In the control room, Jeremy suggests the Yankees winning the World Series. I'd really like to comment on that, but, well, listen. You can't repeat this to anyone, but Sars has been looking for a reason to fire me for about six months now. I'm not positive, but there it is. So all I'll say is that the Yankees have a proud tradition, all symbolized by their pinstriped uniforms. ["All right, you can stay, but your desk is going out in the hall. AGAIN." -- Sars] Dana says they forgot Jordan and the Bulls winning the NBA championship. "Yeah, there's something that doesn't happen a lot," says Jeremy, like, what -- winning three championships in a row? Insert Sars rah-rah-ing about the Yankees here. ["Nobody makes you root for the Expos, sucker." -- Sars] Anyway, the back row asks Will, Chris, and Dave for suggestions, and the TCs are all amazed that they're being asked their opinions. Also, it's interesting that, for the purposes of this episode, Kim has been promoted from the ranks of the TCs into the Inner Circle. Here are their suggestions: Dave, Mark O'Meara winning two majors. Big deal, says Tiger Woods. Chris, Cal Ripken ending the streak. Okay, I love Cal Ripken Jr. as much as anyone, but it'll be a long time before the Play of the Year is someone sitting out a game. Will, Peyton Manning. Shut up, Will. Dana calls their suggestions a colossal waste of time, which was pretty funny. The TCs return to their usual leper status.
Isaac comes in and apologizes to Dana for springing it on her on such short notice, but he needs some airtime. He says if she needs some room, she can probably dump Dan's piece. "I don't think he'll mind," he says. Dana smiles and says, "No, I don't believe he will." "He said something to you, didn't he," says Isaac. Dana doesn't say.
Casey introduces Isaac, who gives a stirring speech about the situation at Tennessee Western, careful to acknowledge that there is much to celebrate in the South, but he doesn't pull any punches, either, as he calls the Confederate flag a "banner of hatred." He says, "To ask young black men and women, young Jewish men and women, Asians, Native Americans...to ask Americans to walk beneath its shadow is a humiliation of irreducible proportions and we all know it." Dan beams from the sidelines as Isaac tells the viewers that Luther Sachs is a graduate of TW, and we see what looks like the entire crew gathered round to listen. Isaac says that Luther has considerable influence over the school's chancellor and its board of trustees. He exhorts Luther to call the chancellor and tell him to take the flag down under threat of discontinuing his generous donations. "You've got to put these young men back in the classroom and I mean pronto. These boys are going to make you proud one day, Luther. I challenge you to do the right thing." He closes his address by saying, "God go with you, Roland Shepherd and you six Southern gentlemen of Tennessee. God's not done with any of you yet." Casey goes to commercial and then congratulates Isaac as the crew starts clapping. Dan calls out that he wants to kiss Isaac on the mouth. This, naturally, alarms Isaac, so he escapes to the control room, where he receives a standing ovation. Dana is speechless. Yay! Jeremy says, "Play of the year." Shutting Dana up? Indisputably.