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From Saints Sandwich to Touchdown!

No Huddle asked me to analyze a nice touchdown thrown by Washington Redskins’ quarterback Kirk Cousins to Ryan Grant.  Unfortunately for the Redskins, the New Orleans Saints had a monster 4th-quarter comeback and won the game in overtime. The play I analyzed took place late

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A Great Fake Punt!

For this week’s appearance on TuneIn Radio, I got to discuss a great fake punt in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ overtime win against the Los Angeles Chargers.  At the end of the first quarter with no score, the Jaguars were lined up for a

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Return from Kenyon College

I returned from my visit to Kenyon College today.  Friends and colleagues know why the trip was difficult for me.  Kenyon College has been a special place for me since 1999.  Unfortunately it now represents a place of broken promises and betrayal.  What helped me

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Talk at Kenyon College this Friday

I will return this Friday to where my post-doctoral career began, Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.  There are many reasons why I look forward to being back at Kenyon, but there are several personal reasons why the trip will be difficult for me. 

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Great Blocking for a Great Touchdown!

The Philadelphia Eagles rolled over the Denver Broncos yesterday to the tune of 51-23.  Gary O’Reilly and I represented Playing with Science on yesterday’s No Huddle segment on TuneIn, during which I analyzed Jay Ajayi‘s impressive 46-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.  Click here for the No

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Fun Chatting World Series!

Last night’s episode of StarTalk‘s Playing with Science focused on the World Series.  We discussed many iconic moments, such as Willie Mays’ famous over-the-shoulder catch in the 1954 World Series and Kirk Gibson’s lone at-bat in the 1988 World Series.  Click below for

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Great pick by Eddie Jackson!

I had a lot of fun analyzing Eddie Jackson‘s second interception in yesterday’s Bears’ win over the Panthers.  Jackson, a rookie safety out of Alabama, perfectly timed his run to a tipped ball and took Cam Newton’s pass 76 yards for

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NFL Physics

Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly, and I joined Brian Webber and Nick Ferguson on TuneIn‘s 1st & Goal this past Sunday.  We discussed Golden Tate‘s great touchdown run during Detroit’s loss to New Orleans.  There was some terrible tackling during the play, but Tate capped his touchdown

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StarTalk’s Playing with Science

I meant to write a blog post about my appearances on StarTalk‘s Playing with Science, but my life, both professional and personal, has kept me extremely busy in recent months.  Appearing on the show and talking about sports physics has been a

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Froome Wins 4th and We’re Nearly Perfect!

After his performance in the Alps and in yesterday’s time trial, there was no doubt that Chris Froome would win his fourth Tour de France.  He now has a three-peat (should I send Pat Riley money for using that term???). 

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