StarTalk Radio tackles the physics of football
StarTalk Radio tackles the physics of football

The Physics of Football

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StarTalk Radio tackles the physics of football

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Huddle up with geeks of the gridiron—New York Giants linebackers Jonathan Goff and Chase Blackburn, and Giants tight end Travis Beckum. Goff has true geek credentials with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, while Blackburn knows all the angles on the football field thanks to his degree in mathematics.

“Everything about football is applied physics—from blocking and tackling to the Hail Mary, says Charles Liu, astrophysicist football fan. Liu explains the physics of tackling, touchdowns, and tossing the ball, and tells us what it would be like to play football on the Moon. Comedian Chuck Nice provides color commentary for our Superbowl of science.

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