We’re not sure about you but, somewhere in the back of our minds, we prefer sitting on the couch, with our feet up, munching on a far-too-big bowl of cheesy nachos, with our family for the simple fact we won’t feel hard done by if the game turns out to be, well, boring. Something about investing all that time and money into an event that may not be as exciting as we hoped just doesn’t sit well with us.
However, we can’t ignore how amazing the atmosphere at a live event is. Feeling the heat of the crowd, the heartache of missed chances, the red face of the coaches and the music that subtly feeds all of the emotion.
That is why we have come up with a list of sporting events that almost guarantee to be high-octane, exciting, enthralling and leave you with a high like no other as you finally leave the stadium, cheeks tear-stained and mouths smiling. Oh, yeah, these are the must-make pilgrimages every sports fan needs to make.
This is the biggest sporting event of the year. Even in an Olympic year, nothing beats the excitement that goes hand in hand with the Super Bowl. Guessing who will be the hero, hoping your team doesn’t produce a villain, holding your tickets in your hands for the two weeks of unprecedented buildup that paves the way, the party, the atmosphere and the half-time show. The Patriots defense of this is all the proof anyone will need because, basically, this really is a sporting sensation that always, always delivers.
2. WWE Wrestlemania
Whoever says that WWE is not a sport is the kind of person that likes to watch cricket, a sport that lasts for five days and ends in a draw. Those who want to be involved in an unparalleled amount of drama, however, need to check out www.headlinetickets.com/wwe-tickets.aspx and get themselves to any WWE event they can because there’s more electricity in the air at one of these than there is at a Texan bull ranch. It is a business that promises to please, excite and churn out nothing but jaw-dropping madness.
3. The Masters
Golf and exciting don’t tend to steer clear of each other for about fifty-one weeks of the year. But this all changes when the circus arrives at Augusta, Georgia because The Masters is one of the most enthralling days out anyone can experience. Forty-thousand fans trying to suppress their excitement while the golfers step up, only to unleash it a minute later is quite something. There is a full list of advice at http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/, but as a quick summary on how to have the best experience, make sure you learn the rules and make sure you get tickets for the final day.
We couldn’t ignore the Olympics. Part of us wanted to because there are notable mentions, including the Kentucky Derby, college rivalries between Duke and South Carolina, NBA finals, Daytona 500 and Wimbledon, but the Olympics won out. Of course, it did. These are the best athletes in the world competing on the biggest stage of their lives, a stage that only comes around every four years. It is a kaleidoscope of drama, national pride, different disciplines and unbridled crowd excitement, all of it bookended by opening and closing ceremonies that out do any Broadway production.