July 17, 2013

What to do with no sports on tonight

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

So sports fans, you have two whole nights off from the four biggest North American sports league  – two of the three days in your average calendar year. It used to only be two, but baseball decided to extend their break by a day.

Quick Tangent: That was always one of my favourite trivia questions. ‘What are the only two days of the year when there are no major sports played?’

Of course, this doesn’t account for the other “fringe” sports that are going on. The Tour de France is about halfway done. There’s a tennis tournament in Sweden, but none of the big names are there. MLS is has a couple of tonight, but I doubt that you want to stay up to watch TFC play at 10:30 p.m. against a team – Chivas USA – that is equally bad as they are. The British Open starts Thursday, but that again is accompanied by a rather painful start time – the first tee-off is 1:32 a.m. EDT.

There’s also some CFL, I’m told, but who cares about that?

So what’re you going to do with all your free time? Here are some suggestions.

-You could go outside. You know, the place that they play sports. Maybe you can even organize a game of your own. Just remember to stay hydrated. It’s damn hot out there.

-Speaking of staying hydrated, you could go out and hit a patio for some adult bevies with your pals. This of course applies to either after you play some sports or even without partaking. There’s nothing better than sharing a pitcher to beat the heat with some buddies.

-Or, and this is probably the best idea for some, you could go on a date with your usually emotionally neglected significant other. They have to spend a lot of nights putting up with you sitting around watching one of our local teams likely lose, why not treat them for their patience?

But, whatever you do, don’t sit around and watch reality television. It’s bad enough that there are as many “Real Housewives” shows as there are.

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