LOTD: List of 100 Best Sporting Events to See Live

Midwest Sports FansAnalyst IJuly 21, 2009

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 12:  Angel Cabrera of Argentina is presented with his Green Jacket by Trevor Immelman of South Africa during the final round of the 2009 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2009 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Today’s Link of the Day is really a must-view for any die-hard sports fan, and comes courtesy of the president of Premiere Corporate Events Robert Tuchman.  Tuchman is a “sports travel guru” who compiled a definitive list of 100 sporting events that every sports fan should see live.  

Follow the link to head over to the website and learn more about the book: 100 Sports Events You Must See Live.

So far, I have been to only three of his top 100 events: a Cubs game a Wrigley, a Notre Dame football game, and the Little 500.  But certainly I hope to add to that list as time goes on.  Below is Tuchman’s top 10, including a blurb about each one.

1. Masters—“This is the one golf tournament you have to see at least once in your lifetime. Heck, this is the one event you have to see, period. It’s magical, and that’s why it’s Number One.”

2. World Cup—“The entire world stops to watch this one. The passion I witnessed in the streets is unparalleled.”

3. Super Bowl—“The Granddaddy of American sports, the pinnacle of live events.”

4. Summer Olympics—“Countries root for their athletes with nearly as much passion as they root for their World Cup teams. The immersion into the whichever local culture hosts this event every four years makes it truly memorable.”

5. Army vs. Navy Football Game—“They might not be the best teams in the country but they’re some of our best citizens playing one another in a game that oozes with history.”

6. New York City Marathon—“My personal, number one favorite event. There is nothing like the emotion of being part of millions of people cheering on thousands of runners trying to achieve their lifelong dreams.”

7. World Series—“Even today, this event holds a special place for people around the world. There’s nothing like baseball on a crisp October evening and the excitement you feel in the stands.”

8. Winter Olympics—“Another event that the countries stop to watch no matter what is of interest locally. Newer sports, such as snowboarding, make the Winter Olympics increasingly more relevant.”

9. Red Sox vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium—“You can feel the gravity of this game regardless of how many times they play each other each year and the fact it might just be another game in the standings. As far as rivalries go, nothing tops Yankees versus Red Sox.”

10. UNC vs. Duke Basketball Game at Cameron Indoor Stadium—“If you want to see what hatred and anger look like up close, you only need to sit in the stands at this game and see it in the faces in the crowd. This game means everything to everyone on the court, in the stadium and in the entire state.”

And now some other links to carry you through the day.

Rich Harden Afraid of Sun and/or Wrigley?—(The Friendly Blogfines)

Chicago MSM kicks Halladay to White Sox into overdrive—(Tremendous Upside Potential)

Phelps Wins Five ESPY Awards, Take That Kellogg’s—(Hail Mary Jane)

Champ and Chump of the Week—(MoonDog)

Rick’s Cabaret Fields America’s Hottest Women’s Softball Team—(Busted Coverage)

Dolphins Looking to Extend Ronnie Brown—(My Sports Rumors)

ESPN May Destroy the Last Vestige of Newspapers—(Rumors and Rants)

Hot Jennie Finch is a MILF — (Spewf)

Which SEC Coach is Most Likely to Bail on his Team—(SEC Rivals)

Worst Fast Food Joints—(Major League Jerk)

Midnight Snack – One More Reason to be Depressed in Pittsburgh—(Sparty and Friends)