I went to my best friend’s wedding this weekend. During the 8-hour drive back, I started thinking about what were some of the Best Sporting Timeframes. With no further ado, here are my choices. Feel free to argue with me in the comments.
Best Sporting Day
1. The Super Bowl. You get together with your friends, eat good food, drink a lot, gamble on the game and laugh at the commercials. The game is secondary. And every once in awhile you get a year like this past one where the game lives up to the hype. Awesome.
2. Opening Day. Baseball begins. The smell of spring, the crack of the bat, the sun shining on a beautiful April day. Perfection.
3. January 1st. Hangover from the night before, wall-to-wall college football, in games that usually feature good teams, and generally good food and more alcohol when you’re recovered (or maybe you’re lucky enough to wake up drunk).
Best Sporting Weekend
1. Rounds 1 & 2 of March Madness. I spent this weekend in Vegas this past year. I MUST GO BACK!
2. The Masters. Sure, Jim Nantz is annoying. But it’s a visually stunning experience coupled with great golf. I think High Def was made for The Masters.
3. Thanksgiving Weekend. Pro football on Thursday, amazing food, and the last regular season game on Saturday for many college football teams.
Best Sporting Fortnight
1. The Olympics. Doesn’t matter to me if it’s the Winter or Summer games, I love the Olympics. They tend to dominate my life when they are on and I applaud NBC for their coverage. It is impressive.
2. Bowl Games. Yes, I wish there was a play-off. No, I don’t enjoy how this decides our national champion. But I do like it that for about two straight weeks there is a college football game on every day.
3. NBA Semis and Finals. I don’t like the NBA, but I hear some people enjoy these.
Best Sporting Month
1. October. The baseball playoffs plus all-day college football on Saturdays and all-day pro football on Sundays. There is only one… OCTOBER!
2. Mid-March to Mid-April. Conference tournaments, March Madness, Opening Day and The Masters.
3. January. The good bowl games start on January 1st and the Super Bowl is used to be played in January. I’m calling it close enough.