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Physics and football

Format
Online
Title
Physics and football
Series
Inside UVa, Volume 30, Issue 25
Creator
Gross, Stephanie
Date Created
2000-08
Description
UVa physics professor Louis Bloomfield sets up and releases a football from his giant slingshot, called a funnelator. The funnel is attached to the sling that holds the ball. The demonstration creates an amount of energy similar to that which a quarterback or kicker transfers to the football but without the spin. The experiment, which took place August 2, 2000 on UVa's practice field behind University Hall, was being taped for The Learning Channel's upcoming program on the Physics of Football. Assisting Bloomfield with his experiment were incoming first-year players, Joe Holt, #77, and Andrew Hoffman, #60. James Brown, center, host of Fox's NFL pre-game show, hosts The Learning Channel program, to air in October.
Type
color photographs
Location
Media Relations, University of Virginia Office of Public Affairs, Charlottesville, Va.
Retrieval ID
prints12046
Collection
University of Virginia Visual History Collection
Call Number
RG-30/1/10.011