If this isn't the skycam wire than its something else, however I'm pretty sure it is. I'm not saying 100% that it hit the wire but on the broadcast it was clear that it went from a spiral to a duck pretty quickly. Definitely not "Always behind the play"
And judging by Jones’ head and eyes, he is not looking back into the sun, as we guessed from our seats, but right at the ball. I’m thinking it must have hit the wire. Should probably be a rule making this a “dead ball? or even a “mulligan? down. Not part of the field of play like the goal posts or officials are?
Those could be the shadows of the wires. I can’t imagine the TSN wires being low enough to affect a passing play. You got punts that travel way higher than that. The ball could have hung up for a second from a sudden wind gust also. Anybody remember Shaun White’s kick in Guelph?
After the play was whistled dead Mike Jones (great first name btw) pointed up. He would not be pointing to the sun (as in he lost it in the sun) rather I believe he was pointing at the wire that the ball hit. Now 'Soli has hit two goal posts and one television camera wire. What is next?.. Stay tuned. :o
Wow, I’m impressed the Mike Jones haters didn’t just come out and say “cut 'em” lol!
If it was the wires, CFL offices need to confirm it and apologize…and how are we going to stop this from happening again.
Must say, mostly everything was going right for us that day…Posey having ball go through his hands for TD was classic…
If you look at the picture closely you can see the wire shadow line cast onto the football. If the pass had hit the wire then the line that is visible across the ball would not be visible since it would be on the other side of the football in that picture.
You’re maybe onto something Krisiun. I’m no good with physics or math, but if you look at the shadow of the ball, it is much lower in the frame than the wires. If we are looking at the shadows of the wires, and the ball is striking the wires, would not the shadows all have been at the same level in the picture? Either the ball shadow should be higher, or the wire shadows lower? I’m leaning more to a wind gust, as even Masoli didn’t mention hitting wires when asked in his post-game question. An interesting, if somewhat purely speculative discussion, nonetheless.
Watched the replay of the game this morning and TSN’s Matt Scianitti had a halftime interview with Jones . It was mentioned jokingly that perhaps that Masoli should maybe refrain from throwing to that side of the field to Jones due to the sun . Jones kinda laughed it off but never mentioned anything about the ball possibly hitting the guide wire . So the mystery I guess continues .
Personally I don’t think that the wires are casting a shadow onto the dark green turf that would be actually visible in a cell phone picture off a TV. The only reason you can see those wires is because of the white cement background.
Of course next time we’re at THF we’re all going to look at the placement of those wires anyways.