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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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23 days ago  |  Discuss

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 future." The Hall...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Tom Benson’s legacy, Khairi Fortt’s impact, Drew Brees retiring?

This week we continued a few of our summer-long series, and discussed Saints’ owner Tom Benson’s legacy: New Orleans Saints - Despite ups and downs, Saints owner Tom Benson will forever be a Saint: (READ) - John Sigler takes a look at Khairi Fortt, a guy who could be starting for the Saints sooner rather than later. (READ) - Next up on Neer Shah‘s position-breakdown list...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Power Rankings: New Orleans Saints’ Tom Benson named bottom half owner in NFL

In any business, success or failure tends to trickle down from the top. Very rarely does having someone incompetent in the ultimate position of power not lead to disastrous results throughout the organization. And conversely, having the right person in charge tends to ultimately lead to success. This is certainly the case in the National Football League. Teams with solid ownership...
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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 way, because...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans arena to be renamed Smoothie King Center

The New Orleans Pelicans and Louisiana-based Smoothie King have reached a 10-year agreement to rename the New Orleans Arena as the Smoothie King Center. Pelicans President Dennis Lauscha said such a deal had been a ''gigantic'' piece of owner Tom Benson's business plan since he bought the long-struggling small-market franchise from the NBA in the spring of 2012. ''Finding a naming...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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