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Bart Scott to Jets fans: Get off your iPads and get loud

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Jets linebacker Bart Scott thinks the team’s new stadium — and its higher ticket prices — has replaced the team’s loud, blue-collar fans with quiet, white-collar fans. And Scott thinks it’s time to change that.

“I think the last stadium was a lot louder and maybe some of the die-hard fans can’t afford tickets any more,” Scott said. “We have to challenge the people that’s in the stadium now to get off their iPads and tweets and represent the stadium and get loud and make it a home-field advantage for us.”

Scott said that last year he felt like the fans in the new stadium were too quiet, although he also said he thinks the players were at least partially to blame for that.

“I don’t think it was one of the louder stadiums last year,” Scott said. “We have to do a better job of keeping them excited and making sure they are loving what they are seeing on the field.”

And if the players do their part, Scott doesn’t want to look up into the stands and see anyone tweeting about it.

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  1. 6the6ringedsteelerslolatyouremptylittletrophycase7 says: Sep 10, 2011 10:53 AM

    Didn’t he mean get off your high horse?

  2. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Sep 10, 2011 10:53 AM

    #CantWait

  3. lukeb5301 says: Sep 10, 2011 10:57 AM

    Maybe if the owners would lower the prices, us true fans could go to these games….

  4. buddybowl69 says: Sep 10, 2011 10:59 AM

    All the fans were quietly admiring each other’s feet.

  5. cakemixa says: Sep 10, 2011 11:02 AM

    The Jets sure do have some “special” players, don’t they?

  6. jstorm6 says: Sep 10, 2011 11:04 AM

    If you want the fans to get pumped up bring in Tebow! Have him give Mark the ol dirty sanchez.

  7. badphish24 says: Sep 10, 2011 11:12 AM

    Thats what happened at Lucas Oil Stadium. The fans thought they were watching golf. I got yelled at for standing why the colts were on D. My boss got kicked out for being to “loud”. I heard many people say why wont he just sit down its not even the 4th quarter yet. I was a season ticket holder for 6 years. I went to 2 games at LOS. Ill never go back. RCA dome was all bleachers up top. Very close very friendly very rowdy. Then the new stadium prices went up they split us all up. Its terrible what the new stadiums did.

  8. section230 says: Sep 10, 2011 11:13 AM

    As a jet season ticket holder who doesn’t own an iPad all I can say is: maybe it’s time to play better during the regular season instead of run run pass punt and then we’ll cheer as load as you want. Just shot but and play.

  9. h3min1230 says: Sep 10, 2011 11:16 AM

    Jets Fans To Bart Scott: Get off your ass and go make a play

  10. oscojoe says: Sep 10, 2011 11:16 AM

    First you need to give the jets fans something to cheer about; like winning a division or something!!!

  11. jacunn2000 says: Sep 10, 2011 11:18 AM

    Love me some Bart, but I hope Dallas beats that A55!!!

  12. deanvernonwormer says: Sep 10, 2011 11:19 AM

    I’m always amazed at the Jerks who post on this website. Rex Ryan has a big mouth??? LOL

  13. sooogone says: Sep 10, 2011 11:22 AM

    PSL= Please be Silent, Losers.

  14. patpatriotagain says: Sep 10, 2011 11:28 AM

    good – you guys finally get the foxboro experience. it’s not the fans fault, and it’s not the high prices. it’s the fact that you get luxury boxes right next to the field, and when it gets cold they go underneath to stay warm, leaving the front rows empty. The noisy crowd is now another 30 yards away from the players.

  15. mumakata says: Sep 10, 2011 11:31 AM

    Laughing at barrrrrrrrrrttt. Like a Jets fan could even spell iPad.

  16. njdevil7 says: Sep 10, 2011 11:32 AM

    I was at the Jets-Houston game, and I was in the upper seats, and it wasn’t as loud as I anticipated – Scott is right.

  17. illogic87 says: Sep 10, 2011 11:33 AM

    I just read this from my IPAD…

  18. quadryismail says: Sep 10, 2011 11:34 AM

    Is there anything more douchey than a Jets fan?

  19. mdpickles says: Sep 10, 2011 11:36 AM

    Same thing happened in Philly, except eliminating some of the blue-collar was a good thing. And most of the season ticket holders around us sell their tickets for extra $$. << That's not being a die-hard. I can see where Bart is coming from. CAN'T WAIT for tomorrow!!

  20. runtheball says: Sep 10, 2011 11:37 AM

    Maybe if they didn’t pay the players so much money, the tickets would be cheaper. Shut up and play.

  21. august1969 says: Sep 10, 2011 11:37 AM

    Its true. Going to games sucks now.

  22. nehasrealsports says: Sep 10, 2011 11:37 AM

    Bart Scott has the loudest mouth in new york it’s hard to compete with that bartty… Come to gillette well show u how real fans get down

  23. brutus9448 says: Sep 10, 2011 11:39 AM

    i guess only the jets fans would be using their IPads as a cushion.

  24. melikefootball says: Sep 10, 2011 11:43 AM

    REMEMBER as to God-del as well as players WE CARE about the FANS…article says it all.

  25. citizenstrange says: Sep 10, 2011 11:44 AM

    I think that Jets fans just grew complacent after winning the Super Bowl the last couple of years. They don’t have the “Eye of the Tiger” anymore.

  26. sirsupersouthern says: Sep 10, 2011 11:49 AM

    Owners can’t simply lower ticket prices, they’re on the hook to pay out the salary floor minimum. Even if Bart Scott offered to take a large pay-cut in an effort to lower ticket prices, the money he would give up would HAVE to be spent elsewhere so he’d be hurting himself and helping no one.

    The problem in NY/J is Mark GQ Sanchez. Rex Ryan can’t admit he made a huge mistake on the guy so they’re stuck with a liability at QB. The rest of the squad is solid as they come…

  27. sdboltaction says: Sep 10, 2011 11:50 AM

    Basically if you’re on your Android pad you’re okay. Just not the ipad.

  28. ampats says: Sep 10, 2011 11:52 AM

    First the HC begging fans via phone messages to show up and be loud.

    Now the players.

    This is the NYJets franchise,

    42 years and counting

    I think he means you, nyjalleffinday, rexcancoach,ny82jy, robster et al

    hahaha

  29. afc22 says: Sep 10, 2011 11:52 AM

    It’s definitely the new stadiums. Teams think this antiseptic state of the art cavern with fake football fans is the way to go….until game time rolls around then they realize they just made a deal with the devil.

    The Packers did it right. I went to Lambeau once and they have the best food court but other than that it’s all old school. People piled into bleacher seating so they can pack more in, and they don’t move everyone 25 yards back from the sideline.

    Owners wake up

  30. chuxtah says: Sep 10, 2011 11:53 AM

    I’ll be there. Hopefully it’s quiet. Go Cowboys!

  31. backindasaddle says: Sep 10, 2011 11:55 AM

    Does Bart ever shut up? Bart strikes me as a guy that if he didn’t have football as an outlet for his aggression and frustrations would be a real SOB to be around.

  32. hedphurst says: Sep 10, 2011 12:01 PM

    Maybe Bart Scott should realize that the higher prices and fewer blue-collar season ticket-holders is pretty closely tied with the higher wages he and his contemporaries are enjoying. If you want more lower-middle class fans at the game, the players are going to have to take pay cuts. Never gonna happen.

    Here’s the solution: create an official NFL Fan Noise app, so those quiet fans can make noise without straining their weak vocal chords.

  33. scudbot says: Sep 10, 2011 12:08 PM

    MDS’s post purge finger needs a long vacation.

  34. jpres2001ss says: Sep 10, 2011 12:09 PM

    Shut up Bart

  35. ny82jy says: Sep 10, 2011 12:10 PM

    As a jets fans ive been to both stadiums and the new one doesnt even come close to the last one. The owners have lost the home field advantage by jacking up the prices. It really pisses me off, but in the past few years when rex or the players have called on the crowd they have responded. Should be interesting to see Sunday.

  36. billsfaninmiami says: Sep 10, 2011 12:12 PM

    Yeah – thats the thing that stuck me about the strike / lock-out; we-the-people are still fuct.

    Billions in TV revenue and it costs us mucho dinero to get tix to the game – the $hit ones the corporate people don’t own, $30 to park, $10 for a cup of beer (even tho Buttwiper pays sponsorship $$$ to the teams), etc.

    StubHub makes a killing from selling season tix as individual tix for margin.

    It’s whats wrong with pro sports.
    The common fan got left behind.

  37. jjljr says: Sep 10, 2011 12:36 PM

    of COURSE it’s quieter in the new stadium than in the old one. same thing happened at Foxboro. the (non-dome) new stadiums are primarily built to have as many club seats as possible. these seats are almost-exclusively purchased by corporations & used as “business” functions. the second primary motivation in stadium construction is size to maximize the number of seats sold. this requires placing the seats much-further from the field. couple that with the fact that these are also really expensive tickets, purchased mostly by corporations, the loud/rowdy fans are now forced to the top of the stadium, where the sound doesn’t affect the play.

    Joe Six Pack would love to buy good seats, so he could scream his lungs out at every game — but Joe needs to pay the mortgage & feed the kids. so for the price of one pair of tickets, he installed a 55-inch Mitsubishi & surround-sound speakers in the living room. it’s not the same as going to the game, but over the course of the season, he’s a few-grand ahead. now, if Bart Scott & the rest of the NFL players would take a 65% pay cut … actually, that wouldn’t get it done, becuz as long as the fans are willing to pay $150/ticket, that’s what the owners will charge.

    sorry folks, but this is real simple — don’t go to NFL games. everything about an NFL game is built-around the TV experience … there’s more TV-timeout time than actual game play in every game. I love watching NFL games (seriously — I see all four each weekend) but why anyone buys a ticket to an NFL game, unless you can deduct the cost as a business expense, is beyond me.

  38. steelerfan999 says: Sep 10, 2011 12:36 PM

    THATS BECAUSE THIER WILL BE MORE COWBOY FANS THAN JET FANS IN THIER STADIUM?

  39. bnwpnw says: Sep 10, 2011 12:36 PM

    Makes me appreciate Qwest… er, CenturyLink. One of the best gameday experiences in the NFL. Modern stadium, comfy (mostly covered) seats, outdoor environment, CRAZY crowd (from the article, I’m guessing Jets fans don’t cause too many earthquakes), and right downtown instead of in some suburban or industrial sacrifice zone surrounded by a moat of parking lots.

    CAN’T WAIT!

  40. nyjalleffingday says: Sep 10, 2011 12:46 PM

    Bart has it right, the introduction of PSLs alienated the fans that made the old stadium roar on sundays. Everytime I go to Metlife now its full with the type of quiet corporate scum that generally attend Giants games.

  41. dlk47823 says: Sep 10, 2011 12:48 PM

    AMPATS- With 1 playoff win in the past 3 seasons, you don’t have much to talk about….

  42. nyjalleffingday says: Sep 10, 2011 12:49 PM

    @ampats

    Oh, the irony of a fandom being questioned by a New England sports fan, the most fickle of all sports fans. Who was under center before Bledsoe, again?

  43. t16rich says: Sep 10, 2011 1:01 PM

    Jets fans to Bart Scott. “tell your defensive lineman to get off their butt, and get a pass rush.”

  44. eaglesblow says: Sep 10, 2011 1:03 PM

    “I don’t know why they’d be here. They’re coming into our stadium. It’s probably not recommended that you wear Cowboys stuff, I would think.” – dbag Rex Ryan, apparently trying to incite violence against Cowboy fans.

  45. habsman says: Sep 10, 2011 1:06 PM

    Do what Indy does, pipe it in!

  46. backindasaddle says: Sep 10, 2011 1:10 PM

    nyjalleffingday says:
    Sep 10, 2011 12:46 PM
    Bart has it right, the introduction of PSLs alienated the fans that made the old stadium roar on sundays. Everytime I go to Metlife now its full with the type of quiet corporate scum that generally attend Giants games.
    *************************************************************************

    “Corporate scum”

    Wow. Am I reading, frustration, jealousy and envy here? Or are you just a union member?

  47. CKL says: Sep 10, 2011 1:15 PM

    jjljr says: Sep 10, 2011 12:36 PM
    ________________________
    Not going to copy/paste your whole post but it was SO right. Pats even had a tough time selling tickets for their playoff game vs Ravens IIRC. Lots of Ravens fans at that one I believe. As a Pats fan that was disappointing. And probably because they got good deals that made it hard for them to pass up the short trip there. When teams that are consistently competitive have a tough time getting PLAYOFF games sold out, that tells me there is a real problem.

    When you have a cushy atmosphere and the resulting price tag, that’s the type of people you will get more of. If you have an old school stadium that’s about fans rooting for their teams while possibly “enduring” less than 5 star hotel type luxury (I put “enduring” in quotes because to me places like Soldier Field and Lambeau are the REAL types of stadiums) instead ones who enjoy fluff and “seeing & being seen”, you’ll get more of those type of fans.

    There’s a reason the stadium experience and fans are more old school in places like Chi & GB which do not have new stadiums.

    Places like NE and NY where fans ALREADY have ridiculous commutes, parking situations, etc. just to get to and from the game make it even more apparent that actual fans WILL undergo travails to see their team provided it’s a “real” experience and even on the edge of affordability.

  48. illiniftw says: Sep 10, 2011 1:19 PM

    But if enough people don’t buy the $150 tickets the game gets blacked out… So at $15/hr I can spend 1/4 of my weekly check to watch a game every week? Sorry but as much as I love football I still have other bills to pay

  49. gixrider says: Sep 10, 2011 1:32 PM

    Here’s the solution: create an official NFL Fan Noise app, so those quiet fans can make noise without straining their weak vocal chords.

    ________________________________

    Best line of the day thus far! LMAO!!!

  50. rectumnearlykilledem says: Sep 10, 2011 1:42 PM

    Haha. Jet fans – what a joke. This is the same organization that had to have their coach call season ticket holders (via auto-dialer) two years ago and begged fans to show up and make noise. Then last year they get called out by their players and coach because everybody leaves in the third quarter. Now this…hysterical. What a joke of a fanbase. It’s embarrassing. And don’t give me the “they sell out every game” crap. There are over 18 million people in the NY Metro area alone. Pathetic bandwagoner, plain and simple.

  51. dasboat says: Sep 10, 2011 1:43 PM

    Tell Bart to choose between 1) quiet, white-collar fans paying $200/seat; or 2) loud, blue-collar fans paying $100/seat.

  52. wcdunkenfield says: Sep 10, 2011 2:36 PM

    There’s a very easy fix to getting more fan participation and noise in the stadium: lower the beer prices and keep selling during the 4th quarter.

    I guar-an-damn-tee more fan noise…

  53. nyjalleffingday says: Sep 10, 2011 2:47 PM

    @backindasaddle

    Maybe frustration at the fact that real fans like me get screwed out of seats because I don’t have an extra arm and leg to pay for a license just for the right to purchase tickets, and as a result, those same seats being filled by people in a suit and tie who’d rather discuss the status of their 401k’s instead of the game THEY PAID TO ATTEND.

    When Fireman Ed would raise his arms to quiet the crowd to start the chant in the old stadium, you could hear a pin drop. Then when he started the chant, you could hear “J-E-T-S” for miles away. It’s clear to anybody that it’s not the same in the new stadium and the fact that tickets for games can go for as high as $300 is without a doubt a cause for that.

  54. mikep363839 says: Sep 10, 2011 3:02 PM

    Bart Scott just being ignorant like always

  55. managod777 says: Sep 10, 2011 3:06 PM

    I agree…the Giants fanbase was not as abrasive as it was in Giants Staduim. We all know the NFL is all about the money…even allowing the players to wear shoes and gloves tomorrow as long as they’re provided by a sponsor. M-O-N-E-Y! Not about fans, not about players!

  56. derekjetersmansion says: Sep 10, 2011 3:09 PM

    TV money pays the players, for the most part. That’s how the owners actually make a profit.

    The new Eagles stadium isn’t as bad as the other new stadiums.

    The Jets also have no fans.

  57. ampats says: Sep 10, 2011 3:42 PM

    dlk487,

    Team of the decade! We have alot to talk about. And for the morons who want to bring up playoff losses, the Patriots have rebuilt their team while winning 10 or more game every season while doing it.

    nyalleffinday,

    Zo Zo baby! Scotty Zolak,fear the turtle! I was one of the 15,000 fans that went to games when they were 2-14. Actually I remember my friend got patted down one game and he had a bottle on him and they took his ticket away. He went outside the stadium and bought another ticket for $20 and came through a different gate.

    I think there are plenty of jets bandwagon fans as how many of the “jet fans” were fans when Rich Kotite was the HC? Remember those days?Probably were GMen fans back then

  58. lilrob10201 says: Sep 10, 2011 3:45 PM

    mumakata says:
    Sep 10, 2011 11:31 AM
    Laughing at barrrrrrrrrrttt. Like a Jets fan could even spell iPad.

    ———————————————-
    I am sure if Jets fans can spell Jets then I am sure that they can spell Ipad.

  59. dirtdawg55 says: Sep 10, 2011 3:45 PM

    Heinz Field is plenty loud. But they have real fans there. Not pretend ones like the Jets do. Come to think of it, every stadium I have seen the Steelers play in is plenty loud. Seems those blue collar fans have no problems supporting their team or making noise, even when it is in a rival’s stadium hundreds of miles away.

  60. balzosteel says: Sep 10, 2011 4:00 PM

    This Packers fan here agrees with the lack of heart of most Jets fans. You see, too many of you “Coasties” show up to games in tortoise shelled wayfarers, man purses, skinny jeans and two sizes too small kelly green polos with the collar popped….claimin’ you’re fans. HA! If you wore that to Lambeau, you’d be liable to get your ass kicked!

  61. bigbluefan1 says: Sep 10, 2011 4:24 PM

    High Ticket prices high player paychecks and lets not forget the Blue collar union slobs that built the place and who also get paid way to much.

    To the guy who calls those who sit in club seats crop scum thank you

    Remember with out us there are no blue collar jobs us corp scum hire you
    So excuse us if we do not want to rub elbows with you and your bleach blond bimbo women

    Have a nice day
    Giants rule Jets suffer

  62. nepatriots128154 says: Sep 10, 2011 4:44 PM

    @dlk47823

    The last time you guys won the Super Bowl the moon landing had yet to happen. Can it.

  63. backindasaddle says: Sep 10, 2011 6:00 PM

    nyjalleffingday says:
    Sep 10, 2011 2:47 PM
    @backindasaddle

    Maybe frustration at the fact that real fans like me get screwed out of seats because I don’t have an extra arm and leg to pay for a license just for the right to purchase tickets, and as a result, those same seats being filled by people in a suit and tie who’d rather discuss the status of their 401k’s instead of the game THEY PAID TO ATTEND.

    When Fireman Ed would raise his arms to quiet the crowd to start the chant in the old stadium, you could hear a pin drop. Then when he started the chant, you could hear “J-E-T-S” for miles away. It’s clear to anybody that it’s not the same in the new stadium and the fact that tickets for games can go for as high as $300 is without a doubt a cause for that.
    ******************************************************************

    No no….I get that. I fully understand your point and agree with it. What I don’t get is why you generically refer to them as “corporate scum” as if they’re some sort of despicable, sub-human, vile, evil creatures that are trying to eat little children. They’re people just like the rest of us….your fellow New Yorkers/New Jersey-ers. Might be your brother-in-law, might be your neighbor, might be your cousin etc….

    “corporate scum”?????…….I don’t get THAT.

  64. nyjalleffingday says: Sep 10, 2011 6:13 PM

    @bigbluefan

    Ah, and to defend the corporate scum that frequents Giants games comes none other than… corporate scum that frequents Giants games. And I’m going to be point blank; if you can’t muster the brainpower to spell the word “blonde” or even use the most basic of punctuation, I highly doubt you’re in any position of power. Most likely, you’re just a butthurt Giants fan. Either way, it’s not about the guys in the boxes, it’s about the guys who SHOULD be in the boxes, taking the seats that the die-hards had occupied for decades before that. A football game is not a place for you to grab a drink and chat it up with your friends, you go to root on the team.

    @ampats

    I knew I could count on you to answer that question, old timer! :)

  65. nyjalleffingday says: Sep 10, 2011 6:28 PM

    @backindasaddle

    Of course not, but I’m talking about big-wigs, not regular people with an office job. To illustrate my point further, I got tickets to a game last year, and a few rows in front of me sat 2 incredibly overweight older men putting down beers in suits and loafers. They only paid attention to the game where the crowd roared for touchdowns, and it was in passing to see what all the commotion was about. I personally know plenty of fans who lost their seats to this type of “fan.” It’s just sad to see this wonderful sport become all about the benjamins, I guess.

  66. dienavinjohnson says: Sep 10, 2011 6:35 PM

    Ampats said “I remember my friend got patted down one game and he had a bottle on him and they took his ticket away. He went outside the stadium and bought another ticket for $20 and came through a different gate.”

    Your friend got ripped off! The going rate for tickets pre 1993 was $15 bucks in the parking lot. (Face value was $25 for most seats in Foxborough Stadium at that time.) I used to go to every single game and scalp my seats in the parking lot. I remember one guy trying to sell me his $43 face value company seats and I offered him $15 bucks. He said “cmon man, these seats are right on the 50 yard line.” I replied, “you haven’t been to a game lately have you? They’re ALL on the 50 yard line!” The Pats killed the Jets that day in a driving rain storm. Scott Zolak led the offense over a Browning Nagle led Jets team.

    Ampats, Zolak only started 4 games for the Pats. Hugh Millen was the starter before Bledsoe. Zolak only started those 4 games because Millen was hurt. He did win 2 of them though. Our only 2 wins that year. The legend of Broadway Zo had been launched.

    Finally, it pains me to say this, the Jets fans are not to blame for the quiet of the new stadium. The same thing has been documented at all of the new mega-stadiums. The combination of distance from the field for the stands (they’re 20 feet further away at Gillette than they were at Foxborough), The prime seats being reserved for club seats (which causes empty seats after the half because the club is way more comfortable in the cold or heat), and the rowdy fans being banished to the upper decks, where they can’t even be heard, has all made the new stadiums quieter. I’ve had my season tickets since 1993, and I’m getting to the point where it’s not worth $8000 a year for my 4 seats. It’s cheaper to just scalp a few games a year and save the rest of my money.

    One other thing about corporate seats. We are all subsidizing those seats. Businesses can write off half the cost of their tickets as entertainment expense. So, in a twisted way, we all pay more taxes to make up for the tax write-off that these corporations get on tickets (and meals, and lodging.) Those are facts. I pay $8000 and the plumber next to me pays $4000 so he can “entertain” clients (who seem to look a lot like his wife and 2 sons and are there every week.)

  67. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 10, 2011 7:03 PM

    How anyone doesn’t agree with him is laughable. I was there for the grand opening when we beat the Panthers. Most longtime fans were not there like they were in the old 324 section. It’s not nearly as loud. Teams used to fear coming here, especially once it got cold.

  68. bigbluefan1 says: Sep 10, 2011 8:50 PM

    nyjalleffingday

    Just a little FYI for you may not spell all that well but I do have 130 people working for me in the company that I started and built and when I need to send an important letter I pay someone to make sure its right.

    And yes I sit in a nice club seat that I write off those seats are tools of my trade just as a hammer is to union scum.

    And most importantly just because I am corp scum does not mean I am not a fan of the team where is it written that football is a blue collar sport? If it was a blue collar sport they would not spend billions to build stadiums and get billions and billions in ad money each year.

    Dont hate us just load up the mini van or go sit in your blowup pool.

    While I sit in the lexus club enjoying a nice drink at the bar and watch the game.

  69. nyjalleffingday says: Sep 11, 2011 1:35 AM

    @bigblue

    …or, more likely you’ll continue to sit in your parents basement sipping mountain dew, popping your zits in a mirror.

  70. bigbluefan1 says: Sep 11, 2011 9:32 AM

    nyjalleffingday

    Hell of a come back

    No unlike you I can afford my high priced club seats

    And we all know the truth
    Jets fans are folks who could not get Giants tickets.

    My nice VIP parking right next to the gate my nice club area and walls around the cheap seats

    Don’t hate us because you wasted your life while others made something of themselves

  71. nyjalleffingday says: Sep 11, 2011 11:58 AM

    @bigblue

    Unlike you, I feel no need to lie about my place in the world on a football blog. In the very unlikely event that what you’re saying is true, it just goes to show that money can’t buy you a brain. Your posts reek of a bitter Giants fan who couldn’t take being insulted, or his team being second rate.

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