ESPN screen capture
Beyond the challenges of the pandemic, the year 2020 has brought a whole host of wacky events, both big and small.
One on Saturday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium was certainly on the small end in the grand scheme of things, but it was weird nevertheless.
Late in the third quarter of the Utah Utes’ season opener against the USC Trojans — an eventual 33-17 Utah loss — ESPN’s television cameras literally went out, leaving fans and even commentators Dave Flemming and Rod Gilmore, who were working the game from their homes, unable to see the action on the field.
As you might expect, Twitter users had some great reactions as the whole deal was unfolding.
If 2020 was a sports broadcasting moment: https://t.co/xxNpjaYM7k
— The MUSS (@TheMUSS) November 22, 2020
Utah’s offense broke the ESPN cameras!
— Jason (@thejdog1) November 22, 2020
We really waited a year since the pac 12 championship to watch 28 turnovers and then have cameras cut out before the fourth quarter hahahahahaha
— Riley Gisseman (@rgiss11) November 22, 2020
ON SECOND THOUGHT
GOOD JOB HIDING THE CAMERAS UTAH FOOTBALL STAFF
— Guy Incognito (@StaircaseWhitt) November 22, 2020
ESPN has lost their cameras. How fitting is this!
— Utah Football Fans (@UtahFBFans) November 22, 2020
ESPN probably picked the right game to lose its cameras #USCvsUtah
— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) November 22, 2020
I’m watching a screen of two guys analyzing a game from their own basements. We can’t make this up…..
— Steve Tate (@tate28) November 22, 2020
I think right now, Dave Flemming and Rod Gilmore are just like you and me, refreshing the ESPN GameCast.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 22, 2020
PAC 12 AFTER DARK IS A REAL CURSE
— Jonny Linehan …read more
Source:: Deseret News – Sports News