(a man not nearly as cool as Rupert Holmes, shown before his pervasive influence spread from Major League Baseball to the NBA)

“This was an 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.’?”  – Shane Battier upon signing with the Miami Heat, January 8, 2011

Persons of a certain vintage might recall the time Jimmy Buffett got himself tossed out of Knicks/Heat playoff game.  If not, you can read all about it at BuffettWorld.com, where infamous Jimmy Buffett-related incidents include but are not limited to, “Jimmy Buffett Loses His Cell Phone”, and Jamaican authorities opening fire on Buffett’s seaplane after mistaking the alleged entertainer for a drug-runner.