It seemed as though NBC had stumbled into something wonderful and new and perhaps paradigm-shifting. Suddenly, it was worth asking: Amid an NFL iron on stickers ratings drop, why not broadcast entire games from that view? If nothing else, SkyCam would connect with younger fans who grew up with and might actually expect the "Madden perspective."

I can see the headline now: Fog rolls in new view for football iron on patches broadcasting.

If only it were that easy.

Like many of you,  Custom Sports logo I had a blast watching more than half of Sunday Night Football via NBC's "SkyCam" view, one made necessary by the descent of fog that blocked traditional camera angles. It felt like I was playing Madden. I saw routes develop from the quarterback's point of view. I noticed holes develop in the trenches. As the New England Patriots rolled to a numbing 23-7 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, the camera's proximity provided an in-person feel that we don't usually get from the conventional sideline shot.