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Sean Payton moves to Dallas, will commute to New Orleans

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mizzougrad96, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Apparently, he wanted to do this all along, but this is definitely a WTF move.

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I can see why fans might be a little sensitive to feeling abandoned because of Katrina, but that was five years ago.

    The guy and his family wants to live in a different part of the country and commute to his place of work. His job is to win games. If he does that, all other arguments are cheap.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This will do wonders to Jason Garrett's job security.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I'm sure New Orleans is especially sensitive to feelings of abandonment these days, but I don't see this as a big deal. I can't see Payton shortchanging his job, so it just means he sees his family less. Does the wife have family in Dallas or a support system from their time with the Cowboys? If so, that's going to make the whole thing more peaceful, because she probably felt alone and isolated in New Orleans. From July to January a coach's family is only a nuisance anyway; we're kidding ourselves if we think Daddy is hurrying home on a Thursday night to get in some quality time.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It would make more sense if he was staying in New Orleans while the family was moving back to Dallas. Commuting by plane every day is very strange.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    If there are family/medical issues, perfectly understandable. If not, hard to say it won't impact community involvement or sense of commitment. Good luck trying to get vets to stay in New Orleans during the off-season to work out.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It sets a terrible precedent. I guess he just assumes he can do whatever he wants because he won a title.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Is that what he's going to do? Or is he going to get a pied-à-terre in NOLA and just live there solo during the season?
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Agreed. OK, I can see not wanting to pull a Joe Gibbs (or was it Dick Vermeil?) and sleep in the office, but getting on a plane every day, unless he's gonna spend the trip watching film? Obviously, he's not flying commercial either.
  10. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Is there a state tax in Texas?
  11. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    No state income tax.
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Doesn't matter. It where you earn the money, no where you live.
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