There have been occasions when a network production crew will show a camera angle that doesn’t provide the best view of a play. In the case of a Detroit Lions field goal attempt by Matt Prater against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football, it appeared that ESPN was attempting to show an angle either from the far end of AT&T Stadium or from the sun. It was difficult to tell because we really needed Sean McDonough to tell us that the kick was missed.

Take a look:

Notice after the wide angle shot, there’s a cut to a disappointed Prater. Of course, people noticed this right away:

This isn’t the first time this ESPN Monday Night Football crew has done something lIke this. It was faked out a couple of weeks ago when Tom Brady threw a pick against the Ravens.

And add insult to injury, Lisa Salters was doing a sideline report while Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott threw a touchdown to Dez Bryant. It’s as if the ESPN crew is jonesing for the first flight out of Dallas after the game.

[Matt Clapp Clippit]

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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