Posts tagged sports

Get Help Finding Tickets!

There are a lot of sites to buy tickets from out there and it can be a bit overwhelming to figure out the best way.

SeatGeek seems to be a pretty slick way to search multiple sites (like Razorgator and Stubhub, but not Ticketmaster) at the same time and get a pretty little diagram of the available tickets with your results.  This definitely makes finding those 4 seats in that one section for that one show much easier.

The site seams to be using SeatQuest.com‘s engine with a nicer front end and in addition to the basic searching features SeatGeek provides forecasts on the ticket price (will it go up or down between now and the event).  This is a cool feature, though at a self described ~83% average accuracy I wouldn’t trust it for tickets that are real important to you.

SeatGeek also publishes TicketPulse, a monthly analysis and report of trends in sports and music based on the data SeatGeek captures from the sites it searches.  For example, “The Lakers vs Celtics game on February 18th represents the highest average ticket price for all remaining games in the second half of the NBA season, selling at an average of $300 or 375% of face value.”  Quirky interesting stuff…

The site is a TechCrunch50 Finalist (for what that is worth) and has announced plans for additional products including one to help ticket resellers maximize their profits by forecasting trends and prices.

If you buy a lot of tickets to sports or concerts you should check out the site and sign up for the email alerts.  Maybe you’ll save a few bucks on your next show.

via [lifehacker]

Get Your Super Bowl Commercial Fix

MakeUseOf.com has a great rundown of all the different ways you can get your superbowl commercial fix.  I like YouTube’s AdFix which will let you watch the commercials live and vote / comment on your favorites.  Click through for more…

How will you get your fix?

via [makeuseof]

Twitter, the Super Bowl and You – #SB44

The NFL announces the #SB44 tag for Twitter and Flickr (and wherever else you use tags).

Not surprisingly the NFL has a Super Bowl XLIV related site up with all the standard bells and whistles (countdown timer, visitor guide, etc) including a new Super Bowl Twitter Page and announced #SB44 as the official hash tag for all that is Super Bowl 44 related.

The NFL marketing department has designated #SB44 as the tag to use for Twitter, Flickr and wherever else you plan on posting Super Bowl related stuff in an effort to harness the power of social media by organizing the content ever so slightly.  The site itself is a Flash-tastic compilation of tweets and photos you can pan across, but the content must be heavily moderated because there is nothing very interesting being posted (no cursing, no ranting, etc).

This is a great example of how major corporations can use  Twitter to organize their followers and help feed their own hype machine for whatever they have going on.  For users at the game, outside the stadium and across the country searching #SB44 should find you the latest and greatest news (from Twitter, at the least).

via [CNET]