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Nikoli več ne čakajte na predrago pivo na stadionu.

Zahvaljujoč novi aplikaciji, ki jo je ekipa razvila na Levi's Stadium, ki bo kmalu odprta, navijačem 49ers nikoli ne bo treba skrbeti, da bi v imenu pivskega brenka zamudili polovico igre.

Nova aplikacija bo kmalu revolucionirala pitje piva v domu Super Bowl leta 2016, poroča Bleacher Report. Če želite pivo najti hitreje, kot lahko rečete "touchdown", preprosto vklopite novi super hitri wifi na stadionu in aplikacija jim bo povedala, na katerem mestu na stadionu je najbolje kupiti penasto libacijo.

Inovacija je le kaplja v vedro mnogih, ki bodo prišli z novim stadionom, ki se bo odprl prihodnjo sezono, pravi Extra Mustard. Poleg aplikacije in super hitrega wifija bo stadion opremljen tudi s 13.000 kvadratnimi čevlji video plošče in večjo mobilno povezljivostjo. Te inovacije so po poročilu Bleacherja pritegnile pozornost številnih športnih analitikov, med njimi tudi Randa Getlina iz Yahoo Sportsa: "Tehnologija na novem stadionu 49ers je neverjetna," je zapisal na Twitterju. "Na voljo bo aplikacija, ki vam omogoča, da poiščete najkrajše linije piva. Umazano. "

Če bi le pivo lahko pocenili ...


49ers je v končnici ‘debacle ’ premagal Vikinge, ki so bili brez posadke, 27-10

Kvoter branilec Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins ​​(8) se vrača in se podaja proti San Francisco 49ers v prvi polovici nogometne tekme lige NFL v soboto, 11. januarja 2020, v Santa Clari v Kaliforniji (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Kvoter branilec Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins, desno, je v soboto, 11. januarja 2020, v Santa Clari v Kaliforniji odpustil obrambni konec San Francisca 49ers Arik Armstead. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Široki sprejemnik San Francisca 49ers Richie James Jr. (13) poskuša ubraniti spopad obrambnega konca Minnesote Vikings Stephen Weatherly v prvem polčasu nogometne tekme lige NFL v soboto, 11. januarja 2020, v Santa Clari v Kaliforniji (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Minnesota Vikings, ki teče nazaj Dalvin Cook (33), se spopada z močno varnostjo San Francisca 49ers Jaquiskijem Tarttom, levo, v prvem polčasu nogometne tekme lige NFL v soboto, 11. januarja 2020, v Santa Clari v Kaliforniji (AP) Fotografija/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Široki sprejemnik San Francisca 49ers Kendrick Bourne, desno, ujame podajo za touchdown pred kotašem Minnesota Vikings Xavierjem Rhodesom (29) v prvem polčasu nogometne tekme lige NFL v soboto, 11. januarja 2020, v Santa Clari. , Kalifornija (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Srednji nogometaš ekipe Minnesota Vikings Eric Kendricks (54) teče, ko je v prvem polčasu nogometne tekme lige NFL v soboto, 11. januarja 2020, v Santa Clari v Kaliforniji prestregel podajo proti San Francisco 49ers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Obrambni konec San Francisca 49ers Arik Armstead, levo in obrambni obračun DeForest Buckner (99) se je odzval na igro proti ekipi Minnesota Vikings v prvem polčasu nogometne tekme lige NFL, v soboto, 11. januarja 2020, v Santa Clari, Kalifornija (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Široki sprejemnik Minnesota Vikings Adama Thielena (19) se v prvi polovici nogometne tekme lige NFL v soboto, 11. januarja 2020, v Santa Clari v Kaliforniji loti brezplačne varnosti San Francisco 49ers Jimmie Ward (20) (AP) Fotografija/Ben Margot)

Kvoter branilec Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins ​​(8) je v prvem polčasu nogometne tekme lige NFL v soboto, 11. januarja 2020, v Santa Clari v Kaliforniji prešel proti San Francisco 49ers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Široki sprejemnik Minnesota Vikings Stefon Diggs (14) je v prvem polčasu nogometne tekme divizijske lige NFL v soboto, 11. januarja 2020, v Santa Clari v Kaliforniji ujel podajno podajo pred nogometašem San Francisca 49ers Ahkellom Witherspoon (23). (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

San Francisco 49ers tesni konec George Kittle, na sredini, se spopada z brezplačno varnostjo Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings Harrison Smith, desno in drugi branilci v prvem polčasu nogometne tekme divizije NFL, v soboto, 11. januarja 2020, v Santa Clari. , Kalifornija (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Široki sprejemnik Minnesota Vikings Adama Thielena (19) se v prvi polovici nogometne tekme lige NFL v soboto, 11. januarja 2020, v Santa Clari v Kaliforniji loti brezplačne varnosti San Francisco 49ers Jimmie Ward (20) (AP) Fotografija/Ben Margot)

Široki sprejemnik San Francisca 49ers Kendrick Bourne (84) ujame podajo proti kotaku Minnesota Vikings Xavierju Rhodesu (29) v drugem polčasu nogometne tekme lige NFL v soboto, 11. januarja 2020, v Santa Clari v Kaliforniji (AP) Fotografija/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Kvoter branilec Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins ​​(8), se je v drugi polovici nogometne tekme lige NFL v soboto, 11. januarja 2020, v Santa Clari, Kalifornija, spopadel z obrambnim koncem San Francisca 49ers, Nick Bosa, (AP) Fotografija/Ben Margot)

Minnesota Vikings ' Marcus Sherels (35) skokovito vrača udarec, ko San Francisco 49ers teče nazaj Raheem Mostert, desno, se vrača v drugo polovico nogometne tekme lige NFL, sobota, 11. januar 2020, v Santa Clari, Kalifornija (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Krilni vratar San Francisca 49ers Richard Sherman (25) prestreže podajo pred širokim sprejemnikom Minnesota Vikings Adamom Thielenom (19) med drugim polčasom nogometne tekme lige NFL v soboto, 11. januarja 2020, v Santa Clari v Kaliforniji. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Vratar San Francisca 49ers Richard Sherman (25) teče pred širokim sprejemnikom Minnesota Vikings Adamom Thielenom, ko obrambni konec 49ersa gleda Dee Ford (55), potem ko je Sherman prestregel podajo v drugi polovici nogometne tekme divizije NFL, sobota, januar 11. 2020 v Santa Clari v Kaliforniji (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

San Francisco 49ers ' Raheem Mostert (31) slavi s soigralci, potem ko so si v drugem polčasu nogometne tekme lige NFL v soboto, 11. januarja 2020, v Santa Clari v Kaliforniji privoščili petje proti ekipi Minnesota Vikings. (AP Photo /Tony Avelar)

SANTA CLARA, Kalifornija

Vikingi so upali, da bodo uro premaknili nazaj v sezono 1987, ko so na gostovanju v divizijski konkurenci osupnili San Francisco, potem ko so bili 11-točkovno premajhni.

Vikingi so bili v sobotni tekmi divizij na stadionu Levi's slabi za sedem točk, vendar bi moralo biti veliko več. Od 27-10 jih je presegel vrhunski 49er.

49ers, najboljši nosilec v NFC, je v vsaki fazi premagal 6. mesto Minnesote. Pobegnili so nad hvaljeno obrambo Vikingov. Z izjemo Kirka Cousinsa, ki je v prvem četrtletju vrgel Stefon Diggsu 41-metrski touchdown pas, Vikingi v napadu niso naredili skoraj nič.

Vikingi so minulo nedeljo pri New Orleansu prišli do dramatične zmage v končnici z zmagovalnimi kartami 26-20. Poskušali so izpeljati tisto, kar je ekipa iz leta 1987 naredila, ko je New Orleans na gostovanju razburil 44: 10 pred osupljivo zmago pri San Franciscu s 36: 24.

"To je bil nekakšen popoln debakl na vseh straneh žoge," je dejal obrambni igralec Vikingov Ifeadi Odenigbo. "Tega ne moreš storiti v končnici, še posebej proti odlični ekipi, kot je San Fran, zato hvala tistim fantom."

San Francisco bo prihodnjo nedeljo na prvenstveni tekmi NFC gostil zmagovalca nedeljske tekme Seahawks-Packers#8217s v Green Bayu.

49ers so premagali Vikinge 308-147, vključno z 186-21 na tleh, in zmagali v času bitke za posest, 38:27 do 21:33. Tevin Coleman je drvel 105 jardov in dva touchdowna, Raheem Mostert pa je dodal 58 jardov.

"Teka nismo ustavili," je povedal obrambni konec Everson Griffen, ki lahko postane prosti igralec in bi morda odigral svojo zadnjo tekmo Vikingov. »Preprosto nismo naredili dovolj dobrega za zmago. Bili so boljša ekipa in morali bi zmagati. Ko pridemo ven in se tako igramo, bo to končni rezultat. Je frustrirajoče? Ja. ''

Medtem so 49erji zaprli Minnesoto, ki je tekla nazaj Dalvina Cooka. Imel je skromnih 18 jardov na devetih nosilcih.

"Videti je bilo, da so dobro izstopili iz blokov, na mestu napada pa še dodatni fantje," je povedal trener Vikingov Mike Zimmer.

Vikingi so nekaj časa zdržali. Potem ko je San Francisco na prvi vožnji s 3-metrsko podajo Jimmyja Garoppola do Kendricka Bourna povedel s 7: 0, se je Minnesota vrnila s 41-metrskim metom Cousinsa do Diggsa in izenačila rezultat 7-7.

V preostalem delu je bil Minnesota premagan z 20-3. Edine druge točke Vikingov so prišle po tem, ko je Garoppolo vrgel nepremišljeno podajo, ki jo je izbral Eric Kendricks in vrnil štiri jarde San Franciscu 29 z 2:41 v prvem polčasu. To je pripeljalo do 39 metrov jarda Dan Baileyja, ki je zmanjšal primanjkljaj na 14-10 s 36 sekundami do polovice.

To je bil rezultat ob polčasu, Vikingi pa v drugem polčasu niso naredili veliko. Coleman, ki je v drugi četrtini zadel na 1 jardu za vodstvo 14-7, je v tretji četrtini v tretji četrtini zadel za 24-10. To je stisnil Robbie Gould okoli dveh golov v drugem polčasu.

"49 -ih, ki sem jih čutil, je bila danes boljša ekipa," je dejal Cousins. "Napadi nismo naredili dovolj, da bi si dali priložnost za zmago. Trenutno me boli. ''

Bratranci so prestregli 21 od 29 prehodov za 172 jardov in bili šestkrat odpuščeni. Prelaz, namenjen Adamu Thielenu, je v zgodnji tretji četrtini prestregel Richard Sherman. Nato je Thielen prevzel krivdo, ker ni končal svoje poti.

V tej igri je bil obrambni igralec San Francisca Nick Bosa kaznovan zaradi nepotrebne hrapavosti zaradi zadetka Brian O ’Neill, zaradi česar je do konca igre pretresel pretres možganov. Zimmer je to imenoval "poceni strel".

Thielen je igral kljub temu, da je v sredo v praksi utrpel prerez gležnja, kar je zahtevalo štiri šive in ga v četrtek ni pustilo vaditi. Thielen, ki je imel 50 ulovov na 50 jardov, je dejal, da ga poškodba ne omejuje.

"Dovolj dobro, da opravljam svoje delo, vendar tega nisem opravil na dovolj visoki ravni," je dejal.

Diggs je v torek in sredo zaradi gripe izpustil vadbo, preden se je v četrtek vrnil. Diggs, ki je končal z dvema ulovoma za 57 jardov, je dejal, da se je v soboto počutil "v redu".

Vikingi zagotovo niso bili videti v redu.

"Vzeli so nam ga, udarili so nas v usta in nismo si pomagali, ko so se igrale igre," je dejal Thielen.

Vikingi so imeli dva obrata. Ker je Zimmer rekel, da je veter dejavnik, je običajno prepričan Marcus Sherels izgubil žogo na prigušenem puntu z 1:05 v tretji četrtini pri svojih 10. To je bil njegov drugi muff v igri, čeprav je opomogel prvi ena.

To je pripeljalo do tega, da je Gould brcnil svoj drugi gol, 21-metrski s 14:17, ki je ostal vsem, razen da je zaklenil igro.

Po tem je imela obramba 49ers svojo pot s Cousins. V četrtem četrtletju so ga štirikrat odpustili.

"Kasneje v igri sta se začela čeljati drug drugega," je o obrambi Vikingov povedala Bosa. "Ja, to smo jim prinesli. ... Začeli so biti razočarani. Samo prinesli smo ga. ''

Številke frustracij se bodo za nekaj časa nadaljevale na obeh straneh žoge za Vikinge. Toda Cook je upal, da bo šel naprej.

"To smo začeli že nazaj (spomladanske vaje) in končni cilj je bil osvojiti Super Bowl in priti na veliki ples," je dejal Cook. "To nam ni uspelo in to je velik gradnik in začetek tega, kar lahko dosežemo v naslednji sezoni. Le tega moramo dati v zadnji žep in ga hraniti nekaj mesecev, dokler tega ne zaženemo. ''


Vrhunska izkušnja prtljažnih vrat: zadnja vrata Michaela Mine

Odhod na nogometno tekmo je bistveni del celotne izkušnje ob obisku igre! Daje vam priložnost, da se zberete s prijatelji, da se pogovorite o podrobnostih igre, jeste dobro hrano in se zberete za igro. Tukaj na območju zaliva imamo še posebno srečo, ker je svetovno priznani kuhar Michael Mina velik oboževalec Ninera#8217!

Kuhar Michael Mina že od nekdanjih iger v Candlestick Parku že skoraj 30 let predano sodeluje. Njegove epske zabave na vratih s prijatelji in družinami so bile znane in seveda zelo iskane. Zdaj imajo imetniki sezonskih vstopnic za stadione Levi ’s ekskluzivno priložnost, da postanejo Michael Mina
Člani prtljažnih vrat.

Imeli smo privilegij, da smo si na kratko ogledali, kaj člani doživljajo na vsaki domači tekmi (vsaj 10 na sezono). Vrata se odprejo štiri ure pred začetkom z neverjetno izbiro, kot so surovi bar, suši, burgerji, bar Bloody Mary in še veliko več! Vsak dogodek ima posebnega gostujočega kuharja, ki skuha nekaj edinstvenih jedi, ki jih lahko poskusite samo za ta dogodek. Ali smo omenili, da je vse samopostrežno z neomejenimi količinami pomoči? Kombinirajte to z odprtim barom in televizorji z velikim zaslonom povsod in vaše sanje na vratih prtljažnika ne morejo biti nič boljše!

Pri vratih prtljažnika lahko ostanete do konca igre, vendar je del vrat prtljažnika zaprt v tretji četrtini. Večina obiskovalcev uživa v vsem pred igro in se po začetku tekme odpravi na stadion. V polčasu se mnogi vrnejo, da napolnijo, saj so vse možnosti hrane in pijače še na voljo. Lahko se odločite tudi, da ostanete pri vratih prtljažnika skozi celotno igro in si jih ogledate na številnih velikih zaslonih po vsem območju (tako kot mi!).


Pomembno

Cowboysov rezervni QB Cooper Rush je svojo akcijo 15 od 23 končal za 145 jardov in dvonadstropno podajo za WR Lance Lenoir. . Cowboys WR Cole Beasley se ni odpravil na pot, ker se spopada z vnetim dimljem. Ni zamudil nobenega treninga. WR Deonte Thompson (Achilles), LB Chris Covington (bolezen), WR Noah Brown (tetiva kolena) in Maliek Collins (stopalo/fizično nezmožen za nastop) niso odpotovali proti severu v Santa Claro, potem ko so zamudili pomemben čas. . Začetna obrambna spopada sta bila Antwaun Woods in Datone Jones. Woods je med taborom še naprej navduševal. Večino zadnjih dveh sezon je preživel pri vadbeni ekipi Tennessee Titans. . S Marqueston Huff je tekmo zapustil s poškodbo dimlja. . Rezervni OL Marcus Martin se je poškodoval na desnem palcu.


Kaj je torej skrivnost domoljubov za uspeh?

Branilci naslova Patriots so neporaženi in se ponašajo z najvišjim dosežkom lige. V 16 sezonah pod vodstvom Billa Belichicka so Patriotsi štirikrat zmagali na Super Bowlu, dvakrat bili podprvaki in le trikrat zamudili med sezono, nastop v kalibru Celticsa v šestdesetih letih.

Pa vendar patrioti na aktivnem seznamu nimajo izbranih osnutkov prvega kroga za prekršek. V nedeljo je proti Jetsom New England začel tretji niz ofenzivnih napadov, ki so pravkar odpovedali taksi. Pri širokem sprejemniku se Leteči Elvii loti sedmega kroga (Julian Edelman) in prostega igralca (Danny Amendola). Na hrbtni strani je toliko prometa - od začetka sezone 2014 so se tam začeli LeGarrette Blount, Jonas Grey, Dion Lewis, Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen in James White - da morajo zadnjice Nove Anglije nositi oznako HELLO MY NAME IS stiskati.

Obramba Patriotov je skupina brez imena in je v četrti četrtini Super Bowla zaprla Seattle. Neobdelani novinec, prosti igralec David Andrews, ki je že v tej sezoni prehitel obrambne igralce megabucksa Tysona Alualuja in Marcella Dareusa, je v nedeljo prehitel obrambnega igralca linije Leonard Williams, šesti skupni izbor istega N.F.L. osnutek, v katerem so vsi posredovali Andrewsa.

Kako to počne New England?

Nekateri bi zaradi Spygatea, nenehnega škandala PSIcheated in nikoli dokazanih govoric, da New England uporablja elektronsko prisluškovanje, odgovorili, da je skrivnost Nove Anglije varanje. To je lahko dejavnik, morda dovolj, da se Belichickovo ime pojavi v beležnicah kot Belichick*.

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Toda tudi najslabši pogled na etiko Belichick* ne more pojasniti prevlade njegove ekipe. Drugi N.F.L. trenerji, lastniki in navijači želijo verjeti, da Patriots zmaga s prevaro, ker ne želijo priznati, koliko stvari ekipa preprosto naredi bolje kot druge ekipe. Med njimi:

■ Pametno oblikovanje. Medtem ko so drugi N.F.L. klubi sestavljajo uspešnice, ki iščejo publiciteto, Patrioti pa dosledno menjavajo zaloge zalog. Belichick na osnutek gleda kot na loterijo - več vstopnic, tem bolje.

■ Ni generalnega direktorja. Pri mnogih N.F.L. klubi, trener in generalni direktor se spopadajo glede tega, kdo dobi kredit ali prevzame krivdo. Patrioti se temu izogibajo, ker nimajo generalnega direktorja.

■ Osredotočite se na delo. Pri tekmecu v diviziji Buffalo igralci odkrito obsodijo trenerski štab (Mario Williams), vdrejo v uradnike (Nickell Robey), njihovi zastopniki pa pokličejo v službo, da zahtevajo posebno obravnavo (Sammy Watkins). Zadnjič se je vrsta takšnih dogodkov zgodila pod Belichickom - nikoli.

■ Mehanizirane osebnosti. Razen Roba Gronkowskega Patrioti ponavadi ne govorijo in ne storijo ničesar, da bi poiskali pozornost. Ne glede na to, koliko točk osvojijo, se Patrioti ponavadi potrudijo, da bi pohvalili nasprotnike. Lastništvo, trenerji in igralci očitno prezirajo novinarsko enoto, vendar nikoli ne bi bili tako slabo vzgojeni, da bi to rekli. Politiki, ki se pripravljajo na odbore kongresa, bi morali preučiti tiskovne konference Nove Anglije.

■ Belichicku ni moglo biti vseeno, kaj si kdo misli o njem. To ni dobra lastnost prijatelja ali javnega uslužbenca. To deluje kot N.F.L. lastnost.

■ Načrti iger za nasprotnike. Jetsi imajo najboljšo obrambo lige. V nedeljo je Josh McDaniels, ki se je prilagodil za vreče in spore, posredoval v 59 podajah in sedmih hitenjah. Ne N.F.L. ekipa bolje dela pri prilagajanju taktike nasprotniku.

■ Liberalna umetnost ali visoko izobraževanje? Belichick je diplomiral iz Wesleyana. Matt Patricia, morda najpametnejši obrambni koordinator lige, je diplomiral na politehničnem inštitutu Rensselaer. Lastnik Robert Kraft je diplomiral iz Columbia, Jonathan Kraft, predsednik ekipe, pa iz Williamsa. Belichick in raziskovalni direktor Patriotsov, Ernie Adams, sta se spoznala na Phillips Academy. Adams je odšel na severozahod. Trener Dallasa Jason Garrett je odšel v Princeton, trener iz Pittsburga pa Mike Tomlin v William & amp Mary-v N.F.L-ju je več dobro izobraženega osebja upravljanja, kot bi lahko uganili. Toda Patriots so v tem pogledu najboljša ekipa.

■ Tom Brady. Vedno je prvi v prostorih za težo. Brady še nikoli ni opozoril, da so manj uspešni obračuni - Andy Dalton, Tony Romo - plačani več. S štirimi obročki se zdi popolnoma osredotočen na petega. Brady je veliko boljši športnik, kot ga običajno razumejo - v zadnjem primeru je padel nazaj, ko je Gronkowskemu proti Jetasom dvignil popolno podajo. In PSIcheated je zanj takšen motivator, morda bi ga postavil Belichick*.

Tukaj je tisto, kar T.M.Q. misli, da je najpomembnejša razlika med Patriotsi in preostalo ligo: igralci Nove Anglije so vedno v gibanju.

Za ves denar in hype v N.F.L., za celoletno osredotočenost je neverjetno, koliko padcev prikazuje vsaj enega fanta, ki stoji tam in ne dela nič. Zaženite vse udarce katere koli ekipe razen Nove Anglije in odmaknite pogled od žoge - nekdo ne bo zasledoval, ne blokiral, samo stal in gledal. Zdi se, da igralci v Novi Angliji nikoli ne stojijo in gledajo. Mogoče jim Belichick naredi električni udar, če se ne bosta neskončno mučila. Kakorkoli že uspe, si vloži več napora kot kateri koli drug N.F.L. trener.

Sladka igra tedna. Miami, ki je na začetku druge četrtine vodil Houston z 21: 0, so se morski sesalci (delfini niso ribe) soočili z drugim in osmim na sredini. Najprej je Ryan Tannehill ponaredil sredino do zadnjega Lamarja Millerja, nato pa pretvarjal, da gre v desno, medtem ko se je to dogajalo, Miller se je pretvarjal, da je blokiral zadaj, nato pa je Miller odletel v levo stanovanje, vzel nesporno nihajno podajo in odšel 54 jardov za touchdown. Sladko.

Konec druge četrtine je Miami vodil s 41: 0-če bi bila to srednješolska tekma, bi šla na tek. Miller je v prvem polčasu 14 -krat nosil 175 jardov, nato pa v drugem polčasu ni dobil. V srednji šoli potegnejo predjed ob polčasu hoje! Ekstra sladko.

Kisla igra tedna. Soočena s četrto in deveto na Indianapolisu 26 sta se svetnika postavila v vrsto, da bi poskušala zadeti gol. To je ponaredek-zaključek dovoljenja do Coltsove enometrske črte. New Orleans na naslednjem posnetku doseže touchdown in se nikoli ne ozre nazaj.

Ko se je postrojila enota svetnikov za gol, je imel Indianapolis zadrževalca na napadni desnici, ne pa na levi. Tesni Ben Ben Watson je vzletel z leve strani in nikogar ni bilo, da bi ga pokril. Najverjetneje so med študijem filma trenerji Saints opazili to šibkost v obrambni postavitvi Indianapolisa. Ista ekipa - Colts - ki je prejšnji teden izgubila zaradi napačnega ponarejenega udarca, ni bila pripravljena, da bi nasprotnik ponaredil udarec. To so Sour Skittles.

Sladka ‘n’ kisla igra tedna. Domoljubi, ki vodijo Jets 23-20 s preostalim 1:18, Nova Anglija se je na Jerseyju/B 15. soočila z drugim in tretjim mestom. Rob Gronkowski, ki ga ni odkril nihče, je ujel podajo, ki je predstavljala končno razliko. Sladko.

Čeprav je Gronkowski v igro vstopil s 65 dotiki v karieri (redna sezona in po sezoni) - in čeprav je imel Gronkowski do tega trenutka v tekmovanju že 10 sprejemov, mu je obramba Jetsov omogočila, da je odkril teren. Jersey/B je prinesel blitz s sedmimi ljudmi, kar je bil zmeden klic, saj bi vreča zapustila Novo Anglijo v dosegu ciljnih polj, Jets pa je imel vse svoje časovne omejitve. V tej situaciji je Jersey/B potreboval, da je Patriots držal za vratnico. Namesto tega je prišel popoln blitz-štirje branilci so morali varovati pet sprejemnikov. Za Jersey/B je bila celotna dolina kisla bojna glava.

Vnesite UREDBA Promocijske kode. Yahoo je s prenosom natečaja Wembley Stadium postal najnovejši poslovni partner N.F.L. Med oddajanjem je Yahoo prikazoval hišne oglase za svojo novo spletno stran fantazijskih športnih iger na srečo. Igralec je z Yahoojem izjavil: "Vsak dan lahko zaslužim denar". Lahko je zelo luštna beseda.

Yahoo bo morda skočil v stavo na področju športnih fantazij, ko pridejo lupilci, kot bi rekli v Veliki Britaniji. Trenutno je poslovni model FanDuel, DraftKings in Yahoo zakonit. Kako dolgo bo to trajalo?

Vlade držav bodo verjetno pritisnile na kongres, da spremeni zakon iz leta 2006, ki prepoveduje stave na internetu glede na rezultate iger, hkrati pa dovoljuje stave na statistiko igralcev. Ne glede na to, ali bi morala vlada spodbujati ljudi k izgubi denarja na lotojih in v igralnicah, imajo države interes zaščititi svoj skoraj monopol nad zakonito pridobljenimi prihodki od iger na srečo. Yahoo - in Comcast, Fox, Google in Time Warner - z naložbami v FanDuel in DraftKings - sodelujeta. Obračun držav proti podjetjem glede fantazijskih iger na srečo bi lahko postal nujna zmaga vlade, ker bi zmaga podjetij še poslabšala državni primanjkljaj.

Statistika tedna. Panterji imajo v rednem delu niz od 10: 0.

Santa Clara je pri gostih Seahawksov imela več udarcev (9) kot prvih padcev (8).

Od začetka sezone 2012 je Matt Cassel vrgel 31 podaj in 37 prestrezov.

Levi so na odseku 1-8. Nova Anglija je v nizu 26-6 v svoji diviziji.

Pod Bruceom Ariansom je Arizona doma 16-4.

Več dokazov proti udarcem na četrtem in kratkem. V prvem polčasu v New Englandu, ki se je soočal z ekipo z najvišjo oceno v ligi, je Jersey/B dosegel četrti gol in dosegel "varno" stvar, ko je izstrelil gol za polje. Ko se je leteči Elvii spopadel s četrtim golom, so se odločili za touchdown. Ni treba posebej poudarjati, da je zmagala Nova Anglija.

V prvem polčasu v Washingtonu so imeli Buccaneers četrto in drugo na 4. in so z brcami naredili "varno" stvar. Samo zato, da bi dokazal, da ni nič nenavadnega, saj je vodstvo 27-24 z 2:26 preostalo in se soočilo s četrtim in zadetkom na 3, je mesto Tampa še enkrat brcnilo. Ni treba posebej poudarjati, da je zmagal Washington. Buccaneers so zdaj na razdalji 8-30, kar delno priča o zanašanju na "varne" taktike.

Seveda obstajajo primeri, ko so trenerji namesto da bi poskušali doseči bližnjico, zmagali v igri in si zmagali v igri. Na splošno pa je kratek četrti gol in cilj podoben četrtemu in kratkemu veznem redu: trenerjem jih pošiljanje strelca zaščiti pred kritikami. Če trenerji naredijo pričakovano in brcajo, ekipa pa izgubi, so igralci krivi. Če trener odredi poskus in ekipa izgubi, je trener kriv.

Osebno staroselci v povodju Potomac: T.M.Q. trdi, da se obramba začne vračati, napad pa ustavi. Persons je v prvem polčasu zaostal za 0-24, do konca tekmovanja pa je Bucs dopustil le dva zadetka. Kirk Cousins ​​je pritegnil pozornost s svojo zadnjo zmagovalno podajo v zadnjem trenutku, a obramba je bila ključ do povratka Washingtona.

Kako poleteti Samuela L. Jacksona in Cobieja Smuldersja. Ob upoštevanju širjenja brezpilotnih letal, ki plujejo na navzdol obrnjenih navijačih, sem prejšnji teden bralce prosil, naj izračunajo, kako veliki bi morali biti oboževalci, da bi omogočili S.H.I.E.L.D. leteči nosilec letal iz filmov "Maščevalci". S temi predpostavkami: Helicarrier tehta 50.000 ton, medtem ko so sami ventilatorji in njihov vir energije breztežni in ne ustvarjajo vleka.

Fernando de Castro Assis, inženir preizkusa letenja v São José dos Campos v Braziliji, izračuna, da bi štirje ventilatorji s polmerom 130 jardov povzročili, da se helikopter nosi na morski gladini, čeprav bi bilo treba za gibanje naprej dodati potisk. Navijač s polmerom 130 jardov bi imel blizu širine stadiona Levi's, kjer se bo igral naslednji Super Bowl. In potrebujete štiri.

Henry Harper iz Boisea v Idahu je namišljeni helikopter nosil z velikim dejanskim letalom S-64 Skycrane in dosegel premer približno 550 jardov, zaradi česar so bili navijači precej širši od Levijevega stadiona. Opozoril je, da bo hitrost ventilatorja omejena na 10 vrtljajev na minuto, "ali pa bi zunanje območje rezil postalo nadzvočno."

Alan Cotterman iz Centervillea v Ohiu poroča, da po prevzemu materiala, ki lahko prenese sile, prevzamemo Hulka, zakaj torej tega ne bi predvideli? -ta NASA-in dokument o zmogljivostih ventilatorjev je uporabil za izračun števila oboževalcev širine tri kilometre, približno število, ki ga je dobil Harper. To je trikrat večja od največje vetrne turbine na svetu. Stvari v ščitu kapitana Amerike bodo morda potrebne za material za izdelavo rezil tako dolgo, da se komaj premikajo v središču, medtem ko so na konicah transonični.

Daniel Steinbach iz Commacka v New Yorku je izumil, da ima vsak ventilator premer približno pet kilometrov, kar je skoraj dvakrat več kot dolžina mostu Tappan Zee, in da je treba navijače obrniti približno 500 megavatov. To je blizu izidu nove enote, ki bo na spletu v jedrski reaktorski postaji Watts Barr.

Opomba o nemogočem letalu: T.M.Q. je oboževalec Legojeve arhitekturne serije, ki vključuje Fallingwater, hotel Imperial in druge ikone. Zagotovo letošnji najbolj kul Lego je 3000-delni nosilec helikopterja.

Zakaj Ravens ponoči zadržujejo LeBrona Jamesa. Baltimorski rekord 1-6 bi moral skrbeti LeBrona Jamesa. Pred dvema mesecema je Sports Illustrated na naslovnici napovedal, da bo Baltimore zmagal na Super Bowlu. Prejšnji teden je Sports Illustrated napovedal, da bo Cleveland zmagal v ligi N.B.A. prvenstvo.

Odpustiti ekipo je nemogoče. V prvih šestih četrtletjih Miamija pod vodstvom novinca Dana Campbella so delfini premagali nasprotnike 79:10.

Pogosto med sezono odpustijo glavnega trenerja - Joeja Philbina v Miamiju, Al Goldenja na Univerzi v Miamiju, Steva Sarkisiana v ZDA. - služi le za pomiritev oboževalcev zaradi poraza. V primeru delfinov je prehod iz introvertiranega Philbina v super-čustvenega Campbella prižgal ogenj. Kako dolgo lahko ogenj gori, je drugo vprašanje.

Opomba orkanov: Kar zadeva šport, je ta šola "Miami na Floridi", saj je univerza Miami v Ohiu. Miami na Floridi je odpustil tri naravnost trenerje - Larryja Cokerja, Randyja Shannona in Goldenja - ker niso dovolj zmagali. Univerza v Miamiju se je zdaj pridružila drugim velikim fakultetam, ki se niti ne trudijo pretvarjati, da so njihovi športni programi kaj drugega kot podjetja, oproščena davkov, ki niso povezana z izobraževanjem. Kar zadeva naslednjega trenerja orkanov, bodo ojačevalci res imeli vaš hrbet - da bi vanj zabili nož.

Buck-Buck-Brawkkkkkk. Na koncu četrtega in četrtega je Santa Clara zaostal za Seattlom 20-3 s štirimi minutami do konca. Samo zato, da bi dokazal, da ni nič nenavadnega, Santa Clara je še vedno zaostal za 20-3 s tremi minutami do konca. Domača publika je glasno zajokala. "To počneš, igraš nogomet, igra je končana," je dejal barvni igralec CBS Phil Simms. Vsekakor je tako, če pustite!

Na kolegijskem področju, ki temelji na lestvicah, je lahko smiselno, da bi omejili mejo poraza. V ligi N.F.L., kjer so pomembni le zmage in porazi, priznanje tekmovanja s udarcem (čeprav je malo verjetno vrnitev) nima smisla za možnosti ekipe, lahko pa je dobro za trenerja. Nogometni trener Jim Tomsula si zagotovo ni želel neuspešnega poraza. Ko pride njegov pregled uspešnosti ob koncu leta, ne želi slišati: "Seahawksi so nas spekli v udarnem času." Želi si reči: "Moja obramba je Seahawks dosegla 20 točk v udarnem času." Seattle je pozno v tretji četrtini vodil s 17: 0, Ninersi so dosegli četrto in drugo mesto na 17-ih Seahawks, Tomsula pa je poslal enoto za gol za polje. Namen se je zdel očiten: obdržati, da so nas "Seattle izklopili", pri Tomsulinem pregledu uspešnosti ob koncu leta.

Pred dvema letoma je T.M.Q. oboževalcem San Francisca, ki so bili takrat navijači San Francisca, je vzel veliko vročine, ker je rekel, da Colin Kaepernick ne more izvesti profesionalnega napada in je nagnjen k "jadranju z žogo, kjer ne čaka sprejemnik." Večkrat v izpodbijanem delu tekmovanja Seahawks je Kaepernick žogo odplaval izven dosega vseh. Prilagodil se je za vreče in spore, zato se je Kaepernick 30 -krat spuščal, da je dosegel 81 metrov jarda, kar je groznih 2,7 jardov na izpad. Poskus pretvorbe Kaepernicka v žepnega podajalca v slogu profesionalcev preprosto ni uspel. Niners bi ga morali zaposliti kot tekaškega branilca v stilu fakultete ali pa preiti na Blaine Gabbert.

Ni pomagalo, da je Santa Clara sveženj izbire z velikim prepihom potopila v široke sprejemnike Michael Crabtree, A.J. Jenkins in Stevie Johnson, od katerih nobeden ne ostane v ekipi. Osnutek Niners leta 2012 se uvršča med nizkotonce vseh časov. Jenkins in LaMichael James, izbrana v prvem in drugem krogu, sta že O.O.F. - Izven nogometa. No one else from that draft remains with the franchise.

Jim Harbaugh arrived at the Niners in 2010, with the team on a talent upswing — NaVorro Bowman, Anthony Davis, Frank Gore, Mike Iupati, Joe Staley, Patrick Willis, others. Harbaugh took the credit for a few good seasons, then skedaddled as the impact of player personnel decisions with which he concurred, including the 2012 draft, became apparent. Getting out of town before people realize what you’ve done to the team — Harbaugh heading to Michigan, Pete Carroll fleeing U.S.C. in 2010 — is essential for many megabucks coaches.

Same Network Has Sunday Afternoon Shows Extolling Football, Sunday Evening Show Damning It. On the CBS prime-time serial “Madam Secretary,” the fictional secretary of state is upset because her teen son made the high school football team. She wants him to quit so he won’t sustain a brain injury. CBS also broadcasts the N.F.L. and big-college football. So is the “Madam Secretary” concussion subplot an instance of a network allowing creative expression against its own financial interests, or indication that a network wants to have it both ways about football risk?

Disclaimer of the Week. At a recent autumnal farmer’s market, your columnist learned that eggs from pastured hens are the new free-range chicken. Several farmers were selling such eggs. One had a sign that read EGGS FROM PASTEURIZED HENS.

Seasonal Migrant Workers Self-Deport Immediately Following Game. Weeks ago, Tuesday Morning Quarterback noted that no N.F.L. London game has ever paired two winning teams. (Scan for “clunkers.”) This coming Sunday is the final London contest of the season, 1-6 Detroit versus 2-5 Kansas City.

The 3-3 Buffalo “at” 1-5 Jacksonville London game was preceded by singing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” and ‘God Save the Queen.” These lines of “God Save the Queen” were not performed: Scatter [the Queen’s] enemies and narediti them fall/ Confound their politics, frustrate their knavish tricks.

Adventures in Officiating. Buffalo leading 31-27 with three minutes remaining, the Jaguars, facing third-and-15 at midfield, seemed out of knavish tricks. A pass fell incomplete. Pass interference against Buffalo gave the “home” team a first down, preceding the winning touchdown.

Not only was there no pass interference on the play, but there wasn’t anything that even appeared to be interference — cornerback Nickell Robey was running stride-for-stride with the intended receiver, didn’t touch him, and in any case had the same right to play the ball. But whether pastured or caged, chickens come home to roost. The Bills lead the league in penalties, play an undisciplined style, and mouth off nonstop. Until such time as Rex Ryan may get control of his team, the Bills will find themselves on the short end of calls.

Adventures in Officiating No. 2. On “Monday Night Football,” Arizona tailback Chris Johnson went down atop a defender Johnson stopped and all Baltimore defenders stopped, though Johnson’s knee was not on the ground then Johnson leapt up and ran 62 yards, positioning the home team for a field goal that created a 20-10 lead.

Baltimore Coach John Harbaugh protested that Johnson’s forward progress had stopped, and Harbaugh is correct. In the 2015 rulebook, scan for “forward progress.” Definition: “The forward progress of a runner or airborne receiver is the point at which his advance toward his opponent’s goal ends and is the spot at which the ball is declared dead by rule.” The whistle should have sounded when Johnson stopped attempting to move forward.

If a ball carrier who stops trying to go forward is still a live-ball runner, then defenders can hit him. Harbaugh correctly noted the league has been teaching defenders to pull up in exactly this situation. If a Raven had piled into Johnson, Baltimore would have been flagged, even though zebras later decided the play was not over. The new rule book bans contact with “a runner already in the grasp of a tackler and whose forward progress has been stopped.” This botched call was not a judgment error, but rather yet another instance of N.F.L. officials not knowing the league’s rules.

Best Line of the Week. As the endless is-he-or-isn’t-he Percy Harvin melodrama continues, Darin Gantt of ProFootballTalk called the gentleman in question “Schrödinger’s wideout.”

“Moo!” Said the Texans’ Logo. Trailing 41-0 at Miami, Houston faced fourth-and-36.


When fans return to Bay Area sports, one thing's certain: They won't be taken for granted

The 49ers take the Levi’s Stadium field before playing Philadelphia on Oct. 4. After a rousing 2019 at home (8-2 including the playoffs), this season they’re 1-3 in Santa Clara.

Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle

The 49ers entered an almost empty Gillette Stadium on Sunday to play the Patriots. There were no Patriots fans to welcome Jimmy Garoppolo back to Foxborough in that special New England way, no jeers or cheers from the crowd, no deafening noise to disrupt the 49ers&rsquo quarterback when he&rsquos calling plays.

It was, as everything has been for the past few months, very strange.

During the pandemic, while most games are being played with nobody in attendance or very limited capacity in the stands, we&rsquore learning a lot about the role of fans. And even in a sport that seems made mostly for television, like the NFL, it&rsquos unlikely players or coaches will ever take ticket buyers for granted again.

&ldquoNot having fans in your stadium is a huge deal,&rdquo 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said, after Santa Clara County announced Tuesday it would not allow even a limited number of fans into Levi&rsquos Stadium. &ldquoOur fans are a huge part of it. They&rsquore a huge part of every team, but I feel it a little bit different here than everywhere else I&rsquove been.

&ldquoJust the feeling they brought our team last year, I think really changed this building.&rdquo

Just a season after the 49ers finally managed to establish some kind of home-field advantage and atmosphere at Levi&rsquos, the pandemic stripped them of that benefit.

Of the 12 NFL games played Sunday, seven had a limited number of fans in the stands. The disparity in the number is as wide as the difference in states&rsquo approaches to handling the coronavirus. In Glendale, Ariz., 1,200 fans were allowed in when the Cardinals hosted the Seahawks. At the Superdome in New Orleans, 3,000 fans watched the Saints play the Panthers. In Houston, attendance is close to 20% &mdash about 13,000 tickets.

The Jets, Raiders and both teams that play at the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood (Los Angeles County) &mdash the Rams and Chargers &mdash will not allow any fans.

Though it&rsquos doubtful that 1,200 individuals can have much impact in the Arizona Cardinals&rsquo vast 63,400-seat stadium, having several thousand can give a team a lift. At Cowboys games, we have been able to hear the 24,000 fans (though the way the Cowboys are playing, the team might wish Texas had stricter pandemic protocols).

At the World Series, also being played in Arlington, Texas, it seems clear from the sound that most of the 11,000 in the stands are rooting for the Dodgers.

But it&rsquos not just the sounds that the players miss: the cheers and applause and even the boos, the ambient crowd noise that fills the stands and means players don&rsquot hear everything the opponent is saying.

What they really miss is the energy that fans bring, that electricity and emotion that fill stadiums and that players are having to manufacture for themselves.

Athletes in all sports have commented on the strange void, the flatness that they have to find a way to fill.

&ldquoYou&rsquove got to create your own energy here,&rdquo the Lakers&rsquo LeBron James said in the NBA bubble. &ldquoWe understand that there are no fans. Our wonderful fans are watching this game on the TV, on the laptops, phones, iPads, whatever the case may be. So, it&rsquos about us creating our own energy, understanding what we&rsquore here for and that&rsquos to get better. That&rsquos what it&rsquos all about.&rdquo

That has been particularly obvious in baseball, where the silence in stadiums can become oppressive when a team is trailing.

The A&rsquos experienced that at Dodger Stadium against the Astros. In the third game of the best-of-five series, in a 2-0 hole and trailing, the A&rsquos dugout was lifeless. It took an outburst by Ramón Laureano to create energy, and the team rallied.

&ldquoIt gets a little quiet, a little tired and worn out,&rdquo Laureano said. &ldquoThe fans give us that adrenaline. And we need that little energy.&rdquo

His teammate Matt Olson said, &ldquoThese games are so momentum-based. And with no fans, we had fallen into a trap of not getting fired up. Ramón fired us up. He gave us the kick in the butt we needed.&rdquo

Manager Bob Melvin said that type of player speech can&rsquot work all the time, but it helped the A&rsquos at that moment.

&ldquoWith no fans in the stands, there&rsquos not that buzz,&rdquo Melvin said. &ldquoYou have to create your own adrenaline.&rdquo

The A&rsquos couldn&rsquot re-create that energy, succumbing to the Astros the next day.

That same kind of flatness could have been part of the 49ers&rsquo problem in their 43-17 loss to the Dolphins. On a hot October afternoon in an empty stadium, they fell behind early and did not rally. After the game they spoke of needing more of a sense of urgency.

Fans bring a sense of urgency. An energy. A standard. The 49ers likely would have been booed off the field at halftime against Miami. They might not have rallied, but at least they could have tapped into some passion that they were unable to manufacture themselves.

We don&rsquot know when they&rsquoll be able to come back. But the pandemic has taught us that paying fans really are a part of the team.


Touchdown Super Bowl

It is the apex of America’s gladiatorial inheritance from Rome’s Coliseum, one of the biggest events watched by Americans and a growing international audience. Lady Gaga sang the national anthem.

Super Bowl 50 began a week ago with the championship playoffs.

The Carolina Panthers (17-1) of the NFC had it easy with the Arizona Cardinals. The Panthers led early and never looked back, crushing the Cardinals 45-17. Panther QB Cam Newton can develop a winning habit. Panthers’ D is formidable.

In the AFC, the Broncos (14-4) prevailed, but barely. Peyton Manning got the Broncos ahead on the first half. Tom Brady put on a show to catch up. It just was not enough. Brady held the short bag with the Patriots 18, Broncos 20.

Super Bowl was marketed to be archaically impressive as the number of the game was in Roman numerals, would have been SB L rather than SB 50.

Manning will be the oldest QB when SB 50 kicks off. He appeared on four SBs, won only one. A win this time will make him fade gloriously into the sunset.

Venue of SB 50 is at the Levi’s Football Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, home to the SF 49ers (a costly promo for Levi Straus, the San Francisco jeans company). Early on, the 49ers and San Francisco tried to retain the team at Candlestick Park but negotiations fell apart the 49ers’ office and training facility is located in Santa Clara so they got an offer. SF’s condition was that the 49ers retained their name.

Levi’s Stadium is a very sophisticated football field in the League, garnering awards for a design that created a multi-purpose venue focused on fans’ experience and a top ecological green technology feature, to boot. The playing field green grass beats the plastic turfs of many gridirons solar panels are installed on the roof and the thermal comfort control and the programmable lighting control systems are examples of the eco-friendly engineering and architectural design that went into the planning.

The professional football game that culminated in today’s Super Bowl is distinctively American. Its international version is “soccer,” which is really football. One kicked the ball from one end of the field to the other until it makes it through the netted upright. American football, other than when they kick the ball, is anything but football. It is mostly carrying the ball and roughing the other guy, or the QB throws the ball to a receiver who takes it to the end zone, and the audience roar their approval, sometime simulate a wave in their painted faces.

The menacing growl of the forest panther and the wild bucking of the feral horse was a marketing image used in today’s contest. The Bronco is usually caught in the wild, now used in rodeos, domesticated but trained to buck its rider. The panther as jaguar is best left alone in the wild, like the puma, mountain lion, leopard, cougar, the jag is the favored mount of Dionysius in ancient mythology.

The Panthers were a 5-point favorite coming into the game but by the end of the 1st Q, the Broncos led 10-to-zilt. Momentum tilted toward the Panthers who scored on the 2nd Q but the Broncos added another upright kick as Broncos scored 13 to Panthers 7 to end the half.

The halftime hoopla had Beyoncé in Chris Martin’s Coldplay band that featured Bruno Mars, too. One probably needs to have slow motion to appreciate the new technology that goes into the 30-minute production. What is on stage is not a personality but acts of precision and symmetry, though Beyoncé’s leggy team did not displease. Technicians handled voice and light well, and the camera work had drones overhead, cameras all over the stadium. However, the CBS broadcast had an echo that doubled the vocals.

The Panthers started the 2nd half but its drive sputtered and its kick hit the upright so the Broncos took over. Peyton Manning dealt with the daunting Panther D, his drive sputtered as well. The three-point field goal was successful making the score 16-7. Cam took over and was heading to the end zone when a pass was too strongly thrown that it was intercepted. The Broncos’ running back took it up from the team’s end zone but the Panther D kept an uncrossable line. Cam kept scrambling but was sacked five times on the 3rd Q, ending 16-7 Broncos.

The 4th Q had Manning stripped of the ball and Cam went to work but could only earn a field goal, 16-10, still Broncos but only a touchdown away. But Cam was intercepted and the Broncos went Buckaroo. Manning added a score and a two-point conversion. The final score was Broncos 24, Panthers 10. The newcomer Newtown was out-Manned by age and experience.

In the CNMI, workers nursed their Bud clustered in front of communal TVs. At home, the lady of the house kept the pizza and Heineken coming for “hungry and thirsty men.” Right, Ladies? Yo, where did you go?


Stevan Jovetic brace lifts Man City over AC Milan in friendly

Pittsburgh: English Premier League champions Manchester City cruised to a 5-1 triumph over Italy`s AC Milan on Sunday in a weather-hit friendly at Heinz Field, home of the NFL`s Pittsburgh Steelers.

Manuel Pellegrini`s men stormed into an early 2-0 lead thanks to strikes from Stevan Jovetic in the 11th minute and Scott Sinclair in the 14th, the two making the most of a Milan defense that struggled with Manchester City`s pace down the right flank.

City continued to dominate and added a third as Jesus Navas`s acrobatic effort from outside the area was deflected past helpless Milan goalkeeper Michael Agazzi in the 23rd minute.

City added a fourth after 26 minutes when Nigerian teenager Kelechi Iheanacho, who has been training with the club for several weeks, picked the ball up on the edge of the box, turned and slotted it home.

Sulley Muntari pulled one back for Milan shortly before halftime, making it 4-1 going into the break which was extended as fans were cleared from the stands because of a heavy thunderstorm that brought lightning and a tornado warning.

The sides eventually emerged for the second half and the English outfit picked up where they had left off -- Montenegro international Jovetic making it 5-1 in the 58th.

Former City striker Mario Balotelli, who sat out Milan`s 3-0 loss to Olympiakos in Toronto on Thursday, came on for the second half and had a goal ruled out for offside.

The match was part of the International Champions Cup, a collection of pre-season matches featuring eight European clubs all preparing for the start of their domestic campaigns.

At Soldier Field in Chicago, home of the NFL`s Bears, England international Raheem Sterling scored the only goal in Liverpool`s 1-0 victory over Olympiakos of Greece.

The winger struck after just five minutes, seizing upon a deflected strike by Daniel Sturridge and finishing.

Olympiakos came close to equalizing, but Gevorg Ghazaryan was denied by the crossbar early in the second half.

A crowd of 36,170 turned out for the contest, in which Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers selected a starting side that included proven players such as Steven Gerrard, Sterling and Sturridge and also handed a maiden appearance for the club to recent recruit Lazar Markovic.

The result gave Liverpool a winning start to their International Champions Cup campaign, after they had fallen 1-0 to Roma in a friendly in Boston to start their North American tour.

Spanish champions Atletico Madrid were also Stateside on Sunday for some pre-season action, taking a 4-3 win on penalties after playing to a 0-0 draw against Major League Soccer`s San Jose Earthquakes in San Francisco.

The match was notable as the last sports event scheduled at Candlestick Park, the stadium that was the home of baseball`s San Francisco Giants from 1960 until 2000 and has been the home of the NFL`s 49ers since 1971.

The 49ers are moving to their new Levi`s Stadium in nearby Santa Clara in the upcoming season.


Late Jordan Morris goal delivers U.S. sixth Gold Cup championship

The annual championship of North America, Central America and Caribbean played out before a half-full Levi`s stadium in Santa Clara, California, home to the state`s famed Silicon Valley.

Jordan Morris scored in the 88th minute to help United States to a 2-1 win against Jamaica in the Gold Cup final in Northern California on Wednesday as the Americans secured their sixth championship.

His 14-yard strike came after a cross by U.S. midfielder Gyasi Zardes ricocheted off Clint Dempsey and landed perfectly for forward Morris, who sent the ball past the diving arms of replacement Jamaican goalkeeper Dwayne Miller.

Jose Altidore had given the hosts the lead just before halftime when his perfectly judged free kick curled over the defensive wall and a diving Miller into the net.

The goal was sweet redemption for Morris, whose defensive error in the second half allowed Jamaican midfielder Vaughn Watson to tie the game 1-1 in the 50th minute.

"He made up for it," U.S. coach Bruce Arena, who is undefeated in 14 games since taking the reigns in November, told reporters after the match.

"It was a big step that he took tonight."

Morris, who graduated from nearby Stanford University, lost his man close to the goal and Watson responded by delivering a six-yard strike off an assist by Kemar Lawrence, the hero from Jamaica`s upset 1-0 win over Mexico on Sunday.

The tone of the match had changed when Jamaican goalie and team captain Andre Blake was forced to leave midway through the first half after American Kellyn Acosta stepped on his hand while taking a shot on goal.

Jamaica coach Theodore Whitmore said the injury to the standout 26-year-old may require stitches but insisted it was not serious.

The Reggae Boyz ran the Americans close during the entire match, playing tenacious defense and using their speed to push the tempo on offense.

But the Americans, who had nearly 70 percent ball possession, were eventually able to wear the opposition defense down.

"Congratulations to the U.S. team, they did a good job tonight," Whitmore said. "But the sky is the limit for us, we just have to keep on working."

The annual championship of North America, Central America and Caribbean played out before a half-full Levi`s stadium in Santa Clara, California, home to the state`s famed Silicon Valley.


Is the Billboard Hot 100 Broken?

Maybe it’s “One Dance,” Drake’s latest dance-floor anthem? Or is it “Panda,” the inescapable trap from newbie Brooklyn rapper Desiigner? What about Justin Timberlake’s pop jingle, “Can’t Stop the Feeling”?

Reklamni pano publishes 111 different weekly charts that track the current popularity of songs and albums across a broad variety of genres and distribution platforms. But to answer the question above, you’d typically consult Reklamni pano’s flagship chart, the Hot 100.

Published since 1958, first in the physical Reklamni pano magazine and now also online, the Hot 100 purports to measure the “overall popularity” of all songs commercially distributed in the U.S. While the math and components that constitute the Hot 100 have, naturally, evolved over the course of six decades, the chart has, since its inception, been the authority on any given song’s popularity in the U.S.

The Hot 100 used to measure the popularity of commercial singles — think “Smooth,” the Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas collaboration that rode the no. 1 song spot for 12 straight weeks in 1999 on the strength of massive radio play and platinum cassette and CD sales. But today’s marketplace doesn’t neatly distinguish among official singles (e.g., “One Dance”), album cuts (“Hype”), and mixtape material (“Jumpman”). The guy behind all three of those songs, Drake, has notably dominated the Hot 100 chart by dropping all sorts of releases at once. (For the record: “One Dance,” Drake’s first no. 1 single, spent 10 weeks atop the Hot 100 before being usurped this week by Sia’s “Cheap Thrills.”)

The questions now are whether and how the Hot 100 can sustain its singular usefulness in a marketplace that contains multitudes. Piracy is immeasurable. Sales and streams aren’t comparable to one another. Streaming music exclusives, such as Beyoncé’s single “Formation,” further confound assessment of a song’s true reach. The musical ecosystem is more fractured than ever, and Reklamni pano is trying to create a coherent statement from all the pieces.

According to Silvio Pietroluongo, vice president of charts and data development at Reklamni pano, the Hot 100 is still the industry standard. “The Hot 100 is, by leaps and bounds, our most-trafficked chart,” Pietroluongo says. “It’s still the most-quoted chart among media, labels, PR companies when there is a success story to publicize.” As a record of success, the chart’s credibility persists — despite the fact that a no. 1 hit single in 2016 has achieved a quantifiably different feat than a no. 1 hit single as recently as the turn of the century.

As of 2014, the Billboard Hot 100 is calculated using data from three subcategory singles charts:

  • Radio Songs, a Nielsen Audio measure of terrestrial and satellite airplay
  • Streaming Songs, a measure of online traffic measured by the traditional music track service Nielsen SoundScan
  • Digital Songs, a measure of online sales, also measured by SoundScan

(Reklamni pano charts have relied on Nielsen data since 1991, when the publication made the switch from phone research to SoundScan’s purchase-tracking system.)

At face value, the distinction between what qualifies as success on each of the latter two charts might seem a bit wonky it’s all just music on the internet. In recent weeks, listeners have kupljeno Justin Timberlake’s single “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” the top song on the Digital chart, more than they’ve purchased anything else, whereas listeners have streamed the rookie Desiigner’s single “Panda,” the top song on the Streaming chart, more than they’ve streamed anything else.

They’re both successful songs both no. 1 hit records, in fact. But only one song, “Panda,” held its no. 1 spot on the Hot 100 for multiple weeks, largely on the strength of its total weekly streams — a data point that Reklamni pano and SoundScan have been counting toward the Hot 100 for less than two years. Na Reklamni pano albums chart, which measures sales, 1,500 song streams are equal to one album sale. But for the Hot 100, which is effectively a hybrid chart measuring sales in airplay, it’s a free-for-all: “You’ll have Spotify streams, Apple Music streams, video plays on YouTube, you know, even incorporate user-generated clips that incorporate the actual music into our calculations,” Pietroluongo says. “We have weighted factors, and there’s a formula to it.” Ampak Reklamni pano has yet to reveal exactly how its math works, and what it favors.

Desiigner initially released his street single, “Panda,” via SoundCloud in December 2015. Five months later, the song became a no. 1 hit record. “Panda” had shot onto the Hot 100 shortly after Kanye West incorporated it into “Pt. 2,” a cut from West’s February album release, Pablovo življenje — initially a Tidal exclusive. “Panda,” on the other hand, was free to stream everywhere. And so “Panda,” a viral hit unbound to a single streaming service, quickly eclipsed the chart positions of “Pt. 2” and every other song on Pablo. Kanye is the bigger artist, and yet Desiigner’s single is, by far, bigger than any song on Kanye’s album.

Pietroluongo describes the limited reach of platform-exclusive music — such as Pablo — as a challenge for artists, labels, and music-streaming services to sort out amongst themselves. “The more places your song is, the more likely people are to stream it,” he says. “If you’re limiting it to one place, it may limit your total volume for the week.”

Stream, steal, or buy: Those are your choices. The premium streaming services represent just one batch of countless channels by which consumers can hear music. And so Reklamni pano now bears the complex task of incorporating traffic from an ever-widening variety of platforms — YouTube, Vevo, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, Vine, Twitter, etc. — into a standardized accounting that ranks all these songs together. Reklamni pano has struggled to do this, though not for lack of some recent, belated attempts to measure streaming beyond the official figures provided by the major players. (Had “Panda” come out before Billboard started counting YouTube views in 2013, the song likely would have never topped the Hot 100.)

The magazine’s Twitter Top Tracks chart, a weekly measure of the most-mentioned songs on the social media service, represents one attempt to make sense of the noise. Take “Formation,” for instance. The first single from Beyoncé’s latest album, Limonada, initially went live the night of Feb. 6 — a day before her halftime performance at Super Bowl 50 — as an unlisted music video on YouTube. Hours later, “Formation” was available on Tidal. Immediately upon its release, the song generated a deafening volume of buzz given Beyoncé’s stature, her song’s controversial subject matter, and her forthcoming Super Bowl show. Once Beyoncé and her dancers, styled as Black Panthers, performed “Formation” live at Levi’s Stadium, the song’s buzz grew somehow louder.

While “Formation” quickly shot to the no. 2 spot on the Twitter Top Tracks chart the week of Feb. 20, 2016, the song didn’t break into the Hot 100 until May, following Tidal’s commercial release of Limonada in full. Only by checking the Streaming Songs and Top Twitter Track charts, instead of the Hot 100, would a reader deduce that “Formation” peaked in the public consciousness in the weeks immediately following Super Bowl 50.

Pietroluongo explains that music streaming services do exercise significant control over Reklamni pano’s ability to account for the streams and sales of exclusive releases, like those from Rihanna and Beyoncé (for Tidal) and Drake and Chance the Rapper (for Apple Music). “There are those certain times where a streaming service may not give us the information because it’s exclusive. It’s really nothing new historically — there was a time when Walmart was selling an album exclusively and they didn’t report it because they didn’t want to be transparent about the data for certain releases,” he says. “A lot of times the decision can come from the service itself, it can come from the label, it can come from the artist, the manager — so there are certain times where we may not be getting proper data from these streaming services.”

And that’s not to mention user content–sharing platforms such as SoundCloud (whose data Pietroluongo says Reklamni pano doesn’t incorporate into its charts due to “a combination of factors,” including a failure to strike a partnership with the company) as well as file-hosting piracy hotbeds such as BitTorrent and Zippyshare. Combined with premium streaming, the way we consume music in 2016 has become so informal and porous that official measurement is a crapshoot.

If you’re trying to get a handle on the musical landscape, there are emerging alternatives to Reklamni pano and the Hot 100. Since 2009, the song-identification service Shazam has published its own set of music-streaming charts, including a Top 100 chart that uses Shazam app traffic to determine the most popular songs in the U.S. as well as 50 other countries and a Future Hits chart that tracks Shazam user interest in new and emerging releases. Spotify has a similar charts model, and on top of that the service provides hit-predictive curation based on user behavior. “Rap Caviar,” a hip-hop playlist managed by in-house curation expert Tuma Basa, is a mix of big, established singles (Drake’s “Controlla”) and more speculative picks (Travis Scott’s “Pick Up the Phone,” French Montana and Kodak Black’s “Lockjaw”). (Spotify declined to comment for this article.)

V zadnjem času BuzzFeed report about the curation experts employed by Spotify, Apple Music, and Google, journalist Reggie Ugwu explores the ways in which digital playlists have drastically reorganized the music economy. “Spotify says 50% of its more than 100 million users globally are listening to its human-curated playlists (not counting those in the popular, algorithmically personalized ‘Discover Weekly’), which cumulatively generate more than a billion plays per week,” Ugwu writes. “According to an industry estimate, 1 out of every 5 plays across all streaming services today happens inside of a playlist.” (Spotify’s recent partnership with the website Genius, which is providing the streaming platform with lyrics annotations, playlist curation, editorial content, and artists’ commentary, could signal a trend of music channels further evolving toward the record stores of yore.)

Programming and tracking are two different functions, of course the Reklamni pano charts measure airplay but aren’t themselves a radio station. Mind you, FM radio is still massively popular, reaching millions of listeners, despite the digital paradigm shift, and so the Hot 100 is still a useful, unique, and authoritative measure of traditional airplay. It’s just no longer the all-encompassing measure that it once was. Now more than ever, determining the hottest song in America in any given week will depend on who you ask.



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