While covering the SEC Tournament for The Sporting News,
Orson Swindle Spencer Hall noticed a sheet of paper that analyst Bill Raftery had been doodling on. Above is that sheet of paper.
This is brilliant. We have always wondered what inspired Raftery's bizarre catchphrase, "Onions!" Now we know: It just happens to be what's on his brain at the time. Makes sense, and we have no further questions.
Bill Raftery Doodles Bill Raftery Phrases For Fun [The Sporting Blog]