Now he’s up from his chair and on his toes, bounding up the stairs toward his clothes closet. Within moments he’s returned, holding — make that cradling — his baby, made of 100 percent pure linen.
“Isn’t it something?” asks Craig Sager.
Well … yeah, it’s, um, interesting.
“I can’t wait. The sooner I put this on, the better.”
It’s a sports jacket, created just for him, and it is orange enough to make the University of Tennessee jealous. There are white pinstripes, too. The jacket screams for attention, like all of his work clothes. Sager is looking at it adoringly, like a bride does her gown, and to answer your next question, yes, there are matching slacks. The suit will complement the orange-trimmed shoes made of ostrich. Or is it alligator? Who the heck can remember or keep up anymore?
When that special day finally arrives, he’ll dress slowly, carefully, strategically. And then it’s on. He knows what to expect; the finger-pointing, the whispers, the stares and, of course, the laughter and teasing. Did you see what Sager’s got on?He’s heard it all by now, after decades of causing TV viewers to reach for the tint button. (more…)