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.
A comeback tour is a big deal. It's supposed to be full of anticipation and excitement and enthusiasm and, in the case of Garth Brooks, a good ol' fashioned tumble. On the second night of Brooks' comeback tour, the singer managed to fall down on stage, knocking his cowboy hat off in the process. It happens.
As someone who has taken a good spill here and there, I can relate to celebrities when they fall on or off a stage during a show. I feel for them... but that doesn't mean I can't smirk when I hear about the mishaps. These are some of the 10 greatest on-stage falls, which we can giggle about, because none of these artists were seriously injured. (I think I'll let these videos speak for themselves.)
#1 - Rihanna
I like Kanye West. I like his music and I miss the days when he was always tweeting on Twitter and I honestly find him endlessly entertaining. But I'd be lying if I didn't admit that Kanye is messy. He's always involved in some kind of controversy. Sometimes I think Kanye's right; sometimes I think he's wrong; and sometimes, I'm just here to be entertained. So here are some of Kanye West's major controversies, starting with one not-so-great one that happened this weekend.
Kanye West vs. Concert Etiquette
Over the weekend, Kanye performed in Sydney, Australia. Before singing his song "Good Life," he wanted everyone in the audience to stand. When two wouldn't, Kanye grew annoyed. "There's literally two people left," Kanye said, according to reports. "This is the longest I’ve had to wait to do a song. ... It’s unbelievable." As it turned out, the two concertgoers in question couldn't stand; one had a prosthetic limb while the other was in a wheelchair. It made for a supremely awkward and unfortunate moment — one which Kanye has yet to apologize for. Yikes.