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Slowest weekend of the year

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mark2010, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    In a non-Olympic year, this might be the slowest sports weekend of the year

    There's the world track championships, a run-of-the-mill PGA Tour event, the Little League World Series. Major League Baseball is still in the dog days, with no games that can truly be called critical. NFL is in the second week of preseason games, with the regulars usually playing less than a half.

    Probably a good weekend to turn off the tube and do something else before things heat up in a few weeks.
  2. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    One of the greatest weekends of the year, actually!
    BPL season starts.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Always a big vacation week in my family - the last blowout before school starts. Don't know how many times I watched the International from Colorado with the stableford scoring system that used to have this weekend.
  4. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Yeah, I liked that tournament. Wish they would bring it back.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    If you're looking for a day trip, Richie Havens' ashes are being scattered to the wind at Woodstock tomorrow.
  6. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Woodstock is more like a 5-day trip from my corner of the world. And I have no idea who Richie Havens is (athlete, musician, actor, politician???)
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I meant anyone within a 100-mile radius of Woodstock, who enjoyed Havens' music.

  8. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    NHRA is in Brainerd. NASCAR is at Michigan. Premier League kicked off. Solheim Cup is going on. Braves and Nats are going to have a throwdown tonight. I ran a 5K this morning. Friday night was high school football jamboree night.

    Nope. Pretty busy sports weekend.
  9. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    A lot of states start high school football this weekend, right? That alone is enough to make me say it's not that slow. There's also a full slate of NFL preseason games and a bunch of college scrimmages. And the Cincinnati Masters (OK, Western & Southern Open), U.S. gymnastics championships and the track and field you noted all produce plenty to put into the newspaper. Plus, there's a Yankees-Red Sox series, which may not mean much in the standings but definitely still draws the hype.

    The August 4 weekend, which featured NASCAR's worst track (Pocono Raceway), one NFL preseason game (the Hall of Fame game), lower-tier tennis tournaments and little else interesting, is my pick.
  11. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Some places are playing regular-season high school games this weekend?!?!? The only place I heard of starting that early is Alaska (and Canada). It's in the mid 90s here, so not wanting to be outside for long durations.
  12. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    To each his own. You probably think the NBA or NCAA Tournament is a big deal. YAWN.
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