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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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2 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...
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3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans unveil new alternate uniform

When the New Orleans Pelicans take the court in New Orleans on October 28 to open the 2014-15 season, they'll be resplendent in red, outfitted in the team's new uniform.  The Pelicans' alternate uniforms captures the character of the Crescent City: the letters "N" and "O" combine to form a basketball on the shorts' waistband. The jersey front...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulane opens new stadium against Georgia Tech

NEW ORLEANS (AP) After four decades in the Superdome, Tulane football is back on campus. Whether a new environment brings more winning remains to be seen, but the fan support will be there. Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson said Saturday's home opener against Georgia Tech (1-0) - the first game in newly completed Yulman Stadium - is a sellout. A standing room crowd of around...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Owner Tom Benson Moved To Tears By Statue Dedication

The City of New Orleans, New Orleans Saints management and fans across the region surprised team owner Tom Benson with a lasting tribute Tuesday: a larger-than-life bronze statue of Benson's likeness, hoisting the Lombardi Trophy into the air, in Champions Square.  The statue commemorates not only Benson's commitment to New Orleans in the athletic world, but also his philanthropic...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Unveil Tom Benson Statue (Photo)

Saints owner Tom Benson has endured a lot with this team, so this is well deserved. Congratulations to Our Owner Mr Tom Benson. The statue unveiled today was a great tribute to his legacy. pic.twitter.com/ITx97WGTWB — Sean Payton (@SeanPayton) September 2, 2014
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints opener under blackout threat on DirecTV in New Orleans

Blackouts are becoming more and more of a thorn in the side of sports fans.  In spite of archaic, restrictive national blackouts being under threat recently, blackouts are still hitting local markets around the country.  Nobody is safe.  Blackouts are the shadowy monsters of sports that always seem to be around the corner no matter where you live or who your provider is. Many...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints’ rep on the NFL’s hottest wives and GFs list is a smokeshow

In the movie “Moneyball,” one of the Oakland A’s scouts isn’t high on a player because the baseball prospect has an ugly girlfriend; such a fate suggested a “lack of confidence” to the long-time talent evaluator. It’s an interesting bit of amateur psychoanalysis, one that probably isn’t far from the truth. Thus, there may be a reason to take a look at the wives and...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson taken to hospital

The Saints players are enjoying the cool conditions that come with holding Training Camp in the mountains of West Virginia, but owner Tom Benson is finding the conditions much less enjoyable. Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Tuesday that Benson had to be taken off the practice field in an ambulance. Tom Benson is being transported to local hospital to receive...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Pro Bowl candidates for the New Orleans Saints in 2014

With training camp just a few short weeks away the 2014 NFL season is just around the corner. It took the eventual Super bowl champions to knock the Saints out last year and since then they’ve only gotten better. To help get you ready for the upcoming year, we made a list of the top five candidates who might make the Pro Bowl for the Saints in 2014. 1. Jimmy Graham Tight end? Wide...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: Power Rankings, the New Orleans Saints odds to win the Super Bowl, more

In case you missed it the best columns from the cover32 universe last week to help you pass the time — we’re fewer than 100 days away from opening night! National Columns - Top 10 in 2014: The best wide receivers in the NFL today (READ) - Power Rankings: Rating each NFL team’s odds of winning the Super Bowl in 2014 (READ) - Top 10 in 2014: The best tight ends in the NFL today ...
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June 01, 2014  |  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

Weekly Rewind: Position breakdowns, finding the heir apparent to Drew Brees

This week we welcomed a new addition to cover32 New Orleans, and began looking towards the future of the quarterback position in the Bayou: New Orleans Saints - Saints owner Tom Benson was taken to the hospital after falling in Atlanta: (READ) - New addition to cover32 John Sigler breaks down Stanley Jean-Baptiste and the Saints running game. - Beginning a summer-long series, Neer...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Not shocking: No New Orleans Saints running back named a top-10 RB 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...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: New Orleans Saints miss out on Super Bowl LII

In this week’s mailbag, we discuss the Saints losing Super Bowl LII to Minnesota and who should be returning kicks in 2014. 1.) How big of an ‘upset’ is it that Minnesota was awarded the Super Bowl ahead of New Orleans? To me, along with a lot of the football world, the Vikings stealing Super Bowl LII away from the Saints was pretty big. I figured the Saints had it wrapped...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Owners to decide on 2018 Super Bowl site

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Big Easy, Naptown or the Twin Cities. That's the choice facing NFL owners when they vote Tuesday on the site of the 2018 Super Bowl, choosing among New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis. Each city has hosted the big game, albeit just once for Indy and Minny. New Orleans has staged 10 Super Bowls, tied with South Florida for the most. Most recently, the...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL owners to decide if Minneapolis lands 2018 Super Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Big Easy, Naptown or the Twin Cities. That's the choice facing NFL owners when they vote Tuesday on the site of the next Super Bowl, choosing between New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis. Each city has hosted the big game, albeit just once for Indy and Minny. New Orleans has staged 10 Super Bowls, tied with South Florida for the most. Most recently, the...
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May 19, 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.
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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