How about that for a headline? I’m not sure if Craig Sager knew he didn’t know he was doing an interview, or he just didn’t care, but DC Sports Bog has some hilarious quotes from the TNT and Olympic sideline reporter….
And what about wearing the outfit? Does it, like, offend your sensibilities?
Oh my God! It’s terrible! I’ve got to wear this little vest bib! I’m getting a lot of grief from the NBA players. You know, ‘Where’s your sport coat, where’s your tie?’
Yeah, do you feel naked or something?
I mean, it’s comfortable, but I wish I could liven it up a little bit.
There’s no way to accent it at all?
The only thing I can do is have this [belt] and have a matching thong. That’s about the only thing I can do.
This is the greatest interview, by a longshot, that I’ve done since I’ve been in Beijing. Is it hard for you to get as pumped as you would at an NBA game? Because you know, for a lot of [the preceding game] it was pretty quiet out there.
I’m just so used to NBA games where I go anywhere I want. You know, I go in the huddles, I interview the coaches. Here, I’m stuck in that pigpen, so I can’t get out, and then I’ve got to wear this [expletive].
Awesome. So you don’t care if I say that you have a blonde fetish?
Oh no. Everybody knows that. EVERYBODY knows that. Bud Light and blondes. So there’s a Hooters here, I went to Hooters the other day in Beijing. I’ve been to probably 250 Hooters across the country and world. It’s the only Hooters I’ve ever been to that didn’t have any Bud Light or blondes. I was very disappointed.
The whole interview is just full of tidbits like those above and certainly worth a read. Sager also talks about dance teams, his wife being twenty one years his younger and his Olympic wardrobe. Simply epic and you have to wonder if Craigers had one too many Sakes at lunchtime.
Bud Lights and Blondes: Five Minutes With Craig Sager (DC Sports Bog)