No one has undergone a bigger reinvention with the Saints’ success this season than Tom Benson, once universally regarded as one of the worst owners in sports.
Now he’s the lovable old crazy uncle everyone is happy for. On the day after the team’s victory parade and Drew Brees’ appearance at Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar, Benson thanked all the workers from the police to government officials to EMS workers that helped put the parade together.
“Just like winning the Super Bowl, this parade was a monumental event in our franchise’s history,” said Mr. Benson. “Celebrating with our fans and feeling the outpouring of their support and excitement made the victory even more special. I’m a native New Orleanian, and I know what parades mean to this community.
“New Orleans celebrates better than anywhere in the world, and the entire Saints organization is extremely grateful to everyone who helped make last night’s victory parade so memorable.”