Ranking Sports, Ryder Cup Clothes, and a Nash/Malkin FightShareThis
There’s no sport that I’d rather see a highlight package from than hockey. It’s my number one.
There’s so many different things that can happen – it’s not just different uniforms executing the diving catch, homerun, double play sequence on repeat. The many different ways to score make it interesting, especially when you factor in huge saves, big hits, nice dishes, fights, and excitement.
That said, hockey isn’t my favourite sport to watch, when you’re talking about turning it on at the start of the event, and turning it off when it’s fully over. (By the way, this whole thing is about TV viewing, not in-person viewing.) Football’s my number one. So I’m gonna go ahead and rank my six main viewing sports by fun-to-watchability, and then re-rank them for highlight packages. Let me know where you stand.
Best Sports To Watch on TV, in Their Entirety
2. Golf (during a major, otherwise bump it down one)
Best Sports To Watch, Highlight Package Edition
And eff it, lets do a live-viewing rank too….
6. Soccer (Never been to a game, so it’s default last. I’m sure it’s great. Calm down, soccer weirdos)
And while we’re at it, favourite sports to play, in order…
(Note: I struggled with this, badly)
5. Football (Never played an “organized” game in my life. Thx, Canada)
For the record, that last category is impossible for me. I’m a complete jock, and love all sports. Racquet sports (tennis, badminton, squash, racquetball), volleyball, ultimate frisbee, whatever, I’m down for a game. There’s very few things I’d rather do than chuck around a real baseball in a backyard with a beer (a football would suffice too).
Probem is, as you get older, everyone gets too busy to get enough people together for a game of anything. Boo.
Real quick here: I had a lot of help from people who gave me and this whole writing thing a chance when I first started out, and I mean that beyond the obvious (family, Bri, friends, etc.). Quick links-as-thank-yous to people who took a swing in the dark on my work:
The US Ryder Cup team regularly dresses like complete fucking morons. Now, this year may be different. But I saw Tiger Woods at a press conference yesterday wearing one of the most horrific ensembles mankind has ever dared leave the house in (minor exaggeration).
Some baggy red sweater vest (solid) over a blue and white striped shirt (thin, equal size stripes), on top of some navy trousers. It really looked like Woods, who usually dresses to kill/sleep-with-cocktail-waitresses, hadn’t done laundry in like forever.
Rob Mixer described the shirts below (from the 1999 Ryder Cup) as “fumigated Mediterranean upholstery.” ….FTW, I assume.
I’m not sure what it is about Sportcenter running tweets from athletes and pawning it off as news that’s so off-putting, but…. it is, isn’t it? Like, I get that they could say something newsworthy there, and I understand why they’re covering it….
Something about it just doesn’t seem right, and I can’t place it. What is it?
I CANNOT believe this didn’t get more love – I guess it’s a product of living in the US before the NHL Network resumes it’s “On The Fly” services, but…. My US friends, did you know Rick Nash and Evgeni Malkin fought the other day? In a pre-season game? What a bizarre sequence of humans and activities to plug into a sentence that is. Nash. Malkin. Fight. Here ya go:
Coupla big boys that don’t know how to fight right there, I love it. They’re like me, if I were bigger and good at hockey!
Have a great Wednesday! See you again tomorrow.