OK, so Jimmy Fallon didn't charm everybody during his Tonight Show debut on Monday.
Among the various Olympics-themed jokes he made during his inaugural "Tonight Show Superlatives" (one of the many successful Late Night bits Fallon has brought with him to 11:35 p.m.), he named American bobsledder Steven Holcomb "Most Likely to Find an Old Hot Wing in His Pocket," an apparent jab at the athlete's every-man physique.
Fittingly, the 33-year-old Army National Guardsman and bobsled pilot—who along with Steve Langton broke a 62-year Team USA medal drought in two-man bobsled by taking bronze yesterday—had a swift reply.
"I actually did offer Jimmy a ride at the beginning of the season and he declined," Holcomb said on The Dan Patrick Show today. "He said he was scared."
"It is what it is," he added, obviously not feeling the need to take Fallon's joke too hard. "He tried to take a jab at me and that's fine. It happens. We'll work something out."
May we suggest an epic lip-syncing battle? Or a water-tossing war? Or perhaps the history of bobsledding, as told through interpretive dance?
Either way, Holcomb already proved that he has a sense of humor.
"I'm a little offended @jimmyfallon," he also tweeted today. "Seriously, how dare you assume I'm a teriyaki wing guy? I only eat Buffalo style."
Maybe more athletes should get on board with Holcomb's diet—he won gold at the Vancouver Olympics in the four-man bobsled race.
"Best driver in the world," Langton told reporters last night, pointing to his partner. "The best—that guy."