3 Super Bowl 50 Matchups to Watch

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Super Bowl 50 is right around the corner, which means it’s time to break down some of the most anticipated matchups in the big game. Here are three epic battles to pay attention to next Sunday.

Cam Newton vs. Peyton Manning

Cam Newton and the Panthers were the number one offense in the NFL this season. The 25-year-old quarterback threw 35 touchdowns and over 3,800 yards. At nearly 40, Peyton Manning was sidelined with a plantar fascia tear for much of the season. Although some question his ability to keep pace with Newton’s moves, Manning has five MVPs, one championship ring, and remains a formidable opponent in what could be his last appearance.

Luke Kuechly vs. Von Miller

Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly looked all but unstoppable in the NFC Championship. He locked in eight tackles, two assists, and an interception. Broncos linebacker Von Miller played a different position, but still put up five tackles, one assist, and two impressive sacks on the indomitable Tom Brady in the AFC Championship.

Corey Brown vs. Emmanuel Sanders

Cam Newton doesn’t rely on his wide receivers as much as Peyton Manning, partially because he has other options. When he does pass, look for Corey Brown to rack up the yards on his way to the end zone. Conversely, Peyton Manning has no shortage of passing options. Emmanuel Sanders has six touchdowns this season and remains a deep threat in Super Bowl 50.

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5 Things to Know About Super Bowl 50

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Super Bowl 50 is going to be a battle of epic proportions, as both teams are set to break records if they come out victorious. Here are five things you need to know about next Sunday’s matchup.

1. Cam Newton Could Make History

If the Panthers win, Cam Newton would become the first quarterback in history to win a Super Bowl, college national championship, and Heisman Trophy.

2. The Age Gap Is Real

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is approaching his 40th birthday, while Cam Newton is still just 25 years old. Manning would be the oldest quarterback in history to win the championship.

3. It’s a Clash of Titans

This will be the second time in Super Bowl history that the number one offense, Carolina, will take on the number one defense, Denver.

4. Superstition Lives

The Broncos will be wearing white uniforms for Super Bowl 50. They have gone 0-4 wearing orange uniforms in the Super Bowl in their entire history as an organization. 10 of the past 11 Super Bowl champions have worn white jerseys.

5. The Cost for a Commercial is Higher Than Ever

A 30-second advertisement will cost upwards of $5 million during Super Bowl 50. The same commercial slot only cost $42,500 during Super Bowl 1.

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UCLA Hosts BYU For Their Second Most Expensive Game Of The Season Following Game At USC

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The UCLA Bruins head into Week 3 of the college football schedule preparing for their first real test of the season against the No. 19-ranked BYU Cougars. BYU has been college football’s team of destiny early on, winning their first two games against Nebraska and Boise State on midfield Hail Mary touchdown throws in the final seconds of each game.

UCLA hasn’t been in a tight contest yet after dispatching Virginia in the season opener by a final score of 34-16, and then cruising to a 37-3 road victory against the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels. Freshman quarterback Josh Rosen has been spot on thus far, throwing for 574 yards with four touchdowns and one interception, while completing 64.9 percent of his passes. Rosen’s accuracy dipped in game two, hitting only 22 of his 42 pass attempts, in addition to having his first turnover of the season.

The Bruins are tied atop the Pac-12 South division with Arizona, Utah and USC—all sporting 2-0 overall records. With a challenging contest this weekend and an equally tough Pac-12 schedule, below is a look at secondary market prices for UCLA football tickets for the rest of the season, with information provided by RazorGator.com.

11/28/2015 | USC Trojans vs. UCLA Bruins | Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum | Average Price: $233.43 | Get-in Price: $111

9/19/2015 | UCLA Bruins vs. BYU Cougars | Rose Bowl | Average Price: $131.85 | Get-in Price: $48

10/3/2015 | UCLA Bruins vs. Arizona State Sun Devils | Rose Bowl | Average Price: $118.95 | Get-in Price: $48

10/22/2015 | UCLA Bruins vs. California Bears | Rose Bowl | Average Price: $112.99 | Get-in Price: $41

UCLA’s most expensive game of the season is on the road, in which a matchup with the USC Trojans may decide who finishes in first-place of the Southern division in the Pac-12. USC has one of the most veteran-filled teams in the country and have a real shot to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff. If both teams are undefeated going into this game, it’ll be the game of the week across college football, without question.

This weekend’s game against BYU is the second most expensive game of the season, having an average ticket price of $131.85 and a get-in price of $48. It doesn’t compare to the USC game that has an average ticket price of $233.43, but it’s the most important non-conference game on UCLA’s schedule and the fans will surely pack the Rose Bowl to give the Bruins a needed push into conference play.

UCLA also hosts Arizona State and California for some of the most expensive secondary market tickets this season. California is in the Northern division and they’re currently the only 2-0 team in that half of the Pac-12.

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New York Yankees Face Multiple Rivals In Final 17-Game Playoff Run

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It’s getting a little crowded at the top of the American League Wild Card standings, as the New York Yankees are realizing their lead isn’t as comfortable as it was just a couple of weeks ago.

A 4.5-game lead for the top American League Wild Card spot has been reduced in the past two weeks, as the Yankees are currently just 3.5 games up on the Houston Astros, who were just recently passed in the standings by the surprising Texas Rangers for first-place in the American League West division. Behind the Astros—outside of the playoff cut-line—is the Minnesota Twins by 1.5 games, followed by the Los Angeles Angels, who trail by 3.5 games.

The Yankees are not out of the division race just yet, being back of the Toronto Blue Jays by three games with a three-game set in Toronto next week. With 17 games remaining, below is a look into some of the marquee games left on the schedule in terms of secondary market ticket prices for Yankees games, according to RazorGator.com.

9/18/2015 | New York Mets vs. New York Yankees | Citi Field | Average Price: $257.26 | Get-in Price: $78

9/19/2015 | New York Mets vs. New York Yankees | Citi Field | Average Price: $324.14 | Get-in Price: $110 | Thunderstick Giveaway

9/20/2015 | New York Mets vs. New York Yankees | Citi Field | Average Price: $198.60 | Get-in Price: $68 | Matt Harvey Fathead Giveaway

9/21—23/2015 | Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees | Rogers Centre | Average Price: $203.54 (Three Games)

9/28—10/1/2015 | New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox | Yankees Stadium | Average Price: $90.60 (Four Games)

The most expensive Yankees tickets on the secondary market are for the Subway Series against the Mets, who are most certainly headed to the postseason. This version of the Subway Series may be the most important one to be played in the past decade, with playoff chances being affected for both teams. The most expensive of the three games is on September 19, which features an average ticket price of $324.14 and a get-in price of $78.

The most important series in terms of playoff positioning comes against the Toronto Blue Jays from September 21-23. The average ticket price of the three games together is $203.54, with the most expensive of the three coming on September 22. That contest carries an average price of $216.57 and a get-in price of $24.

Just as important will be New York’s last home series—and the second-to-last series of the regular season—when they battle the arch nemesis Boston Red Sox. With a possible playoff spot hanging in the balance, the two rivals will meet at Yankees Stadium for a four-game series, as the Red Sox would love nothing more than to knock the Yankees out of contention while they’re mired in their own disappointing season. Boston has played better in recent weeks despite their current standing in the AL East basement and will get their crack at the Bronx Bombers in the season’s final week. This series arguably contains the best value of any left on the Yankees’ 2015 schedule.

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Most Expensive New York Mets Tickets Remaining Are Against Yankees and Nationals

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After reeling off an eight-game winning streak that included a sweep of the division rival Washington Nationals, the New York Mets are just counting down the days until their first National League East division title since 2006, which was also the team’s last postseason appearance.

With 17 games left on the schedule, the New York Metropolitans have an 8.5-game lead in the division, and even with their past ominous history, this year’s Mets team shows no signs of pulling off yet another unspeakable collapse.

After the series finale tonight against the Miami Marlins, the Mets close out the regular season with a three-game set against the New York Yankees, the Atlanta Braves, a four-game series with the Cincinnati Reds, a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies and finally, one last series against the Washington Nationals.

With a division title in their grasps, fans can only hope that the Mets will be at Citi Field when the bow is tied on an amazing season. With information provided RazorGator.com, below are the most expensive Mets tickets on the secondary market remaining this year, which fans can use to try and plan a trip to the ballpark when the division is wrapped up.

9/18/2015 | New York Mets vs. New York Yankees | Citi Field | Average Price: $257.26 | Get-in Price: $78

9/19/2015 | New York Mets vs. New York Yankees | Citi Field | Average Price: $324.14 | Get-in Price: $110 | Thunderstick Giveaway

9/20/2015 | New York Mets vs. New York Yankees | Citi Field | Average Price: $198.60 | Get-in Price: $68 | Matt Harvey Fathead Giveaway

9/23/2015 | New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves | Turner Field | Average Price: $181.28 | Get-in Price: $9

10/2/2015 – 10/4/2015 | New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals | Average Price: $118.43 (three games)

With both teams in the thick of postseason races, the Subway Series between the Mets and the Yankees takes on a little more added importance this season, which is just fine for fans of both sides. The Yankees are three games behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East division, but have a tight grip on one of the two Wild Card spots. The most expensive of the three-game series at Citi Field is on September 19, having an average ticket price of $318.07 with a get-in price of $110 and fans will be greeted with Thundersticks when they enter the stadium.

After a showdown with the Braves next week, the Mets’ most expensive games come in the final series of the regular season opposite the Nationals. For the Mets organization and its fans, the hope is the division race will be officially wrapped up by then, as to avoid panic considering the stronghold they have on the NL East at the moment. In addition, fans will have the opportunity to show their appreciation for the playoff-bound Mets. The three-game ticket price average on the secondary market is $118.43, with the most expensive game coming on October 3. That contest features an average price of $135.13 and a get-in price of $19.

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