Show fades in on the Manhattan skyline and we hear Dana summoning the first team to the studio. In Dan and Casey's office, Natalie is trying to hustle the boys to the desk, but Casey's on the phone and Dan's just standing there. Casey's berating some poor assistant athletic director for not being straight with him, and you'd think this was going to be an important plot, but it turns out to be nothing. Casey tells the guy on the phone he has to get his notes, so he gets up from his desk and leaves because notes are, well, not sure where they would be if they're not at his desk. Natalie asks Danny about 50 times in different permutations and combinations if he's nervous. We learn that there's an Esquire piece coming out on the guys, and Natalie says that since Dan hasn't seen an advance copy, he should be nervous, as if Natalie knows anything about anything. Dan says he's nervous about the fact that he has a stalker, one of the CSC morning aerobics girls. Yes, because a woman who hosts an aerobics show would really dig Dan's skinny ass. Dan and Natalie try to figure out her name. Sandy? Randy? Mandy? Oh, ha ha! Those rhyme! And it was even funnier because they said it really fast! They decide the stalker's name is Madeleine, and then Casey bellows at Natalie, so she heads into the newsroom, where she and Casey talk about what seems significant in terms of this episode's plot but actually isn't. Natalie seems to have a good idea that it's unimportant, since she only wants to talk to Dan about his stalker, which they do as they walk through the newsroom, at least until Casey all angrily tells Dan to let her go, but Natalie only says, "Casey!" and makes a gesture to let him know he has to be on the air soon.
Casey is now bartering with his source, offering to mention his student's name in connection with the Heisman trophy for the next twelve weeks if he'll just "give me this one." And Casey's spotty ethical accountability aside, what's somehow more annoying is that we don't find out what he's talking about. Dan starts waving his arms, trying to get Casey's attention, until Casey, all annoyed at being interrupted, says, "What!" and Dan says, "Natalie says my stalker's name is Mandy," except I thought they'd settled on Madeleine. At any rate, Casey doesn't know what the hell Dan's talking about. Kim appears, since Casey ordered Natalie to get her, and Casey tells Kim to work Ted Lewis, and we finally find out that it has something to do with a coach getting fired. Bobby Knight? Nah. Kim gets on the phone and uses this pouty voice and says, "Ted? You were in town and you didn't call me." I am gripped by this emotion I have never felt when it comes to Kim: annoyance. Oh my god, Kim is annoying me here, and her breasts are doing nothing to stop it. This is all new to me.