Surprise, It’s Time for the Super Bowl 56 Again

The setup for Super Bowl squares is simple. A pool consists of 10 vertical columns and 10 horizontal rows thatched together and numbered from zero to nine. One Super Bowl team gets the columns and the other gets the rows. Each of the 100 squares inside is purchased individually.

How to win
At the end of every quarter, the person whose square corresponds with the second digit of each team’s score wins (for example, a 14–7 score at the end of the first quarter pays out the owner of the square at row 4, column 7). Often, if a square is unowned, you can roll over the money to the next quarter.

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With Super Bowl 56 two weeks away now, and with both championship games out of the way, we have the final two teams remaining for the big game. These two teams combined have a total of 5 players from Florida football, as well as 5 from LSU on the active rosters. The rivalry between SEC competitors is already well noted by fans, however, it continues even at the NFL level on the biggest stage in American football.

They are the games within the big game. Wagering comes in many forms when it comes to the Super Bowl.

One of my favorite plays is Super Bowl squares. The object is to have the square that matches up to the score of the last digit of each team at the end of every quarter and the final score.

The payouts come at the end of each quarter, and the final score. You don’t have to be a football fan to win this contest. Just takes some luck and the right score.

Below is a Super Bowl squares template for this edition of the game — 56 — that will feature the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals on Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium if you want to start your own contest if you haven’t joined many already.

How to play
Each square has a corresponding row and column number. At the end of each quarter, look to see if those two numbers match the end digits of each team’s point total. An example: after the first quarter if it is Rams 10, Bengals 7, then the player with the square that corresponds with 0 for Los Angeles and 7 for Cincinnati is the winner.

These players are split pretty evenly among the teams, with the Bengals having 3 of each and the Rams having 2 of each. The players are some of the biggest playmakers in their respective games as well, the two teams making up 2 of the top 3 receivers on the Rams, and LSU having the QB1 and WR1 on the Bengals. So to cover this, we will give a short summary of the players on each team and their impact thus far.

 

Bengals – 3 LSU – 3 Florida football
LSU football players on the Bengals: QB1 Joe Burrow, WR1 Ja’Marr Chase, DT Tyler Shelvin
The LSU Tigers make up the big-name duo that has gotten the Bengals this far into the playoffs, that being Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase. Burrow has had a phenomenal year coming off an injury in 2020-2021 and has been top 10 this season in passing yards, passing touchdowns, completion % (#1 in QBs with more than 100 attempts), and yards per attempt (#1 in QBs with more than 50 attempts). Then Chase, who is essentially the lock for OROY even prior to the playoffs, has had an absolutely stellar rookie season with 1,455 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns, on top of a pro bowl selection and all-pro second team nomination. Finally, Tyler Shelvin, a rotational defensive end for the Bengals who played in 3 games this season, took 49 snaps.

 

Florida football players on the Bengals: K1 Evan McPherson, Vernon Hargreaves III CB5, and Fred Johnson RT2
The Gators are somewhat less notable on the Bengals, aside from shooter McPherson, the player who got the Bengals to the AFCCG and Super Bowl in the first place with his exceptional kicking ability. It doesn’t get any more clutch than 100% from extra points and field goals in the playoffs, which Evan has done so far, being 12/12 from field goals and 4/4 from the PAT spot. Vernon Hargreaves has been a good depth piece for the Bengals, as has Fred Johnson on his limited snaps, and have both played adequately in their time with the Bengals.

Rams – 2 LSU – 2 Florida football
Florida football players on the Rams: Van Jefferson WR3 & Brandon Powell ST
The two Gators on the Rams have played a large role this season, each in their own right. As mentioned in a previous article, Van has had 802 yards in the regular season in 2021, and 6 touchdowns, on a 56.2% catch rate. Jefferson has been a crucial WR2/3 with the addition of Odell Beckham Jr., and has been a great option for Matthew Stafford to turn to when his first two options are covered. Brandon Powell has been a solid special teams addition for the Rams, hauling in 6 punt returns for 133 yards and a touchdown, as well as 8 kick returns for 208 yards.

 

LSU football players on the Rams: Odell Beckham Jr. WR2 & Andrew Whitworth LT1
The two LSU players remaining in the NFC are two major players for the Rams, firstly being Odell Beckham Jr. The former Cleveland Browns and New York Giants receiver made his move to the Rams after being cut by the Browns, and he has seemingly somewhat returned to form with Los Angeles. Beckham has had 305 yards and 5 touchdowns during the regular season for the Rams, and 236 yards and a touchdown during the playoffs so far. Then Andrew Whitworth, the 40-year-old left tackle from LSU has been phenomenal throughout his whole career for the Rams and finally gets another shot at a Super Bowl title to cap off his immense legacy, most importantly, against his former team in the Bengals.
Two years ago, the Cincinnati Bengals were the NFL’s worst team. Now they’re headed to the Super Bowl to play the Los Angeles Rams — in the Rams’ home stadium.

Bengals beat Mahomes, Chiefs for Super Bowl spot
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Matching the biggest comeback in an AFC championship game, the Bengals rallied from an 18-point hole to stun Kansas City 27-24 in overtime Sunday for their first trip to the big game since the 1988 season. The team that won only two games in 2019, earning them the top overall draft pick that they used on quarterback Joe Burrow, pretty much dominated the Chiefs after the first quarter.

Rookie Evan McPherson made a 31-yard field goal to win it.

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Then the Rams overcame a 10-point second-half deficit and took the NFC crown with a 20-17 victory over San Francisco when Matt Gay made a 30-yard field goal with 1:46 remaining. Los Angeles (15-5) had lost six consecutive times to the 49ers (12-8), but the visitors couldn’t slow All-Pro receiver Cooper Kupp. Safety Jacquiski Tart dropped a certain interception in the fourth quarter that helped LA tie the game.

Kupp finished with 11 catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns.

Guy Fieri is doing something he surprisingly has never done before: appear in a Super Bowl commercial.

The celebrity chef teamed up with Bud Light Seltzer to become the mayor of the Land of Loud Flavors and bring Bud Light Seltzer Hard Soda to the forefront of football fans’ screens.

Fieri told FOX Business in a recent interview that teaming up with Bud Light Seltzer at this time just made sense.

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Chef and television personality Guy Fieri
Chef and television personality Guy Fieri makes his Super Bowl commercial debut. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images / Getty Images)

“I think the Bud Light Seltzer team just happen to be the smartest people. I think they finally got it like, here’s this guy that is all about loud flavor and is the mayor and is the man of the people and that’s what the Bud Light and the Hard Soda team is about. They’re about loud flavor, and they said let’s make this work,” he said.

“When I got the phone call this was going to happen. I really had to make sure nobody was punking me. I was like, ‘Wait, wait, wait is this really happening?’ Because I’m a huge sports fan – huge football fan in particular – and love all the commercials. Especially the Bud Light team has always done the best job of anybody. And I said, ‘OK this is great.’ I already had the seltzers, these hard sodas are coming out. Let’s get into this. So after we had a chance to just meet, it really became this collaboration of like we as chefs when we get together and make recipes or I assume a band would when they make music and this just got out of control.”

In the commercial, fans watching the big game crack open a Bud Light Seltzer Hard Soda when scouts from the Land of Loud Flavors enter through their fridge and hijack their drinks. The group enters through the fridge into the mysterious world to find that the mayor – Fieri – is about to take a sip.

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In the commercial, footballs fans are transported to the Land of Loud Flavors. (Bud Light Seltzer)

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Fieri announces to the world that there’s a “new flavor in town.”

“I’ll tell you what, the residents are off the hook. I mean, that’s the great thing about it and the rivers flow. There’s a statue of me holding a pretzel. Some would say, could you have dreamed that is going to happen? This is actually outside of my bandwidth. I would not have imagined that this would come about,” Fieri told FOX Business.

Chef and television personality Guy Fieri
Guy Fieri is now the mayor of the Land of Loud Flavors. (Bud Light Seltzer)

“And if I’m going to get a chance to do it, I am being put in the best position. Great product, you know, delicious drinks. As mindful as they were making the cola and making the citrus soda and the cherry cola and orange, which is my favorite, but as mindful as they were about that and zero sugar, all those components, they took all those facets (and) did that in the commercial. And that to me was, you go big or you go home and we went big.”

Fieri noted the number of special effects that went into making the commercial.

“It was a lot to learn in terms of how the CGI stuff works and I still don’t understand it,” he said. “But the discipline of how I work and how hard we work and how much we do … There’s no crying in baseball. You gotta stay in the game. I was there early, I left late, took a short break. I didn’t want to be one of those guys are waiting on me, so I’ll just stay on set. Just tell me when you need me next. Every time I pushed to the next level, they were already at that level. It was just awesome.”

Football fans will also have a chance to be in the commercial when it airs on Super Bowl Sunday. Bud Light Seltzer and Fieri are giving one fan a chance to see their name in the commercial by entering the contest through the Bud Light Seltzer Hard Soda website or on social media through Feb. 8

“When fans think Bud Light Seltzer, they think big, bold, loud flavors that are consistently pushing the category and going above and beyond consumer expectation,” Bud Light’s VP of marketing Andy Goeler said in a news release Tuesday. “There’s no more appropriate way to bring fans a taste of our latest innovation, Bud Light Seltzer Hard Soda, than by introducing our new universe ‘Land of Loud Flavors’ on the biggest and loudest stage possible.”

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Super Bowl LVI is set for Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.The collection, which also highlights the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, the Civil Rights era and the modern-day African American experience, opens for general admission with one-hour, self-guided tours on Feb. 23 and will be on display through April.

However, the collection will be available for a sneak peek at Super Bowl 56 to ticketholders on the suite level on Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.

“It really is going to open up a lot of perspectives and a lot of views about African Americans in this country,” said Jason Witt, the Director of Community Engagement at SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. “When we talk about the community partnerships that we want to build, they have to be authentic.”

Meanwhile, Kinsey said his family’s love affair with art began more than 50 years ago with his parents Bernard and Shirley Kinsey and their appreciation for culture and history.

“Some things come from auction, some things come to us through donation but mostly they come from us searching them out through private collections,” Kinsey shared.

Also in the collection is a signed first-edition W.E.B. Du Bois book called “The Souls of Black Folk,” which was published in 1903. Kinsey said the manuscript remains relevant more than 100 years after it was written because it highlights race and ethnicity.

“We have a humble goal as far as people coming through this exhibition or any of our exhibitions and leaving saying ‘I didn’t know that,’” Kinsey revealed.

“We always speak to a process called, learn, use teach. You learn something, you use it in your own life and then you teach others and that’s the simple goal that we want from here that people leave expanded, a little bit more enriched and that it may prompt them to do more research and maybe even collection some of this on their own.”

 

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John W. Davis is a Sports Reporter at the Long Beach Press-Telegram. Based in Long Beach, he has worked on-air in local television markets as a multimedia journalist/news reporter in Orlando, Florida, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Most recently, he has worked as a community-based journalist covering public health, racial justice, homelessness, development, and gentrification in South Los Angeles and Inglewood. He has also spent several years covering the Los Angeles Sparks and the WNBA as a reporter and podcast host. Davis is a graduate of Central Michigan University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast and cinematic arts. He is also a graduate of Syracuse University, where he received a master’s degree in broadcast journalism. Davis is also an adjunct professor at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism.

Tight End

The Rams lost a solid part of their offense as Tyler Higbee exited after 14 snaps on Sunday with a knee injury. This is a situation where the two-week break heading into the Super Bowl is a plus as it gives Higbee the best chance to rest, rehab, and take the field. At this point, Higbee’s status is unclear so it will be one of the bigger injury situations to watch but Kendall Blanton didn’t exactly leave the Rams hanging. The rookie caught five passes for 57 yards on Sunday and figures to have a similar role in the Super Bowl if Higbee’s knee injury keeps him sidelined.

Cincinnati lost C.J. Uzomah early on with a sprained MCL on Sunday and while it’s a good thing that he avoided serious injury; we do have to keep an eye on his status heading into the Super Bowl. The early news reports do appear to be encouraging, but we should get a clearer picture of things the closer it gets to game time. Drew Sample seems to be the biggest beneficiary from a playing time perspective, but there isn’t much to see from a fantasy perspective.

Fans celebrate the Cincinnati Bengals victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, at The Banks in downtown Cincinnati. The Bengals will play the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI.
Moroski said the district typically has Super Bowl Monday off for students, but when the NFL changed its schedule this year, the district’s off days did not align with Super Bowl weekend.

But his request became reality Monday afternoon when CPS administrators sent out a districtwide message to families and staff, complete with the Bengals “Who Dey” chant: “”Who Dey! Who Dey! Who Dey Think Gonna Beat Dem Bengals? Nooooobody!”

“We hope that you enjoy Roaring the Bengals to a win on Sunday and take this time to take pride in our incredible city and amazing football team,” the message reads.

Roger Bacon High School pulled the trigger Sunday night, within an hour of the Bengals’ win against the Kansas City Chiefs that set them on the road to the Super Bowl: no school on Super Bowl Monday.

Principal Steven Schad wrote a note to families and the St. Bernard-based school posted the announcement to Twitter. Soon after, other teachers, parents and students from neighboring school districts started asking if they’d get the same celebratory day off.

Ross Local School District Superintendent Chad Konkle also tweeted Monday that his district will use a calamity day on Feb. 14 “in celebration of the Cincinnati Bengals advancing to the Super Bowl.”

Monroe Superintendent Robert Buskirk was tagged in a similar request Sunday night, and responded with: “Hmmmm…”

 

The 2021 NFL regular season has come to an end and the 2022 postseason is underway. Two teams remain with a chance to win Super Bowl LVI after an exciting Championship Sunday. Teams left in the playoffs include: Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams.

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Get the full NFL playoff schedule for 2022 below including TV channels, kickoff times, how to watch information and more. Plus, check back for final scores, results and analysis for every AFC and NFC playoff game.

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Super Bowl LVI
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams

Date: Sunday, February 13, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET (Coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. ET)
Location: SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California
TV Channel: NBC, Peacock
Halftime show: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar
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2022 NFL Playoff Scores and Results
Championship Round
AFC Championship Game: (4) Cincinnati Bengals at (2) Kansas City Chiefs

Final score: Bengals 27, Chiefs 24 (OT)
Recap: Bengals are headed to the Super Bowl after 27-24 overtime upset of Chiefs
NFC Championship Game: (6) San Francisco 49ers at (4) Los Angeles Rams

Final score: Rams 20, 49ers 17
Recap: Rams defeat 49ers 20-17 to advance to Super Bowl LVI
Related: 2022 NFL Draft order: Bills, Titans, Bucs, Packers get their spots

Divisional Round
Saturday, January 22
(4) Cincinnati Bengals at (1) Tennessee Titans

Final score: Bengals 19, Titans 16
Recap: Bengals advance to AFC Championship Game with 19-16 win over Titans
(6) San Francisco 49ers at (1) Green Bay Packers

Final score: 49ers 13, Packers 10
Recap: 49ers knock off Packers in 13-10 win at Lambeau Field
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Sunday, January 23
(4) Los Angeles Rams at (2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Final score: Rams 30, Buccaneers 27
Recap: Rams beat Buccaneers in NFL playoff classic
Related: Tom Brady is retiring from the NFL

(3) Buffalo Bills at (2) Kansas City Chiefs

Final score: Chiefs 42, Bills 36 (OT)
Recap: Travis Kelce’s overtime touchdown hands Chiefs stunning 42-36 win
Super Wild Card Weekend
Saturday, January 15
(5) Las Vegas Raiders at (4) Cincinnati Bengals

Final score: Bengals 26, Raiders 19
Recap: Bengals end long playoff drought with 26-19 win over Raiders
(6) New England Patriots at (3) Buffalo Bills

Final score: Bills 47, Patriots 17
Recap: Bills dominate Patriots 47-17 to open playoff run
Sunday, January 16
(7) Philadelphia Eagles at (2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Final score: Buccaneers 31, Eagles 15
Recap: Buccaneers begin their title defense with destruction of Eagles
(6) San Francisco 49ers at (3) Dallas Cowboys

Final score: 49ers 23, Cowboys 17
Recap: 49ers hold on for dramatic 23-17 upset of Cowboys
READ MORE: Final play for Cowboys was failure of coaching and execution

(7) Pittsburgh Steelers at (2) Kansas City Chiefs

Final score: Chiefs 42, Steelers 21
Recap: Chiefs advance with dominant 42-21 victory over Steelers
Monday, January 17
(5) Arizona Cardinals at (4) Los Angeles Rams

The Los Angeles Rams are headed to the Super Bowl for the fifth time in franchise history after a stunning comeback victory over the San Francisco 49ers during Sunday’s NFC Championship Game.

The Rams will have the home field advantage when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, though they will technically be considered the “visiting team” in the game.

Los Angeles has far more experience in the playoffs and on the big stage, but the Bengals, who last appeared in a Super Bowl during the 1988 season, will no doubt put up a fight to be able to claim the Lombardi Trophy for the first time in team history.

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Read below for a breakdown of the Rams’ Super Bowl history.

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New England Patriots Dont’a Hightower (54) and Trey Flowers (98) in action, tackle vs. Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff (16) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
New England Patriots Dont’a Hightower (54) and Trey Flowers (98) in action, tackle vs. Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff (16) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (John W. McDonough /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)

The Rams defeated the Dallas Cowboys 30-22 in the divisional round before upsetting the No. 1 seed New Orleans Saints 26-23 in overtime in the NFC Championship Game to secure the franchise’s fourth Super Bowl appearance.

Led by then-33-year-old head coach Sean McVay, the youngest coach to ever make it to the big stage, the Rams boasted a 13-3 record in the regular season with third-year quarterback Jared Goff under center.

Facing the New England Patriots in a rematch of Super Bowl 36, the Rams’ offense was shut out in the first half of the game, with Tom Brady and favorite targets Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman doing little more to score on their end.

The score stood at 3-0 with New England leading going into the second half. A field goal late in the third would get the Rams on the board, but the Patriots would win the game 13-3 for what would be the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in NFL history.

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SUPER BOWL XXXVI (2001-2002 SEASON)
Ricky Proehl #87 and Isaac Bruce #80 of St. Louis Rams celebrates after Proehl scored a touchdown against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome on Feb. 3, 2002 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Patriots won the game 20-17.
Ricky Proehl #87 and Isaac Bruce #80 of St. Louis Rams celebrates after Proehl scored a touchdown against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome on Feb. 3, 2002 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Patriots won the game 20-17. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Just two seasons after winning their first championship, the Rams found themselves back in the Super Bowl with a 14-2 record, leading the league in both scoring and total yards.

With league MVP quarterback Kurt Warner leading the way, the Rams had one of the most intimidating offenses at the time, including legendary running back Marshall Faulk, who had been named NFL Offensive Player of the Year for the third season in a row.

The Patriots were the clear underdogs heading into Super Bowl 36, with second-year quarterback Tom Brady named as the starter over Drew Bledsoe, who suffered a serious injury in Week 2.

The Rams were on the board first but by halftime, Brady shocked the world as the Patriots headed to the locker rooms with a 14-3 lead. The Rams climbed back late in the fourth to tie the game at 17 all, but with just under two minutes remaining, Brady drove the ball down the field into Rams’ territory for Adam Vinatieri to win the game on a 48-yard field goal.

SUPER BOWL XXXIV (1999-2000 SEASON)
Rear view of St. Louis QB Kurt Warner (13) victorious on field after winning game vs Tennessee Titans at Georgia Dome. Atlanta, GA
Rear view of St. Louis QB Kurt Warner (13) victorious on field after winning game vs Tennessee Titans at Georgia Dome. Atlanta, GA (Photo by John W. McDonough /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)

After an embarrassing 30-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the conference championships the last time they were in the playoffs (1989), the Rams defeated the Minnesota Vikings 49-37 in the divisional round and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11-6 in the NFC Championship Game to appear in the franchise’s second Super Bowl.

Having only played one NFL game the year before, Warner wowed the sports community by throwing 4,353 yards for 41 touchdowns and 13 touchdowns, taking the Rams from a 4-12 team to a 13-3 powerhouse.

The Rams dominated the Titans, going up 16-0 in the third quarter before Tennessee managed a touchdown and a failed 2-point conversion. The score was enough to build their momentum to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, but Isaac Bruce’s 73-yard touchdown on the following play would be the game-winner.

The Rams won the game 23-16.

SUPER BOWL XIV (1979-1980 SEASON)
Terry Bradshaw #12 of the Pittsburgh Steelers turns to hand the ball off to a running back against the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl XIV on January 20, 1980 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The Steelers won the Super Bowl 31-19.
Terry Bradshaw #12 of the Pittsburgh Steelers turns to hand the ball off to a running back against the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl XIV on January 20, 1980 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The Steelers won the Super Bowl 31-19. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

The Rams’ first Super Bowl appearance came after a lackluster season that saw the team go 9-7. With the loss of quarterback Pat Haden, the Rams defeated the Cowboys 21-19 to advance to the conference championships where they shut out the Buccaneers, 9-0.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were the favorites to win, making a second consecutive trip to the Super Bowl and their fourth in six seasons. With quarterback Terry Bradshaw under center and the “Steel Curtain” defense at its prime, the Rams were facing an uphill battle.

Los Angeles surprisingly put up a fight, keeping a lead in the second and fourth quarter, but the Steelers put up two more scores to win the game 31-19.

Paulina Dedaj is a Digital Reporter for Fox News and Fox Business. Follow Paulina Dedaj on Twitter at @PaulinaDedaj. If you’ve got a tip, you can email Paulina at Paulina.Dedaj@fox.com

 

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