UPDATE: We’ve got a look at what the camera looks like for the funky views. It’s nicknamed “The Megalodon.”
The awesome on-field shots on FOX’s broadcast of #Seahawks-#WashingtonFootball Team are courtesy of this contraption the crew nicknames “The Megalodon.” Here it is. And here’s Mike Smole, who is operating it today. He calls it a “poor man’s Steadicam.” We should all be so poor. pic.twitter.com/RWuYjeaBCe— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 20, 2020
If you thought for a second that Seattle Seahawks wide receivers Freddie Swain and Tyler Lockett were live and in your living room, you’re not alone. Swain caught a 39-yard ball against the Washington Football Team that was originally ruled a touchdown, and the celebration captured was perhaps the highest-quality video content we’ve seen out of the NFL to date.
Swain was ruled out of bounds on the replay, but it doesn’t change the fact that this footage was straight out of Madden 2035. Welcome to the future.