Jeffrey Furticella, a picture editor on the Sports desk at The New York Times, reached out to some of the photographers who shot the catch on Sunday night.
The game was quite obviously not a simulation in the realm of the Madden NFL franchise or NFL Quarterback Club, but it was disconnected from reality in a revealing way. The NFL Blitz team wanted to include everything people loved about football and take out the things they don’t, creating a consequence-free version of the sport. Keep and exaggerate the bone-splitting hits; lose the killjoy penalties and injuries.
Just in time for your July 4th game of wiffle ball.
- It’s not a real Wiffle ball game unless you can break a window. Or windows.
- Skinny yellow bats only…
- Yes you can throw your super-awesome curve ball. But throw it fat and slow over the plate. Like a 2011 Astro.
A great video of the extensive power in the camera’s and lenses used in television broadcasts as well as some insight as to what is required of a cameraman during a game.