NBC is still riding the Olympic waves as the folks with Today were interviewing some gals from the U.S. rowing team. It was your usual Today light-side fluff until Al Roker rocked some serious live awkwardness with what certainly appeared to be a dig at Matt Lauer and what happened to Ann Curry.
So here’s the set up, and I’ll follow the clip with Al’s pay-off. Matt was talking about how a post-race tradition was to throw a member in the water and he joked that in New York City they toss folks into the Hudson. Welllll….
Here was Al Roker’s retort. I especially liked the fact that he waited for everyone to be quiet to deliver the hammer!
“Which is different than our tradition … which is you throw one of us under the bus, but that’s another story.”
Oh Roker-Snap! If you’ve missed out on the back story, Ann believes that she was railroaded by Lauer and it’s alleged that part of his deal to re-up with Today would be that Ann got ye olde boot. During all this he-said, she-said-after-getting-canned, Ann made sure to let everyone know she had respect for Al. I’ve got to assume that respect was just ramped up a notch or two!