This is incredibly brave!
[Image via Ivan Nikolov/Andres Otero/WENN.]
We're super glad that nobody got hurt during the Insight Bowl when one of the overhead cameras came crashing down from the sky — even though it DID get dangerously close to one player, who had to dodge out of the way!
Called "Flying Cameras," they've been giving the games a whole new perspective for a few years now. None of them have failed like this before, though! People barely even notice them anymore!
Here's what the player said:
"First, I looked: `What is it that fell from the sky?' The next thing I know, the camera kind of scratched me a little bit. It was just pulling me and I knew I didn't want to keep going with it. I felt like somebody was trying to kill me on their (Oklahoma's) staff. If you are looking, I'm looking for you. No. It was lucky it didn't hit me."
And here's ESPN's canned response:
"We apologize for the accident. The independent company that operates SkyCam for us is in the midst of a thorough review to determine the cause of the problem. 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."
Corporate responses to things are so boring and usual!
Regardless, we're just happy people didn't get crushed.
It probably wasn't a cheap problem, either! Those cams are expEEEEENsive!
[Image via AP Images.]