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Old 01-26-2015, 04:55 PM   #101
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Okay, a lot of people taking sides here, I'm not sure what's going on. Just remember, all any of us know is what we read online and hear on the news. And I promise you, it's not the whole story. Judge slowly.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:43 PM   #102
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Okay, a lot of people taking sides here, I'm not sure what's going on. Just remember, all any of us know is what we read online and hear on the news. And I promise you, it's not the whole story. Judge slowly.
Yep, nobody knows a damn thing. To take a side in this issue is absurd.
We've all seen examples where the parent went totally psycho with the trophy wife and screwed his kids, and we've all seen examples of the greedy kids overly obsessed with inheritance.
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Rita is saying he lost his mind. Gayle says no, he's still capable of making rational decisions which involve making irrational decisions like tearing the former trust into shreds and starting over. That is complete B.S.
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Yep, nobody knows a damn thing. To take a side in this issue is absurd.
We've all seen examples where the parent went totally psycho with the trophy wife and screwed his kids, and we've all seen examples of the greedy kids overly obsessed with inheritance.
I agree but I do find myself kind of leaning towards Rita's side of the story.
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Old 01-27-2015, 04:26 PM   #105
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if it was just rita shown the door it would be a whole different story. throw the grand kids out? i raised an eye brow.

the facts need to be heard first, i agree but right off the bat i smell something fishy about the whole thing.

Including the grand kids make it harder to stand up in court iMO. but lets see what happens.

amazing that rita went from the greatest thing since sliced bread around her to a villian at the drop of a hat.
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Old 01-27-2015, 05:59 PM   #106
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Time will tell. I remember my dad telling me when I was young, "Son, money makes people do crazy s#!t."
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:18 PM   #107
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All I really care about is the Saints staying in N.O.

They all have ass loads of money so I don't feel a bit sorry for anyone at this point.
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:47 PM   #108
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Tom & Gayle Benson have an uphill battle...

First, Benson has to come up with equal value of the Saints and Pelicans which sit in the trust for Renee, Rita and Ryan before he can "redirect who's going to end up with the Saints, Pelicans"; he stuck a promissary note of nothing near what the respective franchises are worth...Fail

Second, the NFL has already approved the transference of power plan for the Saints for Rita to take over; that's not something that Benson can easily undo and he hasn't had much success challenging the league's power elite in the past...

Third, unless Rita had other plans (though Tom certainly did), it was Paul Tagliabue who stepped up and did the decent thing Post-Katrina giving hope to the people, fans of the Gulf Coast that would ensure that the Saints would return to their home, so there are influential people in the fans court...

Fourth, you've got Bobby Jindolly among other politicians who gave Benson the LL&E tower, the adjacent shopping mall and a host of other concessions to keep the Saints in New Orleans; he doesn't have a snowball's chance in Hades of getting elected to the WH, but he doesn't need this kind of baggage attached to his persona nor would any other aspiring politician want this going down on their watch...

I'm thoroughly convinced that the Commissioner, League Officials, Team Owners and Officials Present and Future that would sign off on moving the team (short of a Global Climate Shift with world tides rising twenty feet making all of South Louisiana below I-10 inhabitable for homo sapiens) would need 24/7 protection for them and their families for the remainder of their short days as there'd be a host of pi$$ed-off, armed cajuns seeking retribution (Think Braveheart, the fates of Lachlan, Mornay)...

So while the situation bears monitoring, and as was rightly pointed out, don't be too quick too judge, but fans should walk soft and carry a big stick in letting the Benson's know they need to police up their family laundry and get the schtuff rectified and not allow it to become a distraction like Junior's Unpaid Dancer...

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I'm thoroughly convinced that the Commissioner, League Officials, Team Owners and Officials Present and Future that would sign off on moving the team (short of a Global Climate Shift with world tides rising twenty feet making all of South Louisiana below I-10 inhabitable for homo sapiens) would need 24/7 protection for them and their families for the remainder of their short days as there'd be a host of pi$$ed-off, armed cajuns seeking retribution (Think Braveheart, the fates of Lachlan, Mornay)...
i agree with your view point but same kind of thing happened in MPLS with the North Stars. Norm Green was given the world and millions of tax payers dollars also. All to try and guarantee the team stayed in Minnesota. All he did was lie between his teeth. not once but three times. once to stay. once when the club split in two. third as he walked out and moved the other half to Dallas. each time he was given money, tax breaks and properties to stay.

With in 5 years all that was left were close out uniform sales and Norm Green Sucks T shirts. Dude made millions in cash and real estate. all based on lies. courts did nothing to stop it. the entire state got scammed.

I know it was NHL and not the NFL but pro teams are pro teams do not underestimate the level of greed and lack of caring behind close doors. Minnesota without a pro hickey team? it all started there. so anything is possible. I just hope someone is lined up and ready to make a legal move if it is needed to protect the city and the Saints name.

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What happens inside the Benson family is out of everyone's hands. Hope whoever ends up with the "Keys to the Kingdom" wants to keep the team where it is.
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