Random Recomendation: The Great Philadelphia Fan Book

Random Recomendation: The Great Philadelphia Fan Book

If you are a Philly fan, you will absolutely LOVE this book.  If you aren't a Philly fan, you will gain an all new respect for Philly fans and the city of Philadelphia.  The book is co-written by my two favorite Philly Sports radio personalities: Glen MacNow (of Havertown) and Anthony Gargano.  Glen has been named best sports writer in Philadelphia and as a 610 radio host, he is who I would call the authority on Philadelphia sports.

The book gives a phenomenal history of sports in Philadelphia for those who didn't get to live through much of it.  If you are wondering the true origin of the fans throwing snowballs at Santa Clause or the legendary people of the 700 level at the Vet, Glen and Anthony go straight to the source and put it into words to share with us all.

I don't want to give a complete book review, but some of my favorite parts of the book were the section on the recent Sixers run in the finals against the Lakers.  They do a fantastic job of putting you right back into Philadelphia during that tremendous run.  The section on "Dallas Sucks" is another favorite.  They talk about the inception of the Eagles, games at Franklin Field and Shibe Park as well as the history of the Phillies, the losingest franchise in professional sports.  For people like me, who have never seen a Philly sports team win a championship, this gives a glimpse of what it will be like.  I could go on and on, but what you should really do is read this book yourself.

I guarantee you, if you are a Philly fan, and you read this book, you will get goose bumps.  And if you are not a Philly fan, you will stop ragging on them.  You can buy the book Here for less than 12 bucks.

TicketIQ: Penn State to face USC in most expensive Rose Bowl this decade

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TicketIQ: Penn State to face USC in most expensive Rose Bowl this decade

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Penn State is headed to the Rose Bowl Game, and it will cost a pretty penny to be on hand in Pasadena on January 2.

With a statement win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game Penn State clinched their first Rose Bowl berth since 2009. The No. 5 school in the nation will face No. 9 USC in a rematch from seven years ago. Such a long absence for both schools in the bowl game is driving resale ticket prices to new heights, so much so that the Rose Bowl Game will be the most expensive bowl game this season – including the two Semifinal games.

On TicketIQ, an event ticket search engine that pools tickets and data from over 90 percent of the secondary market, the average resale price for Rose Bowl Game tickets is now $804. Not only does that make it the most expensive Rose Bowl since at least 2010, but also the priciest bowl game of the last seven seasons. If looking just to get in on January 2 the cheapest tickets are now priced from $346 each.

The showdown between Penn State and USC is so expensive that it will be more than twice the average price of both Semifinal games. As it stands now the resale average for Peach Bowl tickets between Alabama and Washington at Georgia Dome is $389 with a get-in price of $185. Clemson and Ohio State will clash in the Fiesta Bowl to the tune of a $241 average and $71 get-in price.

Prices are so high for this year’s game in Pasadena that they rival the 2015 National Championship Game. The first-ever Championship Game under the new College Football Playoff system, that year’s game between Ohio State and Oregon averaged a $858 ticket and $317 get-in price.

While Penn State fans, students and alumni raced to snag tickets during the general on sale, prices were quick to skyrocket on the secondary market following the school’s invitation to the Rose Bowl Game. On Saturday afternoon, several hours before the Big Ten Championship kickoff, Rose Bowl tickets were averaging under $600, marking a nearly 40 percent increase since that time. The cheapest resale ticket price has jumped more than $100 since Saturday, climbing from its $245 price tag since.