Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Packers Training Camp Open Positions | Ticket King Green Bay

Packers 2016 Roster
Now that the 90 man rosters for teams are set, we look ahead into the Summer, as training camp battles begin to form. The following is our Packers training camp battles to keep an eye on.  

Third String Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers is the starter. Well duh. Have to state the obvious. Brett Hundley will be the backup. That is a given as well. However, the practice squad quarterback job is up for grabs right now between two candidates. Joe Callahan, a Wesley College product, and Marquise Williams, who ran the high-powered North Carolina Tar Heels offense a year ago. Williams has more talent, Callahan is much more intelligent. This could get interesting.

Third String Running Back: I openly criticized Ted Thompson for not drafting a running back in this draft. Eddie Lacy will start. James Starks will be the backup. However, the Packers have a big giant sized hole in the three slot. By default John Crockett will begin camp as the three, but that could change. The other two candidates are Don Jackson, a Nevada product, and Brandon Burks, a Troy product.

Punter: Tim Masthay has been a good punter for the Packers for a while now. However, Father Time waits for nobody. Masthay is already showing signs of age in his legs. His competition this year is Minnesota product Peter Mortell, who has a strong leg and is used to kicking in crap weather. I say Mortell wins this job.

Practice Squad Safety: The Packers secondary is deep, and pretty much set. However, one of those three safeties is headed to the practice squad. The three safeties I am referring to are Louisiana Tech product Kentrell Brice, Utah State product Marwin Evans, and Auburn product Jermaine Whitehead. I sat Brice heads to the practice squad. 

There are not a lot of job openings right now for the Packers, and that can be considered to be a good thing. Are the packers just a few open positions away from being a great team on all levels? The proof would be in the fact that they once again made the playoffs in 2015.  

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Vikings 53 Man Roster for 2016 | Ticket King

Vikings Tickets
The 2016 NFL off season has unofficially drawn to a close with an end to the NFL draft. Teams now have their 90 man rosters. Now the question becomes getting it down to 53 week one. Here is our attempt to predict the Vikings 53 man roster. Will this roster bring fans around to purchase Vikings tickets in 2016? We shall see.

Teddy Bridgewater, Taylor Heinicke, Joel Stave(PS)- There are many within the organization who are hinting that the vikings coaching staff would like to cut Shaun Hill and give Heinicke the backup job long term. Joel Stave heads to the practice squad.

Running Backs:
Adrian Peterson, Jerrick McKinnon, Matt Asiata,- One can't help but to ask how much gas Peterson has left in the tank? At some point, over the age of 30 now, his skills are just going to go poof, and disappear. On top of that, it now appears that this offense works better without him in it, so there is that factor to consider. McKinnon is the perfect change of pace back to Peterson and excels out of the shotgun. Asiata is a great short yardage back.

Zach Line- Line will be the Vikings lone fullback on the roster again in 2016.

Wide Receivers:
Stefon Diggs, Laquon Treadwell, Jarius Wright, Adam Thielen, Moritz Bohringer, Cordarrelle Paterson- The Vikings desperately needed to replenish their wide receiver unit and they did that. Treadwell is an NFL reay pass catcher and will contribute from day one. Moritz Bohringer, the big German, made NFL history becoming the first player ever to be drafted without playing college football. He is an intriguing prospect. Paterson, a former first round draft choice, gets one final season.

Tight Ends: 
Kyle Rudolph, Mycole Pruitt, Rhett Ellison, David Morgan- For the first time in a while the Vikings will actually carry four tight ends into week one of the regular season. Rudolph is a good solid pro. Pruitt has a high ceiling. Ellison is an outstanding blocker, and David Morgan is a project.

Offensive Line:
Matt Kalil, Phil Loadholt, Andre Smith, Willie Beavers, Joe Berger, Alex Boone, Brandon Fusco, T.J. Clemmings, John Sullivan(If he can play), Nick Easton(If Sullivan can't play)- This was the hardest position group on the team to figure out who is going to make the roster. We say Mike Harris is the odd man out. If Sullivan can't play anymore, they will just put their head down, and play Easton in 2016 at center.

Defensive Line:
Everson Griffin, Danielle Hunter, Scott Crichton, B.J. Dubose, Tom Johnson, Sharrif Floyd, Linval Joseph, Stephen Shamar- The Vikings have a tradition going of finding pass rushing projects and turning them into something. That will not change this year. Danielle Hunter and B.J. Dubose both seemed poised for breakout seasons. As a result, longtime starter Brian Robison will be cut.

Anthony Barr, Erik Kendricks, Audie Cole, Kentrell Brothers, Travis Lewis, Chad Greenway, Brandon Watts- Three years ago this unit was beyond bad, maybe the worst collection of linebackers in the league. The Vikings have done a tremendous job of rebuilding this unit from the group up. Barr is an All-Pro, Kendricks looks like a stud, and Greenway gets one more season.

Defensive Back:
Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander, Terrance Newman, Captain Munnerlynn, Harrison Smith, Marcus Sherels, Anthony Harris, Antone Exum, Andrew Sendejo- The Vikings are really deep at cornerback, and will carry six into the regular season. It's the safeties that concern everyone. They have been looking for a compliment to Smith, and it may reach a point where Terrance Newman switches over, and plays safety.

Long Snapper:
Kevin McDermott

Jeff Locke- I know Vikings fans may not like this, but Locke will be the punter in 2016. When you spend a draft choice on a punter or kicker, it's like spending a first round draft choice on a quarterback. The Wagon is hitched, whether people like it or not.

Blair Walsh- This man has had a rocky up and down career. He gets yet another season though.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dixie Chicks Green Bay Tickets 2016 | Show Set for September 24

The Dixie Chicks are coming to Green Bay! It's a Resch Center concert, set for September 24. Opening the show will be Augustana. The tour is called "MMXVI World Tour" and it all started on April 20, with a show in Amsterdam. The band will spend the spring in Europe, and then come to the United States for the summer. June 1st, and it covers fifty-two dates. For Dixie Chicks Green Bay tickets, we have great seats on sale now.    

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Vikings 2016 Draft Review | Ticket King Green Bay

Vikings Draft Picks
The 2016 NFL draft has come and gone. At times, we like to focus on what the NFC North opponents focused on for their draft picks. Today, we’re going to look at the Minnesota Vikings draft.

Round 1: Laqon Treadwell/WR/Mississippi- I did not think Treadwell would make it this deep into the draft. He was the top wide receiver on several boards, but ended up being the 4th wide receiver taken. One of the Vikings top needs from this draft was upgrading their wide receiver unit, and they needed a starter from somewhere near the top of the draft. They got one in Treadwell.

Round 2: Mackensie Alexander/CB/Clemson- One of the more surprise moves of the draft, the Vikings grabbed Alexander, the ace cover man from Clemson in round two. I did not have cornerback anywhere on my list of Vikings needs. This tells me the Vikings didn't like what they saw from Tre Waynes in year one.

Round 4: Willie Beavers/G/Western Michigan- Many people had offensive line as the top need for the Vikings in this draft. The Vikings finally answered that need in round four, and not in the way we thought. They needed a tackle, they drafted a guard who could be moved to tackle. With Beavers, the Vikings drafted a mobile offensive lineman with versatility and a high ceiling.

Round 5: Kentrell Brothers/ILB/Missouri- The Vikings needed a linebacker as well, and once again, they didn't go the route we all thought. We tagged them for an outside linebacker, they took an inside linebacker more suited for a 3-4 defense. Brothers is a smart player, maybe maybe the want a long term quarterback at middle linebacker with this choice.

Round 6A: Moritz Boehringer/WR/Germany- The Minnesota Vikings made history in round six when they made Boehringer the first player to ever be drafted without playing college football in North America. Boehringer has a high ceiling and could pay big dividends down the road.

Round 6B: David Morgan/WR/UTSA- The Vikings needed a lot of depth at wide receiver out of this draft, and made Morgan their third wide receiver they took in round six. The Texas-San Antonio product has some big time size, and could be a good possession receiver for Touchdown Teddy in the coming years.

Round 7A: Stephen Weatherly/OLB/Vanderbilt- The Vikings needed an outside linebacker in this draft and finally got one in round seven. Weatherly is a terrific athlete with a high ceiling and could be the next Viking drafted late and made into a NFL-caliber pass rusher.

Round 7B: Jayron Kearse/S/Clemson- Kearse has some fantastic size, standing nearly 6'5” with long arms. Kearse could begin his career on the practice squad and we will see from there. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Where to Sit at Lambeau Field | Seating Chart and Tips for Packers Fans

Where to sit at Lambeau Field
Lambeau Field is an amazing place to see a Packers game. When fans start looking for Packers tickets, that's when they first start to think about where to sit at Lambeau Field. So where do you want to be when they start the game? That depends on a number of factors. Ticket King will try to help you make the right choice when attending a Packers game.

First, it's true what they say. There are no bad seats at Lambeau Field. Yes, when you sit in very low rows, on the sideline, the view can be slightly blocked by players standing in the way, but when you are that low, you get to hear the action of those players and coaches, and that brings a whole new perspective to the game. Can you be too high up at Lambeau? The original bowl is made up of the first sixty rows.  After that, the extended areas come into play. There are elevators that can take you up to that section, and the seating is just a bit wider, so there are advantages to sitting above row sixty. The new bleacher section is very high above the action, but you do get a great "birds eye" view from there. The following are some of the key items you want to take into account when you pick your seats.

  • The Packers tunnel is just below section 131. 
  • The north end zone sections are 108, 106, 104, 102, 100, 101, 103, 105 and 107
  • The south end zone sections are 132, 134, 136, 138, 137, 135, 133, and 131
  • Sideline sections on the Packers side are sections 110 through 130
  • Sideline sections on the Visitors side are sections 109 through 129
  • There are four "corner" gates, a center gate, and entrances through the Lambeau Field Atrium, as well as the Oneida Nation gate on the east side.
  • There are also gates on the north and south end zones. 
There are no bad seats at Lambeau Field, as long as you are a Packers fan!