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Sean Payton to Interview Jimmy for Saints #HomeTeamTV

April 14th, 2020


Sean Payton, the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, will interview Jimmy Buffett on Wednesday:

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton interviewed musician, songwriter, author and longtime Saints fan Jimmy Buffett for a piece that will air Wednesday, April 15 at 12:00 p.m. CT on “#HomeTeamTV”, the club’s daily content series for fans during the governmental stay-at-home order.

The Payton-Buffett interview will be part of #HomeTeamTV’s weekly “Wildcard Wednesdays” segment, presented by Entergy. The episode will be available on NewOrleansSaints.com and the Saints app, as well as official Saints social channels.

Payton, the winningest coach in Saints history and Buffett, who has put out 27 top-charting studio albums, New York Times bestselling books, a Broadway play and has made numerous movie and television appearances, while standing the test of time in numerous sold-out world tours, have enjoyed a long friendship. While Buffett was a longtime Saints fan as a native of Pascagoula, Miss. and having grown up in Mobile, Al., he and Payton became familiar in the head coach’s first season in New Orleans, when he guided the Black and Gold to the NFC Championship. That bond has only solidified as the Saints’ fortunes have risen under Payton, with the Saints qualifying for the playoffs eight times, winning six division titles, appearing in three NFC Championships and winning Super Bowl XLIV. Buffett is often a guest on the Saints sidelines at contests at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and has performed the national anthem multiple times.

Payton and Buffett will touch on multiple topics during the interview. Among them, the two will talk about the beginning of their long friendship, the mutual respect and admiration for each other’s professions, the ties between football and music, the Saints’ prospects for the upcoming season, as well as catching up on Buffett’s latest entertainment projects.

You’ll be able to watch at neworleanssaints.com on Wednesday at 12:00pm CT.


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Buffett’s Margaritaville Empire Coming to a Ballpark Near You

October 20th, 2019


If you have a minor league or major league baseball team in your city, you may have noticed that they’ve had a Margaritaville night recently.

Bill Shea at The Athletic has an article on Buffett’s move into baseball: Sports fanatic Jimmy Buffett is bringing his $1.5 billion ‘Margaritaville’ empire to a ballpark near you

A catchy four-minute, 10-second song about a salty tequila cocktail and failed relationships topped out at No. 8 on 1977’s Billboard Hot 100 chart. But it has evolved over four subsequent decades into a lifestyle anthem for a brand that continues to grow, in part, because of its increasing presence in America’s ballparks and arenas.

The song, of course, is Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville.”

It’s also the name of Buffett’s $1.5 billion corporate business empire that includes music, apparel and merchandise, a satellite radio station, hotels, casinos, retirement communities, beer, liquor, food, New York Times best-selling books, a Broadway musical and now the “Coral Reefer” marijuana brand.

This year, 16 major-league and 25 minor-league baseball teams held official “Margaritaville” theme nights at their stadiums to goose revenue, the company said, and the promotion resulted in thousands of additional ticket sales. A couple of NHL…

Read the full article at The Athletic.


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A Pirate Looks at (A Hole in) One

October 5th, 2019


If you follow Jimmy Buffett on Instagram, you’ll see that he plays a lot of golf. While in Dublin recently for a show, he played a round at Portmarnock Golf Club. In Paris, he hit the St Cloud Country Club.

On Saturday, Buffett shared a photo after hitting a hole in one:


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Buffett Plays Jazz Fest

May 5th, 2019


Jimmy Buffett performed at the New Orleans Jazz Fest on Sunday and caused a stir by walking out onto the stage as a blind ref, paying homage to the New Orleans Saints postseason woes.

From TheAdvocate.com:

Jimmy Buffett, a Gulf Coast native who cut his teeth as a performer in the French Quarter, is a longtime friend of the festival and fan of the New Orleans Saints. He made that point, to comic effect, at the Acura Stage. He made his way onstage costumed as a blind referee complete with white cane, a reference to the blown call in the NFC championship game that cost the Saints a trip to the Super Bowl. He threw off the costume to reveal a Jimmy Buffett that, like Jazz Fest, is still spry.

View the set list from the show here.


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Buffett Sings National Anthem at Saints Game, Drops Mic

January 20th, 2019


Lifelong Saints fan Jimmy Buffett performed the national anthem on Sunday before the NFC Championship game between New Orleans and the Los Angeles Rams. After the anthem, Buffett dropped the mic and walked off.

Watch the full national anthem performance:


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