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Sport Science

Pro athletes take part in experiments to reveal the scientific secrets behind the sports they play.

Premiered: September 30, 2007

Rating: TV-14

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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… Read more

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World's Toughest Woman Season 2, Episode 11 Jun 21, 2009 $1.99

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.

Ultimate Nut Jobs Season 2, Episode 10 Jun 14, 2009 $1.99

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.

Female Sex Test Season 2, Episode 9 Jun 7, 2009 $1.99

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.

The Moving Car Jump Season 2, Episode 8 May 31, 2009 $1.99

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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Le'Veon Bell's Freestyle
Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell breaks out some freestyle rhymes at the third annual ESPN Sport Science Newton Awards.
Cooley's high-pitched call
Former Redskins TE Chris Cooley does a different play-by-play for the controversial ending to the Miami-Duke football game.
Jarvis vs. Jenga
Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry tries to play Jenga with John Brenkus on a moving bus at the third annual ESPN Sport Science Newton Awards.
Newton Awards
The third annual ESPN Sport Science Newton Awards premieres Sunday at 11 p.m. ET on ESPN2, Watch ESPN and the ESPN app.