Rather, in numerous ad spots, Payton can be seen discussing tainted drywall from China that was used in his home in Mandeville, just north of New Orleans. In the ads, he urges homeowners to take notice and perhaps seek legal help.
Payton is the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit filed last month in U.S. District Court against Knauf Plasterboard Tainjin Co. Ltd, a Chinese drywall manufacturer. According to Payton and and his attorneys, ingredients in the drywall smell like rotten eggs, and corroded certain metal components in the house -- such as plumbing and electrical equipment -- and caused his family to become sick. Payton now considers his house uninhabitable and moved his family out.
Something fired up the New Orleans Saints for their NFL Playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Do you think it was hot sauce?
Baumer Foods would like to think so. Their Crystal Hot Sauce is the office mouth-burning condiment of the Saints.
Crystal Hot Sauce was first made in 1923, when the Baumer family first ground up, aged and then bottled cayenne peppers. Baumer Foods was founded by Alvin and Mildred Baumer on Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans. Their son, Alvin Baumer Jr. now carried on the tradition.
Each year, 3 million gallons of Crystal are shipped out of the New Orleans plant, and it is sold in 73 countries.
Now that the Saints are headed to the Super Bowl Feb. 7, they're sure to slugging down the hot sauce. As we say in New Orleans, "Bless dem boys!"
After watching quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints dominate the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football (38-17), you've got to wonder:
What is this guy eating?
Not too long ago, Men's Journal asked Drew about his favorite foods, among other things. And down here in New Orleans, whatcha eatin' is often the topic of the day, interspersed with whatcha eat yesterday and whatcha planning to eat tomorrow.