Your late-night correspondent

Posted on August 28th, 2007 – 11:00 AM
By Joe Christensen

I saw the teaser during the Twins game that Torii Hunter would be making an appearance on “Best Damn Sports Show Period.” So I set the DVR and did my duty this morning by watching for any potential Hunter bombshells.

First, this served as a reminder that the show is indeed still completely unwatchable. Torii is a regular guest, but this time they had him paired with C.C. Sabathia and started asking them who would win a 1-on-1 in basketball (Hunter said C.C.), in the 100-yard-dash (“Are you serious?” C.C. asked) and 100-yard swim (“When I swim, I sink like a rock,” Hunter said.)

John Salley managed one serious question, asking why Hunter would turn down a $14 million per year contract extension. Torii again said there was no such offer, and that was pretty much it. Once again, Hunter’s charisma helped save a poorly orchestrated segment. I can’t believe that show has lasted all these years.

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