Here's the Chris Berman video that's been making the rounds over the last few days. It's always fun to watch a big-name TV personality lose his cool off-the-air, when real emotions can come out.
That said, I don't think Berman is too out of line here. At this point, he's in cahrge of studio duties for the top primetime sports broadcast in the history of television, and wants to get things right, do his job to the best of his ability, without some behind the scenes grunt running in his field of vision while he's trying to do whatever it is he's trying to do.
Plus, this was the year 2000, pre Youtube, so while Berman had to know all of this was most likely being recorded, he probably felt fairly safe that this footage wouldn't be leaked online anywhere other than in a few emails here and there.
Certainly not a video that has been seen -- as of this writing -- over 633,000 times in merely two days.
I would imagine this particular broadcast ended up being just fine, because nobody circles the wagons like Chris Berman.