Saturday, February 27, 2016

Top Ten Free Agents in the NFL for 2016 | Ticket King Green Bay

As move into the NFL off season, the first event to talk about is the NFL combine, which takes place this week. After the combine, the next notable event is free agency. Here is our list of the top free agents in the NFL. Where will these free agents land? Who will stick around? Some are looking to get paid, and some just want to stick with a winning team.

Von Miller/DE/Broncos- All discussion about the 2016 NFL free agent period starts and ends with Von Miller. The Broncos superstar defensive end is coming off a monster season, and was the anchor for one of the best defense's in recent memory. There is no way Miller signs with another team.

Muhammad Wilkerson/DE/Jets- After Miller, the next best defensive lineman is Wilkerson. He is an excellent pass rusher and is also good against the run. The Jets could franchise tag him, but if they don't, the bidding war for his services could get very high.

Josh Norman/CB/Panthers- The former Coastal Carolina product has turned himself into one of the best defensive backs in the NFL. Norman is a true shutdown corner, and it is unlikely the Panthers let him sign somewhere else.

Cordy Glenn/OT/Bills- This is the best offensive lineman on the market. He could get franchised tagged, but if he isn't and he hits the open market, Ted Thompson could strongly consider changing course just a little and making Glenn an offer he can't refuse. It's highly unlikely though, as Glenn probably ends up back in Buffalo.

Eric Berry/SS/Chiefs- One of the best stories in sports history, Berry returned to the lineup after taking nearly a year off to fight cancer and came back stronger than ever. Berry is the best safety in the business, and the Chiefs should be at the top of his list.

Bruce Irvin/LB/Seahawks- The best linebacker on the market, Irvin is an excellent pass rusher in a 3-4 defense who will be top prize for a lot of teams. Expect him to sign somewhere else though as Seattle looks to tighten up the checkbook after some lucrative extensions recently.

Malik Jackson/DT/Broncos- The other major part of the Broncos front seven was Jackson, who hits the open market after a career year and is the best interior defensive lineman on the market. Of the two, we say it is more likely Jackson hits the market than Miller.

Eric Weddle/FS/Chargers- After Berry, the next best safety on the market is Eric Weddle, and with the Chargers cap problems, he signs somewhere else. Minnesota is a distinct possibility here.

Kirk Cousins- The Redskins have found their franchise quarterback. The problem is he is technically a free agent now. No need to hyperventilate though Redskins fans, a deal will get done, it's just a matter of when. He could get the franchise tag which will buy both sides a year to continue to work on a long term deal. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Blake Shelton Summerfest 2016 Tickets | Ticket King Green Bay

Blake Shelton Summerfest tickets
Blake Shelton is having a great time. His 2015 album, titled "Reloaded" is a collection of number one hit songs, and it once again reminded everyone that this country music star will certainly make the Country Music Hall of Fame one day. Shelton will headline Summerfest 2016, on July 1. Shelton tickets have gone on sale, and are moving fast.

On top of his tours, Shelton is also a judge on "The Voice" a hit show to be sure. He plans to release another album, sometime in the next few months.  

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Packers Need Roster Additions for 2016 | Ticket King Green Bay

2016 Green Bay Packers
The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10, in an exciting defensive game. This may be Peyton Manning's last game ever. With that, we head into the abyss known as the NFL offseason. We decided it would be a good time to take a look at the off season needs for our very own Green Bay Packers. The following is from the perspective of our in-house analyst T.J. Bryce.

Vertical Wide Receiver- I've said this before and I will say it again, the Packers top priority this off season is a vertical wide receiver. Yes Jordy Nelson is returning, but they can't, nor should they, expect him to return to perfect form. He will be 31-years-old, coming off a torn ACL, and his calling card is speed, jump ball ability, and his double move. All of those require natural physical talent, which he may or may not have at the same level after this torn ACL heals. So it is both unreasonable for everyone, and unfair to him, to expect Nelson to return to his Pro Bowl form. They need to make a vertical threat top priority in the draft.

Pass catching Tight End- I like Richard Rodgers, I really do. But, with the way this offense is designed, they need a lot more at this position then what they have. This needs to be another top priority in the draft.

Offensive Tackle- The offensive line is one of the more interesting enigmas the Packers have, going this off season. When they are all playing together, this line is the best in the business, and they were all together as late as the start of last season. The problem lies in that the team was unable to avoid notable injury in 2015. Either way, the team will struggle with Brian Bulaga. Yes, offensive lineman can overcome a few injuries and have long careers, but at some point, after so many torn ACL's, sprained knees, and other injuries, you have to bail on a player.

Pass blocking Tight End- They also need to say goodbye to Andrew Quarless and draft a pass blocking tight end to replace him. David Morgan from Texas-San Antonio comes to mind.

Running Back- Eddie Lacy had a nightmare 2015 and he needs to lose some weight. The good news is that he has hit the ground running this off season, literally. He hired Tony Horton and has committed to losing 30 pounds. James Starks is one of the best backups on the league. However, they need a third running back, specifically one with a lot of speed. Personally, I like TCU's Aaron Green.

Defensive Lineman- The Packers need to also add some depth up front to the defensive line. This means they need to add another big body to the rotation.

Linebacker- In addition to a big body up front, the Packers will need to add another rush linebacker to their rotation as Julius Peppers could potentially depart, and that leaves just one speed rusher on the roster.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Luke Bryan Summerfest 2016 Tickets | Ticket King Green Bay

Luke Bryan will play Summerfest 2016 on July 7th. Frankie Ballard will open the show. Luke Bryan tickets for reserved seats are available today.  The show starts at 7pm, with the opening act. All Marcus Amphitheater tickets include admission to the entire Summerfest grounds.

Bryan started his career as a songwriter, not as a performer. He could have done just that, and probably would have had a great career.  But Luke got the bug and struck out on his own. He signed a contract in Nashville, and released the album titled I'll Stay Me. That was back in 2007.  Four years later, Bryan released "Doin' My Thing" and that one had two "number one" singles. Rain Is a Good Thing, and Someone Else Calling You Baby. Some of the best Luke Bryan songs came later, in his album titled "Crash My Party." 

This current tour is titled "Kill The Lights" and it begins on February 18th in Evansville Illinois.  The tour totals 68 shows, covering two legs.  It ends on October 29, with a performance at Ford Field in Detroit. For most of the tour, the band Little Big Town will open for Bryan. Having Frankie Ballard open in Milwaukee seems to be a "one off" event.      

Monday, February 1, 2016

Which Packers Players on Defense Are Worth Keeping in 2016? | Ticket King Green Bay

Packers Defense 2016
A few days ago I did a "take em or trash em" for the Packers offense. We feel that it's time to do one for the Green Bay Packers defensive roster. Will our picks line up with yours? 

Defensive Line
Letroy Guion- I have never understood this signing. Trash em.
Datone Jones- The 2013 first round draft choice really took major steps forward in 2013. Take em.
Mike Pennel- This young former un-drafted free agent is a nice big body, which are not easy to find. Take em.
B.J. Raji- 2015 B.J. Raji looked like 2010 B.J. Raji. Take em.

Jayrone Elliot- This is another one of Ted Thompson's former un-drafted gems. A good young rush linebacker. Take em.
Clay Matthews- Well duh. Take em.
Andy Mulumba- An okay bench player. Packers can do better though. Trash em.
Mike Neal- Did pretty decent in 2015 and appears to have put his past problems behind him. Take em.
Nate Palmer- Packers can do a lot better at backup linebacker. Trash em.
Julius Peppers- Did well the short time he was in Green Bay. However he is getting up there in years and the Packers do not cater to old guys so why start now. Trash em.
Nick Perry- The former first round draft choice has turned into a nice rotational pass rusher at outside linebacker and should come cheap. Take em.
Jake Ryan- The Packers have found their new thumper at inside linebacker. Take em.
Joe Thomas- A really good coverage linebacker. Take em.

Casey Hayward- A good player, and did well this year following two years of injuries, but will cost too much and the Packers don't need to pay him. Trash em.
Damarious Randall- The 2015 1st round draft choice is an NFL defensive rookie of the year candidate and did extremely well. Take em.
Quinten Rollins- The 2015 second round draft choice did extremely well, just like Rollins. Take em.
Sam Shields- Has turned into the Packers ace cover corner and is one of the best in the league. Take em.
Daniel Roberston- Just a roster fill. Trash em.
Demtri Goodson- A special teams player and is turning into the new Jarrett Bush. Take em.
LaDarius Gunter- Did well when forced into the lineup late in the season. Good players this deep in the depth chart are hard to find. Take em.

Micah Hyde- This man's value to the Packers is phenomenal and what he is asked to do the dirty work. He is their tight end coverage man, their best tackler in the secondary, and a standout punt returner. Take em, and even overpay him a little if you have to next off season when his contract extension talks begin. 
Ha-Ha Clinton Dix- Becoming one of the harder hitting players in the league. Take em.
Morgan Burnett- A good, solid safety. Will never be the best, but I am okay with that. Take em.