Stephen Finally Gets To Tackle A Robot

Stephen Finally Gets To Tackle A Robot


YOU HAVE A UNIQUE WAY OF
PRACTICING YOUR TACKLES. TELL ME WHAT YOU HAVE
DEVELOPEDDING TO. WHAT IS THE MVP.>>A MOBILE TACKLING DEVICE,
WE DON’T TACKLE EACH OTHER, A GUY WILL NEVER TACKLE
ANOTHER FOOTBALL PLAYER AM WITH SIMULATED PADS AND THIS
ROBOTIC DUMBY.>>Stephen: IT IS A DUMBY
THAT ACTUALLY RUNS, IT COMES DOWN THE FIELD AND MEMBERS
OF THE TEAM TACKLE IT RATHER THAN EACH OTHER. WHY DON’T YOU WANT THEM TO
TACKLE EACH OTHER. DOESN’T IT TOUGHEN YOU UP? DON’T YOU HAVE TO WANT IT. DON’T HAVE YOU TO DIG DOWN,
DON’T YOU NEED TO HUNKER DOWN, DON’T YOU NEED TO GIVE
110%, DON’T YOU NEED TO LEAVE IT ALL OUT ON THE
FIELD, COACH. AM I BEING TOO TECHNICAL.>>WHY NOT TACKLE EACH
OTHER. THAT IS WHAT FOOTBALL IS.>>CONCUSSIVE HEAD INJURIES.>>OKAY.>>HUGE CONCERN. AND WE CAN ELIMINATE A GOOD
PERCENTAGE OF THEM. WE DROPPED 80% INJURY
REDUCTION JUST GOING TO A NONTACKLE SITUATION.>>Stephen: BECAUSE THOSE
WERE HAPPENING IN PRACTICE?>>EXACTLY IN PRACTICE.>>Stephen: WOW, WOW.>>MOST CONCUSSIONS OCCUR IF
PRACTICE, MORE SO THAN IN GAMES.>>YOU PLAYED FOR THE TEAM,
RIGHT.>>I PLAYED FOR FIVE YEARS
UNDER KEEP TEEVENS.>>Stephen: DID YOU TACKLE
EACH OTHER THEN.>>NO, NO, BUT WE STILL
SMASHED HEADS HERE AND THERE.>>Stephen: YOU WORKED ON
CREATING THIS ROBOT. WHAT WAS THE MOTIVATION.>>TWO YEARS AGO THE COACH
APPROACHED THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AT DARTMOUTH AND
A GROUP OF FOUR ENGINEERS AND FACULTY PICKED IT UP AND
STARTED THE BALL ROLLING FROM THERE. NOW WE ARE HERE WITH A DUMMY
ON THE FIELD THAT WE ARE USING AND WE ARE SEEING THE
BENEFITS OF IT AT PRACTICE.>>Stephen: IS IT ONLY
DARTMOUTH USING THE ROBOT.>>ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND.>>Stephen: ANYBODY ELSE
INTERESTED IN USING YOUR DUMMY?>>WE’VE HAD A NUMBER OF
COLLEGES AND A NUMBER OF PRO TEAMS CALL US, WOULD LOVE TO
GET IT ON BOARD.>>Stephen: YOU BUILT A
ROBOT THAT CAN PLAY FOOTBALL. DO YOU THINK YOU COULD BUILD
ONE THAT COULD WATCH BASEBALL? (LAUGHTER)
>>PRETTY EASILY, PROBABLY.>>Stephen: THE GAMES ARE SO
LONG. IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR OTHER
SPORTS OR JUST FOOTBALL.>>I THINK WE HAVE BEEN
APPROACHED BY SOCCER PEOPLE, LACROSSE PEOPLE, ICE HOCKEY. ANY MOVEMENT SPORT. RUGBY IS HUGE.>>Stephen: LET’S TAKE A
LOOK AT IT. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE
PUT YOUR HANDSING TO FOR DARTMOUTH MOUTH’S MVP
ROBOTIC TACKLING DUMMY. HIT IT.>>Stephen: DOES THE ROBOT
ALWAYS SHOWBOAT LIKE THAT?>>HE MIGHT GET PENALIZED
FOR THAT. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT IT.>>Stephen: ALL RIGHT,
HOWARD HARD IS IT? THAT’S SOFT, MAN. THAT IS HUGGABLY PLUSH. DO YOU EVER PUT A HEAD ON
IT.>>WE HAVEN’T YET. WE’RE DEVELOPING THAT.>>Stephen: HOW ABOUT THE
OPPOSING TEAM’S JERSEY ON IT, SOMETHING TO GET PEOPLE
FIRED ON.>>ON OCCASION, YES.>>Stephen: WOULD IT BE OKAY
IF I ATTEMPTED TO TACKLE IT?>>LOVE TO SEE YOU DO IT.>>Stephen: GIVE IT A SHOT
RIGHT HERE. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
>>AND THERE’S NO SENSE IN DOING THIS TO MAKE THE
PLAYER SOFT IN ANY WAY. THIS ISN’T PART OF THE
WOOSIFICATION OF THE AMERICAN SPORT SAPP?>>NO, WE’RE MAKING THEM
SMARTER.>>ALL RIGHT. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>Stephen: CAN’T IMAGINE, I
CAN’T IMAGINE THAT I WILL EVER REGRET WHAT I’M ABOUT
TO DO. HIT WITH YOUR SHOULDER.>>Stephen: YOU GUYS STAYING
AT AN AIRBNB WILE YOU’RE HERE.>>Stephen: KEEP YOUR.>>KEEP YOUR EYES UP.>>Stephen: NOT GOING TO
ANSWER THAT ONE. ALL RIGHT, WHY DON’T WE HAVE
THAT GUY GO OUT THERE AND I WILL TAKE A SHOT AT IT. HAVE HIM GO OUT THERE. COME BACK AT ME WITH SOME
SPEED. ALL RIGHT.>>WHILE COACH AND EVERYBODY
OUT THERE, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY. I’M GOING TO GIVE THIS
EVERYTHING I’VE GOT. I WANT YOU TO KNOW I PLAYED
ONE DAY OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
>>I’M FINE. I’M FINE. BUDDY TEEVENS, ELLIOTT
KASTNER, FROM DARTMOUTH ROBOTIC MVP. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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31 Comments

  1. Meanwhile, elsewhere other countries are playing Rugby with nowhere near the incidents. American football is for pussies

  2. I dont know why everyone says baseball takes longer to watch. According to ESPN the average MLB game last 2 hours and 54 minutes. The average NFL game last 3 hours and 12 minutes.

  3. They clapped when he said they use the robot to avoid injuries..If the purpose is to avoid injuries, why not just stop this brutal, mindless, violent sport?
    I think they are all under a constant concussion state.

  4. I was expecting some kind of two legged Goliath coming out of the wall kool-aid style… But no, just a fucking sandbag duct-taped on an RC car. Really America? Goddamn you've lost your sense of grandeur.

  5. "This isn't part of the wussification of the American sportscape?" Asked as he's being fitted in armor just to run into a squishy robot and padded floor.

    I love this guy.

  6. LMAO …what a puss ass weak invention. If you're too chickenshit to tackle during practice then no way in he'll are you going to be prepared to do it in a real life game situation. If all football teams are going down this path they mind as well quit playing the game altogether.

  7. "we're making them smarter" well no, you are reducing head injuries and its clearly not helping, lol.
    Seriously though, good job, coach! 🙂

  8. Even Stephen, one of the most unathletic [also, one of the funniest & most genuine] human beings I have ever seen, knows how to form tackle… after ONE DAY of h.s. football!! It's not that hard, folks; lower your cg, drive through your target, and most importantly… SEE WHAT YOU ARE HITTING. Colbert; saving America one piece at a time 🙏👍

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