Sunday, February 13, 2011

UM & MSU Game Ball Delivered From Above

Delivering game balls to the official before a football game isn’t normally a big deal. 

But during a recent showdown between Michigan and Michigan State in Ann Arbor UM officials decided to look to the skies.

That’s how, after a year in the planning stages, Sgt. Adam Sniffen of the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, jumped from a Cessna several thousand feet above Michigan Stadium and parachuted into the largest football stadium in the country. 

Most fascinating perhaps is the tipping point where you can actually start to hear 109,933 crazed fans screaming as this expert paratrooper — who hasn’t missed a target in more than 800 career jumps — comes in and sticks the landing at the 3-yard-line.

Thanks to the Big Boy for this. 

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