It never fails.
Be it every year or every four years, we as Americans, both sports fans and not, decide that for a day, a week or a month we are going to become diehard, knowledgeable fans of sports that we normally couldn't care less about.
These marquee events come around and prompt us to pick a team or player and root for them in athletic competitions where most of us have an extremely limited amount of knowledge of the rules governing them. We catch "the fever" if you will, of whatever sport and event it is that the powers that be have decided to flood our television programming with.
I'm not sure why we do it. Maybe we want to seem more informed or cultured. Maybe we are curious as to what all the fuss is about.
Maybe we are just bored.
Here now, in my opinion, are five sporting events that cause Americans to jump on the respective bandwagons.