Newton’s Football: The Stealthy Science of the NFL

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How does the shape of the football invoke chaos theory? What did Vince Lombardi learn from Sir Isaac Newton and the beautiful mind of John Nash? How did Bill Walsh channel Werner Heisenberg? These may not be the questions you ask when you sit down in front of the flat screen on Sunday. But after hearing the answers in this TED-style tour of the scientific underpinnings of the NFL, you’ll never watch a Packers-Bears game the same way again. Tag along for a deep dive into pro football’s hidden history, as well as revealing glimpse into its potentially radical future.

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