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Rohirrim
12-31-2011, 09:33 AM
Don't know how many watched the Insight Bowl last night (boring game). The skycam crash was about the most exciting thing that happened in the game. I've always wondered about the safety of these cameras hovering over the players.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/31/camera-falls-insight-bowl-espn-iowa-oklahoma-video_n_1177610.html

strafen
12-31-2011, 09:36 AM
That was just about $100,000 going down on the ground. Lol!

DAN_BRONCO_FAN
12-31-2011, 09:48 AM
EXTREME CLOSE UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rabb
12-31-2011, 10:09 AM
Just like my beloved Hawkeyes hopes and dreams...we had no business being in that bowl anyhow.

Bronx33
12-31-2011, 10:18 AM
could have ***** somebody up they're very lucky.

tsiguy96
12-31-2011, 11:34 AM
hahaha almost hit marvin

myMind
12-31-2011, 12:44 PM
hes at the 42, not great speed. Crosses the 45...lol.
That guy should join the groundlings.

brncs_fan
12-31-2011, 05:54 PM
Still faster on the move than Orton.

BroncsCheer
12-31-2011, 09:27 PM
I can't believe they didn't have SOMEBODY out there to disconnect the equipment from the cables - they choose to drag it across the ground instead?

Not the way my risk management plan would have responded to that trigger, for sure.

DaFace
12-31-2011, 09:40 PM
I can't believe they didn't have SOMEBODY out there to disconnect the equipment from the cables - they choose to drag it across the ground instead?

Not the way my risk management plan would have responded to that trigger, for sure.

My guess is that would have caused a bigger problem. Those things are often suspended from high points in the stadium, so disconnecting it might have left a cable dangling down among the fans.

BroncsCheer
12-31-2011, 09:46 PM
My guess is that would have caused a bigger problem. Those things are often suspended from high points in the stadium, so disconnecting it might have left a cable dangling down among the fans.

Nope.

Each cable end gets a "minder" whose job it is to escort the end of the cable through the stands to where it can be safely disconnected, or at worst, retracted to where it isn't in anyone's way. (just sitting here sucking on a Ranger and I came up with this) I'm sure a multi-billion dollar industry could come up with a better plan than dragging the camera, gyros, and linkage over to the sideline.

That equipment is easily worth paying a few grunts to mind some cables, IMO.

wolf754life
12-31-2011, 11:23 PM
watching it limp off like an injured player was priceless

theAPAOps5
12-31-2011, 11:50 PM
I love how they just drag the thing across the field. Hey should we go pick it up. Nah too ****ing heavy lets just drag this mofo off the field.

lolcopter
01-01-2012, 02:16 AM
amateur hour on national tv

priceless

SportinOne
01-01-2012, 09:19 AM
amateur hour on national tv

priceless

so true.. i think i loved the end of that video more than AHDIW...

"That guy, right there, he's been happier. He didn't start the game today thinking that his sky cam was going to fall onto the field."

has a very Major League feel to it....

juuuuuuuuuuuust a bit outside

UberBroncoMan
01-01-2012, 11:32 AM
I keep reading this thread as Skyrim Crashes to Earth w/e I see it.

Crow
01-01-2012, 12:44 PM
Yikes. Hazard pay please.

Pontius Pirate
01-01-2012, 03:06 PM
I used to skycam all the time but then I took an arrow to my penis.