Football game – FC Zhemchuzhina http://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 16:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-1.png Football game – FC Zhemchuzhina http://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/ 32 32 AC Milan partners with Solana-based football game NFT MonkeyLeague https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/ac-milan-partners-with-solana-based-football-game-nft-monkeyleague/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/ac-milan-partners-with-solana-based-football-game-nft-monkeyleague/ “Partnering with champions like AC Milan, an absolute iconic club throughout football history, is another testament to what we are building and where we are heading as a game and games studio. It also represents a key step in our plans to bridge the Web2 and Web3 worlds. AC Milan has partnered with MonkeyLeague, a […]]]>

“Partnering with champions like AC Milan, an absolute iconic club throughout football history, is another testament to what we are building and where we are heading as a game and games studio. It also represents a key step in our plans to bridge the Web2 and Web3 worlds.

AC Milan has partnered with MonkeyLeague, a web3 football game built on top of the Solana blockchain, in a deal that will see the Italian champions launch a new collection of AC Milan NFT gaming assets, including new MonkeyPlayers, skins and stadiums.

The deal will also include AC Milan sponsoring a number of future MonkeyLeague esports tournaments which will bring together the game’s best players from around the world to play in hotly contested matches, with the winners taking home exclusive rewards.

The Rossoneri’s new NFT playing partner will also announce promotions with prizes including VIP match tickets to some of the biggest matches at Milan’s San Siro stadium, as well as signed AC Milan shirts and other gear .

Some of AC Milan’s biggest stars are expected to pitch in when they take part in playtesting to provide feedback and advice to ensure the gameplay is as realistic and engaging as possible.

MonkeyLeague is a strategy-based football game, in which users create and manage their own dream team of at least six MonkeyPlayer NFTs (forward, midfielder, defender and goalkeeper), compete against real players and climb the league echelons. The in-game economy is centered around an in-game currency, MonkeyBucks ($MBS), and in-game assets that have value in and out of the game.

AC Milan is the first football club to partner with MonkeyLeague

Casper Stylsvig, Chief Revenue Officer of AC Milan, said: “We are delighted to launch this partnership with MonkeyLeague, a collaboration that allows us to strengthen our position in the field of digital innovation. We are especially proud to be the first football club to partner with MonkeyLeague, bringing the game to our fans around the world and offering them an innovative new way to engage with their favorite team.

Oren Langberg, Head of Marketing and Partnerships at MonkeyLeague, said: “Partnering with champions like AC Milan, an absolute iconic club throughout football history, is another testament to what we are building and the direction we’re taking as a game and game studio.It also represents a key step in our plans to bridge the Web2 and Web3 worlds.

The partnership will include Rossoneri-branded NFT gaming assets, special gaming tournaments, co-marketing events, and a host of other initiatives, such as game-testing club players.

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Student anticipation is high for the upcoming TCU vs SMU football game https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/student-anticipation-is-high-for-the-upcoming-tcu-vs-smu-football-game/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 00:44:07 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/student-anticipation-is-high-for-the-upcoming-tcu-vs-smu-football-game/ TCU School of Journalism TCU football fans cheer on the Horned Frogs during last season’s game against SMU. Photo: TCU Student Media This year’s Iron Skillet game has more to do than brag about the decades-old rivalry between the Horned Frogs and SMU Mustangs. Saturday’s game will mark the first time the teams will meet […]]]>

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TCU football fans cheer on the Horned Frogs during last season’s game against SMU. Photo: TCU Student Media

This year’s Iron Skillet game has more to do than brag about the decades-old rivalry between the Horned Frogs and SMU Mustangs.

Saturday’s game will mark the first time the teams will meet since TCU sent a helicopter to pick up new head coach Sonny Dykes, who previously coached at SMU.

TCU head football coach Sonny Dykes was introduced in Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. (Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com) (Ellman Photography)

There’s bad blood between the two teams, from tweets last year to coaching changes this year.

“If I bought a ticket to the game, I’d boo myself too,” Dykes said Tuesday when asked about the reception he expects to receive from SMU fans.

But there will be plenty of horned frogs in the stands cheering on the team. For the first time in recent history, TCU Athletics has purchased 400 tickets to give away to students who wish to attend the game.

Students began lining up at the ticket booths outside the Schollmaier Arena Monday morning as early as 4:55 a.m. By 7:15 a.m., the line snaked its way down the sidewalk along Stadium Drive. The students brought chairs and snacks to pass the time.

Dykes, along with Frog Club leaders, handed out donuts and wristbands. At 7:53 a.m., the ticket office opened. The last ticket was distributed around 9:30 a.m.

Freshmen Matthew Miller, a pre-business major, and Strong Beverly, a sports broadcasting major, got up early and in line at 5 a.m. Sophomore finance major EK Bell said she and her friends were online at 6 a.m.

“It’s the first time I’ve seen something like this since I’ve been here,” said music student Coleton Evans. “It’s hard to turn down a free ticket to a game with so much anticipation, even if it means being here so early.”

TCU vs. SMU football is a local rivalry in college sports. The Iron Skillet has been a tradition since 1946. (Cristian Argueta-Soto/Staff Photographer)

Saturday’s match will be the 101st match in the Battle for the Iron Skillet saga. The long-running rivalry began in 1915 and was dubbed “the battle for the iron pan” in 1946. TCU leads the series with a 51-42-7 record in the first 100 games, but the Frogs are looking for a win for the first time since 2018.

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This weekend I went to a football match without any fear. It was great | Women’s football https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/this-weekend-i-went-to-a-football-match-without-any-fear-it-was-great-womens-football/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/this-weekend-i-went-to-a-football-match-without-any-fear-it-was-great-womens-football/ JThe first time I was groped in a Premier League game I was 13. I was there with my dad, we had season tickets and we squeezed past a line of men in the 88th minute to beat the crowd to the tube. I didn’t say anything and it wasn’t the last time it happened […]]]>

JThe first time I was groped in a Premier League game I was 13. I was there with my dad, we had season tickets and we squeezed past a line of men in the 88th minute to beat the crowd to the tube. I didn’t say anything and it wasn’t the last time it happened that season either. The season before, I won a competition and was lucky enough to be a ballboy at Wembley in a Charity Shield match. Every time I ran to get the ball to throw it back into the field, I was whistled and called by some of the supporters. I was 12 years old.

In these and many other experiences, I knew I was an intruder and in my mind I had no choice but to accept the rewards of this along with everything else. The rewards were the atmosphere and seeing my team play, all the rest being the groping, the lingering stares, the cat calling; as well as being exposed to unchecked and extreme racism, occasional homophobia, and relentless aggressive abuse from players on both sides.

I was never athletic, had no interest in playing football and like a lot of girls at the time, I didn’t see many examples of women playing football to look up to, even if it was the case. My football exposure was what I saw on TV and the excitement I saw sparked in my brother and father. Where was I going to find this excitement? When I went to football, I was lucky to be there, to feel this unified feeling of love for your team and hate for the other team. I felt like I had been inducted into a secret society that few girls had the opportunity to discover. I wasn’t going to ruin everything by complaining.

Just over 20 years later, last summer, I visited the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time. On a balmy July day, I had that familiar walk to the ground you get when you go to any major football stadium in the country. See it in the distance and move forward with confidence and swagger. Except it was different. I wasn’t wearing my club colors, I wasn’t surrounded by men chanting, trying to intimidate locals and police horses. In fact, there were no police horses at all.

I was going to see Lady Gaga – after trying to get tickets for months, I had a stroke of luck when a colleague had one available. The show was excellent. I clapped, I danced, I cried, I sang; I did everything I could do in an amazing football game. But I was not groped. I haven’t heard of racism. I have seen homosexuals kissing. I have seen little girls being carried on their father’s shoulders. Last summer I saw similar scenes in the crowd watching Euro 2022 on TV.

On Sunday I made the trip to the King Power Stadium to see Leicester take on Tottenham in the Women’s Super League opening weekend. I was surrounded by families in a crowd where the majority were women and girls. Even though they didn’t insult fans or opposing players, they cared as deeply as any other football fan. It goes without saying, but when you grew up watching men’s football in this country, you start to believe that you can’t have passion without aggression.

Leicester City’s Ashleigh Plumptre battles for possession with Tottenham Hotspur’s Asmita Ale (left) and Molly Bartrip. Photography: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

At the stadium, Marcus Baines and his daughter Phoebe (seven, almost eight) were playing their first WSL game since buying a season ticket. “It’s also serious for the fans [as with the men’s games] but I don’t think there’s that much tension,” he said. “Some of the men’s fans are going to cause trouble, but in the women’s game we think they don’t and it’s more of a mixed atmosphere.”

It’s a sentiment shared by the Gibsons, a footballing family, frequent visitors to the WSL and season ticket holders for the Spurs men’s team. The differences between male and female crowds come down to inclusivity and enjoyment of football versus rivalries. “You’ll find that with women’s football, you just enjoy the game and enjoy the football more,” Kim said.

Like me, Kim was introduced to football when she was younger by her father. “I think when we went to matches back then that was exactly what it was, that’s what we expected,” she said. “I personally feel really comfortable coming to a women’s game, I could bring the girls on my own and feel safe.”

This innate sense of security was felt a lot. Emily Williams, who came with her daughter Elly, also talked about it. “I worry more about the men’s games with the kids,” she said. “I take my son and they can feel a bit intimidating, especially since I’m a woman, I feel like I can’t protect him if something goes wrong, but women’s matches are much safer. “

England's Ellen White celebrates her goal against Norway at Euro 2022.
England’s Ellen White celebrates her goal against Norway at Euro 2022. Photograph: Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Getty Images

Many WSL fans at the King Power Stadium try hard to remind me that women’s and men’s football are very different, so it’s difficult and perhaps foolish to draw comparisons. It’s true, it’s difficult and probably unnecessary for women’s football from a footballing point of view – the game is played differently and the rivalries are not the same. However, from a fan’s perspective, a lot of things looked a lot alike: the surge of crowd energy after a good pass; the applause for a well-timed tackle; exaltation with a purpose.

The audible frustrations of a bad touch or a wasted pass were there too, but with a noticeable difference. The little frustrations were just that, they didn’t evolve into outright hostility, they didn’t escalate into abuse. Tottenham’s Ashleigh Neville was booed like a pantomime villain for much of the second half as she fell a bit too easily while Leicester were on the break. It was good? Probably not. But it never got personal, they didn’t insult her, they didn’t sing a song about her personal life and hopefully she wasn’t harassed on social media after the game.

Watching a competitive WSL match, watching a huge stadium show, watching the Lionesses sell Wembley, it makes me rethink what it means to occupy those spaces. Those spaces that dominate the skyline of our towns and cities, that generate some of the best moments of our lives. Those of us who watch men’s football hear a lot about the atmosphere these spaces generate. It’s coveted, every fan wants to feel it and it’s something that can’t be artificially created with a Mexican wave and a vuvuzela. Atmosphere, as far as we were raised in this country, means aggression, it means intimidation. The fact that it comes with sexual abuse, racism and homophobia? Well, those are just a few bad apples.

But we are wrong, we have always been wrong.

I can say now that I am deeply ashamed of having always equated the perfect atmosphere in the stadiums with masculinity. With the growing popularity of women’s football and the use of Premier League stadiums for more than sport, we are showing that these spaces are for everyone. Toxic masculinity shouldn’t dictate what it means to create an atmosphere – because when we let it, we let all that it encompasses flourish.

Football fans like to convince themselves that racism exists in football because racism exists everywhere. And that’s true. But why were there no reports of homophobic abuse on the pitch at Euro 2022 this year? Why were there no reports of violence from the two nights Lady Gaga sold the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium? Why would a father happily take his young daughter to a WSL Leicester match but think again before taking her to a Premier League game?

Lady Gaga performs on stage during the Chromatica Ball Summer Stadium Tour at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Lady Gaga performs on stage during the Chromatica Ball Summer Stadium Tour at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images for Live Nation

The reason is that men’s football has become a safe space for violence, racism, homophobia and misogyny over decades of reinforcement. By making football pitches a safe space for all, we can truly rid the game of the aspects that tarnish the enjoyment of the game for the vast majority of us. If putting rainbows in stadiums makes people uncomfortable, do more. If some men feel it’s not “their club” anymore because they can’t sing the anti-Semitic chant they used to sing in the 1970s, then let them stay home. We don’t need it. Football doesn’t need it.

Making women, ethnic minorities and the LGBTQ+ community uncomfortable on and off the pitch at football games has been the tactic used by toxic masculinity for decades, and governing bodies and clubs have been complicit in not doing enough to solve the problems. But, if their inaction is steeped in fears of loss of atmosphere or – even more reprehensible – loss of income, they need not worry. Because it turns out 70,000 people shed a tear as Lady Gaga sat at her piano in the middle of a football pitch in July and 87,000 people sang Sweet Caroline when the Lionesses won the European Championship .

We don’t need aggression and hatred to create an atmosphere. In fact, it’s better if we don’t have it. In fact, it’s much better.

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Winchester-Andover football match to raise awareness of physical and mental health https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/winchester-andover-football-match-to-raise-awareness-of-physical-and-mental-health/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/winchester-andover-football-match-to-raise-awareness-of-physical-and-mental-health/ A sports club in HAMPSHIRE is hosting a football match on Sunday to raise awareness of men’s mental and physical health. Solent Sports FC, considered Hampshire’s largest recreational football club, are hosting the game at the Kings’ School ground in Winchester. Two Solent sides – Andover and Winchester – will face off at 12pm in […]]]>

A sports club in HAMPSHIRE is hosting a football match on Sunday to raise awareness of men’s mental and physical health.

Solent Sports FC, considered Hampshire’s largest recreational football club, are hosting the game at the Kings’ School ground in Winchester.

Two Solent sides – Andover and Winchester – will face off at 12pm in a bid to raise awareness of playing football without fear of judgment and pressure.

Solent Sports FC has around 400 members across its teams in Southampton, Hedge End, Eastleigh, Gosport, Portsmouth, Hamble-le-Rice, Winchester, Havant and Andover.

Club chairman Steve Fletcher said Sunday’s game will be about raising awareness and spreading the project.

“It’s about giving men a safe place where they can play football without fear of judgment and pressure,” Steve said.

“Because we play like that, we managed to grow very quickly. And that’s why we have about 400 men every week playing football now.

Solent Sports have just won the Hampshire FA Best Project award.

The Winchester team has around 40 members and they play at Kings School on Monday and Friday nights.

The Andover team has 20 members and they play at the Sports Academy at West Portway Business Park on Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

Steve said people are welcome to join these teams and more details can be found on the website solentsports.com.

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Back to 1922: football match organized to bring the old ones home | Soccer BG https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/back-to-1922-football-match-organized-to-bring-the-old-ones-home-soccer-bg/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 18:23:00 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/back-to-1922-football-match-organized-to-bring-the-old-ones-home-soccer-bg/ Nicholas Bowers | Sports journalist This year, Bowling Green State University is celebrating its annual homecoming weekend. Between September 15 and 17, former students will return to town to reminisce about their time here, reconnect with friends they made, and enjoy all that the community has to offer. This year is a special occasion; the […]]]>

Nicholas Bowers | Sports journalist

This year, Bowling Green State University is celebrating its annual homecoming weekend. Between September 15 and 17, former students will return to town to reminisce about their time here, reconnect with friends they made, and enjoy all that the community has to offer. This year is a special occasion; the celebration of the 100th homecoming. Since the first celebration in 1922, the festivities have grown and evolved considerably. It’s important to look back to see how far we’ve come as a university and the Falcon community.

BGSU was relatively late in jumping on the homecoming celebration trend. Modern celebrations are widely credited with being first started by the University of Illinois in 1910, hosting the first widely publicized football game to attract alumni. There is evidence to suggest that other universities held annual alumni football games dating back to the early 20th century.

Homecoming celebrations were first held at the university by the Bowling Green Alumni Association. According to the 1924 BGSU Key Yearbook, the alumni organization was “organized [on] June 15, 1921, to foster and maintain graduate interest in their Alma Mater.

The initial primary responsibility of this organization was to foster school spirit among alumni. The primary organizers of the first homecoming game were Ivan E. Lake and Dr. Clayton C. Kohl. They were both the heads of the “Win-One Club”, an organization intended to promote the institution in any way possible. The date has been set for Nov. 4, the final conference game of the season for the Falcons, who will face rival Toledo Rockets at home.

The competition was highly anticipated by students and graduates. The campus newspaper, then known as the Bee-Gee News, reported on October 20, 1922 that the upcoming event “appears to be one of the big dates on the local college calendar now; for that is when many former students and graduates will return to their Alma Mater for a day of fun.

The event was widely publicized, particularly at the Northwest Ohio Teacher’s Institute in Toledo, a professional organization to which thousands of BG alumni belonged.

The day itself was filled with activity, where the festivities began at 9 a.m. with a mass welcome meeting in the university auditorium, followed by a parade to the county fairgrounds. at 1 pm. The game itself started at 2:30 p.m. a fierce fight, ending in a 6-6 tie. BG would win its final game against Kent State the following week, ending the 1922 campaign 4-2-1.

Other notable opponents that season included Findlay University, Adrian College and Defiance University. After the game, the alumni snake-dancing uptown, led by a 1902 Cadillac, described as “vintage” by the student newspaper. The Snake Dance is a 1920s slang term for an informal, festive parade of people.

Downtown, there would be group meetings for alumni of various organizations or schools, allowing alumni to reconnect and chat. The day would end with a reception at the University Gymnasium at 8:00 a.m.

About two thousand people attended the football game and about five hundred of them were alumni. The student newspaper published a glowing review of the day, two weeks later.

According to the November 20 edition of the Bee-Gee News, “Much of the credit for the day’s success must be attributed to Ivan Lake, President of the Win-One Club. It was Lake who planned this day and designed it to succeed.

Homecoming games would continue to evolve, change and grow every year. As you celebrate coming home this weekend, think back to those who came before you. The world they lived in was noticeably different from ours, but perhaps we as people are more like them than we realize.

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NFL Week 1 schedule: TV coverage, channels, scores for every football game today https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/nfl-week-1-schedule-tv-coverage-channels-scores-for-every-football-game-today/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 13:08:00 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/nfl-week-1-schedule-tv-coverage-channels-scores-for-every-football-game-today/ The NFL kicks off in earnest on Sunday, Sept. 11 with a full slate of games after the Bills and Rams open the season on Thursday Night Football. The 1 p.m. and 4:25 p.m. ET windows feature a full slate, including several divisional matchups. The AFC champion Bengals will begin their conference title defense against […]]]>

The NFL kicks off in earnest on Sunday, Sept. 11 with a full slate of games after the Bills and Rams open the season on Thursday Night Football.

The 1 p.m. and 4:25 p.m. ET windows feature a full slate, including several divisional matchups. The AFC champion Bengals will begin their conference title defense against the Steelers, who live in the post-Ben Roethlisberger era. Matt Ryan will start his new life in Indianapolis against the Texans, while the Patriots and Mac Jones will look to take another step against Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill and the Dolphins. The Saints and Falcons also open the season against each other in an NFC South showdown that features two teams with no love lost.

In the late window, the Packers will start life without Davante Adams against the Vikings, while the Raiders and Chargers will return a thrilling Week 18 grudge game last year that saw Las Vegas win and advance to the playoffs. In an inter-conference game, Patrick Mahomes takes on newly extended Kyler Murray in Chiefs vs Cardinals.

Finally, in prime time, the Buccaneers open their season against the Cowboys for the second straight year, while Russell Wilson returns to Seattle as a member of the Broncos to begin the next chapter of his career.

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It’s a weekend of all-gas NFL action with no brakes. Here’s what you need to know to follow and watch.

NFL schedule this week: Week 1 TV coverage

Here’s the full schedule for Week 1 of the NFL season, along with final scores and how to watch every game live.

Note: National broadcasts are shown in bold

Thursday, September 8

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Buffalo Bills vs Los Angeles Rams 8:20 p.m. BNC, fuboTV

Sunday September 11

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions 1 p.m. FOX, fuboTV
San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears 1 p.m. FOX, fuboTV
New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins 1 p.m. SCS, fuboTV
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m. SCS, fuboTV
Cleveland Browns vs. Carolina Panthers 1 p.m. SCS, fuboTV
Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans 1 p.m. SCS, fuboTV
New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons 1 p.m. FOX, fuboTV
Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Jets 1 p.m. SCS, fuboTV
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Washington Commanders 1 p.m. FOX, fuboTV
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings 4:25 p.m. FOX, fuboTV
New York Giants vs. Tennessee Titans 4:25 p.m. FOX, fuboTV
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers 4:25 p.m. SCS, fuboTV
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Arizona Cardinals 4:25 p.m. SCS, fuboTV
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys 8:20 p.m. BNC, fuboTV

Monday September 13

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks 8:15 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV

How to Watch NFL Games in Week 1

The NFL season is back with a trio of primetime games, starting with the Bills-Rams matchup on Thursday. The Buccaneers and Cowboys will open their seasons against each other for the second straight year on Sunday night, followed by the Broncos heading to Seattle for an instant grudge match between Russell Wilson and his former home turf. There will be a Monday Night Separate ManningCast Football, airing on ESPN2 and ESPN+, which will feature Peyton and Eli Manning.

NFL 2022 PROJECTIONS: Where all 32 teams will finish, plus SN’s Super Bowl pick

The slates are full at 1 p.m. and 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday with a number of exciting games, including Steelers vs. Bengals at 1 p.m. and Chiefs vs. Cardinals at 4:25 p.m. Check your local listings to see which games will be on your show .

Viewers in Canada can watch NFL games on DAZN.

NFL marks Week 1

Thursday, September 8

Game Score
Buffalo Bills vs Los Angeles Rams 31-10

Sunday September 11

Game Score
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions
San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears
New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns vs. Carolina Panthers
Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans
New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Jets
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Washington Commanders
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
New York Giants vs. Tennessee Titans
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Arizona Cardinals
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys

Monday September 13

Game Score
Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks
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Colleges offer premium football game experiences like air-conditioned lounges and halftime drinks in a bid to increase attendance https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/colleges-offer-premium-football-game-experiences-like-air-conditioned-lounges-and-halftime-drinks-in-a-bid-to-increase-attendance/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 15:56:33 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/colleges-offer-premium-football-game-experiences-like-air-conditioned-lounges-and-halftime-drinks-in-a-bid-to-increase-attendance/ College football fans will soon be offered more luxurious gaming experiences as schools strategize to improve attendance in their stadiums. The 2021 Division I season saw an average attendance of 39,848, the lowest since 1981, Yahoo Finance reported. Those who still participate want a higher quality experience than games offered in the past, according to […]]]>

College football fans will soon be offered more luxurious gaming experiences as schools strategize to improve attendance in their stadiums.

The 2021 Division I season saw an average attendance of 39,848, the lowest since 1981, Yahoo Finance reported. Those who still participate want a higher quality experience than games offered in the past, according to a survey by college administrators.

The South Carolina Clemson Tigers, for example, unveiled an all-new “Masters Club” to help attendees “experience the passion, pageantry and tradition of football at Memorial Stadium with the comforts of home.” the official site says.

Masters Club amenities include an air-conditioned club lounge, personal locker with cooler, private restrooms, pre-match buffet and half-time snacks.

The premium experience comes with a price of $2,300 per seat for the season, but the package is only available to active members of Clemson’s sports fundraising program, IPTAY, at the annual donation level of 3 $500 or more.

If the exclusive experience is out of your budget, Clemson has also unveiled a new 7,125 square foot video card for all in-game participants to enjoy.

A post shared by Clemson Football (@clemsonfb)

The trend of promoting exclusivity in college football games is being explored by many schools hoping to boost ticket sales.

After a 15-year low attendance in 2021, Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin was renovated in the offseason. The upgrades included more premium seating with bar-style tables, according to Yahoo Finance.

“There’s been a downward trend across the country,” Wisconsin athletic director Chris McIntosh told Yahoo Finance. “It’s a signal from the customer. So I think you see programs like ours trying to introduce new options and an opportunity to hedge against that and give existing customers an opportunity to find something that could help them. retain longer or attract new customers.”

The new and improved Camp Randall stadium, originally built in 1917, will seat about 5,000 fewer fans, but the goal is for the focus on luxury seating to generate about $3.5 million in revenue, a said McIntosh.

Investing in more luxurious options is already paying off for Clemson, college athletic director Graham Neff told Yahoo Finance.

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Waynesboro and Chambersburg face off at Stars and Stripes football game https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/waynesboro-and-chambersburg-face-off-at-stars-and-stripes-football-game/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 11:55:01 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/waynesboro-and-chambersburg-face-off-at-stars-and-stripes-football-game/ This Friday night at Buchanan Automotive Stadium in Waynesboro, it will be much more than a football game between the Waynesboro Area High School Indians and the Chambersburg Area High School Trojans. The Campbells, a local military family with close ties to WASHS, will be honored at the annual Stars and Stripes game hosted by […]]]>
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In Uvalde, a football match offers celebration amid grief https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/in-uvalde-a-football-match-offers-celebration-amid-grief/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 21:12:01 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/in-uvalde-a-football-match-offers-celebration-amid-grief/ UVALDE — Jonathan Jimenez spun to his left, then backed up to his right, and in that moment he wasn’t crying. Not consciously, anyway. As he pumped his legs, he wasn’t thinking of his best friend, Chance Luevanos. Picking up speed on the pitch, he didn’t think of Luevanos’ little brother, Jayce, the adorable 10-year-old […]]]>

UVALDE — Jonathan Jimenez spun to his left, then backed up to his right, and in that moment he wasn’t crying.

Not consciously, anyway.

As he pumped his legs, he wasn’t thinking of his best friend, Chance Luevanos. Picking up speed on the pitch, he didn’t think of Luevanos’ little brother, Jayce, the adorable 10-year-old boy who had dressed up as Spiderman for Halloween and was making a cup of coffee for his grandparents every mornings.

When Jimenez made a final turn and raced to the sideline, he heard the crowd at the Honey Bowl roar, getting louder and louder, but as he ran he didn’t consider what so many of these people had lost.

He also did not consider the gift he was giving them.

“I didn’t really think about anything,” Jimenez said. “I was just running.”

It is perhaps this simplicity that has put a city on its feet. About 5,000 fans packed the Honey Bowl Friday night, not just to watch Uvalde High School’s first home football game since 21 lives were lost in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary, but to be together and celebrate at the instead of crying.

To applaud instead of crying.

Worrying about something insignificant and letting it feel like the most important thing in the world.

Uvalde senior linebacker Justyn Rendon, wearing jersey number 21 in honor of the 21 victims of the mass shooting at nearby Robb Elementary School, waves to fans after defeating Eagle Pass Winn, 34-28 at the Honey Bowl Stadium in Uvalde on Friday evening September 2, 2022 It was the team’s first home game since the tragedy.

Billy Calzada, San Antonio Express-News/Staff Photographer

Before kick-off, a 21-second moment of silence was followed by a prayer from Oscar Mireles, who 50 years earlier had starred in a Uvalde side that won a state championship and helped unite a city fractured by a school walkout. .

As part of her invocation, Mireles said the people there “humbly ask for the recovery of our entire community.” A retired Border Patrol officer, Mireles said he understands a football game won’t solve everything or anything.

But later, when he spoke of seeing the families of the victims in the crowd that watched the hometown Coyotes pull off a dramatic 34-28 victory over Eagle Pass Winn with the help of Jimenez’s wild run, Mireles managed a smile as her eyes filled.

“Maybe what happened here was just a little help,” Mireles said. “It puts something in their minds that is not a tragedy. I think they enjoyed it. They needed it. »

How the stages begin

Foreigners may tend to overestimate the significance of nights like Friday. Over the past three months, residents of Uvalde have become accustomed to TV trucks, cameras and reporters on almost every street corner, and residents can spot dramatic license when they see it.

But no, Friday’s importance was not overstated, insisted countless people wearing maroon “UVALDE STRONG” t-shirts, from the afternoon pep rally at the high school gymnasium to the festivities of pre-game at the Honey Bowl to the tearful family hugs outside the locker room in the dark under the water tower.

“Many Monday and Tuesday nights are taken up with board meetings,” said recall club president Brooke Carnes, mother of Coyotes starting quarterback Brodie Carnes. “These nights are reflexive, where we try to work things out. But the town needed a Friday night like this. It’s a night where we can step back and celebrate.

“It was pretty tough at first. But you just put one foot in front of the other.

And that’s how the steps begin.

A child holds a sign commemorating the 21 students and teachers who died at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on May 24, before the Uvalde High School Coyotes game at Honey Bowl Stadium on Friday night Sept. 2, 2022. Uvalde a won the game.  Eagle passes Winn, 34-28.  The match was the first at home since the tragedy.

A child holds a sign commemorating the 21 students and teachers who died at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on May 24, before the Uvalde High School Coyotes game at Honey Bowl Stadium on Friday night Sept. 2, 2022. Uvalde a won the game. Eagle passes Winn, 34-28. The match was the first at home since the tragedy.

Billy Calzada, San Antonio Express-News/Staff Photographer

They start with Ruben Ruiz deciding to sit in the stands and watch the Coyotes again. The officer’s wife, Eva Mireles was one of the teachers killed at Robb. Twenty-five years ago, he was a classmate at Uvalde of Roland Ramirez, who is now an athletic trainer for the NFL’s Houston Texans.

More than a number: Coyotes honor Uvalde victims with #21 jersey

Ramirez’s connection to the tragedy was one of the reasons the Texans sent a contingent including head coach Lovie Smith to speak to the Coyotes this week, and why the Texans donated new uniforms and invited players to join them in Houston for a game.

When Ramirez learned that his old friend had decided to attend Friday’s Coyotes game, he was thrilled.

“It’s been a tough road for him,” Ramirez said of Ruiz. “Not being inside and in your house, being here with the community is therapeutic, no doubt.”

The community hopes so, at least. He hopes that somewhere in the crowd that erupted with what must have been the loudest sound in the Honey Bowl’s 75-year history as the final seconds expired Friday night, there were family members of the victims who found joy and relief, however temporary.

The Uvalde Coyotes embrace in the locker room as they prepare to face the Eagle Pass Winn Mavericks at Honey Bowl Stadium in Uvalde, Texas on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. The Coyotes defeated the Mavericks 34-28 in their first home game of the season.

The Uvalde Coyotes embrace in the locker room as they prepare to face the Eagle Pass Winn Mavericks at Honey Bowl Stadium in Uvalde, Texas on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. The Coyotes defeated the Mavericks 34-28 in their first home game of the season.

San Antonio Express-News/Staff Photographer Sam Owens

This is what Brook Lopez wanted for his family. His nephew, Xavier James Lopez, 10, was one of Robb’s victims. His brother and sister-in-law, Xavier’s parents, have spent most of their waking hours this summer lobbying for legislation that would raise the minimum age to buy assault rifles in Texas from 18 to 21. year.

But on Friday, they came to the Honey Bowl to see Brook Lopez’s son, Roy, perform.

“He’s their nephew,” Brook Lopez said. “And their son loved the Coyotes.”

“You have to have hope”

Linda Cruz Alcorta remembers the day in 1970 when, in the first year of secondary school in Uvalde, several of her closest friends left the building. After a popular Hispanic teacher failed to get his contract renewed, hundreds of students took part in an organized strike, which lasted six weeks.

“It was very, very hard, for a long time,” Alcorta said. “The city was divided.

Two years later, however, the Coyotes started winning, and they haven’t stopped. With Alcorta urging them on as a cheerleader on the sidelines, they won 15 games in a row en route to the Class 3A state championship. Somewhere in the middle of this race, Alcorta noticed that “everyone in Uvalde got together”.

“It was a magical moment,” she said.

She eventually left Uvalde to become an elementary school teacher at Northside in San Antonio, but those memories of the early 1970s were part of the reason she was so happy to join the 50th anniversary ceremonies at the Honey Bowl on Friday night.

“Uvalde is such a wonderful place,” Alcorta said. “I think it’s important to remember the happiness of the past and look to the future.

“Because there is still hope. You have to have hope. »

On the court Friday night, no one exemplified that spirit better than Jimenez, the short-and-quick slot catcher who, in one electrifying stroke, gave thousands a memory they’ll never forget. never.

Armando Luna (65) and his Uvalde High school teammates celebrate by beating Eagle Pass Winn, 34-28, in their first home game since May 24, when 21 students and teachers were gunned down at Robb Elementary School of Uvalde.

Armando Luna (65) and his Uvalde High school teammates celebrate by beating Eagle Pass Winn, 34-28, in their first home game since May 24, when 21 students and teachers were gunned down at Robb Elementary School of Uvalde.

Billy Calzada, San Antonio Express-News/Staff Photographer

With 36 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the score was tied at 28-28. Uvalde had the ball at 42, and coach Wade Miller was content to settle for extra time. So he called a play in which Jimenez was supposed to take a stint and pick up a few yards before going out of bounds.

But when Jimenez – whose best friend had lost his baby brother in the shooting – approached the left sideline and saw Winn’s entire defense waiting for him, he improvised. He turned once, then reversed his course across the field to the right.

A murmur in the stands turned into a gasp, then into deafening chaos.

“Next thing you know,” Miller said with a laugh, “the little fart runs down the sideline.”

Jimenez gained 51 yards with his mad rush, putting the Coyotes just six yards from the end zone. And on the next play, Brodie Carnes threw a perfect pass to Devon Franklin for the game-winning touchdown.

Jimenez later said “everything was fair to them”, referring to the families of Robb’s victims. Immediately after his run, however, as he sat on the bench trying to catch his breath, a teammate named Jeyden Gonzales wanted to know something.

” How did you do ? Gonzales asked.

Tired Uvalde senior Jayden Gonzalez cools off after his team scored the touchdown to defeat Eagle Pass Winn, 34-28, at Honey Bowl Stadium on Friday night Sept. 2, 2022, just over three months after 21 students and teachers were gunned down at Robb Primary School in Uvalde.  The game was the team's first home game of the season.

Tired Uvalde senior Jayden Gonzalez cools off after his team scored the touchdown to defeat Eagle Pass Winn, 34-28, at Honey Bowl Stadium on Friday night Sept. 2, 2022, just over three months after 21 students and teachers were gunned down at Robb Primary School in Uvalde. The game was the team’s first home game of the season.

Billy Calzada, San Antonio Express-News/Staff Photographer

Exhausted, Jimenez offered no explanation. But behind him, in the stands, a city knew the answer.

He put one foot in front of the other.

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Tennessee fans worried about digital tickets to opening game 1 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/tennessee-fans-worried-about-digital-tickets-to-opening-game-1/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 23:32:21 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/tennessee-fans-worried-about-digital-tickets-to-opening-game-1/ Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – This is the first season that the University of Tennessee has required digital tickets for all games. Although the tickets have already been used for certain sports, some problems with their much greater use were foreseeable. A UT Athletics spokesperson said in a pre-game press conference: “Our fans need to download […]]]>

Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – This is the first season that the University of Tennessee has required digital tickets for all games. Although the tickets have already been used for certain sports, some problems with their much greater use were foreseeable.

A UT Athletics spokesperson said in a pre-game press conference: “Our fans need to download the Tennessee Athletics app, in the top left corner they will press the menu button, click on ‘ My Tickets”. They will see all of their tickets in this area and their parking lot, then when they show up on game day.

UT Athletics has moved to digital ticketing to help make the game access process more convenient for fans, but some people have been skeptical of the process.

Angel Heatherly and her family are season ticket holders.

“We have four tickets in the club, then we have two tickets and the new lower tier west club,” she said. “Well we ended up saying two of them are going to older members of my husband’s family and when they all come on our phone we contact them and they both have the flip phone and I don’t know how to do all this. Who’s gonna buy them a better phone, you know? So they were kinda really upset so my husband came here to talk to them and they said for a $50 fee they would print their tickets for them.

Heatherly has had all of her tickets printed for the season.

While some fans got into the game with their digital tickets without any issues, others ended up needing help.

“We had transferred tickets from my fraternity brother and loaded them to my Apple Wallet from all tickets but for some reason they couldn’t find it saved. They were very nice Ms. Kowalski there- down and gave me a paper ticket,” said Ken Clayton.

Several people lined up at the box office because their digital tickets weren’t working, but even with the issues, most were in good spirits for the game.

UT Athletics said screenshots of game day tickets will not be scanned at the gate and will not be allowed entry. The best way to save your digital ticket is to use the official Tennessee Athletics app, Apple Wallet or Google Wallet.

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