“Are you staying cool in Spartanburg?” Jake Delhomme asks.
Probably as cool as you are in Louisiana.
“It’s been cool, but now it’s muggy and hot,” says Delhomme. “When I take my truck to the track at 5:45 in the morning, it’s already hot.”
Delhomme, 38, lives in Breaux Bridge, where he trains and races horses and keeps a few mares and babies at home.
“I’m involved with a lot of community stuff,” he says.
He serves on the advisory board of MidSouth Bank and on the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s board of directors.
He’s married to Keri, and their daughters are 11 and six.
“It’s not like I’m looking for things to do,” Delhomme says.
This will be his third season away from training camp.
“I’ll always miss the guys,” he says.
But he gets some of what football offered – the camaraderie, the hanging out with the guys – at the race track.
He’s only two hours west of New Orleans. Will he go Sept. 9 when the Saints open the season against Atlanta?
“The Saints?” Delhomme asks. “I will never go to a Saints game. The only time I’ll go is when the Panthers play there.”