WASHINGTON — The ABC employee on the dump button will need a quicker trigger than that!
One of the unique aspects of the XFL is the access given during the games to the broadast crews. Cameramen are in the huddle on some plays, for example.
After the Seattle Dragons endured a tough series deep on their side of the field in the second quarter of the league’s opening game against the DC Defenders, Seattle lineman Dillon Day was asked a question by ESPN/ABC’s Dianna Russini right as he came off the field.
In the heat of the moment, Day did not self-censor.
“We’re just trying to do our (expletive) jobs,” a breathless Day said before the network’s censors finally kicked in.
The action kept rolling from there. On the next play, the Defenders’ Elijah Campbell blocked a punt in the end zone and Jonathan Celestin recovered it for a touchdown to give D.C. a 9-6 lead.