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September 02, 2008

A Thing of Beauty Ė Brief Documentary of NFL Pregame Flyovers (genghis)

I ran across this while searching for something else. Itís a short video from NFL films concerning the logistics of pre-game military stadium flyovers. Warning: This video contains disturbingly awesome footage of many flyovers, logistical planning of same and most horrifying of all, footage from the cockpit as they strafe the defenseless stadiums and cities with awesomeness. Itís a little old (July 28th) but new to me and I hadnít seen it posted here or anywhere else.

Iím not gonnaí post the actual video since the NFL seems a little protective of their films, but you can go watch it at their website.

True semi-amusing anecdote: A few years back I was watching a game on teevee and the color commentator was John Madden, whoís notoriously afraid of all things airplane-ish. He and the others on the broadcast were doing the pregame warm-up show and apparently he didnít get the memo that there was to be a group of fighters overflying the stadium. When they did, he nearly shit his pants on-air and was about to dive under the desk. Then he spent the next 10 minutes whining about the overflight while his colleagues kept trying to steer him back to the topic at hand Ė football. He was actually visibly shaking.

I ran across this via i am mike d. Now go say thank-you to him you ungrateful bastards.


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posted by xgenghisx at 02:58 PM

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