StarTalk: The Physics of Football

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.



Science, pop culture & comedy collide on StarTalk w/ astrophysicist & Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-hosts, celebrities & scientists.

Science Topics
Physics, Sports
High School, College
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, College, Adults

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