ESPN host and commentator Keith Olbermann slammed Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly after he made claims of being a former star athlete.
When Olbermann rejoined ESPN, he said he would keep politics out. He was a host on MSNBC and frequently slammed O’Reilly
But he quipped, “This is fun. This brings back memories. I’ll stick to his stories about sports and how great he was and how all his teams in high school and college were virtually undefeated.”
O’Reille said that he played on his varsity football team when he gave an interview with ESPN’s Dan Le Batard on Monday. O’Reilly went to Marist College.
“We were undefeated our senior year,” O’Reilly said in the interview. “That was a pretty good deal.”
Olbermann pointed out that Marist didn’t have a football team until about seven years after O’Reilly retired, per Raw Story
“I still own your head, Bill,” he said.
And he also took shots at O’Reilly making claims he was approached by the New York Mets during his senior year at Marist.
“A guy walked out on the mound next to me, out of the right field bullpen, and started throwing, and I looked all over,” O’Reilly said, according to TPM. “He was about 5’10″. He threw twice as hard as me. Tom Seaver. His rookie year. I didn’t know who he was, just blew me off the mound.”
Olberman also took offense to this.
“Seaver’s rookie year was 1967, when Bill O’Reilly had just turned 18. In his biography, O’Reilly put the alleged Met tryout in his senior year of college, 1970 or ’71, by which point the Mets had already won the World Series, and Seaver had won the Cy Young Award. The only part of this story he hasn’t changed was that he — ‘lifelong Met fan’ — did not recognize Tom Seaver,” he added.