Posts tagged with espn

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

X Games: X is for Math

Over the past 6 months, I’ve periodically been contacted by the ESPN program Sport Science, which airs pieces on the science behind sports, to give mathematical advice related to developing segments. This past summer and fall, I helped with pieces related to the World Cup and the Home Run Derby. Just over a week ago, […]

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Flipped out accuracy

Interested in math and baseball? golf? football? soccer? basketball? Check out the newly released Mathematics and Sports book edited by Joe Gallian! My work on math and soccer, which includes a contributed article in that book, led me to help with the ESPN show, Sports Science, during the 2010 World Cup. This post is about […]

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Jabulani math

Given the last blog entry detailed my input on the Sports Science piece on home runs, it seems only appropriate to give the details of how my connections with Sports Science started.  The week before the World Cup began, I was in NYC with my family. The trip combined work and fun activities in the […]

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Home Run math

It was a simple enough meal. I was sitting with my children eating fast food when suddenly my cellphone rang, which isn’t alarming in itself. Suddenly, I noticed the caller wasn’t my wife or parents. In fact, I didn’t even recognize the area code. It’s important to realize, if you haven’t already, that I’m not […]