Tuesday, September 9, 2014

There's a high demand for secondary Broncos tickets this month

Guest Post from TiqIQ.com

The Denver Broncos have been nothing but amazing since Peyton Manning arrived three years ago, which naturally has fans believing yet another run at a Super Bowl is in store for them in 2014.

There’s little reason not to think that, either, as the Broncos have put up two straight 13-3 finishes and last year were quite easily the best offense the league has ever seen. More of the same could be coming and Denver fans seem fine with paying to see it happen in 2014.

The journey starts in September, though, and it’s not exactly an easy one. To see how Denver will do in 2014 in their bid to get back to the big game, here’s a breakdown of their September matchups, alongside data provided by Coast to Coast Tickets on Broncos tickets.

Week 2 (Sep. 14th) VS. Kansas City Chiefs | Average Price: $401.64 | Get-in: $115
Denver stays at home in week two, as they take on probably their toughest divisional opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs. KC gave them a fight both times last year and might be on to their ways this year. It’s still in Denver and Manning and co. know they need to start hot with such a tough schedule on the docket. Look for the Broncos to roll past KC in their first meeting.

Week 3 (Sep. 21st) @ Seattle Seahawks | Average Price: $482.49 | Get-in: $147.50
Here’s the rub. While the first two games are tough home games, neither match the intensity of a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl. It’s a bummer that it has to come in Seattle, where the ‘Hawks rarely lose. The Broncos will probably be 2-0 at this point, though, so they can eat a loss if need be. There’s a good chance they won’t find that acceptable, however, and could be on a mission to show Seattle they’re a lot better than how they played in last year’s title game.  At $482, Broncos vs. Seahawks tickets is one of the more expensive games on either schedule for the two defending conference champions.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Beyond the Yards launches Kickstarter to get to Gridiron Bowl V

The men behind the Beyond the Yards (BTY) video and audio podcast have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help them reach Gridiron Bowl V in Memphis, Tennessee. BTY is a new show that started earlier this summer to bring increased exposure to the Gridiron Developmental Football League.

The GDFL has been around since 2010, but they are just starting to truly get off the ground. Their mission statement says they aim to "bring affordable family entertainment to fans across America," but their ultimate goal is much loftier.

With 41 total teams, the GDFL is striving to become a developmental league for the NFL. In September, the league will host its fifth annual championship game, the Gridiron Bowl.

Behind the scenes, Beyond the Yards has been following the GDFL and their top teams for quite some time. In May, Simeon Hendrix, Andrew Bell, and Scott Hendrix decided to launch the show, hoping to bring increased exposure to the league.

Since then, BTY has aired thirteen podcasts, recently switching over to a video format. To learn more about BTY and to donate to their Kickstarter, follow this link.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Patriots worked out Brady Quinn, sparking Ryan Mallett trade rumors

Brady Quinn, who will soon begin working as a football analyst for FOX Sports, worked out for the New England Patriots last week, per ESPN's Field Yates. Quinn then went on the The Dan Patrick Show to discuss the workout and the possibility of returning to the NFL.

"It went well," Quinn said, via ProFootballTalk.com. "In this particular situation, though, they need something to happen in order for me to possibly be there."

It is unclear what that "something" is that would need to happen, but that hasn't stopped anyone from speculating. The Patriots, who drafted Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round of the draft in May, may plan to trade Ryan Mallett, the team's No. 2 QB.

Mallett was drafted by the team in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft and has received plenty of buzz this offseason. Most notably, NFL Network's Mike Mayock recently said he was blown away by Mallet at practice, noting that he is "a legitimate NFL starting quarterback."

It's not hard to connect the dots and speculate that New England may be planning to shop Mallet and sign Quinn, giving them a QB trio of Tom Brady, Garoppolo, and Quinn. All of that, however, is mere speculation.

A more realistic scenario is that New England is preparing for any mid-season injuries that may happen this fall. Teams often workout players with the intention of potentially signing them down the road in case of an injury. That may be the "something" Quinn was referring to.

Quinn, who spent time in Denver from 2010-11, will now play the waiting game.