The Erie Otters Goaltender Wasn't Exactly Feeling Up For Airtime After Losing In The Championship Round...
I suppose an apology was in order after Troy Timpano instincts kicked in and he used the more destructive end of his stick as a javelin in an effort to expedite this unmistaken message: "get the fuck out of my face". After all, the cameraman whose lens almost had it's all-seeing eye poked out was just innocently doing his job to the best of his abilities. What good is capturing the thrill of victory if you're not going to shoot it in sequence with the agony of defeat? That was a moment that needed to be broadcasted to a viewing audience that undoubtedly took a morsel of sadistic pleasure in seeing melancholy athletes at their most exasperated.
That said, if you are going to be so intrusive in your undying search for a shot that manages to present every ounce of pain - by the teardrop - in HD then you should probably understand the risks that come with doing so. Troy Timpano was definitely in the wrong for having an uncanny ability to read the trajectory of the camera in trying to destroy it, but when you're a try-hard at your job then the people who are seen in a less than flattering light because of it are inherently prone to lashing out. Generally that concept doesn't result in equipment that's worth thousands upon thousands of dollars getting slashed as if it had crashed the net with reckless abandon. However - as someone who has temporarily died inside due to sports - I can sympathize with a kid whose attempted destruction of property was the result of human nature.