Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye dish out the science of the Super Bowl

It's a tweetstorm of football-related science

By Sarah Gray
Published February 2, 2015 4:02AM (EST)
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye             (AP/Richard Shotwell/John Davisson)
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye (AP/Richard Shotwell/John Davisson)

If you're looking for a more scientific explanation of football, never fear. Two of our favorite scientists, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye, sent out a series of tweets detailing everything from deflategate to the minutia of football physics.

So whether you're a Patriots fan putting the travails of deflategate on hold while you celebrate a win, or a Seahawks fan nursing your loss, take a second and learn a little bit more about the game.

Nye's fan loyalty certainly showed:

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The Seahawks fan threw some deflategate shade:

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And he tosses it over to Tyson...

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...who was far more technical:

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Tyson also weighed in on the halftime show:

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And commercials:

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And at times things got a little weird:

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And physics-cal:

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And there were random factoids abound:

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Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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