February 12, 2019 8:00 pm

Wednesday, We Introduce a New Playing with Science Segment – “Gary’s View”

This week on Playing with Science, we’re bringing you something new. Instead of a regular episode, we’re bringing you an all-new segment called Gary’s View, where our very own Gary O’Reilly breaks down the latest news and controversy in the sports science world.

Screen capture from Gary's View, a Playing with Science video about Video Assistant Referee.

On this first edition of Gary’s View, Gary looks at Video Assistant Referee. This concept has been a staple in American Football but has been recently introduced to the highest level of soccer around the world, most notably in the 2018 FIFA World Cup last summer in Russia.

However, even with its very high accuracy ratings – 98.9% – FIFA is still deciding whether or not to use it for the upcoming Women’s World Cup this summer. What’s with the delay? Why is FIFA dragging their feet? Gary offers his view. Check it out tomorrow at 7pm ET on our Playing with Science Twitter and Facebook channels.

Every other week for the next few months, we’ll be exploring new forms of content like Gary’s View on Twitter and Facebook, alternating with regular episodes of the Playing with Science podcast right here on our website, as well as on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and TuneIn. If you’re an All-Access subscriber, you can watch or listen to our episodes ad-free.

That’s it for now. Keep Looking Up!
–Ian Mullen