How many times does it happen?
We hype up something to be huge!
But in the end, it simply doesn't matter.
Sure, there will be fans of each sport or event who argue this list with a passion to the death, but when you go by the majority of the population (and the real world of sports), these things really just don't make a difference.
Horse Racing is a gambler's sport.
And it's a rather boring one.
The media builds up the Kentucky Derby to be some sort of religious ceremony filled with men in tights and horses with braided hair and catch phrases for names.
I can understand the sport just fine, but the hype every single year just so we can all forget about it the day after it happens is a little ridiculous.
Manny Pacquiao is the only thing boxing has going right now.
Boxing is being overshadowed by the UFC these days and unless Pacquiao is fighting, people would rather watch a UFC re-run.
Without names like Lewis, Holyfield, or even Tyson in the main event, boxing is a dying sport.
The Tour de France was popular for about seven years.
Then Lance Armstrong called it quits, and people stopped caring because there wasn't anyone who had overcome cancer winning the race.
Sure, we still try to hype it up and pretend we care. But truthfully, Lance Armstrong probably doesn't even watch it.
Here we see last years No. 1 draft pick, Blake Griffin, shaking hands with NBA Commissioner David Stern.
Does anyone remember who else was picked in the first round?
Or even the Top 10?
It's hyped up every year, but the truth is, unless you are drafted in the Top 10, you're probably not going to be a star in the NBA.
The Pro Bowl is the only all-star game where the players don't even go half speed.
And who could blame them?
It's fun to see all of our favorite NFL players on the same field, but if the players don't even take it seriously, do you think anyone else should?
Actual significance: None
I actually don't mind watching the X Games.
They definitely have their interesting moments, and I admit I am impressed by some of the things these guys do.
But in the end, I'd still rather watch an old Fresh Prince of Bel Air episode.
I say Indy Car Series specifically because NASCAR is actually pretty popular and saying "racing" in general wouldn't work.
But, even though the Indy Car Series' Indianapolis 500 is one of the most hyped races of the year, how many people can name three Indy Car drivers?
David Beckham actually made soccer twice as popular in America as it was before he came along.
The only problem is, it's still the least popular sport in America even with the best soccer player in the world.
So, why do we even put the highlights on SportsCenter?
I don't know if we even pretend to care about the WNBA Finals.
What's sad is women's college basketball is more popular than the WNBA just because of the NCAA Tournament.
I can't name three WNBA teams or five WNBA players.
Can anyone else?
Wrestlemania sells out every year and is one of the most prestigious stages for WWE "Superstars."
The sad thing is the majority of the fan base is still early teenage boys or a redneck population that still believes what these guys are doing is real.
When you can actually find out what is going to happen before the event even takes place, there is absolutely no reason for the hype, the sold out crowds, or the purchased PPV at home.
There is no other sporting event as hyped as this one with absolutely no meaning whatsoever.