Busted Coverage- Sean Payton didn’t make it to the NFL coach photo session Monday in Boca Raton at the owners meetings, but he did manage to get to Key West the same day for Kenny Chesney’s free show at Sloppy Joe’s that also included a guest appearance from Eric Church.
John Fox was in the coach photo and then hauled it 200 miles (probably flew in) to be in the photo with Payton, Chesney and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
My favorite part about this story isn't that Sean Payton threw up his big old middle finger to the league that once suspended him a year for something he had next to nothing to do with, it's that he did so to get in a few more hours of tailgating. The fact that John Fox made the coaches meeting and the Kenny Chesney concert makes this picture that much more perfect. I can only imagine the phone call...
John Fox: "Hey Sean, it's John Fox. I'm actually heading to the Kenny Chesney concert myself, do you want to car pool from the owner's meeting?
Sean Payton: "Nah, that's alright coach. I think I am going to..uhh..get started early. I'll have a cold one waiting when you get here. Send my best to the rest of the guys and tell Goodell to go fuck himself."
Love it. If I know anything about country concerts it's that they are much like college football games, and you never schedule something else the same day you are going to a college football game. That itinerary stays clear of all things that require sobriety. Honestly, if you go to a country concert and don't start drinking 8 hours before it can you really even say you went to a country concert? I don't even like country music all that much, but if you get about 15 Budweiser's in me I'll turn into the love child of Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood. Good to know me and my head football coach are on the same page. It's not always about the event itself, it's about giving yourself enough time to get properly tuned up for the event. The fact that it "made" him skip an NFL sanctioned affair was just an added bonus.