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'Football for Geeks' Lesson Is for Jocks and Academics Alike

By: Vivian Lau - Published: May 28, 2012 • References: youtube and holykaw.alltop
There's a reason the Superbowl brings in the most TV viewership every year -- everybody is down to watch some football -- as this enlightening 'Football for Geeks' video shows how there is something in it for everyone.

Using physics concepts like symmetry and force, this clever YouTube channel, MinutePhysics, links the popular sport of physics with an unlikely partner -- football. The video is an effort to help "geeks" or the academically inlined understand and relate to the sport more, and conveniently doubles as a display of how football is not just a show of brute athleticism.

Indeed, science is a powerful tool that can be used to explore the possibilities of space and time travel, and the quirks of a very grounded and widely enjoyed sport.