Payton's book debuts among top ten bestsellers

Your move, Drew Brees.

The Saints quarterback and his coach Sean Payton wagered dinner and a bottle of wine on who would sell more books.  Payton got a one-week head start and debuted at No. 8 on the New York Times‘ bestseller list for Hardcover non-fiction. 

(That’s five spots behind Michael Lewis’ The Big Short, an incredible book which I finished last night before a catching a few bass Sunday that could kick Florio’s bass.)

Brees congratulated his coach on the sales, but early signs are promising that he can win the bet.  Brees’ book ranks high on Amazon’s bestsellers, and his book inspired an enthusiastic response in New Orleans, to put it mildly.

When was the last book signing where fans arrived the night before and tailgated for a 9AM start?

22 responses to “Payton's book debuts among top ten bestsellers

  1. Plenty of stories about people dealing with Vicodin addictions, Payton’s book won’t stay in the top 10 long.

  2. Brees’ book is ranked #3 on amazon best sellers list. Quaterback of the future is ranked #1,628,756.

  3. I wonder how many copies it will sell in Minneapolis? I hope A. Petersen doesn’t pick up a copy, he would promptly drop it although he should demand a small cut of the proceeds. As should Klink, if he can only keep count.
    Try the veal, I’m here all week.

  4. Appropriate that you would be reading “The Big Short” from the look of the fish out there. Have you thought of trying other spots than the island of Lilliput?

  5. Don’t worry robert ethen, one day Chilly will write a book with his crayons. It’ll be 11 chapters long, ah no, 12 chapters long. If he can count that high.

  6. The story of how the Vikings are 4-0 in Super Bowls debuted at #1 on the best-seller list for fiction.

  7. I almost got a copy, but when the clerk lobbed the book towards me it was intercepted by Tracy Porter.

  8. They’re tailgating at the bookstore because they think he is the guy who plays Harry Potter in the movies.

  9. winslow says:
    July 11, 2010 8:26 PM
    I almost got a copy, but when the clerk lobbed the book towards me it was intercepted by Tracy Porter.
    ———————–
    and then she promptly hit you low after the sale was done but no penelty was called,instead liber gets called for interference when he was 1000 miles away

  10. ViQueen fans, give it a break and move on into the present with the rest of us. You’ve got to let the past go. It’s pathetic and very pitiful. you shouldn’t be called Vikings, should be CryBabies.

  11. digitalbath says:
    July 11, 2010 10:55 PM
    and then she promptly hit you low after the sale was done but no penelty was called,instead liber gets called for interference when he was 1000 miles away
    —————————————————————-
    And then she made a million excuses for being a loser.

  12. # digitalbath says: July 11, 2010 10:55 PM
    winslow says:
    July 11, 2010 8:26 PM
    I almost got a copy, but when the clerk lobbed the book towards me it was intercepted by Tracy Porter.
    —————– ——
    and then she promptly hit you low after the sale was done but no penelty was called,instead liber gets called for interference when he was 1000 miles away
    ——————–
    After being hit low, Viking’s fans bitched for 6 months, saying stuff about NO disrespecting the elderly. After the 6th months of bitching, Vikings fans were finally informed that hitting people is not only legal in the NFL, it is often encouraged. Soon after, they admitted they thought the rules were different for their QB. This is an understandable mistake however, as their QB was allowed to miss all of the off season activities.
    Then something miraculous happens in Minnesota; it was quite…
    This did not last long however, as the fans were back a week later with a new story to propagate. This time it was Rodger Goodell himself who had kept their team from the Super Bowl. Because of a great storm in the BF (before Favre.)
    And their was much rejoicing on that eve, as once again they could place the blame on someone else.
    For if the blame were to fall on their team, the ancient prophecy of the cities destruction at the hands of a city-like-monster the ancients called only El Aye, may come to pass.
    And rejoice they did. In great a number of bitches, they flooded the message boards with their latest story.
    And the world wept.

  13. Lauren Conrad of The Hills has written two #1 best selling books…it doesn’t make them something I’d want to read.
    RIP Hunter S Thompson

  14. Why would they bother betting a bottle of wine? The loser is only gonna’ steal it from Jerry Jones anyway.

  15. How many books is Brett Fart going to sell when he writes about his career throwing away several super bowl appearances?

  16. FOF, what the H are you talking about? Drew Brees has been in like 2 or 3 commercials, and I think the only people who see Sean Payton in commercials are those of us in South Louisiana where he promotes a local bank and suing Chinese drywall makers.
    If you, a Favre fan, are calling Drew Brees a diva, that is incredibly laughable. Drew Brees is the undisputed LEADER of his team and the opposite of a diva. He works tirelessly with his team. Everyone loves him and knows where he stands. Please spare me.

  17. Favre’s new book will have this for an epilogue:
    Que the Vikings announcer: “Yea, but we have Brett Favre!” But then a few plays later: “Why would you even THINK about passing? I mean you can take a knee and kick a field goal. This is not Detroit man this is the super bowl!!!”
    I get a kick out of that every time I hear it…lol

  18. Hey SaintsBaby,
    if you like that, then go to YouTube and enter, “Vikings Fans React to Hartley Field Goal”. It’s absolutely hilarious, though the big fat guy from Minnessota is very vulgar. And yes, I too love hearing that Vikings announcer yell out in exasperation, “This is not Detroit, man – It’s the Superbowl!”.
    They all knew it was over at that very moment. The Vikings had their opportunity to possibly win that game, but blew it because they lost the turnover battle. I love it!!!
    One more time: “This is not Detroit, man – It’s the Superbowl!”. Hilarious!

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