At a time when Giants co-owner John Mara is overseeing the investigation sparked by the release of the Ray Rice video, Giants co-owner Steve Tisch is holding court with the company that released it.
In his latest on-camera chat with TMZ, Tisch jokes about the Ebola situation in Dallas, where the Giants will be traveling for an October 19 game.
“I think the Cowboys are going to get it first,” Tisch said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “So it’s to our advantage.”
Asked whether the Giants will take any precautions when visiting Dallas, Tisch again answered with a joke.
“I think the odds are greater that Jerry Jones . . . where am I going with this?” Tisch said.
“That Jerry Jones wins the Super Bowl this year?” the TMZ reported replied.
“Yeah,” Tisch said. “Thank you. I’m going to put it on you.”
While it appears that the Ebola virus has been contained in Dallas, the ongoing threat of an outbreak coupled with the high mortality rate makes it a delicate topic when it comes to cracking jokes.
Besides, why gratuitously rile up the Cowboys? They’re currently 3-1, a game ahead of the Giants in the NFC East.