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The Social Snapshot

Even though there was no football the past week, it was still an exciting one for the players, fans and media. Fans received their tickets for the Summer Mega Event and the 2014 season. Players spent time in the community and weighed in on news around the sports world. Additionally, with Jaguars Owner Shad Khan's birthday on July 18, the team's digital media department asked fans to tweet using #HappyBdayMrKhan.

FAN FOCUS

The Summer Mega Event is this month and the preseason is only a few weeks away. Fans received their tickets this week and did not hesitate to show off their team pride in a variety of ways.

Around Duval

A driving force behind the group known as #JaguarsTwitter, it was only a matter of time before a @Duval_Doom tweet made The Social Snapshot. He posted this photo of a USA Jaguars t-shirt. American and Jaguars spirit is a great combo any time of year.

Better late than never. #Merica #Jaguars #DTWD pic.twitter.com/fLxUmlhl9s — Johnny Machiavelli (@DUVAL_DOOM) July 12, 2014

Season Ticket Members received their tickets to the Mega Event. The event includes a Carrie Underwood concert, Fulham vs D.C. United match and the unveiling of the world's largest video boards. Instagram user @kgsologirl5000 uploaded this image with the caption: "So pumped for this!!!!! It's going to be so amazing!!! #seasonticketperks #jaguars #jags365 #jagsnation"

@southernplayer was stomping around Duval in his Air Force 1s.

Dave Matthews Band performed in Jacksonville on Tuesday night. The group's trumpet player, Rashawn Ross, was wearing a Jaguars jersey. @jagdrummer tweeted this photo from the concert.

Teal Christmas

Fans received their season tickets in the mail on a day referred to as Teal Christmas in Duval.

Hey you guys. Football season is near. #jaguars pic.twitter.com/1XEbcRiwPk — Surfbort(les) (@timmillah) July 17, 2014

Oh looky looky what just came in  2014 #Jacksonville #Jaguars tickets !!!' #DTWD pic.twitter.com/buB4uVmAWJ — A Duval Renaissance (@TealRenaissance) July 17, 2014

Great name and great photo.

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2014 #jaguars Tickets...

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My boys start their pre-season conditioning today AND we got our @jaguars tix in the mail! So ready for football!!!! pic.twitter.com/zVwOTxtIFF — Pamela Andrews (@LONELYo_Oisles) July 17, 2014

my eighth year as a proud @jaguars season ticket holder. never been more excited! #DTWD @TealStHooligans pic.twitter.com/HxcdetHKvV — Gnarqise Ley (@brettgnarley) July 17, 2014

#ChristmasInJuly got my @jaguars season tickets today!! #jags #seasontickets pic.twitter.com/ZhUlVSbbN4 — Matthew Conrad (@mconrad90) July 17, 2014

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Today was a good day. #jaguars #duval #ilovejax

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@bpassa29 was sorting through his mail and found quite the gem.

Player POV

Sports Headlines

A busy NBA Free Agency period and the World Cup Final had everyone buzzing, including Jaguars players.

NBA Free Agency

Like the rest of the world, Jaguars players were captivated by the free agency decisions of several big name NBA players.

Will Blackmon tweeted that he felt LeBron returning to Cleveland would make things easier for the team's No. 1 overal pick Andrew Wiggins.

No pressure for @22wiggins at all. He will go off this year. — Will Blackmon (@willblackmon) July 11, 2014

With trade rumors swirling about the Minnesota Timberwolves trading Kevin Love to the Cavaliers for Wiggins, Jeremy Harris was wondering if it would happen.

K Love to the Cavs?? — Jeremy Harris (@JeremyHarris_31) July 11, 2014

A big fan of the Miami Heat, Ryan Davis was excited to see the team keep forward Chris Bosh.

Bosh stays!!!!!!  — Ryan Davis (@bigdavis813) July 11, 2014

A native of Clifton, Va., Jaguars center Luke Bowanko is holding out hope that D.C. native Kevin Durant will play for his hometown team, the Washington Wizards, one day.

Hey @Tyler_Tettleton, KD is coming home soon! pic.twitter.com/3cSYG4m6Kt — Luke Bowanko (@Lbow70) July 11, 2014

The New York Knicks re-signed forward Carmelo Anthony and Jaguars safety Winston Guy was pleased with the move.

Carmelo Anthony staying with the Knicks. I like it — Winston Guy Jr.™ (@winstonguyjr27) July 12, 2014

Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien, who is from North Miami Beach, Fla., chimed in on all of the LeBron talk.

LBJ is the talk in barber shops worldwide — Cyp (@J_Cyprien) July 15, 2014

World Cup

The 2014 World Cup came to a close on Sunday and Jaguars players shared their thoughts about the final match.

Rookie cornerback Aaron Colvin congratulated Germany on the World Cup win.

Germany is a great team tho. Much respect — Aaron Colvin (@AColvin14) July 13, 2014

Linebacker Nate Stupar joined Colvin in congratulating Germany.

Congrats #GER! #WorldCup2014 — Nathan Stupar (@thenastynate54) July 13, 2014

In the Community

Players remained busy with 2014 Jaguars Training Camp on the horizon.

The Marcedes Lewis Foundation teamed up with the Long Beach Sailing Foundation and Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach on July 12 for the 4th Annual Marcedes Lewis Invitational Regatta.

Teamed up w/ the boys and girls club! My 4th annual regatta, getting the younger generation familiar with sailing ⚓️ pic.twitter.com/zAVMJLZ7m0 — Marcedes Lewis (@MarcedesLewis89) July 12, 2014

Safety Josh Evans held a football camp in his hometown of Irvington, N.J.

What an amazing experience in Irvington today. My first camp went well. S/O 2 @ElamVsElo @JonBostic @jelanijenkins3 @DenardX @JustinTrattou — Josh Evans (@JAYE_9) July 13, 2014

Defensive end Andre Branch had a big week. He celebrated his birthday on Monday and showed off his style on the red carpet at the ESPYs two days later.

#ESPYS pic.twitter.com/EU7y1ePIQs — Andre Branch (@BranchNout90) July 17, 2014

Reporter Roundup

Jacksonville Magazine shared this image of their photo shoot of the Caldwell family. They added the following caption: "#BehindTheScenes at a photo shoot with David Caldwell, GM of the @jaguars, his family and their adopted dogs from @jaxhumane. #bts"

Ryan O'Halloran wrote a story on Director of Football Administration Tim Walsh.

From contracts to the cap, Tim Walsh does a little bit of everything behind the scenes in #Jaguars front office. http://t.co/tP1DkmIzfm — Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) July 13, 2014

NFL Media's Gil Brandt shared his belief that the Jaguars will make the playoffs in 2014.

.@Jaguars to make the playoffs in 2014? @Gil_Brandt thinks so! | via @SiriusXMNFL | http://t.co/ucCpEPcN3e — SiriusXM Sports (@SiriusXMSports) July 15, 2014

WR Marqise Lee agreed to terms on his rookie deal Wednesday.

#Jaguars have agreed to terms with rookie WR Marqise Lee. He is expected to sign Friday. — John Oehser (@JohnOehser) July 16, 2014

After dropping a Duval, NFL Media's Adam Rank tweeted this out:

@jaguars we should be Twitter buddies. — Adam Rank (@adamrank) July 16, 2014

While out on the West Coast, Marcedes Lewis made an appearance at the ESPYs. He chatted with the Insider's Kevin Frazier.

@MarcedesLewis89 #ESPYS2014 Rate his #ESPYS carpet fashion #Insider pic.twitter.com/T5zmUvoY3S — Kevin Frazier (@KevinFrazier) July 16, 2014

The team's digital media department asked fans to tweet out Happy Birthday wishes to Owner Shad Khan using #HappyBdayMrKhan.

@Jaguars Happy Birthday to #Jaguars Owner & Most Interesting Man Alive, Mr. Shad Khan!!! #HappyBdayMrKhan #JagsFacts pic.twitter.com/2FuJbYxhFU — DAVE (@BCBSUPERCAT) July 17, 2014

#HappyBdayMrKhan , we sure are thankful you are part of our city now. Hope this one is your best ever & many more..!! pic.twitter.com/assVhlm6eI — Thomas Robertson (@robcort3) July 17, 2014

@TonyKhan Good luck finding your dad a present. Tell him Happy Birthday from the #Jaguars nation. #HappyBdayMrKhan — John M. Phillips (@JohnPhillips) July 18, 2014

We have the best NFL owner and this season can't get here fast enough! #HappyBdayMrKhan #DTWD — Ruhbecki (@JagsandRedsfan) July 18, 2014

#HappyBdayMrKhan, this year is going to be our year. #GoJags — just julio (@juliorgv) July 18, 2014

#HappyBdayMrKhan have a great day #FulhamFC #Jaguars #FulhamFCJaguarsFamily — Martin Ward (@martyw82) July 18, 2014

Happy Birthday to the owner who still remembers what it's like being a fan, always willing to stop for a handshake or chat #HappyBdayMrKhan — Joe Dinolfo (@Jags082) July 18, 2014

#HappyBdayMrKhan. Can't thank you enough for all you've done for the @Jaguars and all you do for all of #Duval. — SilentCircus (@KaneMark77) July 18, 2014

#HappyBdayMrKhan thank you for being our Abraham Lincoln. — andy trillis (@ndyWillis) July 18, 2014

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