The Harlem Globetrotters, who have been around for nearly 9 decades, are loved by young and old alike. Part-sports, part-theater performance, part-comedy, each Harlem Globetrotters game is a perfect family affair. So here are a few things you may not know about the beloved basketball team.
- The Harlem Globetrotters didn't actually form in Harlem; the team came together in Chicago, IL, in the 1920s, known then only as the "Globe Trotters". They were called the "New York Globe Trotters" by 1929, and given the hometown of Harlem. Yet...
There are fans — the kinds of people who have positive feelings toward something. And then there are fanatics — the kinds of people who dedicate themselves to That Thing They Love. Abe Calimag falls into the latter category; as a very passionate, very devoted fan of the Broadway show Rock of Ages, Calimag has spent an estimated $25,000 to experience it again and again.
With that $25,000, Calimag has seen Rock of Ages (in all its forms, on Broadway, on film, and in other live renditions) more than 500 times. He's seen the show across state lines, on the Great White Way, in six different countries, and on multiple cruise ships. Because he can.
People hear a number and think, 'You’re nuts! You can buy a car for that!' People have seen Bon Jovi concerts a hundred times — it’s what they enjoy. This is what I enjoy.
So... if you had $25,000, which show/band/artist/sporting event would you revisit again and again?
In honor of TicketNetwork.com 7th Anniversary celebration this week, we are talking about all things "7". We are giving away a gift card for $777, giving customers the chances to save 7% off of their next order of $200 or more (use the code "TN7Years" if you're interested), as well as having 7 days of silly giveaways on our Facebook page. Today, I've decided to post my choices of the best sports stars to ever wear the number 7 on their jerseys. In honor of George Costanza, we kink off the list with "The Mick":
From 1957 to 1968, Mickey Mantle was arguably the best player in the game of baseball. Mantle was an All-Star 20 times (MLB used to have two All-Star games per year), was the league MVP three times, and helped lead the Yankees to seven World Series titles over his career. His #7 is retired by the Yankees and he was a first ballot hall-of-famer in 1974. All of those accomplishments led to George Constanza to want to name his first child Seven, which is perhaps Mantle's greatest honor.
As you know, TicketNetwork.com is celebrating its 7th anniversary. Which got us thinking about 2007. Like, more than most people think about 2007 when they're in 2014. It's kind of too soon to really be nostalgic about anything that happened only 7 years ago, and yet... here we are. So let's go back in time and see what the pop culture landscape was like then. Warning: some of it isn't pretty.
- Fergie is weirdly popular. She has the third best-selling album of the year.
- A guy gets tazed and shouts, "Don't taze me, bro!" And then this becomes a meme. (We are cruel.)
- "The Sopranos" fades to black. Literally. That's how the show ends, and people are really, really mad about it.
- Paris Hilton is a thing.
- And she's just gotten out of jail.
As you may of heard, the legendary (I use that term loosely) soft drink Surge is once again available for purchase and internet kind of exploded. The beverage, only available through Amazon.com, sold out by 11 a.m. on Monday. Luckily for everyone, they quickly restocked their inventory.
Of course, a couple hours later, they sold out again.
I have yet to make my Surge purchase, but trust me it's coming. It got me, and probably a lot of other people thinking, what other drinks should companies bring back? Well, here is my list:
1. Ecto Cooler
As a child of the late 80's/early 90's, my obsession with "The Ghostbuster" runs deep. In 1987, Hi-C partnered up with the franchise to help promote the series with development of the delicious drink they called Ecto-Cooler. The citrus flavored drink found its way into hearts and lunchboxes of millions until it was discontinued in 2001. If Hi-C were smart, they would release Ecto Cooler to the masses again before 2014 is over to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original film. I can dream.