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Buffett to Attend NFC Championship Game

January 20th, 2010

According to Poker News Daily, Jimmy Buffett will be in attendance at Sunday’s NFC Championship game in New Orleans when the Saints host Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings:

Among those in attendance will be 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event runner-up Darvin Moon.

Moon will be seated in a luxury box in the Louisiana Superdome, home of the Saints, alongside several top-tier names. Headlining the list is singer Jimmy Buffet. Kenny Chesney will also be seated in the same suite as Moon, according to Saints officials.

Jimmy has a close relationship with the Saints and their coach Sean Payton. In 2006 Jimmy sang the national anthem at one of their games. He is partners with Payton and several others in Last Mango Stables, a horse-racing owners group (Saints quarterback Drew Brees is also a partner). Buffett is also an honorary chair of Payton’s Play It Forward Foundation. And when Payton coached the NFC in the 2007 Pro Bowl, he ran a play designed by Jimmy that resulted in an interception.

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