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John Kiesewetter on the world of local and national TV

Senior Entertainment Reporter John Kiesewetter has been covering TV and media issues for 20 years. After joining the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1975 as a summer intern, he worked as a county government and suburban reporter; assistant city editor and suburban editor; and features editor supervising the Life section. He has a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

The Science of Chad Johnson

What makes Chad Johnson such a great receiver? Fox Sports answers that question in the premiere of "Sport Science" Sunday (9 p.m., Fox Sports Net Ohio). The new series uses the latest technology -- biomechanical sensors, high-speed cameras, computer graphics and an infrared motion capture studio -- to analyze top athletes in "CSI" style.

In Johnson's segment, "Sport Science" sets out to determine which makes a bigger target for a quarterback -- a 10-foot tall African elephant, or the Bengals All-Pro receiver. First they measure Johnson's vertical leap at 11 feet, "on par with the great leapers in the NBA," says John Brenkus, host and co-executive producer.

Then they use the motion capture technology as he catches passes to his left, right and over his head, proving that Johnson provides a potential target of 190 square feet – similar to a 10-foot tall elephant.

"Sport Science" in another segment explains Michael Jordan’s “hang time” by having basketball player Chris “Skywalker” Lowery leap over a Pontiac convertible while dunking a basketball.

That's pretty cool too.


at 10/01/2007 1:07 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares about this show off clown

at 10/02/2007 2:15 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

are they going to go into the science of how his mouth seems to run before his brain engages to stop it???

at 10/06/2007 8:39 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh shut up...CJ is the best in the NFL reciever right now he is allowed to run his mouth....

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