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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Great article posted on 2theadvocate this morning. A little history of Benson, the state, and the Saints. I encourage everyone to read: Are the Saints worth it? Subsidies by state larger and growing By MICHELLE MILLHOLLON mmillhollon@theadvocate.com Twenty years ago, ...

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Old 02-27-2005, 12:05 PM   #1
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Are the Saints worth it?

Great article posted on 2theadvocate this morning. A little history of Benson, the state, and the Saints. I encourage everyone to read:

Are the Saints worth it?
Subsidies by state larger and growing
By MICHELLE MILLHOLLON
mmillhollon@theadvocate.com

Twenty years ago, the state needed a savior to prevent one of the least-successful franchises in NFL history from leaving New Orleans.
Enter a car salesman named Tom Benson, who bought the Saints for $75 million, derailing a reputed "done deal" to move the team out of the state.

A gleeful Gov. Edwin Edwards pulled a Saints cap over his silver hair to announce the purchase. Edwards lobbied hard to keep the Saints, arguing that their poor performance on the field didn't minimize their economic impact.

http://2theadvocate.com/stories/0227...worth001.shtml
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