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Pam Oliver causes stir at Super Bowl breakfast in New York

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As she prepares to work Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in February, Pam Oliver of FOX is getting a head start on winning friends and influencing people in the New York area.

According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Oliver caused a stir with remarks made at a New York-New Jersey Super Bowl breakfast for regional business leaders.

Per Hubbuch, the comments came during a roundtable discussion with owners of the Jets and Giants.  He writes that Oliver drew “gasps, groans and more than a few boos for her odd and insulting comments.”

For instance, when Al Kelly, the chairman of the New York-New Jersey Super Bowl Committee, said there would probably be “a couple of idiots” who wouldn’t dress appropriately for the conditions at the game, Oliver said, “Probably Jets fans.”

She also asked Jets owner Woody Johnson, “How does Rex [Ryan] keep his job?”  Giants co-owner Jonathan Tisch was asked, “[W]hat in the hell is the matter with the Giants?”

Hubbuch writes that the crowd of roughly 50 “roared” when Oliver asked Kelly and the team representatives how they intended  “to instruct people of this area, particularly New Yorkers, to be nice?  To say ‘please,’ ‘thank you’ and ‘I’ll get that’?”

She then added, “I’m sorry — I’m from the South.”

“I’m from New York City, and I take exception with that,” Tisch said.  “New Yorkers are unbelievably hospitable.”

While Oliver was out of line, let’s not go too crazy on the actual or perceived hospitality of New Yorkers.  Unless it’s now considered polite to barge onto an elevator before the person who is on the elevator has had a chance to exit.

The whole thing is a bit bizarre.  FOX will be televising the game, and Oliver presumably will be working the sideline during the game.  There’s no reason to gratuitously alienate the people who are helping host the event that FOX will be broadcasting.

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109 Responses to “Pam Oliver causes stir at Super Bowl breakfast in New York”
  1. murraysons says: Oct 24, 2013 10:20 PM

    Couple of bloody Mary’s and look what happens

  2. seahawkgoat says: Oct 24, 2013 10:20 PM

    My uncle was a giant man. He also owned a jet.

    Please change these teams names.

    Thank you

  3. nomoreseasontix says: Oct 24, 2013 10:22 PM

    Concussion from that grill shot she took…

  4. straighcashhomie84 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:24 PM

    What does Pam O have to do with what NFL fans want to read about?

  5. mackcarrington says: Oct 24, 2013 10:24 PM

    Post concussion affects from getting hit upside the head with that football?

  6. spark0919 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:25 PM

    Must be that concussion she suffered earlier in preseason.

  7. redskinsroost says: Oct 24, 2013 10:25 PM

    Dain Bramaged, maybe….?

  8. mataug says: Oct 24, 2013 10:25 PM

    Maybe she’s trying to pull off a Costanza (get fired from the Yankees).

  9. dirk504 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:29 PM

    I’ve been to NY on business a few times and it’s easier to release a constipated turd, than to expect a New Yorker to be hospitable.

  10. GenXJay says: Oct 24, 2013 10:29 PM

    Pam +1.

  11. smartanis says: Oct 24, 2013 10:29 PM

    The Jets have a winning record, that’s how he keeps his job. If you’re going to insult a team owner’s hiring decisions, make sure that the guy he hired is tanking first.

  12. monkeyhateclean says: Oct 24, 2013 10:29 PM

    Oliver is an unnecessary moron, and errant footballs should continue to be thrown at her head until she leaves the sidelines she never belonged on in the first place.

    By the way, this is a referendum on all sideline reporters, who are all equally unnecessary. If you agree they are unnecessary and lame, give this a thumbs up.

    If you think the lame sideline reporters ever provide ANY value with their trivial questions, downvote this NOW! I SAID DOWNVOTE IT NOW! OBEY YOU USELESS COWARD!!!!

  13. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:31 PM

    I hate people like her. New Yorkers are the nicest, most hospitable people out there. Just don’t expect us to stand around and talk about nonsense with hokey bumpkins. But stop watching movies and stop perpetuating “Southern Hospitality” which is one of the biggest farces in Western Civilization. Smiling in one’s face and talking behind their back is nice, but being direct and overwhelmingly helpful is “rude”?

    Spare me, Pam.

  14. scoops1 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:31 PM

    i dunno who is worse sometimes…Pam Oliver or Jemele Hill

  15. gb4mn0 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:32 PM

    That women makes me think impure thoughts. lol

  16. bsizemore68 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:33 PM

    She is right on. After spending 3.5 years in Syracuse coming up from Atlanta I only have memories of Rude, Crude, and loud, and of course lake effect snow. I hope the Super Bowl has 40″ of snow, perhaps they will think of the fans the next time. Bill

  17. juradura says: Oct 24, 2013 10:33 PM

    Time for her to leave the sports broadcasting world.

  18. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 24, 2013 10:34 PM

    Well all I’m in the mood to say after watching last week’s game is…

    Rex Ryan still has his job because he went to work that day and came home to his family and delivered the bacon.

    That counts for something. In any state. Or any place.

  19. steelerstrong says: Oct 24, 2013 10:35 PM

    Maybe that football she took to the face did some real damage???

  20. greggfletch1 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:35 PM

    I have been to NYC, and everyone I had the unfortunate luck to have to talk to, were complete douchbags. You actually hear customer service people cuss and swear and apperantly its ok. When we complained because of our child, we were swore at. As far as I am concerned I wished it didnt exist. I got an ideal, give it BACK to the people it belonged to first.

  21. joecancun says: Oct 24, 2013 10:37 PM

    Dana Jacobsen school of broadcasting graduate.

  22. jbl429 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:38 PM

    “While Oliver was out of line, let’s not go too crazy on the actual or perceived hospitality of New Yorkers. Unless it’s now considered polite to barge onto an elevator before the person who is on the elevator has had a chance to exit.”

    Stay classy Florio.

  23. natefalkirk says: Oct 24, 2013 10:38 PM

    Maybe she’s still loopy from the football she took to the head.

    Sideline reporters. Ugh. Except for injury updates they provide absolutely nothing of value. They intrude on the game, state the obvious, and are apparently a network created make-work job.

    And don’t get me started on the idiotic questions they ask the players 2 seconds after the game ends. “What does this win mean….” “Did you ever think you’d break xxxx record….”

    I get that dealing w/media is part of what the players have to do, being paid big $$ to play a game. But I can also understand their lack of interest in answering inane questions.

  24. Rick Spielman is a Charlatan says: Oct 24, 2013 10:38 PM

    Maybe she thought it was a roast….

  25. xLith says: Oct 24, 2013 10:39 PM

    I fail to see how any of them were offended by that. It’s all true.

  26. tippyteo says: Oct 24, 2013 10:40 PM

    Sideline reporters are a needless accessory to a football broadcast.

  27. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Oct 24, 2013 10:40 PM

    She must have an album dropping this week. Or maybe she’s been concussed recently. Oh, wait

  28. pacificnw7722 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:40 PM

    I was driving through New York city and stopped at a red light. Some dude kicked a dent in my car SCREAMING “I’m walking here.”

  29. TheDPR says: Oct 24, 2013 10:42 PM

    You said it! Cardinal rule of elevators. Off BEFORE on!

  30. monkeesfan says: Oct 24, 2013 10:42 PM

    Oliver merely responded to how New Yorkers act – the haughtiness and rudeness of New Yorkers is far too well known to criticize Oliver.

  31. youcantmakemepickausername says: Oct 24, 2013 10:43 PM

    She then added, “I’m sorry — I’m from the South.
    ———————————————————-

    Very true Pam, most people from the south ARE sorry….and dumb.

  32. Deb says: Oct 24, 2013 10:43 PM

    Just how many Mimosas did Pam have during this Super Bowl breakfast?

  33. thenyolive says: Oct 24, 2013 10:44 PM

    New Yorkers are hospitable during an emergency or when someone is in dire need of help. If that’s not the scenario, get out of their way. They’re an infuriating bunch. Never mind trying to share the road with them.
    That said, how does one preach manners and kindness by pissing on everyone in the room?

  34. azwildcats96 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:45 PM

    New Yorkers and New Jerseyers are the friendliest people on the planet. Especially the cab drivers. Bostonians on the other hand… total jerks!

  35. vex24 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:46 PM

    Finally! Someone speaks the freakin’ truth about new yorkers. Definitely some of the most selfish, self-centered, greed-loving INDIVIDUALS on this continent. Sure there’s a few kind people in new york, but the dominant culture is so far from kind and caring that mere words cannot describe it. Big Time Props to Pam!!!!

  36. skinsfan91 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:46 PM

    She has been bonked on the head a couple times recently.

  37. thedownwardspiral says: Oct 24, 2013 10:49 PM

    FOX is not a real network.

  38. vaphinfan says: Oct 24, 2013 10:52 PM

    as userucantmakemepickausername totally makes her sound like shes right.

  39. arlingtonsynn says: Oct 24, 2013 10:55 PM

    She needs to be careful what she says about the Jets…

    One of their fans just punched a woman from out of town in the face.

  40. rcampore says: Oct 24, 2013 10:55 PM

    If you want to come to NYC just watch this and you’ll be good to go.

  41. bigbenh8tr says: Oct 24, 2013 11:01 PM

    Awesome. Glad someone in the spotlight spoke up. As soon ad I moved from the south people are shocked when you hold a door open for them or say please and thankyou.

    I have plenty of great friends from long island but most city dwellers that are polite are transplants.

  42. scarletmacaw says: Oct 24, 2013 11:02 PM

    I just developed a newfound respect for Pam Oliver.

  43. whosyourdaddy2013 says: Oct 24, 2013 11:03 PM

    Okay wtf. EVERYTHING she said was true. If you arrogant new yorkers think you’re hospitable, you’re too high from smelling your own asses and thinking its roses. New yorkers are the WORST scummy personalities on the planet. Your soooo liberal and freethinking yet you just condemned a woman and called her stupid because she asked REAL questions? You’re all pathetic.

  44. tmilla19 says: Oct 24, 2013 11:03 PM

    Love the Dale Carnegie reference Florio! Oliver could write the boo, “How to Agrivate and Alienate People.”

  45. barbeaux says: Oct 24, 2013 11:03 PM

    Frankly, I don’t think southerners are really the nicest. I mean, many get upset if other people don’t act a certain way. They have control issues. It’s reflected in many facets of their lives. Some are truly very nice though.

  46. edithpiaf51 says: Oct 24, 2013 11:04 PM

    I used to think Pam had class, but I guess I was wrong. That was a really mean thing to say about the Giants to their co-owner. Th giants organisation and its people feel bad enough, she does not need to put salt in the wound. So much for class, its all low.

  47. slick1ru2 says: Oct 24, 2013 11:07 PM

    Most people in the South are now from the North. Just sayin’

  48. furnhole says: Oct 24, 2013 11:07 PM

    The New Yorkers that move south are the idiots she’s probably talking about and she’s spot on.

  49. fearthehoody says: Oct 24, 2013 11:08 PM

    New York is no California!

  50. moss49thteam says: Oct 24, 2013 11:10 PM

    This smells like the whole “Pam Oliver Donovan McNabb” thing….

    She is smart and knows what she is doing, I would look for a statement from Rush Limbaugh coming soon.

  51. jamiebuf12 says: Oct 24, 2013 11:21 PM

    the bigger the city the more rude people are,not just new york city.she was way out of line.it is one thing to dislike nyc.to ask a owner why his coach has a job,a coach who took the team to two straight championship games is assinine..(i am not even a jets or giants fan,but a bills fan)…..now if this was all in jest then ok ……

  52. packerenglishmajor says: Oct 24, 2013 11:22 PM

    It sounds pretty dumb for a journalist.
    Journalists need Football types to answer their mostly inane questions.

    I’d ask her, “Why p*ss off people you are hoping to earn your bread from?

    But if it was a male journalist talking smack to the owners, would we consider him ballsy?

    Ask yourself?

    Just sayin’

    BTW She is still hot!

  53. Ferdinand says: Oct 24, 2013 11:23 PM

    Let’s all be honest here — if a man had said those things, the owners would have laughed and taken it in stride.

  54. 4thqtrsaint says: Oct 24, 2013 11:23 PM

    Don’t start with the “Southern people are stupid” card. Those people exist everywhere. I’m from Louisiana & have lived all over the country.

    I work with a couple of people from New York & they are cool as hell. Very nice people.

  55. idonthavethebloodyoucrave says: Oct 24, 2013 11:32 PM

    Who’s Pam Oliver?

  56. therealhardt says: Oct 24, 2013 11:33 PM

    How many people can remember one time Pam ever said something that was truly enlightening or insightful? Let’s be honest, she’s eye candy and a way for networks to appear “diverse”. If you really think about it, it’s insulting to women and African Americans. The one time her remarks aren’t basically scripted for her by her producers she steps in it. Fox, and all networks in general,
    can do better.

  57. nyjalleffingday says: Oct 24, 2013 11:33 PM

    I fail to see what separates New Yorkers from the rest of the country. If there is any place in the United States where the people aren’t anything like New Yorkers, that would probably be somewhere on the West Coast, like California. I’ve gotten as much “southern hospitality” down the street from my home as I have gotten in the south, but perhaps that has more to do with the fact that I’m “from here.” I feel like the worst you can say about us is we’re far too arrogant about our Pizza/Bagels/City (But don’t get it twisted- New York pizza trumps Chicago style any day. That dough-overload mess isn’t Pizza)

  58. truetrue85 says: Oct 24, 2013 11:34 PM

    @smartanis… The Jets are a dumb penalty away from having a losing record. Rex Ryan is a joke. Phenomenal defensive coordinator, horrible head coach.

  59. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 24, 2013 11:37 PM

    dirk504 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:29 PM

    I’ve been to NY on business a few times and it’s easier to release a constipated turd, than to expect a New Yorker to be hospitable.
    ————–

    Typical outta town inferiority complex.

  60. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 24, 2013 11:41 PM

    bsizemore68 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:33 PM

    She is right on. After spending 3.5 years in Syracuse coming up from Atlanta I only have memories of Rude, Crude, and loud, and of course lake effect snow. I hope the Super Bowl has 40″ of snow, perhaps they will think of the fans the next time. Bill
    ————–

    Syracuse is not NY lmao. That’s virtually Canada and a whole different world.

  61. tyler4richardson says: Oct 24, 2013 11:51 PM

    Pam Oliver sucks but why the outrage? Listen to a New York comedian and tell me that New Yorkers don’t love the ball busting style of comedy that Pam Oliver attempted. She is proof of why you leave the funny to funny people, but New Yorkers being angry over this is nothing short of hilarious to me. Ultimate ball busters, unless it’s about their sports teams.

  62. doe22us says: Oct 24, 2013 11:51 PM

    scoops1 says:
    Oct 24, 2013 10:31 PM
    i dunno who is worse sometimes…Pam Oliver or Jemele Hill

    What about Cary Champion (ESPN First Take) (*few times i have watched it) at least Jemele Hill Knows what she is talking about in the world of Sports. Champion is just annoying and clueless.

  63. 1phd says: Oct 24, 2013 11:51 PM

    Let’s all be honest here … if the Super Bowl was being hosted in a warm weather city like it usually is and should be, none of these comments would have ever been spoken.

  64. nysports831 says: Oct 24, 2013 11:53 PM

    As a lifelong New Yorker, it bothers me to see how many people really take perception to be reality. I too question when people don’t say please and thank you, don’t hold a door, nor stand up on a packed train when the elderly or young children board, or use poor language unaware/uncaring to the fact that children are around. Stop making ignorant, blanket statements. If anything, Pam only acted hypocritical throwing barbs and then stating how proper and hospitable she is as a southerner.

  65. raiderapologist says: Oct 24, 2013 11:59 PM

    Florio seems to have a thing about elevators.

  66. joshnyc1 says: Oct 24, 2013 11:59 PM

    She is right on. After spending 3.5 years in Syracuse coming up from Atlanta I only have memories of Rude, Crude, and loud, and of course lake effect snow. I hope the Super Bowl has 40″ of snow, perhaps they will think of the fans the next time. Bill

    hahahaha Syracuse is NOT New York bro. New Yorkers have a reputation for being tough, hard nosed, aggressive, and impolite. We’re products of our environment, a fast paced city filled with unfathomable energy to the outsider. I’m from NYC, yet i still say please and thank you all the time. Why just a few hours ago I gave up my spot on the train for a nursing mother. People gotta stop generalizing, including Pam Oliver. Like anywhere there are always bad apples. Pam Oliver can just shut up, she’s done nothing but interrupt and annoy FOX broadcasts for years.

  67. yetimonster says: Oct 25, 2013 12:09 AM

    She is an idiot and has been for many years, relegated to sideline interviews in the cold. Most sideline reporters, no matter how “blonde” move on to bigger and better things.

  68. harrywarden15 says: Oct 25, 2013 12:10 AM

    If it wasn’t for the likes of the ACLU and the EEOC she wouldn’t even have a job so she best shut her mouth before she doesn’t.

  69. emaney477 says: Oct 25, 2013 12:22 AM

    Pam Oliver should be ashamed of herself. Who made her the Roastmaster. Just show a complete lack of professionalism.

  70. Deb says: Oct 25, 2013 12:23 AM

    I’m a Southern girl and had the time of my life as a tourist in NYC. Stayed with a friend in Brooklyn. Wandered the city on my own and met great people all over. But that’s been my experience just about everywhere. As a rule, you get back what you project.

  71. pugstradamus says: Oct 25, 2013 12:29 AM

    Im from Massahusetts and moved to SC. Im a white guy that works in a predominantly black workplace. Absolutely nervous of how I was going to be treated and accepted, if at all. I salute my coworkers. Every single person introduced themselves, offered cell numbers if I needed anything. Point is for me Im blessed with being around such amazing folks. Good luck meeting many people like that back in taxachusetts. I love the southern hospitality

  72. therealjr says: Oct 25, 2013 12:46 AM

    All she was missing was a couple I-wanna-kiss-yous.

  73. thepunkyqb says: Oct 25, 2013 12:59 AM

    Many will take this as a sexist comment. But not until women were infused forcefully into sports media did you start to see an overabundance of Sideline Reporters in Football. I for one am extremely annoyed by them and their ‘useless’ information they spew out at us that could otherwise be considered ‘observational reporting’ and/or something we could all do on our own. I understand wanting to diversify your work environment…but imposing upon us a slew of female sideline reporters just isn’t the correct way to make that happen. My opinion of course…not saying it’s right or wrong.

  74. juniversal says: Oct 25, 2013 1:00 AM

    Pam Oliver = MILF (nothing to do with this story…just wanted to add that truism lol).

  75. youusedme says: Oct 25, 2013 1:04 AM

    Yummy. these mimosas are delicious!! Oh. You mean there is alcohol in these. Ok. I’ll have another before I ask a few questions.

  76. i10east says: Oct 25, 2013 1:38 AM

    She was born in Dallas according to wiki

  77. romosrevenge says: Oct 25, 2013 1:39 AM

    You Go Girl! Stick it to the Man!

  78. east96st says: Oct 25, 2013 2:04 AM

    “After spending 3.5 years in Syracuse coming up from Atlanta I only have memories of Rude, Crude, and loud, and of course lake effect snow”

    So, 3.5 years in Syracuse and it still hasn’t dawned on you that 1) Syracuse is not NYC 2) the two cities are almost 250 miles apart 3) the only thing NYC and Syracuse have in common is they are in the same state 4) NYC is next to the Atlantic Ocean, so no “lake effect” snow.

    What’s even funnier is over 100 idiots gave you a thumbs up. Tell me, by your logic, if I stay in Atlanta does that make me an “expert” on Charlotte?

  79. gilperreault says: Oct 25, 2013 2:04 AM

    Maybe she thought she had to talk like she was filled with testosterone while in a room full of cigar toting big boys.

  80. onbucky96 says: Oct 25, 2013 2:48 AM

    She’s useless. Fire her and insert another airhead for the sidelines.

  81. funktron2x says: Oct 25, 2013 3:03 AM

    It’s the concussion. I am not even kidding.

  82. monropoobah says: Oct 25, 2013 3:57 AM

    packerenglishmajor says:
    Oct 24, 2013 11:22 PM
    It sounds pretty dumb for a journalist.
    Journalists need Football types to answer their mostly inane questions.

    I’d ask her, “Why p*ss off people you are hoping to earn your bread from?

    But if it was a male journalist talking smack to the owners, would we consider him ballsy?

    ***
    male journalist would be reprimanded and have to make a public apology.
    what’s sad is she’s looking to increase her notoriety by being abrasive
    you want to comment on new yorkers inhospitability(?) while being inappropriately abrasive in the wrong setting for that type of exchange? that’s great. what will WE do? (notoriety)

  83. strongmackn says: Oct 25, 2013 4:52 AM

    She only asked questions and made comments that everyone else is thinking, but doesnt have the platform to ask.

  84. joetoronto says: Oct 25, 2013 5:04 AM

    Whether you think she’s right or not is irrelevant, she shouldn’t have said that, plain and simple.

  85. tincansailor981 says: Oct 25, 2013 5:49 AM

    She and rest of the sideline candy corps need to go. They are all annoying as hell and do nothing to enhance the coverage

  86. vipod4ever says: Oct 25, 2013 6:19 AM

    No Kiss coming from Broadway Joe for you Oliver!

  87. onebucplace says: Oct 25, 2013 6:23 AM

    I’m from the south and have meet and worked with numerous people from the north and Pam is completely correctly correct, they’re normally obnoxious a-holes. Not all – but most.

  88. 12strikes says: Oct 25, 2013 6:36 AM

    How in the hell does Pam [Oliver] keep her job?

  89. torturedraiderfan says: Oct 25, 2013 6:59 AM

    If she is trying to make a point that people like her from the South are nice and polite, why would she act like an insulting, obnoxious moron when she’s talking to people from NY. She’s acting like the people she’s criticizing. I remember when she used to be hot. Now she looks like a wax figure. Maybe that made her angry at the world. Hey Pam, don’t get mad at New Yorker’s, just stay away from the heat……you’ll melt. lol

  90. remyje says: Oct 25, 2013 7:13 AM

    Lmao

  91. raiderufan says: Oct 25, 2013 7:17 AM

    I think attaching “reporter” to the name we give these sideline “reporters” goes straight to the head. They do no reporting at all. I love the quick injury updates. I’ll give them that.

    But the ones like her who portray a snotty sort of pretentious “I know everything” attitude while on the sideline just annoy me and do disservice to the women like an Erin Andrews who actually kept working and got herself into the studio or the number of women on ESPN who do a damn fine job calling college football games.

    I can’t stand Siragusa but if they’re gonna demand a person be on the sideline at least have it be somone who they can go to and say “what are you seeing?” in game…and I’m not saying that can’t be a woman. It could be anyone. Just make them useful and knowledgeable about more than “I’m gonna ask what they need to fix in the second half….”

  92. bubba703 says: Oct 25, 2013 7:29 AM

    the next time Pam does a sideline piece at MetLife stadium during a Jets game, she might want to wear a helmet. I suspect another accidental off target pass could be coming her way.

  93. exboomer says: Oct 25, 2013 8:08 AM

    Another typical elitest (sp) attitude from anational media “superstar”. Here’s a clue Pam..if you don’t have anything intelligent to say then don’t say anything.

  94. uncletuna says: Oct 25, 2013 8:27 AM

    Pam has a new fan!

  95. johnnyoclock says: Oct 25, 2013 8:42 AM

    Chalk her up to yet another rich-media-person snobby jerk. She’ll be safe in obscurity because it’s a long line.

  96. chawk12thman says: Oct 25, 2013 9:07 AM

    Good questions to the owner(s)….wrong venue…..

  97. salmen76 says: Oct 25, 2013 9:57 AM

    People who knock New Yorkers just don’t have a clue. I’m from the South (Louisiana) and my beautiful wife of 28 years is from New York. Over the years her and i have traveled to New York to visit and her family and friends have traveled here. And every single time we have had an absolute HOOT! They have always treated me with respect and made me feel like family from the very start! Sure, they’re feisty, strong, and opinionated. But that’s what i love and respect about them the most. They’re NOT fake. Maybe i fit right in because i’m a little rough around the edges myself. And boy do New Yorkers know how to party! My liver works overtime when i’m there. Ha Ha. And i wouldn’t trade my feisty little Yankee gal for nothing in the world! Maybe Pam was nervous or just trying too hard to be funny and fit in. I don’t think she meant any harm. If she accidentally insulted the Giants and Jets brass, SO what. They’re New Yorkers, they’re tough, they can take it. Geaux Saints!

  98. mogogo1 says: Oct 25, 2013 11:00 AM

    She either had a couple drinks beforehand and/or this is her trying to add some excitement to her incredibly boring career. Sideline reporters aren’t exactly the A-list. She’s seen on air for maybe a grand total of 2 minutes per telecast and reporting that the injured guy is being looked at by the training staff is about as insightful as things ever get.

  99. killjoy555 says: Oct 25, 2013 11:07 AM

    NFL sidelines don’t look like a kitchen to me

  100. rcali says: Oct 25, 2013 11:35 AM

    I’m going as Pam Oliver for Halloween, whoever she is.

  101. 12strikes says: Oct 25, 2013 11:46 AM

    –[W]hat the hell is the matter with Oliver?
    –How does Pam [Oliver] keep her job?

  102. zeke2517 says: Oct 25, 2013 12:12 PM

    “let’s not go too crazy on the actual or perceived hospitality of New Yorkers. Unless it’s now considered polite to barge onto an elevator before the person who is on the elevator has had a chance to exit.”

    Really? That’s your clever retort?

  103. grumpyoleman says: Oct 25, 2013 2:48 PM

    No reason to alienate, like calling your readers that support the Redskin name as being mental

  104. greenlantern75 says: Oct 25, 2013 3:47 PM

    Here’s a question for you Pam…

    How are we going to get you to be polite to local business leaders who asked you to come up and MC the event. Instead you make a an ignorant, broad brush, statement and call everyone from NY / NJ rude and lacking manners…

    One can only wonder the hell that would be brought down if someone was attribute your behavior to stereotypical perceptions associated with your race or gender or where you decide to live…

    Go back to asking head coaches how they plan to go into the 2nd half…and looking good…

  105. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 25, 2013 5:03 PM

    bigbenh8tr says: Oct 24, 2013 11:01 PM

    Awesome. Glad someone in the spotlight spoke up. As soon ad I moved from the south people are shocked when you hold a door open for them or say please and thankyou.

    I have plenty of great friends from long island but most city dwellers that are polite are transplants.
    ——————

    You’ve got it somewhat backwards. And again, if this is coming from the standpoint that putting on false niceties and airs, then what you consider to be nice is BS in the eyes of New Yorkers.

    But the transplants tend to be the ones who feel like they need to live up to the stereotypes that TV and movies portray, and are often the “rude” ones – particularly foreigners.

    People who are tourists or move to NY for school or work don’t encounter that many natives. They don’t even go where natives congregate often, so I call BS on that also. I am not saying there aren’t foul people in NYC, because I come from a neighborhood that has plenty, as does any other native from outside of Harlem.

    But for her to make these generalizations, and be a self-fulfilling prophecy just reeks of the inferiority complex that so many out of towners tend to have towards New Yorkers. Projecting that nonsense onto us doesn’t make your generalizations true, Pam (or anyone who co-signs her comments, whether made in jest or seriously).

  106. trapshoot says: Oct 25, 2013 8:38 PM

    The truth hurts.

  107. cherrybop says: Oct 25, 2013 9:21 PM

    She needs to be spanked for her insolence!

  108. lrjets says: Oct 26, 2013 7:41 AM

    dirk504 says:
    Oct 24, 2013 10:29 PM
    I’ve been to NY on business a few times and it’s easier to release a constipated turd, than to expect a New Yorker to be hospitable.
    _______________________________

    They’re only good at having risked their lives for others on 9/11!

  109. deepwld says: Dec 18, 2013 12:44 AM

    people keep knockin the area. I was born and raised here. The bottom line is this. If you spend thousands to go see a game. where do want to be?..so much to do here more than any other city.

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