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Liberty Science Center Presents: Sports Science Behind Kicking a Football

March 3rd, 2014 at 7:00 PM
By Sports Media 101

As part of the new "Gridiron Glory" exhibit appearing at the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey — an exhibit featuring a number of items from the Pro Football Hall of Fame — Sports Media 101 will feature a series of articles pertaining to the science behind several sports. Enjoy!

Kicking a football involves kinetic energy and projectile velocity. The rotational kinetic energy of the kicker’s leg rotating at the hip joint is what creates the power that will drive the football over defenders hoping to block his kick and through the uprights. A kicker must concentrate on his strike point (where his foot will make contact with the football) as he is moving towards the targeted spot for the hold. Meanwhile, the ball is being snapped to the holder, who must receive the snap and get the ball down in time for the kicker to execute the kick while 20 people collide just yards away – 11 of them hoping to block the kick. Punts and kickoffs occur under their own sets of circumstances and are very different kicks beyond the actual technique of punting a football or the fact that a kickoff allows the use of a tee. Field goals, kickoffs and punts have differing needs in terms of distance, height and hang time.

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Liberty Science Center Presents: Sports Science Behind Leverage

February 23rd, 2014 at 7:05 AM
By Sports Media 101

As part of the new "Gridiron Glory" exhibit appearing at the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey — an exhibit featuring a number of items from the Pro Football Hall of Fame — Sports Media 101 will feature a series of articles pertaining to the science behind several sports. Enjoy!

Leverage is the power gained by using a lever. It essentially makes work easier, increasing the output of a given force. A common example of a lever is a crowbar. The crowbar amplifies the force applied, decreasing the amount of force the user needs to supply. The fulcrum is the point where the lever pivots. This is essential in creating leverage. If the distance from the fulcrum to where the output force is applied is less than the distance from the fulcrum to the input force, the lever will amplify the input force.

In sports, leverage is used to amplify force. Players are looking to apply force to the ball or even other players depending on the sport. The techniques applied in each sport are refined to create the maximum force needed to throw the ball farther and faster or to be able to create a greater impact and physically move another person.

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FightClub.com, Now the Official Fantasy Football Game of Sports Media 101; Sign-Up Free, Win Big

September 28th, 2013 at 10:05 AM
By Sports Media 101

Sports Media 101 Inc. is proud to announce an official, and exclusive, fantasy football partnership with FightClub.com.

FightClub offers weekly fantasy football games suited for both the novice and professional fantasy football player, encompassing NFL football and NCAA football.

Sign-up is free and all new participants receive an immediate $5 credit. Additionally, if you sign-up through Sports Media 101 or any of our subsidiaries, you have a chance to win an additional $25 bonus each week. The $25 bonus will be awarded to whoever scores the most points. In other words, whoever proves to be the top dog.

In addition to the weekly games, $5 in free credit and the potential $25 bonus, everyone who signs up will have an opportunity to play the Sports Media 101 experts, as well as fellow fans and readers.

Players can win money each and every week, and do not have to worry about forgetting to set lineups, make waiver wire moves or trades. Your roster is set uniquely each week without a draft based solely on who you feel has the best match-ups. Ultimately, it's a true test of your Football IQ.

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New Jersey Devils Veterans Return to the Ice Sept. 12

September 1st, 2013 at 7:15 AM
By Philip Coffey

New Jersey Devils rookies and played destined for the AHL's Albany Devils will report to Prudential Center for medical physicals on Monday, Sept. 9. They will take the ice on Sept. 10.

Veterans, including new faces Jaromir Jagr, Cory Schneider, Ryane Clowe, Michael Ryder and Rostislav Oleaz, come to Newark for physicals on Wed., Sept. 11 and will be on the ice Sept. 12.

 

 

 

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New Jersey Devils Extend Deal with Radio Carrier WFAN

August 29th, 2013 at 6:47 PM
By Philip Coffey

The New Jersey Devils and WFAN Sports Radio 66 AM and 101.9 FM today announced the extension of their multi-year partnership, in which the CBS RADIO all-sports station will continue to broadcast the team’s regular and post-season games. The joint announcement was made by Devils’ President/General Manager Lou Lamoriello and CBS RADIO New York Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Don Bouloukos.

Additionally, WFAN will once again broadcast 15 minute pre- and post-game shows surrounding every game.

“The New Jersey Devils are proud to continue our long-standing relationship with WFAN,” said Lamoriello. “Their commitment to sports programming on a 24-hour/year-round basis will provide us with the best possible radio exposure to reach our fans.”

Said Bouloukos, “We are looking forward to another exciting year of Devils hockey, and appreciate working with such a first-class organization both on and off the ice. This announcement ensures audiences will hear the same captivating game coverage they’ve come to expect from WFAN.”

The 2013-14 season will mark the ninth straight year WFAN will serve as the Devils’ radio broadcast home. Matt Loughlin will enter his eighth season as the team’s play-by-play announcer, while Sherry Ross is in her seventh straight year as color commentator, after rejoining the organization in 2007-08.

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