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We’ve all seen the ways in which live TV can work against its own presenters, whether it be by pranks, flubs, or unpredictable occurrences. But at least most of those people have the full understanding that they’re actually on live TV at the time. The same can’t be said for NFL Network analyst Charlie Casserly, who gets rather annoyed with anchor Dan Hellie about what they’re discussing. Check it out below.
It appears that once the Super Bowl-winning Charlie Casserly has his mind set on what the script is supposed to be, there will be NO CHANGING IT. How dare Dan Hellie start up a different train of questions when Casserly clearly only has a specific set of answers to work with from within his analytical brain? Seriously, though, how does Casserly not realize he’s on live TV? Total Access is almost always done live in its initial presentation, to be re-aired during hours where nothing else is happening. It’s possible he just got mixed up with what show he was on.
At least he had the courtesy to use a football phrase – “Time out.” – when trying to get Hellie to stop talking about things that they didn’t discuss beforehand. And that already seemed slightly unprofessional enough, but then he just kept stalling, finally just asking if they were live or taping. And then when he found out they were live? He said to “start the whole thing over.” Clearly not how live works, Charlie.
If anything, you’d think Casserly would be a bit more bothered by the fact that Hellie keeps trying to touch his elbow, like a game of Tag where people are trying to tap sense into the other person. No, though, it’s just about the questions.
But hey, it’s not like that’s the only NFL Network snafu we’ve ever seen. Below you can watch a years-old gem of a mistake with NFL icon Joe Theisman, which sadly wasn’t on live TV, but it’s still a solid slip of the tongue. The reactions it gets are totally worth it.
So I guess the moral of the story is: make sure you know what you’re doing and what you’re talking about, and don’t be afraid to speak off the cuff if talking is one of your job requirements. Kind of long moral, but a fitting one.