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Old 12-27-2015, 10:41 PM   #1
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Good for Tom Benson!
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Thank GOD he said something. The TP article this morning was EMBARRASSING for the city. Of course, the T-P is no longer a New Orleans based paper, nor does Jeff Duncan, or any of those sensational idiots at the TP have the city or the franchises in the City's best interests.

I'm sick of hearing the media smears of the local teams and franchises. So glad he spoke. Everything he says is true. So too is the T-P no longer based in New Orleans. So sad. Read TheAdvocate and theadvocate.com. They have HQ's in New Orleans and publish actual news.

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Didn't Benson buy the TP so that New Orleans wouldn't be without a paper?
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Didn't Benson buy the TP so that New Orleans wouldn't be without a paper?
No, he tried. He also offered to buy a large share, but the tp owners refused. Months later after their reorganization plan, they laid off half of their staff.
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Good to hear something nationally from the top brass, not sure about locally with you guys, but nationally, away from Louisiana and the south, all we get is what the idiots who think they know something that really don't know sickum put out on media.
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"But what strikes me the most is the pure irony of The Times-Picayune imploring me to sell for the benefit of the city. I recall in May 2012, reaching out to the Newhouse family imploring them to sell to me or other local ownership as they threatened to become and then became a part-time newspaper. Since then the newspaper has done nothing but layoff staff and move operations out of town."

-Tom Benson
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:14 AM   #8
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Think many are missing Duncan's point...

First, he hasn't kept his job for being a complete hack...

He can see the storm ahead between Gayle Gold Digger and Rita and her spoiled-self and the lawyering that is coming upon Tommy's demise...

A Texas judge said as much in an earlier ruling re: unnecessary lawyering...

Duncan rightfully mentions how those legal fights can derail a franchise for years, if not decades...

Tom Benson's age is not conducive to a long, drawn out legal battle; Benson realistically doesn't have much time left and Duncan, rightfully asks him to do the responsible thing for the future health of the franchise...

If you've ever gone through a succession and watch families tear themselves apart as I have because the deceased was reluctant to make the "hard call" then you won't fully appreciate this article as I have...

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at this point in the battle it would be incredible dangerous to introduce a new owner for the city and the fans of the saints.
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Let the new LA teams get put in place before any sale. Dont want some jack**s getting any ideas
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