Monday, February 07, 2011

Any Given Photog

When's the last time some jacked-up gladiator flattened YOU at work? It happened last night to an unfortunate photog working for NFL Films. There he was, shooting the - ahem - "Big Game" when Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Rashard Mendenhall plowed into him after a seventeen yard gain in the third quarter. Point of impact is eight seconds in: Mendenhall collides at damn near top speed, the photog takes it like a (camera)man, absorbing the blow and tumbling backwards - all while rockin' a blue NFL photo vest we'd ALL like to have hanging in our game room. As for the guy in tights, Mendenhall didn't seem to enjoy the encounter. He took a knee long enough to spit out a few chunks of fancycam. Here's hoping the photog's okay. Now, someone roll that beautiful spleen footage...

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