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  • 06/08/2012, 12:54AM ET

BEST SPORTS DAY OF THE YEAR: 2012

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You can pick a previous or future day. (You can even cop out and pick an Olympic day, although that would be pretty lame on your part.) Vote on the range of the day.

Mine- June 9th

This Saturday

Lets start it off with Maria Sharapova going for her 4th Grand Slam and 1st ever French. It would complete a career grand slam for her and put her in a rarefied class of tennis legends.

Then the soccer Euros. How about a little Germany-Portugal, Holland-Denmark to whet the appetite?

Then we take it to Belmont. I'll Have Another goes for the Triple Crown.

There is even some nice human leg races in New York as well. Tyson Gay tests himself against reigning 100m world champion Yohan Blake. In the women, reigning Olympic champ Shelly Ann Fraser faces world champ Carmelita Jeter.

Devils try to come back from 0-3 in the Stanley Cup

Baseball hits interleague play, Mets vs. Yanks in subway series

In the ring Pacquiao faces undefeated Timothy Bradley

Miami then faces off with Boston in gm 7 of the ECF.

If you think it gets better than this let's Throwdown!


That's a very busy day, and a good day for sports. However in a year from now will anyone remember that day? Heck will anyone even be talking about that day? Probably not

Sherapova has already earned her place in tennis lore. Whether she wins on Saturday or not.

Sure if I'll have another wins the triple crown it will go as a historical day, and people will talk about that since it hasn't happened in a long time, but it has happened before. And it is horse racing, how many people without gambling addictions really care?

Based off of discussion and TV rankings does anyone care about the NHL Stanley Cup outside of LA or NJ?

My day had Spring training, NBA, NHL games, blah blah blah...

March 16

Round 1 of March Madness

#13 seed Ohio def #4 Michigan would be the upset for the tourney... it makes for a great sporting day right there...

However...

#15 seed Norfolk State def #2 Missouri... the first #15 seed to advance since 2001, and the 5th time ever

Of course the 6th time ever didn't take too long to happen when Lehigh defeated the New York Yankees of college basketball... Duke

Two #15 seeds won in a day... historical


You caught a bit of a break this morning in that I'll Have Another has just been scratched from the Belmont, ending his Triple Crown bid. But even with that your choice was horrible

I'll use your own argument against you. You say my day won't be remembered a year from now. Yours isn't even remembered 3 months from after it happened. Only college basketball junkies will remember that day and you didn't mention any other significant sports happenings from anywhere across the world on March 16. Why? Because nothing else happened

Even with the triple crown scratch my day far outdoes yours

Maria is the premier women's tennis star outside of Serena. She hasn't lived up to Serena's ledger of success, but this slam will be significant whether she wins or loses. She either chokes in another slam, and becomes a lady LeBron, or completes a remarkable comeback from a shoulder surgery most thought would end her career

Speaking of LeBron his game 6 performance was epic and sets the stage for a truly dramatic test. Can he overcome the choke bug or will he continue his rampage? Either way it's memorable

Pac-Bradley will be remembered merely because Pac fights only twice per year


You know how I know you're day is forgettable... because I have to look up and re-look up the names. I can't even remember them from this morning.

March Madness isn't for just basketball junkies. It is a huge event for even non-sports fans. My wife doesn't watch a single game all year, but she fills out a bracket.

Everyone knows about a bracket, and

EVERYONE will remember next year about how their bracket was busted my two #15 seeds, and it will be remembered for years to come.

You say it isn't remembered now. I'm sure people remember it, there's just not much reason to keep talking about... especially since we have to keep hearing about how Lebron can't win a championship...

The Lebron thing is played out. I'm sick of hearing about whether he's clutch, or chokes... a bunch of BS tangibles that are not measurable. Really is Lebron lack clutchness, or is it by chance the Celtics are a good team? If the Celtics lose then, does that mean Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Rondo, or Garnett are not clutch either, or championship caliber?

Sharapova is famous. She'll remain famous. Only the serous tennis fans will care if she wins or loses this weekend.


Your arguments are almost as bad as your choice of day

To be honest, no one outside of those schools will remember those upsets. And probably few on those campuses could tell you which date it was because all the teams got eliminated in the following games

College basketball is an American phenomenon. No one outside of America knows or cares what March Madness is. And when it's over even Americans forget the earlier results. Often the champion is forgotten too

Tennis Grand Slams are international. Sharapova's match will have interest on every continent

Likewise NBA basketball has a huge global following, in places like China. James is one of the most famous athletes in the world. Quick, without looking it up name one player on those college basketball upset squads. Not even their own professors remember their names

Pacquiao, also, global. That's why he is a WORLD champion

Euro soccer alone is more significant than March Madness on a global scale.

All the sprint match ups are bigger globally too, this being an Olympic year

Face it, man, you picked a bad day


March Madness is the biggest gambling event in the year. People remember losing money.

June 8, 2012  01:48 AM ET
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I cant argue this...

Someone could do another TD trying to pick the results. I'd go-

Sharapova will win
Germany and Holland will win
I'll Have Another will lose
Yohan Blake will beat Gay, Jeter will beat Fraser
Mets will beat Yanks
Devils will beat Kings
Pac will beat Bradley
Miami will beat Boston

June 8, 2012  01:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Someone could do another TD trying to pick the results. I'd go-Sharapova will winGermany and Holland will winI'll Have Another will loseYohan Blake will beat Gay, Jeter will beat FraserMets will beat YanksDevils will beat KingsPac will beat BradleyMiami will beat Boston

Just let it hang out here for a bit. This one has HCF written all over it.

June 8, 2012  01:50 AM ET

The Devils beat the Kings 3-1 last night.

June 8, 2012  01:56 AM ET
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The Devils beat the Kings 3-1 last night.

I should have said- try to continue come back from 0-3.

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June 8, 2012  06:22 AM ET

I'd say whatever day the Super Bowl was played (I don't feel like researching the date) only this year's Super Bowl sucked.

June 8, 2012  06:23 AM ET
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I'd say whatever day the Super Bowl was played (I don't feel like researching the date) only this year's Super Bowl sucked.

And all those other sports don't matter.

XD

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June 8, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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Just let it hang out here for a bit. This one has HCF written all over it.

Hey now... I'm not a highway crossing frog.

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June 8, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Ape. Select an avatar and open your profile. Just saying.

Translation... please be my friend... I am ever so cool...

June 8, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Someone could do another TD trying to pick the results. I'd go-Sharapova will winGermany and Holland will winI'll Have Another will loseYohan Blake will beat Gay, Jeter will beat FraserMets will beat YanksDevils will beat KingsPac will beat BradleyMiami will beat Boston

not a single pick is correct

June 8, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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Someone could do another TD trying to pick the results. I'd go-Sharapova will winGermany and Holland will winI'll Have Another will loseYohan Blake will beat Gay, Jeter will beat FraserMets will beat YanksDevils will beat KingsPac will beat BradleyMiami will beat Boston

Predicting Miami to win... way to go out on a limb there. No way Stern would have a Celtics v Thunder Finals. Not good ratings.

June 8, 2012  12:18 PM ET

and I'll have another is out of the race.

June 8, 2012  12:50 PM ET
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and I'll have another is out of the race.

Yep...and where have you been hiding?

June 8, 2012  12:53 PM ET
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and I'll have another is out of the race.

Damn, I guess he missed last call...

 
June 8, 2012  01:17 PM ET

I wanted add more to my argument, but ran out of room...

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