- 06/08/2012, 12:54AM ET
Ape said 06/08, 12:54 AM
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
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!
Golden Grillz said 06/08, 08:37 AM
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...
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...
#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
Ape said 06/08, 01:15 PM
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
Golden Grillz said 06/08, 02:01 PM
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.
Ape said 06/08, 03:57 PM
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
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