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"The Missing 1200" come together to save their Superdome seats

_42125602_superdome416ap.jpgThe fact that the Saints want the media to quit talking about the displacement of 1,200 season-ticket holders as part of the relocation of the press box to accommodate new luxury suites means that we’ll talk about it even more than we otherwise would have.

The latest development came over the weekend, when James Varney of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported on the efforts of the affected fans — dubbed “The Missing 1200″ — to save their seats at the Superdome.

Among other things, the group has launched a web site aimed at keeping the displaced fans in the building.   

Their aim, however, is not to disrupt efforts to enhance revenue.  “We don’t want to give the impression we’re against progress, ” Jeff Maumus, one of the leaders of the group, told Varney.  “We are all in favor of doing whatever will entrench the Saints among
the elite in the NFL.”

The situation should be resolved by 2011, when 3,400 seats will be added to the Superdome.  But this won’t get The Missing 1200 inside for the 2010 season, which launches with the official celebration of the franchise’s first-ever NFL title.

Surely, the Saints can find a way to get these folks in the building, even if only on a standing-room basis and even if only on the evening of September 9.  First, we’ve got to get the Saints to give a genuine crap about their plight.  By all appearances, the franchise has yet to arrive at that specific place.

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37 Responses to “"The Missing 1200" come together to save their Superdome seats”
  1. jrhsd says: Apr 6, 2010 9:24 PM

    no “hey Vern” jokes for “James” Varney?

  2. Cereal Blogger says: Apr 6, 2010 9:25 PM

    How about the NFL do away w/ wussified domes ??

  3. Chapnasty2 says: Apr 6, 2010 9:30 PM

    God Florio and the media is still pissed off that the Saints knocked out Lord Favre.

  4. Geaux-Daddy says: Apr 6, 2010 9:34 PM

    We get it Florio. The Saints beat your Vikings. They’re obviously bad people.
    Hair-helmeted homer.

  5. GoBrowns19 says: Apr 6, 2010 9:35 PM

    Did he get the job at the Picayune because he saved Christmas?

  6. Setobakura says: Apr 6, 2010 9:50 PM

    “Earnest Goes To Camp” is a great movie!

  7. Burritto says: Apr 6, 2010 9:52 PM

    jrhsd is right.
    Not a single Ernest P Worrell reference?Disgraziad.

  8. JSpicoli says: Apr 6, 2010 9:52 PM

    I’am all for getting rid of domes and fake grass, and the DH.

  9. 2000TJ says: Apr 6, 2010 9:52 PM

    Hey guess what, no one gives a fck about you 1200 people. Sorry, that’s life. Nothing is promised or guaranteed. I am with the Saints on this, shut up already. It’s their team, their dome, and they can do what the fck they want.
    This is old news. No one else could care less for a few people in a crappy little shthole town called New Orleans.

  10. Cannon says: Apr 6, 2010 10:02 PM

    *Saints 2010 Super Bowl “Champions”
    *The Saints did not have the best team in the league and were fortunate to get a large number of bad calls in their favor durring the NFC championship game. The rules of overtime have since been changed in order to reflect this fact.

  11. BigEasy says: Apr 6, 2010 10:04 PM

    so….1200 come together to what? Fact is…the fan base is always subjected to psl charges or construction requiring the moving and/or losing seats…that’s life!
    Florio…news flash…Saints won the Super Bowl…Quit the hate and spend some time acquiring an interview with Grandpa Favre and whether he will or will not return or the fact the he doesn’t care until the middle of training camp…what a team player..Skol..lol!!!!

  12. Reggie'sBush says: Apr 6, 2010 10:31 PM

    Cannon says:
    April 6, 2010 10:02 PM
    *Saints 2010 Super Bowl “Champions”
    *The Saints did not have the best team in the league and were fortunate to get a large number of bad calls in their favor durring the NFC championship game. The rules of overtime have since been changed in order to reflect this fact.
    ^^Somebody sounds butthurt…
    Should we go ahead and discount EVERY game EVER decided in overtime where the team who got the ball first kicked a field goal? Your a moron.
    I actually know it’s supposed to be “You’re a moron.” but I always wanted to be the user who gets quoted at least 12 times with variations of “You’re the moron who doesn’t know the difference between Your and You’re” lol those are the best.

  13. jgreen1570 says: Apr 6, 2010 10:34 PM

    “The rules of overtime have since been changed in order to reflect this fact.”
    Luckily they were not in effect during the playoffs, or everyone would have been subjected to watching Favre throw another pathetic interception.

  14. Bious says: Apr 6, 2010 10:37 PM

    This story really is just not that interesting

  15. nyjshane88 says: Apr 6, 2010 10:40 PM

    Does anyone really know who Florio’s team is? I’ve seen people accuse him of being a Pats fan, Steelers fan, and Vikings fan. Florio if you read this you should make it clear who you root for, would prob eliminate a lot of stupid posts on here.

  16. Bigbluefan says: Apr 6, 2010 10:51 PM

    I thought after god flushed that city that most peeps moved out or were shot for looting
    Figure there would be tons of empty seats.
    As I recall women were raped and men were murdered in that dome it should have been flushed with the rest of that shithole city
    Oh yeah that was Bushes fault and not reggie
    Great place to bring the family

  17. Dave The Panther says: Apr 6, 2010 10:54 PM

    ROFLMAO……NFL elite. One title does not make one of the WORST franchises an Elite one.

  18. BigBear123 says: Apr 6, 2010 11:05 PM

    Florio if you read this you should make it clear who you root for
    ———-
    He is a Bears fan.
    He also has a man crush on Cutler.

  19. daveomcd says: Apr 6, 2010 11:20 PM

    Why get rid of domes? You don’t get rained on! haha
    Also as a fan that only missed being added to the 1200 by one row of seats I must say I was relieved but still feel for those fellow Who Dats. I’ll march poydras street with them in protest if they so decide!

  20. QJ1984 says: Apr 6, 2010 11:31 PM

    2000tj
    You think fans should shut up about being screwed out of their season tickets? What about when owners bitch about fans not supporting their teams through rough spells? Every team gets them and the Saints will be there again. They’d better hope the 1200 fans that they dont give a damn about now, gives a damn about them when the team sucks and can barely fill up the building.
    This is why I have no pity for teams that struggle to sell tickets and get hit with blackouts. Stop turning your backs on the fans and maybe they wont turn their back on the organization when it needs them the most.

  21. exilej says: Apr 6, 2010 11:34 PM

    C’mon now. Does every single Saints article need to be commented by the whining little purple shirt team up North? You got your butt whipped. Get over it.
    Anyway, the Saints organization is working on a few different options for these 1200. Let the news flow in the next few weeks and we can all love the Saints again. Nationwide. Who Dat!

  22. LombardiSaint says: Apr 7, 2010 12:12 AM

    Dave The Panther says:
    April 6, 2010 10:54 PM
    ROFLMAO……NFL elite. One title does not make one of the WORST franchises an Elite one.
    Lombardi Trophies:
    Saints 1
    Panthers 0
    ROFLMAO

  23. dybzinski says: Apr 7, 2010 12:23 AM

    How can they NOT get them in for at least the Sept 9 game? Do the Saints put any single tickets for sale? Are they 100% sold through season tickets?
    I always thought there were random seats and promo & team tickets that get distributed.
    Can’t they make right with some of those? 1,200 is what… 1.6% of the capacity? c’mon man!

  24. DWat393 says: Apr 7, 2010 1:48 AM

    # Da Vikes says: April 6, 2010 11:23 PM
    nyjshane88,
    Sorry guy, with this group you will still get allot of stupid posts…
    ————–
    speak for yourself…

  25. RandyRP says: Apr 7, 2010 3:01 AM

    Florio, you lost your credibility with the the out right manipulation of the facts which suround this story.
    The truthr is the WWL reporter sent serval e-mails to MUTILPLE member of the Saints staff, yet CONVIENTLY only choose to post a SELECT few on their website which you linked your earlier POS story too.
    Yes some folks took the time to read the link you posted in full.
    Can’t tell which media outlet is the biggest Orwellian loser, yours or theirs.

  26. RandyRP says: Apr 7, 2010 4:19 AM

    Yeah, I did a post that apparently someone on this site did not like, so it got censored. So much for media whinning. What hypocritical, egotictical B.S.

  27. E.F.Cuttin says: Apr 7, 2010 6:04 AM

    There is always somebody on here who lost their money,girl,and dignity on a weekend in New Orleans trying their best 2 disparage my city…U all sound like girls who got tricked in2 swallowing…

  28. TheRedBengal says: Apr 7, 2010 8:34 AM

    The Saints are really butchering this. The simple solution is to not supplant all the people who have season ticket rights to those 1200 seats. You go by seniority of the ticket holders in the entire stadium, and push them out, but not before compensating them. Or, you offer to buyout 1200 season ticket holders on a first come first serve basis. Then again, the NFL doesn’t give a sh!t about its fans.

  29. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Apr 7, 2010 8:36 AM

    E.F. Cuttin,
    As a former student at Tulane, I salute you. That was hilarious.

  30. bh103 says: Apr 7, 2010 8:37 AM

    2000TJ says:
    April 6, 2010 9:52 PM
    Hey guess what, no one gives a fck about you 1200 people. Sorry, that’s life. Nothing is promised or guaranteed. I am with the Saints on this, shut up already. It’s their team, their dome, and they can do what the fck they want.
    This is old news. No one else could care less for a few people in a crappy little shthole town called New Orleans.
    Those are the people that actually support the team with $$$. Meanwhile you are a zero to any NFL team.

  31. nps6724 says: Apr 7, 2010 9:17 AM

    “The fact that the Saints want the media to quit talking about the displacement of 1,200 season-ticket holders as part of the relocation of the press box to accommodate new luxury suites means that we’ll talk about it even more than we otherwise would have.”
    Keyword being “Saints”. Any other team and Florio keeps his trap shut. But this involved the team that beat his precious Queens so he’s now on a mission to post any and all negative articles about the Saints. Oh wait, something’s coming across the wire…Sean Payton just picked his nose!! He is obviously a horrible human being full of arrogance to perform such a heinous act!!

  32. breesbush0925 says: Apr 7, 2010 9:23 AM

    Hey “2000 TJ”, how does it feel knowing that the saints won the superbowl? Does it hurt, does it sting, because I’ll tell you what it feels so good being the champs. We were the best team in the NFL dumb dumb that is why we won the superbowl! But your right the NFL got together and said we want Farve to lose so lets give the Saints calls… HAHAHA it feels so goooood!

  33. saintswhodi says: Apr 7, 2010 9:32 AM

    It’s funny how on one hand, Vikes fans say they got screwed by calls in the NFC champ game, which means the NFL wanted the Saints to win. But on the other hand, they say the NFL changed the overtime rule because Favre didn’t get a second chance to choke away the win. Hypocrisy must be a basic course in the Minnesota educational system, and Florio has a Masters in the subject.

  34. salmen76 says: Apr 7, 2010 10:04 AM

    I always figured it would be cool for the Saints to win the Super Bowl. And it was. But the haters like Florio made it even more special than it deserved to be. Since i realized that, i welcome the hating because it proves that the Saints now are indeed “Relevant”. Who would go out of their way to talk about or slam on a team that’s irrevelant? It wouldn’t sell. So thanks Florio, in an effort to vent on the team that kicked your teams a$$ you have helped solidify us as an “Elite Team of the NFL”. Oh yea, the Saints will win at least 2 out of the next 3 Super Bowls also……..so run and tell that Florio!

  35. NawlinsRaider says: Apr 7, 2010 11:49 AM

    WOW…. lots of soreasses out there… The haters of the Crescent City obviously have either never been here or are your typical redneck racists who have their confederate flag tats touched up at least twice a year.
    Have the Saints won the Super Bowl… Yes; Are they a well built team…. Yes; Is the front office starting to get a bit cocky…. Yes…. I understand that in reality the teams does not owe anything to these people, but when you have a fan base that has ALWAYS supported a pisspoor team for decades, you need to have some compassion dealing with them. Even if it’s lawnchairs on the sidelines, these fans who were “in that number” should get to see the championship flag unfurl.

  36. clintcooper says: Apr 7, 2010 1:04 PM

    I have an idea. Why don’t the Saints build a newer, bigger stadium for their team? They could include more luxury suites which over the long run would garner more income. It would stimulate the local economy and create jobs. And the management could use the increased income to keep players like Darren Sharper.

  37. Ilovefoolsball says: Apr 7, 2010 4:08 PM

    2000TJ & Bigbluefan:
    Your creativity and wittiness is dated back 4 years. You must rely on degrading an entire population and make light of a man made disaster which killed over 1,000 people. I’d imagine as a previous poster said you probably have visited the city only to have your girl get serviced by 4 New Orleans natives, thus making her return to you not only humiliating but now you feel like less a man because you have trouble filling her needs.
    Do not be upset that your team choked and could not win the superbowl. You need to wash the sand out of your vag and perhaps switch to a different brand of tampon. Every year every NFL team has a chance to win the big game, yours didn’t do it. You can continue to whine and bitch like young girls because it does provide valuable entertainment. Usually watching one’s discomfort is not something I take joy in doing but with your like I do find some pleasure from your bitter posts. Please continue to portray hatred it will only eat away at yourself. Remember he who hates only hurts himself. :)

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