Poor, poor, Pam Oliver. The woman just can’t catch a break.
Just weeks after being hit in the side of the head by a wayward pass during pregame warmups, Oliver again found herself in the way – this time of the Ohio State Marching Band.
During a live cut-in with Fox’s NFL pregame show, Oliver was giving some information regarding the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers when the Ohio State band began walking towards her. I’m not sure if she figured they’d break their formation and go around her or if she wasn’t aware just how close she was to them, but either way, she was nearly ran over before moving out of the way.
Members of the band did break formation a bit – one band member curled around the side of her while another walked completely in front of her shot, which clearly flustered the veteran sideline reporter.
Maybe the Fox production team needs to find a more safe spot for her reporting, like an inclosed room, full of padding.