Bless You Boys: Saints game day with owner Gayle Benson

  • Published on Jan 11, 2019
  • WWL-TV's Eric Paulsen talks with Gayle Benson as she finishes her first season as Saints owner since her husband’s death. With an eye on the playoffs, highlights include a one-on-one interview and exclusive video with her on game day.

Comments • 125

  • Patricia Hock
    Patricia Hock 27 days ago

    We all Miss Tom Benson - March 15th,2018

  • Bobby Paluga
    Bobby Paluga 3 months ago

    That's quite a lady.

  • Montana Roots
    Montana Roots 4 months ago

    She is 72 Years Old...Wow...Still very tappable. If most women kept themselves up like that in their 70’s Viagra wouldn’t need to be a thing for their husbands.

  • Sylvester
    Sylvester 4 months ago +1

    She is HOT!

  • Loyal Ram
    Loyal Ram 4 months ago +1

    Whiners don’t just live in San Fran

  • Oscar Banuelos
    Oscar Banuelos 4 months ago

    Wow! What a lovely person.

  • Paul Grimm
    Paul Grimm 4 months ago

    Her team really got screwed !

  • Dimi Domo
    Dimi Domo 4 months ago

    Ms. Benson seems to be a reverent, down to earth, very successful heiress.

  • Rachel Cole
    Rachel Cole 4 months ago

    We missed you Tom let do it for Tom saint's

  • Salvadore Liberto
    Salvadore Liberto 4 months ago

    I was once at a function in which Mr. Benson was honored and I thanked him for his gift to our institution. "Thank you, Mr. Benson," I said. Gayle was on his arm and she glared at me. "And thank you, too, Mrs. Benson."

  • big slim
    big slim 4 months ago

    Mrs Benson conducts herself like a high class lady should

  • Romer318
    Romer318 4 months ago +1

    If Mrs. Benson starts the Who Dat chant during the NFC Championship game... the roof is gonna blow off.

  • Demetrice Jasmin
    Demetrice Jasmin 5 months ago

    Great interview

  • Delilah Puddingstash
    Delilah Puddingstash 5 months ago +1

    She is so sweet she gives the Brees kids money even though they are filthy rich...

  • Delilah Puddingstash
    Delilah Puddingstash 5 months ago

    She is such a beautiful lady inside and out... I've been in the owners suite many times... not during the game but during work... I was the alcohol beverage manager back in 2009-2011... what a magical season 2009 was!!!

  • Leo Doyle
    Leo Doyle 5 months ago

    Would it have killed them to do this at a game that mattered and where the Dome was actually loud? Great piece!

  • Austin Kramer VI
    Austin Kramer VI 5 months ago

    This touched my heart. I love this. I love you New Orleans!! From a Colorado boy.

  • Chuck Tisa
    Chuck Tisa 5 months ago +1

    Not only a beautiful woman but so honest and caring


    Thank god he left everything to her and not his daughter and grandkids they would move the team to texas

  • cjhwngtkt 63
    cjhwngtkt 63 5 months ago +1

    I think he made the right choice leaving the team to her and not the kids. I always wondered the real story behind that decision. This video answered my question.

  • Melissa Nichols
    Melissa Nichols 5 months ago

    Oh I love Gayle Benson! She is exactly like my Moma.. They even dress alike.. I love her

  • Sheila Michelle Torres Montez

    Much Respect to Mrs. Benson.

  • Ben Abadie
    Ben Abadie 5 months ago

    Have been saying all season we need to win the Super Bowl for Tom Benson. Now I want the Saints to win it for Gayle.

  • LD Matte
    LD Matte 5 months ago +1

    She is beautiful inside and out, don't know her, but I can just tell from her presence on this video

    E YOOSI 5 months ago +1

    RIP and who dat

  • Ronald Gustave
    Ronald Gustave 5 months ago +1

    She a beutiful lady inside out

  • spiralout72
    spiralout72 5 months ago

    Wonderful lady! All the best Mrs. Benson

  • Christie Polk Brown
    Christie Polk Brown 5 months ago

    She is so beautiful!!!! Such a CLASSY LADY!!!!

  • hjhjbbbb
    hjhjbbbb 5 months ago

    i love how she wiped out them bills

  • Jason H
    Jason H 5 months ago

    ms:Gayle is great women may God bless great person with good heart instead of evil heart great people deserve best wish her best.

  • It is what it is....
    It is what it is.... 5 months ago

    She’s so wonderful

  • Da BEAST
    Da BEAST 5 months ago

    i like the relationship she has with the palyers

  • Philip Tucker
    Philip Tucker 5 months ago

    Does anybody know if she's lookin for a boy toy or a side piece. Needa put my application in

  • Jeffrey Weston
    Jeffrey Weston 5 months ago +7

    Handing rich kids that was funny as hell lol

  • THE PRINCE 504
    THE PRINCE 504 5 months ago +1

    Who dat

  • KALI A x2
    KALI A x2 5 months ago +2

    I hope she gets to hold that trophy! #One4Tom!

  • novelmaker25
    novelmaker25 5 months ago

    You’re an awesome lady Mrs. Benson,. Can you please return my phone call?

  • Maxine Woods
    Maxine Woods 5 months ago

    So sad that he left all his businesses to his wife but not his kids! It's something mysterious about this!

    • Troy McDaniel
      Troy McDaniel 5 months ago +1

      Considering that only a few years before his death they tried to have him ruled mentally incompetent and take everything, which ended up with them netting some $500m, I can perfectly understand him not leaving them anything else.

  • Heath Hinton
    Heath Hinton 5 months ago +3

    The unofficial "First Grandmother" of NFL owners and Saints fans. What a kind, sweet, loving woman who puts God and other people first. We all could learn a lot from Ms Benson!!

  • Juanita Brown
    Juanita Brown 5 months ago +2

    U Remind me of my Aunt Alma Pittman, just Beautiful 💋

  • Saint Blaise
    Saint Blaise 5 months ago +5

    This was such a classy piece of work by our local WWLTV 4 crew. Gayle Benson is the epitome of a New Orleanian and will go down in history as being the most unselfish Billionaire Owner for decades to come. Glad to have her as our owner. Who Dat !

  • inutero10
    inutero10 5 months ago +1

    Who dat nation we owe this women the world.
    Go saints.

  • Oscar Gonzalez
    Oscar Gonzalez 5 months ago +1

    Bless the Benson’s! Who Dat!!

  • Queen Bee The Diva
    Queen Bee The Diva 5 months ago

    She is fuckin fabulous

  • Shalanda White
    Shalanda White 5 months ago +1


  • Vdalem43
    Vdalem43 5 months ago +1

    Thanks Ms. Gayle for not giving up in us.

  • Harambe Was Framed
    Harambe Was Framed 5 months ago +1

    Cincinnati will be glad to trade Mike Brown(Bengals Owner) for Gayle Benson.

  • bob smith
    bob smith 5 months ago

    Seems like a nice lady, although I'm not sure why she was giving money to the children of a multi-millionaire.

    • bob smith
      bob smith 5 months ago

      @Troy McDaniel Yeah, I get it, but the image of a multi-millionaire handing large amounts of money to the children of another multi-millionaire is just a bit odd.

    • Troy McDaniel
      Troy McDaniel 5 months ago

      She's their god mother. I guess she could give them toys or books or such, but she would have had to have someone else carry them.

  • Bill Bright
    Bill Bright 5 months ago +1

    Coolest owner in pro football 🏈. Dear lady you are very loved. “ you are my sunshine “
    The lady is not easily impressed, a sure sign of regal potential.

  • Ben Rossi
    Ben Rossi 5 months ago

    What good is gold and silver too if your hearts not good and true

  • Harrell Favis
    Harrell Favis 5 months ago +1

    I would need about 12 hours of sleep the day before to get through a day like that. WHO DAT NATION!!!

  • Jerome Purpera
    Jerome Purpera 5 months ago +1

    Drew Orleans LaBreesiana!!!! WHO DAT!!!! LET'S GEAUX SAINTS!!!!

  • Jerry Pore Jr.
    Jerry Pore Jr. 5 months ago +3

    Thank you Ms. Gayle Benson! Let's go beat the Eagles! And the Rams! And whoever and win the lombardi trophy! WHODAT! We got this! This is for Tom!

  • Aliseya Aaron
    Aliseya Aaron 5 months ago +1

    hey Miss Benson

  • Robert Raymond
    Robert Raymond 5 months ago +1

    Win one for Boogie Benson⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️

  • Derick Lewis
    Derick Lewis 5 months ago +1

    Best God mother ever!! What a blessed saints fan I am 😭😭😭. I love u Gail 🙌🏾🙌🏾✊🏾👌🏾

    CLIMAX TV 5 months ago +3

    Ssints vs eagle..... This one is for u r.i.p!!!

  • Casey Prendergast
    Casey Prendergast 5 months ago +1

    Ms. Gayle is such a fantastic owner! I can’t believe how well the transition is going

    CARLOS GUTIERREZ 5 months ago +1

    This just makes me even prouder to be a member of the who dat nation!

  • Victor Joe Flores JR
    Victor Joe Flores JR 5 months ago +2

    The first Super Bowl was for the city but this ones for you Tom❤🏆

  • Mark Ward
    Mark Ward 5 months ago +4

    She is a wonderful woman. I have been a Saint's fan since childhood, since the day they were created. Tom was the best owner they ever had and now Gayle is continuing his legacy. I remember being fortunate enough to shake Tom's hand during the Superbowl year, at the Patriots game. It was my first Saint's game ever and it was totally amazing. Nothing compares to the thrill of walking up Poydras street to the Superdome. Both Tom & Gayle were/are such gracious and real people. GEAUX SAINTS!!! Lets put that Lombardi trophy in her hand for Tom, for her and the future of our beloved team!

  • SAT Scott
    SAT Scott 5 months ago +2

    Who gave this 2 thumbs down. Beautiful lady with the sweetest soul ever...SMH!

  • Alex Barnes
    Alex Barnes 5 months ago +2

    That was a beautiful piece....i truly enjoyed this and getting an inside look into Gayle' s life....WhoDat!

  • demond white
    demond white 5 months ago

    It seem like Eric had a thing for her

  • Comfortable Views
    Comfortable Views 5 months ago +4

    I love her. WHODAT⚜️

  • jerry robinson
    jerry robinson 5 months ago +3

    She miss Mr. Benson very much.,the sadness in her eyes tell it all. But she is a strong woman in faith above all things.

  • Steven O'Hagan
    Steven O'Hagan 5 months ago +4

    That was beautiful😢

  • Steven O'Hagan
    Steven O'Hagan 5 months ago +3

    WHO DAT!

  • Shi rack
    Shi rack 5 months ago +5

    Tom really found someone genuine that he could trust and he poured him self into God is amazing.

  • swebbmann
    swebbmann 5 months ago +4


  • Harold Nijajro
    Harold Nijajro 5 months ago +4


  • Phillip Bergeron
    Phillip Bergeron 5 months ago +9

    Thats why Drew Brees deserve an MVP.. they can't win without him.

  • Talkin Bout Nawlins
    Talkin Bout Nawlins 5 months ago +7

    We Love You, Mrs Benson! This ones for Mr.B! GBNF

  • miguel goudeau
    miguel goudeau 5 months ago +3

    Love you momma Gayle. Let's stay positive and take it one game at a time, bring that trophy home for Mr Benson and Ms Benson. WHODATNATION

    JONATHAN BAILEY 5 months ago +5


  • john vu
    john vu 5 months ago +4

    Leblanc who ? Ha ha
    She would have destroyed our team.

  • Reginald Smith
    Reginald Smith 5 months ago +3


  • Charles Winston
    Charles Winston 5 months ago +18

    I love my Saints owner #WHODAT

  • TriPolarTroy
    TriPolarTroy 5 months ago +57

    Wow she seems like a wonderful person

    • JDM
      JDM 4 months ago

      TriPolarTroy she is very wonderful and does a lot for nola

  • 2pro4u2c
    2pro4u2c 5 months ago +3

    Fix the audio, god damn this is unprofessional.

    • Connor Bergeron
      Connor Bergeron 5 months ago

      Haha I'm deaf in the ear that all the talking was going into 😒

  • joshua lindsey
    joshua lindsey 5 months ago +32

    Gayle Benson is fricken beautiful not gonna lie!

    • Philip Tucker
      Philip Tucker 5 months ago

      She can get it

    • Titanbrotha00
      Titanbrotha00 5 months ago +3

      Yes she is! She may be 30yrs my senior, but she's a "DISH!!!"

  • jeffpearljam1976
    jeffpearljam1976 5 months ago +6

    I love Mrs. Gayle yat voice

  • Naturalchrissy
    Naturalchrissy 5 months ago +16

    glad they made this video.. gives us Saints fan some insight on her personality.. seems very loving, caring, friendly, graceful, god fearing and has a quiet vibe... i love it..

  • Bridget White
    Bridget White 5 months ago +16

    We're gonna Benson Boogie all the way to the SUPERBOWL. The Saints Nation LOVE you Mrs. Gayle Benson. BLESS OUR BOYS!! It's a WHO DAT NATION WEEKEND here in NOLA and the entire State of Louisiana.

    • bass reemer
      bass reemer 4 months ago

      You Saint fans forgot all about those Rams...and well...WE WON!! Oh sure you cry about that one play which I'll counter and state: what about the Steelers who were robbed when they were killing the Saints? They got called for bogus penalties and the Saints limped off the field and was "rewarded" home field advantage for the playoffs...

    • Steven O'Hagan
      Steven O'Hagan 5 months ago +1

      And in other places😉

  • islandehawaii
    islandehawaii 5 months ago +9

    Nicely done Eric!.... Luv that video... Thanks Gayle for sharing with all of us. Whodat!!

  • Arthur Canet
    Arthur Canet 5 months ago +18

    Win or lose I love my Saints and its history. God bless Gayle and all of the WHO DAT Nation.

  • Roo817
    Roo817 5 months ago +8

    “See this dock? It fits in this hole” - Tom benson lmaooooo

  • lsusaints36 horton
    lsusaints36 horton 5 months ago +70

    The greatest day will be handing her the Lombardi

    • Pasta Chocolate
      Pasta Chocolate 4 months ago

      saints won super bowl in 2010.she already has an trophy - one-

    • Pasta Chocolate
      Pasta Chocolate 4 months ago

      she already has one

    • Thomas Stafford
      Thomas Stafford 4 months ago +1

      lsusaints36 horton not this year .

    • Dylan Cortese
      Dylan Cortese 5 months ago +3

      This comment hit me real deep after watching this video

    • SAT Scott
      SAT Scott 5 months ago +7

      Lets get Gayle that Lombardi...Who Dat!!

  • Pinnacle Mens Health
    Pinnacle Mens Health 5 months ago +18

    Lets Get to the Big Dance for TOM!! RIH Mr. Benson

  • Chantelle Mosley
    Chantelle Mosley 5 months ago +43

    A true Southern Belle!! We love you Miss Gayle.

  • Richie Hollis
    Richie Hollis 5 months ago +6


  • Beverly Jones
    Beverly Jones 5 months ago +16


  • Ice Cold
    Ice Cold 5 months ago +27

    Tom benson, My favorite NFL owner of all time. Gayle Benson one of the nicest classicist Women of all time. I think the Benson's are Wonderful people and role models. Thank You for all that you are. GO SAINTS!!! I HOPE Y'ALL WIN THE SUPERBOWL THIS YEAR. WIN IT FOR TOM AND THE BEST OF LUCK AND WISHES!!!

    • White Rose
      White Rose 5 months ago +1

      @😈FKD BRODY 🥶♏️💯😇 Tom Benson is from New Orleans and bought the saints when they went up for sale in 85'. But when the franchise kept losing year after year and ticket sales were down on top of a major natural disaster that crippled the city's infrastructure he did what all successful businessmen do and that's to find a way to keep the business profitable and since he had other businesses in San Antonio he thought about relocating the team there but never intended to sell it.

    • Ice Cold
      Ice Cold 5 months ago

      That's Dat Gut feeling. Look what's happened since. RINW TOM!!! THE UMBRELLA MAN.

    • Ice Cold
      Ice Cold 5 months ago

      @😈FKD BRODY 🥶♏️💯😇 But he didn't!!! Who Dat...

    • 😈FKD BRODY 🥶♏️💯😇
      😈FKD BRODY 🥶♏️💯😇 5 months ago

      Ice Cold how when he tried to sell the team back in hurricane katrina 🤔

  • Justin Chisolm
    Justin Chisolm 5 months ago +32

    Tom will be there!!!

    • bass reemer
      bass reemer 4 months ago

      Well as long as she remembers money doesn't mean anything after this life. Always keep God first and she will be ok....

  • Antonio Brooks
    Antonio Brooks 5 months ago +29

    Hope they win it for Mr Benson

  • NolaBoyTeRoy Lee
    NolaBoyTeRoy Lee 5 months ago +54

    Gayle Benson Is A Beautiful Person (Tom Benson) Is Blessed To Marry Her A Genuine Person 😇☂️🎭💯

    • big slim
      big slim 4 months ago

      She probably is a wonderful lady. But it seems to me, she's the blessed one to have married such man.

    • Philip Tucker
      Philip Tucker 5 months ago +2

      NolaBoyTeRoy Lee True but Sadly Tom passed away this past year

  • Troy Simmons
    Troy Simmons 5 months ago +16

    God bless you mama gale

  • Zoe Wilson
    Zoe Wilson 5 months ago +21

    She is sooooo sweet 😢

  • Clayton Prestonia
    Clayton Prestonia 5 months ago +40

    Let's do it for her new Orleans saint football team man up

  • Kerry Williams
    Kerry Williams 5 months ago +17

    Your a beauty young lady. Bless you. See I can say this to you because were about the same age. Good luck to you and your team.