Sep
28
2007

Sport Science: New show breaks down the action

Action analysis: The new TV show Sport Science breaks down the action on the fields and courts into the scientific principles at play. It also monitors the athletes' bodies to see what they're doing inside to do all those amazing things on the outside. The Fox Sport Net show will air at various times in various regions beginning Sunday, Sept. 30.
Action analysis: The new TV show Sport Science breaks down the action on the fields and courts into the scientific principles at play. It also monitors the athletes' bodies to see what they're doing inside to do all those amazing things on the outside. The Fox Sport Net show will air at various times in various regions beginning Sunday, Sept. 30.
We’ve had more than our share of interesting blog entries here about the intersection of science and sports. Fox Sports Net must have been reading some of them, because this weekend it launches a 13-week series of shows called “Sport Science.” They’ll appear at varying dates and times on the regional carriers of the sports network.

It’s part science, part reality TV and part gym rat habitat. For the show, producers used an airport hangar in southern California as a lab to test the science behind the various amazing feats that happen in various sports.

The action of a 50-yard touchdown pass, a three-point basket shot up under time pressure and a hockey wrist shot, among many other things, were all filmed to be broken down scientifically and explained.

Along with the physics at play in a particular sports activity, athletes performing the actions have their bodies hooked up to monitors to gauge the biological actions taking place inside their body as they exert themselves.

I’ve been trying to click around the net to see when the show will appear in the Twin Cities, and have had no luck. I guess you’ll need to keep your eyes open for promos. Producers of the show also say that they anticipate having episodes of the show ready for DVD distribution somewhere down the line.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

12jjohns's picture
12jjohns says:

I love the show the one about jumping off a roof and rolling that way it pulls the presure out of the body

posted on Tue, 10/16/2007 - 1:10pm
Stacy's picture
Stacy says:

I love this show as well. Being a health fitness major in college this show is right up my alley. I hope they come out with all the episodes on DVD. I would to watch these shows over and over.

posted on Thu, 10/25/2007 - 12:50pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

This show is amazing! Being a Biomedical Engineer working on Biomechanics, this directly relates to my work in a fun and interesting way! So excited to see the next one....if I could just figure out the schedule of the show.....

posted on Sun, 11/04/2007 - 7:00pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

most of the actual science is kept under wraps, very limited disclosure of meaningful information. they have the answers to questions many of us have been asking for years, but the information is present in a biased manner. i question the motive behind the limited information they give & the way its presented, Id like to see more real science, i question to motivation to produce the show(other than to reel in the dough of course)

posted on Fri, 11/23/2007 - 1:52am
Tracy Woodson's picture
Tracy Woodson says:

This show would be great for my middle school students to learn how to connect the classroom environment to even sport. Your show brings in math, science, history, english, and even recreational activities. I would love to get a copy of a DVD, to show my studnets as well as the teachers I work with. PLEASE, make these available as soon as possible.

Thanks
Tracy

posted on Mon, 01/28/2008 - 9:18am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Hello, I like the program but I notice there are no sports science involving aquatics sports like swimming or water polo.
I think it would be neat for instance to find out how hard it is to shoot a waterpolo ball compared to other sports on land like making a soccer goal.

posted on Mon, 06/09/2008 - 11:13pm
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Julia Humphrey says:

LOVE THIS SHOW!!! My love for sports and kinesiology is so inspired by all the new technology!! Please consider the science and stresses behind the sport of gymnastics! This sport requires so much body awareness, strength and flexibilty! The joints must be challenged more intensely than most other sports!
I love all sports but I was a gymnast and therefore my interest is peaked. My joints are telling me NOW that those days are WAY over!
Thanks for such a GREAT show. Keep it going! I love it!

posted on Tue, 06/10/2008 - 7:07pm
shaunalynn10's picture

I along with my partner Jermaine and some kids we worked with made a SAM animation video that relates to this article.

posted on Sat, 05/23/2009 - 2:28pm
Stacy H's picture
Stacy H says:

I love watching these shows. I am a Health and Physical Education teacher for middle and high school, and these shows would be great for my Health classes! The show also incorporates other aspects of education (math, science...) which is also great. If these shows ever went to DVD, I would no doubt buy them!

posted on Sun, 11/22/2009 - 8:39pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think that sport science is very educational and should be tought in phy ed

posted on Mon, 11/23/2009 - 1:13pm
studsmagar's picture
studsmagar says:

I love watching this show . This show contains both interesting facts and reason related on the topic sport and science . This show is one of the most educational show among all the other reality shows that we see on T.v . This show also motivates many young children and athlete to take over different sports . Moreover what it does is shows the true reasons behind how sport athlete are able to perform breath taking moves without hurting thenselves .

sportevents.com

posted on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 5:34am
Siham's picture
Siham says:

Great show.. I LOVE it !
studying sports with this way will surly improve our bhavior and our way of life....

I hope I can share them with anything I could!

S. Arabian

posted on Thu, 06/17/2010 - 3:35pm

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