Eastern Michigan and Akron hit technical difficulties Tuesday.

The latest round of technical difficulties to strike a sports broadcast came on the ESPNEWS broadcast of the Eastern Michigan Eagles-Akron Zips football game Tuesday. Late in the first quarter, the video feed stopped working.

Soon after that, the feed switched to a radio broadcast:

The regular feed resumed after a bit, and Eastern Michigan won 42-14 in the end, improving their record to 5-5 and dropping Akron to 0-10. So it’s not as if viewers missed the most compelling #MACtion of all time. And it makes sense that weather affected the cameras here; the game was pushed up to 6 p.m. Eastern thanks to forecasts of heavy snow, and Akron saw plenty of snow and cold Tuesday night. Still, it’s always interesting to see a national broadcast go out, even albeit briefly.

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.