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Matt Cullen is originally from Chapel Hill, NC. He studied Marketing and Professional Golf Management at Florida State University and received his MBA in Sports Marketing and Management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, attending sporting events, and is an avid Florida State football fan. Matt and his wife Carlie were recently blessed with their first son, Carson.

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Top 3 Moments in the NFL International Series

 

header nfl international b9de3c4abf7bfdce29aae5ec62fbd601The NFL is in high demand in London. More than ever before, fans in the United Kingdom are asking for more football (instead of futbol), and the league is delivering in massive amounts. This fall, a record three regular season games will be played at historic Wembley Stadium bringing forth traveling opportunities for both the teams playing and their fans, and raising talk of a possible franchise calling London home.

Take a look at the schedule for the 2014 NFL International Games:

Oakland Raiders vs Miami Dolphins on Sept. 28, 2014

Atlanta Falcons vs Detroit Lions on Oct. 26, 2014

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 9, 2014

So as the NFL International Series continues to grow and fans in the UK keep asking for more, we decided to take a look at some of the most memorable moments in the NFL International Series. What were some of the biggest game highlights? What about the big blow-outs? Any records set?

So without further ado, check out our top three moments in the NFL International Series!

1. San Francisco 49ers vs Jacksonville Jaguars, 2013

Just last season, the Jacksonville Jaguars were dominated by the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers had been on a come-back from a slow start to the season, and quarterback Colin Kaepernick carried San Fran to a 6-2 record in London.

Throwing for 164 yards and one touchdown and running for 54 yards and two touchdowns, Kaepernick was untouchable and the 49ers defeated the Jaguars 42-10. Frank Gore also ran for two scores.

San Francisco’s international win continued the Jaguars losing streak making their record 0-8.

2. Miami Dolphins vs New York Giants, 2007

Although this game was low scoring with the Giants defeating the Dolphins 13-10, it was the elements that made this such a great game to watch. The London skies opened at Wembley Stadium, just as they’re known to do, and the rain just wouldn’t let up.

The weather made it impossible to get any plays airborne, which left some sloppy, muddy football. Both teams were able to execute some decent running plays even with the turnovers present, but finally, with many struggles, the Giants were able to prevail over the Dolphins.

It might not have been the prettiest football game London has ever seen, but it was certainly entertaining.

3. San Francisco 49ers vs Denver Broncos, 2010

This NFL International Game makes our list because of the late explosion delivered by Denver. The game was pretty slow despite the 49ers lead late in the game. San Francisco’s backup QB, Troy Smith, delivered late in the game to increase the Broncos deficit and eventually bury Denver’s chances at a comeback.

Smith completed a 28-yard touchdown to Michael Crabtree with 7:23 left to bring the 49ers to a 17-10 lead, and Frank Gore contributed another score running in from the Broncos 3.

The late drive brought San Francisco to a 24-16 victory over Denver.

Get Yourself to London!

NFL On Location NFL International Series NFL Players 3With Official Ticket Packages direct from NFL On Location, you can attend the 2014 NFL International Series in London will unparalleled access! Packages grant you a ticket to the game with fantastic views of the field and access to an exclusive hospitality area open three hours pregame, and depending on the level of hospitality you select, during halftime and one hour postgame as well. Inside hospitality, you’ll be invited to enjoy complimentary gourmet fare and beer, wine and soft drink selections.

In addition, fans will receive provided-for luxurious accommodations in London, and transportation to and from all official NFL events. Official NFL gift bags brimming with official products and merchandise are also included.

NFL On Location staff are in London with you throughout the weekend should you have any questions or concerns arise, and NFL On Location Signature Services are available to assist you throughout the trip and ensure you get all the autographs you’re seeking.

NFL On Location NFL International Series Friday Night Cruise 1Not to mention, if you select the top-tiered package, you’ll receive an invite to the Official NFL Friday Night Kickoff Cruise! Hop aboard the ship and cruise along the River Thames with your favorite NFL players and cheerleaders. Complimentary beer, wine and soft drink selections are available as well as a featured appetizer menu.

Take a look at the Official Ticket Package options available to find the perfect fit for you and your group:

Diamond Level>>

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Deluxe Level>>

Standard Level>>

So what are you waiting for? The NFL and London are calling your name! Who knows what kind of out-of-this-world moments will take place at the International Series this year, but you don’t want to miss the opportunity to watch them happen LIVE!

Call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a representative or visit QuintEvents website for more information.

 

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5 FUN Things to do After You Graduate College

 

For four years, you anticipate it. You fear it. You get nervous about it. You get excited about it. You get happy about it. You get nostalgic about it. The statement “time flies” could never be more of an understatement. Graduation.

You arrive at your university freshman year, sign up for classes, meet your first roommate, move into your dorm, experience the college life, and before you can blink you’re in your senior year graduating.

If you’re a recent May graduate, you’ve just experienced this crazy moment full of mixed emotions and celebrations. If you’re graduating in a couple weeks or in Dec., you’ll be there soon enough. It’s a strange feeling and you can’t help but find yourself in a limbo of questions all around the topic of “what do I do next?”

Where do you go after graduation? What do you do? Where do you turn?

Well, grads, we’ve comprised a list of things for you to do after graduation. Sure, finding a job with your degree or applying for advanced schooling should always be on your list, but we’re talking about things you should do that are pure fun! After all, graduating doesn’t mean you should kiss the good ole days behind!

So, without further ado, check out our list of five fun things do to after you graduate:

1. Learn a New Skill

You have no commitments right now, so why not take the opportunity to make you more competitive for employers or just simply learn new skills that will make you better?

Spend time learning a new language, learn how to cook, learn how to balance your check book. Teach yourself how to do the things they don’t teach you in college even though they are things that will help enhance your life.

2. Push Yourself to New Limits

The time right after you graduate is the time to learn about who you are and what you really want out of life. Break your college habits of eating fast food every night and sleeping in late. Eat right and exercise often; after all, you only get one body and its going to have to carry you into old age so take care of it now.

Push yourself to the limits and learn what you are truly capable of. Become independent and self-sufficient.

describe the image3. Volunteer Your Time

Now that you’re done with school and trying to figure out your next move, why not spend time helping the less fortunate or putting time towards a charity that touches your heart?

Whether you decide to give back in your immediate community or on a bigger level by doing charity work in another city or even country, your hard work will have a direct correlation on the improvement in the lives of others. Who knows? You might find that you truly love the feeling of giving back and making a difference, and it may even help guide your career into the nonprofit field.

4. See the World

NFL On Location NFL International Series London 2You don’t yet have a full-time job, so see the world! Take advantage of your time out of school before you get in an office, and travel to all the places you want to go.

Want to see the Eifel Tower? Big Ben? Want to visit Asia? What about Rio de Janeiro? This is time to visit those places and experience different cultures. Round up a group of your very best friends and make it a plan to work hard through the summer, save money and backpack around the world.

Staying in hostels or with host families can be cheap and it truly is the best way to get the full experience of another culture because you won’t be inside – you’ll be out seeing things and gaining memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

So what are you waiting for? GO!

5. Go Back to College… for the College Football Playoff National Championship!

football fans college football playoffMaybe don’t go back to college for good as that’s unproductive in the advancement of your future, but go back for the sports! Go back for the college football games and if your team’s really good, go to the first-ever College Football Playoff!

It’s the biggest college football game of the year and it’s sure to be a hoot and half! Gather up your friends, begin to save now and put your butt in the stands to cheer on your alma mater as they play in the national title game for all the marbles!

Okay, okay, but how in the world can you afford that? Well, we’ve got your
money saving guide right here>>

Alright, but aren’t those tickets hard to acquire? How in the world are YOU supposed to get your hands on them? Well….

Time to Get You There!

With Official Playoff Premium Ticket Packages you can get VIP access at the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship! Packages include access to a pregame hospitality area open three hours before the game, and it’s filled with complimentary gourmet food and open beer, wine and soft drinks.

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Not to mention, there are a variety of interactive entertainment elements for you to partake in and collegiate football legends will be making appearances! Then, when it’s kick-off time, you and your friends will take your seats in the stadium with prime views of the field. College football doesn’t get any better than this!

Get more information on how you can check this experience off your bucket list today by calling 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a representative or visit QuintEvents website for more information.

Take advantage of your days as a graduate and have the time of your life at the
College Football Playoff National Championship!

 

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2015 Super Bowl Ticket Sticker Shock: We’ll Get Through It Together

 

Deep Breaths!

So you’ve just begun researching a bucket list experience, attending the 2015 Super Bowl. Awesome!

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A few clicks later, you’re hyperventilating as you realize, WHOA this is not cheap! I wish I could say it wasn’t so, but the truth is in 2014, tickets to big name sporting events just are not cheap. So if you’re planning to go, prepare to shell out a few bucks.

That said, people are still going to purchase them, they’re still going to attend the game and if you want to be a part of that amazing experience, you’re going to have to bite the bullet and do the same.

One way to get through sticker shock is to take a look at what you’re getting for your money and see the value in it; another is to view the exclusivity of attending this event as an added bonus. So read on to see what bang you’re really getting for your buck.

Scarcity

There are only so many tickets available for the 2015 Super Bowl (63,400 at University of Phoenix Stadium to be exact). Thirty-five percent of tickets are equally divided among the AFC and NFC Championship teams. Five percent go to the Super Bowl Host Team and after that 34.8 percent are allotted to the remaining NFL teams who are out of contention. The remaining 25.2 percent go to the NFL to distribute to personnel and whichever media outlets, celebrities, sponsors, football icons, etc. they choose.

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So where in here do regular, everyday fans get the opportunity to get in on the action? Typically, through a lottery, each team determines which of their regular season ticket holders can win them. SO if you’re not a season ticket holder, sorry!

Not to paint a bleak picture, but this is the reality of people looking for tickets. Your chances of just lucking out and scoring them through a lottery are very slim. Purchasing them will of course end up costing you more than a regular game, but don’t forget, this isn’t a regular game, it’s THE game.

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IT’S THE SUPER BOWL! (Did confetti fly out of your screen when you read that? I’m still working on that feature.)

In all seriousness, it’s the biggest game of the year. It breaks attendance, advertising and viewing records year after year, and not for lack of reason. The Super Bowl crowns the champion among one of the most popular sports in our nation. Just getting a ticket to the game gets you bragging rights for life.

Trust me people, BRAGGING RIGHTS FOR LIFE.

Every time there’s a Super Bowl, every time there’s a football game, heck, every time someone brings up the sport, you can slide in that you were LIVE at the game!

Ask anyone who’s ever been to a Super Bowl, being in the stadium during this game is unlike any other experience you’ll ever be a part of!

Exclusive Access and VIP Amenities

If you get a ticket, you get any other goodies the NFL provides (sometimes a cushion filled with gameday goodies). However through QuintEvents and NFL On Location, you never get just a ticket. You instead get an Official Super Bowl Ticket Package.

So what’s in the package?

I’m so glad you asked! This package bundles your ticket, of course, and tons of other VIP amenities and access. Get a dedicated security entrance on gameday so you don’t have to wait in crazy lines, get a voucher to splurge at the NFL merchandise store (OR an Official Super Bowl XLIX Gift Bag brimming with goodies), get access to an exclusive NFL Hospitality Party Venue decked out with gourmet fare and complimentary open bar, AND get the opportunity to meet-and-greet with NFL Cheerleaders and Players!

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In addition, hospitality is full of fun, interactive entertainment that will keep you and your guests on your toes for the full three hours. That’s right, this exclusive venue is open three full hours pre game, so you’ll be attending the ultimate tailgate (another thing to brag about to your friends)!

Depending on the package level you choose, this hospitality continues after the game, with the opportunity to get on the field to take pictures! Picture yourself strolling through University of Phoenix Stadium as the confetti covers the field where the 2015 Super Bowl Champs were just crowned!

Get Your Ticket to the 2015 Super Bowl

That settles it, you’re ready: Bring on the bragging rights!

Through NFL On Location secure your Official 2015 Super Bowl Ticket Package today! Package options to select from include:

Super Bowl LogoTouchdown Club 
Red Level
Blue Level
Stadium Box

Will we be seeing you in Arizona? Visit our website or call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to one of our representatives to start your Super Bowl experience today!

 

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The Top 3 Breeders' Cup Traditions

 

Breeders Cup Experiences Santa Anita Horse Racing QuintEvents 1The Breeders' Cup World Championships boast a deep history rooted in traditions and customs that are still carried out to this day throughout the two days of racing. From the beverages to the awards, some things just never change.

So why are we telling you this? Why does it matter if you know the top three traditions of the Breeders' Cup? Well, if you're attending the 2014 Breeders' Cup, you don't want to be the odd man out, do you? You don't want to be the one person who doesn't understand the significance of all of the things going on around you, right?

However, if you understand why the traditions around you are taking place, how they were started and why they are significant, it makes the experience that much more meaningful. In other words, if you're looking for the ultimate Breeders' Cup experience this year, then you're going to want to take notes on the traditions we're about to share with you. 

So without further ado, take a look at the three most popular traditions that create the culture of the Breeders' Cup World Championships! 

1. The Torrie Horse Trophy

The Breeders' Cup awards the exact same trophy every year, and the original statue is brought from track to track that hosts the races. The design was created in the late 1950s and is a replica of Giovanni da Bologna's sculpture of the Torrie horse. It is carefully structured to show definition in the muscles, displaying the horse's strength.

Each year, the original trophy is displayed in a central location at the host track for spectators to view. At Santa Anita Park for instance, it is typically displayed by the fountain at the entrance of the main grandstand.

Something that makes this tradition unique is that even though the original trophy is there at the track, the winners are not presented with it. Instead, they are provided a smaller replica made out of bronze. Starting in 2012, the winning trainers, breeders and jockeys also received a Lalique crystal replica of the trophy.

Breeders Cup Experiences Santa Anita Fans QuintEvents 22. "Down the Stretch"

Similar to many big US horse races, the
Breeders' Cup has an official drink that is on high demand throughout the race weekend. Comprised of Grey Goose Vodka, Blue Curacao, sweet and sour mix, cranberry juice, and Sprite, the "Down the Stretch" drink was created in 2007, and is the drink of choice for race fans.

If you're attending the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships this fall, prepare yourself for the sweetness - you won't want to drink anything else the rest of the weekend!

3. The Flower Blanket

Breeders Cup Experiences Santa Anita Winner QuintEventsAfter any horse race, it is customary that the winning horse receives a garland of flowers draped across its withers.

At the Breeders' Cup, this garland is created with yellow chrysanthemums as the base and outlined with purple chrysanthemums. The flower blanket holds a round purple cloth plaque with the Breeders' Cup logo and named embroidered within. The garland is then covered in the center with a bouquet of white orchids, greenery and additional chrysanthemums, and is approximately 96 inches in length.

In addition to the flower blanket, the winner also receives a purple horse blanket with the race name embroidered.

See the Traditions take Place at the 2014 Breeders' Cup! 

Now that you know what traditions you can expect to see at Santa Anita Park this fall, it's time to secure your spot in the stands to watch the racing LIVE! With Official Ticket Packages to the
2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships, you can experience the 13 races from some of the best seats in the stands with prime views of the track!

Packages also offer you and your group access to an exclusive in-track hospitality area so you can escape from your seats as you wish throughout the day and enjoy a VIP venue out of the California elements. Within hospitality, you'll have access to complimentary food buffets, premium open or cash bars, interactive entertainment elements, and so much more! 

Luxurious accommodations in the LA area, and transportation to and from the track on race day are also included in your pacakge eliminating all trip planning aspects for you. In other words, attending the Breeders' Cup has never been easier!

So what are you waiting for? It's time to start your Breeders' Cup experience today! Call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a representative or visit QuintEvents website for more information.

 

Visit Santa Anita for the Breeders' Cup! 

Join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #BC14 and #BCVIP! 

 

 

THE Guide to the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival

 

The weekend is finally upon us! In just a few short days the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival will begin! The Class of 2014 will join football’s elite as they are enshrined into the Hall of Fame and the 2014 NFL season will kick-off with the 2014 Hall of Fame Game! The Pro Football Hall of Fame event has been one of the most highly anticipated sporting events of the summer and it’s finally here!

describe the imageBut for those you attending, what do you need to know? What’s the schedule for the weekend? Is there a dress code for the events? What can you bring with you to each event?

And for those of you still trying to decide on whether or not to attend, is it too late to get tickets? Can you attend just one day of the event? Is it too late to arrange accommodations in Canton?

All fantastic questions and believe it or not, we’re about to answer all of them! So sit tight, don’t click away and get all the information you need to prepare you for the ultimate Pro Football Hall of Fame weekend (maybe bookmark this page for easy access later)!

Breaking Down the Schedule

With so many different events of equal importance taking place throughout the weekend, you want to make sure you know exactly where you need to be so you don’t miss any of the action. Check out the full schedule below broken down by respective packages and remember, single day packages only grant you access to the day of events you selected. 

Friday, Aug. 1

Friday Night Reception at 6 p.m.
Available with Platinum Plus and Platinum Packages

Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Ceremony at 7 p.m.
Available with Platinum Plus and Platinum Packages

Read more about Friday’s Events>>

Saturday, Aug. 2

Enshrinement Celebration Fan Party from 4-6 p.m.
Available with Bronze Packages

Legends Club VIP Enshrinement Tailgate Party from 4-6 p.m.
Available with Platinum Plus, Platinum and Gold Packages

See the Hall of Famers who will be present>>

Red Carpet Walk at 6:45 p.m.
Available with Platinum Plus and Platinum Packages

Class of 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony at 7 p.m.
Available with Platinum Plus, Platinum, Gold, and Bronze Packages

Read more about Saturday’s Events>>

Sunday, Aug. 3

Enshrinees Gameday Rountable at 12:30 p.m.
Available with Platinum Plus, Platinum, Gold, and Bronze Packages
**Seating with the Class of 2014 only available with Platinum Plus, Platinum and Gold Packages

Fan Appreciation Tailgate Party from 5-7 p.m.
Available with Bronze Packages

Legends Club VIP NFL/Hall of Fame Game Tailgate Party from 5-7 p.m.
Available with Platinum Plus, Platinum and Gold Packages

See the Hall of Famers who will be present>>

Class of 2014 Autograph Session TBD
Available with Platinum Plus Packages

See the enshrinees who will be present>>

NFL/Hall of Fame Game at 8 p.m.
Available with Platinum Plus, Platinum, Gold, and Bronze Packages

Read more about Sunday’s Events>>

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Also, remember that each day you are taking part in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival events, you have access to tour the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It opens at 8 a.m. each day and closes at 10 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 8 p.m. on Sunday.

The Class of 2014

If you don’t already know who is in the Class of 2014 and why they are Pro Football Hall of Fame worthy, tisk tisk! The last thing you need is to arrive in Canton and potentially run into an enshrinee and not know it!

Check out the members of the Class of 2014 and read up on their accolades! It’ll make the festival that much more meaningful to you as a fan.

Aeneas Williams>>
Claude Humphrey>>
Ray Guy>>
Derrick Brooks>>
Walter Jones>>
Andre Reed>>
Michael Strahan>>

Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014

How to Dress for Each Event

Unsure of what the dress code is for each event? Understandable. After all, it is a little unique of a situation to be at a die-hard football fan event that nonetheless, is still a ceremony. Take a look at the dress code for each event.

NFL Pro Football Hall Of Fame Enshrinement Celebration Fan Party USA Today Sports EventsEnshrinees’ Gold Jacket Ceremony: Men should wear a suit and tie and women should wear evening attire, but not formal wear.

Enshrinees Gameday Roundtable: Business causal is seen, however, this is a casual event. We highly encourage wearing your favorite team, player of Hall of Famers jersey to sport your spirit.

Class of 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony: Dress code is the same as it is for the Enshrinees Gameday Roundtable. Many guests will be coming straight from that event, so there is no need to change in between.

NFL/Hall of Fame Game: The Buffalo Bills will be taking on the New York Giants so sport a team jersey or t-shirt! Don’t be afraid to go all out to support the team of your choice.

Have more questions regarding the events or dress code? Visit our FAQ page>>

What Should You Bring?

The Class of 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony and the Hall of Fame Game are both held in the historic Fawcett Stadium. Like most football stadiums, Fawcett has strict guidelines on what items are permitted inside in order to keep the fans, players and Hall of Famers safe.

Take a look at the list of permitted items and the list of prohibited items so you can plan accordingly when you leave your hotel to head to the stadium on Saturday and Sunday.

Permitted Items

  • Cameras
  • Bags that are clear and smaller than 12x12x6
  • Wheel chairs and valid medical devices
  • Binoculars

Prohibited Items

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Bags that are not clear
  • Cans, bottles, bottled or boxed liquids
  • Camera lenses over eight inches
  • Large purses
  • Knives
  • Large camera cases
  • Plastic bottles
  • Strollers
  • Thermoses
  • Commercial audio/video recording equipment
  • Beach balls
  • Balloons
  • Coolers of any kind
  • Laser lights and pointers
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Umbrellas
  • Noisemaking devices
**For a more detailed list of permitted or prohibited items, visit www.profootballhof.com

Go Forth to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival!

Now that you’re informed about all the small details regarding the
2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, go forth and have the time of your lives!

Don’t have access to the full event weekend yet or looking for single day packages? There’s still time, but you must be quick! Take a look at the different Official Ticket Package options available to find the best fit for you and your group.

Platinum Plus Packages>>

Platinum Packages>>

Gold Packages>>

Bronze Packages>>

Single Day Options>>

Call 1-877-611-3947 to speak to a representative about package options, hotel accommodations and transportation services or visit NFL On Location’s website for more information.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival begins in just a couple of days and there’s no more time to wait! Secure your spot to be a part of this emotional, fun-filled festival today!

 

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Weekend: What to Pack, What to Bring?

 

PFHOF logoWe’re inching closer and closer to the big weekend. Just over one week to go until the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame are inducted and the preseason kicks-off. This means there’s just one thing on your mind if you’re Canton-bound:

What do I pack and what do I bring!?!

You know we’ve got you covered! If you need a refresher on the enshrinees of the 2014 class:

Learn about Andre Reed>>>

Learn about Michael Strahan>>>

Learn about Aeneas Williams>>>

Learn about Derrick Brooks>>>

Learn about Ray Guy>>>

Learn about Claude Humphrey>>>

Learn about Walter Jones>>>

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Keep an eye out next week as we will also be bringing you a cheat guide to all the events of the weekend and of what’s included in your specific package.

Down to business. As the days fly by, and your bag stays empty you begin to wonder, what exactly should you bring? What do you need to wear to each event? Will you need a poncho for rain? Will you need a koozie for your beer? You just don’t know… read on to see our complete list of what to pack and bring to the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Weekend!

Do Bring

A Permanent Marker

Does this one strike you as strange? Well it shouldn’t! With SOOO many NFL greats in one place, and an Autograph Session scheduled in, you’ll want a permanent marker on hand to snag autographs! The last think you want is to run into your favorite player only to find out neither of you have anything to write with!

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If you’ve got an old game ball passed down from your grandfather, to your father to you and you know you’d love to have it signed, this is the perfect weekend to do so! Whether it’s the jersey you’re wearing or a particular piece of football memorabilia, pack it in and whip it out during the Pro Football Hall of Fame weekend to capture autographs!

Camera or Camera Phone

What’s the point of going to a bucket list event if you can’t gloat a little about it? There will be plenty of souvenirs and memorabilia as part of your Pro Football Hall of Fame Package, however, getting a picture with one of the enshrinees or other NFL Legends will further make your friends salivate with jealousy. And isn’t that what it’s all about?

Pro Tip: You are allowed to take pictures and video inside the Hall of Fame Museum—an excellent time to grab shots of football history!

Favorite Team or Player Jersey

While the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a very classy, emotional affair, Sunday will have all the elements of a true gameday—with a little extra! During the Tailgate associated with your package, rock your favorite team or player jersey and then wear your jersey loud and proud during the Hall of Fame Game!

A Button Down or Dress

This may seem a far cry from the last item to bring, but your packages will grant you access to some very elegant and exclusive events and you will want to look the part. Business/smart casual is recommended (at least for Friday)!

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Make sure to have this handy as you will want to map out your free time to tackle the Museum as well as visit other attractions in Canton! For a guide on what to do in Canton:

Your Guide to Canton 

Comfortable Shoes

There’s so much to do, and quite a bit of walking so be sure to bring comfy shoes to keep your feet from hating you! Flip flops, sandals, sneakers, and wedges are highly recommended!

There’s Still Time

…For you and your fellow die-hard football fans to make it to this amazing weekend. With packages still available, there’s no excuse for missing out on the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Weekend!

Packages include tickets to Friday, Saturday and Sunday events or single day options. With Official Packages you can get access to exclusive events such as the Hall of Fame Game, the Gold Jacket Ceremony and the Enshrinement Ceremony. Additionally, secure invites to the official tailgates taking place over the weekend, and get in the door with access to gourmet food buffets, complimentary or cash bar drinks, VIP amenities and more!

Learn which package will work best for your group and join us for the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Weekend!

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College Football Top 25 Preseason Rankings [Take 2]

 

College Football National Championship Gold B Package 1The date has been set. The
2014 college football season will be hitting the stage on Aug. 27! For all of you who have been fasting or who swore not to cut their hair until college football returned, the wait is over! The days of anxiously anticipating the first kick-off are complete. We can now just patiently watch as each calendar day is crossed out bringing us one day closer.

But what about the preseason? What has been going on since the new recruits came in and the 2014 NFL Draft candidates joined the big leagues? Where do the teams stand entering the 2014 college football season?

If you haven't seen Take One of our Top 25 Preseason Rankings, be sure to check them out>>

Not too much has changed since we created our list of preseason rankings a month ago, but we have shifted a few teams around on the charts. Take a look at our most recently updated version of the rankings!

College Football Top 25 Preseason Rankings [Take 2]

Rank

Team

Notes

25 Texas Tech The Red Raiders have continued to build from the 2013 season and with Davis Webb leading the offense, things are looking bright. 
24 Mississippi  Offensively the Rebels are looking solid with the pair of QB Bo Wallace and WR Laquon Treadwell. If the defense can match in skill, Mississippi will have a lot to offer.
23 Clemson  The Tigers have always been solid and with the defense they’ve been building since the spring, the back line will be a force to be reckoned with.
22 Texas A&M  Texas A&M is struggling with their current QB situation, but with the strong offensive team they already have, this spot shouldn’t be hard to fill.
21 Missouri  Missouri will be looking for new offensive weapons with the loss of WR Dorial Green-Beckham, but this should be a loss the Tigers can operate around. 
20 Kansas State  The Wildcats made a strong push in the 2013 season for a spot in the Big 12, and if they still possess that momentum, then we’re excited to see what’s to come from Kansas State.
19 Georgia The Bulldogs have been in recovery mode, simply trying to get the team healthy. So far things are looking good, but they’ve still got some training to do to get up to par. 
18 Notre Dame Notre Dame’s team is looking good, but the challenge this team will face is their new, strengthened schedule.
17 Nebraska There’s not much to be heard about the Cornhuskers – no injuries, no deficits, no holes. The team is typically pretty solid and there’s no reason to believe the 2014 season will be any different.
16 UNC UNC threw fans for a loop last season, but if they can keep it together, this bunch will be explosive. 
15 Arizona  Arizona had a decent 2013 season and even though they’re experiencing deficits on both sides of the game, they have the potential to bring a lot to the table in 2014. 
14 LSU LSU is experiencing a melting pot of players right now with the new lot coming in and the draft entries leaving. It will be a challenge for Les Miles to merge the different styles, but when he hits the right line-up, it’ll be a great combination. 
13 USC The Trojans have a lot of talent on the roster, but with a new coach coming in, there are adjustments to be made. We’ll soon see if USC can keep a united front. 
12 South Carolina South Carolina has experienced a large loss, but the team doesn’t seem to be taking a big hit. Dylan Thompson is ready to lead the Gamecocks to the College Football Playoff. 
11 Wisconsin  The Badgers have a prominent defense and Coach Gary Andersen is hoping to play into its strength. 
10 Baylor  Baylor had been a national contender for a good portion of the season last year. It wasn’t until their loss to Central Florida that college football fans began to think otherwise. If the Bears can use their offensive weapons, they’ll go far. 
9 UCLA  The Bruins are facing a hard schedule fast into the season, but with the return of Brett Hundley, UCLA is hoping to stay on top of their neighbors, USC. 
8 Oklahoma Oklahoma didn’t find their groove until the end of the last season, but once the parts started moving in unison, the magic happened. If the Sooners can stay healthy and keep their rhythm, prepare for something beautiful. 
7 Stanford Let’s be frank, the Cardinals are good. They bring it and despite roster changes, they continue to find superstars. 
6 Michigan State Michigan State had some offensive surprises up their sleeves in the 2013 season and this year they won’t prevail at keeping them hidden. MSU will be a team to beat this year. 
5 Ohio State Ohio State is facing a harder schedule than last season, which will help them out when it comes to being competitive in the College Football Playoff, but the team is going to have to prepare for the big boys after facing less challenging teams last year. 
4 Auburn Auburn is coming off a hot year and their pre-season training shows that they haven’t lost momentum in the off season. Time will tell what the Tigers can bring to the table. 
3 Oregon The Ducks may have fallen off the map towards the end of the season with injuries appearing left and right, but their offensive is looking explosive this coming season. 
2 Alabama  Alabama has gained a strong freshman class and their off-season has been encouraging. The Crimson Tide will be hot out of the gate, but the telling point will be if they can keep their momentum up. 
1 FSU  The defending NCAA champions have a lot of skill in their corner. Their schedule has been strengthened, but these boys have proved they can compete for another title. 

Who do you have in your preseason top 25? What teams do you think have a shot at making the first-ever College Football Playoff? Tell us in the comments below.

See the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship Played LIVE!

College Football National Championship White E PackageLet's be frank, shall we? If your team is listed in our top 25 college football preseason rankings, you probably stand a pretty decent shot of being a contender in the first-ever College Football Playoff! And this means you should definitely be looking into how you could secure your spot in the stands for the national title game this New Year! 

With Official Ticket Packages to the College Football Playoff National Championship, you can watch the game LIVE from some of the best seats in the stands! You'll also have access to a premium hospitality tailgate area before the game filled with complimentary fare and drinks, interactive elements, collegiate football legend appearances, and much more! 

Get more information on how you can secure a spot for you, your friends and family by calling 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a representative or by visiting QuintEvents website for more information. 

The college football season is rapidly approaching and the College Football Playoff National Championship will be here in the blink of an eye! Don't let this bucket list experience pass you by!

 

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Your Guide to London Transportation & the NFL International Games

 

Hallelujah! The calendar reads late July and the NFL football season and the fall months are rapidly approaching! This means the 2014 NFL International Series will be here in the blink of an eye! And who wouldn’t be excited about seeing their team compete on international soil in London?

With a record three games in the line-up for the series this fall, NFL fans are going to be congregating in London and converging on Wembley Stadium. And whether you’re from London and the surrounding area and you’re planning on attending or whether you’re traveling in from an outside country, it’s of the utmost importance that you plan your transportation in advance.

The last thing you need is a transportation issue to dampen your experience at the
NFL International Series.

So let’s talk about your options, the flaws you might see in each, and the solution to all your troubles!

Option No. 1: Take a Cab

Sure, taking a cab to the game has its fair share of benefits. You’ll be able to see numerous tourist points along the drive to the stadium, you’ll be able to see all the fans pumped up as they begin to gather by the stadium, and you and your group can all travel together.

However, you also must consider the traffic. What should be a quick trip from the center city of London to Wembley Stadium will become a traffic-crazed nightmare. That cab fare will rise from just a couple pounds to more than you bargained for. And with the crowds, you could even put yourself in a situation to become late to the game!

It’s probably safe to say taking a cab to the game isn’t in your best interest.

Option No. 2: Ride a Double-Decker Bus

NFL On Location NFL International Series Cheerleaders 3The infamous double-decker bus! It just wouldn’t even be right to take a trip to London and not take a ride in this popular form of transportation. From the top row of seats you can see far into the distance and it offers a great view of the city on the way to the stadium.

On the other hand, taking a bus brings forth the same issues that hailing a cab brings, traffic-filled roads. Additionally, just like many bus routes, double-decker busses stick within the routes assigned to them. So unless you can find a bus going directly from your hotel to Wembley Stadium, and we highly doubt you will, you’re going to have to bus hop throughout the crowded streets to ensure you get on the right one. Another downfall? You’ll still have to stop at all the bus stops along the way too, probably making you late to the game. What a bummer.

So, double-decker busses? Throw that idea to the curb.

Option No. 3: Hop on the London Underground

The Underground, better known to London natives as the “Tube,” is a series of subway lines that run all along the city. The plus side of taking the Tube to Wembley Stadium? Well, Wembley has its own station, so it can bring fans right in!

With that being said, the Tube is one of, if not the most, popular form of transportation in London. On any given event day, approximately 100 trains run per hour bringing fans to Wembley and almost 40,000 total people make use of this. That’s a whole lot of people you’re going to have to compete with for a spot on the Tube.

Therefore, it’s probably not the best possible option.

Option No. 4: Private Transportation

This is just as it sounds. A private passenger van will pick up you and your group and a couple other die-hard fans from the same location, and transport you all to Wembley Stadium. Yes, the struggle of dealing with traffic is still real. And yes, the crowds will still be present.

HOWEVER, with this private transportation comes an invite to tailgate with the NFL at the stadium for three hours pregame!

I’ll wait while that sinks in.

Have you picked your jaw up off the floor? Shall I continue?

You, yes you, can tailgate with the NFL for three hours pregame and have arranged transportation to and from the NFL International Game of your choice!

This means that your transportation will already been arranged and paid for, you’ll simply be along for the ride. Also, since you’ll be at Wembley Stadium three hours before the game to tailgate with the NFL, you’ll miss the traffic because you’ll be arriving so early. It’s a win-win!

And if you’re not convinced by these facts alone, take a look inside the tailgate and learn how you can get this unbelievable access at the 2014 NFL International Series to give you the final push you need!

A Glimpse Inside the NFL’s Tailgate

NFL On Location NFL International Series NFL Players 3Depending on the tailgate you choose to attend, you will be in a hospitality area either inside or just outside Wembley Stadium. The levels of hospitality vary the type of fare you’ll receive once inside, but the areas range from offering three-course gourmet meals to open food buffets, and each venue offers complimentary beer, wine and soft drink selections. Isn’t that fantastic? You and your group will be able to fill-up on the delicious fare and complimentary beverages saving you from purchasing these items from the concessions.

Also inside the tailgates, you’ll find a plethora of interactive elements, fun for all ages, to get you and your group excited for the game at hand! And depending on the level of hospitality you select, you’re hospitality area will be open during halftime and one hour postgame as well.

Get Transportation & VIP Access to the NFL International Series

What are you waiting for? Now that you know exactly how you’re going to get to the
NFL International Game of your choice, it’s time for you to secure your seats! Get more information on how you can bundle together your tickets, transportation, hospitality, and so much more for the
2014 NFL International Series by calling 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a representative or by visiting QuintEvents website for more information.

Oakland Raiders vs Miami Dolphins on Sept. 28, 2014

Atlanta Falcons vs Detroit Lions on Oct. 26, 2014

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 9, 2014

2015 Super Bowl and 2015 Pro Bowl = Ultimate Sports Week

 

describe the imageHave you ever had one of those days?

You wake up before your alarm clock goes off, surprisingly refreshed, go to work and get all kinds of praise for a project you’ve been working on, come home to an amazing family who’ve surprised you with dinner and a clean home. It’s just one of those perfect days that makes you happy to be alive?

Well, that’s exactly what the Ultimate Sports Week is, times a billion.

The football gods wanted you to keep the good vibes going not just on Super Bowl Sunday, but the entire week leading up to it. With the announcement of the 2015 Pro Bowl slated just a week before the 2015 Super Bowl, and all in Arizaona, football fans can now spend an entire week reveling in the football goodness!

If you don’t see what all the fuss is about check your pulse read on to see just what makes Jan. 25 – Feb. 1, 2015 the Ultimate Sports Week.

Meet the Criteria

That’s right; you can’t just throw the word “Ultimate” in front of something without it meeting some very specific criteria.

Merriam Webster has two criterion for the word:

  1. Happening or coming at the end of a process, series of events, etc.
  2. Greatest or most extreme.

So do they meet these criteria? I’d say yes.

Pro Bowl

Both the 2015 Pro Bowl and 2015 Super Bowl come as the culmination of the season and both pit the best and greatest players against each other. In the case of the Super Bowl, it pits the two greatest teams of the season against one another to compete for sport’s the greatest prize: the Lombardi Trophy!

Just Two Games

Don’t you dare call them “just two games.” Okay, so that was kind of a trap, but ask any football fan (start in Seattle) if the Super Bowl is just a game.

Super Bowl

The 2015 Pro Bowl has been given new life with the new unconferenced format. With the ever growing popularity of Fantasy Football, this real life Fantasy Football gives fans what they could only dream of. The chance to see the best players (regardless of team) compete against the each other!

The 2015 Super Bowl is definitely not just a game. In fact, among football fans, many consider Super Bowl Sunday an unofficial holiday. The entire two weeks after the NFC and AFC Champions are announced gives fans time to bring their excitement to the brink.

The smack talking and team jersey shopping rampage that takes place is unbelievable, and the party planning that takes place is next level. That’s because this isn’t just a game, it’s THE game.

Do It Like a Boss

Of course just getting tickets and being in the stands for both the 2015 Pro Bowl and 2015 Super Bowl is something to be celebrated, but what makes this truly the Ultimate Sports Week, is how you can do it like a total boss.

QuintEvents and the NFL have teamed up to bring fans NFL On Location Official Ticket Packages for both events. With unparalleled access and exclusive amenities, getting official packages is sure to make this the ultimate week.

2015 Pro Bowl

Guests who want that next level, VIP experience can choose from one of two packages, click for more info:

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MVP Packages>>>

Each package gives guests a guaranteed ticket to the 2015 Pro Bowl, with an option to upgrade your seat location so you can view the game from almost anywhere your heart desires. Additionally, each package gives you access to the Official NFL Pro Bowl Tailgate Party!

Pro Bowl Hospitality

Open three full hours pre-game, this tailgate is stocked with delicious gourmet fare and complimentary bar options! Complete with fun and interactive elements for the entire family, this tailgate will set the mood and get you pumped for the game!

With MVP Packages, guests get the added bonus of having luxury accommodations, and ground transportation included—one less thing to plan!

Your Saturday night plans are taken care of, as you're invited to the NFL’s Official Saturday Night Party!

 

Get Info on the 2015 Pro Bowl

 

2015 Super Bowl

Think the inclusions for the 2015 Pro Bowl are amazing? Super Bowl XLIX gets even better. Select your package level to choose from various levels of hospitality that include complimentary gourmet food and drink, and NFL player and cheerleader meet-and-greets.

Super Bowl

Additionally, select packages that include on-field experiences that get you on University of Phoenix Stadium’s field for a unique experience that only the 2015 Super Bowl champs will be privy to, accommodations, ground transportation, souvenirs, gift bags, dedicated security entrances, NFL On Location On-Site staff to help you navigate through your experience, and so much more!

Official Ticket Package levels include:

Touchdown Club 
Red Level
Blue Level
Stadium Box

And with convenient payment terms, this Ultimate Sports Week is your's for the taking! As of today the terms are:

Super Bowl

Pro Bowl

 1/3 due at signing

 33% due at signing 

 1/3 due August 15, 2014

 33% due August 1, 2014

 1/3 due November 15, 2014

 33% due October 31, 2014

Will we see you in Arizona? Are you pumped about the Ultimate Sports Week? Will your team or players make it to the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl? Share in the comments below! 


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Who’s On Your “Fantasy” Pro Bowl Team?

 

Pro BowlThe Pro Bowl is essentially the NFL’s All-Star game. It pits football’s best against each other, providing a unique opportunity for rivals to work together and for fans to see this awesome dynamic.

Every year, the best players in each position are selected to compete in the Pro Bowl. Historically the game has been held the week before the Super Bowl in Hawaii, however, 2015 brings a bit of a change.

The 2015 Pro Bowl will be played in the same arena as the Super Bowl (University of Phoenix Stadium), the week before, in the very same place (Arizona)! So while we’re counting down the days to the first preseason game of the NFL (August 3rd!!!), we’ve decided to compile our picks for a Fantasy Pro Bowl Team.

Using best-of Pro Bowl statistics, we’ve pulled our picks for our “Fantasy” Pro Bowl Team. Check it out!

QB: Peyton Manning

The future Hall of Fame quarterback holds nine Pro Bowl records (not to mention categories he ranks second or third in):

  • Career passing attempts: 179
  • Single-game passing attempts: 41 (2004)
  • Career completions: 107
  • Single-game completions: 22 (2004)
  • Career passing yards: 1,496.
  • Single-game yards: 342 (2004)
  • Career yards per completion: 8.36
  • Career touchdowns: 14
  • Career interceptions: 8 (tied with Dan Fouts)

In addition to a Super Bowl ring, multiple Super Bowl appearances and a new single season passing yard record in 2013, he also won the 2005 Pro Bowl MVP award, further solidifying him as our pick for QB in our Fantasy Pro Bowl Team.

RB: Adrian Peterson

While his accolades during the Pro Bowl do not stack as high as Manning’s, Peterson still lands on this list for our fantasy team. Pro Bowl accomplishments include:

  • Career rushing touchdowns: 4
  • Second rookie ever to win Pro Bowl MVP (tied with Marshall Faulk)
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RB: Walter Payton

This Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee has received high praise both on and off the field, but for his performance during various Pro Bowl games, he makes our team.

  • Career rushing attempts: 81
  • Career rushing yards: 368

He's also tied for second in rushing touchdowns with two, and has a long list of NFL records and awards that makes him more than worthy of our Fantasy Pro Bowl Team.

WR: Jerry Rice

Rice was chosen to 13 Pro Bowl games, and played in 10 of them. While Rice doesn’t hold any Pro Bowl records, he is second and third in several of them, and frequents football experts’ lists as one of the greatest receivers of all time. Some of his Pro Bowl accomplishments include:

  • Second in career receptions: 37 
  • Second in career receiving yards: 495
  • Third place in single-game receptions: seven (tied)

WR: Randy Moss

Moss owns one of the more prolific single-game performances in the Pro Bowl’s history. Pair that with his many records and professional accomplishments, and being on the fantasy team is a no brainer.

  • Single-game receptions: 9 (also tied for third with seven receptions)
  • Single-game receiving yards: 212
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TE: Tony Gonzalez

Gonzalez has been a fixture in Pro Bowl games throughout his career and with a list of accolades that grew every year he played, it’s no question why he belongs on our fantasy Team! Some of his Pro Bowl records include:

  • Most Pro Bowl selections: 14
  • Pro Bowl All-Time leader in Receptions: 42
  • Pro Bowl All-Time leader in Touchdowns: 6

Kicker: David Akers

An often overlooked position, anyone who's a football fan knows that kickers can win or lose a game for a team. Akers is definitely a player who has brought his team victories off his foot. Along with an impressive showing in the Pro Bowl Akers definitely makes the cut for our Fantasy Pro Bowl Team. Check out some of his records:

  • Longest Field Goal in Pro Bowl History : 53 yards
  • Points in Pro Bowl History: 57

What’d you think of our Fantasy Pro Bowl Team? Did we miss any players that you felt put on a clinic during their Pro Bowl tenures? What does your Fantasy Pro Bowl team look like?

See Your Favorites at the 2015 Pro Bowl

While some of the players on our list maybe out of the game, there are a few who’re still playing on AND there are even more who may just be starting to show glimpses of Pro Bowl greatness.

Next Jan., be in Arizona to watch as the NFL’s best compete in unconferenced football. Fantasy Football comes to life!

With NFL On Location and QuintEvents Official Ticket Packages this is one fantasy you can make a reality. Official 2015 Pro Bowl Ticket Packages are already available and include:

Gameday Packages>>>

MVP Packages>>>

These exclusive packages come direct from the NFL and give fans access they could only dream of. With invitations to the NFL’s Official Pro Bowl Tailgate and the NFL Official Saturday Night Party, if you elect to get an MVP Package, this is truly a VIP way to witness the NFL’s All-Star game!

Enjoy complimentary beverages, gourmet fare, interactive, fun experiential elements, Official Collectable souvenirs, and even opt in for luxury accommodations and ground transportation so this trip is a breeze to plan!

Visit our website or call 1-877-611-3947 to speak to a representative about planning your 2015 Pro Bowl trip! 

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