Most of the time, getting to stand on the sideline is a plum gig. You’re right there next to the action, seeing the game unfold right in front of you. But every so often, the game snaps out and bites you, as it did to one poor CBS cameraman at the Cowboys-Jets game.
New York’s Bilal Powell was trying to turn the corner when Dallas’ Jaylon Smith came sweeping in from the flats. Powell hit the ground, and Smith leaped right over him ... right into the sideline camera:
No cameraman hurt in the making of this video pic.twitter.com/mn60sPD22d— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 13, 2019
The Checkdown is part of the NFL’s official Twitter arm, so we’ll take it at its word that the cameraman was OK. Best part of this, though, is the found-footage-horror movie-style scene of the cameraman accidentally filming himself getting knocked on his backside.
It’s further proof, though, that the sideline isn’t a safe place, not if you’re a cheerleader:
Always have to pay attention on the sideline. This #Louisville cheerleader takes a direct hit from a pass from Notre Dame QB Ian Book.— Chad Goebert CAA (@ChadGoebert) September 3, 2019
Hope she's OK.#NotreDame #NDFootball #NDvLOU #scnottop10 pic.twitter.com/aq1xzh7Itt
... or a coach ...
... or even a mascot.
Sorry little doggy! 🐶— Auburn Tigers | AL.com (@aldotcomTigers) September 29, 2019
Auburn running back Boobee Whitlow collided with Mississippi State's mascot, Bully, during tonight's game. pic.twitter.com/Fe4LSC4YK1
Head on a swivel when you’re on the sideline, friends. Head on a swivel.
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