What Sporting Event Would You Choose ?

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  1. bringbackrattles

    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    Talking today to a customer who is a golf fan.He said he was still excited about watching Tiger Woods win the Masters. He went on to say he would have loved to have been Tiger sinking the winning putt, and it gave him the tingles thinking about it. As I'm not a golf fan I can't relate to his excitement. But it has got me thinking if I could choose one sporting event past or present, either individual or in a team, what would it be ?
    With so many to pick from I've settled for being in the Cov City team that won the Cup at Wembley in 87. What a feeling that would be, and I'm as excited about that as the Tiger Woods fan. What one occasion/event would you opt for ?
     
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    I'd love the masters too but also on my bucket list for retirement are the Superbowl and an Ashes test at the MCG
     
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    I'd like to be present at an England vs Brazil World Cup final and witness Callum Wilson score the winning goal.

    Also in a test match series against Australia level at 2-2, I'd like to see England bowl out the Aussies for zero.
    Then I'd like us to score the winning runs with a six off the first ball from their most lethal bowler.
    I'd be in the crowd, catch the ball and then sell it on eBay for a small fortune.
     
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    The only trouble with the MCG is it is the 4th test by which time we have generally lost the series.
     
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    I'd love to be batting in the 9th innings for the Boston Red Sox, bases loaded, 3 runs behind the New York Yankees then smashing a home run way over the green monster wall to win the game.
     
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    I have to say- that is very specific

    Anyway- for me it has to be the crown bowls in Blackpool ( I am filing up merely at the thought)
     
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    Well since you went to baseball.
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    They don’t have a gif for the actual homerun unfortunately so:
     
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    I’ve been quite lucky been to
    Cheltenham for the gold cup day

    Grand national a few times

    Numerous 6 nations games
    All blacks v the barbarians

    An all Ireland Gaelic football final and ulster final

    Been to see Celtic play a few times

    Basically about 10 years ago I asked my dad what sport events he’d like to see while he was fit an able , he reeled off his list and we managed to do them all . Hes almost 80 now and has decided to be an arm chair fan as his knees and hips are shot

    Glad we did it though we had some great laughs and very nice memories
     
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    I’m thinking of going to Canada for two weeks for the 2026 World Cup just go and watch random games
     
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    Superbowl, Lions Tour of NZ, Ashes Tour, Final TdF Stage.
     
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    A big fight in Vegas. Any fight at Maddison Square Gardens, the Monaco Grand Prix, Daytona 500, IOM TT again, NW200, Tallinn road race if it ever starts again.
     
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    Sad but inevitable that it closed down. The track was so dangerous. I'm surprised it held another meeting after Joey died.
     
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    Would love to take my nephews to wrestlemania
     
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    A few come to mind:
    Stefan Bellof setting the Nurburgring lap record of 6mins 11secs during a race in his Porsche 956 in 1983.
    Jenson Button winning the drivers championship at Brazil in 2009.
    Jonny Wilkinson with THAT drop kick in 2003.
    Odell Beckham Jr one handed catch against the Cowboys in his rookie season (2014).
    Ian Poulter, last day of the Ryder Cup at Medinah in 2012.
     
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    i'd love to see a lions tour to any of the 3 hosts and go watch the ryder cup in America,
    I've been lucky enough to watch an F1 race at Silverstone,Moto gp at Silverstone, City @ Wembley, England game at Twickenham and watch a rugby world cup match when we held it in 2015.
     
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    To be fair a lions tour would be a fantastic event to go to
     
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    Would be fun to be at the Tour De France and watch Mark Cavendish win a stage with one of those amazing final sprints.
     
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    Seeing Wiggins in yellow leading out Cav in Green for him to win on the cobbles again must’ve been something special.
     
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    As well as for the sporting aspect I like events where the atmosphere consumes the place it is at. I have been to the Dutch TT (now MotoGP) at Assen a couple of times where 250,000 people converge on a town with a population of 70,000 and the town has a big street party the night before. I am going back this year and really looking forward to it. I would also love to see the final stage of the TDF as well as a mountain stage, the F1 at Spa, Isle of Man TT week and a downhill ski race.
     
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    The match I would like to see most but not attend is Wasps last game in Coventry
     
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    Would easier to say what it wouldn't be. Anything with a motor, anything American, golf, snooker the list goes on. Come to think of it for a self proclaimed sport fan I only like football, rugby and cricket
     
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    Any All Blacks game at Eden Park is on my bucket list.
     
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    1966 World Cup final.

    England in a future World Cup final.

    City @Doncaster last game of this season with a chance to get into play-offs if we win!! ( I believe City would win that game too).
     
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    the question was "which sporting event" :)
     
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    Cov 150-0 Wasps to send Wasps out of the league
     
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    England in a WC final or Cov to win Prem/CL (well, any league or cup).

    Been to NFL and MLB games in US and they're rather tame affairs - so many fans aren't even paying attention - just eating and chatting. Having said that a SB just for the spectacle would be nice. An Ashes test at Lord's or the entire tour in Oz would be good too. I find motor racing far better on the TV than at a track - if you're not in the right place you can see nothing at all and even at the good spots only tend to get a handful of exciting events. Again Monaco purely for the spectacle rather than the sport.
     
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    My mum won the National women's doubles (pairs?) final (flat green) about 25 years ago !
     
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    Outside of various England and Coventry football scenarios, I'd like to be present at The Aussie rules Grand Final featuring Adelaide Crows.
     
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    I’d like to travel to watch all the home nations play a qualifying match at their respective stadiums
     
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    A match at St Andrews.
     
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