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Hockey and Popeyes, recent news items out of Montpellier

Montpellier, France, is still one of my favorite places in the world, so I try to keep up with the local media there. I thought I’d share a couple recent news items that caught my attention today.

First, our second favorite hockey team, the Montpellier Vipers, finished the regular season with an 8-0 home win against Chambéry. They are seeded third in their pool and will face Rouen in a best-of-three Division 2 eighth-finals series beginning this coming Saturday. Given how our first favorite hockey team is playing this season, the Vipers may be up for a promotion regardless of how they do in the playoffs.

Second, although there are probably already enough American fast-food outlets in Montpellier, the other news item is that Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen opened its second store in France today on Place de la Comédie, in the heart of the city center. The first store in France opened just a few days ago outside Toulouse. The media in France seem quite enamored with the notion that Popeyes is the favorite fast food of Beyoncé. I can’t confirm that. However, I do know where Beyoncé stays when she’s in Marfa, Texas.