Live television always has some pitfalls and one of them is the dreaded technical difficulties. During the North Carolina State-North Carolina football game on ESPN, the network’s satellite truck had a glitch forcing it off the air. This necessitated an impromptu studio show with host Stan Verrett and everyone’s favorite analyst Mark May to fill until the game came back:

The delay caused play-by-play man Adam Amin to send this tweet out:

North Carolina radio personality Lauren Brownlow who was covering the game on-site was providing live tweets and quickly came ot Adam’s defense:

Amin and Brown are calling the game on ESPN and when the game came back on the air, they quickly reset what happened. But the last person ESPN viewers wanted to see help fill time was Mark May:

But this tweet probably summed up many viewers’ thoughts when the glitch occurred:

Luckily the delay didn’t last long. At least this didn’t happen during Michigan-Ohio State, imagine the vitriol among Buckeyes fans if this occurs tomorrow.

[Andrew Bucholtz Clippit]

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.