The Week in TicketCity Search – Direction Bowl

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Dec. 9th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 2 George Strait
3 - Rose Bowl
4 - Sugar Bowl
5 - Alamo Bowl
6 - Cotton Bowl
7 - Orange Bowl
8 - Liberty Bowl
9 6 WWE
10 4 Beyoncé

Look at this way college football fans, if you add all the bowls together, they totally beat 5 kids from the UK. Classic case of a split vote keeps One Direction on top, and George Strait in a comfortable second place.

This brings us to the rich, nougaty center of the countdown, the post-bowl announcement frenzy. The Rose Bowl comes out on top, featuring a showdown between Stanford and Michigan State. Up next is the sweetest bowl, Sugar, which will bring Alabama and Oklahoma together. A bit of local seasoning may have given the Alamo and Cotton Bowls their respective places. They’re followed by Ohio State and Clemson in the Orange Bowl and a Rice / Mississippi State match-up in the Liberty Bowl.

Quite a few more Bowls that finished out of the Top 10, of course, including the final BCS Bowl between Florida State and Auburn. The four team playoff era begins next year. It appears there isn’t a lot of nostalgia for the current system, but just wait 20 years for people start saying things like “things were sooo much better back when we had the BCS game!” Okay… maybe not.

Beyoncé holds onto the top 10, possibly with a last second boot from that brand new album that just appeared out of nowhere. It’s a “visual album”, which appears to translate into “there’s videos for pretty much all the songs.” Which begs the question, nobody noticed Beyoncé filming 17 music videos? The only thing on YouTube is 30 second previews, but still the best option I have this week. So, enjoy your preview of a medium that was considered basically a commercial for a song in days past…

The Week in TicketCity Search – Looks Like One Direction for 2013

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Dec. 31st
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Week
Event
Searched
1 3 One Direction
2 1 Justin Bieber
3 2 Taylor Swift
4 6 BCS Bowl
5 - Cotton Bowl
6 - Orange Bowl
7 Redskins
8 Sugar Bowl
9 WWE
10 Super Bowl

Happy New Year. Fitting we start off with the top 3 playing musical chairs, as I have the impression this may go on for quite a while in 2013. At least through summer. I don’t know how long I’ll be able to go back to the 1D pun well for titles, so hopefully Miss Swift and Mister Beiber will prove up to the task of sharing the top spot.

Rounding out the top five are two bowl games that haven’t been played yet, but are very close. The BCS and Cotton Bowl effectively round out the college football season. You still have time to get your seats for the Fighting Irish’s return to the national championship game in Miami.

The bottom five has a couple bowl games that are already in the history books. Lots of searching over last weekend and, interestingly enough, New Years Day, helped the Orange and Sugar Bowls return to the countdown. Apparently lots of people shook off the previous evening’s revelries with some nice, quiet internet surfing.

The NFL playoffs will likely carve out a solid niche in the middle of the countdown in the coming month. This week the Redskins are the team of choice, plus, as usual, the goal of said playoffs, the Super Bowl. It will likely climb up a few notches from #10 as February 3rd nears.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Bowls Full of People

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Dec. 3rd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 3 BCS Bowl
2 - Cotton Bowl
3 2 One Direction
4 - Fiesta Bowl
5 Outback Bowl
6 5 Taylor Swift
7 Alamo Bowl
8 Orange Bowl
9 Sugar Bowl
10 9 Eric Clapton

The bowls certainly arrived this week. Pretty close to a clean sweep of the top 10, though a few tenacious concert performers hung on. On top, not particularly surprising, is the National Championship. The power of the first Fighting Irish national championship game in a long time easily overcame the other challengers. The Cotton Bowl arrives in second place, and 1D drops to #3. I’m sure if there was a Teen Heartthrob Bowl, they would be a shoe-in to win.

The Fiesta and Outback Bowls round out the top five. Noticeable due to its absence, the Rose Bowl is the only BCS match-up that didn’t make the Top 10. Judging by where it ended up on the full list, the Rose Bowl had about the same chance to make the Top 10 as Justin Beiber has to win a Grammy next year.

Taylor Swift leads off the bottom five. She’s been a solid, consistent presence on the countdown despite the fact that her Red Tour doesn’t even start until next spring. We will see if she can hold onto that boy-band-like momentum all the way through. Hanging in for another week, Clapton adds the punctuation to the list. Like Ms Swift, he won’t be on stages until March, but that’s not slowing him down at the moment.

The Week in TicketCity Search – December 9th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Dec. 5t
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Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - Cotton Bowl
2 7 Music City Bowl
3 - Alamo Bowl
4 5 BCS Bowl
5 - Holiday Bowl
6 - Champs Sports Bowl
7 - Orange Bowl
8 - Sugar Bowl
9 - Fiesta Bowl
10 8 Dallas Cowboys

As the list suggests, the college football bowl announcements arrived last Sunday night, just in time to almost completely take over the list. This is probably the most bowls I’ve seen on any list since keeping track. The bowl almost ran the board, but Cowboys fans would not be denied. They clung to the countdown at #10.

Diverse set in the top 5, kicking off with the venerable Cotton Bowl, now in Arlington, followed by the Music City Bowl, one that’s had strong buzz even before the teams were announced. Mississippi State and Wake Forest fans are looking forward to locking up in Nashville. The Alamo Bowl, another “local” favorite, rounds out the top 3, followed by the actual National Championship game at #4.

The bottom five kicks off with the Holiday Bowl. The big BCS bowls cluster down at the bottom of the list, with Orange, Sugar, and Fiesta all grouped together right over the Cowboys. For what it’s worth, the Rose Bowl would have been #12 on the list.

Sill have time to get your bowl tickets. Check out our full bowl list, and give us a call if you have any questions.

TicketCity’s Top-Selling Bowl Games: Hello, Music City Bowl

Bowl season has officially kicked off, but that hasn’t stopped the tickets from flying out of our office. This list represents the bowls that moved the most number of tickets in the past week, and it’s seen some movement. The Music City Bowl creeps into our top-five, and the Cotton Bowl regains its second spot on the list after a slight lull last week. The Cotton Bowl is also second only to the BCS Championship Game in terms of total reciepts.

  • TicketCity Bowl – Texas Tech vs Northwestern
  • Cotton Bowl – Texas A&M vs LSU
  • Sugar Bowl – Arkansas vs Ohio State
  • Texas Bowl – Baylor vs Illinois
  • Music City Bowl – North Carolina vs Tennessee
  • BCS National Championship – Auburn vs Oregon
  • Alamo Bowl – Oklahoma State vs Arizona
  • Capital One Bowl – Alabama vs Michigan State
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl – Florida State vs South Carolina
  • Outback Bowl – Florida vs Penn State