May 16, 2007

Breaking News: Pam Oliver Spots Questionable Confetti

The following exchange took place during Pam Oliver's interview with Derek Fisher following
Utah’s series-clinching Game 5 win over Golden State on Tuesday night:

Oliver: “I’m looking at the confetti falling down. It’s a pitiful display. The confetti guy might need to get fired, but it’s still a great moment, isn’t it?”

Fisher: “Yeah, this organization has been such a classy and winning organization for such a long time. Been down for a few years, so whatever they want to do, you know, let’s enjoy it, it’s just a great moment.”

There are a couple of great things about this dialogue (aside from the fact that it involves a sideline reporter invoking the rare technique of attempting to completely destroy the moment before asking a question about what a great moment it is):

First of all, Oliver's comments call to mind an image of the crazed, toothless and embittered “Confetti Guy” who, unbeknownst to everyone until right now, lurks in the bowels of the Delta Center (or whatever the hell they call it these days) and from this moment forth will spend every waking moment of his dark days plotting revenge on the woman who called his life's work "pitiful."

And Fisher’s response of “whatever [the Jazz] want to do, you know, let’s enjoy it” seems to be a non-confrontational rebuttal to Oliver’s lambasting of the confetti, with the Jazz guard suggesting that having really shitty confetti might just be a choice that a franchise would deliberately make (and would in fact be justified in doing so).

No one ever accused Derek Fisher of being stupid. Not only did he make sure to steer clear of agreeing with Oliver (and thereby didn't join in on her slight cheap shot at the Jazz organization), but more importantly, he managed to avoid angering a far more threatening entity.

Because from what we understand, Confetti Guy knows a little something about holding a grudge.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i totally noticed that. what a nappy headed biatch!

1:36 PM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Syd said...

That nappy headed biatch comment caught me off guard. My laugh disrupted the office.

1:53 PM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Oops Pow Surprise said...

Oh, god Anonymous. Totally wrong. WAY OUT OF BOUNDS. You should be taken off the air!

C. Vivian Stringer

2:13 PM, May 16, 2007  
Anonymous Divorced NFL Babe said...

A useless sideline reporter calling for someone to be fired? She should look in the mirror.

By the way, how does Pam Oliver gain access only with certain NFL players during games for Fox Sports? It's called her "pre-game preparation".

Let's just say that she's hated among NFL wives.

3:56 PM, May 16, 2007  

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