Falling TV Skycams – Now We Know

Most people couldn’t tell you what game it was; but almost everyone saw the SkyCam fall during a bowl game and nearly hit a player.

First the details:
Where: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe AZ.
When: The Insight Bowl, Saturday, December 31, 2010
Who: ESPN, Iowa, Oklahoma, Marvin McNutt, Jr.
What: SkyCam fell with cables cutting McNutt.

With 2:22 minutes left in the game, the SkyCam fell to the ground as a result of a “detached” bolt assembly – also known as a loose screw. It was dragged from the field like a dead animal.

Needless to say, they figured out what happened and doubled up the safeties (until next time).