Even geeks have to watch the Super Bowl so what better to get the geeks of the world excited about the big game than with a physics contest! Yea, a site called Physics Central is hosting a contest for the geeks of the world to make a video that demonstrates some aspect of physics in football. The prize, you see below. Doesn’t look all that special? Well it’s special to the physics nerds. Its a nanoscale trophy. Get excited people!
A nanoscale trophy will be created in silicon and metal, which will be visible only under super high magnification electron or scanning microscopes. At such minuscule dimensions, the width of the features will be about a thousand times thinner than a strand of human hair!
Oh, and you can bag $1000 bucks too so there is something in this story for the non-geeks of the interwebs (wait, are there any?) . So get your geek on and make a grab for that cash and a really fucking tiny trophy that you will never, ever see.
I might send in a video demonstrating the physics of the impact of an Osi Umenyiora sack on Tom Brady’s receding hair follicles.
Saturday, the expected happened. The Patriots toppled the Jaguars in a hard fought (Joe Gibbs term) battle in Foxboro. Most everyone expected that their opponent in the conference championship game would be the Colts who should’ve had no problem with the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Most everyone was wrong when the Chargers, who lost LT in the 2nd quarter and Phillip Rivers later in the game, snuck away with a win at Indy with some solid defense and huge contributions from back-up players.
Also on Saturday, the expected happened when the Green Bay Packers dismantled the Seattle Seahawks in classic Green Bay weather, a heavy snow and plenty of cold and wind. Most everyone expected that their opponent in the conference championship game would the the Dallas Cowboys who should’ve had no problem with the New York Giants on Sunday. TO was playing, it is a home game, no problem right? Wrong, Eli Manning (of all people) had a great game with no mistakes and the defense stepped up in the 2nd half, disrupting Tony Romo greatly, and allowing only a field goal for Dallas in the 3rd quarter. New York beats Dallas, Romo is 0-2 as a quarterback in the playoffs and T.O. cries after the game:
The unexpected should always be expected in the NFL. All Norv Turner haters, myself included, are scared to find out that a Norv Turner team made it to the conference championship. In addition to this development, most Eli Manning haters are frightened that he is in a conference championship game, especially with Tom Coughlin as his head coach. Tiki Barber must be crying in his dockers pants right now that he retired because his former team, and the next season they are a game away from the Super Bowl. All of this of course means there is a tear in the fabric of the universe somewhere and we are all certainly about to die. You should be afraid. Yes, Armageddon is upon us people but first, we have 1 more round of playoffs to go before the Super Bowl.
San Diego at New England and New York at Green Bay…this doesn’t leave much drama I don’t think. With weather being a huge factor, it has got to be Green Bay vs New England, dont you think? You know this guy wants to show the kid how its done.
This might be the longest video we’ve ever posted here on the Deuce. At a whopping 25 minutes, here is every one of Tom Brady’s 50 touchdown passes thrown this season. While the Deuce hates feeding the Tom Brady media machine, this is a pretty good, albeit long, video. Sit back and relax, enjoy the show…oh, and Tom Brady can go to hell. There, I feel better. Don’t you?
UPDATE: Looks like someone took down that video, so here it is again, only broken up into 3 bite sized parts.
What the Patriots did to the Washington Redskins last night was the worst loss I have ever seen in all my years of Redskins fandom. Think thats a stretch? The last time they lost near that bad was in 1961 when the Giants beat them 53-0.
It got so bad for me, the Redskins fan, that Cowboys fans at the sports bar I was at were actually cheering on the team that throttled them 48-27 just two weeks ago. That is some crazy shit right there and only confirms my belief that Cowboys fans are the single worst fans in sports. Yes, worse than Eagles fans…although it ain’t by much.
Did the Patriots run up the score? Lets see, final score was 52-7…you damn right they ran up the score. New England went for it on 4th down, twice, while up over 30 points to the Redskins and they never stopped passing the ball. Think the Patriots care? Nope. “…we don’t care,” Patriots’ receiver Donte Stallworth said after the game.
Now I am not going to whine about how big bad Bill Belichick shouldn’t have done this or that nor will I complain about these random, ongoing, headset problems that seem to happen at Gillette…I am just going to say this:
Do not anger the Football Gods, New England Patriots. The Gods of the Football do not like taunting. Egos large and small have been crushed by the Football Gods. What Belichick, Brady, Moss and the entire organization are in danger of is thinking that they are bigger than the game. A beatdown of that magnitude signifies it. They don’t care, they say. Its all about the Patriots right now and karma is a bitch whore.
So, on this day, congratulations Patriots and Patriot fans, you are still undefeated. You seem to have the single most complete team since the salary cap was instituted. Nothing seems like it can stop you…until the Football Gods inevitably intervene.
Lets just hope the injury bug that has seemed to miss this team does not strike anytime soon…and isn’t brought upon by a “Bounty Bowl” III in the future.
Negro is you crazy? You must think I was born yesterday. This ain’t right. I could see Rodney Harrison or Construda doing this but not Troy Brown. If you think this bingo they speak of is going to be on the level, think again. Why would they have it on a football field instead of in a bingo hall, casino or club? You know they’re going to rig the balls and have cameras on all the cards.
Watch serial impregnator Tom Brady win every time while Belichek stands in the owner’s box in his hoodie rubbing his hands together and saying “Excellent”.
Oh don’t expect any transportation to the stadium. You have to get there yourself. Some prize. Just pray you have enough gas to get away in case Brady tries to impregnate you. Then again, you could get child support.