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Snubbed? New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson not ranked top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Saints
15 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

Owner Tom Benson is – and forever will be – a Saint

You may write me down in history. With your bitter, twisted lies. You may trod me in the very dirt. But still, like dust, I’ll rise.—Maya Angelou On Wednesday—the same day that the highly influential writer, social activist, and entertainer Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86—Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer passed away at the age of 85. As did the entire NFL...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Benson is cleared to fly home after fall at ownership meeting

Saints owner Tom Benson recently had knee surgery. It has left him a little wobbly, and as a result he tripped and fell on Tuesday in Atlanta. Benson issued a statement explaining that he’s been checked out by doctors, who have cleared him to fly home. “First, I would like to congratulate Minnesota on securing Super Bowl LII and to applaud Indianapolis on a great bid,” Benson...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Benson donates $5M to Gleason

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is donating $5 million to former Saints player Steve Gleason, whom he called a "NFL legend" for the way he and his Team Gleason charity are working to aid ALS patients and search for a cure. Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, has become world-renowned for his diligent and innovative efforts to improve the lives of others with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints owner Tom Benson is donating $5 million to Team Gleason

According to Peter King of TheMMQB.com,  New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is donating $5 million towards Steve Gleason’s foundation Team Gleason. New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is donating $5 million to help former Saints special-teamer Steve Gleason, who now is wheelchair-bound with ALS, and his Team Gleason foundation build and operate Team Gleason House for Innovative...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints owner fought decision to ban celebratory dunks

Saints owner Tom Benson fought the decision to ban celebratory dunks that TE Jimmy Graham is famous for doing after scoring in games.
Via FOXSports.com
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints owner confident they’ll sign Jimmy Graham to a long-term deal

  While talking to the media on Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings down in Orlando, Florida,  Saints owner Tom Benson stated that he’s confident they’ll be able to sign tight end Jimmy Graham to a long-term extension. “He’s a hell of a good player, but he’s also a good person,” Benson said via ESPN.com. “I’m confident we’ll work out something. We just have a little...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 26, 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans announce agreement to name arena Smoothie King Center

New Orleans Pelicans Owner Tom Benson and Smoothie King Owner Wan Kim announced today a multi-year agreement reached between the Pelicans and Smoothie King to name the New Orleans Arena the “Smoothie King Center.” “Smoothie King and the NBA are a perfect fit,” said Wan Kim, CEO of Smoothie King which created the original nutritional smoothie in 1973. “Both organizations...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 06, 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte reveals new Hornets logos

Even before Tom Benson made the announcement that the Hornets would be re-branding themselves as the Pelicans, fans in Queen City have been longing for the Hornets name to be returned to the Queen City. As of December 21, 2013, the folks in the Queen City will finally get their wish.  The Charlotte Hornets will be returning to the NBA for the 2014-2015 season. According...
Via Project Spurs
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints fans looking to set new crowd noise record

The New Orleans Saints are looking to accomplish a lengthy list of goals Sunday night when they take on the Carolina Panthers in Primetime at home inside the Mercedes Benz Superdome. The Saints want to establish playoff position in the NFC South, redeem themselves from the embarrassment of Monday night's debacle in Seattle and prove Who Dat fans are the loudest in the sporting...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Gayle Benson, Wife of Saints Owner Tom Benson, Returns Writer’s Engagement Ring Left in Press Box

Had it not been for Gayle Benson, one New York sportswriter would left MetLife Stadium without one very valuable piece of jewelry. Kimberly Martin, a Jets beat writer for Newsday, lost her engagement ring during Sunday’s Jets-Saints game when she took it off to wash her hands in the press box restroom. However, Benson, the wife of Saints owner Tom Benson, found the ring and handed...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Wife of Saints owner finds and returns lost engagement ring

Gayle Benson, the wife of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, played the role of good samaritan  at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.Following the Saints' upset loss to the New York Jets, Benson recovered something very precious, and subsequently delivered the lost item to the rightful soul.More from Newsday told the story:Moments after the Jets finished off a 26-20 upset win over...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Wife of Saints owner finds and returns lost engagement ring

Gayle Benson, the wife of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, played the role of good samaritan  at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.Following the Saints' upset loss to the New York Jets, Benson recovered something very precious, and subsequently delivered the lost item to the rightful soul.More from Newsday told the story:Moments after the Jets finished off a 26-20 upset win over...
Via Bush League Chronicle
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Wife of Saints owner finds reporter's lost ring

The wife of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson found a newspaper reporter's engagement ring after the team's 26-20 loss to the New York Jets. Gayle Benson was in the women's restroom in the MetLife Stadium press box Sunday when she spotted the ring on a counter. She gave it to stadium security and later found out it belonged to Newsday's Jets beat writer, Kimberley...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Archie Manning, Rickey Jackson, Willie Roaf will be added to the Saints ring of honor

The New Orleans Saints have announced that they plan on adding Rickey Jackson, Archie Manning and Willis Roaf to their ring of honor during November 10th’s game against the Cowboys. The New Orleans Saints announced today their inaugural class for the team’s Ring of Honor that will pay tribute to former players and administrators who have played significant roles both on-the-field...
Via Pro Football Zone
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Pelicans unveil 15 million practice facility

When the New Orleans Pelicans begin training camp in 2 weeks, they'll be toiling in one of the NBA's finest practice facilities. Team ownership unveiled the 15 million, 50,000-square-foot new building Tuesday. "We believe we have the finest facility in the NBA," Pelicans Owner Tom Benson said. "With that, we're looking forward to having one of the finest...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Pelicans Open Up New State-Of-The-Art Practice Facility

Uniforms aren’t the only addition the new-look Pelicans made for the upcoming season. Pelicans owner, Tom Benson, unveiled the teams brand new $15 million, 50,000 square-foot state-of-the-art practice facility Tuesday – check it out:  
Via Beyond The Buzzer
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints owner rewards fan who stood in line for 8 hours

Fans in New Orleans are obviously thrilled to get back to the business of cheering on the full compliment of Saints players and coaches, as 2,613 of them turned out for the first day of Training Camp practices on Friday. Anthony Ramirez was the first fan in line, arriving at the Saints Metairie facility just before midnight Thursday from Houston, just to make sure he scored a front...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: There's a New Jrue in Town

Ok it's not quite "Drew" but you get the idea. The New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA, owned by Saints' owner Tom Benson, made a blockbuster trade yesterday shipping the 6th overall pick, Nerlens Noel, as well as a first round pick in 2014 (protected 1-5) for All-Star 23 year old point guard Jrue Holiday. This of course promises nothing in terms of success, but the...
Via The Saints Nation
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Vitt claims Saints owner threw NFL personnel out of the team’s facilities

During the Bounty Gate drama things were predictably tense at the New Orleans Saints compound. When linebackers coach Joe Vitt testified before former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue on Dec.3, 2012, his verbiage was raw as he explained his version of various events. Please Click Here To Read This Story The post Joe Vitt claims Saints owner threw NFL personnel out of the team’s...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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