View Full Version : Sean Payton pranks Jerry Jones - steals his wine

03-01-2010, 01:29 PM
I love Sean Payton.

Taking a shot at Jerry Jones only makes my love stronger:


On Friday night, the Saints' staff at the combine gathered in a private room at St. Elmo Steakhouse, an 108-year-old Indy landmark, for a final celebratory nod to the Super Bowl win over the Colts. This is a group that likes its wine, and likes to have fun.

At the restaurant, word passed that Dallas owner Jerry Jones would have his Dallas group in this exact room Saturday night for a team dinner. Jones had even phoned ahead, according to a waiter, to make sure a magnum of a wine he loved, Caymus Special Selection cabernet sauvignon, was ready to be served at dinner.

Sean Payton told the waiter he'd like to have that wine, too. The waiter told him: Sorry, sir. We have only one bottle left, and it's reserved for Mr. Jones.

Payton said he'd like to have the bottle nonetheless. I assume there was much angst on the part of the wait staff at that point. My God! Who do we piss off? One of the most powerful owners in the NFL, or the coach who's the toast of the NFL, the coach who just won the Super Bowl?

Here came the bottle of Caymus Special Selection, and the Saints' party drained it.

But drinking Jones' wine wasn't enough. Payton gave the waiter some instructions, took out his pen ... and, well, the Cowboys party found at the middle of their table the next evening an empty magnum of Caymus Special Selection cabernet sauvignon, with these words hand-written on the fancy label:

World Champions XLIV
Sean Payton

That's the kind of thing Jones will get a big laugh out of. And remember.

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03-01-2010, 04:33 PM
Read this today too. Preety good stuff. Payton and Jerry like each other since Payton was under Parcells in Dallas. As the article said, I'm sure Jerry took it in stride...and remembered it.

03-02-2010, 11:56 AM
I think I would have saved it for Jerry..anticipating that he would be the bigger tipper.

Jerry is a big Payton backer. Probably regrets letting him go.

False Start
03-02-2010, 01:11 PM
Thats some funny sh!t! :lol:

03-02-2010, 02:56 PM
Those in professional sports, especially football, seem to enjoy their pranks.

It would be funny though if through all of that the waiter received a $20 tip as opposed to perhaps $200 for accommodating Jerry.

03-03-2010, 08:02 AM
Those in professional sports, especially football, seem to enjoy their pranks.

there was a report that came out a couple of days later that talked about how Jones and Payton were having dinner/drinks together and laughing about it - and Jerry wanted to keep the wine bottle as a reminder of the prank but it ended up getting broken somehow