Physics of Tennis

Leave it to an engineer that plays tennis to find enjoyment in understanding the technology for hitting and controlling a tennis ball… I’ve been reading this fascinating book called the “Physics and Technology of Tennis”, which attempts to use scientific

Sports – Interesting Facts

Some interesting facts about Sports: 1. Michael Sangster, who played in the 1960s, had tennis’ fastest serve, once clocked at 154 mph. 2. Golf was banned in England in 1457 because it was considered a distraction from the serious pursuit

Is This Crazy Thinking?

Donovan McNabb, quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles (who happens to be black) complained about his suspended teammate wide receiver, Terrell Owens (who also happens to be black). McNabb said that the receiver’s criticism of him amounted to “black-on-black crime.” …  You

UD & WSU Basketball

In addition to attending seven University of Dayton games each season, I also go the the Division I basketball games at Wright State University.  I’ve been to four WSU games this season, and I think that I’m somewhat of a good luck

Dayton Bombers Hockey

Since ice hockey is still my favorite sport, I try to see the Dayton Bombers in action at the Nutter Center (a nice 12,000 seat arena).  Unfortunately, the Bombers have really struggled putting together a solid performing team the last

The Tennis Playing Family

My wife has turned into the tennis fanatic… I am actually quite proud of her athletic pursuits.  She now plays 3 to 4 times a week, and she’s constantly asking me to hit tennis balls to her.  She tells me