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New Orleanian car purchasers: given Tom Benson’s recalcitrant, hardball tactics with the Governor and the state over keeping the Saints in New Orleans, would you be less likely to buy a car from a Benson owned dealership? Or, perhaps, would you go out of your way not to support Benson’s businesses, as he won’t slightly renegotiate the “sweetest deal in NFL history” and prefers to instead play the fear game with Saints fans and the state of Louisiana?

What I’m getting at is: should we be talking about a boycott?

23 Comments so far

  1. YatPundit (unregistered) on May 14th, 2005 @ 7:56 am

    Benson is already setting up a boycott defense. He’s already sold several of his dealerships and is moving to change the names of the rest to take his name off the signs.


  2. jfbiii (unregistered) on May 14th, 2005 @ 12:31 pm

    Already been avoiding his businesses for years. Mostly because of his propensity to try to screw up everyone else’s efforts to bring sports team “x” to New Orleans because he thinks that he’s the only guy that should be allowed to buy a hockey team, a baseball team, a basketball team, and an arena football team.


  3. Clay (unregistered) on May 16th, 2005 @ 3:41 pm

    Tom Benson is a rich old man who has more money than God. Boycott will do no good.

    He isnt about to bend for Blanco cause after all, he is a car salesman at heart, and they’re all the same…sharks! most of them are liars too! so dont believe the hype. The Saints will be in New Orleans long after Benson does his last boogie.

    But, that is definitely wishful thinking. And that’s what being a Saints fan is all about!

    IMO of course.


  4. Clay (unregistered) on May 17th, 2005 @ 2:42 pm

    What I’m getting at is: should we be talking about a boycott?

    we should be talking about SOMETHING! where have all the “hyper-locals” gone? quiet place lately.


  5. Robert (unregistered) on May 17th, 2005 @ 10:15 pm

    No. I could give two shits about whether he moves the Saints or not. I’d prefer he didn’t, but it’s not like I could really blame him for doing so if it’s in his interest.

    In fact, I’d consider buying another car from Benson despite the fact that I’m currently suing him for a lemon I bought from one of his VW dealerships. A Jetta, to be precise.

    Despite that, if a Benson dealership had the car I wanted, and the price, I’d do business with him. He may feel differently after the lawsuit is concluded, but that’s another story.

    As to where all the locals are, maybe they’re reading blogs that post substantive updates more frequently than you guys have been lately?

    ohsnap! ;)


  6. Tyler (unregistered) on May 18th, 2005 @ 4:25 pm

    How bout some real news:

    N.O. wants to stop Laveau gravesite desecrations

    Richard A. Webster

    Staff Writer for New Orleans CityBusiness Journal

    NEW ORLEANS


  7. Clay (unregistered) on May 19th, 2005 @ 9:37 am

    that IS breaking news! have you ever been to the cemetary? there is some debate as to which tomb is hers, consequently, there are several tombs with x’s on them. do you think Marie was egotistical? i wonder if you get cursed for marking the wrond tomb.


  8. jfbiii (unregistered) on May 19th, 2005 @ 10:11 am

    Been there, but not since I was 8. Personally, I think that if they’re not going to make people criminally liable for mutilating the penises of babies or for shifting predatory priests from parish to parish, I don’t think they should be singling out would-be voodoo practitioners for punishment.

    This magic, that magic, it all hurts someone.


  9. jfbiii (unregistered) on May 19th, 2005 @ 10:20 am

    Airport

    Saints

    Landrieus vs. “catholics”

    NSA leaving

    NSA redevelopment

    Idiot drivers (which is to say, all of them except me)

    Great new (or old hangouts)

    Live music coming to town


  10. Tyler (unregistered) on May 19th, 2005 @ 12:01 pm

    I will admit to triple-x’ing a comment to the dead. I forgot what I said, and I don’t recall her leaving an answer.

    So it is either talking about this, or flipping through the Times-Pic looking for pix of the baseball hotties of Tulane. It’s Tulate for me to pick up on them, but one can moon, eh?

    http://www.nola.com/


  11. Tyler (unregistered) on May 20th, 2005 @ 12:35 pm

    So what’s happening with y’all down there. I’m getting kinda worried:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/20/national/20louisiana.html


  12. jfbiii (unregistered) on May 21st, 2005 @ 12:33 pm

    Maybe Hughes will find it in his heart to forgive those kids for leading that poor pastor astray.


  13. OzFest (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2005 @ 12:08 pm

    The truth is, blacks have launched a genocide against the whites in New Orleans.
    The media has been asked to cover this fact up so as not to stir tensions amongst the whites.
    This is true. It will eventually all come out in the open. Wait and see.


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