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Saints explore playing games at LSU; league says a Week 18 is possible

NFL owners met remotely, and afterward league leaders said that while no options have been ruled out, they’re not focused on measures such as pausing the season or using a bubble approach for the playoffs. Commissioner Roger Goodell said the review by the league and the NFL Players Association of the Tennessee Titans’ outbreak is “not about discipline” but safety.

The Saints said in a statement from a spokesman that their game operations staff met Tuesday with LSU officials to discuss the prospect of the team playing games at Tiger Stadium. The team said the school has been “gracious and enthusiastic” about that possibility. The scenario also has been discussed with the NFL, the Saints said.

“Obviously, our overwhelming preference is to play our games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with partial fan attendance, but there has been no indication from the city on when, or if, this might be approved,”

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New Orleans Saints explore playing home games outdoors at LSU’s Tiger Stadium

The New Orleans Saints have begun discussions with LSU about holding future home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, a team spokesman said.

“LSU has been gracious and enthusiastic regarding hosting our future games and we very much appreciate their partnership,” said Greg Bensel, the Saints’ senior vice president for communications. “We have also discussed the possibility of moving our home games to LSU with the NFL and they are aware of our exploring this option.

“Obviously, our overwhelming preference is to play our games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with partial fan attendance, but there has been no indication from the city on when, or if, this might be approved.”

The Saints have played three of eight scheduled regular-season home games in the Superdome this season with no ticketed fans in attendance. The few hundred in attendance consisted primarily of privately invited family members of players, coaches or

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Saints explore moving home games to LSU so fans may attend

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans have begun discussions with LSU about holding future Saints home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, a team spokesman said Tuesday.

“LSU has been gracious and enthusiastic regarding hosting our future games and we very much appreciate their partnership,” said Greg Bensel, the Saints’ senior vice president for communications. “We have also discussed the possibility of moving our home games to LSU with the NFL and they are aware of our exploring this option.

“Obviously, our overwhelming preference is to play our games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with partial fan attendance but there has been no indication from the city on when, or if, this might be approved,” Bensel added.

The Saints have played three of eight scheduled regular season home games in the Superdome so far this season with no ticketed fans in attendance. The few hundred in attendance consisted primarily of

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Board Games Market Will Showcase Negative Impact During 2020-2024 | Rapid Improvements in Gameplay to Boost Market Growth

Technavio has been monitoring the global board games market size and it is poised to grow by USD 5.81 billion during 2020-2024. However, the market is expected to decelerate at a CAGR of over 15% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Board Games Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire).

Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth of FREE customization

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will decelerate during the forecast period. Asmodee Holding, Clementoni Spa, CMON Ltd., Goliath Games LLC, Hasbro Inc., Mattel Inc., Monte Cook Games LLC, PD-Verlag, Ravensburger

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Mobile Games Thrive, Even As Pandemic Keeps Players Home

Mobile games are thriving as players turn to them for fun and friendship during the pandemic, with increasing numbers of women joining the trend.

“Being stuck at home has not stopped people from playing games on their phones,” said SensorTower mobile insights strategist Craig Chapple. “To the contrary, mobile gaming is more popular than ever.”

Smartphone game play involves taps on touchscreens with just a few moments of play at a time, often while sipping coffee or waiting for transit, in contrast to the console games with immersive worlds that can span hours.

Mobile games appeal to a broader demographic than do shooters and other genres popular on console or PC gamers.

More than 40 percent of mobile gamers are women, according to research firms Newzoo and Statista. That differs from gamers using consoles or personal computers, who are more likely to be males age 12 to 35 years old,

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Packers say no fans at home games while virus rampant

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers say that any plans to have fans for home games this season are on indefinite hold due to high COVID-19 rates in the area.

Packers officials said that fans won’t be admitted until there’s a “marked improvement in the rate of hospitalizations, as well as the community infection rate and positivity rate.”

The Packers have played two of their eight scheduled home games already. They don’t have another home game until Nov. 1 against the Minnesota Vikings.

“We are very concerned with the rate of infection in our area,” Packers CEO Mark Murphy said in a statement. “We are trending in the wrong direction in terms of hospitalization and positive cases, and based on recommendations from community health-care and public health officials, hosting fans at the stadium for games is not advisable at this time.”

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Bengals Allowed to Have 12,000 Fans At Remaining Home Games

CINCINNATI — News broke Monday that the Browns would be allowed to have up to 12,000 fans in attendance for future home games, including their upcoming matchup with the Colts. 

The Bengals are going to get the same treatment. 

State health officials informed the team that they’ll also be allowed to have 12,000 fans in the stands for their final six regular season home games.

The Bengals welcomed 6,243 fans for Sunday’s 33-25 win over the Jaguars. It was the first time fans were allowed in the stands this season due to COVID-19. 

“It was exciting to have some real people in the stands,” rookie quarterback Joe Burrow said after the game. “The last couple weeks without fans just felt a little off, so to have some home fans in the stands felt great. It felt good to have cheering going on when you make a play. It felt like

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After 30 home games, Chris Woodward talks how the Rangers can utilize Globe Life Field in their favor

Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward joined the K&C Masterpiece on 105.3 The FAN [KRLD-FM] recently for his final chat of 2020. Here are some highlights, edited for clarity:

Having now played 30 games at Globe Life Field, how important is it for the club to develop great outfield defense? In what areas can the Rangers better use their new confines?

Chris Woodward: “Yeah, it’s really important. And we obviously emphasized that by making the moves we did. Bringing up Leody Taveras and Eli White. Nick Solak did a fine job when he was in the outfield, but when you’ve got Taveras, White and Joey Gallo in the outfield, as big as that place is … I think towards the end of the year it started playing a little smaller than it did in the beginning, but it’s a big outfield. Lot of ground to cover, and when you have those

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Nerds Are Back Picking SEC Games

First came the odor and then the vision. Sawdust everywhere. And then the sound, saws and hammers. What now?

I had come into the office early Monday and recognized that something was going on in the Almost Perfect Predictions Department part of the building. I had seen no sign of the Nerds since they disappeared for their annual six-month vacation following bowl games. It seemed they had elected to take off a few more weeks as the Southeastern Conference football season had been delayed by the coronavirus and COVID-19 disease.

I was a little surprised to spot the Grand Geek emerging from the APP war room and crossing over into the break room. He was ordinarily dressed in jacket and bowtie, but today he was wearing carpenter’s overalls and painter’s hat.

He seemed surprised to see me, too, but took a few moments to explain that

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Ravens honor super fan Mo Gaba with more than 500 seats for all 2020 home games

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The Baltimore Ravens do not have any fans physically in attendance for their season-opener against the Browns. That being said, one of the Ravens’ biggest fans is making his impact felt inside M&T Bank Stadium. 

Ravens fans have purchased over 500 seats in section 146 in honor of Mo Gaba, a 14 year old Ravens fan who passed away this summer following a lifelong battle with cancer. Every seat purchased in “Mo’s Rows” is going towards COVID-19 relief efforts. Fans that purchased seats also received a can cutout that is part of “Mo’s Rows”. 

“We are honored to be able to do this for him. Wish he could be here, of course, but we want him to know and his family to know that his energy is with us always,” Ravens advertising and branding director Deandra Duggans said, via Jennifer Franciotti of WBALTV.com. 

A passionate Baltimore sports fan,

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