Saints Owner Tom Benson Addresses Accusations Of Mental Incompetence

87-year-old Saints owner Tom Benson has been at the NFL meetings in Phoenix this week, moving around with a walker and attending meetings with his wife and soon-to-be-owner Gayle. For the first time since having a lawsuit filed against him by his jilted heirs—one that accused Gayle of manipulating a mentally feeble… » 3/25/15 10:12am 3/25/15 10:12am

What The Hell Are The Saints Doing?

Saints Execs Claim Tom Benson Is Still An Active Owner

Saints team president Dennis Lauscha and general manager Mickey Loomis spoke with the New Orleans Times-Picayune yesterday, and claimed that team owner Tom Benson is not a mentally feeble puppet being manipulated by his wife, as has been claimed in a lawsuit filed by Benson's recently jilted heirs. » 1/28/15 11:02am 1/28/15 11:02am

Suit: Saints Owner Tom Benson Is Being Manipulated By His Scheming Wife

Yesterday, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson's daughter and grandchildren filed a lawsuit seeking to block his recent and curious decision to cut his family members out of his life and name his third wife, Gayle Marie LaJaunie Bird, heir to his ownership of both teams. We now have a copy of the full… » 1/23/15 10:42am 1/23/15 10:42am

The Family Dispute Over Ownership Of The Saints Is Getting Ugly

This morning, an official press release was sent out announcing that New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson had drastically restructured his plans for the inevitable ownership transfer of each team. Under the new plan, the 87-year-old Benson's daughter, Renee Benson, and her two children will be cut out… » 1/22/15 4:12pm 1/22/15 4:12pm

MNF Praises Owner Who Tried To Abandon New Orleans

Monday Night Football spent part of tonight's broadcast practically blowing Saints owner Tom Benson, after it was announced earlier that he had donated $11 million to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ten million dollars will go towards renovating Canton's Fawcett Stadium (including renaming it "Tom Benson Hall of Fame… » 11/24/14 11:18pm 11/24/14 11:18pm

Saints Build Statue Of Man Who Tried To Move The Team

The Saints and Pelicans surprised owner Tom Benson with a 13.5-foot bronze statue outside of the Superdome, a venerable and iconic arena that nine years ago Benson tried to get declared unusable after Hurricane Katrina in an attempt to break his lease and relocate the Saints to San Antonio. » 9/03/14 3:06pm 9/03/14 3:06pm

There Is A Giant Photo Of Sean Payton Watching Over Saints Training Camp

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Coach sees you. Coach always sees you. » 7/31/12 5:10pm 7/31/12 5:10pm

The Freeh Group Will Investigate The Saints Next

Freeh Group International Solutions—the firm that just dumped 267 pages of dirt on Penn State—isn't done internally investigating embattled football programs. On June 8, nola.com reported Saints ownership had hired former FBI honcho Louis Freeh's consulting and investigations firm to look into two things: the bounty… » 7/12/12 7:12pm 7/12/12 7:12pm

Sean Payton Is The Prophet Elijah

New Orleans is getting used to life without Sean Payton, who has begun serving a one-year suspension for his role in the bounty scandal. There was always the possibility that the Saints would handle the situation quietly and without hyperbole or fanfare, not wanting to draw attention to the actions that have made them… » 5/16/12 1:35pm 5/16/12 1:35pm

New Orleans Gets The NBA All-Star Game, Again

Now that the Hornets finally have an owner who isn't every other NBA owner, it's time for the association to pay up. The 2014 All-Star Game will be held in New Orleans, which hasn't hosted it since all the way back in 2008. » 4/16/12 12:30pm 4/16/12 12:30pm

New Orleans Rebuilding Effort Costs 1,200 Saints Fans Their Season…

The Saints are tearing out three sections of Superdome seats—displacing many season ticket holders—so they can turn their old press box into luxury suites. You're welcome, New Orleans. [WWLTV/PFT] » 3/20/10 2:50pm 3/20/10 2:50pm

Tom Benson's Premature Joculation

We understand, Tom. We really do. We all thought that Hartley field goal was good. But now we're forced to revel in your improperly expended joy (animated gif goodness below). » 12/27/09 6:30pm 12/27/09 6:30pm

Saints: America's Guilty Conscience Team

Like most of you who decided that NFL Sunday Ticket isn't quite valuable enough to make up for the utter uselessness of DirectTV, we spent yesterday at a sports bar, looking past the impromptu games of beer pong to watch hundreds of television screens full of football. And we saw what we're sure you saw: Everyone's… » 9/12/05 9:39am 9/12/05 9:39am

The Monstrosity of Leaving The Big Easy

Currently, the New Orleans Saints — we have to keep reminding ourselves that New Orleans had a football team, and that they still exist right now — are denying CNN's reports that the Superdome will have to be torn down, but whether CNN is right or not, the team still needs someplace to play right now. The Saints'… » 9/08/05 9:30am 9/08/05 9:30am