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ESPN Gets Scientific to Determine Greatest Athlete of All Time

Many a heated debate has raged over who is the greatest athlete of all time. Is it Michael Jordan? Muhammad Ali? Wayne Gretzky? Perhaps soccer great Pelé? Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk? The question goes from the barroom to the laboratory on Sunday with ESPN Sport Science: Greatest Athlete of All Time (March 10 at 3:30/2:30c on ESPN).

"Previously, people would identify the best player or the person who had the biggest impact on their sport," says host John Brenkus, whose Sport Science segments air on SportsCenter and in periodic specials on the network. "What we're analyzing are categories like quickness, agility, speed, strength, power, endurance, durability, performance under pressure. We're looking for the real athlete, not just the player."

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 6/21/2009

Season 2, Episode 11
We compare NFL superstar Ray Lewis' monsterous tackle to the force generated by a home plate collision. World Record holder Scott Mendlson can bench press 1,015 lbs. but how can he stack up against nature's heavy lifters. Gina Carano is a master of Muay Thai , we break down the power Gina can create with the art of the eight limbs. We attempt to recreate Dave Winfield's infamous bird-strike.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 6/14/2009

Season 2, Episode 10
NFL offensive linemen Marvel Smith and Joe Staley try to push 15,000 pounds into an end zone. A former MLB pitcher tests his invention: a new cup. Can someone kick hard enough to shatter a baseball bat? The Sport Science team travels to Switzerland to test an innovative new sporting apparel called X-Bionic.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 6/7/2009

Season 2, Episode 9
We revisit a classic experiement from Season 1, and try to see if science can debunk one of the oldest sports myths about sex before a game-now it's time to test the women. NBA star Sasha Vujacic tries to out shoot Shaq-blind folded.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 5/31/2009

Season 2, Episode 8
Sport Science host John Brenkus tries to single handedly stop NFL tight end Vernon Davis fron running 20 yards. Poker champion Daniel Negreanu bluffs his way past a lie detector. Kobe's infamous car jump video gets put to the test.

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ESPN Gets Scientific to Determine Greatest Athlete of All Time

Many a heated debate has raged over who is the greatest athlete of all time. Is it Michael Jordan? Muhammad Ali? Wayne Gretzky? Perhaps soccer great Pelé? Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk? The question goes from the barroom to the laboratory on Sunday with ESPN Sport Science: Greatest Athlete of All Time (March 10 at 3:30/2:30c on ESPN).

"Previously, people would identify the best player or the person who had the biggest impact on their sport," says host John Brenkus, whose Sport Science segments air on SportsCenter and in periodic specials on the network. "What we're analyzing are categories like quickness, agility, speed, strength, power, endurance, durability, performance under pressure. We're looking for the real athlete, not just the player."

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Premiered: September 30, 2007, on Fox Sports Network
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Pro athletes take part in experiments to reveal the scientific secrets behind the sports they play.

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