Symbolic setting for NFL meeting

The Roosevelt in New Orleans sets the tone for critical NFL annual meeting

Updated: March 21, 2011, 10:44 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL is holding its annual meeting at the Roosevelt, one of the South's first grand hotels, which opened in 1893 and was a favorite of the late Bob Hope. Golden columns and crystal chandeliers greet visitors in the lobby as a "who's who" of NFL personnel pass through, including New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

It's a throwback setting, which just might be the perfect spot to host arguably the most important two-day league meeting in NFL history. It comes at a ...

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