Last night at the Insight Bowl between Iowa and Oklahoma, the overhead camera known as “SkyCam” or “CableCam” fell to the ground, narrowly missing a Hawkeye player. It also caused a delay. SkyCam has become standard on many football games and other sporting events.
We have the video of the incident as called on ESPN by Sean McDonough and Matt Millen.
ESPN has issued a statement on the incident and says it is is under review.
“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.”
Luckily no one was hurt. There was a similar incident a few years ago during a primetime NFL game that also caused a delay. No one was hurt then either. Networks have to make sure this doesn’t happen again.