Breakfast: The NFL dominates the hearings, the ticket office for Munich stormed

Breakfast: The NFL dominates the hearings, the ticket office for Munich stormed

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Match in Munich: the ticket office stormed, resale prices explode

There was not for everyone. The NFL has always attracted a large number of fans at its international games, and this was confirmed again on Tuesday. When tickets for the meeting go on sale Buccaneers-Seahawks at the Allianz Arena in Munich, the site ticketmaster.de was literally taken by storm by thousands of fans, impatient to see the throws in touch of Drew Lock or the frozen face of Tom Brady. Some posted messages on social media indicating that up to two million potential buyers were ahead of them in the queue. As a reminder, the stadium has a capacity of approximately 75,000 seats.

In barely an hour, all the precious sesames found takers and faced with the very (very) strong demand, resale prices exploded. Sold between 65 and 165 dollars, the places oscillated between 585 and 33,760 dollars on the Stubhub site on Tuesday evening. See you next week to try your luck for both games at Tottenham.

For Fred Warner, Trey Lance is the man for the job

The summer preparation which begins in a few days will give rise to some battles for the place of starting quarterback. One of them takes us to the West Coast, near San Francisco, where the player of 2e year Trey Lance will try to overtake Jimmy Garoppolo. But does the former resident of North Dakota State have the shoulders and above all the level to hold the position? His teammate Fred Warner (LB) do not doubt it. During his appearance on the Rich Eisen Show on Monday, the linebacker praised the young man and thinks he is ready to take on the number 1 costume from the 2022 season.

“I keep saying that I admire the way Trey [Lance]took all the criticism, and everything I guess you could say about all the pressure people are trying to put on him. He was super professional about it, especially with his young age. He is very mature for his age. »

“And so, just the things you see of him and the little things that everyone outside the building sees of him, that should give you a good idea of ​​the maturity of such a young player, and if we gave him the reins, how he would handle it. I can continue to sit here and tell you what a great person and player he is. I have already spoken about it. But whatever it is, I know that if we give him the reins, he is ready to do so. He is very professional and mature and ready for anything that is thrown at him. »

Audiences: The season hasn’t started, but the NFL already dominates

The 2022 NFL season hasn’t started yet, yet the league is already dominating American audiences. SportsMediaWatch.com has compiled a list of the most-watched sporting events of 2022, and 20 of the top 22 spots are occupied by NFL fixtures.

The Super Bowl, as always, is the most-watched sporting event, followed by the NFC and AFC Conference Finals, the other 10 playoff games, and several regular-season games played in early January. Outside the NFL, this ranking is supplemented by the national college football final and the night of the Olympic Games, broadcast immediately after the Super Bowl by NBC.

At the Top 50 level, we find 25 NFL games, 8 Olympic events, 7 NCAA basketball tournament games, 6 NBA Finals games, 2 college football games, the Kentucky Derby and the Golf Masters.

Eddie Goldman finally retires

A small then turn and then goes away. Two weeks after signing with the Falcons for a year, Eddie Goldman (NT) informed the team that he was finally retiring. Choice of the 2nd round of the 2015 draft, the 28-year-old player spent his entire career in Chicago, before being released last March for financial reasons.

Goldman had 175 tackles, 13 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries in 81 games for the Bears. Named an alternate for the Pro Bowl in 2019, he skipped the following season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Returning last year, he struggled to regain his level. The Falcons now have only Grady Jarrett, Ta’Quon Graham, Marlon Davidson, Anthony Rush, and Vincent Taylor on the first tier of the defensive line before summer prep begins.

Rumors

. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns would not be interested in Ndamukong Suh (DT), currently a free agent. She adds that if Cleveland decides to hire a veteran for the job, they might consider Sheldon Richardson.

Movements

Signatures: Doug Costin (DL, Steelers), Jeremiah Pharms (DL, Patriots), Isaiah Zuber (WR)

Chopped off : Nate Stanley (QB, Vikings)

For testing : Darius Victor (RB, Saints)

obituary

The former receiver Charles Johnson died at the age of 50 according to CBS 17 in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The causes of death are currently unknown. Drafted 1st overall in the 1994 draft by the Steelers, he then moved on to the Eagles, Patriots and Bills, where he retired in 2002. During his career, Johnson caught 354 passes for 4,606 yards and 24 touchdowns in 133 games played. He also won a championship ring with New England in 2001.

injuries

. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Jimmy Garoppolo (QB, 49ers) should be fully recovered from his shoulder surgery by mid-August. The quarterback, who has been throwing for several weeks, aims for the ability to make multiple consecutive deep throws to simulate the experience of games and practice.

. The Patriots placed Chasen Hines (OL) and Andrew Stueber (OL) on the NFI list (non-football injury list) according to ESPN. They can be activated at any time, but they cannot practice with the team until it is done.

. The Raiders announced that Trayvon Mullen (CB), Johnathan Hankins (DT) and Bilal Nichols (DT) will start training camp on the list of players physically unable to work (PUP list). Players can be activated at any time and return to the group, but until then they will not be able to practice.

JK Dobbins is sure to be ready for Week 1

With a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the Ravens’ final preseason game of 2021, the 2e professional year of JK Dobbins (RB) stopped before it even started. His trainer, John Harbaugh, said in June that he hoped his runner was ready for the first week. Still, while his recovery is going well and he hasn’t experienced any setbacks in his rehabilitation, NFL Network said there’s room for doubt given the severity of the injury. A statement disputed by the player himself through a series of tweets.

“I might not even go on the PUP list [la liste des personnes physiquement incapables de jouer] because my rehabilitation is going well and I’m sure I’m ready for the first week”.

Raiders top box office receipts

For a first year of operation, the Raiders inaugurated their Allegiant Stadium by making their fans pay the price. According to Sportico, the franchise generated the highest ticketing revenue in the league during the 2021 season with $119 million in net revenue (excluding luxury suites). On the other hand, they only rank 25e rank in number of tickets sold.

The 49ers finished in 2e up with $117 million. Californians have planned to increase their rates for 2022 and now hope to pass the $130 million revenue mark to finish on the top step of the podium. The Patriots, Rams, Giants and Cowboys ranked 3e at the 6e place in terms of ticketing revenue. Like almost every year, Dallas is the team that has sold the most tickets over the season. At the bottom of the standings, the Lions close the march with 51 million dollars, just behind the Commanders, Jaguars, Bengals and Cardinals.

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