Pam Oliver Reportedly Made Terrible Jokes And Pissed Off A Bunch Of New Yorkers At A Fancy Breakfast
Here's a word of advice to non-New Yorkers: Don't insult New Yorkers to their faces. Here's more advice: Don't insult New Yorkers by saying they are impolite and don't help people. Finally, and this one's important: Don't talk shit about their sports teams.
FOX sideline reporter and weave extraordinare Pam Oliver was asked to host a Super Bowl breakfast for New York-New Jersey-area business owners this morning for some reason, and apparently mistook the word "host" for "roast master." Here are a few excerpts from a New York Post story covering the event:
When Al Kelly... was asked by Oliver how the committee would make sure people dressed appropriately for an outdoor game in February, he said there would probably be “a couple of idiots” who wouldn’t do so.
“Probably Jets fans,” Oliver said, prompting groans.
Oliver later showed her apparent ignorance of the Jets’ surprising 4-3 start by asking team owner Woody Johnson: “How does Rex [Ryan] keep his job?”
The 1-6 Giants weren’t spared, either. Oliver asked one of the team’s owners, Jonathan Tisch, to explain “what in the hell is the matter with the Giants?”
The crowd roared when she ask the team owners and Kelly how they planned “to instruct people of this area, particularly New Yorkers, to be nice? To say ‘please,’ ‘thank you’ and ‘I’ll get that’?”
Oliver was born in Texas and went to school in Florida, so she likely has the typical southern view of New York -- i.e., "All New Yorkers are rude and don't help people in their time of need, and certainly wouldn't do something like jump in front of a train to save a stranger." It's a dated idea that only lazy people make jokes about -- especially in a room of actual New Yorkers.
The Post ended the article by noting Oliver had suffered a concussion this year while covering a game, which is a low blow. We shouldn't give Oliver such an easy excuse. She was lazy, didn't bother to do much research about the people at this breakfast, and decided to mail it in. Head trauma had nothing to do with it.
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