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Oprah's Oops Moment with Drew Brees

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 16th 2010 10:00AM
drew_brees_birthmark_new_orleans_saints_quarterbackOh, my. This is embarrassing... for Oprah. Apparently, she didn't see New Orleans Saints quarterback and Super Bowl MVP ever before in her life. How else can you explain what happened when Drew Brees was a guest on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'? Before we go to the tape, a few thoughts.

First, what does it say about the staff research on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' that something as big as Drew Brees' birthmark, clearly visible on his right cheek didn't make it into the notes?

Nobody ran a little tape on the guy? There were no football cards or an 8x10 glossy? It makes you think that somebody simply handed Oprah a set of cards and said, "Here you go. His team won the Super Bowl. He throws the ball. Go get him, O."

Clearly, Ms. O had no idea what Drew Brees looked like. She must not have watched the Super Bowl or she would have seen the birthmark on his face. She must not have seen any of the post-game appearances with Drew Brees or she would have asked someone about that mark on his face. She must not have cared very much about the interview to do the proper preparation.

Fortunately for Oprah, Drew is a good-natured guy and he laughed off her attempt to clean his face. Watch:

It's not exactly the same, but have you ever experienced this: you walk into the doctor's office. You meet with the nurse and explain what's wrong with you. The nurse writes it all down in your file and you sit and wait 30 minutes in a paper gown. The doctor walks in with your file. While you continue to wait, the doctor opens the file and just then starts to read. When they're done, they look up at you and say, "Now, what's wrong?" It's like they have not read or understood one iota of the material in the file. It's like they have no idea who you are.

Maybe it's not very much like that after all, but Oprah should be ashamed of herself for not reading the Drew Brees file before he walked out onto her stage. After all, she is Oprah. She's supposed to be better than that.

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Everyone, you all are making a very big deal on this lol She actually was just playing around with the guy. She was joking with him. They had already met before the show and she knew that it was a birthmark. Come on, who doesn't know who "Drew Brees" is, right?

I think that just one person took this the wrong way and it has spouted all the way to this lol. I know it isn't that big of a deal.

I'm not sure who was behind this. I know that they used a site called http://tr.im/youtuberank to actually boosts the videos views so that it would become popular and increase it's ranking very quick.

But I do understand how it could be taken wrong.


February 17 2010 at 10:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Comtessa de Metoncula

I cannot believe the nasty and underserving comments about Oprah who happens to also be human like the rest of us..
There are far more pressing issues we need to worry about like our envolvement in two wars, bad economy and lack of jobs etc.
Get a life people and the nasty people on this panel, please think twice before you cast the first stone.

February 17 2010 at 9:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I must say I had never heard what this mark was on Drew's face. I honestly can't remember him having that mark when he was playing for San Diego so I'm surprised to learn that it's a birthmark since that means he's had it forever. This year is the first time I ever noticed it. I guess he didn't get as much publicity before the last two years and I only saw him with his football helmet on and didn't notice the mark.

February 17 2010 at 9:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Those who have a nothing good to say should say nothing. You can tell who have race issuses based on their comments. Ms. O should tell you to kiss where the sun does not shine. People are upset becaues of her wealth,God given talent, and she backed our second black president.

February 17 2010 at 9:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This article is a little excessive!

February 17 2010 at 9:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
catherine chapey

smile, you bring to you what you put out into the universe so be happy look for the brightness in everything and the light will shine on you

February 17 2010 at 9:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Just goes to show you, its time for Lady O to retire

February 17 2010 at 9:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Let me get this striaght Allison: you couldn't find a more recent photo of Drw Brees that cleartly showed his brithmark, yet you expect that Oprah and her team were supposed to have done so? Why would anyone in her camp focus on such an insignificant detail in the first place? What were they gonna say to her? "Oh, O -- he's got a brithmark on his face, so don't try to rub it off." I'm with Edward on this. If you want to piont fingers at journalism done poorly, take a gander in the mirror and point away.

February 17 2010 at 9:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Met Oprah once, dumb as a box of rocks! During taping of her show she has to be told ever move to make, what to do and say!

February 17 2010 at 9:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

As like a lot of others who've commented, I've never noticed the birthmark either. It's really no big deal and definitely doesn't have anything to do with race(Connie/Vonnie), you two must be related. It was a simple mistake, nothing more...nothing less.

February 17 2010 at 9:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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