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Levi’s Stadium Parking Where to Park For Your Event

Levi's Stadium Parking Lots

If you are going to a San Francisco 49ers game, Super Bowl, Stadium Series, Wrestlemaina knowing where to park at Levi’s Stadium is essential. Levi’s Stadium parking can be a bit confusing. You can only access certain Levi’s Stadium parking lots form specific freeways!

The Niners & Levi’s Stadium has set up a great interactive parking page that allows you to click and view specific lot numbers and get detailed directions to take. Since you can only access certain lots via certain freeways. We can’t stress enough the importance of checking out the page. It will help keep your frustration to a minimum.

This first video below covers all the various Levi’s Stadium parking lots. It is an overview of Levi’s Stadium Parking.

Overall Levi’s Stadium Parking Video (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Purple lots)

Levis Stadium Parking Red Lot Video

Levis Stadium Parking Green Lot Video


The Levi’s Stadium Green Lot can cost $40.00 to park. It is close to the 101 ramp. Very quick to get on the 101 after a game.

Try and park in the Levi’s Stadium Parking lot that is Green. It has the best entry and exit out of the stadium. If not try the Marriott parking lot and walk it.

Levi’s Stadium Parking Blue Lot Video

We purchased Blue Lot passes and there was no signage to direct us where the blue lot was. We kept pulling into various lots for directions. It’s about 30 block walk for the Levi’s Stadium Parking Blue Lot to the Stadium.

We were in the Blue Parking lot which wasn’t paved. Trying to BBQ we at gravel dust with our food.

Levi’s Stadium Parking Yellow Lot Video

Here are some other Levi’s Stadium Parking Suggestions

Parking starts at $40, so try the VTA bus (no one is EVER on the #60-which drops you 3 blocks from the stadium and costs $2–and there are a number of bus options. Check them all out to save money and hassle of driving in. Light rail is another option-but far more crowded.

Try the VTS bus. No one is ever on the #60. The VTA bus drops you off about three blocks from Levi’s Stadium. It costs $2.00. Way cheaper then Levi’s Stadium Parking lots.

Schedule plenty of time to walk to the stadium it can be far from most Levi’s Stadium parking lots.

We got dropped off by UBER to avoid the $60.00 parking fee.
Take the light rail from the Milpitas Area. Very easy and took about 30 minutes. Cost was $5.00 round trip. The Con – It costs $20 to park at the VTA.

If you park in Lot 5 it’s about 2 miles from the stadium. They have no trolleys, buses or tram’s to transport fans.

We took UBER to the game. Avoided all the Levi’s Stadium parking problems. Got in and out quick.

The reviews and views of Levi’s Stadium parking based on individual reviews and not reflective of all views. For the most current Levi’s stadium parking information we highly recommend viewing the official site.

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Levi’s Stadium Guide Seating Chart & Reviews

Levi’s Stadium Guide

Here is a guide to the 1.3 billion dollar Levi’s Stadium located in Santa Clara and home to the San Francisco 49ers.

Seating at Levi’s Stadium.
We sat in section 124 and had a great view! Even in the corner we could still see everything. We felt really close to the field and action. The view for every seat is a lot closer since the field is smaller compared to Candlestick.

I sat in the lower sections, 111 and also in 203 and both times sucked! Sun was blazing on my face and I left with bad sunburn even though I had sunscreen and a hat on.

If you have the chance to sit in the West End of Levi’s Stadium facing East. The East side can get brutally hot.

If you’re sitting in the 300 section be prepared to climb a good amount of flights of stairs.

Once we go to our seats in the 300 section (what, was that 12 flights of stairs I had to climb
The very top level and top rows can be a bit scary if you have a fear of heights. They are at an angle to “give you a better view of the action” but they are just really high up there.

I hated the view from the 400s. I had to keep looking at the screen to see what was going on. The screen itself is massive and crystal clear but still not a great view of the actual field or action. Bring Binoculars!

The actual seats in the general area of seating (non club level or suites) are extremely tiny and with really not much leg room at all. If you’re going to sitting up there ask for an aisle seat if your taller than 5’11.

The 400 level and the majority of the 200 & 300 sections are in direct sunlight on the visitors side.

The seats in the VIP Area’s, Club and Suite levels are amazing. They are cushioned and padded. If you get a chance to sit there take it!

The stadium seats are actually quite comfortable depending on your size and when you’re away from the sunny side, Each seat comes equipped with a drink holder at the back which you can also use for your phone.

Seat Views From the 100 Level at Levi’s Stadium.

Seat Views From the 200 Level at Levi’s Stadium.

Seat Views From the 400 Level at Levis Stadium.

Seat Views From the 500 Level at Levi’s Stadium.

Eating At Levi’s Stadium:


The nachos are not your typical nachos covered in fake yellow/orange cheese. Levis Stadium kicked it up a notch with much better real cheese although it is thin and runs straight to the bottom of the tray.

Levis Stadiums offers wide variety of different foods from shrimp sando at the Seafood Counter, Curry Buns, Chicken Fingers, Chicken Tikka Marsala, Panini’s and so forth. The Garlic Fries were just mediocre and not large enough.

The Cons:
The BBQ Brisket Sandwich was $14.00 and not filling. The Jalapeno Cheddar Brawurst was just ok at best. The sausage stand only had a couple types of sausages. Way over priced.

A bottle of water is $5.75 and a beer is $11.00. The amount of food they give you a Levis Stadium are tiny and wasn’t worth the cost. At the United Club Lounge its even pricier with a Jager shot costing $14.00.

The lines were not terribly long but it still took a long time because of how slow the staff was.

Parking at Levis Stadium
I parked maybe a quarter of a mile away from the stadium $40.00 for parking is crazy. It wasn’t too far of a walk.

Green Lot 4 – We parked in Green Lot 4. Its $40.00 to park there but it’s close to the 101 ramp. There still is a bit of a walk to the Stadium but worth it to park in the Green Lot 4 because you don’t have to wait more than a couple minutes to get on the 101 from it.

Red Lot 1 – They don’t allow anyone until just before 1:00pm if it’s a late game. It was literally a parking lot just to get into the parking lot.

There are several overflow parking available. We opted to park across Great America Parkway in a business office building lot.

If your thinking about taking the Bart just realize that it doesn’t start to take people back until after the game ends. You can’t leave early. There is also a huge line of people waiting to get on.

Bathrooms at Levi’s Stadium
There are plenty of bathrooms all around the stadium. Spacious bathrooms with lots of stalls. Automatic warm water and paper towel dispensers. The bathrooms stay reasonably clean, even towards the end of the game.

Security
The guards at the electric gate were pretty friendly. There were lots of security guards around as well as customer service representatives.

Tailgating at Levi’s Stadium
Green Lots 1,2,3 have lots of tents, food, drinks and great fans.

Green Lot 1 & Blue Lot 1 & 2 have open flame tailgating. They are smaller and less rowdy but hardcore tailgaters.

Levi’s Stadium app
The Levi’s stadium app is super useful. Rack up yards to spend on signed jerseys, field passes, etc. It’s also great for scanning in to the stadium. Makes the process super easy + efficient.

San Francisco 49ers Ticket Prices
San Francisco 49ers Tickets for Levi’s Stadium averaged $135.00 per ticket for the 2014-2015 season. The highest average for 49ers tickets was $270.00 per ticket. The lowest average for 49ers tickets was $115.00 per ticket.

Stadium Series Tickets Levi’s Stadium
The NHL Stadium Series game between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks at Levi’s Stadium is on Feb 21st. Stadium Series tickets average $225.00 per ticket.

2016 Super Bowl Tickets Levi’s Stadium
2016 Super Bowl Tickets for Levi’s Stadium will average $2500.00 per ticket. The 2015 Super Bowl in Arizona was one of the most expensive tickets for any sporting event averaging over $10,000 per ticket.

Levis Stadium Seating Charts


View multiple Levi’s Stadium Seating Charts for 49ers tickets to home games, Stadium Series at Levi’s Stadium between the LA Kings and San Jose Sharks. Wrestlemania Seating Chart for Levi’s Stadium. Super Bowl 50 seating chart.

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BY: Chris M.

Katy Perry Super Bowl Halftime Show

What The Super Bowl Halftime Show Means To Katy Perry

Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX: The Super Bowl halftime show is consistently the most viewed moments in television history. Over and over the Super Bowl commercials make it into the Guinness Book of World Records for “Most Viewed Commercial in T.V. History”, and the half-time show makes an equal impact. With over 100 million views on a regular basis, last year the half-time show performed by Bruno Mars WAS the most watched halftime in history at 115.3 million views. According to Nielsen the 2014 Super Bowl had 25.3 million tweets during it. The runner-up was Madonna‘s 2012 appearance, at 114 million views. This year, the Super Bowl has invited super star Katy Perry. On February 1, 2015 Katy Perry will be performing at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. Beating out Coldplay, this is Katy Perry’s biggest performance yet. Strangely, although perhaps not surprisingly, artists do not get paid by the Super Bowl; merely they have their travel expenses covered by the NFL.

So what does Katy Perry actually get out of the show? Besides having her name permanently etched in history alongside the greatest music acts of all time, including Michael Jackson who performed in 1993, a performance that changed the Super Bowl forever, making it a celebrity event ever since.

In 2009, the Hello Katy Tour put Katy Perry at an astounding eighty-nine concerts. The attendance was 76,485 and grossed $1,508,092.00. This number does not include any of her merchandise or records. The tour took Katy Perry and her fans across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia and lasted from January 23, 2009 through November 28, 2009. Her set list was seventeen songs and an additional encore of two songs. At that time, Katy was fresh on the market and her songs were running the radio airwaves. Everyone knows “I Kissed a Girl” and “Don’t Stop Me Now”, a cover from Queen.

Katy Perry’s California Dream Tour was her next. It lasted February 20, 2011 through January 22, 2012, almost a full calendar year. She did forty-six shows in Europe, eleven in Oceania, six in Asia, sixty-one in North America, and three in South America, totaling 127 shows. The result was an astounding 1,088,817 attendees and ticket sales of $51,834,881.00, and again, that’s not including merchandise and records.

Katy Perry’s third world tour broke those records by almost three times the amount of money made. It lasted May 7, 2014 and is still going through March 22, 2015. Tickets sold result in 130 concerts in four legs of the tour. The sales mean 1,131,823 tickets and sales totaling $142,850,951 as of the first of the year. That still leaves 21 more dates scheduled after February 16th!

What is amazing about Katy Perry performing at the Super Bowl is her unparalleled success already.

After his performance during the 2014 Super Bowl, Bruno Mars “Jukebox” sales jumped 164%, according to Billboard. There were also boosts in record sales immediately following Beyonce, Madonna, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen.

So what will this mean for Katy Perry?

Bruno Mars’ “The Moonshine Jungle Tour” was already full swing before he played the Super bowl halftime show and the North American leg of the tour had an average ticket price on the secondary market of $210.00 per ticket. After the halftime show rose to almost $550.00 per ticket, beating out the likes of Beyonce with Jay Z at $200.00 per ticket, One Direction with a $256.00 per ticket, and Justin Timberlake who had a $195.00 per ticket. The Half Time Show put Bruno Mars at more than double any of his fellow top-ranking performers.

So what will this mean for Katy Perry? And her fans? Katy Perry Ticket Prices on the Secondary Market for her European leg of the tour that will resume after the Halftime Show have an average of $228.00 per ticket. We can expect her ticket prices to rise immediately after her performance. Katy Perry’s current Prismatic Tour had its second leg of the tour in North America from June 22nd – Oct 11th 2014 and hasn’t announced any more dates yet. But, if she uses the Super Bowl Halftime Show to promote more tour dates, you can expect to see a 161.90% rise in Katy Perry tickets in the secondary market based on the metric rise in Bruno Mars ticket prices on the secondary market after his.



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NFL Teams Super Bowl

Bowl Game Fever Heating Up or Breaking?

Rose Bowl
Average Price Per Ticket $330.00 | Get In’s $129.00
Rose Bowl Thursday Jan 1st 2:00pm
The 2015 Rose Bowl takes its place for the first time as the one of the two College Football Semifinal games as the Granddaddy of the them all will host the Number 2 and 3 seeds the Oregon Ducks and Florida State Seminoles. The current Rose Bowl ticket average price on the secondary market is $330.00 with the get in the door price of $129.00 per ticket which is a 40% decline in get in the door prices from the 2014 Rose Bowl game between the Michigan State Spartans and Stanford Cardinal’s.

Although the 2015 Rose Bowl will feature controversial Florida State quarterback Jamies Winston and the Heisman Trophy Winner Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and is the first College Bowl game that is for the new College Football Playoff system prices or still down compared to four of the last five Rose Bowl Games. One of the most significant reasons for the lower price on Rose Bowl tickets this year is Florida State Seminoles fans don’t travel as well do to the warm climate to warm climate comparison. While having strong followings at home games as well as big games close to home certain teams fans don’t tend to travel well. The average temperature in Florida is 82 degrees while in Los Angeles the average temperature is 75 degrees. A team that plays its games in cold weather such as the Michigan State Spartans whose average temperature might be 30F would want to go for a vacation into warm sunny Pasadena.

There is a look at the Last Five Rose Bowl Ticket Price Averages.
Rose Bowl Ticket Prices

Sugar Bowl
Alabama Crimson Tide vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Average Price Per Ticket $450.00 | Get In’s $220.00
Mercedes-Benz Superdome Thursday Jan 1st 7:30pm
The 2015 Sugar Bowl is one of the semi-final games in the new College Football Playoff system and with the Crimson Tide and Buckeyes who both have strong traveling fan bases the Sugar Bowl Ticket prices have climbed to an average of $450 on the secondary market with get in the door prices starting at $220 per ticket a 58% higher price then to get into the 2015 Rose Bowl.

Ohio State Buckeyes fans are a strong traveling diehard fan base which has helped raise Sugar Bowl tickets on the secondary market by over $120 per ticket since they were announced as one of the two teams in the semi-final game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans LA.

Fiesta Bowl
Arizona Wildcats vs Boise State Broncos
Average Price $140.00 | Get In’s $63.00
University of Phoenix Stadium Wed Dec 31st 2:00pm.
Fiesta Bowl ticket prices are the cheapest for one of the Bowl Games and will most likely dip down even more as it gets closer to the 31st. The 2014 Fiesta Bowl ticket prices are almost 70% lower than the 2013 game between Baylor and UCF. If you live near the University of Phoenix Stadium and are a Wildcats fan even waiting until the day of the game to buy tickets might be your best bet to get in to the Bowl game under $50.00 per ticket.

Orange Bowl
Georgia Yellow Jackets vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Average Price $90.00 | Get In’s $5.00
Sun Life Stadium Wednesday Dec 31st 8:00pm
Orange Bowl Ticket prices for get in’s and average are the cheapest of the big “bowl games” this year. Orange Bowl Get In’s at $5.00 per ticket are 47.8% higher than a gallon of gas in Atlanta and 41.4% higher than a gallon of gas in Mississippi. The distance from Atlanta to Miami Gardens is 650.4 miles and if your car averages just 25 miles per gallon it would cost roughly 62.14 to drive to the Orange Bowl. If you wanted to drive the 883 miles from Mississippi to Miami Gardens it would cost you roughly 73.07 in gas.

College Football Playoff National Championship
Teams TBA
Average Price $2387 | Get In’s $863.00
AT&T Stadium — Arlington, TX on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 12:00pm
The winners of the Rose Bowl game between the Oregon Ducks and Florida Seminoles will face off against the winner of the Sugar Bowl between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Ohio State Buckeyes in the first College Football Playoff National Championship at the AT&T Stadiium in Arlington Texas on Jan 12th at 12:00pm.

The six biggest bowl games the Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Peach Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl now known as the “New Years Six” will each rotate and host semi finals and then every third year one will host the College Football National Championship game.

Then there is the biggest “BOWL” of them all!

Super Bowl
Teams Unknown
University of Arizona Stadium Sunday February 1st 4:00pm
Average Price $5634.50 | Get In’s $2032.00
How strongly do you feel that your team is going to be in the 2015 Super Bowl? Depending on your answer now might be the time to make travel arrangements and purchase Super Bowl tickets.
Super Bowl Teams

As of 12/16/14

Based on the Super Bowl Ticket Prices of the 2014 game the average price for a get in is down 27.42% for the 2015 Super Bowl right now. This of course is due to the teams not being named yet.
Super Bowl Ticket Prices

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How much will the 49ers miss Aldon Smith?

49ers Aldon Smith

SMITH

Entering the season with a revamped secondary and questions around the return of All-World linebacker NaVorro Bowman, the San Francisco 49ers may play the 2014 without another key cog in their elite defense, elite pass rusher Aldon Smith. In the latest in the line of off-the-field issues, Smith was arrested at LAX this past week in a bizarre case that involved Smith declaring that he had a bomb with him. In the past couple of seasons Smith was charged with multiple DUI’s and completed rehabilitation for issues with alcohol. Through all of his off-the-field issues the 49ers have supported Smith, but according to the San Jose Mercury News that may be coming to an end. According to Tim Kawakami its likely Smith sits out the entire 2014 season. Beyond potential team disciplinary issues it’s possible that the NFL suspends Smith for an extended period of time, if charges are pressed against him.

Smith’s legal issues are the latest in a handful of off-the-field incidents the 49ers are dealing with this season. Chris Culliver, an important part of the 49ers revamped secondary, will soon be charged for a recent hit and run incident. The 49ers are likely to hold onto Culliver, who will play a major role for the team due to the loss of multiple cornerbacks in free agency. This past week quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s name came up in relation to a “suspicious incident” that Miami police are still investigating. It’s unknown whether or not Kaepernick will be charged with anything, but any potential drama around Kaepernick will be yet another distraction for the franchise. It’s been an eventful offseason, beginning with rumors that the team actually looked to trade Head Coach Jim Harbaugh to the Cleveland Browns. The Harbaugh story was followed by a tough free agency period where more of the 49ers impressive defensive depth was picked apart by NFL free agency.

Aldon Smith

ALDON SMITH

The potential loss of Smith may be a major blow to the 49ers pass rush. Smith forms a tremendous combination with defensive end Justin Smith. Couple the loss of Aldon Smith with the devastating knee injury that NaVorro Bowman is returning from and the 49ers linebacker corps is clearly diminished. Bowman is a unique player, an every down player, who will likely be replaced by a handful of players as well as changes in scheme. With the 49ers secondary rebuilding, including new safety Antoine Bethea, a solid pass rush will be important. Corey Lemonair, who showed flashes of brilliance in his rookie season, is the logical replacement for Smith. San Francisco also has a massive number of draft picks in the upcoming NFL draft, with ample opportunity to pick up potential pass rush talent.

Whether or not they can find a player who can average a sack a game, like Smith, is another story. In an offseason where they were forced to replace exiting talent at several positions, the distraction of another Smith incident is exactly what the 49ers didn’t need. With Seattle coming off of a Super Bowl title the 49ers will need their typical elite defense. If they are unable to make up for their losses on the defensive side of the football they could be looking at another wild card run next season. By Chris Cabrera

User at the Los Angeles Staples Center

Broncos Look Super Bowl Bound

Broncos

Broncos

The Denver Broncos won their 11th game of the season Sunday afternoon, initially falling behind the Tennessee Titans before roaring back for a 51-28 victory. The story was once again Peyton Manning who threw for nearly 400 yards and four touchdowns in the victory, leading a balanced attack. The win sets up a division game with the San Diego Chargers next week in Denver. Beyond the stellar play of Manning the highlight for the Broncos was Matt Prater’s 64-yard field goal, breaking the NFL record held by Tom Dempsey and former Broncos kicker Jason Elam.

Where the game was won: The Broncos were sloppy early, allowing the Titans to build a 21-7 lead. As in so many games this season the Broncos offense dominated the second through fourth quarters, scoring over fifty points for the fourth time this season. Manning was as efficient as ever, throwing touchdowns to four different Broncos receivers. Eric Decker, Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas and Julian Thomas all caught touchdown passes for the Broncos. Decker, coming off a career game last week, caught 8 passes for 117 yards. The former Minnesota Gophers star has caught sixteen passes for nearly 300 yards and five touchdowns the past two weeks. While Manning and his receiving crew were dominating through the air the combination of Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball was effective on the ground. The duo combined for 155 yards rushing on 29 carries and a touchdown each. With 551 yards the Broncos outgained the Titans by nearly 300 yards. The Broncos offensive line was perfect once again, not giving up a sack while their future Hall of Fame quarterback lit up the Titans through the air.

Up next for Denver: Denver hosts their division rivals the San Diego Chargers next weekend at Invesco Field. The Broncos defeated the Chargers 28-20 in a November matchup in San Diego. The Chargers are still alive in the playoff race after thrashing the New York Giants 37-14 in San Diego on Sunday. At 6-7 the Chargers likely need to upset Denver to have any chance at earning a wild card in the AFC. San Diego has an efficient, ball-control offense, but struggles defensively. Look for the Chargers to put points on the board behind Philip Rivers and the offense but the Chargers defense is unlikely to have much success stopping the Broncos. The win will put the Broncos one game closer to a division title and will keep them on top in the race for home field advantage in the AFC.

Prediction: Manning throws for over 300-yards once again as Denver manages a convincing victory over the Chargers. The Broncos earn their 12th victory of the season with a 41-31 victory over the Chargers. Broncos Vs Chargers Tickets are still available for the Dec 12th game at Invesco Field.
By:Chris Michaels

Can Dez Bryant & Tony Romo help the Cowboys win the NFC East?

Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys

Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are coming in to a season in which the hopes are high like every other season. The team will look to veteran quarterback Tony Romo to lead the Cowboys to the post season for the first time since 2009. While the Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will look to head coach Jason Garrett to turn this team around if not it may be time for the team to move in another direction.

Romo is coming off a season in which he broke his ribs and punctured his lungs but still came back in to lead the Cowboys to a victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Romo finished the season with 4184 yards passing and 31 touchdowns while completing over 66 percent of his passes.

The team struggled early finding a running game till the break out performance in week 7 against the St. Louis Rams from rookie running back DeMarco Murray. Murray led the team to a 34-7 victory while rushing for 253 yards and a touchdown. Murray comes in 2012 as the starter while the Cowboys will look for him to carry the load.

The Cowboys will also look for the young star receiver Dez Bryant to take another step in the right direction on the field. Now that the team has placed 24 hour security with him to make sure he doesn’t do anything stupid off the field to keep him from producing on the field. Dez had 63 catches for 928 yards and 9 touchdowns.

On the other side of the ball Dallas is led by DeMarcus Ware. Ware coming off a 19.5 sack season. The Cowboys will need the rest of the defense to step up in 2012 if the team has a shot to win the NFC East. The team used it’s first 4 picks in the 2012 draft to pick defensive players including Morris Claiborne 6th overall in the first round.

The Cowboys will win the NFC East and look to challenge the rest of the NFC in the playoffs to earn a spot in the Super Bowl.

Atlanta Falcons: Finally the year for Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons: Finally the year for Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons: Finally the year for Matt Ryan

The Atlanta Falcons led by Matt Ryan have been a pretty impressive team during the regular season but come playoffs he disappears. The team has made the playoffs 3 out of the 4 years since Ryan was drafted. The downside is they have loss all 3 games with Matt Ryan not putting up good enough numbers to lead the Falcons to a win.

This season looks to be different as the team looked to add playmakers on the defensive side of the ball this off-season by acquiring Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles while bringing in Mike Nolan to be the new defensive coordinator. Both of these acquisitions should help the defense improve as they were in the bottom 15 in points allowed in 2011.

Ryan along with the wide receiver pair of Julio Jones and Roddy White look to lead the Atlanta Falcons to the playoffs in 2012 including picking up a few wins along the road to the Super Bowl. Jones coming in to his second season in the NFL after grabbing 54 catches for 959 yards and 8 touchdown looks to improve in year 2. While Michael Turner looks to continue to up big numbers on the ground to help make the Falcons a difficult team to defend through the air or on the ground.

While Julio Jones is collecting a lot of attention on the offense his receiving partner Roddy White looks to continue his dominance coming off 5 straight seasons of 1000 plus yards while also reeling in 100 or more catches the past 2 seasons. These types of numbers should go up in 2012 with teams having trouble deciding on who to double cover him or Julio Jones.

Look for Matt Ryan to have his best season in the NFL in 2012 while throwing for over 4500 yards and 35 plus touchdowns in the air to help lead this team to the NFC South Crown along with leading the Falcons to his first Super Bowl as quarterback in 2012.

Never Give Up On The Dream

Never Give Up

Never Give Up

It was a 29-yard touchdown pass in Super Bowl XLV to open the scoring on what would be another Lombardi Trophy for the Green Bay Packers. But it’s not the touchdown or the Super Bowl win….it’s the men that made it happen.

Aaron Rodgers grew up in a hotbed of high school football talent in California. From his high school alone, three players received scholarships to play college football. He and two of his teammates were given the opportunity to play for…the local community college.

That’s right. Rodgers, like several other NFL stars, did not receive one Division I offer coming out of high school. But, he did not give up on the dream. Instead, after considering giving up football, he enrolled at Butte Community College where he was discovered by California coach Jeff Tedford, who immediately signed the future Packers QB.

Rodgers had a solid career as a Golden Bear leading Cal to a 10-1 record and a top-five ranking in 2004. He decided to forego his senior season at Cal, entered the NFL Draft, and was expected to be the first pick. Didn’t happen. But he was picked by the Packers in Round 1, spent a few years as Brett Favre’s backup, and now has a Super Bowl ring…and a Super Bowl MVP.

The receiver on the other end of that Super Bowl touchdown? Jordy Nelson. Not a household name, but he never was. Like Rodgers, Nelson had no Division I offers coming out of Riley County HS in western Kansas. Nelson was a tremendous athlete–he won the 100, 200, 400, and long jump at the Kansas state track meet his senior year–but could only muster a walk-on opportunity at Kansas State. He took it.

Nelson was a free safety his freshman year before head coach Bill Snyder asked him to move to wide receiver. The move paid off. By the time Nelson was a senior, he was a Biletnikoff Award finalist and an All-American. He was a second-round draft pick of the Packers and wound up on the receiving end of that first-quarter touchdown in Super Bowl XLV.

And so the story goes…young talented athlete. Can’t get a look anywhere. But he doesn’t quit. He perseveres. And he makes it. Clay Matthews, Tony Romo, Michael Strahan, and Terrell Owens. None of them had a legitimate Division I football scholarship offer coming out of high school. But every single one of them ended up in the NFL.

Madonna LMFAO

Madonna Tour Tickets to Go on Sale After Super Bowl

Madonna Concert Tour Tickets

Madonna Concert Tour Tickets

Good news, Madonna fans! Her much-hyped Super Bowl performance comes with two special treats. Madge will do a special interview with Bob Costas during NBC’s Super Bowl XLVI Pregame Show — and Madonna tickets to her tour will go on sale as soon as the game ends!

Live Nation president Michael Rapino spilled the beans to the Los Angeles Times, telling the paper, ”Madonna’s going on the road, and those tickets will go on sale right after the Super Bowl.” While Madge had mentioned a tour in an interview with Brit talk show host Graham Norton, no dates or further details have been revealed.

This will undoubtedly be a hectic week for the Material Girl. In addition to her Super Bowl halftime performance with Nicki Minaj, M.I.A. (rumored guests Cee Lo Green and LMFAO might perform as well) the ‘Masterpiece’ singer’s hotly anticipated film, ‘W.E.,’ hits theaters tomorrow (Feb. 3). Her first single off of ‘M.D.N.A.,’ ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’,’ will be released on iTunes tomorrow as well — so fans can sing along by the time she shows it off at the Pats-Giants match up!

In Los Angeles Madonna will be playing the LA Staples Center. Madonna Staples Center Concert Tickets will be going on sale on Sunday as well.