It’s 1986, You Are Tom Benson, the Saints’ New Owner, and in the Driver’s Seat

February 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's 1986. You are the new owner of the New Orleans Saints and you could drive the most expensive luxury car but you drive a Chevy Caprice instead.
You made your business fortune in Texas- where every thing is big—especially the corpone and bullshit—but that was never your way.
You said the only reason you bought an NFL team is because it was your hometown New Orleans Saints. You said, had it been the Dallas Cowboys, you would have had no interest. You looked at the Cowboys as the NFL's version of the Titanic and you had no interest in shuffling around deckchairs on the NFL's version of the titanic.
All these years later, the Cowboys are still the NFL's version of the Titanic.
Poor bastards. Well maybe Jerry and Wade will figure it all out before the end of the decade.
Back in those days, you could have afforded the world's finest tailored suits but you bought your suits off the shelves—no GQ fashion plate were you. You were more blue col...

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