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Old 03-15-2018, 07:45 PM   #31
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Old 03-15-2018, 08:20 PM   #32
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Rest in Peace Mr. Benson, yes.
A good man. A good Catholic. Say Hello to Heaven.

I remember, when he bought the Saints in 85. There was the threat that someone else would buy them, and move them to Jacksonville, or I thought, (but was wrong,) Chicago. Back then, I was working in NWLA, and I thought I was the only Saints fan in Lousiana. I wanted to throw a party, when the sale happened. Of course, the Benson Boogie endeared him to all of us.

He nearly ran over me in his golf cart with Mrs. Gayle, at training camp in Mississippi, and looked a little startled. He was prob. a little skittish after all
the stuff following the Storm, and I told him, "Mr. Benson, we're sure glad to have you here." He smiled back, "Im glad to be here too." very warmly.

-- Listening to WWL's discussion of him tonight.

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Rest in Peace Mr. Benson, yes.
A good man. A good Catholic. Say Hello to Heaven.

I remember, when he bought the Saints in 85. There was the threat that someone else would buy them, and move them to Jacksonville, or I thought, (but was wrong,) Chicago. Back then, I was working in NWLA, and I thought I was the only Saints fan in Lousiana. I wanted to throw a party, when the sale happened. Of course, the Benson Boogie endeared him to all of us.

He nearly ran over me in his golf cart with Mrs. Gayle, at training camp in Mississippi, and looked a little startled. He was prob. a little skittish after all
the stuff following the Storm, and I told him, "Mr. Benson, we're sure glad to have you here." He smiled back, "Im glad to be here too." very warmly.

-- Listening to WWL's discussion of him tonight.
Love, because there isn't a love imoji option, brother.

He brought so much to our Saints culture and to the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.

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Old 03-15-2018, 08:34 PM   #34
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A truly sad day for the Black and Gold. We have lost a great one.
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Old 03-15-2018, 08:44 PM   #35
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Tbh I didn't think him passing would affect me that much. I was wrong. I'm quite sad about it. There's a lot of memories of the Saints that I associate with him.
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Old 03-15-2018, 08:57 PM   #36
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RIP Mr. Benson.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:11 PM   #37
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RIP, and thank you
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:04 PM   #38
 
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I've been dreading this day for a long time..
Special season right around the corner no doubt.

Rest in Peace Mr.B

Hope the boys make em' proud..

Sad day reguardless
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:05 PM   #39
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RIP TOM BENSON...
I was impressed and amazed by him twice I met him. Once when I was in training camp in LaCrosse with Jim Mora. Another time in New Orleans on the pracitce field. He got out of the cart and came toss the ball wtih us... lol. Good man. Going to be missed. I guess I will wear my gear tomorrow in honor of him.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:48 PM   #40
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VERY NICE report on NFL Network. VERY NICE.

I just turned this network on. I missed most of it.
Some things mentioned...
Tom Benson statue in TB Hall of Fame Stadium(2017).... he did lot of NFL and New Orleans. Reggie Bush gave a nice interview.
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Tbh I didn't think him passing would affect me that much. I was wrong. I'm quite sad about it. There's a lot of memories of the Saints that I associate with him.


Yep. Watching the NFL Network tonight.
SB year is in and I am still feeling , “Like, did that year and SB game really happen?”
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