Watch Dean Ween And Father John Misty Jam Backstage At Bonnaroo

first_imgBonnaroo is known for its collaborative spirit. When artists arrive at the festival, its understood that sit ins and jam sessions are not only suggested, they are expected. Sometimes the artists just want to keep playing when their sets are over, in backstage situations that, with so many artists from all walks of life on The Farm, can be once-in-a-lifetime.That’s just what happened this Sunday, when Ween and Father John Misty played back-to-back sets to close out the Which Stage. While Dead & Company played their epic two-set finale on the What Stage, Dean Ween and Father John Misty jammed out in Ween’s dressing room. Ween plays bass, and Father John plays drums, a throwback to his days in Fleet Foxes. With Kurt Vile and others looking on in the background, it’s awesome to see these musicians playing for the joy of playing.See below for a video of this rare performance!last_img read more

UCL: Bayern Munich join Real Madrid, Barca in  500 goal club after Coman strikes in final

first_imgKingsley Coman’s opening goal in the Champions League final was the 500th Bayern Munich have scored in the competition, joining Real Madrid and Barcelona in reaching the tally. The winger headed home from a Joshua Kimmich cross to give FCB the lead in the 60th minute of their clash with Paris Saint-Germain, which until that point had been a tight affair with few opportunities. Hansi Flick’s side are just the third team in the history of the competition to reach that mark, with Real Madrid out ahead on 567 goals and Barcelona second on 517. Meanwhile, the only other outfits to have notched more than 300 goals in Europe’s most illustrious club competition are Manchester United, who have tallied on 373 occasions, and Juventus, who have found the net 306 times. The Bundesliga side have shared the goals around impressively throughout their teams over the years, but Robert Lewandowski leads the way on 51 strikes from just 62 outings, including 15 in what has been a remarkable competition for him this year. Team-mate Thomas Muller stands second in their all-time list, having notched 46 goals over the course of his career. Three other players in Bayern’s ranks have scored more than 20 goals, with Netherlands legend Arjen Robben having scored 25, Mario Gomez 23 and Giovani Elber 22. Coman, meanwhile, stands on eight goals after his historic strike at Lisbon’s Stadium of Light. Bayern are long established as one of the most storied teams in the history of European competition, having won the European Cup on five occasions. read also:UCL: Okocha wishes PSG victorious outing against dreaded Bayern Munich Prior to Sunday’s clash with PSG, they had won the Champions League twice. After suffering heartbreak against Manchester United, who scored twice late on in 1999-2000 final, bounced back to win the trophy a year later, then did so again in 2012-13 when they overcame Borussia Dortmund at Wembley, Robben grabbing the late winner. Bayern have been in particularly impressive form on the continent this season, having scored 19 goals in six knockout matches, while they tallied an incredible 24 in their six league games, taking their aggregate to 43. Among their most impressive displays have been a 7-2 win away against Tottenham and a stunning 8-2 success in the quarter-final against Barcelona. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTake A Look At The Celebs Who Lost Their Money And Whylast_img read more

Play-off plan will not include Wembley

first_img Press Association If the two London clubs finish the season level on points, goal difference and goals scored, a play-off will be necessary to decide third place and the automatic Champions League qualification spot. That scenario could happen if the Gunners win 2-1 at Newcastle and Chelsea draw 0-0 at home to Everton, or any scoreline where Chelsea draw and Arsenal score two more goals than them and win by the odd goal. Premier League chiefs will draw up contingency plans this week for a possible play-off between Arsenal and Chelsea but Wembley Stadium is unlikely to be pencilled in as the venue.center_img The problem for the Premier League would be where and when to play such a match and officials will start planning for such an event, while hoping the results on Sunday do not present them with the headache. The league carried out similar contingency planning back in 1996 when Manchester United and Newcastle had very similar points and goals totals going into the last few matches of the season, and even booked Wembley and printed some tickets for a possible title play-off. In the event, United went on to win the title by four points. This time, the demands on Wembley means fitting in a play-off may prove impossible – the Champions League final and Football League play-off finals are already booked there, plus England’s friendly against the Republic of Ireland on May 29. A more likely venue would be West Ham’s stadium but there are possible fixture clashes as Chelsea have an end-of-season tour to the USA to play two friendlies against Manchester City next week. However, it could be that the Premier League insist that a play-off takes priority. There are also England friendlies to consider – as well as the Republic of Ireland match England then travel to Rio de Janeiro to play Brazil on June 2. Neither Chelsea nor Arsenal would want the season to stretch into June but the play-off regulation is part of Premier League rules. They state: “If at the end of the season… the question of qualification for other competitions cannot be determined because two or more clubs are equal on points, goal difference and goals scored, the clubs concerned shall play off one or more deciding league matches on neutral grounds, the format, timing and venue of which shall be determined by the board.” last_img read more

NFL overtime rules: What’s wrong with the current format, and how can it be fixed?

first_imgThe Chiefs’ proposal, of course, does not call for anything so drastic. If anything, it calls for more football. There are those who contend the Chiefs should have had the wherewithal to “get a stop” in last season’s AFC title game, but that ignores the reality that the Patriots defense wasn’t required to stop anything in overtime. Why should their defense get a pass?Wolfley acknowledges he was opposed to the change away from straight sudden death. So maybe he could live with the Chiefs’ proposal. Or maybe they could live with his? Either way, it strips the power of the randomness of the coin toss from something as important as deciding a Super Bowl participant — or, goodness sakes, the Super Bowl champion.“Honestly, the way they’re doing it now, I have to admit it’s OK,” Wolfley told SN. “I’m not gouging my eyes out because of how they’re doing it now.” The debate about whether the NFL employs the best possible form of overtime is as old as the overtime rule itself. No — it’s older, or we wouldn’t have overtime in the first place.Which means we’ve been debating this longer than most of us have been around to debate it. The first sudden-death overtime playoff game was in 1958. That concept was introduced to the regular season in 1974. The rules have been tweaked once or twice, but the entire initiative has been misguided from the start, because so much rides on the randomness of a coin toss. Ron Wolfley, 15 years into his gig as the Arizona Cardinals radio analyst, loved the sudden-death overtime that was in place when he played for the Cardinals, Browns and Rams from 1985 to 1995. “They should have never changed it,” he told Sporting News. He has an idea, though, that would have improved those rules and still would work to enhance the current system.MORE: Fixing NFL’s overtime should be easy as destroying arguments against change“If you want to talk to me about forgetting the coin toss, just making it a home field advantage, I’d be all over that,” Wolfley told SN. “Just so we take all luck out of the equation. This team is the home team; if there’s overtime, they get the football first. It becomes part of the advantage of playing at home.“If, in fact, the game does go to overtime and you’re the opposing head coach, you can actually take this into account … as to whether or not you want to kick the extra point to tie the game or you want to go ahead and try to win it. It takes luck out of the equation.”Wolfley’s idea may not be your perfect vision of NFL overtime, but it is essential in two ways:It shows that even someone who will defend sudden death — “Defense is supposed to be part of your team, just as special teams is supposed to be part of it. So if, in fact, we kick the ball off and you go 90 yards for a touchdown, game over” — recognizes that the luck inherent in a coin toss is a major detriment to any OT system the NFL has employed to date.It also demonstrates that there are multiple approaches to overtime football that would be an improvement over its current randomness.Last spring, the NFL considered whether to change the current overtime rule: Initial possession is decided by a coin toss. The team that possesses the ball first can end the game with a touchdown, but anything less assures the second team the opportunity to possess the ball and either match or exceed the initial team’s output. If the game remains tied at that point, it becomes a sudden-death contest. In regular-season competition, the entire situation lasts 10 minutes; if there’s no winner then, the game is declared a tie. In the playoffs, play continues indefinitely.The Chiefs proposed assuring each team one chance to possess the ball regardless of the outcome of the initial possession. They also asked that no overtime coin toss be conducted and, instead, the winner of the toss at the start of the game be given the option to kick or receive at the start of the extra period.There wasn’t enough support to bring the matter to a vote, although officials decided to table the matter and discuss it again at this year’s owners’ meetings.“I’m sure it will be brought up again,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters earlier this month. “I feel like it’s been brought up every year I’ve been in it. It gets talked about somewhere down at the owners’ meetings and the combine. I’m sure it will be brought up again.”MORE: Five OT formats that would work better than NFL’s 10-minute periodWhen the Chiefs lost the 2018 AFC championship game at home after the Patriots won the coin toss and drove for a touchdown on their first possession, the fact NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes never got the chance to touch the football led to more criticism of the current rule — and for the Chiefs to push for a consideration of an alternative.This wasn’t the first time such a circumstance generated debate, though. The same thing happened in Super Bowl 51, when the Falcons blew a 28-3 lead and then lost in overtime when the Patriots scored on their initial drive, stranding 2018 NFL MVP Matt Ryan on the Falcons’ sideline.It happened again this year, when the Saints faced the Vikings and lost in overtime when Minnesota drove 75 yards after winning the coin toss, leaving Drew Brees and receiver Michael Thomas as helpless spectators.The random nature of the coin toss and its immense influence on the outcome of overtime games has led such esteemed sports columnists as Nancy Armour of USA Today, Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports and, uh, this guy, to call for a change to overtime rules.ESPN analyst Emmanuel Acho, who played three seasons with the Eagles and Browns, called the NFL out on Twitter for the inequity of the overtime system: “That’s a TERRIBLE way for the Saints season to end,” Acho wrote. “The historic Drew Brees never even touches the ball in OT. Yet another reason why NFL overtime rules deserve scrutiny.”The reanimated XFL, which begins play next month, will conduct any tie-breaking overtime by means of a “shootout,” with five rounds of 2-point conversion plays run by the two teams. After five rounds, the shootout conversions would be one round at a time, until one team scores and the other fails.College football has, since the 1995 bowl season, used a format in which each team is given possession at the 25-yard line and tasked to create the highest possible score with that opportunity.Opponents of changes to the NFL’s overtime often divert the conversation toward those arrangements, seen as gimmicks or not real football. Wolfley, a four-time Pro Bowl player on special teams, is vehemently opposed to eliminating that element of the game from something as important as a playoff game or Super Bowl.“I want to see the game of football,” he said. “Especially when it’s played in overtime.”MORE: 11 playoff games that have fueled call for change in overtime formatlast_img read more