by Jeff Wozer, Buffalo Sports Page Humorist

Buffalo native Emily Pfalzer is now a gold medalist, thanks to the USA women’s hockey team’s victory over Canada early Thursday morning.  Sports comedian Jeff Wozer has discovered that some perks go with winning the gold.

• Invited to attend a Sabres game and slam a door or two with Jason Botterill.

• Katie Couric asked her to go in on a Pyeongchang timeshare.

• City of Buffalo announced a parade in her honor but then canceled it over concerns of someone drowning in a pothole.


• Channel 4’s Don Postles friended her on Facebook.

• Pressured by agent to change her name to “Niagara Pfalzer.”

• Gets to now call Terry Pegula by his nickname “Pegs.”

• In her honor February 24th is declared “Don’t Pronounce the First Letter in Your Last Name Day” by Mayor Brown.

• Congressman Chris Collins invites her to join him on “Dancing With the Stars.”

• Schopp & the Bulldog invite her on to their show under the promise Schopp won’t ask if she has any questions for him.

Jeff’s been busy finding some fun in the Olympic games.  He thinks the men’s hockey team faced some biased officiating, and discovered some surprises that Pfalzer found in PyeongChang.

Jeff Wozer

Nationally touring stand-up comedian Jeff Wozer has performed with some of comedy’s biggest acts – Martin Short, John Oliver, Brian Reagan – and on some of comedy’s biggest stages – Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Las Vegas strip, Great American Comedy Festival.

His humor articles have appeared in more than 40 publications including ESPN’s, Rocky Mountain Sports and the Explorer Club’s Explorer’s Journal.

Prior to veering into comedy he worked as a sports and news director for WFAD in Middlebury, Vermont where he won an Associated Press award for hockey play-by-play. And he spent two years as the play-by-play voice for the Vail Avalanche junior hockey team in Vail, Colorado.

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