Saints' future cloudy at best
This concept has been lauded by NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue. He likes to point out the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs as teams that market themselves as regional teams and not just confined to the city limits.
The Saints have followed Tagliabue's lead by scheduling preseason games in Shreveport and Jackson, Miss.
But here is the bigger question? Does the region have the ability to help prop up the Saints while New Orleans rebuilds?
Let's face it, Louisiana and Mississippi are not affluent states. Nor are the two states large in population. It makes for murky waters. If you don't believe it, just read Sunday's Times.