Rick Reilly of the hated ESPN got to thinking and posted his 10 Best Sporting Events to See Live. You know what I noticed? We're technically SBNation's official blog on the majority of these sports. Now, this article says it's due in their print magazine in like 10 days, but print is dead so here goes:
10. Home Run Derby: I know this is going to cause a controversy, but you know what? I'm planting the Uncommon flag on the Home Run Derby. It's baseball, and FSM knows SBNation has that covered, but there's no blog about the Home Run Derby. You've got your stat geeks, your gossip girls, your men weirdly obsessed with younger men, and your stat geeks weirdly obsessed with young men. Score 1 for Uncommon.
8. Ryder Cup: Golf is a pretty uncommon sport. An avian-themed game wherein a Tiger dominates all competition. Thankfully, this sport is covered by the able folks over at Waggle Room, which sounds like it should be the name of the SBNation blog about the Nintendo Wii, because if you left it to us, well... look around.
3. Wimbledon: Tennis? That's right. This one is ours. I know, it's news to me, too.
With a final score of Uncommon 5, Waggle Room 2, and the rest 1 more than a dead man or less, Uncommon is the clear winner. There you have it, I've spoiled Rick Reilly's article and offended the rest of SBNation at the same time. Now, about covering all these sports I've claimed....