June 16, 2009

What to do now?

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Soccer

Now that the “winter” sports are over and wrapped up after the Lakers decisive win on Sunday and Pittsburgh taking home the Stanley Cup on Friday, there’s not too much out there in the sporting world right now. Or so you may think.

Of course, there’s still the glorious sport of baseball going on and they just happen to be embroiled in the wonderful cash-grab known as interleague play. Throw in the coming all-star game and the start to major trade rumours and there’s a lot of excitement these days.

There’s also the start of the international soccer season. Right now, there’s two major tournaments – the Confederations Cup and the Under-21 European Cup – going on and that means plenty of football to consume your afternoons.

If you’re into “fringe” sports, you’re in luck this week too. Wimbledon always stirs up some excitement and with question marks surrounding Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer looking like he has it back, this year’s edition could be stunning. Tomorrow is also the tee off of the U.S. Open, the second major of the season. After Tiger Woods’ amazing tournament last year, it will be extremely tough to top that finish.

Also, have the NBA and NHL really gone away for the summer? When you figure in that their drafts and free agency periods are just about to start, you might start to feel like you need an escape as opposed to missing these supposedly seasonal sports.

Plus, NFL training camps are just around the corner and, really, isn’t that what everyone’s waiting for?

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