IamA JAY ONRAIT AMA!
I am Jay Onrait. Probably the most famous Canadian in the world. I co-anchor Fox Sports Live on FS1 every night at 11 et and the weekly Jay & Dan Podcast. I have written a new book entitled NUMBER TWO which you can purchase on my website: jayonrait.com. AMA!
loves demi lovato
Just riding on to the top question, cause I can't not ask a question but Jay is answering on the first AMA that he made, but he doesnt know that its "removed", so if you want to read some of his responses got to https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3qljcv/iama_jay_onrait_ama/
https://www.reddit.com/user/jonrait for ref.
Also this just cause:
THANKS GUYS I AM HERE ON THIS ONE NOW. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THIS HAPPENED.
OKAY GUYS I AM DONE THE AMA!!! THANKS FOR ALL THE AWESOME QUESTIONS. GO TO jayonrait.com TO SEE WHEN I WILL BE IN OUR AREA AND COME OUT AND SEE ME IN NOVEMBER TO GET YOUR COPY OF "NUMBER TWO" SIGNED!!! HAVE A GREAT DAY
Considering the Blue Jackets' struggles this year, would you still consider Bobrovsky to be the best cop on the force?
absolutely. Every cop has a bad day. or week. or two weeks
Hey Jay, do you even know how to use Reddit? http://i.imgur.com/fq8ykRo.png
I SIGNED UP LIKE THEY TOLD ME TO! IT'S THEIR FAULT THERE ARE A MILLION AMA'S lol
Hey Jay! In Michael Landsbergs AMA, he states that you spit in his face, kicked his dog, and often urinated in the TSN studio. Any truth to these rumours?
When are you coming back to Canada?
we hope to be back on TSN someday soon
Hey Jay, just one question, what are some key differences in working in Canada vs working in the US?
Hey Dan, what is your advice for an aspiring broadcaster/sports journalist in today's market?
get everyone's name right
Do you have your rubbah boots on tahday?
If you had to sleep with one man, who would it be?
Is there a possibility down the road of returning to TSN? We miss you!!
Hey Jay, big fan. How did you and Dan develop such chemistry on set?
We just both have a similar philosophy about doing the show: Information first... always have fun. it's not supposed to be serious. it's sports
It's the Juicy Man!
Can you add Halifax to your book tour? It would be great to meet the tallest canadian in history.
Hope everything's going well with Dan.
trying to get to Halifax in January
How do you foresee Tortorella's tenure in Columbus working out, especially in coaching such a young team?
he'll bounce back
You are in the forest in December. You must choose one NHL player to cuddle with you and Dan to preserve body warmth. Who is it and why?
Chara. seems cuddly
Do you ever feel sad having to spend a large bulk of the show talking about basketball and football, rather than devoting 90% of the show to hockey? Do you wish Americans shared the same love of the game that Canadians do?
oh yes i totally wish that but i also wish for gold bars and they don't come
did you know your last name sounds cooler spelled backwards ? TIARNO
How about TRIANO
Jay simple question. Marry-Fuck-Kill with Dan, Bob McKenzie, and James Duthie? Go
marry james f bob kill dan
Jay, what are your thoughts about FS1? Was it a what you were expecting? If not, what were you expecting?
FS1 has been an awesome place to work. pretty much what i expected but as i have stated many times wish we had just done our TSN show right off the bat
Who do you see making deep playoff runs this season?
I dont know who you are, but i just wanted to ask a question... Hello?
is it me you're looking for?
Hey Jay! Is a hotdog a sandwich?
Miss you and Dan in the mornings back in Canada. Come back !
hot dog not a sandwich.
What's the deal with Muldowney?
How sick are you hearing from Canadians begging you to come back? There really is no hope of that happening, right Jay? Please say there's a chance!
There's always a chance!
Hi Jay, big fan here from Manitoba originally. I was wondering if you would be interested in going halfers with me to buy the Palomino club in Winnipeg and trying to save it? We can move it to LA if you want.
EDIT: Or maybe just open a second location.
must stay there. burton cummings can own it
James Duthie has a book signing tonight in Halifax. Do you think he'll be offended if I get him to autograph your book instead of his?
What's the funniest "I'm not in Canada" moment you had, after moving to the inferior lands to the south?
hmmm great question... maybe after our baby was born and we got an itemized bill for the delivery. don't get that north of the 49th...
who told Dan that silver tipps was cool??
he has no control over that
Hey Jay, as your number one fan from Australia I'm just wondering have you ever seen any Aussie rules football? If so, what is your opinion?
i have seen it love it
Mr. Onrait, we all know how funny you and Dan are together. How long have you guys known each other and how much time do you spend together off-air? Also, which broadcasting moment gave you the biggest laugh? Thanks, and looking forward to the book!
we have known each other since 2002 when we started working together... off air we hang quite a bit actually my wife and i are taking dan AND HIS MOM out for dinner this Monday
Aside from Dan, who was the weirdest person you worked with on TSN?
great question... probably Suneel Joshi
Hi Jay! Who are your top three dream podcast guests?
- Kristina Rose
- Dave Letterman
Kill / fuck / marry with those three
Hey Jay big fan of the pod. Ive been hearing about the infamous producer Tim for years now but have never seen a picture of him. Can you confirm that producer Tim does in fact exist?
he is 100 percent real
GOD DAMMIT JAY HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO PAY YOU AND DAN TO COME BACK TO TSN!? WHAT ARE THEY PAYING YOU AT FOX? I'LL TRIPLE IT!
you don't have that kind of $$$$
Jay, any advice for an Oilers fan living in Sasky?
Um... enjoy McDavid?
WHERE IS THE BANANA HOT DOG?
Poutine or beavertail?
Do you have a favourite moment from your TSN Jay and Dan podcast days? Even to this day, I find myself doing the "HI!" and "Mhmm" voice in my head almost daily.
p.s Did we ever get the go ahead to hear "the pig story" from Vince?
I just loved working with Mike and Kirstoff so much! That was great
What's your favorite kind of cheese?
What's the one segment you did that you were surprised TSN or FS1 let you get away with?
hmmm great question! maybe drinking tequila on the pod
Considering the primary topic of your first book was poop, and your new book is called 'Number Two', what is your take on poop left in public toilets?
Why do you think people leave them? Is it because they want others to gaze upon the glory they just created or is it just laziness?
It's just laziness and it sucks. Bad etiquette
Hey Jay! What went in to your decision to go to an American channel over a Canadian one? Thanks!
$$$$. just kidding. that and the challenge!!!!
I realized after you and Dan left TSN how little I care about sports highlights vs. how much I enjoyed SC for the two of you. Cabbie is cool, and Kate has pretty eyes, but a substantial amount of the personality has disappeared.
-Do you ever listen to Marek vs. Wyshynski podcast? The four of you should get together for what would be the supergroup of hockey podcasts. With beer and weed.
-How much hockey do you cover now vs. when you worked for TSN?
-Journey or Foreigner?
Hey Jay! What was it like being recognized by a bigger media corporation as being the best and something they needed to have?
pretty fucking awesome. FOX is great to work for.
Huge fan of your work.
What's your favourite brand of cereal? Also, what is better in Canada than the US?
Loved Pro Stars back in the day. better chocolate bars in Canada
Is Peter Schrager as funny in person as he is on your podcast? He's hilarious on your podcast and then super serious on Cowherd's podcast. What is Schrags really like?
he is awesome. On Cowherd's pod he is giving info. He is genuinely connected in the NFL and that's his main role with FS1. with us he is our friend so i think he feels he can loosen up a bit!!!!
Hey Jay! Any chance you will stop by Ottawa during your book tour? I'm here studying journalism and it'd awesome to have the chance to meet you. I watched you and Dan on SportsCentre all the time when I was younger and you guys were one of my inspirations for pursuing journalism as a career.
trying to get to Ottawa in new year
Hey Jay. We met outside a Louis CK show in Toronto and you are the tallest man alive. So would you rather be a giraffe with a sore throat or an elephant with a runny nose?
neither. I'd rather be Louis CK
would you rather go back in time or travel to the future?
Also, do you put ketchup on your hot dogs?
back in time no ketchup
Hey Jay, we miss you here in Canada! Question: how far do you think Habs will go this year?
pretty far. but washington also looks good in east
Hey André, how many times did you masturbate during this AMA so far?
none. no time
Hey Jay, huge fan. I'm a senior in high school looking to become a sports journalist/anchor/announcer, what steps would you recommend I take now?
good broadcasting school. volunteer at local tv station while there
My favorite clip featuring you is this piece of anthology from the 2010 Olympics. What is your favorite Jay Onrait clip and why?
probably the kickboxing one from Big breakfast winnipeg
My man Jay. You were in Winnipeg a few years back for your first book. Do you remember taking a picture with a pretty girl who's boyfriend couldn't make it but you chose to put your arm around no one beside you in order to crop me in? That boyfriend was me.
I am cropped into the picture now and it sits on my mantle. You're a stand up dude, dude.
Best of luck with your Number 2. I'll be getting my hands on it!
my pleasure and enjoy the new book. see you in winnipeg soon! BTW everyone check jayonrait.com and see my tour dates!!!
Watching the World Series last night it was obviously chaos when power went out. Felt bad for Dan as it was super uncomfortable to go right to analysis. Any way to describe what was going on behind the scenes when the broadcast went dead?
total chaos. thought dan did a super job under the circumstances. good example for young broadcasters. be ready for ANYTHING
Hey Jay, do you imagine Big City Ken still has any issues with health Canada? Or is he still welcoming people to their new hiccups?
he should be happy for the free health care
Jay! As as a huge fan of music, what is your current setup for your record player at home and what record is currently sitting in it?
(Also, I'm a huge fan of your first book. Going to pick up your new one today and enjoy a nice poop in celebration when I first crack it open.)
nice! enjoy the new book. I just treated myself to an amazing record player. A Clearaudio Concept. Sounds amazing
If you had to replace Dan with anyone else (living or dead) who would it be?
Also do you miss Tim Hortons and how much?
it would be kristina rose
First off, thanks for the AMA. The pod is the best. It's my favorite listen while I'm running.
My question for you is "Will you help make my bachelor party the best?" Next year I'm having my bachelor party and the dream is all 5 of us are able to view the Goon 2 premiere. We'll have an amazing road trip from North Carolina to Canada and visit any strip club you recommend. Pass this along to anyone who can help? Twitter is @davidh4goon2, thanks for any help!
Sup Buuuuuud! Huge fan of the Pod!! My question for you Jay is who from the Canadian Wall of Fame would be your #1 choice to have on the Pod?
Hey Jay! Love the podcst! You could really feel the love between you and Duthie the other week.
So my question is what's the craziest Duthie story you got?
he once invited NHL on TSN crew to his house and left his two Gemini awards on driveway to indicate which house was his.
Dutchy vs Grapes: 12 rounds of boxing. Who wins?
have you SEEN Dutchy? dutchy
Hey Jay! Just wanna say I'm a huge fan, and we miss you here in Canada...
Just a few questions:
1.How hard was it to watch the jays receive so much dirt talk from your co-workers?
- Do you and Dan ever get annoyed with the fox sports theme song?
- no big deal. we knew the jays were great
Thank you for your commentary on the fan getting touched by Ichiro. How was reception of that from your friends and co-workers? (if any)
Here's the clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgPYE9OzyOY
people loved that
Hey Jay! Which member of TSN do you miss working with the most?
Rod Smith. Legend
If you had to fight any current player of any sport, who would it be?
Bartolo Colon just for the laughs
Hey Jay, who is your favourite pod guest ever and why?
Tough to say. Probably Taggart because he's been with us so long
Thanks for coming back to do another AMA.
What the frig is going on with the Ducks this year? Do you think they'll bounce back?
so weird. I'm worried about our boy boudreau
Who would you say is the number 2 cop on the force?
Listened to you on a podcast or radio hit recently and was really impressed when you admitted that in the beginning FSL wasn't the structure you were hoping for. Now that you guys are the only ones on your show outside of the taped segments, are you more comfortable going back to your shenanigans and does it make it easier to do your job of reading highlights?
very happy now. like our old tsn show
Hey Jay, would you ever let Dan's kids babysit your kid?
yes (he has offered)
Jay favourite bar in Saskatoon??
yard and flagon
Why do Canadians comment so often on American politics?
we are fascinated by it also our politics are boring
Hi Jay! Hope your Wednesday is going great!What do you miss the most about hosting the show on TSN? If you can answer that.
Thanks for doing this, huge fan of you and Dan!
miss the old set. so dirty
What's one American city you were most pleasantly surprised by after your first visit and why?
Keep up the great work!
great question. I actually liked Detroit! so much history and the music scene amazing
Did you ever feel like there was a specific turning point in your anchoring career where you felt like you and Dan had been handed the reins to do highlights the way you wanted?
kind of. a few years after we started we really pushed the boundaries and then TSN pushed back.. somewhere in the middle we found a common ground and that's when the show really thrived. We always each had about 4 on cams so our philosophy was ... 2 fun ones... 2 serious... that way we didn't beat you over the head with jokes. one thing people may not realize: You will actually get all the sports info when you watch our show
How much will I have to pay you and Dan to come back to TSN?
Hey Jay. Who is your dream podcast guest?
Hi Jay, from one tall person to another, what are the best and worst parts about being vertically endowed?
best: concerts worst: basements
Has there ever been a time when you and Dan were both behind the desk with no pants on?
If you could do one thing on camera, that the networks won't let you do, what would it be?
Jay, one juicy story that didn't make into Number Two???
original title of book was "dancing with ukranian girls"... that story didn't make it in... may be title of third book
Who is better? McDavid or Jesus?
Are we going to see you make an appearance on NHL Deadline Day in your bathrobe again?
Hey Jay, do you like the dunk tank?
Hi Jay, I was wondering what you thought about the Flames regression? Also really miss watching you and Dan every night.
not sure what to think. its a bit early
Jay you're a beauty. When can we expect you to do some acting (if ever). Will Ferrell has paved the way Jay! Seriously though ever thought about it?
sure maybe someday. I thought i was brilliant in that coke commercial with Eberle
Between you and Dan, who would win in an arm wrestling contest ?
me. then dan. it would be a tie
What do you think of Lisa Ann now beeing in the fantasy sports ?
i'm a fan of Lisa Ann doing anything really
Hey Jay, I was wondering for Movember, do you plan ahead what style you are going to grow or do you just wing it? If you plan ahead, what is your inspiration for this year
wing it. going Tom Selleck this year
What is Dan O'Toole's deepest, darkest secret?
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