Louisiana is the center of the football universe this weekend
Posted on 11/2/2018 2:38:00 AM.

ESPN has named southeast Louisiana the center of the football universe this weekend with the two best games of the week being played in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

#3 LSU takes on #1 Alabama in Tiger Stadium, and president of Visit Baton Rouge Paul Arrigo says the hotels are packed.

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Petition: Rename Lee Circle, Brees Circle
Posted on 10/9/2018 5:45:00 PM.

A petition is circulating that calls for Lee Circle in New Orleans to be renamed Brees Circle in honor of the Black and Gold’s most beloved athlete. A statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee once stood high above the circle where uptown meets downtown. Petition creator Blake Ivey says the idea came to him last April.
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Brees targets all time passing record
Posted on 10/8/2018 2:27:00 AM.

Drew Brees heads into tonight’s game against Washington just 201 yards shy of the all-time passing yards record. Brees’ first NFL experience was a 2001 preseason game in Miami, where he says he stared starry eyed up into the rafters at the passing records held by Dan Marino, who then held the all-time passing yards record. He says he never could imagined one day that might be him.
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Saints beat the Falcons in OT as Drew Brees breaks an NFL record
Posted on 9/23/2018 9:05:00 PM.
The Saints are 2-1 after a thrilling 43-37 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The game had seven lead changes and New Orleans forced overtime with a touchdown with 1:15 left in regulation. Saints Coach Sean Payton says it was a hard fought victory.
 
"Momentum went back and forth quite a bit, credit our players, there players as well, guys were tired by the end of the game, fighting, fortunately we were able to get the coin toss (to start overtime) and put together a good drive, said Payton.
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Archbishop Aymond calls Tom Benson a Saint on Earth
Posted on 3/23/2018 2:35:00 PM.
Funeral services for Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson, who died last week at the age of 90, occurred Friday at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. Archbishop Gregory Aymond officiated the Mass and said Benson grew up poor, but worked hard to become a successful businessman.
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Lauscha: Gayle Benson committed to keeping Saints and Pelicans in NOLA
Posted on 3/21/2018 7:44:00 PM.
A team official says the Saints and Pelicans are committed to Louisiana and the city of New Orleans. With Tom Benson’s death, there are questions surrounding the fate of both teams in one of the smallest sports markets in the country. Saints and Pels President Dennis Lauscha says he and Benson’s widow, Gayle, are committed to New Orleans. 
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Benson visitation begins today
Posted on 3/21/2018 11:13:00 AM.

Public visitation for departed Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is underway at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. Mourners can pay their last respects until 7pm today and 8am to 1pm tomorrow, with a private funeral ceremony on Friday at noon.

 Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory Aymond says it’s a last opportunity for fans to pay their respects to a man who meant a lot to the city.
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Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson passes away
Posted on 3/15/2018 5:58:00 PM.

Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has passed away at the age of 90. Benson bought the Saints in 1985 after building a car dealership and real estate empire that started in San Antonio, and expanded to his hometown of New Orleans.
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Drew Brees signs two year deal to stay with the Black and Gold
Posted on 3/14/2018 12:09:00 PM.

Drew Brees is back in Black and Gold after agreeing to a two year, 50 million dollar contract one day before the start of free agency. The New Orleans legend will reunite with a team that was one play away from the NFC championship and loaded with young talent. Brees says he always planned on returning, but last season’s success made the decision that much easier.
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Saints icon Jim Henderson announces retirement from broadcasting
Posted on 2/1/2018 5:20:00 PM.

The iconic Voice of the Saints Jim Henderson is retiring after a storied career calling the most triumphant and heartbreaking moments in Black and Gold history. The announcement came as a shock to many, as the Saints are a team on the rise, full of young talent, but Henderson says that’s exactly why he chose this moment to leave.

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