He's been called the Canadian Cosell (and a lot worse), but no broadcaster in his country is more popular than the jingoistic Don Cherry, the star of Coach's Corner on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, which airs on Saturdays.
SI: Which of the following nicknames fits you best: Prime Minister of Saturday Night, the Last Real Canadian or National Embarrassment?
Cherry: I'll take the second one.
SI: Monday Night Football is perpetually searching for a colorful analyst. Any interest?
Cherry: I don't want to broadcast a game in which the players wear visors and run out of bounds.
SI: Would you rather call a beautiful goal by a Swede or a great fight between Canadian boys?
Cherry: Need you ask? Nothing like two good guys having a go.
SI: You consider yourself a sex symbol. Who's the sexier Canadian: You or Celine Dion?
Cherry: Who does she play for?
SI: You're famous for your keen fashion sense. Do you have a favorite ensemble?