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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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The 2014 Breeders’ Cup Experience Inside the Sierra Vista

 

Breeders Cup Experiences Santa Anita Sierra Vista QuintEvents 5Fourteen Championships races. Two days of racing. A combined total of $25 million in purse money. This is the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships and you are, in fact, crazy if you don’t want to be there!

At the end of October, “The Richest Two Days in Sports” is coming to Santa Anita Park and bringing only the best of the competition with them. Horses, jockeys, trainers and owners have been preparing their prize thoroughbreds for these races all year long and are prepared to test their talent on the different surfaces and distances at Santa Anita for the title.

So how do you become a part of this high-class horse racing event? Only with Official Breeders’ Cup Ticket Packages, and we’re willing to bet the Sierra Vista ticket packages would be a perfect fit for you and your group. Take a look!

An Inside Look at Official Sierra Vista Ticket Packages

Imagine This:

You arrive at Santa Anita Park the morning of Oct. 31, prepared for a full day of races. You pay the parking attendant and circle the lot several times seeking a parking space; finally after searching for five minutes, you find one. You and your group approach the entrance and find the line backed up with people trying to enter.

Santa Anita is packed out on the inside – owners and their families, horse racing fans, celebrities, jockeys, trainers, track staff and media personnel all fill the racetrack. You make your way through the throngs of people to concessions to find something to wet your whistle before heading to your seats in the stands.

It may be the morning, but the California heat is already weighing heavy on you and your group, and with the amount of people in close proximity, the box seats get hot. You and your group visit the concessions several times throughout the race day to refill on beverages and snacks.

By the time day one of racing is over, you realize you loved watching the horses race, but there must be a better way to experience the Breeders’ Cup.


The reality? There is. The solution is Official Sierra Vista Breeders’ Cup Ticket Packages, offered exclusively through QuintEvents.

Not only do Sierra Vista packages offer one of a kind hospitality access, but they also offer all the exclusive inclusions and coveted amenities that come with QuintEvents being an Official Partner.

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So instead of your 2014 Breeders’ Cup experience playing out like the story above, it’ll look more like this.

The Sierra Vista Experience:

When you and your group arrive Friday morning at Santa Anita, you’ll immediately start the day off right by taking advantage of your parking pass (one for every four guests)! Not only will you not have to purchase parking at the track, but you’ll find parking much easier. When you all approach the entrance, you’ll each take out your handy VIP Fast Access Pass allowing you to enter the track through a more secure entrance, eliminating the lines.

Breeders Cup Experiences Santa Anita Sierra Vista QuintEvents 2Next, you’ll make your way to the exclusive Sierra Vista hospitality area. Located on the fifth floor level of the Turf Club, it’s out of the way of the crowds, glassed-in and climate-controlled. In other words, consider it your escape from the California elements while you still enjoy all aspects of the Breeders’ Cup races.

Inside the Sierra Vista, you’ll also enjoy complimentary lunch, snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks, and a cash bar for premium adult beverages. You’ll also have access to private wagering facilities, private restrooms and Simulcast TV coverage of the track ensuring you don’t miss a beat of the action.

As if it couldn’t get any better, you’ll also receive an Official Breeders’ Cup gift bag brimming with Official products and merchandise, eliminating your need to shop for souvenirs.

And then Saturday, the day of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, you get to head to Santa Anita and experience it all again! Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it?

Additionally, you can opt in for luxurious accommodations in the Los Angeles area so that all of your planning is taken care of! All you have to arrange is your airfare or transportation to the track on race days.


So what are you waiting for? It’s time to arrange your 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships experience and secure your spot in the luxurious Sierra Vista hospitality area! Call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a representative or visit QuintEvents website for more information!

 

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Spotlight: Michael Strahan

 

Strahan Michael Action 180While votes were being cast, it was highly anticipated that Michael Strahan would be making the trip to join the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but when it was officially announced, fans went wild! There’s no denying that a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is well-deserved for Strahan.

We all know what makes him Hall of Fame worthy; his awe-inspiring stats and incredible performances that have built his career confirm that. But let’s take a look back on the road that is bringing him to Canton!

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Looking Back on Michael Strahan’s Career

As a second round pick in the 1993 NFL Draft (40th player overall) to the New York Giants, it’s hard to say if anyone expected Michael Strahan to be as high of an impact player as he was, but he definitely proved himself to be a hot pick.

He came into the NFL with a reputation for sacking quarterbacks with a record of 41.5 career sacks in college at Texas Southern; a reputation that he maintained throughout his career. By the time Strahan left the NFL, he ranked among the all-time sack leaders and held the Giants record with 141.5 career sacks. This guy was a QB’s worst nightmare!

Take a look at some of the impressive accolades to Strahan’s name:

• A foot injury limited Strahan to nine games his rookie season, but he became a fulltime starter in 1994
• In his second NFL season he had 4.5 sacks, and the following year he met the Giants’ high with 7.5 sacks
• He was moved from right to left defensive end in 1996, started all games and tied the team lead with five sacks
• In 1997, he brought in 14 sacks becoming the player with the third most sacks in the NFL
• He was named All-Pro and was voted to the Pro Bowl for the first time in 1997
• 1997 also marked the first time of five seasons where Strahan earned first-team All-Pro accolades and seven Pro Bowls
• 2001 is considered his finest season when he reached an NFL record of 22.5 sacks and led the league with a career-high of seven forced fumbles
• He was also named Defensive Player of the Year in 2001
• In 2003, he also brought in 18.5 QB sacks
• In 2005, he registered 11.5 sacks, marking the sixth time over nine seasons that he achieved double-digit sacks
• Strahan also competed in two NFC Championships where the Giants were the victors, and two Super Bowls
• His last NFL performance was in Super Bowl XLII when the Giants defeated the New England Patriots 17-14
• He was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s

Simply put, Strahan left a dent in NFL football!

See Michael Strahan Become Inducted at the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame

Seeing Strahan take his rightful place among the NFL’s elite will be nothing short of emotional! He has credited the NFL with an impressive career and is receiving his deserving award – the Gold Jacket. You do not want to miss Strahan and the rest of the Class of 2014 become inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame!

With Official Ticket Packages through NFL On Location and QuintEvents, you’ll receive the best seats in the house to see the Gold Jacket Ceremony, Enshrinement Ceremony and the Hall of Fame Game. You’ll also be invited to view the Hall of Fame at your leisure throughout the weekend, tailgate the Enshrinement Ceremony and Hall of Fame Game with the NFL, and meet the Class of 2014 and already enshrined Hall of Fame members.

With optional transportation and luxurious accommodations included in your Official Ticket Package, there is nothing left for you to plan. You just have to make the trip to Canton, Ohio for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival!

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Official Ticket Package Options

Platinum Plus Level

Platinum Level

Gold Level

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Single Day Options

Mark it on your calendar and ask off work because you’re going to the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival with QuintEvents! Get more information on how you can see Strahan inducted by visiting our website or by calling 1-877-611-3947 to speak to a representative.

 

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UFC 172 Preview: A Light Heavyweight Bout For the Ages

 

describe the imageCurrent UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones will face a dangerous challenge in 22-2 fighter Glover Teixeira in Baltimore on Saturday at UFC™ 172. In one of the most anticipated light heavyweight matches in recent history, Bones looks to continue his impressive run as champ, while Teixeira looks to extend his nine-year undefeated streak and walk away as the UFC champ.

UFC® fans are in for a treat, as right before the main event they can whet their appetite for the light heavyweight division as the number four ranked Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis takes on number 14 ranked Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, in what’s sure to be another epic match at 205 pounds.

So with UFC™ 172 just a few days away, let’s take a look at the breakdown between fighters, and get a clearer perspective on who’s got the edge in both of these fights (as well as getting you to weigh-in on the rest of the main card!)

Jon Jones vs Glover Teixeira

Both fighters are riding impressive win streaks; Bones hasn’t lost a fight since first claiming the title and becoming the youngest champion in UFC® history (March 19, 2011). Teixeira is no stranger to winning either as he has been unbeaten in the Octagon® since 2006.

Jones’ wins have come in a variety of ways, including three submission wins, two KO/TKO wins, and two decision by UD, including his most recent win over Alexander Gustafasson at UFC™ 165. Jones has not fought since UFC™ 165, so it will be interesting to see how the absence from the Octagon affects his match at UFC™ 172.

Teixeira’s victories have also been varied. His victories in the UFC® include two submissions, one decision and two TKO wins. In his time at WEC, Teixeira was also able to rack up victories in a variety of ways. His last matchup was just over two weeks earlier than Jones, so both men will be facing each other after some time out of the Octagon®.

According to Cage Rank data Jones has a 70% chance of winning and his main advantages are:

  • 23 cm longer reach
  • Excellent dodging and blocking
  • Eight years younger
  • Taller
  • Stronger jaw

Teixeira’s main advantages coming into the fight are:

  • A longer win streak (and therefore more momentum), 20 fights vs Jones 10-fight win streak
  • Ability to finish faster
  • Better at knocking out good defenders
  • Better submission defense: the man has NEVER been taken down
While both fighters have strengths and wins on their side, after considering past fights, my pick is:
Jon Bones Jones in Round 4 by KO/TKO.

Phil Davis vs. Anthony Johnson

Mr. Wonderful is coming off of a three-fight win streak, including an impressive victory last year against Lyoto Machida at UFC™163. Johnson’s last matchup at middleweight saw him lose to Vitor Belfort early on.

For Rumble Johnson, he has struggled to make weight throughout his career, coming in over the weight limit four different times. For Davis, this match will be a chance to create a career defining moment, and convince the UFC® that he is the next number one contender in the light heavyweight division.

According to Cage Rank data Johnson has a 57% chance of winning. His main advantages are:

  • Heavy hands, he’s 35% more effective at knocking out opponents
  • Can finish a match quickly (minimizing his risk of injury)
  • Stronger jaw, meaning he’s much better at avoiding being knocked out

Davis’s main advatages coming into UFC™ 172 are:

  • His wrestling background makes him masterful at submission
  • Takedown offense: His ability to get people on the ground 
  • Very hard to hit
  • Greater submission defense

This is the ultimate matchup of striking versus grappling, Johnson’s powerful hands against Davis’ incredible grappling. This one is tough to call but my pick is:
Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis by unanimous decision.

Who are your picks for the light heavyweight matchups at UFC™ 172? What about the rest of the main card? Click through our poll to register your picks for UFC™ 172!


See the Action Live

UFC™ 172 is right around the corner, but UFC has already started announcing the fights for upcoming 2014 events, and boy, is it going to be an interesting year! UFC™ 173, UFC™ 174 and UFC™ 175 are already coming together, and UFC fans have already began salivating, as these are some of the most highly anticipated events of the year!

With UFC VIP Experience you can get an Official Ticket Package to get access to these events that you would never experience on your own! Sure a ticket to the event is great but what about all the juicy extras? UFC VIP Experience official packages guarantee that you experience the UFC like a VIP.

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With everything from fighter and Octagon girl meet and greets to the best seats around the Octagon™, reserved seating at fighter weigh-ins and fighter Q and As to behind the scenes tours and much more.

Are you planning on going to a UFC event this year?

 

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Top 10 NBA Performances at Madison Square Garden

 

NBAASG WordCloudIt’s happening people, the 2015 NBA All-Star Game is set to take place in New York City. This basketball hub is now home to two elite NBA teams, and as such the 2015 NBA All-Star festivities will be split between Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center.

Barclays Center is the newer of the two facilities having been opened for the 2012-2013 season, while Madison Square Garden has forever been a mecca for basketball players and fans, alike.

With the NBA All-Star finals right around the corner and fans already gearing up to secure a place at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, I thought it might be fun to countdown the top 10 performances at this storied arena. So without further ado and in no particular order…

Top 10 Performances at MSG

Carmelo Anthony: 62 points

Early on in 2014 Melo gave Knicks fans something to cheer about as he scored a career high 62 points (and set the Knicks franchise record, as well as a Madison Square Garden record). After earning an early exit from the game, 7:22 in the fourth and New York up by over 30 points, Melo’s stat line read 62 points, 13 rebounds and no assists. He was perfect from the foul line with 10-10 shooting.

Steph CurrySteph Curry: 54 points

On February 27th, 2013 Curry was lights out from behind the three-point line, going 11/13 three-pointers and 64% from the field.

Michael Jordan: 55 points

In 1995, just nine days earlier, His Airness announced his return to NBA basketball with two words: “I’m back”. In his fifth game back from retirement, Jordan lit up the Knicks with 55 points, a record at the time and one of the best performances at the Garden that this basketball fan can remember.

LeBron James: 52 points

LeBron JamesIn 2009, James exploded for one of the greatest performances at MSG with 52 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. Equally as impressive is that there have only been 24 games where players have scored 50 points or more at the Garden, and James holds two of the spots, 2009 and 2008 (50 points, 10 assists).

Reggie Miller: 8 points in 9 seconds

One of the most memorable performances at the Garden came at the fingertips of Reggie Miller. Miller managed to single handedly beat the Knicks with an amazing display in the last nine seconds of the game, racking up an unbelievable eight points. Equally as memorable was the back and forth banter between Miller and longtime Knicks fan, Spike Lee, who were locked in a personal battle for most of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals (Game 5.)

Kobe Bryant: 61 points

In 2009, Bryant reminded anyone who might’ve forgotten, that he is one of the most prolific scorers in his generation. He went off for 61 points, including a perfect 20 for 20 from behind the foul line and 61% efficiency from the field. His 61 points became a record at the time, broken in 2014 by Carmelo Anthony.

Bernard King: 60 points

Holding the record for 25 years before Bryant, was Bernard King who delivered a Christmas present to Knicks fans at the Garden in 1984. He set the record by dropping 60 points on the Nets, including 40 in just the first half.

Allen Iverson vs. Stephon Marbury: 40 and 33 points respectively

Basketball fans love a good ol’ fashioned shootout and that’s just what they got in this 2005 matchup. AI and Marbury battled it out in this Garden Party with AI dropping 40 and Marbury getting 33 (and the win).

Jeremy Lin: 38 points

The Linsanity madness went into hyper drive. In his last season with the Knicks Jeremy Lin managed to take advantage of his starting position and went on a five-game tear of 20 points scored or more. His best performance came when he scored 38 against the Lakers, earning him praise across the league and from opponent Kobe Bryant (whom he outscored that night).

Rajon Rondo: 15 points

With the least amount of points on the list you may be wondering why Rondo is on here. For those of you who didn’t’ watch this performance, he registered an incredible triple double with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 20 assists!

What do you think of the list? Who would you include on here? If you had to put them in order, which would be your number one all-time performance at the Garden?

See an Amazing NBA Performance…

…At next year’s NBA All-Star Game. The only thing that makes a performance stand out even more than where it occurs, is when it occurs. Finals, playoffs and of course, the NBA All-Star Game. In 2015 fans will have the chance to witness the best of the NBA’s best competing in New York City.

Official NBA Events Ticket Packages can get fans right into the action with the best seats at Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s events, entrance to an epic VIP hospitality party venue decked out with premium open bar, gourmet food buffets, as well as meet and greet opportunities with NBA Legend! Packages also include optional luxury accommodations so all you have to do is show up and witness history! Be the first to get information on NBA All-Star 2015 package releases:

 

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Go for Gold with the 2015 College Football Playoff

 

To say that college football fans are excited about the first-ever College Football Playoff launching at the end of the year is an understatement! After all, who wouldn’t be excited about a tournament-style game series – the concept is pure gold!

College Football National Championship White E PackageIf you’re new to the revolutionary format of the College Football Playoff and are still unsure of how it will function, don’t worry. It’s fresh to us all and there are still final details getting hashed out. Essentially, four teams will be chosen to compete in the College Football Playoff by the Selection Committee based on strength of schedule, review of game tapes, and head-to-head results.

These four teams will be ranked and compete accordingly until only two remain. The two finalists will then compete in the College Football Playoff National Championship!

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Obviously, if you were given the chance to attend the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship, you would do it, right? Who wouldn’t! Despite any doubts you may have, attending is in your realm of possibility, and you can check this major sporting event off your bucket list. How you ask? By going for Gold – Gold Official Ticket Packages, that is.

What’s an Official College Football Playoff National Championship Gold Ticket Package?

A Gold Official Ticket Package through QuintEvents is the most elite way you can attend the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship! This package holds coveted amenities, unparalleled access and seats with unbelievable views inside AT&T Stadium.

Cowboys stadium Gold AllYou’ll be invited to tailgate at the biggest college football game of the year inside the stadium three hours before the game in an exclusive hospitality area! Inside the venue, you’ll find a full top-shelf open bar and gourmet food awaiting you.

Additionally, there will be plenty of interactive elements to get your and your crowd pumped up for the big game. Not to mention, college football legends will be making appearances!

When it’s game time, you’ll be whisked away to your prime sideline club seats between the 20s, and postgame, you’ll be able to access the field to take commemorative pictures.

As if those aren’t enough VIP inclusions already, you and your group will also receive an Official College Football Playoff gift bag brimming with Official products and souvenirs, an exclusive stadium collection game program voucher, and a College Football Playoff lanyard and ticket sleeve!

With your College Football Playoff Gold Ticket Package, you’ll have preferred Playoff Premium stadium parking, ensuring you’ll have a spot close to the entrance, and you can even opt in for luxurious accommodations in Dallas, leaving zero planning for you.

The only decision you’ll have to make is which level of club seating you would like to sit at:

Gold A – 100 & 200 Levels

Gold B – 300 Level

To get more information on how you can attend the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship with Official Gold Ticket Packages, visit our website or call 1-866-834-8663! All of us here at QuintEvents are ready to help you go for the Gold!

 

GO FOR GOLD!

2014 NBA Mock Draft II: Life After the NCAA Tournament

 
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Forget March Madness, this month has been more like April insanity. If you’d selected the final four, or championship bracket, then pay up because you won a billion dollars (oh and I’d like to borrow 1-2 million, please and thank you!).

For college basketball fans it’s been a roller coaster playoff season as perennial winners got knocked out early and underdogs surprised themselves, but alas the season is over and now there’s just sadness and emptiness. Or is there...

Don’t fret fans, now that the season is over the real fun begins. We get to look at which of our championship heroes will be returning for another shot at NCAA glory in 2015 and which will move onto greener pastures at the 2014 NBA Draft!

A Look Back

Back in January of this year, I made my predictions as to which players I thought would be in the top 10 for the 2014 NBA Draft. For those who need a refresher you can read the full article here >>

Here’s the list:

Jan Draft

Where Will They Go?

With the recent NCAA tournament, we saw some players shine, and other’s stock drop. Julius Randle gained some traction in our eyes and jumped to number one, as did Tyler Ennis and Doug McDermott who didn’t even make our first mock draft. A few players fell and some fell off. Here's where they should go according to us!

April Draft

Who do you believe should be on the list? Who do you think we should move lower, and who do you believe should be off of it altogether? Share in the comments below!

Be There to See Where They Land

The 2014 NBA Draft class is one of the most talented in years! With all of the options for teams and the opportunity for trades and deals the 2014 NBA Draft is sure to be one of the most exciting yet, and YOU can be there.

Witness as the NBA’s future All-Stars join their professional basketball teams and are selected. See the emotion and newly appointed stars in person with Official 2014 NBA Draft Packages!

Official packages are more than just a ticket to watch the Draft, it comes with the best seats in the house, exclusive hospitality with premium open bar options and gourmet food buffets, as well as a pre-Draft floor tour, an opportunity to meet NBA Legend or current player and more!

 

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Series: Paint the Town Red at Super Bowl XLIX

 

PICTURE THIS: The morning of February 1, 2015, you wake up to clear and sunny skies in Glendale, Arizona. It’s a pleasant 70 degree day, you dive into your Official Super Bowl XLIX Gift Bag to check out all your swag, decide what to take to the game, and then you’re headed to the University of Phoenix Stadium! You get there about three hours before kickoff because you’ve been invited to an epic in-stadium hospitality party!

SB Meet and GreetWhile you’re there, you get to meet some of your favorite NFL players and cheerleaders, and you’ve got the autographs and pictures to prove it to your friends back home! You stuff your face with some of the most delicious, gourmet food offerings (because it’s a buffet, and why not?), and you get your drink on with complimentary beer, soda, wine and maybe indulge in a few liquor drinks (again, because it’s top shelf open bar, and why not?).

During the party you witness all kinds of amazing spectacles, fun games, live musical performances and more, then it’s game time!

You stick your ticket in your Super Bowl XLIX ticket sleeve and attach it to your official lanyard, grab your complimentary, game program and head to the stadium through a dedicated entrance (why wait in a line with everyone else when you have your own VIP entrance?).

On Field Super BowlThen it’s time for kickoff! You watch the most important game of the year from some of the best seats and stay a while after because you’re headed ONTO THE FIELD for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take pictures with the confetti falling all around you on the actual field that Super Bowl XLIX was just played on!

Once the picture session is over you head right back over to the hospitality party venue to party for another hour and a half, while reminiscing about every awesome play, every unbelievable score, and every second of your bucket list Super Bowl XLIX experience. And you do it all to the backdrop of a partial open bar with beer, wine and soft drink selections, and well as a menu of select gourmet items.

Does this sound like a dream come true? Well it can be a reality with an Official Super Bowl XLIX Red Ticket Package!

What is a Super Bowl XLIX Red Package?

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Well I’m glad you asked! There are five different red packages:

Red Level A Package
Red Level B Package
Red Level C Package
Red Level D Package
Red Level E Package

The only difference between any of these packages is deciding where you want to sit at University of Phoenix Stadium! Each level offers a different seating location so that guests can choose where they want to experience this bucket list event from.

Aside from that all Super Bowl XLIX Red Packages include:

  • Super Bowl Ticket (no brainer here!)
  • Access to an In-Stadium Premium Super Bowl Hospitality Experience: open 3 hours pre game and 90 minutes post game, and including gourmet food, open bar beverages, NFL Player and Cheerleader appearances and more!
  • An On Field Postgame Photo Opp
  • Super Bowl XLIX Gift Bag (jam packed with all kinds of merchandise and goodies)
  • Exclusive Stadium Collection Game Program Voucher
  • Super Bowl XLIX Lanyard with Ticket Sleeve
  • Dedicated Security Entrance to the Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday and more!

How YOU Can be at Super Bowl XLIX

Super Bowl Logo XLIXIf it isn’t obvious, these Official Super Bowl XLIX Red Packages are available RIGHT NOW for you! Packages can be upgraded for optional luxury hotel accommodations as well. This means all you have to do is show up in Arizona and enjoy!

So what are you waiting for? Will this be your dream come true on February 1st 2015? Will you choose to paint the town with an Official Red Level Super Bowl XLIX Ticket Package?

 

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The Frontrunner: Where You Want to be for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup

 

The 2014 Breeders’ Cup is one of the most exciting two days in horse racing with 14 high stakes races! Trainers, owners and horses are already training with Breeders’ in sight on the horizon, but only the best of the best will qualify to compete for some of the highest purses in the country, and more importantly, the title of World Champion!

Breeders Cup Experiences Santa Anita Horse Racing QuintEvents 2Sounds like a great weekend, right? Of course it does! And the only thing the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships are missing is YOU!

When it comes to attending this epic race weekend at Santa Anita Park, your options are broad. The track boasts many different seating areas with a variety of different views, which can make it hard to select where you want to attend. Luckily, you’re about to see your different options to help you make the best decision for you and your group.

Let’s begin by differentiating between a ticket and a ticket package.

Ticket vs Ticket Package

When it comes to booking your Breeders’ Cup experience, this decision is the biggest mistake you could make. Let me explain. When you attend with a regular ticket, that’s what you get – just entrance to Santa Anita on either one or both race days with zero inclusions and no hospitality.

This means, in addition to the high price you paid for an elite ticket, you’re also going to be purchasing drinks, snacks, souvenirs, you name it, inside the track since limited items are permitted to be brought in from the outside (due to safety of guests and horses).

The alternative is a ticket package. You’ll receive tickets to both days of horse racing, exclusive access to a premium hospitality area (let’s face it, that CA weather can be unpredictable and who wants to be outside all day long?), complimentary beverages and gourmet fare, celebrity meet and greets, and much more!

Not much of a comparison, right? Of course you’d opt for a ticket package! Now on to the next order of business – taking a look at your ticket package options, starting with the Frontrunner!

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Attend the Breeders’ Cup with an Official Frontrunner Ticket Package

Frontrunner Restaurant QE Breeders Cup QuintEventsThe Official Frontrunner Ticket Package grants you unparalleled access to the Frontrunner Restaurant hospitality throughout both race days. The Frontrunner is located on the fifth floor of the Turf Club, the most premium level.

It’s a controlled dining room that overlooks Santa Anita with an unbelievable view of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Inside the Frontrunner, you’ll be invited to enjoy a continental breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the day, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks, plus a cash bar for premium beverages.

Not to mention, inside the hospitality there are private wagering stations, private restrooms and simulcast TV coverage of the activities taking place on the track, so even if your back is turned, you won’t miss a minute of the action.

So what kind of VIP inclusions will you also receive? So glad you asked!

You’ll receive an Official Breeders’ Cup gift bag brimming with Official products and souvenirs, a parking pass (one for every four guests), and a VIP Fast Access Pass eliminating lines!

And if you’re looking to take all planning out of your Breeders’ Cup experience, you can even opt in for luxurious accommodations in the Los Angeles area.

Start My 2014 Breeders’ Cup Experience

Convinced yet? Then it’s time to start your 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships experience in the Frontrunner! November might still be several months away, but it will be here before you know it! Visit QuintEvents website for more information on attending or call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a representative. Don’t miss 14 world Champions be named!

 

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UFC’s Most Memorable Losses

 

Of course as UFC fans we all talk about the great wins, the huge victories. Many times, it’s this victory that goes into the history books, but in some cases, it’s the loss of the other fight that’s equally, if not more important.

To continue our series I thought we could take a look at the UFC’s most memorable losses. For a look at other UFC bests or greatest:

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UFC’s Most Memorable Losses

Weidman Silva

UFC 162: Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva

The streak was ended! This was a memorable loss for many reasons. The opponent, the result and the way in which it ended, to name a few. Some UFC fighters and experts expressed their concern, that Weidman would be the man to deliver a loss to the Spider, but when it actually happened it certainly rocked the MMA world.

UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler’s

This most recent fight was a battle for both men, and is already in early contention for fight of the year. Both fighters showed their drive to win, and in the end Hendricks became the new champion. However, this will forever be one of Robbie Lawler’s most memorable losses in the UFC.

Brenn Story

UFC Live: Charlie Brenneman vs. Rick Story

This fight is memorable because it was a huge upset for Brennemen and an unexpected loss for Rick Story! On one day’s notice, Brenneman secured a win via unanimous decision. Brenneman used the fight to showcase his grappling skills and ground game.

UFC 86: Forrest Griffin vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

UFC 86’s main event won Fight of the Night honors, and landed on our list as a memorable UFC loss for Jackson. Jackson had been undefeated for over three years, and was headed into a potential third title defense, that is until he met Griffin in the Octagon™. Jackson had been dominant, but Griffin managed to dominate at UFC 86 and earned the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship by unanimous decision.

Penn Hughes

UFC 46: BJ Penn vs. Matt Hughes

Penn becomes the UFC Welterweight Champion after submitting Hughes in the first round. Hughes came into the fight on a 13-fight win streak, and was a superior grappler and striker. That said, Penn came in to fight at the welterweight (was previously lightweight division) and stunned with a fast and dominant performance over Hughes.

UFC 69: Matt Serra vs. Georges St. Pierre

Serra came into this fight as a huge underdog. In fact, once they met in the middle of the Octagon, these fighters barely looked as if they belonged in the same weight division. With a six inch reach advantage, fans, experts and commentators alike expected this to be the Rush show, with little faith in Serra’s ability to get a victory. Much to everyone’s surprise, Serra was able to get inside and nail GSP, then swarm him to take the win and Welterweight Championship title.

VOTE ON YOUR MOST MEMORABLE LOSS!

 

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3 Reasons Why the Pro Bowl’s 2015 Home Wins

 

Pro Bowl FieldUndoubtedly you’ve heard the news by now, and if you haven’t let me be the first to tell you: The 2015 Pro Bowl will be played in Arizona!

If you’re experiencing déjà vu, you’re not alone. It wasn’t too long ago that the NFL announced another big game was going to be played in Arizona: Super Bowl XLIX. So for those of you following along at home, that means that next year BOTH the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl will be played in the same state!

Obviously for Arizona natives this is going to be one exciting January/February, but here are three reasons why Arizona wins as the 2015 home of the Pro Bowl for all NFL fans.

1. Less Traveling = More Time at your Destination!

Everyone knows that Hawaii is not just a hop, skip and jump to travel to. For many it’s a multi-stop, day-long flying adventure. Consider this:

Flight Times to Hawaii:

  • San Francisco to Honolulu: four hours and 40 mins
  • New York to Honolulu : 10 hour 50 minute flight

Flight Times to Arizona:

  • San Francisco to Phoenix: two hours
  • New York to Phoenix: five hours and 37 minutes

With the 2015 Pro Bowl’s new home stationed in Phoenix, AZ fans all over the U.S. can enjoy shorter flights, and more time on-site to enjoy the event’s festivities!

2. They’re Hosting Super Bowl XLIX…Less Than One Week Later!

NFLOL SB49 reg lockupThis is just the third time in NFL history that the same site will host both the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl. The first Super Bowl in Los Angeles and the 2010 game in Miami, also shared this honor.

For fans who have had to make the tough choice of the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, or the Super Bowl in the mainland, the decision has already been made! With two upper echelon football events slated to take place one week apart in the same city, this will easily become a football fan’s bucket list week! Instead of planning two separate vacations, plan one ULTIMATE football week.

3. Arizona Will be Chock Full of Things To Do Around the Game

Think of all the opportunities you will have to see the league’s best players, all gathered in one location! Additionally, Arizona is a mecca of dining, shopping, entertainment, spas, golfing and more.

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The state has already began gearing up for the Super Bowl, and the Pro Bowl’s addition will only make the occasion all the more special.

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