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LKelley67 04-29-2005 12:43 AM

Benson to Bolivia
 
this is ancient so it is no surprise that is was like new to my weak memory. anyhoo, i thought it kinda amazing how to the crux of things it was even then...

...We asked a batch of SI writers to sound off on who they wish would join Tyson in Bolivian...

Tom Benson, boogie on down: Before your New Orleans Saints win another game -- hell, before any of your dealerships sell another minivan -- I’m shipping you off to the Bolivian jungle, where you can try your penny-pinching, no-people-skills, two-faced act on some beasts who don’t have to call you boss. What in the name of voodoo are you thinking? After years of delusional devotion to Mike Ditka and Bill Kuharich, you luck into GM Randy Mueller and coach Jim Haslett, whose fresh leadership propels the ’00 Saints to the NFC West title and a playoff victory over the Rams. But instead of extending their cut-rate contracts, you wait a year. Then, after a disappointing 7-9 season, you make a bigger fool of yourself than you did during those Superdome sideline dance sessions. On May 9, after the bulk of offseason decisions had been made, you fire Mueller for, well, nobody knows why. This is the same guy you used to invite on boating outings and loan your private jet, and he has no idea what went down. Now, as you continue to lowball Haslett and demand a publicly financed new stadium, you are the biggest buffoon in a league full of them. So load up that plane, stop in Tampa to pick up Malcolm Glazer and his three sons, make room for 49ers owner Denise DeBartolo York and her power-drunk husband, John, and have a nice trip. My high school soccer coach, former Bolivian national teamer Jorge (Pici) Castro, and his merciless training regimen will be waiting for you down there.
-- Michael Silver
07/26/02
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/si_...7/25/get_lost/

ssmitty 04-29-2005 05:14 AM

Benson to Bolivia
 
when you think about it, no one wants to part with the money. it\'s always the players who have to re-work contracts or else.......now that the ball is in the other hand, benson just smiles (with the power) and says no thanks.........

benson always stated that he stepped in and bought the saints cause he did\'nt wanna see em leave n.o. yeah, like money was\'nt even an issue............
and now he\'s asked to give up a piece of the pie to help and politely tells the state your contract will not be reworked....
do what you agreed to do...when it comes down to taking one for the team, tb takes all he can get,(money wise)......
in doing this, he also prolongs any chance of n.o. even being considered for a future sb.............thanks tb.......
let me go check out how many millions i have left after i write the charity checks and see if i can buy the king out....smitty


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