Wednesday, July 30, 2008
It's no secret that the ultimate goal of most Sports personalities is to get on television. Usually though, programming like Sports Reporters or Around The Horn is usually where that journey ends. There are a very lucky few that do get to crossover into other genres. Some of the more recent performances have been Mark Schlereth and Mike and Mike on Guiding Light, as well as Stephen A. Smith on General Hospital.
Well you can now add ex-Cowboys Coach and FOX Analyst, Barry Switzer to the list. But Barry isn't just settling for a cheesy soap opera role. No no. B-Swizzy is going to be a star on the hit TNT drama "Saving Grace"!
Famed football coach Barry Switzer guest stars as himself in the SAVING GRACE episode “Do You Love Him?” airing Monday, August 11, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Holly Hunter stars in the series as Grace Hanadarko, an intense Oklahoma City police detective with a fiery spirit and audacious lifestyle. In this episode, the door to Grace’s Porsche gets knocked off when a drunk driver slams into it. The impact lets loose thousands of dollars in cash that had been hidden by a previous owner. Switzer is among the owners questioned. When he visits the station, the OCPD police detectives hail him as a hero, except for Butch, the former University of Texas football player. Grace allows Switzer to take a glory ride in the Porsche for old time’s sake.I wonder how he, or his agent rather, pulled that one off. That's too funny. I'll get video and/or photos for you as soon as I can.