FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - Every week it’s a new city, and a new game to get ready for. The guys at CBS, Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Allie LaForce all get ready for each game inside their bus.
“It's a rolling production studio, that's what it amounts to,” CBS play-by-play announcer Verne Lundquist said. “We've had it about four years, and it has proven very, very useful.”
“People are known to sit certain places, as Verne makes his way over to his chair,” CBS sideline reporter Allie LaForce said. “Check this guy out. These two are probably the most comfortable chairs in the house.”
“After the games we'll drive back up to Atlanta so we can catch a flight the next morning. And we can watch all the football games. You know, we have some food on here,” LaForce said.
“Khaleel and Mike do all their editing and spend most of their time. As you can see multiple flat screens so we can stay up on all the games and stay current with the news. Then this is probably the best part of the bus. It's the snack area, which is always locked and loaded with all our favorite snacks,” LaForce said.
“She and Mike also produce a lot of content for CBS Sports Network. So, I don't know that I can count more than five times that I've been on the bus this year that they haven’t been here working away,” Lundquist said.
“Yeah they're constantly working. Mike's always editing and Khaleel will have celebrity guests that she'll interview and feed back to New York for different shows throughout the week. So, they work constantly and extremely hard,” LaForce said.
“We'll have two or three different games we're working. Mike spears the driver, he has to calm us all down when the satellite doesn't work,” Lundquist said.
“He watches old westerns by the way. So when a game's not on, old westerns are on,” LaForce said.
“As you make your way back, we have a bathroom in here, a closet, a nice big fridge where we keep our food for post-game. And then a little area if anybody has worked so hard and is exhausted, they can kind of come back here and take a little nap, which does happen every so often. So, there's lots of space. It's a fun comfortable place to be, and that's what they try to make it since we're always on the road,” LaForce said.
Once the game's over, they'll be packing up and heading out of Fayetteville, and on to the next one.