A Summer of Misery

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  • By Belch

BelchSportscenter’s Top 10’s are about to get really boring. With hockey and basketball ending at the same time, two of america’s popular sports fall right off the grid. Baseball will remain, but if you’re anything like me, tuning in will be a lot easier when October rolls around. So what are we left with now? Sportscenter can cover any random golf tournament or spectacular catch, but with a lot of upcoming walk off hits landing the number one top play, I’m sure to lose my mind. August 4th is the start of preseason football, and unless you’re Mac and have already started running your 2020 mock draft, there is literally just baseball. No offense MLB, you are a lot of fun and all, but Im gonna need a little bit more to hook my teeth into. So for every other sport’s fan struggling with the withdrawals of any excitement, here’s a list of things you can look forward to.

1. Wimbledon – June 24th

One thing that most people don’t realize is that in other countries, tennis exists. In America, I’m sure you’ll have no lack of coverage as ESPN jumps on any broadcast opportunities it has available. Tennis will be on all day, every day, on all available sports channels until either Nadal or Djokovic wins yet another major. And no offense to women’s sports, but does anyone know who one the last big tennis event on the girl’s side? Didn’t think so. So tune in for nap time, or just tune out and listen to some ladies grunting around, but either way, you probably won’t be able to avoid it.

2. Tour de France – June 29th

Wait, isn’t Lance Armstrong done with France? I challenge you to name another biker that competes, just one. I’ll buy you a beer for every one you didn’t Google.

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3. British Open – July 18th

Here’s a pretty interesting event. We’ve got to see if Tiger can wake up and shake off an injury. Phil should always be a front runner, but who knows how the last two holes are going to go. In reality, there will be quite a few people who tune in to see the British Open, but at the end of the day, anything worth seeing is worth seeing later on Sportscenter five times in a row. There will be a hole in one. There will be a horrible collapse. There will be a winner. All I hear is Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

So dust off the grill, if you haven’t already. The summer is going to be a snore-fest. Turn on a baseball game and take a nap. Oh I’m sorry, is this the British Open? Nothing sounds less interesting than a long stretch of watching Tiger Woods wince at every swing while a quiet British guy talks about how the course has been playing pretty rough, or constant camera shots of Lindsey Vonn watching her new BF thinking,”OMG, like I hope my BF TW wins so we can BRB to LOL and TGHSINEDIH…” So value your playoff situation highly. When Lebron pulls up for a game winning 3-pointer, think about what will be happening a week from now. When Tukka Rask gloves the wrist shot from the slot, think about how boring the Tour de France is going to look. Just sayin’.

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