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Two on Football Stadia

Purpose-built football stadia dominate their surroundings in many major urban areas around the United States, and on fall weekends they are often surrounded by legions of fans preparing for the upcoming gridiron contests. These two sites will allow distant (and not-so distant) visitors to learn about each of these "battlegrounds" through the use of photographs and brief expository pieces on the...
Temperature, Pressure, and American Football: Introduction to Gay-Lussac's Gas Law

American football fans will remember "deflategate" - the controversy that centered on the allegation that the New England Patriots deliberately deflated their footballs prior to their 2015 playoff victory against the Indiana Colts. This recent addition to the MIT BLOSSOMS instructional video series uses "deflategate" to engage high school-level physics students to Gay-Lussac's Gas Law. In this...