He's really up on things
Writer Ken Belson was behind the scenes with Benson for nearly a week.They sent Belson to cover Benson. I'm not sure but I think that might have been part of the mental acuity test. You see, the names are similar. Just like the way the names Obama and Truman are not.
"He was very sharp. He was presiding over a couple of meetings that I was lucky enough to sit in on," The New York Times journalist told WWL's Angela Hill.
He noted that it was obvious that Benson is aging and can't recall every name and number.
But he added, "When he is in his element, which it so say in the business milieu... he is very comfortable."
Anyway Belson says Benson's alright even if he does seem a little weird.
Belson said it seems to him that Benson knows what he is doing in deciding who will run the Saints and Pelicans after he dies.Which raises the question is the Saints' current defensive roster among the things Benson is currently "on top of"? Because if it is, then I still want to wait and see what the doctors have to say about his mental competence.
"It is easy to... say, 'Oh jeez the old man has lost his mind.'... It was nice to see that he's still getting around, he still has a sense of humor, he's on top of things."
But owner Tom Benson, who spoke to Jen Hale during Tuesday’s Pelicans broadcast, appears to be in support of all the wheeling and dealing.
“We’re just trying to get better,” he said. “We want to win another Super Bowl.”