Jim Nantz explains why he carries picture of toast
Jim Nantz explained why he carries a picture of burnt toast in his wallet … and it actually kind of makes sense: “This has actually been kinda fun because I’ve now officially been labeled as a weirdo. There’s something about that for some reason that I kind of like. People think that I’m so predictable, but those who know me know that I love to have a little bit of fun.
“The whole toast thing is something that is done as the ultimate gag. I do like my toast well done, I’m not going to lie. I don’t have to have it charred beyond recognition. I don’t need dental records on my toast when it comes to the table. I just do like it well done. So Lance Barrow … who’s our producer for the NFL and for the Masters and all of our golf … we’re on the road a lot together and we always try to one up each other when we’re ordering breakfast upon how severely toasted you want your bread. So that was kind of the impetus for me to eventually end up with a laminated picture of burnt toasted in my wallet.
“The fun part of it really is you put it in the hands of a server and they look at you like you’ve gone crazy. They laugh, take it back to the kitchen because. Invariably the chef comes out of the kitchen to see who is this crazed person in our restaurant. You say hello and they bring the toast out just the way you like it. “