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Friday, March 16, 2018

Say what, San Antonio Express-News?

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 5:11 PM

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Gambit arts editor Will Coviello caught the headline on the Tom Benson obituary today in the San Antonio Express-News. And there's more:

Tom Benson Jr., the Texas automobile, banking and media magnate who owned the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans franchises, died Thursday. He was 90.

“Tom was a friend and an ally, and I admired him greatly. He was a proud Texan, who also embraced his leadership role in the state of Louisiana,” said Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys. 

San Antonio: We know you wanted the New Orleans Saints, and that the Benson family gave millions to charities in Texas, and that they have homes in Texas, but just: no.

Born here, lived here, stayed here, gave millions to local charities, owned both of the city's major sports franchises — Benson was a New Orleanian.

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