Q: Our timeís nearly up so just one last question. Youíre well known for your catch phrase, "bring out the salami and cheese." What was the inspiration behind it?
A: Thatís the one that ended ball games when the Raptors won. About five or six years ago now, I got a handwritten letter from a guy who watches the Raptors games with his wife.
He said, 'You know Chuck, I get so excited, I canít move away from the TV set. Iím starving, and I want to go in the refrigerator to make a sandwich, but I canít because I donít want to miss a play. So when you think the Raptors have won a game and itís sealed, can you just let me know so I can go on my merry way and make a sandwich. Oh, by the way, I like salami and cheese.'
So the next game, the Raptors are up by 8-10 points with 30 seconds to go. I feel pretty confident theyíre going to win the game, so I say, 'Get out the salami and cheese, mama, because this game is over!' The fans kind of bought into, and one thing led to the next.