RSS Medical Articles

Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There!


Κύριακη, 10.01.2017, 03:00am (GMT+3)

Penalty kicks in soccer can make fans crumple with anguish or weep with elation. The kicker sends the ball rocketing toward the goal and goalkeepers lunge acrobatically to stop it. Often the fate of the match hangs in the balance. Analyses suggest that goalkeepers may block more goals by staying stolidly in the center of the goal instead of diving to one side. Surprisingly, goalkeepers rarely adopt this strategy. One explanation is that staying in the middle looks deceptively foolish when kickers shoot toward the side. On the contrary, even when their dive is unsuccessful, goalkeepers are seen to have failed while trying. Knowing the ferocity of soccer, this is an understandable decision.


Rating (Votes: )   
    Comments (0)        Tell friend        Print


Αλλα Αρθρα:
JAMA Internal Medicine Peer Reviewers in 2016 (04.03.2017)
Advancing the Needs of Patients in the Trump Era (04.01.2017)
Testosterone Replacement and Cardiovascular Outcomes (04.01.2017)
Effect of Intensive Blood Pressure Control on Physical Function in Older Adults (04.01.2017)
JAMA Internal Medicine —The Year in Review, 2016 (04.01.2017)
Testosterone Treatment and Volumetric Bone Density and Strength (04.01.2017)
Screening Pelvic Examinations (04.01.2017)
Changes in Postacute Care in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (04.01.2017)
Long-term Effect of Acupuncture for Migraine Prophylaxis (04.01.2017)
Association of Testosterone Levels With Anemia in Older Men (04.01.2017)