As Travis Pastrana can tell you, there are no givens in X Games competition.
The SportScience video above featuring Mark Monea offers some insight into some of the difficulties involved in defying gravity in numerous ways.
For those of us who like more traditional sports, this week had plenty to offer, too.
This week on Front Row, we:
* Celebrated the end of the NFL lockout via about two dozen touchdown dances all performed by one man;
* Learned how Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson served as guest editor of ESPN THe Magazine;
* Got to the “sole” of the shoe issue involving Scott Van Pelt and LSU’s Les Miles.
In the coming days, we’ll reflect on the Champion Gridiron Kings stars from the RISE Games, visit with one of ESPN’s prime recruiters, and get an inside look at a revolutionary new sports statistic.