Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Winter white in Washington works to warm no one on NFL Network crew

The gang from NFL Network checked in this evening from snowy DC. Snow fell throughout the day and of course was heaviest as the camera guys faxed. Figures, huh?

NFL Network's pregame set was buried under the white stuff and required a shovel to clear the roof.

The weather didn't factor in to a transmission check earlier in the day that didn't go exactly as planned. Schedules posted in the compound yesterday were revised today. Unfortunately as new schedules were posted, some of the old one weren't removed.

Among the differences in the schedule were the meal breaks. Originally slated for 1:00, lunch was adjusted to 4:00 PM when call time was moved back from 10:30 AM to noon.

Transmission was rescheduled for 1:00 PM, so naturally all crew members who read the incorrect schedule were gone as transmission check was set to begin.

Everything was taken care of eventually, although the pregame folks didn't appreciate their rehearsals being interrupted. All NFL Net transmissions from FedEx Field routs through the pregame truck, which ironically is the only mobile unit parked outside.

Now That's COLD!: NFL Network camera operator Oz Coleman-from-Dallas-Texas celebrates a successful snow angel as the crew waits for the look-see with Craig Janoff.

Ah, the fun of winter.

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