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August Sporting Event

August 4, 2010 - Al Stephenson

If you are a regular reader of this space you are aware that each month I take a look at what sporting event I would attend if given the chance.  That's right - anywhere you want to go in the world, to view whatever game you choose.  Let's recap my monthly choices.

January found me (well, sort of) at the NCAA national championship football game.  The Daytona 500 won out in February.  March Madness, followed by the Masters and the Indy 500 brought me to June.  I opted for the College World Series in June and the British Open in July.  If only it was possible to actually do this!

So now it's August (where is the year going so fast) and to be perfectly honest the pickings are slim.  The dog days don't give you many options for big time sporting events, but there are a few to choose from.

Golf's final major - the PGA Championship - takes place this month.  This year it will be held at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.  The least ballyhooed of the four majors, the PGA would give you a chance to root for the underdog as a number of PGA club pros will be in the field.  Since I have already picked the Masters and the British Open, I think I will pass on this golf outing.

Nascar has a gem in August.  The night race at Bristol Motor Speedway would be a hoot.  I have been to Bristol for the spring race and the action at the Bullring is nonstop.  The entire weekend of the night race would be exciting, but again I am going to pass.

I think my sporting event of choice for the month of August would be a trip to nearby Williamsport, Pennsylvania to see the Little League World Series.  Watching 10,11 and12-year-olds on the diamond would be a treat indeed.  It would bring back some vivid memories of my days playing the national pasttime at that age.

The view from my seat would suggest that you can't go wrong with any of these choices.  If none of these suit your fancy, then I suggest that you go to your local high school's season opening football game.

The marching band, the cheerleaders and the opening kickoff.  Does it get any better?



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