Sep 30

All eyes will be focused on Ilya Kovalchuk for at least the beginning of this hockey season due to his controversial 15-year, $100 million contract that he landed with the New Jersey Devils. Adding him to the roster was not an easy task, but after all of the contract complications in the off-season Kovalchuk finally received his chance to show the New Jersey Devils that it was all worth it. And Kovalchuk did not disappoint.

On Tuesday night he helped the Devils beat the Philadelphia Flyers in a 3-2 preseason victory. It was late in the third period, and the score was 2-1 Flyers when Kovalchuk drew a penalty on Ben Holmstrom. Just 55 seconds after the penalty took effect, Travis Zajac scored the tying goal for New Jersey. After that, Kovalchuk made the Devils happy when he scored a the final rising shot over goalie Brian Boucher.

The Devils showed much discipline this game as they only committed two minor penalties. Martin Brodeur stopped 26 of 28 shots, including many tough saves. Overall the Devils started off slow, but showed improvement as the game went on.

After this game the Flyers fell to 3-1-1 while the Devils are 1-0-3 in the preseason. The New Jersey Devils will play their next preseason game on Friday, October 1, 2010 against the New York Islanders.

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Sep 28

Yesterday we saw that tickets to see The Addams Family on Broadway were the highest selling tickets on our Top 5 Events list. It’s no surprise that tickets to this weirdly wonderful show are a hot item, especially because each of the iconic members of the family are played by an amazing cast member. The producers of the show are hoping that losing such popular stars will not affect the success of the musical.

As advertising for this new musical began, the producers focused more on the famous branding of the Addams family. They paid close attention to highlighting the characters, such as Morticia and Gomez, who we learned to love from pages of The New Yorker, rather than the star actors portraying those parts. The producers were hoping to make the transition easier for new actors to take over the lead roles in March when the current stars are expected to leave.

The show’s producers are already looking for new stars to take over for the leading couple. Unfortunately the show has not found their new lead couple yet, as John Leguizamo and Minnie Driver have both turned down the opportunity to portray Gomez and Morticia.

Despite the search for a new leads, two time Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth currently star as the wonderfully weird couple at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City.

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Sep 27

The top five events on SelectATicket.com last week were as follows:

  1. The Addams Family Tickets
  2. New York Giants Tickets
  3. Roger Waters Tickets
  4. Elf Tickets
  5. New York Yankees Tickets

Be sure to check back next Monday to see which events are the most popular this week!

Sep 26

Earlier today the New York Giants had a disappointing performance in their 29-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans. The Giants incurred a multitude of turnovers and penalties, which proved they are lacking discipline.

The Giants could have guessed that the game was not going to go in their favor when their first turnover of the game happened during the very first drive. Quarterback Eli Manning threw a pass intended for Hakeem Nicks. Nicks attempted to catch the ball, but the Titans’ Cortland Finnegan nailed him from behind. The ball flew into the air and Sen’Derrick Marks of the Titans recorded his first interception as he caught the ball just before it hit the ground.

Before the game was over Eli Manning through another interception, and Ahmad Bradshaw fumbled the ball inside the Titans’ 10-yard line.

There were five personal fouls called against the Giants that severely hindered the team from succeeding. Brandon Jacobs, David Diehl, and Antrel Roelle all had one personal foul penaly each, while Kareem McKenzie had two.

The penalties and turnovers from this game were detrimental for the Giants, but hopefully next time the team will be able to show more discipline and land a victory. The New York Giants will play their next game at the New Meadowlands Stadium against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, October 3.

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Sep 25

On Monday night the New York Yankees remembered late owner George Steinbrenner in a way that make sure he will not be forgotten. Before their victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, the Yankees unveiled a monument dedicated to Steinbrenner where it will be joined by all of the other Yankee legends at Monument Park.

On July 13 George Steinbrenner past away at the age of 80. He can be credited with helping the Yankees attain the status that they currently have with a value of $1.6 billion according to Forbes. He had an enormous impact on not only the Yankees, but the game as well. Commissioner Bud Selig even said during Monday’s tribute that Steinbrenner belongs in the Hall of Fame because of the substantial impact he’s made.

Former Yankee great Reggie Jackson attended the monument unveiling, and as he spoke about Steinbrenner his eyes teared up. He told the Post, “I came here because of him and became part of the franchise. I’ll always have a special place for him. So I look forward to him being honored, recognized for really his contributions to baseball, certainly the world championships.”

Despite the extremely sad loss of the boss, the New York Yankees will keep on keeping on. Next up they will face the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, September 26, 2010.

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Sep 23

Rumor has it that the Denver Nuggets may be interested in trading forward Carmelo Anthony, and the New Jersey Nets are jumping at the chance to have him on their team.

The Nuggets still have not made a definite decision on whether or not they want to trade Anthony, but the resistance they’ve previously shown on the matter may be dwindling. A source also told ESPN.com that officials from the Nuggets made other teams aware that they will be taking pitches. It’s hard to say if the nuggets will make a trade as they have not withdrawn their standing offer to extend Anthony’s contract.

Despite the uncertainty, the New Jersey Nets seem to be putting the most effort into their pitch for Anthony. Multiple sources from the league told ESPN.com that the Nets seems to be the the candidate most likely to secure the 26-year old forward.

The Nets are not the only team interested in Anthony. The Knicks, Clippers, Bulls, Warriers, and Rockets have all expressed an interest in pursuing Anthony, but they may have a hard time beating what the Nets are willing to offer. Sources are saying that New Jersey’s offer includes the expiring contracts of Kris Humphries and Troy Murphy, the number three pick in the 2010 draft Derrick Favors, and at least one future first-round pick.

The NBA Preseason is almost here! The New Jersey Nets will begin their preseason on Sunday, October 3 at the Prudential Center against Maccabi Haifa.

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Sep 22

The New York Rangers could be in bad shape for awhile, as their center Chris Drury is dealing with an injury that may leave him sidelined for quite some time. The injury occurred during a scrimmage game that was held over the weekend. Drury blocked a shot, but unfortunately broke his left index finger while in the process.

Drury is expected to be out for up to a month which will leave him sidelined for the entire preseason, along with the first couple game in the regular season. Without Drury playing center, this leaves a spot on the ice open for the taking.

This could mean one of two things. The first being that Brian Boyle, Tim Kennedy, Derek Stepan, and Todd White will all be fighting for his spot during the preseason games, or that head coach John Tortorella will move left wing Vaclav Prospal to center, creating a spot for Sean Avery on the left.

Hopefully the Rangers will be able to succeed in the preseason, despite the loss of Drury. The New York Rangers will play their first preseason game at Madison Square Garden against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, September 23.

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Sep 21

The new musical on Broadway, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, may have experienced several years of delays, but the production will preview in November before opening in December.

This action adventure musical features music and lyrics by U2′s Bono and The Edge, with a book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger. Reeve Carney stars as Peter Parker along with his alter ego Spider-Man. This Broadway production will also feature Patrick Page as the Green Goblin, and Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano as Mary Jane.

The show’s leading man is also the front-man of a rock band. His band, Carney played two shows back-to-back recently at a Lower East Side Bar in Manhattan. Fans were thrilled and full of anticipation as he warmed up for his Broadway debut at Pianos Bar.

Finally, after being in the works for many years, the Broadway production of “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark” is set to perform for its opening night on Tuesday, December 21 in New York City with previews beginning on Sunday, November 14, 2010.

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Sep 20

The top five events on SelectATicket.com last week were as follows:

  1. NHL Winter Classic Tickets
  2. Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles Tickets
  3. Roger Waters Tickets
  4. New York Yankees Tickets
  5. American Idiot Tickets

Be sure to check back next Monday to see which events are the most popular this week.

Sep 19

Some of the most talented soccer players of the world will be coming to an arena near you. The Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey will be host to an international soccer match between Ecuador and Columbia in early October. This state of the art arena is the perfect setting for a high profile matchup such as this one.

Both countries involved with this match are sure to utilize the best players they have in order to beat the other team, while putting on a great show for the audience. Columbia will be led by head coach Hernán Darío Gómez, while competing against fellow countrymen Reinaldo Rueda.

These South American rivals are no strangers to playing in tri-state area. Columbia and Ecuador have previously played two matches at the old Giants Stadium. Those two games alone drew in an average of about 42,432 fans. Because the Red Bull Arena maxes out on capacity at 25,000, tickets are likely to sell out quick for this exciting match.

Ecuador will face Columbia at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey on Friday, October 8 at 8:30 p.m.

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Sep 16

After reworking the contract, and months of controversy regarding Ilya Kovalchuk’s 17-year, $102 million deal with the New Jersey Devils, the NHL finally approved the new contract earlier this month. Unfortunately for the Devils, the league did not let them off easy for attempting to circumvent the NHL’s salary cap.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman provided the devils with a penalty by fining them $3 million, and taking away two future draft picks. The draft picks the Devils lost includes a third-rounder for next year, and a first-rounder that they can choose sometime over the next four years.

The punishment justly comes from the $102 million contract that the Devils extended to three-time All-Star. The league rejected the contract due to the violation of the team payroll limits. On September 3, the NHL approved a new contract that the Devils made with Kovalchuk. The new contract is a much more reasonable 15-year, $100 million deal.

The president of the Devils, Lou Lamoriello completely disagreed with Bettman’s decision to punish the team, and he insists that they did nothing wrong.

Regardless of all the contract drama, the New Jersey Devils will play their first preseason game on Tuesday, September, 21 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia against their rivals, the Flyers.

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Sep 15

After suffering from a bruised right knee, New York Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher could be returning to the lineup soon. Swisher has been unable to start in a game since Sunday, and according to manager Joe Girardi his knee will most likely keep him from starting until Friday at the earliest.

Swisher had a second MRI on Tuesday which proved that his right knee was just inflamed, and luckily no bones were broken. Swisher admitted that he was relieved that the injury was not worse. He did go forth with a cortisone shot to relieve most of the pain, which will hopefully allow him to start against Baltimore this Friday.

Swisher has been dealing with the injury which occurred when he fouled a ball off his knee in late August. Since then Swisher has been intermittently in and out of the Yankees’ starting lineup. Although Swisher has not started since Sunday, he did pinch-hit on Monday. Unfortunately he could barely run to first after his hit.

The New York Yankees will play their next game without Swisher against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, September 15. The Yankees are looking forward to his return as soon as he is in good shape.

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Sep 14

On Monday night the New York Jets played their first regular season game in the New Meadowlands Stadium, but unfortunately for them the game did not end in their favor. The Jets took a disappointing 10-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in perhaps the worst season opener the Jets have ever had.

Second-year quarterback Mark Sanchez had a hard time making plays, and it seemed as though he played much better last year. In Sunday’s game he was 10 for 21 with only 74 yards. Sanchez completed three passes for 27 yards, but didn’t have a completion on it’s own longer than 13 yards.

Despite their loss the Jets seem to have a positive outlook. After the loss guard Damien Woody admitted that he “never heard of a season being done after one game,” and he certainly is right. The Jets have all season to get back on their feet, and you can bet that they will start with their next game.

The New York Jets will play their next game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, September 19 for an afternoon game at the New Meadowlands Stadium.

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Sep 13

Earlier this year a new musical opened on Broadway. Just five months after opening, Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet is attracting visitors who are very high-profile. On September 10 at the Nederlander Theatre the show was host to former President of the United States, Bill Clinton and family.

This Broadway musical is based on a recording session which brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Carl Perkins together. December 4, 1956 was the date that Sam Phillips brought this incredible foursome together at the Sun Records studio in Memphis, Tennessee.  This impromptu recording session and the uniting of these four legends made this recording session one of the greatest rock jams of all time.

The Clinton family witnessed a very special show, as it was the same night the musical brought in rock legend Jerry lee Lewis to join the cast for one performance only. Jerry Lee Lewis is the only original member of the real Million Dollar Quartet who is still alive today, and his performance on Friday was certainly a special one.

The Million Dollar Quartet features some of the greatest country, rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, and R&B songs from each of these legendary performers. These songs include “I Walk the Line,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Whole Lotta’ Shakin’ Goin’ On,” and more. The Million Dollar Quartet on Broadway captures the moment these 4 musical genius’ came together in their prime for music.

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Sep 13

The top five events on SelectATicket.com last week were as follows:

  1. Memphis the Musical Tickets
  2. New York Red Bulls Tickets
  3. NHL Winter Classic Tickets
  4. New York Yankees Tickets
  5. New York Giants Tickets

Be sure to check back next Monday to see which events are the most popular this week.

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