The NBA has released the schedule for the Celtics/Hawks first round matchup. The Celtics matched up against the Hawks three times during the regular season, winning those games handily by an average of 14 points. If the Hawks’ ten point loss to the Celtics’ backups on last Sunday is any indication, this series may very well end in a sweep.
Hawks @ Celtics
Sunday, April 20th – 8:30pm
Hawks @ Celtics
Wednesday, April 23 – 8:00pm
Celtics @ Hawks
Saturday, April 26th – 8:00pm
Celtics @ Hawks
Monday, April 28th – 8:00pm
Hawks @ Celtics
Celtics @ Hawks
Friday, May 2nd
Hawks @ Celtics
Sunday, May 4th
The Hawks will enter Sunday’s contest having lost three in a row, and 5 out of the last 7. The C’s will take a 4-game win streak with them, including three games in a row without the big three. If they manage to end the series early, the C’s starters will get even more rest before round 2.
Celtics Playoff Tickets are Available now
All Red Sox fans are well aware of the high demand on tickets for home games at Fenway Park. This demand often makes it difficult to obtain tickets at low prices. Ace Ticket is now offering select “Discount Games” for the 2008 Red Sox season. Tickets for many discount games start at $39 each. The real value however is in the discount on premium seats. Many of these games feature Pavilion Club seats for less than face value and Loge Box and Field Box seats just over face value.
Take these listings for example:
Red Sox vs Rangers 4/18
Pav Club 12 Row 4 (4 Tickets) $135 per ticket (face is $165)
Red Sox vs Rangers 4/19
Pav Club 12 Row 6 (4 Tickets) $149 per ticket (face is $165)
Red Sox vs Rangers 4/20
Pav Club 12 Row 5 (2 Tickets) $159 per ticket (face is $165)
Pav Club 11 Row 4 (3 Tickets) $159 per ticket (face is $165)
Red Sox vs Rangers 4/21(Marathon Monday Game)
Pav Club 12 Row 4 (2 tickets) $159 per ticket (face is $165)
Pav Club 12 Row 3 (4 tickets) $159 per ticket (face is $165)
Red Sox vs Angels 4/22
Pav Club 13 Row 3 (2 tickets) $149 per ticket (face is $165)
Pav Club 10 Row 1 (2 tickets) $145 per ticket (face is $165)
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The NFL and New England Patriots have released the schedule for all of the upcoming 2008 games. After starting last season off 18-0 before falling in the Super Bowl to the New York Giants, the Patriots look to continue to work towards the organizations 4th Super Bowl title.
Season schedule and preview listed below! Home games are in Bold.
Sun, Sept. 7 Kansas City Chiefs Gillette Stadium 1:00pm – The Patriots did not face the Chiefs last season but welcome them to Gillette for the 2008 home opener. A weak D-Line will allow the Pats to run them into the ground for their first win of the year.
Sun, Sept. 14 @ New York Jets Giants Stadium 4:15pm – After beating the Jets twice last season, the Pats look to keep the hurt on with no love lost between Bill Belichick and Eric Mangini of the Jets. The Pats will leave their cameras at home for this one.
Sun, Sept. 21 Miami Dolphins Gillette Stadium 1:00pm – The Dolphins again will be the worst team in the division and the Pats will roll to another early season victory.
Sun, Sept. 28 – BYE WEEK – And on the 4th week, they rested.
Sun, Oct. 5 @ San Francisco 49ers Monster Park 4:15pm – Under Bill Belichick, the Patriots have never lost a game after the buy week, sorry SF.
Sun, Oct. 12 @ San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium 8:15pm – The first real test of the Pats season. They must control LT and the run and not let Philip Rivers have his way in the pocket, pressure will lead to turnovers and a Pats win.
Mon, Oct. 20 Denver Broncos Gillette Stadium 8:30pm – The two teams did not meet last year but will be in the spotlight for Monday Night Football. Hopefully Tom Brady has not forgotten the 2005 playoff loss to the Broncos in Denver and takes it to them in front of the home crowd.
Sun, Oct. 26 St. Louis Rams Gillette Stadium 1:00pm – The 2001 Super Bowl re-match does not have the same flare as it had years ago. The Pats are still in their dynasty years, the Rams continue to struggle and this one won’t be close.
Sun, Nov. 2 @ Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium 8:15pm – This game should be circled on every football fans calendar. It’s the battle of the big guns in the AFC, and a potential preview of the AFC Championship game.
Sun, Nov. 9 Buffalo Bills Gillette Stadium 1:00pm – Buffalo will put a good team on the field this year but the experience of the Patriots will prevail over the Bills youth and lack of depth.
Thu, Nov. 13 New York Jets Gillette Stadium 8:15pm – Round two, Jets vs. Pats this time in enemy territory. The environment will be hostile… for the first 5 minutes until New England marches down and scores easily to quiet the crowd en route to another blowout.
Sun, Nov. 23 @ Miami Dolphins Dolphin Stadium 1:00pm – The Pats have had trouble in recent years with their trip down to Miami but shouldn’t let the sun get to them this time around.
Sun, Nov. 30 Pittsburgh Steelers Gillette Stadium 4:15pm – Big Ben inked a new deal but it wont be enough to lift the Steelers on the road vs. the mighty Pats. Look for Brady to attack their secondary with long shots down the field early on to establish the run for later in the game.
Sun, Dec. 7 @ Seattle Seahawks Qwest Field 8:15pm – Pats travel across the country for this match up in Seattle. The Seahawks will compete with the Pats as long as they limit their turnovers, which was a problem at times for them last year.
Sun, Dec. 14 @ Oakland Raiders McAfee Coliseum 4:15pm – Randy Moss will get to say hello to his former team and crowd when he returns to Oakland for the first time since he was traded to New England last off season. Moss and the rest of the Pats receivers will have a field day with this defensive lineup.
Sun, Dec. 21 Arizona Cardinals Gillette Stadium 1:00pm – The Pats are happy to welcome the Cardinals to Gillette, as long as they don’t have to play in Arizona and bring up memories of the Super Bowl upset.
Sun, Dec. 28 @ Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson Stadium 1:00pm – The regular season wraps up with a game on the road vs. the Bills. The Pats will already have their playoff spot locked in, this game will be more about the Bills trying to get in and if the Pats will be playing their starters or resting them up for the playoffs.
It looks to be another exciting year, and with this schedule the Patriots have another shot to go undefeated during the regular season barring any serious injuries or changes to the team along the way.
2008 Patriots Tickets will be available soon.
As reigning champions of the National Football League, the New York Football Giants have some pretty big shoes to fill this season after their shocking upset victory of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Head Coach Tom Coughlin has re-signed with the club and hopes to lead the champs to another title run under the on field leadership of Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning.
Below you will find the Giants 2008 schedule and preview of the upcoming season! Home games are in bold.
Week 1 Thursday, Sept. 4 – 7 p.m. vs. Washington Redskins (9-7) – After splitting games with the Skins last year during the regular season, the G-Men look to avoid last years 0-2 start by getting out ahead early and taking home their first “W” of the year.
Week 2 Sunday, Sept. 14 – 1 p.m. at St. Louis Rams (3-13) – The Rams just aren’t the same team they were in the late 90’s and the Giants will ride the week 1 win to carry them to victory #2 of the season in as many weeks.
Week 3 Sunday, Sept. 21 – 1 p.m. vs. Cincinnati Bengals (7-9) – The Bengals can put up great offensive numbers with their receiving core running circles around most secondary defenses, their main problem is stopping opponents at doing the same thing. This has the potential to be a shootout in the high 40’s but New York will come out on top at home.
Week 4 BYE – Early BYE week this year for the Giants, could play into late season fatigue.
Week 5 Sunday, Oct. 5 – 1 p.m. vs. Seattle Seahawks (10-6) – The two NFC teams did not meet last year but will battle is out at the Meadowlands in a possible first round play-off preview. Whichever team establishes the run early will have the advantage opening up their passing attack for deep yardage in the 2nd half.
Week 6 Monday, Oct. 13 – 8:30 p.m. at Cleveland Browns (10-6) – Here’s another match up that we didn’t see last year. The Browns have the potential to be a playoff caliber team, but it will require wins against teams like the Giants to boost them over the top. In a game that features many lead changes, the Browns squeak this one at with a late FG and hand NY their first loss of the season.
Week 7 Sunday, Oct. 19 – 1 p.m. vs. San Francisco (5-11) – Tom Coughlin has his boys ready to go and jumps on the 49er’s early in this one. With a double digit lead after the first quart and a 3 TD lead by the half, Manning and the Giants offense coast to a potential offensive record setting day.
Week 8 Sunday, Oct. 26 4:15 p.m. at Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6) – This game will be decided by which young QB steps up to the plate first. Big Ben has the home crowd on his side, but last year we saw that Eli’s best games were when he was in the spotlight under pressure. The Giants win on a beautiful last drive ending with a Manning QB sneak, untouched for the TD.
Week 9 Sunday, Nov. 2 – 4:15 p.m. vs. Dallas Cowboys (13-3) – The NFC equivalence to the Red Sox vs. Yankees match up is a Cowboys v Giants game. Dallas took both regular season games last year but fell to the G-Men in an exciting 2nd round playoff game. Dallas’s running game is too much for the Giants defensive line and NY falls for the first time at home this season.
Week 10 Sunday, Nov. 9 – 8:15 p.m. at Philadelphia Eagles (8-8) – In two low scoring games, the Giants handed the Eagles two losses last season and crushed their playoff hopes. Philly will be hungry at home, gunning for the Super Bowl Champs, especially Eli Manning in the pocket. Defensive pressure leading to turnovers helps the Eagles pull off the upset win.
Week 11 Sunday, Nov. 16 – 1 p.m. vs. Baltimore Ravens (5-11) – Baltimore comes in with a mediocre offensive unit, a better then average defensive unit, but below average team chemistry which is why they have trouble putting points on the board. The Giants take advantage of good starting field position and put points up early that are enough for the low scoring win.
Week 12 Sunday, Nov. 23 – 4:15 p.m. at Arizona Cardinals (8-8) – The Giants are happy to return to Arizona, the site of where they captured the Super Bowl victory and make sure not to overlook the scrappy cardinals who can quietly put a high point total on the board. However, the Giants are in their element and even though it’s not as special and against a different opponent, win for the second straight time in Arizona.
Week 13 Sunday, Nov. 30 – 1 p.m. at Washington Redskins (9-7) – The Redskins are having a solid season and battling for a playoff spot while the Giants are thinking about home field. Washington has learned from their early season loss to attack the Giants special teams, and great starting starts lead to many short but effective offensive possessions and a big Redskin victory.
Week 14 Sunday, Dec. 7 – 1 p.m. vs. Philadelphia Eagles (8-8) – The Giants must re-focus after the week 13 loss and have a tough opponent coming in for week 14 in the Eagles. In another close game, the Giants even up the season series at 1 a piece on a dominating afternoon performance by Eli Manning, throwing for over 400 yards and 3 TD’s en route to the win.
Week 15 Sunday, Dec. 14 – 8:15 p.m. at Dallas Cowboys (13-3) – The game will decide the division champion and unfortunately for the G-Men, they are outmatched right from the coin flip. Tony Romo comes to play and picks apart a secondary that hasn’t had a week off since their Bye week in late September.
Week 16 Sunday, Dec. 21 – 1 p.m. vs. Carolina Panthers (7-9) – The G-Men come out with a statement victory of the Panthers in their last regular season home game. They want to show the rest of the NFL that their loss to Dallas was a fluke and that going into the playoffs they are once again a serious contender.
Week 17 Sunday, Dec. 28 – 1 p.m. at Minnesota Vikings (8-8) – The Vikings are well out of the playoffs and the game means little for either team. The Giants rest the majority of their starters but are still able to capture the road victory heading into the playoffs with the 3rd best record in the NFC only behind Dallas and Green Bay
The defending Super Bowl Champions certainly has what it takes to make it into the playoffs but like last season, they will need to hit their stride at the right time and use that momentum to push them through the always tough NFC playoffs.
The 2008 Major League Baseball season kicks off in 14 cities today. Last week’s Japan opener between the Red Sox and A’s wast the official start of the season, but with most teams still playing exhibition games baseball was still on the back burner in most minds. The MLB season in the U.S. got started last night in Washington. The Washington Nationals celebrated the opening of a new stadium in dramatic fashion with a game winning homerun in the 9th inning with 2 outs.
Teams playing home openers today include, the Yankees, Tigers, Indians and Cubs to name a few. The Boston Red Sox and Oakland A’s will resume the series they started in Japan last week on Tueday night in Oakland. The Red Sox and A’s split the first two games of their series.
You can buy MLB tickets for all 2008 games now.
A Bruce Springsteen show is not like any other concert you’ve been to, it’s an experience. For decades crowds have packed arenas, stadiums, parks and venues to see the Boss live and no matter what they might have paid for their tickets, always come away satisfied with the performance. Bruce Springsteen always puts together an amazing set that goes well into the night and unlike many other entertainers, there is never a time limit to a show with “The Boss”.
Springsteen’s current 2008 tour features 54 shows in 44 cities and 14 countries. The man will travel the globe to make sure all of his fans get a taste of his music. On average, a Bruce show will showcase 23-26 of his songs and last around 3 to 3 ½ hours long. He will mix in new music with classic favorites such as The Promised Land and Reason to Believe. During this current tour, Springsteen has ended each show with the widely popular hit song American Land.
The Boss will continue to tour in North America for the month of April before he journeys overseas in late May to resume the tour in Europe. Springsteen’s tour will head back to North America in July for three shows at Giants Stadium and one show at Gillette Stadium.
If you’ve been to a Springsteen show, you know that the first thought after its over is always, when is his next one? Hopefully for his fans, the Boss continues to tour for a very long time because he is truly one of the most entertaining performers of this generation.
Check out the schedule and grab some Bruce Springsteen tickets today.
The New York Yankees needed to pay for their new $1.3 billion ballpark somehow. The new Yankee Stadium will feature seats 20 feet closer to the home plate and the playing field than the current stadium. Those 20 feet are going to cost you though. The first 8 rows of seats behind home plate will range in price from $500-$2500 each. No one will pay that, right? Wrong. All 122 front row $2500 seats have been sold by the Yankees. The seats come with an array of perks including non-alcoholic beverages, private restrooms, private entrance and cushioned teak chairs. Sounds nice. The new stadium won’t just be for the high rollers though. The Yankees will still offer $12 bleacher seats and $25 tickets in the grandstand.
The opening of a new Yankees Stadium has also had a profound effect on 2008 Yankees tickets sales. Saying goodbye to the “House that Ruth Built” is more important for most Yankees fans than the opening of a new stadium. Don’t get me wrong the new stadium is overdue and will be appreciated but the history of the old stadium is like that of no other ballpark.
With Yankees tickets selling at a record pace, don’t wait too long to make your plans to say goodbye to Yankees stadium.
While the Red Sox get set to open their 2008 season in Japan on Tuesday, Sox fans back home have been planning their own 2008 trips to the ballpark. As always, demand for Boston Red Sox tickets has been through the roof. March typically sees a large jump in Red Sox demand but this year’s demand is above average. One reason for this is the successful 2007 season the Sox had. Coming off another World Series win, Red Sox nation is anxious to start the 2008 season defending that title.
Although high demand does make it hard to offer low prices on Red Sox tickets, Ace Ticket has been able to allocate several discount games for the 2008 season. Discount game availability will change throughout the season. For the latest Red Sox discount inventory check our Red Sox discount page.
It usually goes with saying that Red Sox ticket sales will dominate the Spring and Summer months but the Celtics playoffs should make for a competitive April and May. Regardless of which team garners more demand, its a win-win for Boston sports fans.
The Bank of America Pavilion has a full schedule of concert venues this summer and tickets are now available through Ace Ticket for all of these shows. Check out the list of artists and bands coming through Boston and be sure to contact Ace with any of your concert ticket needs!
Panic at the Disco – Panic will be out touring to help promote their second album which will be released on March 25, 2008 titled “Pretty. Odd.” The pop punk band’s music features elements including dance, rock, electronica, and pop all in one unique sound.
Cyndi Lauper w/ The B-52′s and Rosie O’Donnell w/ Tegan & Sara – The True Colors tour will help Cyndi Lauper release some new material for her upcoming album “Bring You To The Brink.” Many other acts will join the tour including the B-52′s new wave rock sound, and Rosie O’Donnell for comedic flavor.
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – Ever since the album “Raising Sand” was released in October of 2007, Plant and Krauss have been tearing it up on the US Charts and have set out on tour to share their sound with fans. Plant was formerly in the band Led Zeppelin while Krauss had done solo work as a bluegrass recording artist.
Stevie Nicks – She made a name for herself with Fleetwood Mac but has since embraced an amazing solo career. Nicks tour will feature classics as well as new music that she’s eager to release to her fans.
Steely Dan – Playing shows will never get old for the members of Steely Dan who have been playing together since the early 1970′s. This tour comes as somewhat of a surprise to fans, as many thought the band may only release new music from the studio.
Ringo Starr – The former drummer of the Beatles continues to make music as a solo artist and is touring to get the sound out of his new album “Liverpool 8″ which was released in January 2008.
Devo with Tom Tom Club – It’s been a long time since Devo’s hit single “Whip It” was released in 1980, but the band is still going strong. They hit the studios in 2007 to record a new album and will be touring this summer to promote its release.
Chicago w/ the Doobie Brothers – In 1994 Chicago was supposed to release an album called “Stone of Sisyphus” but it never happened. Well, that album is going to be released this year, and the band is touring with the Doobie Brother to rock out those tracks.
Mark Knopfler – Ever since the 1995 break up of Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler has excelled in his solo career. The purpose of his current world tour is to showcase and promote his 5th solo studio album titled “Kill to Get Crimson” which was released in September 2007.
Yes – In 1968, Yes formed and immediately became a popular English progressive rock band. To celebrate the groups 40th anniversary, they will be conducting a world tour in 2008 to commemorate all their years of success.
Crosby Stills and Nash – The trio of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash have rocked been on the stage performing since 1968. Their folk/rock music is know for tight harmonies and creative lyrics and they continue to impress their audiences 40 years later.
Poison – Poison will kick off its 2008 Summer tour in style and Boston will be one of its featured stops. The band will play many songs from their most recent album “Poison’d!” which was released in 2007.
Jethro Tull – After a busy year of touring in 2007, Jethro Tull somehow found time to hit the recording studio so they could cut some new tracks for an album yet to me named, which they plan on releasing this summer. The 2008 summer tour will most likely be to promote the new album.
Chick Corea w/ Stanley Clarke and Al Dimeola w/ Lenny White – With great skills on the piano, Chick Corea headlines a great group of musicians including Stanley Clarke on bass, Al Dimeola on guitar and Lenny White on the drums.
Buddy Guy and George Thorogood and the Destroyers – With Buddy Guy and George Thorogood rocking out on the guitar together with the Destroyers band backing them up, this show has potential to be legendary when it comes to blues rock and roll sound.
Ryan Adams and The Cardinals – After trying the solo act for a few years, Ryan Adams is back making music with a band. Together The Cardinals and Adams create an alternative country/rock sound that entertains all who listen.
Full List of Dates and Artists:
Honda Civic Tour: Panic at the Disco- Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 7:00 PM
True Colors: Cyndi Lauper with The B-52′s and Rosie O’Donnell with Tegan and Sara -
Saturday, May 31, 2008 at TBA
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Stevie Nicks – Sunday, Jun 22, 2008 at TBA
Steely Dan – Monday, Jun 23, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Ringo Starr – Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at TBA
Devo with Tom Tom Club – Friday, Jun 27, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Chicago with the Doobie Brothers – Tuesday, Jul 01, 2008 at TBA
Mark Knopfler – Saturday, Jul 19, 2008 at TBA
Yes – Wednesday, Jul 23, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Crosby Stills and Nash – Friday, Jul 25, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Poison – Tuesday, Jul 29, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Jethro Tull – Monday, Aug 04, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Chick Corea with Stanley Clarke and Al Dimeola with Lenny White – Wednesday, Aug 06, 2008 at TBA
Buddy Guy and George Thorogood and the Destroyers – Saturday, Aug 16, 2008 at TBA
Ryan Adams and The Cardinals – Sunday, Sep 07, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Make sure to contact Ace Ticket today for seats to any of these great venues coming to Boston this summer!