LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Actor Ben Stiller attends the world premiere of the Twentieth Century Fox film "Dodgeball" at the Mann Village Theater June 14, 2004 in Westwood, California.

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac here with your first Sports Report of the week!  Baseball, basketball, football, and hockey!  But first…we’ve got a fun little story here about the…um…sport of dodgeball.

In the cinematic classic Dodgeball, Patches O’Houlihan said, “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.”  Well…it turns out…Patches may be mistaken.

 

According to a new study, it is actually easier to dodge a wrench than it is to dodge a ball.  It’s all about the density of the object.  A wrench is going to cut through the air in a straight line…making it easy to predict where it’s going to be.

World Premiere Of Dodgeball

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 14: Actor Vince Vaughn attempts to autograph a dodgeball as he attends the world premiere of the Twentieth Century Fox film “Dodgeball” at the Mann Village Theater June 14, 2004 in Westwood, California.

 

However, your classic red dodgeball has low mass and high surface area…meaning that the air has much more of an effect on it.  So a ball is more likely to curve and spin…making it much more difficult to predict where it will exactly land.

MTV TRL With Ben Stiller And Paris Hilton

NEW YORK – JUNE 15: (U.S. TABS OUT) Actor Ben Stiller celebrates with his trophy he won during a dodgeball game during an appearance on MTV’s Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios June 15, 2004 in New York City.

 

So, in conclusion, learning to dodge a wrench may not properly train you to be good at dodgeball.  I recommend using Wiffle Balls as a training method rather than wrenches.  For one…a Wiffle Ball curves tremendously.  And secondly, a Wiffle Ball, unlike a wrench, is not made of metal.  But I’m just Davey Mac…who am I to argue with the great Patches O’Houlihan?  Anyway, now on to the rest of the Sports Report!

World Premiere of "Dodgeball"

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 14: Actor Rip Torn attends the world premiere of the Twentieth Century Fox film “Dodgeball” at the Mann Village Theater June 14, 2004 in Westwood, California.

 

  • NBA Recap

    Let’s start with basketball.  Where the 76’ers were crushed by the Bucks last night…119 to 98.  Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points, 12 rebounds, and 9 assists.  The Sixers fall to 33 and 24 (5th in the Eastern Conference).

    Milwaukee Bucks v Philadelphia 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – FEBRUARY 25: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots a lay up past Paul Reed #44 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the third quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on February 25, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

     

    The Knicks and Nets were inactive yesterday.  Tonight the Nets go against the Grizzlies in Memphis.  Brooklyn is 21 and 35 (11th in the East).

    Meanwhile, the Knicks take on the Pistons in Madison Square Garden.  The Knicks are 34 and 23…still 4th in the East.

    New York Knicks v Philadelphia 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – FEBRUARY 22: Josh Hart #3 and Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks look on during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on February 22, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Hockey Scores

    Hockey.  The Devils lost to the Lighting yesterday…4 to 1.  The Devils are 29-25-4 for the season.

    Tampa Bay Lightning v New Jersey Devils

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – FEBRUARY 25: Tyler Motte #64 of the Tampa Bay Lightning controls the puck as Curtis Lazar #42 of the New Jersey Devils defends during the third period at Prudential Center on February 25, 2024 in Newark, New Jersey. The Lightning won 4-1.

     

    The Rangers were defeated by the Blue Jackets…4 to 2.  The Rangers drop to 39-17-3.

    And the Flyers fell to the Penguins…7 to 6.  The Flyers are now 30-22-7.

    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – FEBRUARY 24: Samuel Ersson #33 of the Philadelphia Flyers reacts during the first period against the New York Rangers at the Wells Fargo Center on February 24, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Cam Netwon Gets Into Bizarre Altercation At Community Event (VIDEO)

    Football.  Former NFL MVP and Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton was seen involved in a scuffle at a 7-on-7 youth football tournament in Atlanta.  The video shows Newton shoved by three people near the top of a set of steps before the pushing, shoving and grabbing moves toward a fence line.  See the video below…Newton is the guy in the hat.

    The Art Of Dialogue on Twitter: "Better camera angle of the beginning of the fight when TSP crew tried to jump Cam Newton by blindsiding him with a punch. pic.twitter.com/TBZWc2q4nL / Twitter"

    Better camera angle of the beginning of the fight when TSP crew tried to jump Cam Newton by blindsiding him with a punch. pic.twitter.com/TBZWc2q4nL

     

  • Baseball Is Back!

    Baseball.  Spring Training is officially underway for every team in Major League Baseball!  The Yanks scored 22 runs in their first game on Saturday…and yesterday…their split squad won a game versus the Blue Jays and lost a game to the Phillies.  Newly-acquired All Star Juan Soto hit a home run in his first preseason game.

    New York Yankees Photo Day

    TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 21: Juan Soto #22 of the New York Yankees poses during the 2024 New York Yankees Photo Day at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 21, 2024 in Tampa, Florida.

    Meanwhile, the Mets beat the Astros.  Baseball is back, baby!  YES!

    New York Mets Photo Day

    PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 22: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets poses for a portrait on New York Mets Photo Day at Clover Park on February 22, 2024 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

  • Davey Mac Sports TV

    It’s the Davey Mac Sports Report for Monday, February 26th!  Listen to Davey Mac on the Morning Rat Race every weekday morning from 6 to 10 AM on WRAT 95.9 FM! 

  • That's Today's Davey Mac Sports Report!

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