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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: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 2:36 pm
 

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

great idea man. It is an indoor facility to.



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 2:36 pm
 

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

well, I see the need for this, but couldn't they just move it to Monday night? I would hate for my Texans lose a home game.



Since: Jan 23, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 2:31 pm
 

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

why not san antonio? saints were there and had large crowds, and still a home game


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