Lists like this come out all the time and there's really nothing that sets this one apart, but I thought it would be fun to see how many of these things I have already done in just under 27 years on this earth.
#2: World Cup (every four years in a different country)
I guess the 1994 World Cup counts somewhat, but last summer's trip to Germany was the greatest experience of my life.
#5: NCAA subregional (March, various sites)
1995 in Baltimore, 1998 in Washington D.C.
#11: Premier League Soccer game (fall-spring, England)
May 13, 1995 Chelsea v Arsenal at Stamford Bridge
#20: The Stanley Cup Playoffs (late spring, various NHL cities)
Numerous Capitals playoff games at the old Capital Centre and since-renamed MCI Center
#22: Cubs game in the Wrigley bleachers
May 17, 2006 Nationals at Cubs, long rain delay in the bleachers = lots of Old Style
#24: ACC Basketball Tournament (March, various sites)
2005 edition in Washington D.C.
#27: Tailgating in the SEC (fall, SEC Campuses)
Auburn, check, Georgia, check, Tennessee, Check ... all incredible
#28: US Open Golf (mid-June, various courses)
Twice, 1994 at Oakmont & 1997 at Congressional
#34 MLB Opening Day (April, various cities)
April 2, 2007 Marlins at Nationals
#61: Midnight Madness (October, all over the country)
University of Maryland on six different occasions (4 at Cole Field House, 2 at Comcast Center)
#63: Camp out for tickets (any event)
three times (1998, 2001, 2002) each time for Maryland/Duke Basketball tickets
#87: Monday Night Football (September-Decemeber, various NFL cities)
Septeber 27, 2004 Cowboys at Redskins
So there it is, 12 out of 101 events. Just under 12%. Not bad, eh? I do have to say that two out of the top five and six out of the top twenty-five ain't bad. Does this make me a "good" sports fan? Who knows. I was bored and this seemed like fun.
How many you got on the list?
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
A Sports Fans To Do List
Over on Page 2, Jim Caple has the 101 things all sports fans must experience before they die.