Top 10 Major League Baseball Stadiums

By Ryan
Yankee Stadium
If you’re a baseball fan, then you look forward to each spring when the new season arrives. More than any other sport, the start of baseball season has a sort of new car smell to it. Everyone’s team starts off with new hopes and a clean slate.
One of my favorite things to do during the summer is go one a few trips to watch games in different ballparks. One thing about baseball is no two parks’ dimensions are required to be the same, which gives each team a chance to design their own unique stadium.
Here is a list of my top ten stadiums in Major League Baseball that are worth visiting:
1.) Fenway Park in Boston
2.) Wrigley Field in Chicago
3.) Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
4.) Oriole Park in Baltimore
5.) AT&T Park in San Francisco
6.) Coors Field in Denver
7.) Yankee Stadium in The Bronx NY
8.) PNC Park in Pittsburgh
9.) Marlins Ballpark in Miami
10.) Busch Stadium in St. Louis
Whether you have a favorite stadium or are itching to step inside one for the first time, ShowTimeTickets.com can get you tickets to all 30 teams in Major League Baseball. Check out our website to see what games are playing today!

My Top 5: NHL Jerseys

By Clinton

With 30 teams, the NHL has had its interesting share of jerseys over the past few decades. There have been the classics (think Original Six), and then there have been the downright awful (think The Flying V, Nashville’s Mustards, Wild Wing, LA’s 1996 alternates…..the list goes on and on).

Thankfully, there are always a few gems that stand out as good representatives of what the hockey sweater can be. Here are my top five NHL jerseys for the 2011-2012 season.
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College Football gets it right with proposed changes to BCS format

By Ryan
ncaa bowl championship series
Proposed changes to the NCAA’s Bowl Championships Series look to be finally getting the go-ahead from the powers that be in college football.
For the first time ever, college football is finally on the verge of having it’s own final four. All the power brokers who run the highest level of the sport are okay with the idea of having a proper playoff format to decide the yearly champion.
They want to limit the playoff to four teams. Now they have to figure out how to decide on which four teams will play each other, when the games will take place, and where the games will be played. If everything goes as planned, they are hoping to have a proper playoff format in place for the 2014 season. There has been talk of having a four team playoff for four years now, but each year the idea has been shot down.
The next challenge is for the commissioners of each conference to decide on how to pick the four teams that will play in the four team playoff. One idea is just picking the top four teams in college football regardless of what conference they play in. Another idea is to take the top four conference champions as a way of moving away from the polls that dominate the current BCS standings.
Once they figure out a format that will decide which teams will play in the final four of college football, I can honestly say that two intense semi final games that lead to a championship game of the two best teams in college football will be a lot more exciting for the fans than listening to what two teams might meet in the championship based on polls and rankings.
What do you think of the proposed format changes?

Coldplay in Vancouver

By: Jon Jones

Coldplay Vancouver 2012

Saturday night in Vancouver can yield more than one entertainer and event to choose from, my last Saturday was won by the talented musicians from Coldplay.  Working in the entertainment industry I have come to realize there are two types of shows, a big budget experience show and an entertainer-focused, no-gimmick show. I usually lean towards a smaller more intimate experience show that has quality sound, seating and atmosphere with a performer that is there to entertain. But it seems to me that big budget shows with little door gifts and flashing hypnotic lights tend to bring in an immense audience.

Why is this? Are people more entertained by a big budget concert experience than they are with quality vocals and on-stage presents? Continue reading

The Beach Boys return with their 50th Anniversary Tour

By Joyce

the beach boys reunion

After reuniting on the Grammys in February, the Beach Boys kicked off their 37-date tour at the Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre in Tuscon, AZ last night. Not only does this tour mark the Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary but it is the first time that Brian Wilson has played with the band since 1996. During the 2.5 hour, 42-song set, the Beach Boys sang such hits as “Surfin’ Safari”, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “California Girls.”

What’s your favourite Beach Boys song?
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Giant Killers: Upsets dominating Round 1?

By Kat

vancouver canucks

Readers of this blog will remember my predictions for Round One of the NHL playoffs, and are probably shaking their heads as I am with how the 2012 quarterfinals have played out thus far. Over the course of last week, teams that many pundits predicted to go deep into the playoffs now find themselves packing their lockers or staring elimination in the face. Continue reading

Rush announces new Clockwork Angels tour

by Kat

RUSH

Venerable Canadian rock band Rush has announced dates for their latest North America tour in advance of their upcoming Clockwork Angels album slated for release June 12, 2012. The tour – which visits 33 cities – begins September 7th in Manchester, New Hampshire and concludes December 2nd in Houston, Texas. Continue reading

Levon Helm of The Band passes away from cancer

By Kat

It’s a sad day for music as Levon Helm – singer and drummer for The Band – passed away today at age 71 after a long battle with throat cancer.

From Rolling Stone (read the full feature):

“He passed away peacefully at 1:30 this afternoon surrounded by his friends and bandmates,” Helm’s longtime guitarist Larry Campbell tells Rolling Stone. “All his friends were there, and it seemed like Levon was waiting for them. Ten minutes after they left we sat there and he just faded away. He did it with dignity. It was even two days ago they thought it would happen within hours, but he held on. It seems like he was Levon up to the end, doing it the way he wanted to do it. He loved us, we loved him.”

Around the web: Ryan Kesler Tumbleweed GIFS

by Kat

ryan kesler

Whether you’re a fan of Ryan Kesler or not, followers of hockey are likely familiar with his reputation for adding extra style points when he takes a tumble. It’s earned him disdain across the league, but some clever soul at HF Boards had some fun with it and turned it into the latest .gif fodder.

You can find the compilation at Vancouver hockey blog “Pass it Bulis”. Warning: clicking may cause spontaneous fits of laughter.

Tupac Live – sort of – at Coachella 2012

By Kat

It’s been all the talk surrounding the Coachella Music Festival down in Indio, California, but in case you missed it rap legend Tupac Shakur returned to the stage last weekend. Apparently being dead still isn’t enough to keep him down.

The reanimation reportedly cost well over $100,000 to produce and even has its own Twitter account. There’s even the possibility that Tupac 2.0 will accompany Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg on tour.

Changes to the venerable Coachella festival this year included expanding the event to two weekends rather than one. Music fans who missed out last weekend – or wanting to come back for more – get another chance this weekend to see their favorite acts live on stage.

ShowTimeTickets.com can get you passes to Coachella 2012 and the biggest music festivals in the world; call us or check out our site to get your tickets now!
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