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The story behind the $11 million gift to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

The largest donation ever made to the Pro Football Hall of Fame took just 10 days from initial pitch to a check being written, a remarkable testament to the passion that New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has for the sport. The $11Show More Summary

MNF Praises Owner Who Tried To Abandon New Orleans

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

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...Show More Summary

Cardinals in wait-and-see mode with Larry Fitzgerald's knee, Tashaun Gipson suffers MCL sprain, and other NFL news

Meanwhile, Tom Benson gets a stadium named after him. Though the Arizona Cardinals retain the top record in the NFC, the division rival Seattle Seahawks cut a game off their lead via a 19-3 win on Sunday. The Cardinals defense played well, beating up quarterback Russell Wilson and allowing few big plays. Show More Summary

Saints owner Tom Benson donates $11 million to Pro Football HOF

Saints owner Tom Benson has given a rather large sum of money to his sport's Hall of Fame.

Tom Benson makes record donation to Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has embarked on an ambitious plan to construct a Hall of Fame Village.  Saints owner Tom Benson has given the project an enormous chunk of seed money. As reported last night by Peter King of TheMMQB.com on NBC’s Football Night in America, Benson has made an historic donation to…

Owner Benson has second knee surgery

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson had a second knee surgery performed on Thursday, described as a clean-up procedure following surgery he had in May to repair a torn medial meniscus. Benson is “doing great,” according to Saints spokesman Greg Bensel. Show More Summary

Saints Build Statue Of Man Who Tried To Move The Team

4 months agoSports : Deadspin

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. Read more...

Report: Raiders awarded Benson Mayowa on waivers from Seattle

The Raiders have added a youthful edge-rushing prospect. The club has claimed ex-Seahawks defensive end Benson Mayowa on waivers, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported Sunday. A second-year player from Idaho, the 23-year-old Mayowa played two regular season games for Seattle in 2013. He notched eight tackles and a half-sack in the 2014 exhibition slate…

Saints owner Tom Benson is out of the hospital and OK

Saints owner Tom Benson was taken off the field in an ambulance at the team’s training camp practice in West Virginia today, but he’s already out of the hospital and feeling fine. Saints V.P of Communications Greg Bensel released a statement saying Benson is OK. “This morning, Mr. Benson left practice after not feeling well…

Saints owner Tom Benson given medical attention again at camp

For the second time in two weeks, Saints owner Tom Benson needed medical attention while at practice.

Saints owner Tom Benson taken to West Virginia hospital

The Saints players love practicing in the cool mountains of West Virginia, but their boss is having some problems with it. According to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints owner Tom Benson had to be taken off the field in an ambulance this morning. The 87-year-old Benson was taken to a local hospital…

Akamai Technologies' (AKAM) CEO Thomson Leighton on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) Q2 2014 Earnings Call July 30, 2014 4:30 pm ET Executives Tom Barth - Head of Investor Relations F. Thomson Leighton - Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director James Benson - Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Executive Vice President Analysts James Wesman Sterling P. Show More Summary

Ocean News: Japan Confirms Plans for 2015 Whale Hunt, Judge Says Seismic Research off New Jersey Can Continue, and More

A minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), one of the species caught during Japan’s whale hunt. (Photo: Tom Benson / Flickr Creative Commons) - Despite a ruling by the UN’s International Court of Justice to halt whaling practices, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed this week that its annual whale hunt will continue in 2015. Show More Summary

Saints owner Tom Benson back home after fall

A day after being evaluated for a concussion, Saints owner Tom Benson is back in the game. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, Benson returned home from Atlanta, after being taken to a hospital to be checked out and monitored overnight. Benson, who had knee surgery earlier this month, fell during the owners meetings, and doctors…

‘Healthy’ Tom Benson returns home

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson returned home from Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon after staying overnight to be evaluated for a possible concussion. Team spokesman Greg Bensel said doctors didn’t want Benson to fly on Tuesday night,...Show More Summary

Tom Benson gets concussion test after falling at owners' meetings, seems to be fine

The 86-year-old owner lost his balance stepping off the podium. New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson tripped coming off the podium following New Orleans' pitch to host the 2018 Super Bowl. Benson had to transported to the hospital after...Show More Summary

Benson is cleared to fly home after fall at ownership meeting

Saints owner Tom Benson recently had knee surgery. It has left him a little wobbly, and as a result he tripped and fell on Tuesday in Atlanta. Benson issued a statement explaining that he’s been checked out by doctors, who have cleared him to fly home. “First, I would like to congratulate Minnesota on securing…

Tom Benson “doing fine” after taking spill at NFL meetings

Tuesday was not the best day for Saints owner Tom Benson. New Orleans’ bid for Super Bowl LII fell short as the owners opted to put the game in the Vikings’ new stadium and he wound up taking a trip to the hospital. Benson, who was using a walker after recent knee surgery, fell while…

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