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Charlotte Worried about stalled talks with Panthers

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The Panthers threatening to "look at other options" is about the same as a little kid threatening to hold their breath if they don't get the candy they want.

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If this doesn't work, watch JR start "talking" to billionaires that are interested in having an NFL team.....Charlotte would go into automatic panic mode.

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Yeah, remember that Goodell says any team that wants to move must have exhausted all options to fix whatever issues there are in the current location (or wording to that effect.)

I don't get why Raleigh can say no to a mecklenburg tax on food and beverage but maybe that is typical.

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This is why if Charlotte and NC don't put up the money that'd I'd be worried. "Yes, I know it's old news"

On top of that, Richardson is close friends with Patrick Soon-Shiong, the L.A. billionaire who is interested in buying AEG and being an owner of an NFL team playing in a downtown stadium. He has been Richardson’s guest at at least one Panthers game this season.

So it’s not inconceivable for Soon-Shiong, who needs Richardson to pave the way for him with the NFL, to do the Panthers owner a solid by nudging an L.A. politician to gin up interest in Carolina’s team, even if there are other franchises far more likely to relocate.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov/11/sports/la-sp-sn-panthers-moving-to-la-report-20121111

While JR doesn't have plans on leaving Charlotte, he's got someone that he's close friends with and trusts to buy the team and that someone can also get a stadium built in LA if he's got a team. It would happen quickly and the Panther's being in the position they are in with JR's connections would move to the top of the relocation chain immediately.

There's also the fact that the bill that might get passed isn't enough to keep JR happy, he want's what he asked for and it's not crazy that the state agrees. The Panther's have been helped less by the state then any other sports team in the US.

In a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory and legislative leaders, council member James Mitchell said House Bill 193 “would fall far short” of what’s needed.

“Even if the city were to bleed every penny from those existing revenue sources away from the convention center … the available revenues would fall far short,” he wrote.

“I fear the state’s failure to (approve the tax hike) will ultimately lead to the sale and relocation of the Carolina Panthers.”

http://www.heraldonl...-financing.html

Read more here: http://www.heraldonl...l#storylink=cpy

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The mayor of LA has already met with the team. People think the Panthers are bluffing. I will LMFAO if the moving vans back up to BofA. It would serve this town right.

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Any franchise interested in relocating there for the 2013 season must apply between Jan. 1 and Feb. 15 of that year, and prove it has exhausted all attempts to remain in its current location.

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nfl/story/_/id/8113796/nfl-commissioner-roger-goodell-sends-los-angeles-relocation-memo

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The mayor of LA has already met with the team. People think the Panthers are bluffing. I will LMFAO if the moving vans back up to BofA. It would serve this town right.

The Mayor of LA meet with both JR and Patrick Soon-Shiong. Plus the AEG stadium deal would be a done deal if a team was involved.

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The mayor of LA has already met with the team. People think the Panthers are bluffing. I will LMFAO if the moving vans back up to BofA. It would serve this town right.

Glad you are drinking the scaredy juice. Thats what they want

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Im not worried. There are a lot of teams that would be in line before us to move.

this.

panthers won't be leaving. they'll get something worked out. it would have to be a pretty messed up situation for that to happen and there's worse out there.

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