I wouldn't expect great results. Yes, out of 1000 pictures, there MIGHT be a couple of keepers. In essence, you might get lucky. But, this sounds an awful lot like you have taken the most important piece of equipment out of the equation: the photographer's eye.
If it were this easy to get a good shot, then why doesn't your employer (or whoever has hired the photographer to take pictures) just mount 1, 2, 3,... heck, 20, cameras on a stick at the stadium, pointed at different angles and areas, and set it to take pictures every few seconds, rather than paying the photographer?
I don't earn my living with my camera. But if I did, I would find this idea either somewhat insulting, or more likely, just plain naive. It reminds me of a comment I've overheard people make when meaning to compliment a photographer by saying, "You have a really nice camera. It sure takes nice pictures."
In short, my view is that the idea you started with - "look behind you" - means just that. And, thank you for that reminder, because it is good advice that I often forget!