Sport Science returns to Fox Sports Net tomorrow night

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to line up against an NFL defensive tackle and try to throw a block? Well, after seeing John Brenkus, host of the Emmy Award winning show “Sport Science,” do just that when he squared off against New York Jets Pro Bowl lineman Kris Jenkins, you may not want to try this at home. Check out this preview video for that and more of Brenkus’ always entertaining, sometimes bordering on moronic, stunts like this. If you’re squeamish, you might turn the other way when Jenkins sends his victim through the air and onto a thick mat. It’s almost like watching Lawrence Taylor break Joe Theismann’s leg.

But this show didn’t win an Emmy for no reason, as it’s the kind of train-wreck-happening show that you just can’t turn away from. Other somewhat frightening stunts are the choke test, as Brenkus tries to see who has more choking power, MMA fighter Fedor Emelianenko or a python. A freaking python? Yikes. And there’s the bit with Dodgers’ outfielder Matt Kemp in which Brenkus finds out if foam padding really does help when you crash into an outfield wall.
Not all the stunts are dangerous….PGA golfer Brad Faxon helps Brenkus see if wet sand or thick rough is a trickier golf ball lie.

The show’s premise, if you haven’t guessed yet, is “to test the limits of human performance and show what really happens on the field,” according to a press release. If you’re intrigued, and need a change of pace after watching all of those NCAA basketball games, tune in Sunday night on Fox Sports Net at 9pm (8pm central). For those of you afraid to watch, there’s always “Desperate Housewives.”

Sport Science
Sunday, March 22 9pm ET/8pm central
Fox Sports Net

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