The Insight Bowl provided more than a little drama even before kickoff. A series of parachuters from the 98th Flying Training Squadron at the Air Force Academy delivered flags to the field. The first jumper came in at breakneck speed; a fatality seemed likely before the parachuter landed at a slightly more reasonable pace. An impressive mini-fireworks show accompanied each team's entrance onto the field. Heck, even some airline cooperated. Near the end of the national anthem, a commercial jet flew over the stadium, on takeoff from nearby Sky Harbor Airport.