Pain Measurement: Soccer vs Football

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What are some ways soccer and football players control the ball?

What do players in soccer do to prevent goals from free-kicks and what do players in football do?

What is the aim of the text?

Who is used to take a soccer ball hit in the wall and how is the force of the impact measured?

What is the proper way to stand in the wall in soccer?

Who are used to measure the impact of a football hit?

How much force does Tom's kick generate and at what speed does the football hit Chris's hand?

How much force does Chris experience due to the impact of the football hit?

What can the soccer ball hitting the head of a player cause?

How does the force generated by a boot to the stomach compare to the force of a soccer ball hitting the head?

Summary

  • Soccer and football players control the ball through throwing, catching, and kicking.
  • In soccer, players stand in a wall to prevent goals from free-kicks and in football, they block punts or field goals.
  • The text aims to measure the pain of getting hit by a soccer ball or football using sports science.
  • Major League Soccer striker Edson Buddle is used to take a soccer ball hit in the wall.
  • He is wired up with an accelerometer to measure the force of the impact.
  • The proper way to stand in the wall is to cover the upper body and face, not the eyes.
  • NFL punter Tom Malone and stuntman Chris Brewster are used to measure the impact of a football hit.
  • Tom's kick generates 200 pounds of force, blasting the football into Chris's hand at 55 miles per hour.
  • Chris experiences only 16 pounds of force due to his hands and arms acting as shock absorbers.
  • The soccer ball hitting the head of a player can cause a major concussion and bruise the brain.
  • The force generated by a boot to the stomach is six times more than the soccer ball to the head.

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Discover which sport's goalie sustains more pain - soccer or football - by measuring the impact of getting hit by a ball. This quiz will delve into the physical toll experienced by goalkeepers in both sports, shedding light on their unique challenges.

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