J.J.: My point is, at the moment, Casey has less on-air charm and charisma than my high school driving instructor, and you know it, Dan. Now I think the time has come for you to think about the possibility of another partner.
Dan: I’m not going to do the show with your high school driving instructor, J.J., if that’s what you’re asking me.

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Casey McCall: Where?
Dan Rydell: El Perro Fumando.
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Dan Rydell: Yes.
Casey McCall: Why?
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Natalie Hurley: On page 66, halfway down in the NFL injury report, it says “Collins is expected to miss practice this week, the result of a bulging disk.”
Dan Rydell: Yeah?
Natalie Hurley: There’s a typo on the TelePrompter. They left out the ‘s.’
Casey McCall: Collins is expected to be sidelined a week to 10 days with a bulging di-uh oh.
Dan Rydell: Whoa. That’s a big 10-4.
Casey McCall: My next line in the script was “Let’s go to the videotape.”
Natalie Hurley: We might have gotten some phone calls.