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Last week I took a look at the post-AFC/NFC average selling price for Broncos-Seahawks tickets listed at In the six days since then, the post-AFC/NFC championship average price has gone slightly up and is now $2,657, compared to $2,847 last week. This suggests that the game is not as popular as sellers were hoping, even if a bit more than last year.

Broncos vs. Seahawks Average Selling Prices, 2011-2014

Last time I also took a look at the post-AFC/NFC average selling price for Broncos-Seahawks tickets listed at, and found they were up about 18% compared to last year. Although the average is still higher than last year, the gap has closed considerably. With the additional six sales days factored in, it is now only 5% higher. With the natural drop in ticket prices that usually occurs as any event approaches, this margin may close even more as we approach game day.


10 TV Roles that Almost Went to Another Actor

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For a lot of us, the television shows we watch aren't just about the stories and the characters, but about the actors and actresses who bring them to life, too. It would be hard to imagine Michael Scott played by anyone other than Steve Carell, or a Ron Swanson than the one Nick Offerman brings to us (and, in fact, I refuse). Yet there are always multiple actors and actresses considered for every role — even if we don't like it.

Here are some TV roles that were almost played by a different actor.

#1 A whole new cast on "Seinfeld"

Despite the roles they've played since, most of the "Seinfeld" cast is still best-known for their role in the '90s sitcom "about nothing." However, Jerry's comrades were almost played by entirely different actors. Rosie O'Donnell, Megan Mulally, and Patricia Heaton all auditioned for role of Elaine, which ultimately went to Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Steve Buscemi, David Alan Grier, Paul Shaffer, and Danny DeVito both had their eyes on the role of George Costanza, ultimately played by Jason Alexander. Meanwhile, Tony Shalhoub was considered in place of Michael Richards as Kramer.