Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Packers 2013 Draft Review | Ticket King Green Bay

Packers 2013 Draft Pick
Datone Jones - Packers First Round Draft Pick

Tons of hours of poring over draft choices, endless discussions, three mocks, and I missed on every single one. Darn. Well, let me say this, my mock drafts are what I would do if I were the general manager of that team. I stopped trying to predict Ted Thompson years ago, because, as he showed us once again in this draft, he is absolutely unpredictable. So what about the Packers draft?

Round 1: Datone Jones/DE/UCLA- The most important thing to note here is that Ted Thompson tried desperately to trade down; he wanted nothing to do with the first round. The problem was that everyone else was trying to trade down and nobody was trying to trade up. But, Thompson did do just about the best he could, being unable to trade down. Datone Jones gives Capers another pass rushing option and if Jerel Worthy returns healthy and shows he can play in the NFL; this will undoubtedly be Ryan Pickett's last season in Green Bay.

Round 2: Eddie Lacy/RB/Alabama- The Packers needed a running back, I just didn't think they needed one this high in the draft. Still, Lacy will be part of the solution that ails the Packers backfield.

Round 4A: David Bakhtiari/T/Colorado- For me, this one was a total head-scratcher. Yes, the Packers needed depth along the offensive line, but I'm not sure David Bakhtiari is the solution. At the very least, he will push the other tackles on the roster to perform better.

Round 4B: J.C. Tretter/C/G/Cornell- This could turn out to be a signature Ted Thompson sneaky small school draft choice. Tretter won’t start at center right away, which means we will be stuck with EDS for at least one season, but Tretter could possibly be the Packers long term solution at center.

Round 4C; Johnathan Franklin/RB/UCLA- The drafting of Franklin told me something- any running back currently on the Packers roster not named Dejaun Harris, John Kuhn, or Alex Green has no chance, not even on a desert island, of making this roster. That means you James Starks.

Round 5A: Micah Hyde/DB/Iowa- Hyde is a smart player who reads and reacts to routes well. He needs it, because he does lack the physical skills to go without it. Hyde makes a deep Packers defensive backfield even deeper. This could also mean the end of Jarrett Bush in Green Bay, finally.

Round 5B: Josh Boyd/DT/Mississippi State- The Packers sorely needed depth along the defensive line entering the draft. They got it. Boyd will be another excellent rotational player for the Packers, and they need guys like that.

Round 6: Nate Palmer/OLB/Illinois State- Palmer is simply a depth move by the Packers. They have too many other young linebackers who are ready to show what they can do in front of Palmer.

Round 7A: Charles Johnson/WR/Grand Valley State- This is the draft choice that could pay massive dividends down the road for Green Bay. Charles Johnson has NFL tools, but he is very raw. Fortunately, he is now in the right place.
Round 7B: Kevin Dorsey/WR/Maryland- The second of back-to-back receivers, Dorsey has true downfield speed, something that believe it or not, the Packers wide receiver unit currently lacks. He needs to improve his route running drastically to stick.
Round 7C: Sam Barrington/LB/South Florida- I like this selection by Thompson. I like what I saw from Barrington at South Florida, and I believe he could be a really good pro

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Paul McCartney Comes To Miller Park July 16 | Ticket King Green Bay

Paul McCartney Miller Park Tickets
Officials representing concert promoter Live Nation confirmed at a press conference at Miller Park on Monday that Paul McCartney would be adding the venue to his summer “Out There” tour. The former Beatle will stop at the Brewers home field on July 16 at 8PM, the same day as the MLB’s All-Star Game.  Paul McCartney Miller Park tickets can be found here.

The announcement comes a week after speculation first began about the possibility of McCartney returning to the city after an eight-year hiatus. Miller Park and Live Nation simultaneously issued press releases six days ago announcing a major concert, though no performer was named.

 Acts such as Taylor Swift and the Eagles were other names being thrown around over the weekend, as were a number of Summerfest headliners. The July show will be McCartney’s first in Milwaukee since 2005. He packed the Bradley Center that year, performing one of the largest shows ever held at the downtown arena.

Prior to the 2005 show, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee was in the city in 1993 to play at County Stadium. The roofless former-home of the Brewers reached maximum capacity faster than expected for the performance, despite being one of the rainiest days in Milwaukee history

Miller Park Roof Might Stay Open For Concert

The retractable roof on Miller Park provided a great incentive for guaranteed good weather said event organizers on Monday. They told reporters that if favorable conditions were expected for the night, the roof would remain open. McCartney’s Milwaukee performance is the eighth confirmed date for his summer stadium tour, joining venues in Austin, Boston, Seattle, Orlando, Memphis, Tulsa, and Washington DC. It is also the second concert planned to take place this summer at Miller Park, which will host an already sold-out Kenny Chesney “No Shoes Nation” tour stop on May 18.

Tickets went on sale to the general-public on Friday April 19. Miler Park’s parking lots will open at 5PM on the day of the concert.

Green Bay Packers 2013 Schedule Brought to you by Ticket King

Ticket King likes how the 2013 Packers schedule lays out. Their upcoming 2013 season is no cake walk, but the team is confident that they can rise to the occasion. Right out of the gates they play 4 playoff caliber teams. The games at Lambeau Field that have Ticket King excited are the Redskins, Eagles, Steelers and the divisional games. Our prediction this year is 10-6 and will make the playoffs with that record.
Week 1
@ San Francisco 49ers
Sunday, Sept 9 @ 3:25

Week 2
Washington Redskins
Sunday, Sept 15 @ Noon

Week 3
@ Cincinnati Bengals
Sunday, Sept 22 @ Noon

Week 4

Week 5
Detriot Lions
Sunday, October 6 @ Noon

Week 6
@ Baltimore Ravens
Sunday, October 13 @ Noon

Week 7
Cleveland Browns
Sunday, October 20 @ 3:25

Week 8
@ Minnesota Vikings
Sunday, October 27 @ 7:30

Week 9
Chicago Bears
Monday, Nov 4 @ 7:40

Week 10
Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday, Nov 10 Noon

Week 11
@ New York Giants
Sunday, Nov 17 @ 7:30

Week 12
Minnesota Vikings
Sunday, Nov 24 @ Noon

Week 13
@ Detriot Lions
Thursday, Nov 28 @ 11:30

Week 14
Atlanta Falcons
Sunday, Dec 8 @ 7:20

Week 15
@ Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, Dec 15 @ 3:25

Week 16
Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday, Dec 22 @ 3:25

Week 17
@ Chicago Bears
Sunday, Dec 29 @ Noon

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Packers 2013 Preseason Schedule Released | Packers Versus Seahawks

Packers 2013 Preseason schedule
This afternoon, the NFL announced the preseason schedule for all 32 teams across the league.  This includes the 2013 Packers preseason games. While this announcement certainly does not hold the weight or interest of the full schedule release (which is expected on April 17th), it is still interesting since we do not typically know the opponents ahead of time.
2013 Green Bay Packers Preseason Schedule
Preseason Week 1:
Arizona Cardinals @ Green Bay Packers
Preseason Week 2:
Green Bay PackersSt. Louis Rams
Preseason Week 3: Friday August 23rd, 7:00 PM Central
Seattle Seahawks @
Green Bay Packers
National TV Coverage: CBS
Preseason Week 4:
Green Bay PackersKansas City Chiefs

One interesting quirk about the preseason schedule: despite playing exclusively "West" division teams, all four games will be played in the Central Time zone! That's good news for any Packers fans who don't like staying up past 10:30 or 11:00 to watch preseason games. The one game that stands out to me is the prime-time game against the Seahawks and possible revenge for the "fail-mary" game. Ticket King will have some seats loaded into our system in the next few days. GO PACK GO!