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Old 06-29-2006, 09:41 PM   #11
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Hmm, do we forget Benson is taking somewhere close to 20 mil a year, and climbing, from a poor state when his team was at one point had the 8th most revenue in the league? Do we forget this is a deal he brokered at least THREE times since his original deal with the state, going back before the deal is up and demanding more handouts? Do we forget him saying the practice facility he pays $1 a year for was totally trashed, when it obviously wasn't? Do we forget he threatened to leave to get Mike Foster to give him the new deal? Do we forget he agreed to a renovated dome, then when the state came up with a plan, he says no deal I want a new stadium or I am leaving? Do we forget he floated that he got offers to move the team to San Antonio BEFORE the hurricane, long before, as well as New MExico, and he floated there was a billion dollar offet to buy the team in L.A.? Do we forget Tags had to FORCE him to come back here? Do we forget he REFUSED to do anything about Haz or Venturi when we were obviously not going anywhere with either? And that's just off the top of my head. Benson is a scumbag, a sleazy car salesman. Yeah he did some good things this off-season, but if a bully beats your ass every day, then one day he doesn't, do you instantly forget all the other teams he kicked the crap out of you, or are you still leery? Well, count me as still leery.
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Old 06-30-2006, 09:12 AM   #12
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Tell You What I will Do For You Today And Today Only..... the car sales man's #1 slogan. He plays way to many money games on paper to trust. he is a one of a kind owner. #33l
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Old 06-30-2006, 03:49 PM   #13
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Gotta agree with Whodi here. Benson has done some nice things as of late, but you can't just forget all the times he pi$$ed on your boots. I don't think anyone in their right mind would actually believe that Bensen would stay if he hadn't been forced to. Hey, thankyou for making some great decisions lately, but I don't believe that Bensen is through trying to move the team. Until I see some real commitment to the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans, Bensen is still the "OLD" Bensen......he's just been nice lately so he wouldn't get his AZZ kicked everytime he stepped foot in public.

I do sincerly hope that he is committed to the city and the state. I just don't believe it yet.
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Old 07-01-2006, 01:10 PM   #14
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Mr Benson -earned- his rank of #32. He earned it in 2000, when he fired Randy Mueller. Randy had just traded away Ricky Williams for two first rounders.... seems like prescience now. But not to Mr Benson. No, Mr Benson, in his infinite football wisdom, fired Randy Mueller for making a good football decision. And thereby took us from a playoff caliber team right back down to the dog muck we usually call our team.

Mr Benson is ranked number 32 of 32 team owners. He deserves to be lower, however.

I've said before, and I still believe it, that this team will never really have a true chance at success until Mr. Benson dies.

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