If you've bought a ticket from Ticketmaster this month, you've probably noticed something a little surprising; it's pink!
Ticketmaster has turned its tickets pink this month in honor of American Cancer Society's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. And we want to get you in on the fun!
We want to see your pink tickets in all their rosy glory, so if you're up for it, we'd like you to post a photo of you posing with your Ticketmaster ticket using the hashtag #PinkTicket. Post it to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, heck, even take a video with Vine! As long as you tag it with #PinkTicket, it'll show up on our #PinkTicket tagboard!
We want to paint the page pink with Ticketmaster tickets, so if you've got one handy, tag it, post it, and help spread us support Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Ah, October! That wonderful time of year when the leaves turn orange and our tickets turn pink.
"What's that?" you say? "Pink tickets?"
That's right, my friends! Pink tickets!
As you may know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Our parent company, Ticketmaster, is committed to helping raise awareness among fans of all things live entertainment. One way we do that is to turn our tickets pink for the month of October. What that means is, every time you purchase a ticket through Ticketmaster, your ticket will take on a limited-edition pink hue. It doesn't matter when the event takes place; if you buy the ticket in October, it's going to be pink!
On top of that, we'll be donating a portion of the proceeds of every NFL ticket sold through Ticketmaster and NFL Ticket Exchange to the American Cancer Society. Every time you snag a ticket to a game, you'll be actively helping to fight breast cancer. It doesn't get much better than that!
We're all familiar with the image: After a team captures the NCAA title in college basketball, they cut down the net, and each member gets a strip of nylon to commemorate the accomplishment. All the legendary coaches, from Jim Calhoun and Mike Krzyzewski to Bobby Knight and John Wooden, have made the climb at some point in their careers, and the tradition is such an ingrained part of college basketball that few people stop and think where it actually came from.
There's no agreed upon date for the first time a coach cut down the net, but most believe that the tradition was started by Everett Case, the legendary North Carolina State University coach. After coaching in Indiana, he brought the tradition with him to N.C. State and reportedly cut down the net with the Wolfpack for the first time in 1947 after capturing the Southern Conference title.
Over the years the participants in the tradition have changed, but the process remains largely the same. The coach is the first to make his or her way to the top of the ladder and makes a few snips to get things started before allowing each player to get his own time to soak in the victory. Cutting down the nets may seem like a simple gesture, but it has given college basketball fans some of the most memorable moments in the sport's history.
One of the most famous scenes comes from the 1983 National Championship after Jim Valvano and his underdog N.C. State team upset the heavily favored Houston Cougars in what's considered to be among the greatest title games ever played. While his image after the final buzzer - frantically looking to celebrate with players - is one that most people think of when they think of this victory, Valvano's total elation upon finally cutting down the net is also a lasting image.
College basketball changes greatly from year to year, but the one thing fans can hang their hats on is that a team will be draping the net around their necks come early April. Who will it be this year?
And for those of you who want to see this year's net cutting live and in person...we can help you out there: http://bit.ly/YELfTe