like to put to use, if possible.  I would hope that they would at least keep the game here in Houston as their primary option.


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