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Spelling Out the Best Drunk Pat Sajak Headline

Even though today’s entertainment news cycle has just begun, the pick-up by CNN, People and other outlets of comments made by Pat Sajak during a January 24 interview with Miami Herald reporter Dan Le Batard on ESPN 2 is going to be hard to beat.

Sajak recalled how during the early days of Wheel of Fortune, he and letter-turner Vanna White would repair to Burbank Mexican restaurant Los Arcos during then-longer taping breaks and drink a few too many margaritas. He playfully admitted to being drunk on the air. So far, only a few outlets are going to headline-town:

Wheel of Intoxication with Pat Sajak
[Charlotte, North Carolina's K104.7 FM]

Pat Sajak: Drinking and Driving Behind the Wheel of Fortune
[BusinessInsider.com, since changed]

Stand by for possibly “D-R-U-N-K” and a few other such headline references. By the way, the were-you-ever-drunk question was Le Batard’s third, with Sajak recalling that overall, the average number of margaritas consumed per individual was four. There were also some great anecdotes from Sajak on Dan Le Batard is… Highly Questionable about Lucille Ball, James Stewart and (again) Vanna.

What’s your personal drunk Sajak headline?

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