Ranking the Best 20 Days of the Year for Sports Fans

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Ranking the Best 20 Days of the Year for Sports Fans
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Break out the Sharpies. It's time to pen in some personal days.

We have to be sports fans 365 days a year. That doesn't mean we wake up every morning, click our heels and yell "Sports!" on our way out the door. 

Being a sports fan is rough. We irrationally tie our happiness to the success of a group or individual we've likely never met in our lives. It's a recipe for unrest.

That said, there are days that make all the suffering worth it—events you can mark down on a calendar as a reminder that a light exists at the end of the tunnel.

The following are the best of these days. They are the 20 greatest days of the year for sports fans, and we'd all be out on a ledge if it weren't for their saving grace.

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