posted November 16th, 2008 at 12:20 am
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Jimmy and his son Cameron attended the Florida Gators football game on Saturday in Gainesville, Florida. Coach Urban Meyer was ecstatic, not only because of the 50 point beatdown the Gators put on South Carolina, but because Jimmy joined Meyer on the sideline and in the locker room.
“Jimmy Buffett was in our locker room, he was,” Meyer said, almost giddy.
“In all seriousness, that’s a big deal,” said Meyer, whose favorite Buffett song is “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.”
Meyer met Buffett at Super Bowl XLI in Miami. It was raining and Meyer offered the singer a dark Gator jacket, which Buffett also wore to Saturday’s game.
“It’s great to be back in Gainesville seeing the Gators playing this well,” said Buffett, who had his son, Cameron, with him. “It’s been a long time. I like what Coach Meyer is doing here. This has just been a lot of fun tonight.”
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“In all seriousness, that’s way up there,” a smiling Meyer said. “And I don’t get awed by many people. That’s a hell of a deal, man. You guys don’t believe me.”
“We’ve been inviting him for three years,” said Shelley Meyer, Urban’s wife. “Urban’s only birthday wish every year is to see a Jimmy Buffett concert, so we go see him in concert. It was great to have him here.”
Funny thing is, the Gator players were oblivious.
“I didn’t really know who he was, but coach loves him so he must be a pretty good singer,” WR/RB Percy Harvin said.
“I didn’t know him,” LB Brandon Spikes said. “He sings margarita something, right?”
They may not know who he is, but they liked something he said.
“He said it’s a pleasure meeting me, he loves watching me and hopefully, we’ll see him in Miami,” QB Tim Tebow said.
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