Are we poised for a WILD World Series in 2014?

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Can we say ”Year of the Wild Card?” The Kansas City Royals have swept their way through the postseason and the San Francisco Giants find themselves in a very familiar spot. Both coming from post season underdogs to playing for the crown…how sweet it is!

In the regular season, the Royals and the Giants each finished with under 90 wins; 89 and 88 respectively. The Royals and the Giants met just once during the regular season with the Royals sweeping the series and outscoring the Giants 16-6.

Check out some additional facts about the upcoming 2014 World Series
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No Tricks, All Treats: Our Halloween 2014 Event Picks

No Tricks, All Treats: Our Halloween 2014 Event Picks
Halloween falls on a Friday this year, meaning you can treat yourself to all the festivities you want without having to worry about getting your gory costume makeup off in time for an 8am meeting with the boss. Thank you, spirits!

Due to the excellent timing, there are more incredible Halloween-related events than ever to take advantage of this year. There’s almost TOO much good stuff — from festivals like the BOO! Halloween Massive in NYC and the Voodoo Music + Art Experience in New Orleans to concerts like Queens of the Stone Age in LA and Bassnectar in Peoria, the sheer number of options is enough to leave you scared stiff.

But don’t let out a blood-curdling scream just yet — to help with your Halloween planning, we’ve put together a list of great Halloween events happening in October across the North America. We’ve even added in a few Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) events happening throughout the weekend on Nov. 1 and 2. Check out our picks to find the right event for you — or whoever you’re dressed up as.

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NBA Playoffs 2014 Recap & End of Season Review

NBA Playoffs 2014 Recap & End of Season Review

As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 NBA Season, let’s take a look back at the last year. The NBA Playoffs 2014 were one of the most gripping in recent memory.

Bradley Beal, of the Washington Wizards, became the first player since Magic Johnson in 1980 to have three playoff games with at least 25 points before his 21st birthday. San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker and his fiancée had a baby—and then shortly after Parker showed up to Game 5 against the Dallas Mavericks and dropped 23 points.

Aside from the impressive performances of the players, there were even more events surrounding the NBA Playoffs 2014 that left us wishing they’d never end.

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Cassette Store Day 2014

Cassette Store Day 2014

The music industry is in a constant state of change, and it’s easy to forget about the past. With the internet and ever evolving mobile and web technology, it’s become effortless for someone to introduce a friend to new music. All it takes is a simple share, email or click to the cloud. Nowadays, no face to face exchange ever needs to even happen. Digital is a beautiful thing, but there is something to be said for the way “music used to be”.

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See How Ticketmaster Concert Fans Are Getting More Social

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Live events and social media have gone hand-in-hand since well before your mom and dad joined Facebook.

If you go to YouTube right now, and type in “concerts 2005″ (the year YouTube launched), you’ll find several videos featuring full-length concert coverage. If you take a peek at one of your friend’s timelines, odds are, you’ll uncover at least a selfie or two of them attending a live event. And, if you follow your favorite musician on Twitter, you’re likely to have seen them tweet while on tour.

Starting to see a trend?

Well, we sure have. According to our recent Ticketmaster Live Analytics study, live event social media “engagement is up, up, up” for concert fans. No surprises there, but through this study we uncovered some interesting facts about how concert fans use social media and how you can use that information to your advantage.

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10 NFL Stadiums, Ranked by Ticketmaster Fans

10 NFL Stadiums Ranked by Ticketmaster Fans

We know you love your NFL team, but when was the last time you professed it in person at the stadium? Using internal data, we determined which stadiums received the most love last season.

Did your home field make the cut? See why fans are smitten with these NFL stadiums. (NFL stadiums are in no particular order)

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10 Garth Brooks Songs for the Country Music Fan

10 garth brooks songs for the country music fan

Garth Brooks fans rejoice as America’s most powerful concert force returns with select dates across the United States. Taking a look all the way back to 1990, we compiled his biggest Number 1 hits according to Billboard and top downloaded songs on iTunes, to create the ultimate playlist of Garth’s fan favorites.

1. “Friends in Low Places”

It only took this single eight weeks to reach #1, where it remained for four whole weeks. The song went on to win single of the year at both the Academy of Country Music Awards and Country Music Awards of 1990. Although the song has a sad subject matter and talks about drinking your troubles away, the melody adds an uplifting quality.

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Still Craving Fireworks? 15 Live Events for the Pyrotechnic Fan

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Going through firework withdrawal? The first few weeks after the Fourth are the hardest, but they don’t have to be. There are plenty of concerts and shows on tour that will leave you awe-struck with dazzling fireworks and scorchin’ pyrotechnic displays. So if you’re in desperate need to get your firework fix, look no further than the shows listed below, which are rumored to set your night ablaze.

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