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TOM BENSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Twitter Tuesday: NFL Hall of Fame stadium to be re-named for New Orleans Saints’ owner

It’s been a severely strange season for the New Orleans Saints, but on a whole it’s been disappointing. Even though the team hasn’t fulfilled their potential (yet) the owner stepped up and made major headlines over the weekend. Tom Benson has reportedly donated somewhere in the neighborhood of $11 million to the NFL Hall of Fame, and as a result the NFL will re-name Fawcett...
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Saints owner makes big donation to Pro Football HOF

CLEVELAND (AP) -- New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has pledged $11 million in donations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The Hall announced Benson's two gifts Monday, saying the contributions are the largest by any individual in the institution's 51-year history. Benson says it's important to "recognize the origins of our game and embrace the...
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Saints owner donates $11 million to Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND (AP) New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has pledged $11 million in donations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The Hall announced Benson's two gifts Monday, saying the contributions are the largest by any individual in the institution's 51-year history. Benson says it's important to ''recognize the origins of our game and embrace the...
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Saints owner pledges record $11 million to Pro Football Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND -- New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has pledged $11 million in donations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The Hall announced Benson's two gifts Monday, saying the contributions are the largest by any individual in the institution's 51-year history. Benson says it's important to "recognize the origins of our game and embrace the future...
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Tom Benson donates record $11 million to Pro Football Hall of Fame

I have to admit, when I first read this my immediate thought was: “who over in Canton has naked photos of Benson?” I have no idea what his true angle is here but I’m going to throw out that Morten Andersen probably has a 25% greater chance of being the third Saint in the Hall of Fame (after Rickey Jackson and Willie Roaf) thanks to this move. Tom Benson donates record $11 million...
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Saints owner makes major donation to the NFL Hall of Fame

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has pledged $11 million to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which is the largest contribution by any individual in the Hall’s 51-year history, according to ESPN. Ten million dollars will go toward renovating Fawcett Stadium, which will be renamed “Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium,” the first step […] The post Saints owner makes major donation...
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Tom Benson one of league’s worst owners?

The Saints have become a perennial playoff threat and Super Bowl champion, but do years of ineptitude under owner Tom Benson make him one of the league’s worst? According to cover32, yes. Benson ranks in as the 24th best owner in the league, meaning he’s worse than 75 percent of NFL owners. I understand that years of poor choices can’t be completely forgotten, but how can a...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

In New Orleans, Benson gets All-Star treatment

One of the people most responsible for bringing NBA All-Stars back to the Big Easy this weekend is an 86-year-old man who wasn't that into basketball for much of his life. He is Tom Benson. And in New Orleans, NBA fans and community leaders are grateful the NFL owner - who also now owns the Pelicans - finally came around. ''He really stepped up to the plate in a big...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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