Erik Kuselias Is Burning

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I had no idea that Rome Is Burning was live (or perhaps taped live), and apparently Erik Kuselias didn't either. Kuselias was filling in for Rome on Friday and botched an intro for an interview with Jeremy Roenick. So how did they fix it after the mistake aired? ESPN just re-ran the commercials that just aired and did it over....

I love the look on Kuselias' face and the fact that they cut the mic off. Live television is never easy people. Especially when you don't know it's live.

(Thanks to BL for tip)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:16 PM


It's Kuselias; what do you expect from this no-talent asshat?

UnHoly Diver said...
May 24, 2008, 2:42:00 PM  

Stick to radio, Kuselias. He was in all week as a forum guest. He should've known the show's live.

May 24, 2008, 3:31:00 PM  

This was not live. It's shot live to tape. Meaning, it is pre-recorded. Each segment is delivered unedited to ESPN's format guidelines.

Having used to work there, here is my guess as to what happened:

The wrong information was given to the ESPN department that controls these live to tape shows. That information usually states that Segment X runs from a specific beginning timecode (usually time of day) to a specific ending timecode. If there is an instance when a segment needed to be re-done, it is noted on the log that is delivered to ESPN and the department that deals with this show.

My guess is that whatever person was responsible for supplying ESPN with the ins and outs of each segment accidentally gave them the wrong timecodes for that particular segment. Instead of giving them the in and out timecodes for the re-do of that segment, they gave ESPN the timecodes of the bad take of that segment.

Therefore, what happened is that you see the host start the segment and stop it so he can do it over. So when they saw the segment abruptly end, ESPN did not know what to do...and therefore went to commercials to fill the time.

If you ever watch the west coast SportsCenters that re-run in the morning, you will see that segments that were messed up live re-air corrected. This is because they re-shoot the bad segments after the live show airs and supply the correct timecodes for the new and improved segments to whomever gets them.

Anonymous said...
May 24, 2008, 4:47:00 PM  

If it wasn't live, then why didn't anyone on-staf flet him know before he did his Final Take ripping Indianapolis for getting the 2011 Super Bowl that we actually got it for 2012 ?!

No-talent asshat.

Anonymous said...
May 24, 2008, 5:19:00 PM  

hey kuselias...bohica buddy


Anonymous said...
May 24, 2008, 6:13:00 PM  


That might be my favorite soundbite from the show:

Until you can step and bring home some hardware, you earn the right to talk the smack. Not just 'cause you're from Cleveland?!?!

May 24, 2008, 7:05:00 PM  

boom...out of here.

Anonymous said...
May 24, 2008, 9:05:00 PM  

I've been to wrestling TV tapings where some matches were re-wrestled again when a cameraman would miss a big shot, or shot something that shouldn't have been.

Anonymous said...
May 25, 2008, 2:56:00 AM  

I Cant Stand This Guy!! He Was Awful On Nascar Now and Even Worse At This!!! Stay Off Of TV!!!!

Anonymous said...
May 25, 2008, 6:56:00 PM  

This is not the first time this has happened on JRIB. In one episode during Super Bowl week in Miami, Rome completely screwed up the opening "burns" segment, with the videos airing out of sync, and Rome stopping and restarting his thoughts. He managed to get out a "live TV" comment, to at least acknowledge his mistakes. So I've always assumed the show was live.

Anonymous said...
May 25, 2008, 9:14:00 PM  

Kuselias bores me to tears. Stick to NASCAR.

May 25, 2008, 9:49:00 PM  

Can he please be rightfully given a permanent radio show instead of that hideous Orestes Destrade and John Seibol production that concentrates on online polling by the 45 people who listen to it.

Anonymous said...
May 27, 2008, 8:41:00 PM  

You guys are idiots. The show is live, but some segments are pre-taped. The tape operator played back the wrong tape. It wasn't Erik's fault at all. I know this because I work on the show.

As for the one guy complaining about him calling it the 2011 Super Bowl in Indy. It will technically be played in the year 2012, but Super Bowl's are always referred to by the season that they precede. Look it up. Thus, Erik was correct in calling it the 2011 Super Bowl.

As for whoever's blog this is, you've really got to get your facts straight before you post stuff like this. It's irresponsible and the exact reason people like Bob Costas and Jim Nantz hate bloggers.

Anonymous said...
Jun 1, 2008, 6:23:00 PM  

That last guy is a douche bag.

Anonymous said...
Jun 4, 2008, 8:27:00 PM  

Kuselias sucks. Everything about him screams "FRAUD." He say he managed a law firm, but he got sued by his former law partners! This guy should stick to ambulance chasing.

Anonymous said...
Jun 27, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

Good Job! :)

Anonymous said...
Jul 14, 2008, 5:13:00 AM  

Either way, Kuselias is a fucking moron.

Anonymous said...
Aug 15, 2008, 10:03:00 AM  

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