Tips from TicketCity: The Big Game in Dallas

If you live in either Texas or Oklahoma, chances are you’re well aware that there’s a big game coming up in Dallas this weekend. The folks here at TicketCity have frequented this fine event many a time, and have learned some tricks of the trade along the way. Watch the video below to hear what the TicketCity team has to say about one of the year’s biggest rivalry games.

Have some more helpful hints or favorite attractions? Feel free to leave a comment–we’d love to hear ‘em!

Oklahoma State at Texas- up to 53% off!

March Madness is right around the corner but there are still a few games left before the 1st round begins.  This Wednesday, February 24, Oklahoma State will take on Texas at 8:00 PM at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX.

Don’t have tickets yet? No worries! We have some great seats left and almost all of our inventory has been reduced by up to 53%.  Tickets start as low as $9 and go up to $99 for prime seats in the lower Midcourt.

Here is the line up for the rest of the 2010 Texas Basketball season:

Oklahoma State at Texas- 2.24 @ 8pm, Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX

Texas at Texas A&M- 2.27 @ 1pm, Reed Arena, College Station, TX

Oklahoma at Texas- 3.01 @ 8pm, Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX

Texas at Baylor- 3.06 @ 3pm, Ferrell Center, Waco, TX

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1st round- 3.10 TBA, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.

Quarterfinal round- 3.11 TBA, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.

Semifinal round- 3.12 TBA, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.

Championship- 3.13 @5pm, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.

Texas Rodeo Comes to a Close

2009 marked an impressive year for Houston Rodeo, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and Rodeo Austin.  From Taylor Swift and the Jonas Brothers, to the Goo Goo Dolls and Akon, this year didn’t disappoint. This past weekend marked the close of the main Texas rodeo season with the final performances at Rodeo Austin on Saturday night.  And what a blowout it was.  The evening started with the competitive rodeo events including saddle bronc, calf roping and barrell racing.  Mutton Bustin’ is a children’s event that provided what was probably the highlight of the evening as young buccaroos did their best to hold on to sheep just as long as they could.  (Click here to see Mutton Bustin’ on the Today Show!)  Bull riding followed as the big cowboys took on the real beasts. 

Next, Kevin Fowler took the stage and the night really got going.  One might have thought toward the end of his set the evening was winding down, but it was only getting started.  Each year the BulletProof Blowout party that marks the end of the rodeo brings free food and drinks  from sponsors in order to raise money for Texas youth through the tips collected at the party.  And we all know Texans know how to throw a great party.  Music, entertainment (by the scheduled performers as well as a few, um, impromptu acts), auctions, cowbells, dancing on the bar – it was all there.  If you needed a change of pace, there was also a party going on at 100X Club.  Needless to say, there was certainly no shortage of entertainment.  And if you have not ventured outside of the arena to experience some of the other fun at the rodeo, I suggest you do so next year.

Jack Ingram, Akon

Jack Ingram, Akon

So even though the Texas Rodeos have come to an end, it’s not too early to get on our mailing list to be the first to find out about scheduled acts for 2010 in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas.  For now, we still have the year-end championship to look forward when National Finals Rodeo hits Vegas.  You’d think Vegas would throw the best Rodeo party, but I’d wager that Texas could certainly give Vegas a run for its money!

Hoof-poundin’ Boot-stompin’ Action at the Rodeo

Rodeos in Austin, Houston and San Antonio are jam-packed with action from start to finish for more than two weeks.  All the action starts in February, so get rodeo tickets for your family today at TicketCity.

Festivities kickoff with cowboy breakfasts and 5K runs. The fun continues throughout the weeks with rodeo competition, musical guests, carnivals, livestock shows, art exhibits, BBQ cook-offs, wine shows, silent auctions, and childrens’ activities.

And Mutton Bustin has to be one of the all-time favorites.  On a slightly less competitive scale than pro rodeo, picture little ones trying desperately to hold on to wooly sheep while living their own dreams of bull riding stardom.  Hilarity ensues.  Check out some of the action from Austin last year.

Get there early to enjoy the outdoor events including carnival games, rides and of course those must-have corny dogs.  Don’t miss some of the great shows around the fairgrounds, like Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey.  That’s right; another miniature version of rodeo action that is sure to make you do a double-take.

It’s inside the arena where the real action takes place with bull riding, barrel racing roping and more.  Then performers take the main stage.  From Brooks & Dunn and Taylor Swift, to Akon and the Goo Goo Dolls, rodeo delivers pure Texas entertainment.  Check out the line-ups for Rodeo Austin, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo at TicketCity and get your tickets today!

The Big 12 Just Got BCS’ed

Three weeks after a final-second upset in Lubbock, the Texas Longhorns put a stomping on Texas A&M.  The 49-9 win was not enough, however, to give the Longhorns the advantage in the computer polls used to calculate BCS standings following week 14.  After the Oklahoma Sooners defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys 61-41 on Saturday night, the computer polls gave Oklahoma the resounding edge to put them in at #2 in the BCS standings.

Texas, kiss your National Championship hopes goodbye.  The computers have chosen your fate.

In fact, the human polls released this Sunday revealed that the Longhorns had actually gained human votes, and had surpassed Oklahoma in the human formula.  This can’t save the Horns though, as the BCS wreaks havoc again, despite the fact that Texas beat Oklahoma 45-35 during the regular season.

The biggest complaint Big 12 fans have at this point is not directed at the BCS and its antediluvian system.  Rather, its at the Big 12 and its antediluvian system.  It’s about time that the Big 12 learned how to create a head-to-head tiebreaker when faced with three teams all vying for the Big 12 Championship Game.

Big 12, it’s time to get your act together.

End whine.