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Buffett Performs at Dolphins Press Conference

posted May 8th, 2009 at 10:15 am

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by Josh Martin

This morning the Miami Dolphins made it official with a press conference and performance by Jimmy Buffett that culminated with the unveiling of the new logo for Landshark Stadium.

Buffett performed Margaritaville, Volcano, and then a special Dolphins version of Fins. Tickets to the event were given to local parrothead clubs and select Dolphins fans.

You can watch the entire event at MiamiDolphins.com

Update – Here are the lyrics to “Fins For The Fish”, a modified version of “Fins” that Jimmy sang at the press conference on Friday:

We drive down on Interstate 95
And up on U.S. 1
It’s game day in Miami town
Where the Dolphins are Number 1 (numero uno)
We play down by the ocean
In the warm South Florida sun
The tailgate’s down so gather round
For some pre-game LandShark fun.

Chorus
Can’t you feel us circlin’ Dolphfans
Can’t you feel us schoolin’ around?
We got fins to the left, fins to the right,
We’re at the only game in town
Oh Oh Oh Oh
We got fins to the left, fins to the right,
It’s the only game in town

From Lauderdale and Boca
Palm Beaches and the Florida Keys
It’s a game day mass migration
High fives fill the breeze
Kick off time’s approaching
We gotta shut off our cell phones
And get our arms up in the air
We are entering the “FinZone”

Chorus
Can’t you feel us circlin’ Dolphfans
Can’t you feel us swimmin’ around?
We got fins to the left, fins to the right,
We’re at the only game in town
Oh Oh Oh Oh
We got fins to the left, fins to the right,
It’s the only game in town


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Press Conference and Performance Today at Dolphins Stadium

posted May 8th, 2009 at 4:16 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross will hold a press conference today at Dolphins Stadium to announce a new partnership. Buffett has reportedly accepted a business role with the company and the stadium is likely to be renamed Landshark Stadium.

Jimmy will perform a few songs and several high profile sports celebrities will be in attendance.

The event will begin around 10:30 am EDT and will be broadcast on Radio Margaritaville. You might also tune your TV to ESPN or ESPN News as they might be carrying the press conference live.

Update – Watch Jimmy performing live right now at MiamiDolphins.com


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Seattle Show Reportedly Canceled

posted May 7th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

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by Josh Martin

Just this week the Fall tour dates were removed from Margaritaville.com without any explanation. Fans who called and e-mailed the Key Arena in Seattle were told that the Jimmy Buffett show there on October 21st had been canceled.

There is no word on the other dates that were removed, which include: 10/15 – Chula Vista, CA, 10/17 – Las Vegas, NV, 10/24 – Las Vegas, NV, 11/19 – Toronto, Canada, 11/21 – Uncasville, CT, and 11/24 – New York City, NY.

If you contact one of the venues please e-mail us or leave a comment and let us know what you hear.

Update – One of our forum members says that they received an e-mail from Live Nation with regards to the May 16th Las Vegas show that said “this is the only Jimmy Buffett concert in Las Vegas”


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Logo for Landshark Stadium

posted May 7th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

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by Josh Martin

The Business of Sports blog at SunSentinel.com has a photo of the logo for the soon-to-be-named Landshark Stadium, which will be announced tomorrow at a press conference with Jimmy Buffett and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross.

Sharp-eyed colleague Ted Hutton, who was covering Thursday’s Marlins-Atlanta Braves game, looked up about an hour after the game ended and saw the Dolphin Stadium scoreboard outfitted with the LandShark Stadium logo. He snapped this photo quickly – when he looked up again, the image was gone. In anticipation of Friday’s press conference in which Jimmy Buffett and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross are to announce a business deal that is to include the branding of the Dolphins’ home as LandShark Stadium for one season, enjoy.


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Spot the Differences Between Ellen and Jimmy

posted May 7th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

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by Josh Martin

A game has been posted on Ellen Degeneres’ website where you have to spot the differences between two pictures:


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Update on Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi

posted May 7th, 2009 at 11:31 am

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by Josh Martin

The Margaritaville Casino that was announced in 2007 is still on hold but the backers are still committed to the project:

“The core of Margaritaville is going to be and what we announced is still there,” Payne said in an interview with Biloxi television station WLOX on Wednesday during the Southern Gaming Summit.

Las Vegas-based Harrah’s announced the $700 million project in 2007. Buffett, a Pascagoula, Miss., native known for his lazy-day beach songs such as “Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” was one of the resort’s backers.

The project had been expected to be finished in early 2010 but was put on hold last year. Payne has no idea when construction may resume.

“So to your question about time frame, we just have to wait and see.”

“Unfortunately we’ve had to downsize the business, as many have in the Biloxi market to match the staffing levels to the volumes we now see,” Payne said.

Payne said Harrah’s remains committed to its Biloxi resort, and to the people who work there.

“There’s still a great opportunity to build a world class facility there,” said Payne. “The question is when do the markets open. When is the right time to do it?”

“We love the project. We love the location. It’s a matter of what are the new financing for it. And we continue to work on that.”


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