By Michael Moyer
Posted 10.01.2004 at 12:00 pm 0 Comments
Vince Lombardi, the grand don of football coaches, once said that the sport is only about two things—blocking and tackling. He was wrong:
Football is only about one thing, and that thing is physics. Timothy Gay, a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, takes us on a tour of football through the eyes of a physicist in Football Physics: The Science of the Game (Rodale Books, $22).
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