The Week in TicketCity Search – August 5th

TicketCity Week in Search

1 3 Justin Bieber
2 5 Dallas Cowboys
3 10 Mississippi State Football
4 3 Katy Perry
5 6 Taylor Swift
6 8 Selena Gomez
7 - Pittsburgh Steelers
8 1 Adele
9 - Alabama Football
10 - Texas A&M Football

Well, it’s the first week of August and it appears thoughts have definitely turned to football. While the esteemed Mr. Bieber did recapture the top spot, we’ve got half a countdown full of football teams, both pro and college on the list this week. The Boys move up to the second spot, and I will say the contest there was pretty tight. They may make it to the top next week. Mississippi State’s fans really came through, moving the Bulldogs up from tenth to third, a big achievement.

Katy Perry kicks off a return to our regularly scheduled concert tours, followed by Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. All three ladies have been bouncing around the top 10 for a few weeks now. If the Bulldogs were the week’s big winner, then Adele was on the other end of that equation, falling to #8 from the top spot last week.

The new football entries all ended up in the bottom five, starting with the Steelers, who have some buzz going into the recently-saved NFL season. We will see how long that buzz lasts as the month goes on. Aggies fans also have some buzz to enjoy, as does Alabama, who are considered strong favorites not only for the SEC title, but another National Championship this season.

It’s A Week To Be Thankful For College Football

Thanksgiving week means it’s time to gore ourselves–but not on turkey and pumpkin pie! We’re talking about college football, and specifically this week’s rivalry week games. While other huge rivalries like Texas and Oklahoma or USC and UCLA are played out during other times of the season, this week gives us the opportunity to unabashedly wear our jerseys out to the store (or for more laxed environments, work) and have conversations with fans of the other team on how much their team, rich with history and tradition, isn’t good. Here’s a list of games we’re going to watch this weekend while our DVR works overtime recording the rest.

Auburn and Alabama (Alabama leads this series 40–33–1)
The annual Iron Bowl has a lot of intrigue surrounding it—and we’re not just talking about the players in the news. Auburn has already punched its ticket to the SEC Championship game against South Carolina. A loss to Alabama won’t prevent that, but it would put a huge damper in their quest for a national title. We’re sure that’s something Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban would love to be thankful for this holiday season.

Notre Dame at USC (Notre Dame leads series 42-33-5)
USC lack of bowl eligibility and Notre Dame’s uneven season has pulled some of the glitz and glamour out of the proceedings. But even that can’t pull us away. We’re interested to see how Notre Dame’s first-year coach Brian Kelley handles the pressure of trying to “Beat ‘SC.” While USC’s Lane Kiffin is also in his first year as coach, at least he’s been there before, as a coordinator under Pete Carroll.

Mississippi State and Mississippi (Ole Miss leads the series 60–40–6)
Known as the Battle of the Golden Egg–or Egg Bowl–a golden egg has been awarded to the winner since 1927. All we know is that lately the losers have had plenty of egg on their faces as in the past two years the winning squad has crossed the 40-point plateau, with the 2008 41-0 drubbing of MSU surely not out of their memories yet.

Michigan and Ohio State (Michigan leads the series 57-43-6)
One of football’s greatest rivalries, this contest transcends the actual game. This week, students from both schools will compete in banner contests, food drives and blood drives. That last one is fitting considering Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez is 0-2 against the Buckeyes, so if it goes to 0-3, everyone in Ann Arbor will be asking for blood, too.

Which games do you think we’ll be missing out on? Let us know in the comments!

The Week in TicketCity Search – September 10th

You may not have noticed, but I didn’t post this last Friday. So today we have two lists. Exciting, I know, so let’s dive right in.

Football season gets into full swing with both regular season NFL and NCAA games. That means our usual concert heavy list has been taken over by large men with shoulder pads. If this was the 80′s, then most of the female concert performers would at least have those in common with the football players. For two weeks in a row our local football team has topped the list, dethroning the esteemed Mr. Bieber. Yes, he may have 3% of Twitter’s entire network capacity devoted to him, but even he can’t stay on top in the first month of football season.

Still ongoing, the US Open mills about in the middle of the list. While the Dallas Cowboys are the only NFL team with enough juice to make and remain on the list in the midst of high levels of college football interest. Of the college football teams that find favor, no surprise that schools from the SEC and Big 12 are heavily represented.

The concert performers that mange to fill in the cracks between football teams have been bouncing around quite a bit the past few weeks. Last week, Eminem managed to find a spot in the lower 5, while this week 3 bands that constantly warp in and out of the list appear once more, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, and Rush.

1 1 Texas Football
2 4 Justin Bieber
3 8 Dallas Cowboys
4 6 Alabama Football
5 - Dave Matthews Band
6 5 US Open
7 2 LSU Football
8 - Phish
9 - Mississippi State Football
10 - Rush

Sept 3rd List

1 6 Texas Football
2 - LSU Football
3 5 Jersey Boys
4 1 Justin Bieber
5 10 US Open
6 - Alabama Football
7 - Texas A&M Football
8 - Dallas Cowboys
9 - Eminem
10 - Daniel Tosh

The Week in TicketCity Search – October 16th

The Longhorns return to the top this week, though ACL hangs around at #2. Longhorn dominance was no doubt assured by the upcoming OU game this weekend. From what I’ve been told there’s something of a rivalry there. Rivalrous enough to be held on neutral ground in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, in fact.

U2 remains steady, while Aventura makes room for Taylor Swift’s climb back up the chart. The Cowboys also climb a little higher, holding on from last week, while KISS returns again, trading places with the WWE whose brief return to the chart was very brief indeed.

In the “out of nowhere” department, there’s Owl City. Thankfully, Owl City is notable enough for inclusion by the Wiki gods. As much as people are prone to malign Wikipedia, man is it useful in cases like this. Owl City is a synthpop/electronica project started in 2007, headed up (and solely manned) by a guy named Adam Young. He was apparently heavily influenced by 80′s synthpop and New Wave music, which, judging by his age, means his mother played it for him in the womb. Owl City is on tour, with dates throughout the New Year, so feel free to check him out.

1 2 Texas Longhorns
2 1 ACL
3 3 U2
4 6 Taylor Swift
5 4 Aventura
6 8 Dallas Cowboys
7 - KISS
8 5 Miley Cyrus
9 - Owl City
10 - Alabama Football