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Re: ❄️ Another cold day on the Last Great Frontier
« Reply #885 on: January 12, 2020, 01:51:42 PM »
This year I am going to get my own Distillation apparatus and star making Moonshine from Alaska Potatoes.   :icon_sunny:

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Re: ❄️ Another cold day on the Last Great Frontier
« Reply #886 on: January 12, 2020, 02:01:06 PM »
This year I am going to get my own Distillation apparatus and star making Moonshine from Alaska Potatoes.   :icon_sunny:

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Works for dope. And legal in the Mat-Su Valley.  Not that you have to grow it. I personally have visited a licensed dispensary there.     :)
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Re: ❄️ Another cold day on the Last Great Frontier
« Reply #887 on: January 12, 2020, 04:29:13 PM »
This year I am going to get my own Distillation apparatus and star making Moonshine from Alaska Potatoes.   :icon_sunny:

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Works for dope. And legal in the Mat-Su Valley.  Not that you have to grow it. I personally have visited a licensed dispensary there.     :)

I have no plans for growing Tobacco, though I could do that with Hydroponics.  When that time comes, if I am still above ground, I will quit smoking. lol.

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This will be an absolute DISASTER for communities along the coast and on the Islands off the coast.  The Ferry system is a LIFELINE for these communities in the Age of Oil.

Since my other Bucket List adventures for the coming summer seem unrealistic at the moment, one I CAN still do is do the Ferry system from Alaska to Washington.  I want to do that before it is GONE.

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Ferry privatization won’t work on most routes, says state-funded report
By James Brooks


The Alaska Marine Highway System ferries LeConte, left, and Malaspina tied up at the Auke Bay Terminal on Thursday, July 25, 2019. (Michael Penn/The Juneau Empire via AP)


A study funded by the Alaska Department of Transportation has concluded that privatizing the state’s ferry system “is not feasible” for most existing Alaska Marine Highway System routes.

The study determined “private companies would find that operations in Lynn Canal (between Juneau and Haines-Skagway) and Metlakatla-Ketchikan are the only currently serviced routes for which ferry service could be provided at break-even levels of costs and revenues.”
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The report does not have immediate effect, but it presents greater information on options that DOT, parent agency of the ferry system, is considering to further cut spending. Partial or total privatization are covered, as are rate increases, the renegotiation of labor contracts, and further reductions to sailing schedules.

Coastal communities and their politicians have vocally opposed further reductions, but the majority of the state’s population is not served by the ferry system, and inland politicians have generally been disinterested in what they see as a disproportionate subsidy for a sliver of the state. General-fund spending on the ferry system is about a third of DOT’s general-fund spending overall.

The results of the study were revealed shortly before a meeting of the state’s Marine Transportation Advisory Board, where chairman Robert Venables grilled DOT officials about plans to end service to small communities, such as Pelican in Southeast Alaska.

Transportation Department deputy commissioner Mary Siroky fired back, saying the agency has to balance the needs of all communities, not just coastal ones. She compared Pelican’s situation to that of many small towns off the road system.

“They have a dirt airstrip, and if they’re frigging lucky, they have lights. And some of them don’t even have that,” she said.

With money limited, “every time we make a policy decision for the Alaska Marine Highway System, it has to be balanced against the ... other communities,” Siroky said.

Commissioned in March, the study analyzed ten budget-cutting options, including complete privatization, the balkanization of the system into locally run operations, the sale or lease of ferries and terminals, and the renegotiation of labor contracts.

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Dunleavy said during his election campaign that he had “no plan to hack, cut or destroy the marine highway system,” but once in office proposed a budget that would eliminate two-thirds of the ferry system’s budget, causing the service to shut down operations Oct. 1. At the time, the governor said that cuts and other reductions were needed because oil prices had fallen since the campaign.

Lawmakers rejected the governor’s plan but proposed steep reductions on their own, reducing the state contribution to the ferry system from $140 million to $96.4 million. The governor agreed with that cut. Legislators later attempted to reverse some of that cut, but Dunleavy vetoed the additional funding.

Siroky said the Legislature “made a huge policy statement” when it cut the ferry system’s budget in 2019. In DOT’s view, lawmakers changed the direction of the ferry system from service first to budget first. Now, she said, service is secondary to budgetary considerations.

The governor’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1, 2020 includes a small increase, not additional decreases, but the ideas within the report could be implemented as soon as the following fiscal year.

Privatization unfeasible for most routes

The report states that the state’s goal is to reduce its direct contribution to $24 million — less than 20% of pre-Dunleavy levels — without affecting service.

Anchorage-based Northern Economics wrote the report and said that is impossible, even with a 25% increase in fares, slashing spending on personnel, and other cuts.

“Reducing the AMHS operating subsidy to $24.0 million will be extremely difficult if there is also a desire to provide minimum levels of service to existing AMHS communities,” the report states.

Privatization, even if the state were to give away its ferries and terminals for free, doesn’t work unless the state is prepared to end service to most communities, the report concluded.

“No business owner would accept all AMHS assets with the intent to provide service as the system currently operates, since it would not be possible to do so and earn even a modest rate of return to account for the risk. The only buyer that might be willing to accept the assets would do so with the intent of reselling them for a profit (such as for scrap) rather than providing ferry service to AMHS communities,” the report states.

Board criticizes DOT’s slowness

The original request for proposals called for Northern Economics to receive between $200,000 and $250,000, completing its work by mid-October. Despite that deadline, the state withheld the document and denied public records requests until Wednesday, saying it was still being revised and not a final document.

Former Gov. Frank Murkowski, a member of the advisory board, criticized the administration for the delays.

“We’re behind the curve,” he said. “Why did the administration hold back?”

Department of Transportation Commissioner John MacKinnon responded to that criticism in the meeting, saying there was “a tremendous amount of information and detail that needed correcting.”

“The Marine Highway System has consumed so much more time than (DOT commissioner) John (MacKinnon) and I ever contemplated,” Siroky said.

Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, represents northern Southeast Alaska and called the report “junior-high level work,” saying he identified multiple “errors and sloppiness,” including the near-total exclusion of Klukwan, a Southeast Alaska community he represents.

Given that advisory board members and legislators didn’t see the report until Wednesday, board chairman Venables said the board will hold public testimony at a later date.
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https://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/moose-alaska-shed-wife-ignores-calls

Moose traps Alaska man inside shed while he frantically calls wife, doorbell camera captures encounter

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A man from Anchorage, Ala., was momentarily trapped in his shed after a curious bull moose followed him out to the garbage bin, footage shows.

Curtis Phelps had just taken out the trash on the morning of Jan. 11 when he spotted something heading his way out of the corner of his eye. It turned out to be a large bull moose, and Phelps — knowing the animals can be aggressive — quickly shut himself back inside the shed.

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According to Curtis’ wife Amy, her husband immediately called her on his mobile phone — but she ignored the call, thinking it was accidental.
Curtis Phelps was taking out the trash when he spotted the bull moose coming straight at him.

Curtis Phelps was taking out the trash when he spotted the bull moose coming straight at him. (Amy Phelps via AP)

“I had no clue that the poor thing was stuck in there,” she said of her husband, the Associated Press reported.

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Curtis, not knowing whether it was safe to come out, then tried dialing his 13-year-old daughter, who was asleep in her bedroom. She, too, ignored her phone.

Amy finally picked up on Curtis’ third attempt to phone his family, at which point she realized he was trapped in the shed.

She eventually confirmed that the moose had made its way across the street, allowing Curtis to run back into the house.

The family told AP that they believe this moose may be the same that was birthed in their backyard two years ago and that he’s been returning regularly to check out his old stomping grounds. He once ate a Christmas wreath, they say. This time, however, he only did minor damage to the shed.

“It’s cracked a little bit," Amy said.
The family believes this moose may be the same that was birthed in their backyard two years ago.

The family believes this moose may be the same that was birthed in their backyard two years ago. (Amy Phelps via AP)

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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game notes that while moose are generally "less aggressive" than bears, more people are hurt by them each year.

"Fortunately most moose charges are bluffs — warning you to stay back," the department writes online. "But if a moose does charge, don't wait to find out if it's bluffing. Run and get behind something solid, like a tree, or retreat to a safe place, like inside a building or car."
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https://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/moose-alaska-shed-wife-ignores-calls

Moose traps Alaska man inside shed while he frantically calls wife, doorbell camera captures encounter

By Michael Bartiromo | Fox News

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A man from Anchorage, Ala., was momentarily trapped in his shed after a curious bull moose followed him out to the garbage bin, footage shows.

Curtis Phelps had just taken out the trash on the morning of Jan. 11 when he spotted something heading his way out of the corner of his eye. It turned out to be a large bull moose, and Phelps — knowing the animals can be aggressive — quickly shut himself back inside the shed.

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According to Curtis’ wife Amy, her husband immediately called her on his mobile phone — but she ignored the call, thinking it was accidental.
Curtis Phelps was taking out the trash when he spotted the bull moose coming straight at him.

Curtis Phelps was taking out the trash when he spotted the bull moose coming straight at him. (Amy Phelps via AP)

“I had no clue that the poor thing was stuck in there,” she said of her husband, the Associated Press reported.

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Curtis, not knowing whether it was safe to come out, then tried dialing his 13-year-old daughter, who was asleep in her bedroom. She, too, ignored her phone.

Amy finally picked up on Curtis’ third attempt to phone his family, at which point she realized he was trapped in the shed.

She eventually confirmed that the moose had made its way across the street, allowing Curtis to run back into the house.

The family told AP that they believe this moose may be the same that was birthed in their backyard two years ago and that he’s been returning regularly to check out his old stomping grounds. He once ate a Christmas wreath, they say. This time, however, he only did minor damage to the shed.

“It’s cracked a little bit," Amy said.
The family believes this moose may be the same that was birthed in their backyard two years ago.

The family believes this moose may be the same that was birthed in their backyard two years ago. (Amy Phelps via AP)

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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game notes that while moose are generally "less aggressive" than bears, more people are hurt by them each year.

"Fortunately most moose charges are bluffs — warning you to stay back," the department writes online. "But if a moose does charge, don't wait to find out if it's bluffing. Run and get behind something solid, like a tree, or retreat to a safe place, like inside a building or car."

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Another fine example of an animal losing its fear of man because of proximity and being fed by thoughtless humans who mean well (or throw away too much edible garbage).

It's always illegal to shoot an animal in that scenario btw, regardless of Southpark. Only cops have that dispensation. Like they're wise and always exercise good judgment. Right.
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It's always illegal to shoot an animal in that scenario btw, regardless of Southpark. Only cops have that dispensation. Like they're wise and always exercise good judgment. Right.

Who's gonna know?  You shoot it, skin it, clean it, quarter it and get inside the shed in a couple of hours.  It's cold and the meat freezes.  Then over the next two days or so you bring in the quarters and carve up into steaks, roasts, briskets etc.  Then you drop them in your freezer.

This is fucking ALASKA man, not Texas.  This guy obviously lives in the outskirts of Anchorage, not downtown.  There are not State Troopers or Wildlife agents generally patrolling here.  You would need really bad luck to get caught.

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It's always illegal to shoot an animal in that scenario btw, regardless of Southpark. Only cops have that dispensation. Like they're wise and always exercise good judgment. Right.

Who's gonna know?  You shoot it, skin it, clean it, quarter it and get inside the shed in a couple of hours.  It's cold and the meat freezes.  Then over the next two days or so you bring in the quarters and carve up into steaks, roasts, briskets etc.  Then you drop them in your freezer.

This is fucking ALASKA man, not Texas.  This guy obviously lives in the outskirts of Anchorage, not downtown.  There are not State Troopers or Wildlife agents generally patrolling here.  You would need really bad luck to get caught.

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Yeah, right. Fish and Game Laws are probably the best enforced laws in Alaska. The penalties are draconian.


Alaska moose poacher fined $100,000, sentenced to jail

By DAN JOLING
December 11, 2018

Alaska-Moose Poached


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man who poached three moose and left most of the meat to rot has been sentenced to nine months in jail and fined more than $100,000.

Rusty Counts, 39, of Anchor Point, shot the moose near his community over two weeks in September. He pleaded guilty Nov. 6 to 21 misdemeanor wildlife counts and violations, including wanton waste, exceeding bag limits and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Hunting regulations near the Kenai Peninsula community require moose to have antlers measuring 50-inches (127-centimeters) wide to be harvested. None of the three moose had the required spread, said Aaron Peterson, an assistant attorney general who prosecuted the case.


“The working theory is that he realized they were sublegal and decided not to stick around to salvage the meat,” Peterson said Monday. He called the case one of the most egregious poaching events ever seen by Alaska state wildlife troopers.

Alaska officials take seriously the harvesting of moose and salvaging of meat, Alaska Department of Fish and Game spokesman Ken Marsh said.

A bull moose can weigh up to 1,600 pounds (725 kilograms) and feed a family for months with meat free of chemicals and hormones. A successful hunt is also a source of pride, Marsh said.

“It’s a really important part of our culture and tradition, and people take that seriously,” he said.

The case began Sept. 2 with a tip to wildlife troopers that a sublegal moose with antlers of about 45 inches (114 centimeters) was shot and abandoned. Counts was the suspected shooter, witnesses said.

A second tip came in Sept. 14. A teacher reported a second dead moose shot the day before. The moose had an antler spread of just 25 inches, (63.5 centimeters), half the legal requirement. The teacher recognized one of the hunters, a former student, with an adult.

Troopers interviewed the boy, who is Counts’ nephew. He confirmed that his uncle had shot the two moose plus a third with a 26-inch (66-centimeter) antler spread on Sept. 7 when he was not with his uncle. Both hunters left their rifles in the woods Sept. 13 to avoid being caught, the boy said.

Troopers interviewed Counts, and he admitted shooting the three moose.

Jeff Selinger, a department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist in Soldotna, said the 50-inch antler requirement extends the hunting season and protects younger mature moose, ensuring that they will be around for future breeding.


Hunters can educate themselves on determining a legal moose by reading regulations and watching department videos. If there’s doubt, Sellinger recommends passing up the shot.

“You’re going to pass up some legal moose doing that, but you’re not going to shoot a sublegal moose,” he said.

Peterson backed the hefty penalties for Counts as a deterrent to others. If Counts had salvaged meat from the first moose, he likely would have been penalized for a single hunting violation.

“That meat goes to shelters, food banks. It goes to people who need it,” Peterson said. “Instead, we have three bull moose that fully go to waste.”

Counts was fined $97,650 and ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution. He forfeited his rifle and an all-terrain vehicle and was sentenced to 270 days in jail.

“If you do the right thing in the field, this kind of thing doesn’t happen. But if you poach and leave moose, these are the appropriate sanctions, in the state’s view,” Peterson said.

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It's always illegal to shoot an animal in that scenario btw, regardless of Southpark. Only cops have that dispensation. Like they're wise and always exercise good judgment. Right.

Who's gonna know?  You shoot it, skin it, clean it, quarter it and get inside the shed in a couple of hours.  It's cold and the meat freezes.  Then over the next two days or so you bring in the quarters and carve up into steaks, roasts, briskets etc.  Then you drop them in your freezer.

This is fucking ALASKA man, not Texas.  This guy obviously lives in the outskirts of Anchorage, not downtown.  There are not State Troopers or Wildlife agents generally patrolling here.  You would need really bad luck to get caught.

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Yeah, right. Fish and Game Laws are probably the best enforced laws in Alaska. The penalties are draconian.


Alaska moose poacher fined $100,000, sentenced to jail

By DAN JOLING
December 11, 2018

Alaska-Moose Poached


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man who poached three moose and left most of the meat to rot has been sentenced to nine months in jail and fined more than $100,000.

Rusty Counts, 39, of Anchor Point, shot the moose near his community over two weeks in September. He pleaded guilty Nov. 6 to 21 misdemeanor wildlife counts and violations, including wanton waste, exceeding bag limits and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Hunting regulations near the Kenai Peninsula community require moose to have antlers measuring 50-inches (127-centimeters) wide to be harvested. None of the three moose had the required spread, said Aaron Peterson, an assistant attorney general who prosecuted the case.


“The working theory is that he realized they were sublegal and decided not to stick around to salvage the meat,” Peterson said Monday. He called the case one of the most egregious poaching events ever seen by Alaska state wildlife troopers.

Alaska officials take seriously the harvesting of moose and salvaging of meat, Alaska Department of Fish and Game spokesman Ken Marsh said.

A bull moose can weigh up to 1,600 pounds (725 kilograms) and feed a family for months with meat free of chemicals and hormones. A successful hunt is also a source of pride, Marsh said.

“It’s a really important part of our culture and tradition, and people take that seriously,” he said.

The case began Sept. 2 with a tip to wildlife troopers that a sublegal moose with antlers of about 45 inches (114 centimeters) was shot and abandoned. Counts was the suspected shooter, witnesses said.

A second tip came in Sept. 14. A teacher reported a second dead moose shot the day before. The moose had an antler spread of just 25 inches, (63.5 centimeters), half the legal requirement. The teacher recognized one of the hunters, a former student, with an adult.

Troopers interviewed the boy, who is Counts’ nephew. He confirmed that his uncle had shot the two moose plus a third with a 26-inch (66-centimeter) antler spread on Sept. 7 when he was not with his uncle. Both hunters left their rifles in the woods Sept. 13 to avoid being caught, the boy said.

Troopers interviewed Counts, and he admitted shooting the three moose.

Jeff Selinger, a department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist in Soldotna, said the 50-inch antler requirement extends the hunting season and protects younger mature moose, ensuring that they will be around for future breeding.


Hunters can educate themselves on determining a legal moose by reading regulations and watching department videos. If there’s doubt, Sellinger recommends passing up the shot.

“You’re going to pass up some legal moose doing that, but you’re not going to shoot a sublegal moose,” he said.

Peterson backed the hefty penalties for Counts as a deterrent to others. If Counts had salvaged meat from the first moose, he likely would have been penalized for a single hunting violation.

“That meat goes to shelters, food banks. It goes to people who need it,” Peterson said. “Instead, we have three bull moose that fully go to waste.”

Counts was fined $97,650 and ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution. He forfeited his rifle and an all-terrain vehicle and was sentenced to 270 days in jail.

“If you do the right thing in the field, this kind of thing doesn’t happen. But if you poach and leave moose, these are the appropriate sanctions, in the state’s view,” Peterson said.

https://apnews.com/6e1c6c84795b47fc9979fe11ee871ada

Did you actually read the article?

This fucking IDIOT poached the Moose and then left most of the meat and carcass to ROT!  This is so stupid he deserves a Darwin Award.  If you do kill a Moose without a ticket, you damn well better cleanup and take the whole carcass.  You must NOT leave any trace of this "crime".

If it happens on your own property, you follow the steps I outlined.  You still will have some stuff you won't use, most of the internal organs we currently don't use for much, although all are good for something.  If you are a serious and good butcher, you save and clean the intestines to make Sausage with, for instance.  Heart, Liver and Pancreas are all good eating.  Brains are good for softening the hide, though I never went that far (I also had a ticket for both the Moose I got).  You boil the bones to make Broth.  What remains at the end you bury and plant a Tree on top of it.  :icon_sunny:  Good fertilizer.

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“That meat goes to shelters, food banks. It goes to people who need it,” Peterson said. “Instead, we have three bull moose that fully go to waste.”

Counts was fined $97,650 and ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution. He forfeited his rifle and an all-terrain vehicle and was sentenced to 270 days in jail.

“If you do the right thing in the field, this kind of thing doesn’t happen. But if you poach and leave moose, these are the appropriate sanctions, in the state’s view,” Peterson said.

https://apnews.com/6e1c6c84795b47fc9979fe11ee871ada

There is an interesting Nat Geo shot called "Life Below Zero" that, as luck would have it, I managed to see yesterday. In it, an Athabaskan hunter dropped a musk ox cow; he thought he had a bull in his sights. He told his wife he was going to butcher the cow, donate the food, and report himself and turn himself in. Don't know if this was just for the benefit if the cameras, or what, but it illustrated to me the impact and seriousness of Alaska's fish and game laws.
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Super Bowl LIV could make up for Super Bowl LIII
The Chiefs-49ers matchup has the potential to be another memorable Super Bowl for the better
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January 19, 2020 - 11:48 pm
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Super Bowl LIV is officially set.

The NFL's 100th season will conclude with one final showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida .

In such a historically significant season, the league will be keeping their fingers crossed it won't have another snooze fest of a Super Bowl as it did last year between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots.

The matchup the league has got between the Chiefs and 49ers has a lot of potential to make us forget about Super Bowl LIII. Make us forget for the better.

Super Bowls can be memorable for a lot of reasons. Thrilling endings to the close ones always seem to have one incredible play that fans will see played back over and over again for decades.

Of course, offensive production is another key to making the championship game entertaining.

The diehard fans will watch no matter what. To get the "I'm just here for the food and commercials" crowd to stay glued to the TV? Scoring points helps.

That offensive potential is certainly there in Super Bowl LIV. The 49ers and Chiefs both finished the 2019 regular season in the top-10 for scoring offense (Kansas City finished seventh, while San Francisco finished eighth.)

Despite 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo not really doing much of anything during the playoffs, San Francisco still put up 27 and 37 points in two postseason matchups.

In the regular season, the 49ers scored 30-plus points in eight games.

Garoppolo will need to do more in Miami, but he won't need to take over for the offense to produce.

It was much of the same for the Chiefs. Kansas City scored at least 30 points in seven games during the regular season.

In the playoffs, they put up 51 points in the blink of an eye against the Houston Texans, only to follow that up Sunday with 35 points against the Tennessee Titans. A Titans defense, by the way, that held Lamar Jackson and the highest scoring Baltimore offense in check just a week before.

Shootouts always get the crowds going, as do star-studded matchups. There are plenty of those coming in two weeks.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City offensive line against a 49ers defensive line that features Nick Bosa, DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead, and Dee Ford should be an incredible battle. 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman going 1-on-1 with Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill will be too.

On the other side, it will be interesting to see if the Kansas City front-seven can have the same success against the run as they did against Titans running back Derrick Henry, who averaged just 3.6 yards per-carry against the Chiefs.

Henry ran for 377 yards the previous two weeks, only to get just 69 yards at Arrowhead Stadium.

It won't get easier for the Chiefs. San Francisco averaged the third-most rushing yards per-game in 2019. Against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game, the 49ers threw for just 77 yards and still blew Green Bay out. All they needed was the ground game, where Raheem Mostert alone ran for 220 yards and four touchdowns.

There are ways this season finale could be disappointing. The 49ers' pass-rush could make life miserable for Mahomes, while Garoppolo continues to play a boring product of quarterback.

However, there are far more scenarios where Super Bowl LIV goes down as another one of the greats.
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Super Bowl LIV could make up for Super Bowl LIII
The Chiefs-49ers matchup has the potential to be another memorable Super Bowl for the better
Louie DiBiase
January 19, 2020 - 11:48 pm
Patrick Mahomes


Super Bowl LIV is officially set.

The NFL's 100th season will conclude with one final showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida .

In such a historically significant season, the league will be keeping their fingers crossed it won't have another snooze fest of a Super Bowl as it did last year between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots.

The matchup the league has got between the Chiefs and 49ers has a lot of potential to make us forget about Super Bowl LIII. Make us forget for the better.

Super Bowls can be memorable for a lot of reasons. Thrilling endings to the close ones always seem to have one incredible play that fans will see played back over and over again for decades.

Of course, offensive production is another key to making the championship game entertaining.

The diehard fans will watch no matter what. To get the "I'm just here for the food and commercials" crowd to stay glued to the TV? Scoring points helps.

That offensive potential is certainly there in Super Bowl LIV. The 49ers and Chiefs both finished the 2019 regular season in the top-10 for scoring offense (Kansas City finished seventh, while San Francisco finished eighth.)

Despite 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo not really doing much of anything during the playoffs, San Francisco still put up 27 and 37 points in two postseason matchups.

In the regular season, the 49ers scored 30-plus points in eight games.

Garoppolo will need to do more in Miami, but he won't need to take over for the offense to produce.

It was much of the same for the Chiefs. Kansas City scored at least 30 points in seven games during the regular season.

In the playoffs, they put up 51 points in the blink of an eye against the Houston Texans, only to follow that up Sunday with 35 points against the Tennessee Titans. A Titans defense, by the way, that held Lamar Jackson and the highest scoring Baltimore offense in check just a week before.

Shootouts always get the crowds going, as do star-studded matchups. There are plenty of those coming in two weeks.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City offensive line against a 49ers defensive line that features Nick Bosa, DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead, and Dee Ford should be an incredible battle. 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman going 1-on-1 with Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill will be too.

On the other side, it will be interesting to see if the Kansas City front-seven can have the same success against the run as they did against Titans running back Derrick Henry, who averaged just 3.6 yards per-carry against the Chiefs.

Henry ran for 377 yards the previous two weeks, only to get just 69 yards at Arrowhead Stadium.

It won't get easier for the Chiefs. San Francisco averaged the third-most rushing yards per-game in 2019. Against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game, the 49ers threw for just 77 yards and still blew Green Bay out. All they needed was the ground game, where Raheem Mostert alone ran for 220 yards and four touchdowns.

There are ways this season finale could be disappointing. The 49ers' pass-rush could make life miserable for Mahomes, while Garoppolo continues to play a boring product of quarterback.

However, there are far more scenarios where Super Bowl LIV goes down as another one of the greats.

Somebody did a nice study on NFL ownership in 2009 or so. I'd love to see some more recent numbers, but my guess is that owning a team is still  a pretty good business to be in.

If you happen to be among the real privileged.



http://pirate.shu.edu/~rotthoku/papers/The%20Economics%20of%20NFL%20Team%20Ownership.pdf
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