When Technology Goes Wrong … SkyCam Camera Comes Crashing to Ground During Insight Bowl Between Iowa & Oklahoma


The sky is falling, the sky is falling … nope, it’s SkyCam crashing to the ground, barely missing players …

During last nights Insight Bowl in Tempe, AZ in the 4th quarter, the SkyCam came crashing to the field nearly hitting one of the Iowa players, wide receiver Martin McNutt Jr. SkyCam looked more like Sky Lab crashing to the ground circa 1979.  ESPN apologized for the accident, “We will work with them and bowl officials to determine our future course of action. As always our primary concern will be the safety of fans and those on the field.” I can’t imagine what the post production meeting must have been like following the game.

Announcer says a Soviet Satellite falling out of the sky … glad no one was injured, that is no small piece of eqwuipment

Flying cameras have been providing unique perspectives on everything from golf to college and professional football for more than a decade, becoming so commonplace that fans rarely notice the whizzing remote-controlled devices.

At the Insight Bowl on Friday night, no one could miss the overhead camera when it came crashing down to the field late in the fourth quarter, nearly taking out one of the players.

The ESPN camera narrowly missed Iowa receiver Martin McNutt Jr., who became entangled in the guide wire but wasn’t hurt.

BTW,  the Oklahoma Sooners beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 31-14.

Posted December 31, 2011 by
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