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New Orleans Saints/Pelicans Owner Tom Benson Honored With Statue

  • by Yoey
  • 5 Years ago
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Tom Benson was overcome with emotion after a sculpture of the New Orleans Saints owner was unveiled this past Tuesday outside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

“Boy, that’s real nice,” Benson said as he choked back tears. “I never did think this would happen. I’m so pleased. Thank you all very much.”

Benson later told reporters, “To have something like this done for you is just unbelievable. You just go through life and you don’t think anything like this would ever happen. So it actually caught me right in my heart.”

Benson, 87, also joked of the nearly 10-foot-tall bronze statue, “I had no idea I was that good looking.”

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, Saints coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and quarterback Drew Brees were among those in attendance for the unveiling of the sculpture, which depicts Benson holding up the Vince Lombardi Trophy following Super Bowl XLIV.

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“Live good Drink good Eat good” Graduate of Dillard University majoring in Public Relations/Brand Imaging. A New Orleans Native but born in Memphis,TN. Was raised as a Air Force brat having lived before in Germany and visited frequently to countries like England and France. While living in Europe a love for fashion and all things extravagant became a lifestyle easy to embrace. Returning to New Orleans fashion still played a major role in life for him. Now partnering with long time friend Nick to create the chic cultural blog site Myhellofalife.com Yoey is focused more than ever on making his dreams a reality, while doing what he enjoys the most; enjoying a hell of a life.

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