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2013 NFL Preseason Power Rankings

If you live in the Chicago area like me and your baseball teams have long fallen out of contention, the start of NFL season can’t come quick enough.  Fortunately, many NFL training camps are set to open in late July and early August.  While a majority of teams have lots of roster questions that need to be answered, many teams are clearly in the running to compete for a Super Bowl, while others will likely be in rebuilding mode.

With that in mind we thought it would be appropriate to break down the top NFL football teams heading into the preseason.  Although a lot can happen (e.g. injuries) between now and the start of the season, below are the teams ranked in order of likelyhood to win Super Bowl XLVIII.

1). San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers nearly won the Super Bowl last year behind 1st year starting QB Colin Kaepernick.  All they did to up their chances was load up on draft picks and sign Ed Reed.  The 9ers have to be the favorite heading into the 2013 season.

2).  Denver Broncos

The Broncos are clearly the class of the AFC.  The stout Denver defense coupled with the addition of Wes Welker and another year  of Peyton Manning should make this team scary good.

3).  Seattle Seahawks

I wasn’t much of a believer in the Seattle Seahawks heading into last season but Pete Carrol has certainly turned around the franchise with the help of Russell Wilson.  Should the Niners suffer a significant injury or falter in anyway expect the Seahawks to be right there with them.

4). Green Bay Packers

You can never count out any team that has all world quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  The NFC is going to be tough this year but the GB Packers should more than be able to hold their own against elite competition- especially if top draft pick Eddie Lacy pans out.

5).  Atlanta Falcons

Call me a doubter of the Atlanta Falcons but I really don’t feel they deserve a spot in the top 5. They do have a high power offense but their defense needs to improve if they are going to go anywhere in the playoffs.

6).  Houston Texans

The Texans really came on last year in large part due to the emergence of defensive lineman JJ Watt.  This young team is certainly on the upswing but still may be a year or two away from getting that ring!

7).  New England Patriots

The Patriots have been the model of consistency over the past decade or so.  As long as Tom Brady is running the show you cannot count out the Pats.  It will be interesting to see what is in the plans for the newly signed Tim Tebow.

8).  Baltimore Ravens

Although the Ravens are the defending Super Bowl Champs, it hard to see the repeating after losing key defensive players like Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.  Anquan Bolden also bolted for San Francisco.  Regardless, the Ravens still have Joe Flaco and

9).  Indianapolis Colts

Many thought the Colts were in for a long rebuilding process after parting ways with Peyton Manning.  That proved not to be the case as quarterback Andrew Luck led them into immediate playoff contention.  If Luck continues to progress this team could be scary!

10).  Chicago Bears

Call me a homer but I like what I see out of new head coach Marc Trestman.  The Bears have never had much of an offense in my lifetime and I am starting to believe things can be different for the Monsters of the Midway.

The best of the rest…

11).  New Orleans Saints

12).  Washington Redskins

13).  New York Giants

14).  Cincinnati Bengals

15).  Minnesota Vikings

16).  Miami Dolphins

17).  St. Louis Rams

18).  Pittsburgh Steelers

19).  Tampa Bay Buccaneers

20).  Dallas Cowboys

21).  Carolina Panthers

22).  Kansas City Chiefs

23).  Detroit Lions

24).  San Diego Chargers

25).  Philadelphia Eagles

26).  Tennessee Titans

27). Cleveland Browns

28).  Oakland Raiders

29).  New York Jets

30).  Arizona Cardinals

31).  Buffalo Bills

32).  Jacksonville Jaguars

One Direction Surges During 2013 U.S. Tour – Tickifieds Top 10

1d tour informationTop Events Week 25 (6/13/2013 to 6/19/2013)

1. One Direction

One Direction has officially kicked off their 2013 US tour and tickets are in as big of demand as ever.  Next up for 1D include tour stops in popular cities like Raleigh, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Boston (Mansfield).

2. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is as hot as ever even though see will be stuck up in Canada during the rest of June.  Ms. Swift will have shows in Winnipeg, Edmonton (2) and Vancouver.

3. Jack Johnson

Surf rocker Jack Johnson recently announced plans for his Fall 2013 From Here To Now To You Tour.  Fans of his chill music are already eager to buy tickets to his shows all schedule for intimate venues.  Popular venues include the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, PA and the E. J. Thomas Hall in Akron, OH

4.  Justin Bieber

It seems Justin Bieber has been in the news for the wrong reasons lately but that has not stopped his fans gobbling up tickets. Next week the Biebs will be in California (San Diego, Los Angeles (2),  and San Jose much to the delight of west coast Beliebers.

5.  Michael Buble

Interest in Michael Buble tickets continues to be strong and steady despite the fact that his 2013 tour doesn’t begin until September.  Buble’s most popular shows include Sunrise Florida, Seattle and Atlanta.

6.  Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs

Man, what an epic NBA finals the Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs series has been.  After the Heat came back and beat the Spurs in game 6, it all comes down to a game 7 showdown in Miami.  The game will happen tomorrow (Thursday 6/20) and will be must see TV unless you are one of the lucky to get a ticket to the game.

7.  Drake

R&B star Drake recently announced his fall 2013 tour that will hit 41 cities  throughout North America.  The ‘Would You Like A Tour?’ tour will help promote his new album Nothing Was The Same due out sometime later this year.  Joining Drake on tour will be Miguel and Future.  Most popular tour stops include Boston and Dallas.

8.  San Francisco 49ers

Not sure why, but the San Francisco 49ers had a really strong week in terms of ticket searches.  Its not secret that the 49ers a probably the early favorites for the Super Bowl, but we are still several weeks away from the opening of training camp.  If this early interest is any indication, 49ers tickets will be one hot item this season!

9.  Justin Timberlake

It’s been a while since we have heard from JT, but Justin Timberlake is still garnering attention with his 2013 Legends of the Summer Tour with Jay Z and his solo 20/20 World  Tour.  His hottest shows include Chicago (Soldier Field), Miami (Sun Life Stadium) and Montreal (Bell Centre)

10.  Blackhawks vs Bruins Stanley Cup Finals

The showdown of these original six teams has lived up to the hype.  Every game has been close thus far and the series is currently tied at 2 games a piece.  Game 5 will be in Chicago on Saturday 6/22 with Game 6 returning to Boston on Monday 6/24.

Taylor Swift gaining on 1D – Tickifieds Top 10

TaylorSwift3Top Events Week 22 (5/22/2013 to 5/28/2013)

1. One Direction

Another week goes by with One Direction kicking everyone’s butts.  With recent announcement of 2014 tour dates don’t expect things to change anytime soon. Really hot right now are tickets to their 2014 concert in Dublin!

2.  Taylor Swift

Miss Swift continues to surge and comes in at an impressive #2 this week.  Although she is still a considerable distance from 1D, if she continues this trend she could surpass the current “kings of tickifieds”.  Popular Taylor Swift concerts include Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston.

3.  Hunter Hayes

The 21 year old country crooner Hunter Hayes has been hot this past week climbing up the charts all the way to #3 this week.  It’s no surprise he is up for several Teen Choice Awards including Top Male Country Artist.  Top Hunter Hayes concerts include 7/18 at the Porter County Fair in Valpo, 8/4 in Costa Mesa and Dayton Ohio on 7/23.

4.  Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings

With the Red Wings head to the NHL Eastern Conference next season, this mark the last time these old rivals will meet in the conference playoffs.  As such, it’s fitting that the Blackhawks have come back from the brink of elimination to force a historic Game 7.

5.  San Antonio Spurs NBA Finals

The San Antonio Spurs are not one of the most popular NBA franchises but that has not stopped them from continuing to win.  Spurs tickets for the 2013 NBA Finals are hot this week as this is probably the last hurrah for this current core of players.  Also, it doesn’t hurt that Spurs NBA Finals tickets are surprisingly affordable.

6. Ke$ha

Fresh on the heels of the debut of her new reality show, her summer 2013 tour with Pit Bull and solo tour this fall, Kesha is hot right now.  Hot concerts right now include Columbus OH,   Atlanta GA and Raleigh NC.

7.  San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers may have lost the Super Bowl but they are odds on favorites to win it all this year.  Fans are excited to see what exciting young QB Colin Kaepernick can do with a full season at the helm of the Jim Harbaugh offense.  Big games include the season opener against the Green Bay Packers, September 22nd against the Indy Colts and Houston Texans on October 6th, 2013.

8.  Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins Eastern Conference Finals

It doesn’t get much better than an Eastern Conference Finals showdown between 2 historic rivals in the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins.  Games 1 and 2 will be played in Pittsburgh with Games 3 and 4 in Boston.  Game 1 is on Saturday June 1st.

9.  Alabama Crimson Tide

College football season seems like an eternity away but that has not stopped Alabama Crimson Tide fans from gobbling up tickets for the 2013 season.  Bama is expected to compete for a national title once again so demand should be strong all year.

10.  Beyonce

Beyonce will be returning to the states to resume her 2013 Ms Carter World Tour.  Popular shows include Brooklyn, Dallas and Washington DC.

This top 10 list is compiled from internal search data from Tickifieds.com and organic traffic from search engines.  Search terms are ranked by using a combination of both sources of search data.

Super Bowl XLVII Closing in on 1D – Tickifieds Top 10

Super Bowl XLVII will feature the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.

Super Bowl XLVII will feature the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.

Are you ready for the 2 week long, non-stop 24 hour media blitz that comes along with the Super Bowl?  Now that the AFC (Baltimore Ravens) and NFC Champions (San Francisco 49ers) have been crowned, the next two weeks will be filled with analysis, story lines, and of course talk of the most watched sporting event in the world – the Super Bowl.  Super Bowl 47 will take place at the Superdome in New Orleans Louisiana on February 3rd. 2013.

Although tickets to the big game are in big time demand and can be hard to get, many ticket brokers and speculators also profit off of the many Super Bowl related events,  Some of the top events this year include Media Day and Taste of the NFL,  in addition to Emeril Lagasse Pre-GameMaxim, Playboy, and Leather and Laces Parties

Top Events Week 3, 2013

1.  One Direction

One Direction is still number one but their grip finally appears to be slipping.  1D is still insanely popular but the gap is cetainly narrowing.

2.  Super Bowl XLVII

Not much of a surprise here as the most watched sporting event in the world comes in at #2 this week.  Super Bowl 47 will feature the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.  Expect demand to be huge for this event during the next 2 weeks.  Also hot are all the Super Bowl Parties including the Leather and Laces, DirecTv and Playboy VIP Events.

3.  Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift holds strong at #3 once again.  Her most popular shows include Columbus Ohio (5/8/2013), L.A. (8/20/2013), and MetLife Stadium (7/13/2013).

4.  Bob Seger

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will be back out on tour in 2013 on their Rock and Roll Never Forgets Tour.  This has been one of the bigger concert announcements of 2013 and should continue to do well throughout the duration of the tour.

5.  Houston Rodeo

The Houston Rodeo falls 1 spot this week but it really isn’t due to any loss of popularity but rather a surge in activity for the Super Bowl.  With the Rodeo only a month away, expect sales to continue to be strong.  For the full HLSR lineup and details check out our previous blog post:  2013 Houston Rodeo Schedule and Lineup!

6.  Chicago Cubs

Fresh off the 2013 Chicago Cubs Convention fans are already starting to think baseball.  Although the Cubs aren’t expected to compete for the NL Central this year they do have an exciting core of young players (Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo, and Jeff Samardzija) who should be fun to watch.  Regardless of how they fare in 2013 fans will still flock to Wrigley Field.

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1D, NFL Playoffs and Rodeo Rocking in the New Year – Tickifieds Top 10

Houston-Rodeo-2013Despite the fact that this is one of the slowest times of the year for ticket sales, Tickifieds is pleased to report record levels of traffic over the past 7 days.  Although, traffic is not quite where it was prior to Google’s infamous “Penguin” update, we are getting really really close to being able to call it a full recovery.  Although One Direction is responsible for a good chunk of traffic, we saw some major gains made by other events.  Most notable of the bunch are the rodeo events (the Houston, San Antonio, and Austin Rodeos) and the NFL Playoffs (AFC and NFC Championship Games).

Even more encouraging is the diversity and depth of keywords that are bringing traffic to our event ticket classifieds.  Many events big and small listed at Tickifieds are again appearing on the first page of the search results within minutes or being listed.  So stay tuned as the Tickifieds Top 10 is about to get even more competitve….watch our One Direction!

Top Events Week 2, 2013

1.  One Direction

One Direction has picking up right where we left them in 2012… at #1.  These young blokes  are taking the nation by storm and the

2. AFC Championship Game

Despite the fact the teams involved were just finalized last night, the 2013 AFC Championship Game catapulted all the way to #2 this week.  This years AFC Championship will feature two of the most popular east coast teams – The New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens.

3. Taylor Swift

After several weeks seemingly cemented in at #2, Taylor Swift slipped one spot to #3 this week.  Tay -Tay fans fear not though as the NFL playoff are only temporary.

4. Houston Rodeo

Just when concert ticket sales take a bit of a lull, the Houston Rodeo comes in to save the day.  If you haven’t yet see the lineup, check out the 2013 HLSR Lineup.

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