San Francisco, Bay Area Fans Get Chance to Ride with (Carlos) Hyde

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After a stellar rookie year, Carlos Hyde is one of the top backs on the 2015 San Francisco 49ers squad. And now, you have a chance to meet him and #RIDEWITHHYDE to the June 2 Giants game at AT&T Park!

One lucky winner and three friends will be picked up by the star RB in an Uber at their home. Then, they’ll #RIDEWITHHYDE to the Tuesday night baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates where they’ll get seats courtesy the Razorgator mobile app. It’s a chance to interact one-on-one with Hyde – snap photos, grab autographs, ask questions! NBD.

Entry is super easy! If you haven’t already done so, download our free mobile app. Under the menu button, select ‘Contests’. Enter code HYDE and your email address before midnight May 28. Winner will be contacted May 29 and will be announced here on our blog and on Twitter.

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Did you know Razorgator is one of the first mobile apps to integrate directly with Uber? Next time you need a ride to your event, just pull up the My Tickets section and find ride fares and pickup times and you’ll have an Uber at your house in minutes.

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2015 Indy 500 Tickets Highest Priced In Past Four Years

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Next Sunday will be the 98th installment of the most important race in IndyCar racing, the Indianapolis 500.

Indianapolis 500 tickets have an average price of $169.82 with a get-in price of $21. Two days earlier on Friday, the Indianapolis 500 Coors Light Carb Day is a celebration event with a practice run, along with concerts by O.A.R. and Jane’s Addiction. Tickets to Coors Light Carb Day have an average price of $36 with a get-in price of $30 for an entire day’s worth of fun. The qualifying round on May 17 features an average ticket price of $43 with a get-in price of $37.

It is the most expensive Indy 500 average ticket price in the past four years. In 2012, the average ticket price was $147.50, higher than 2013’s average ticket price of $141.61. Last year, the average ticket price was $162.29, a little less than this year’s average price.

There is not a clear-cut favorite in the field of 33 drivers this year, as the race is as up for grabs as it’s ever been. Tony Kanaan is the defending winner of the Indianapolis 500 and he starts way back in 16th place after struggling in qualifying. Teammate Scott Dixon, who won the race in 2008, starts in the middle of Row 4.

On the outside is 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch, who has been impressive in practice and is attempting to be the first driver in ten years to compete in both the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.

Helio Castroneves is a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner but his last victory came in 2009. Even so, he’ll most likely be a huge factor in how the race plays out.

Indiana’s own Ed Carpenter won the pole for the second year in a row with a four-lap average of 231.067 miles-per-hour. The hometown favorite will have a great shot at creating a favorable storyline for the sport.

Simon Pagenaud of France has already won a big race at Indianapolis this month in the Inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 10. The international driver seemingly has all the ingredients necessary to sweep both races at Indianapolis this month.

And that’s only half of it. With the race being so wide open and so many possible storylines, only time will tell how this race will be perceived when looking back on its rich history.

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After Consecutive Buzzer Beaters, Both Cavaliers and Bulls Have Sights Set on Eastern Conference Finals

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Game 5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls Eastern Conference semifinals easily rates as must-see TV.

How can it not when the first four games have been decided by an average of less than seven points, the last two on game-winning buzzer beaters and the overall series now standing deadlocked at 2-2?

LeBron James and Derrick Rose have gone at one another about as hard as any players have in recent postseason memory. The end result has led to James nearly averaging a triple-double over his last two games, while Rose has bagged back-to-back 30-point outings for the first time in more than three full regular seasons.

With that in mind, the most anticipated series of the NBA’s second round has easily smashed its high expectations thus far, and now try imagining what it will be like when the Cavs play host to the Bulls Tuesday night at Quicken & Loans Arena in the series’ most pivotal matchup. James and Rose, both former MVP winners themselves, will be seeking an encore.

While it’s almost unfair that one of these elite teams won’t be able to move on to the Eastern Conference Finals, the big winners in all of this are NBA fans, particularly those fortunate enough to get their hands on Cleveland Cavaliers tickets for this crucial Game 5. At the moment, those tickets  are being sold at an average price of $210.62, with a get-in cost of $86.

As brilliant as James and Rose have been, the entire series has hardly been about just them. With regular running-mate Kyrie Irving slowed by an injured right foot and Kevin Love done for the season with a shoulder injury, the frontcourt tandem of Timothy Mozgov (12 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks over the last two games) and Tristan Thompson (11 points, 10 rebounds) has stood tall for the Cavs.

And in Sunday’s 86-84 win, the much-maligned J.R. Smith came off the bench to swish three three-pointers and drop in 11 fourth-quarter points.

For the Bulls, Jimmy Butler and Joakim Noah’s grit and toughness have been key. A restricted free-agent at the end of the season, Butler, just named the league’s Most Improved Player, couldn’t have picked a more opportune time to show off just valuable and versatile he can be.

In addition to averaging 20 points, six rebounds and four steals over the pair of games in Chicago, he also harassed James into just 18-of-55 shooting and 15 turnovers. The Bulls could have the added boast of having Pau Gasol back on Tuesday after he sat out Sunday’s game with a strained left hamstring.

It all points to a potential classic Game 5, a showdown with more on the line than any of the other aforementioned thrillers in this series. Without question, this is the definition of must-see TV.

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Warriors In Need of Playoff Win To Keep NBA Title Dream From Slipping Away

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Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley suffered a facial injury in Game 3 of the club’s first round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, which required surgery to fix multiple fractures in his face. Due to the injury, Conley missed Game 1 of the current semifinals matchup with the Golden State Warriors, a 101-86 loss, where Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes, collectively, failed to step up in Conley’s absence, registering seven points and three assists between both players. If that game was any indication of how vital Conley is to the Grizzlies chances, those questions were answered in Game 2. Conley, wearing a protective mask, scored a team-high 22 points, leading the Grizzlies to a 97-90 road win, tying the series at one apiece.

More of the same continued in Game 3, this time led by Tony Allen’s defense whose activity terrorized the Warriors’ backcourt enough to force turnovers and tough shots, uplifting the Grizzlies in the process to a 99-89 win, giving them a 2-1 series advantage. With Conley’s return inspiring the Grizz, the Warriors, led by the league MVP in Stephen Curry, face their toughest challenge yet, in a critical must-win situation for Game 4.

According to Razorgator, tickets at the Fedex Forum for this upcoming contest are averaging $173.91, with a get-in price of just $56. Without question, there is an expected big turnout, as Grizzlies fans will have the opportunity to potentially see their team taking a surprising commanding lead for the series. There should be a herd of fans buying Warriors tickets as well, hoping their best team in franchise history can continue their magical run.

It’s time for Curry to validate why he was honored as this year’s most valuable player. The same could be said for fellow “Splash Brother” Klay Thompson, as these two players were the biggest reasons for Golden State’s major success in the 2014-15 season. In both of the Warriors’ losses in this series, however, they’ve been a bit of a letdown, struggling with their shot from deep. In fact, the Warriors, who live and die by the three-ball, are shooting just 23.1 percent from behind the arc as a team. Curry and Thompson must get their shot going to set the tone and retake control of this series.

In the Game 2 loss, Curry finished with 19 points, shooting 2-for-11 from three-point distance, and Thompson recorded 13 points while being not any better from beyond the arc, shooting 1-for-6. And in Game 3, the “Splash Brothers” shot 5-for-16 from deep. If they can’t get going, the Warriors will have a hard time functioning at an elite level, and therefore must find a way to get their backcourt going offensively and negate Allen and others from disrupting the offense that generates from their backcourt.

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Razorgator Offers Instant Tickets, Uber Offers Instant Transportation — All in One App

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Need a ride to your event? No problem! Arrive like a VIP, skip the hectic parking lots, and avoid those outrageous parking fees.

We’re excited to announce we are one of the first mobile apps to integrate directly with Uber. Next time you need a ride to your event, just pull up the My Tickets section and find ride fares and pickup times and you’ll have an Uber at your house in minutes.

I guess you can say everything just got UBER convenient!

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Red Sox Welcome Mike Trout For Their Most Expensive Tickets In May

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The Boston Red Sox made many offseason acquisitions that had some in the media projecting them to pull off another one of their worst-to-first seasons that have been commonplace in recent years. The biggest question mark was their pitching, and just under 30 games into the season, that question mark still remains.

Boston can mash with any team in the league, but that can only take them so far. In their last 10 games, the Red Sox have given up on average six runs per game, and have one of the highest team ERAs in all of baseball.

Currently, the Red Sox sit in fourth place in the AL East division and have won just three out of their last ten (as of 5/6). The friendly-confines of Fenway Park have not been kind to Boston, as they are surprisingly under .500 at home with a 7-8 home record.

Boston started off the month of May by getting swept by the division rival New York Yankees and are now looking to shake off that series and string together consecutive strong performances. With information provided by RazorGator.com, below are the most expensive Boston Red Sox tickets for the month of May, where the team looks to put their foot in the ground and turn things around.

Most Expensive: 5/24/2015 | Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels | Fenway Park | Average Price: $136.40 | Get-in Price: $46

5/23/2015 | Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels | Fenway Park | Average Price: $122.16 | Get-in Price: $32

The two most expensive tickets for the Red Sox in the month of May are two games in their series with the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels are struggling in the first leg of the season, but find themselves in second place in their division, as the entire AL West aside from the Houston Astros is underachieving. The Angels won a league-best 98 games last season but have not been able to replicate their strong pitching, something the Red Sox can certainly relate to right now. In any case, it’s a great chance for Boston fans to catch the 2014 AL MVP and perhaps baseball’s best player, Mike Trout.

5/16/2015 | Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox | Safeco Field | Average Price: $115.88 | Get-in Price: $14

The Red Sox will have their hands full when they play in Seattle and face one of the league’s best pitchers, Felix Hernandez. The Mariners’ ace is 5-0 with a 1.73 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and 44 strikeouts, one of the highest totals in baseball so far. Tentatively, the perennial Cy Young contender is scheduled to pitch on May 16, so if that changes, so will the ticket prices for this particular contest.

5/30/2015 | Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox | Globe Life Park | Average Price: $113.78 | Get-in Price: $13

Due in large part to untimely injuries, the Rangers are currently in last place of the AL West with a 10-16 record. Boston draws them in May for a series in Texas, where opposing teams love playing, as the Rangers are only 3-9 at Globe Life Park. This is one of Boston’s 17 road games during the month of May.

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Bernie Williams Retirement Ceremony Highlights Yankees Games In May

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The New York Yankees had another successful week, keeping their top spot in the AL East division by winning seven out of their last 10 games (as of 5/5). The Yankees began the month of May by sweeping the Boston Red Sox, where along the way, Alex Rodriguez hit his 660th career home run—the first pinch-hit home run of his career—to tie Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home runs list.

Pitching has been a big reason for the Yankees’ emergence, as their starting staff has only given up five or more runs one time in the past eight games. The Yankees have three straight series against divisional foes to start the month, and then face the Kansas City Royals, Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics in the latter half.

According to RazorGator.com, below are the most expensive Yankees tickets for their games in the month of May.

Most Expensive: 5/27/2015 | New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals | Yankees Stadium | Average Price: $219.38 | Get-in Price: $9

The Kansas City Royals come into Yankees Stadium for the most expensive tickets of the month. The Royals are a half-game behind the Yankees (16-9) and are proving last season’s improbable World Series run was not a fluke. Strangely enough, the Yankees have only been decent at home, going .500 in their 12 games played at Yankees Stadium this season. The Royals enjoy the road as well, sitting at 7-5 for away games. Lorenzo Cain has been one of the main bright spots early on for Kansas City, hitting .333 with three home runs and 13 RBI.

5/24/2015 | New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers | Yankees Stadium | Average Price: $149.12 | Get-in Price: $22

It’ll be a special night for Yankees fans, as Bernie Williams will have his No. 51 retired at the stadium on May 24. Williams won four World Series championships with the Yankees, including winning the ALCS MVP in 1996. Williams was known for his consistency and heating up during the right moments in September when New York was routinely playing in the playoffs. As a side note, Williams will be officially retired on May 24, as he has yet to sign his retirement papers but agreed to do so at the ceremony, making this one of the more special games in the Bronx this season.

5/31/2015 | Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees | O.co Coliseum | Average Price: $130.21 | Get-in Price: $29

The Oakland Athletics had a lot of roster turnover from last season and the chemistry issues have seemingly been a problem early on in 2015. The Athletics are five games under .500 and have won just three out of their last 10 games. They would be right in the thick of the division race if it weren’t for the Houston Astros, who own a seven-game lead on any other team in the division. They’re also dealing with a key injury to one of their biggest offensive stars, Ben Zobrist.

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Milwaukee Bucks Clinch Playoff Spot and Jason Kidd Makes History In the Process

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Jason Kidd can officially call his first season coaching the Milwaukee Bucks a success. After a franchise-worst 67-loss season last year, the Bucks cruised to a 23-point victory on Sunday over Kidd’s former team, the Brooklyn Nets, to secure the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

According to STATS, Kidd is the first coach in NBA history to lead two franchises to the playoffs in his first two years as a head coach. The Bucks will either face the Chicago Bulls or Toronto Raptors, who are currently tied in the standings with two games remaining.

After their final two remaining games, the Bucks will play in the postseason for the first time since the 2012-13 season. According to RazorGator.com, the three scheduled Bucks home games have an average ticket price of $179.32. The most expensive Bucks playoff tickets are for April 28th, which would be Game 6 if necessary, and have an average ticket price of $199.89 and a walk-in price of $69. The least expensive tickets are for the second home game (Game 4) with an average price of $167.43 and a walk-in price of $43. The first home game (Game 3) has an average of $180.84 and a walk-in price of $37.

The coaching job by Kidd has been highlighted through an unfortunate event for the Bucks. On December 15th, Rookie of the Year leader Jabari Parker suffered a season-ending knee injury that dampened the mood around the team. Kidd did an excellent job keeping the team on the same path they were on prior to the injury, as they continued their winning ways. The Bucks have relied on the exploits of  Giannis “Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo, who averaged nearly 13 points and seven rebounds per game, with at least a few jaw-dropping plays each game.

With two games remaining, the Bucks are 40-40 and have a chance to finish the regular season over .500 for the first time since the 2009-10 season. The Bucks went 1-3 against the Bulls this season, while going 1-2 against the Raptors.

 

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Golden State Warriors Playoff Tickets Soar As Team Has Clinched Home Court Advantage For Playoffs

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The Golden State Warriors continue their winning ways and in turn have reached two important steps en route to the playoffs.

On April 4th, the Warriors defeated the Dallas Mavericks 123-100 to clinch home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. It was also the club’s 12th straight victory. Last night, Stephen Curry broke his own NBA record for three-pointers made in one season, going 8-for-13 from behind the arc. His previous mark was 272 set two seasons ago, and the sharpshooter now has 276 on the year with less than five games remaining on the regular season schedule.

With the 116-105 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, the Warriors have clinched the best record in the NBA. If the team reaches to the NBA Finals, this will be a huge boost for the team with the best home record in the league (36-2). It is the first time the Warriors have had the best record in the conference since 1975-76, and it the first time the franchise eclipsed the 60-win mark in the franchise’s 69-year history.

Warriors playoff tickets are seeing some high prices for a team with NBA championship aspirations and rightfully so. For the first round of the playoffs, the four games (if necessary) to be played at Oracle Arena have an average price of $383.76. The most expensive game would be Game 7, currently showing an average price of $447.63 with a get-in price of $170. The least expensive playoff game is the second home game, which has an average price of $340.70 with a walk-in price of $151.

This season is shaping up to be one of the greatest in the franchise’s history. The Warriors will held into the playoffs as NBA championship favorites, as long as having the lead candidate for the 2015 league MVP. To top things off, first year head coach Steve Kerr is battling Atlanta Hawks’ coach Mike Budenholzer for the NBA’s Coach of the Year award.

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Islanders Clinch Playoff Spot In Final Season at Nassau Coliseum

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The New York Islanders were finally allowed to let a sigh of relief during their idle Thursday night, as the Boston Bruins lost to the Florida Panthers 4-2, which in turn resulted in the Islanders clinching a playoff spot for the 2015 postseason.

The Islanders lost five of their last seven during a span in which the Bruins won five of their last seven. The Islanders started feeling the pressure when the Bruins slapped together a five-game win streak, but dropped their final two—including last night’s lost to Florida—that all but ended their hopes of sneaking into the playoffs.

The Islanders, who are enjoying their final season playing at Nassau Coliseum, are currently looking at a first round series against the Washington Capitals, but some shifting can still be done with two games remaining on the schedule.

The Islanders game on Friday night is against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who currently have a one-point lead on the Bruins. For the Bruins to get in, they’re going to need help from the Isles on Friday night, where the average ticket prices is $252.70 with a get-in price of $81. The crowd at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh will be raucous, as it is fan appreciation night and the team is still fighting to secure a playoff position. Islanders tickets for their final game of the season has an average ticket price of $153.13 with a walk-in price of $62. It will be a special night as it will be the final regular season home game at Nassau Coliseum.

The games for the first round of the playoffs that could possibly be held at Nassau Coliseum (if necessary) have an average ticket price of $346.91. It’s going to be a tough ticket to acquire to get into the soon-to-be ex-Islanders home ice. The highest average ticket price is the possible date of April 27th, pricing at $467.77 with a walk-in price of $133 as of Friday afternoon.

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