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2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal – Cotton Bowl


This past week, I rang in the new year in a fashion in which I had not done before. As the ball dropped, I was hanging 50 feet over a football field. Typically I like to spend my NYE at home with the family. This year, duty called and I was in Dallas for the Cotton Bowl.

Today I am packing my gear and getting ready to head out to Arizona for the College Football Playoff National Championship game between #1 Clemson and #2 Alabama. In looking forward and preparing for the game, I wanted to also share with you a handful of my favorite photos I took last week on assignment for ESPN in covering the Cotton Bowl between #2 Alabama and #3 Michigan State.

It was as dominating of a defensive performance as I have seen in some time as the Crimson Tide shut out the Spartans. I was beginning to wonder if I was a good luck charm for Sparty (I covered their season-opening win over Western Michigan which was closer than the score showed and their crazy win over rival Michigan), however Alabama proved to be far too dominant for the depleted Michigan State team.

The game was especially fun for me as it was my first time working in AT&T Stadium, AKA Jerry World. The building truly is a spectacle and it was a great pleasure to get to work there and around all the incredibly wonderful Cotton Bowl staff.

For those of you that follow me on Periscope, you got to come along when I set up the camera inside the bottom of the giant 600 ton and 70 ft tall video board that hangs large above the field and also while I installed cameras in the catwalk. I hope that you will all join me again in Arizona this coming weekend!

Until then, I hope you enjoy the photos from this past weekend and are excited about the championship game where I will be teaming up with my good friend and fellow Nikon Ambassador Bill Frakes (who ESPN had covering the Orange Bowl) to provide you with our view of the game.

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