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Top 10 Rookies to Watch this NFL Season

There is electricity in the air!  The NFL Draft is well in the past, training camp is inching ever nearer, and a clearer picture is being painted of NFL Football Rookies rankings for 2013.  The group of rookies from last year, were incredible, to say the least, and it’s exciting to think what they could do in the upcoming year.

Clearly these rankings can change as training camp/offseason news is made, rosters are creates and injuries happen.

As stated before, last year’s Rookies saw the most rookie quarterbacks land in the top 12 positions by season’s end, and three rookie running backs end up scoring loads of touchdowns which ranks them among the top 10 rookies over the past 10 years.

Top 10  Football Rookies For 2013 by Tickifieds

1. Montee Ball, RB, Denver

If Ball becomes a starter, he will come upon tough defense to halt the pass during most of the game.  He’s one to watch.

2. Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay

While Lacy looks great on paper, he has some not great points of interest.  He recently had toe surgery and it’s pretty well known that he has attitude issues. These points make for not such a great team player and might not do as well this season.  The Packers also the have Johnathan Franklin in their back pocket too.

3. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston

Head coach Gary Kubiak, made a comparison between Hopkins and former Broncos WR Rod Smith. He will work closely with Johnson, and act as his protégé, as he hopes to outshine fellow defense WR Andre Johnson.

4. Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis

Stacy was a a fifth-round pick for the Rams in the 2013 NFL Draft, but Isaiah Pead and Daryl Richardson and still the frontrunners.

5.  Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo

Woods will be going through a lesser version of what fellow teammate Hopkins takes on. Unfortunately, Stevie Johnson cannot compare to Andre Johnson, and Woods’ outcome is linked to Manuel’s most likely.

6. Markus Wheaton, WR, Pittsburgh

Since Mike Wallace left for Miami, the Steelers had an extra wide receiver spot to fill. They already have starters in Brown and Sanders, but they plan to use Wheaton in the slot and in the backfield.

7. Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona

Ellington has been compared to fellow Clemson player C.J. Spiller.  He is a great addition Mendenhall and Williams with regards to speed and cutting.

8. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City

There is a plan in place by the Chiefs move Kelce out and line him up in several spots, but he has direct competition with free-agent signee Anthony Fasano and Moeaki.

9. Johnathan Franklin, RB, Green Bay

Franklin had the potential for being a top-three rookie running back had Lacy not been selected in front of him.

10. Aaron Dobson, WR, New England

Dobson has the oppotunity to start this season, across the way from Amendola.  This is special thanks to Welker and Lloyd moving on.

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Top 10 Fathers Day Ticket Gifts

Last Minute Fathers Day Gift IdeasEvery year many people struggle finding that perfect gift for their fathers on fathers day.  After all, how many times can you give your dad a tacky tie or a tool that will just take up space in the garage.  A new trend for father’s day gifts is giving the gift of tickets.  For many fathers, including myself, what more could you ask for than a day set aside to spend time with your kids at the local ballpark, concert venue, or even the race track.  So with that in mind, we have provided all the slackers out there who have yet to pick out their fathers day gift our Top 10 list of Tickets to give on Fathers Day!

Top 10 Fathers Day Ticket Gifts

1.  MLB Baseball

Nothing is more American or “Dad” than baseball.  What a perfect tradition to start – catching a ball game together on father’s day.  What great is that MLB baseball tickets are  surprisingly affordable and easy to get (especially in June).

2.  NFL Football

Football and fatherhood seem to go hand in hand.  While the NFL in June is a bit of an afterthought, many do not realize that tickets for the 2012-13 season are already available for purchase. With preseason games starting up in less than 2 months there is no better time to set aside a Sunday to spend with your father.

3.  Bruce Springsteen

The Boss is currently on Tour with the E Street Band and is extremely popular with dads in the 40-50 year old range.  What’s great about Bruce is that his music is timeless and can easily be enjoyed by both father and child.


Another sport extremely popular with the men is auto racing.  With both the Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series running through the summer, a NASCAR weekend is never a bad gift for the motorsport loving dads out there.

5.  College Football

Many, especially in the South, consider college football a bigger attraction than even the NFL.  For those fathers out there a ticket to their favorite college football team’s game is about as good as it gets.  What’s even better is that tickets to just about every upcoming college football game is already available and deals can be had for those who buy early.

6.  Jimmy Buffet

For those with “Parrot-head” parents, what better fathers day gift than tickets to see Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band. Jimmy Buffett is touring through the US once again this summer.

7.  WWE

Ok, so maybe not all dads are into professional wrestling but there are not many better fathers-son bonding events than the WWE.  The WWE is constantly on tour so there should be no shortage of events from  to to chose from nearby.

8.  Neil Young

For all the old fogy rocker dads out there, seeing Neil Young back with Crazy Horse would bring back some memories.  So if you dad is going through a mid-life crisis getting some Neil Young tickets might be the way to go!

9.  PGA Golf

Taking in a golf tournament is not for everyone but the vast majority of dads either play golf or watch golf.  If your dad is a fan of golf there are dozens for PGA tournaments scheduled for this summer.

10.  Soccer

Ok, so maybe I wouldn’t have any interest in spending my father’s day watching soccer but it is the most popular sport in the world and tickets seem to be getting more and more popular.  Whether you want to catch one of the ‘exciting’ MLS games or an international friendly, soccer tickets are a great gift for any soccer loving dad.