Revealing the amazing powers of a ball in flight
This story appears in the April 19 issue of ESPN The Magazine.
Drew Brees makes it look so simple. One day at our testing facilities, we set up an Olympic archery target 20 yards downfield from the Saints QB, then told him to aim for the 4.8-inch bull's-eye. Unbelievably, out of 10 throws Brees hit his target 10 times -- all the more impressive given that the best archers hit the bull's-eye less than 50% of the time.
Of course, there's nothing simple about Brees' throws, at least not from a physics standpoint.
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