Friday, February 29, 2008
I think it was last night when ABC had a commercial debuting a reality show about couples, that I felt the full brunt of the Writer's Strike. There's really no good TV on outside of Lost. Well the best new Sports show I've seen in awhile is actually making new episodes and they'll be debuting them all through March. FSN's Sports Science.....
Sunday, March 16 — Field Warriors. Host John Brenkus and his team of scientists examine the most dramatic injuries ever suffered in a sporting event and get first-person accounts of the athletes who survived the injuries that force people to look away.Not only are the shows interesting but they have a pretty impressive lineup of guests to add to the pieces. The list includes: Clint Malarchuk, Joey Porter, Jason Kapono, Maurice Jones-Drew, Sebastian Janikowski, Quentin Jammer, "Rampage" Jackson, Abby Wambach, Alexander Ovechkin, and Matt Leinart
Sunday, March 23 — Tricks of the Trade. One of the most popular clichés in sports is "it's a game of inches." It wouldn't be so popular, if it wasn't true. This episode analyzes the most minute details to see how the smallest tricks can have the biggest impact on the game.
Sunday, March 30 — Gear Factor. Does protective gear actually protect? Is the equipment the professionals use really the best available for their respective sports?
Sunday, April 6 — Degree of Difficulty. The ultimate sports question gets an answer when the playing field is leveled scientifically — what is the hardest thing to do in sports?
Sunday, April 13 — Bet You Couldn't Do That Again. The ultimate "Did you see that?" plays. Sport Science takes the once-in-a-lifetime plays that fans are sure they'll never see again and tries to recreate them to analyze the science of trajectory, the mathematical principle called the probability chain and challenge geometry.
Sunday, April 20 — Best of Sport Science. A look back at the best segments, most interesting experiments, most surprising results and the best reactions from the nearly 100 athletes who entered the Sport Science lab.
A show that shows how dangerous it is to get hit in the balls with a Baseball is all right in my book.
FSN's Sport Science returns with new episodes (FOX Sports)