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Buffett Plays Sideline Reporter at Saints Game

posted January 11th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett attended the Saints game last weekend in New Orleans and shot some footage, along with his commentary, from the sidelines.

Take a look:




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Buffett at the Horse Track in New Orleans

posted January 9th, 2012 at 8:58 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett was in New Orleans this weekend where he attended the New Orleans Saints playoff game. And on Sunday he was at the track to watch two of his horses:

Legendary singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett, in town to attend the previous night’s playoff win by his beloved New Orleans Saints, was at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Sunday to see Who Dat Ambush, a 3-year-old colt owned by a partnership including several of Buffett’s friends, win the sixth race. Who Dat Ambush is named for the legendary onsides kick that the Saints recovered to start the second half of Super Bowl XLIV, a play the Saints coaches called “Ambush.”

Two races later, Buffett saw Fleurdefortyfour, which he is a part-owner of along with several Saints front-office executives as part of Last Mango Racing Stable, finish off the board. Fleurdefortyfour also has a Saints-themed name referencing Super Bowl XLIV.



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Jimmy Talks Sports in ESPN Interview

posted December 25th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

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by Josh Martin

ESPN has a short interview with Jimmy Buffett where he talks sports, his bucket list, and the Superbowl halftime show:

I hear you love sports. What is your favorite team?

I’m a big sports fan, but favorite … the Saints! I grew up as a Saints fan. I was at the very first game the Saints played in New Orleans — nobody knew who I was back then. It was probably before you were born!

Shane Battier announced he was going to Miami via Twitter and said, “This was a exciting process and after much deliberation, I would like to quote the great poet Jimmy Buffett and take my chances ‘Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season.’ How do you feel about “assisting” with his big announcement?

“I like it a lot. I was a big fan of his during the Duke days. Being a big Heat fan, I think it’s great. I think he has a lot of dimensions. He’s going to be a huge asset. I’m happy with it.”

In 2001 you were ejected from a Heat vs. Knicks game for cursing at referee Joe Forte. Looking back, what are your thoughts, and would you do anything differently?

“No, I wouldn’t do anything different. I remember it humorously now. Alonzo (Mourning) was telling me to stay there. He (referee, Joe Forte) didn’t have any idea who I was. Some people thought it was a publicity stunt. … It completely wasn’t. My son was young, and I told him I was going to have to leave the game because I said a bad word. He said, ‘Do I have to leave?’ ”

What’s on your sports bucket list?

“Saints to win the Super Bowl next year in New Orleans, and I’ll be there.”

Will you be playing halftime? I’m going to vote for that!

“No. I wouldn’t do the halftime show unless it was live. I don’t lip sync.”



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Shane Battier Quotes Buffett When Announcing He’s Joining the Heat

posted December 8th, 2011 at 11:46 am

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by Josh Martin

NBA player Shane Battier announced this morning on Twitter that he will join the Miami Heat now that the lockout is over. In his announcement, Battier quoted Miami Heat season ticket holder Jimmy Buffett:

The Lockout gave me a lots of time to consider what was important to me at this stage of my life and career. Over the last week, I’ve played out every scenario in my head over and over. It always came back to one thing for me: a winning role. I am appreciative of all the kind words and recruiting pitches over the last week, thank you!!

This was a exciting process and after much deliberation, I would like to quote the great poet Jimmy Buffett and take my chances “Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season”



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Buffett Spotted at NBA Finals

posted June 1st, 2011 at 4:56 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett, an avid Miami Heat fan, was in attendance at Tuesday night’s NBA finals game between the Heat and the Dallas Mavericks:

As usual, a championship event brought out plenty of A-list celebrities. Musicians Ludacris , Jimmy Buffett and Gloria Estefan were spotted in the crowd. Michael McDonald , formerly of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, sang the national anthem. NBA great Magic Johnson spent time shaking hands with fans and signing autographs before the tip.

Also at the game, according to a Heat official, were former Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin, who played his college ball at Miami ; rapper Timbaland; film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer; Cuban-American singer Jon Secada ; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; and Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Vernon Carey.



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Buffett’s Alma Mater to Host Parrothead Night

posted April 7th, 2011 at 11:07 am

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by Josh Martin

In 1969, Jimmy Buffett graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg with a bachelor’s degree in History.

Next Friday Buffett’s alma mater will have “Parrothead Night at the Pete” for the Golden Eagles’ baseball game against the University of New Orleans.

The USM team will wear Caribbean-themed jerseys, which will be sent to Buffett to sign, and they will be auctioned off. Proceeds go to USM’s Dugout Club and to the Mary Loraine Peets Buffett Scholarship, in honor of USM alumnus Jimmy Buffett’s mother.

Read more about the night here.


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