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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Ya'll aren't giving Old Man Benson enough credit with the used car jokes, that was years ago -- he is one of the most respected and well-liked owners out there. The other owners love him. If he can get a ...

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Old 08-14-2012, 02:58 PM   #21
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Ya'll aren't giving Old Man Benson enough credit with the used car jokes, that was years ago -- he is one of the most respected and well-liked owners out there. The other owners love him. If he can get a few owners to turn on Goodell, and peel off six or eight or ten of them in their support for Goodell, especially if some of them are influential, highly respected NFL owners that the others look up to, well he could pivot this thing on a dime and really get some results.

I think this is Benson lobbying and saying, "okay, Roger, you have stretched the facts about what we both know happened, and you've said a bunch of *** about my team, and you better have written a check with your words that your --- can cash, because if your statements come back NSF in court with Vilma then I will personally call in the other owners in for a vote and they will BURY you."
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so when are we going to hear about what happened?????
too much suspense
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:33 PM   #23
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Can't see how this could be bad for us in any way. I think the main topic had to be Vilma since his case has really built up some momentum.
I hope Benson was ultra-diplomatic and gave RG a way to save face while reducing the penalties. No way RG comes out and just says he was wrong.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:45 PM   #24
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Can't see how this could be bad for us in any way. I think the main topic had to be Vilma since his case has really built up some momentum.
I hope Benson was ultra-diplomatic and gave RG a way to save face while reducing the penalties. No way RG comes out and just says he was wrong.
I think the only way for Goddell to save some face would be for Burbanks to change his initial ruling and declare Vilma's case a salary cap violation, which would make Goddell's actions null. If that happens, then he can say he played it by the letter of the CBA. Then Vilma will probably get 2-4 games suspension.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:50 PM   #25
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I'm sorry ya'll I think this story has legs, or at least could have legs.
I believe it's tied to the B.S. ESPN wiretap story that got busted yesterday.

[NOTE: THIS IS ALL SPECULATION AND MY GUESSING]

Benson MAY have had his attorney contact ESPN discussing slander of the Saints over that story. ESPN may have told Benson "look the NFL front office told us to run anything against you guys."

Think about it......

Remember, Roger Goodell serves at the owners request. 32 owners are Goodell's boss.

And many of you may not remember but Tom Benson had the gazoongaz to go on live TV in New Orleans, during the news, to tell the entire city of NOLA WE sucked because they weren't selling out the SuperDome fast enough (The Dome was selling out but not until preseason started). He then threatened to move the team. The guy had the ballz to blame it all on the people, the City, and State, and not via press release, on live TV.

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Originally Posted by Halo View Post
I'm sorry ya'll I think this story has legs, or at least could have legs.
I believe it's tied to the B.S. ESPN wiretap story that got busted yesterday.

[NOTE: THIS IS ALL SPECULATION AND MY GUESSING]

Benson MAY have had his attorney contact ESPN discussing slander of the Saints over that story. ESPN may have told Benson "look the NFL front office told us to run anything against you guys."

Think about it......

Remember, Roger Goodell serves at the owners request. 32 owners are Goodell's boss.

And many of you may not remember but Tom Benson had the gazoongaz to go on live TV in New Orleans, during the news, to tell the entire city of NOLA WE sucked because they weren't selling out the SuperDome fast enough (The Dome was selling out but not until preseason started). He then threatened to move the team. The guy had the ballz to blame it all on the people, the City, and State, and not via press release, on live TV.

Note to Halo: check your Urban Dictionary
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Note to Halo: check your Urban Dictionary
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Note to Halo: check your Urban Dictionary
I don't know which word to use. LOL
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Urban Dictionary, August 14: Shatner texting
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Benson Meets with Goodell in NYC

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York to discuss matters concerning both the team and the league.
While the NFL and the Saints are providing very few details, Saints spokesman Greg Bensel says the meeting was productive and that Benson looks forward to many more discussions with the commissioner.

You know, Benson would kind of intimidate me in an office. I met him at training camp and he almost ran me over in a golf cart, and he seemed a bit startled, and kind looked at me like I was going to carjack him, but in suits, office, office tower setting--- I think he might be a little scary.

Saints owner Benson meets with Goodell in NY - Yahoo! Sports
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