Sunday, January 30, 2011

VIDEO: Participate in a Pro Bowl Practice as Michael Vick

Keeping with the Michael Vick theme, it's not too often -- I don't even know that it's been done before -- that a mere spectator of a football game has had the opportunity to see the live action from the quarterback's point of view. Interestingly, new technology has allowed spectators to pry a little more into what a quarterback sees during a practice, as evidenced in this recent video, available on .

It's the first time I've ever seen a camera -- complete with sound -- attached to a player's helmet, and while there isn't as much action recorded as I would have liked to have seen, we do get an idea of exactly what a bullet pass looks like coming from Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback, Michael Vick. As a viewer, I could almost feel the power from the pass.

I don't think it's a matter of if we will ever see this technology implemented into game use, so much as when. Of course one must figure that the camera will be practically chip-sized, which by today's technology is nothing. I would imagine there would also be a rule implemented by the league against having any kind of device for picking up sound, but it would most certainly offer the television audience a completely new and novel perspective with which to view the game they have come to love. Which athletes would you be interested in having the use of a helmet cam, to experience a perspective from their world?

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