The Bucket List for a Sports Fan
If there is one thing that has become quite popular over the past several years it's making a bucket list.
For those of you who don't know, a bucket list is a gathering of ideas that a person wants to accomplish before he or she dies. It varies depending on the person. But anyone who is a sports fan should have a similar list with other fans.
Here is a list of some things a sports fan should try and accomplish before they move into that big bleacher seat in the sky.
Tailgate Before Your Favorite Team's Home Game
Going to a football game? What could make it better? How about meeting up with a bunch of random people hours before the game, drinking some beers (once you're 21, of course), eating some BBQ and playing some bean bag toss.
Half the fun of going to a sporting event is getting a little rowdy beforehand with complete strangers and supporting the home team.
Throw on some face paint while you're at it. This is one of the only places in the world where you can act really weird and it's acceptable.
Attend a Championship Game
When does a sport really feel like you are getting your money's worth?
In the playoffs, of course.
Going to a playoff game has a completely different atmosphere then any regular season game. It's win or go home and watching the urgency on the court/field/ice while feeling the intensity in the seats is second to none.
Save up some cash for this one. It will cost you a pretty penny.
Go to the FIFA World Cup
FIFA is all the rage right now with the World Cup going on, so it's only right to include it on this list.
Even if you aren't the biggest soccer fan in the world, you can still support your country by attending the games.
While you're there you can enjoy whatever sights and attractions are available to tourists as well, unless the location of the World Cup is in your home country.
See a Rivalry Game
Whether you watch college or professional, baseball or football, regular season or playoffs, seeing a rivalry game has a different and unique atmosphere than any other game.
Red Sox vs. Yankees.
Packers vs. Bears.
Penguins vs. Capitals.
All of these, whether new or old rivalries, show each team stepping their games up to a whole new level.
Meet One of Your Favorite Players
Everyone has someone they look up to. Why not try and meet them?
If you have the will, you have the way.
Players always arrive to a game early or do some type of promotional outing. You just need to try and you will succeed.
Meeting a player you appreciate or look up to can be a life changing experience. I suggest you attempt to do this.