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TH: You couldn't have gone wrong with either of those guys. Cabrera had a Triple Crown, and that hasn't happened since 1967. This guy put up sick numbers. They don't give that MVP away to just anybody.
DP: Your son Torii Jr. is headed to Notre Dame to play football?
TH: Yes, he committed to Notre Dame. He's a three-sport athlete, but he shut basketball down so he can get more reps in baseball. Then football ... he can play really well.
DP: Are you one of those dads who yells and screams at games?
TH: I'm the guy with the bullhorn. I have my gear on and look like one of the coaches in the stands. I'm screaming with the bullhorn, "Ref, you suck. How did you get your license, from Walmart?" I kill them. I'm a really bad dad.
DP: Does your son say something after the game?
TH: No, he actually gives me a thumbs-up. He says, "The ref really does suck." My son's a pretty funny guy. He's kind of outgoing like myself. He's very smart, very aware, on and off the field.
DP: Could you beat your son in a 40-yard dash right now?
TH: You can never beat the dad. In basketball I'm going to trip you, I'm going foul you. You're not going to dunk on me.
DP: But how about in a straight 40-yard dash?