The Week in TicketCity Search – The Cowboy Rides to the Top

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct. 14th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 7 George Strait
2 1 ACL Fest
3 6 Drake
4 2 Dallas Cowboys
5 - Pearl Jam
6 - Pink
7 - Clemson
8 - Elton John
9 8 SF 49ers
10 3 LA Dodgers

Another week with a winner able to be seen from miles away. George Strait’s final tour gets underway early next year, and tickets have gone on sale, including for our little local venue, the Erwin Center. ACL hung in there, as it usually does for the week after it’s over, and Drake climbed up a few spots to make it to #3.

The Cowboys had to make room, but remained at a respectable #4, joined by Pearl Jam at #5. Their latest album, Lightning Bolt, arrived on (mostly digital) shelves on the 14th. The Lightning Bolt Tour is in full swing. Fans have until early December to catch them in North America before they enjoy the warm summer air in Australia in January.

Pink drops by once more. She rescheduled a few concerts for a little vocal cord rest, but the remainder of The Truth About Love Tour appears to be safe.

Elton returns, while the 49ers end up just one spot lower. Finally, the Dodgers hang on to the countdown, barely, while their NCLS hope hang by a similarly thin thread.

This week it’s obviously time for a little classic country, hand-picked by our office’s biggest George Strait fan:

Infographic: Cowboys vs. Redskins Rivalry

Cowboys vs. Redskins Rivalry - TicketCity

The Cowboys and Redskins have a storied past that pushed them to become rivals even before the Cowboys existed as a team. Today, they are two of the three most valuable sports franchises in the world and have seen the success of eight combined Super Bowls. In 2012, the Skins knocked the Cowboys out of playoff contention in the last game of the season. On Sunday, the Cowboys look to damage Washington’s chance at the post-season by giving them their fourth loss in five games. Check out our Cowboys-Redskins tickets if you want to get close to one of the best rivalries in all of sports.

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The Week in TicketCity Search – Saving the Best for a Repost

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct 7th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 ACL Fest
2 2 Dallas Cowboys
3 - LA Dodgers
4 - TX-OU
5 4 Book of Mormon
6 - Drake
7 5 George Strait
8 7 Cher
9 8 SF 49ers
10 - LSU Football

The first notes of ACL Weekend Two’s Friday lineup should be drifting out of Zilker Park by the time I finish writing this. Some band called The Orwells, to be specific. ACL doesn’t hand out the coveted 11am Friday spot to just anyone, people. With two weekends this year, ACL allows me to recycle content as effectively as they recycle bands.

The Cowboys recycle their position on the countdown, while the NLCS bound Dodgers drop in to capture the third spot. Their NLCS series is with the Cardinals. The Tigers sowed up their ALDS matchup with Oakland last night, so they’re on to face the Red Sox in the ALCS.

The tradition of the Red River Rivalry continues this weekend, pushing it to the #4 spot, while the local touring production of Book of Mormon drops to the #5 spot.

Drake returns while George Strait falls a couple of spots, sharing a similar fate as Cher, who loses one as well. The 49ers continue drifting around the bottom five. The Tigers of LSU début this week, in 10th place, but it’s still a début.

This week we’re doing dealer’s choice on ACL performers, mostly because I’ve already posted videos for the other concert performers that ranked this week (I think). So I’m picking an old Neko Case song:

The Other Lead – Your Sports Weekend in GIFs, Pics and Video

We’ll start in Dallas where the Cowboys and Broncos combined for the 4th highest point total in NFL history. The Broncos won 51-48 with a field goal as time expired, but the highlight reel for this one might take half an hour to get through. Here’s Tony Romo showing us he can still evade pressure and deliver:

 

Because of the way AT&T Stadium is set up, the shadows and sunlight can give you some unique views of NFL football. Not too many 3:30 kickoffs in Arlington, but when they do happen you get pictures like these:

Denver Broncos v Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos v Dallas Cowboys

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the NFC East the Giants are 0-5 after a beating from the Eagles. It’s getting ugly in NYC:

 

The MLB playoffs are in full swing and while the Dodgers are up 2-1 on the Braves, ex-Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda wonders aloud to Magic Johnson what just happened after pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu couldn’t find first base with his foot to make the out. I’ll leave it up to you to lip read:

 

In the American League, the Red Sox are up 2-0 and will try to sweep the Rays out of the ALDS tonight in Tampa. David Ortiz took Cy Young-winner David Price deep twice in game 2, here’s the first:

By next week we’ll be into the League Championship Series in baseball and have a sole team in 1st place in the NFC East after the Cowboys-Redskins game on Sunday. This could be the best weekend in sports yet.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Saving the Best for Last

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept 30th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 ACL Fest
2 1 Dallas Cowboys
3 - Pink
4 - Book of Mormon
5 - George Strait
6 - Justin Timberlake
7 - Cher
8 10 SF 49ers
9 - Pittsburgh Pirates
10 3 Houston Texans

The first notes of ACL Weekend One’s Friday lineup should be drifting out of Zilker Park by the time I finish writing this. Some band called The Orwells, to be specific. ACL doesn’t hand out the coveted 11am Friday spot to just anyone, people. With two weekends this year, ACL might hold onto the top spot a little longer than usual.

ACL did knock Dallas off the top, but this time they had a much softer landing at #2. They are followed by a significant shuffle in the results this week, starting with Pink, whose on-and-off relationship with the countdown has once again switched to the “on” position. She’s followed by The Book of Mormon. The Broadway hit is touring through our backyard with a couple weeks’ worth of shows at Bass Concert Hall.

George Strait brings the top five home, and Timberlake leads off the bottom five. Fans have a little longer to wait for George than Justin, but the demand for last leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour is growing stronger everyday. It is his “farewell tour”, and what are the odds that you’ll ever have a chance of seeing George on tour again? I mean, think about how huge Cher’s 2003-05 Farewell Tour was, and how that means you’ll never, ever, ever be able to see her on tour again.

Cher enters the countdown at #7 with the announcement of the 2014 Dressed To Kill Tour.

Sports rounds things out, with the 49ers and Texans hanging around from last week, and the Pirates show up to remind us that MLB playoffs are underway and the World Series is just around the corner.

Since I already used the Cher video with the tour announcement post, I guess I have little choice in the matter. Direct from the 11am hour on Friday in Zilker Park, a band whose Wikipedia page has been nominated for speedy deletion: The Orwells!