John Oliver: “You’re allowed to root for the Yankees, you grew up in the Bronx…. you can’t just choose to root for the Yankees.”*
Regis Philbin: “So why do you root for the Mets?”
Oliver: “That’s because I’m British… I associate sports with misery.”
*When Philbin said he was a Yankees fan, there was a single cheer. When Oliver said he was a Mets fan, there were a lot of them.