Several of the most iconic announcer taglines in men’s college basketball history belong to announcer Bill Raftery.
Among the celebrated announcer’s trademark calls include: “A little kiss” and “A nickel-and-dimer.”
But one call that stands above the rest, when late-game situations result in a stunning play: “Onions”.
On Friday, Raftery was asked his favorite “Onions” call of all time.
Following arguably the greatest shot in men’s NCAA basketball history, Raftery was on point with “Onions. Double order. Sautéed.”
“He made one at the buzzer, that was an onions”, said Raftery. “Then in overtime, he made another at the buzzer. So it was called, onions, the double order.”
With four exciting teams playing in Houston, college basketball fans can only hope for at least one exemplary moment that is worthy of hearing the paradigmatic call.