The Kan Jam World Championship is just a little over 2 months away so I hope everyone is preparing for the event. The tournament will be on Saturday August 14 and for more information on the tournament and to register go to kanjam.com.
The Kan Jam World Championship got me thinking about what are some of the best sporting events to see live, so here is my top 6(I excluded Bills playoff game and Sabres Stanley Cup game because I'm looking at the specific event and not the teams playing in it.)
6. Olympic gold medal hockey game:Admittedly most gold medal final games will not match the excitement and intensity of the US Canada game of 2010 but I have always found olympic hockey much more entertaining than the NHL and to be at the game where all of the players are laying it on the line for the gold medal for their country would be a great moment
5. NFL Conference championship game: The Superbowl is for all of the corporate suits, the conference championship game is when the real fans show up in the cold and snow and cheer on their team to the Super Bowl
4. US Open (Tennis) - I don't watch a second of tennis during the year but for some reason the US Open always hooks me in. I think it's the combination of matches under the lights plus New York City that does it for me. I think it would be pretty cool to go see Andy Roddick at the Open.
3. The Masters - I have been to one golf US Open and one PGA Championship but everyone says that Augusta National is something that has to be seen in person. I watch the tournament every year and it has always been one of my dreams to be at the Masters for the weekend.
2. World Cup - I flipped back and forth a few times between numbers 1 and 2 finally deciding on the World Cup in the second spot. Like most Americans I don't watch soccer, but I also don't hate the sport. It would be a huge thrill to be able to attend a team USA game live, just the raw emotion that seems to pour from the stands is something that everyone should witness in person.
1. The Ryder Cup - Much like the World Cup in that it pits country against country, I chose Ryder Cup over World Cup for the simple reason that I like golf a heck of a lot more than soccer. My favorite Ryder Cup memory is still that final Sunday in 1999 when Justin Leonard's 45 foot putt capped off an amazing US comeback from down 10-6 to clinch the cup.
What are some great sporting events that you guys would like to see in person?
Until next time,