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'Newton's Football' explains the real science of the gridiron
'Newton's Football' explains the real science of the gridiron

A good subtitle for "Newton's Football" might be "Pigskin Freakonomics." This extraordinary collaboration between Allen St. John, columnist for Forbes.com and author of "The Billion Dollar Game," and Ainissa G. Ramirez, a PhD in materials science and engineering and author of "Save Our Science," aims at nothing less than "finding the common ground between Issac Newton and Vince Lombardi, between Bill Walsh and Erwin Schrodinger." You might have thought that football coaches and scientists are such radically different species that they couldn't pass the salt at the dinner table without missing the connection. It turns out that...

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