Doug Garland faces a formidable opponent. As the general manager of stadium experience and technology for the San Francisco 49ers, he competes with the comforts of the living room, where most football fans prefer to park themselves on Sunday. Fast Wi-Fi, affordable snacks, no lines when nature calls.
The Dallas Cowboys’ 24-21 win over the New York Giants yesterday, which snapped a four-game New York win streak and moved Dallas back into a share of its division lead, drew the highest rating of the National Football League season in the nation’s biggest cities.
The New York Giants aren’t only hot, they’ve got good timing: avoiding a player this week some Las Vegas oddsmakers consider the most valuable in the National Football League when it comes to setting point spreads.