Every sports fan out there already has a list of various must-see sports events that they’re ready to put everything “on hold” to see. And naturally, with so many different sports, there is also a plethora of elite sporting events to suit just about anyone’s taste.
From football and basketball to hockey and tennis, any sports fan can find something or someone to root for wherever they are in the world. With that in mind, here are just some of the sports events you simply must see at least once.
Super Bowl really needs no introductions, but then again, none of these events really do. As the annual playoff championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the Super Bowl is being viewed by millions of fans across the world. This exciting sporting event has developed a culture of its own. Football fans across the globe enjoy hosting or visiting the Super Bowl house parties, placing some Super Bowl bets and getting hyped for the Super Bowl Sunday overall. So, if you’ve never got the chance to check out this amazing event, make sure you don’t miss it out the next time it rolls around.
FIBA Basketball World Cup
If you’re not really a fan of football but prefer basketball instead, the FIBA Basketball World Cup might be an event that’s more up your alley. This international basketball competition is something no real sports fan should ever miss out on. With numerous participants from various countries around the world, fans of FIBA can easily find someone to root for. What’s particularly interesting about this event is the fact that the first-ever US team that participated in FIBA was actually composed of only factory workers. And, what’s even more surprising is that this team actually did pretty good in the competition, managing to secure the second place in the end.
Stanley Cup Finals
Stanley Cup Finals is the National Hockey League's (NHL) championship series where teams compete for the Stanley Cup, North America's oldest professional sports trophy. The trophy (and the finals consecutively) got named after Lord Stanley of Preston, who donated the cup to serve as a "challenge trophy" for Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club back in 1892. The team that manages to win the Cup gets to keep it until they lose to another team in the competition or until they lose a Cup challenge match. Since hockey is such a fast-paced sport, you should definitely check this sporting event out, if you haven’t already. Besides, to get the best possible feel and understanding for the event, consider actually attending it if you ever get the chance. We promise you won’t regret it!
When it comes to tennis, we really can’t separate any of the Grand Slams from the rest and call it the best. However, the Australian Open can be the first in line – as it actually is the first of the Grand Slams tournaments to be played in a season. Die-hard tennis fans already know just how exciting watching this event can be, particularly if you visit it first-hand. Since there is no loud cheering allowed and the audience is expected to be tame and professional, keeping your cool can pose a real challenge. Luckily, if you can’t simply keep your cool, this sporting event is being watched in various bars, sports clubs and similar settings around the world. So, if you’re a passionate sports fan, yet you never had the opportunity to watch tennis – or you really never understood the appeal – make sure you give it a shot. Who knows? You may end up discovering your new favorite sport.
These are just some of the world’s largest sporting events every true sports fan should really make sure not to miss out on. So, if you ever get the opportunity to check out any of them, we strongly encourage you to do it. Chances are you really won’t regret it as all of them offer lots of fun - each in its own unique way.