How Marshawn Lynch’s ‘Beast Quake,’ which just turned 10, helped prepare scientists for actual earthquakes

"Некоторые люди думают, что будyт счaстливы, если пеpeедут в дpугое место, а потом оказывается: куда бы ты ни поeхал, ты берёшь с собoй себя." Нил Гейман ©

SEATTLE — «The crowd is silent now, as opposed to when the Saints have the ball,» NBC broadcaster Tom Hammond said, before more than 66,000 fans refuted that fact. It was Jan. 8, 2011, and the 7-9 Seahawks led the 11-5 Saints, 34-30, with 3:40 left in the NFC wild-card game. At a supposedly silent Qwest Field in Seattle, Matt Hasselbeck took a snap at his own 33-yard line, turned and handed the ball to Marshawn Lynch. Amid a morass of broken tackles, the «Beast Quake» was born. Lynch — a 215-pound, 24-year-old torpedo — laid waste to New Orleans’ defensive line, burrowing through Scott Shanle …

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