OT: Bucket List (regarding sports)

Submitted by phills39 on December 15th, 2010 at 9:12 PM

So, what would be the top five games that you would give anything to witness (regardless of sport, team, etc.)?



December 15th, 2010 at 9:16 PM ^

In no particular order.
<br>Michigan in the Rose Bowl
<br>The World Cup
<br>Never been to a Superbowl yet
<br>Also planning on making it to every football game, home and away next year.


December 16th, 2010 at 9:04 AM ^

I've never been to the World Cup but I've been to the Rose Bowl '05 (my senior year), Superbowl Detroit and Vancouver Olympics '10.  And although nothing beats MICHIGAN football in my book, go to the Olympics.  It was the best experience of my life.  Just incredible to see people from all over the world competing and showing national pride.  It was extremely organized and easy to get around and shocking not that expensive once you get there.  Best of all I stayed right on Whistler mountain and got to ski quite literally next to the athletes.  Team India was hilarious.  The Vohn v. Mancuso rivalry was quite obvious and funny as well.  Hockey tickets were out of control but with my lift ticket could ski right up next to the skiing practice and events.  The luge was cool too and near impossible to take a photo of them while passing.  I have so many incredible photos it was hard to choose.  Seriously go!




December 15th, 2010 at 11:18 PM ^

If you actually want to be really close to action, and meet riders and stuff, go the Giro or Vuelta. There are fewer fans, it's much more laid back, and frankly the racing in the Giro has far outshined the tour in recent years.

If you just want to go to the most famous race in the world, go to the Tour (duh). The Dutch corner of Alpe D'Huez is outrageous. I went in 2005 and viewed the finish at Ax-3 Domaines and the St. Etienne TT. The finishing circuits in Paris were great too. You get to see the laps of the actual race, and then the riders doing a parade lap. I was there for Lance's last tour, and I hate to admit his speech brought a tear to my eye.


December 15th, 2010 at 9:23 PM ^

Michigan NC Game

Lions Super Bowl

Tigers Game 7 World Series

Red Wings Game 7 Stanley Cup Finals

Pistons Game 7 Finals

All Wins even if it doesn't need to be said


December 15th, 2010 at 9:24 PM ^

Can i go back in time to a place I've already been?   I was there for the 97 Rose Bowl and it still sends chills down my spine when I think of the game.  As a matter of fact, when I went under for Cancer surgery and was told to go mentally to my "happy place" I went back to the bottom corner of the Rose Bowl.....about 2 minutes after the game ended....watching the team run at me and into the stands as the band set up and played the Victors over and over and over in the California night.   The team had done it....we were National Champions.

My bucket list is to get that night over again. 


December 15th, 2010 at 9:25 PM ^

also in no particular order

Michigan over OSU at the Big House
Michigan over ND under the lights at the Big House

My other top sporting events would be:
The Masters
LeMans 24 Hour
F1 Monaco Grand Prix


December 15th, 2010 at 9:26 PM ^

Michigan winning the BCS NC game

Any Michigan trashing of the suckeyes

World cup

Game that Rich Rod becomes Michigan's all time winningest coach

Any Michigan beat down of little brother

I could die a happy man.


December 15th, 2010 at 9:30 PM ^

1. Michigan in the National Championship game.


(denoting how it ain't even close)



2. World Cup Finale, preferably USA v. Brazil

3. Super Bowl featuring the Lions (HA!)

4. UEFA Cup Final (missed it by one day when in Rome 2 summers ago)

5. USA v. Canada in Olympic Final


i would say Tigers World Series, but I've been, albeit with a bad overall outcome.  The WS game I did attend was the only Series victory we had in 06.


December 15th, 2010 at 9:36 PM ^

1. My future son (or daughter)'s first little league game

2. Pamplona

3. New Zealand/South Africa Rugby match

4. Champions League Final (already did World Cup)

5. Michigan in the NC game -- any sport :)


December 15th, 2010 at 9:40 PM ^

And in no particular order.

1.  Kentucky Derby

2.  Indy

3.  U.S. Open (Tennis)

4.  World Cup

5.  Superbowl (Lions?...... bwahahahaha)

Indiana Blue

December 16th, 2010 at 9:48 AM ^

so that is scratched off my list (didn't need to go back).  Must admit not much knowledge of the "horses" - but figured I needed to go at least once.  Yeah ... infield admission.  Hot day  -  with Mint Juleps (not a great combo).  So many people were trashed that they didn't even see the Derby (its like the 8th or 9th race of the day).

Gotta say I am glad I can say I went.   PS - you can go from the infield over to the paddock area to see the "money folks".

Love Indy ... this year will be my 35th straight 500 !   IMHO  -  the most exciting moment in sport is when the field takes the green flag at Indy (those drivers are fucking nuts !!!). 

Go Blue !


December 15th, 2010 at 9:37 PM ^

Michigan beating ND

Michigan beating Sparty

Michigan beating tOSU

Michigan winning first Big Ten Championship Game

MIchigan winning another National Championship


December 15th, 2010 at 9:37 PM ^

World Cup Final, any countries

Monza Grand Prix

Wings vs Blackhawks Playoff, in Detroit

Tigers vs Red Sox Playoff, in Boston

Saint Kilda vs North Melbourne, Aussie Rules


December 15th, 2010 at 9:41 PM ^

Michigan beat osu - 2011

Michigan win the B1G championship game - 2011

Michigan win the National championship game - 2011

Michigan beat osu - 2012

Michigan win the B1G championship game - 2012


December 15th, 2010 at 9:43 PM ^

A Michigan victory at Ohio State, probably the last thing I do on my bucket list cause I'll die there.

A round at the Masters.

A game at Fenway Park

And a round of golf at Pebble Beach.


December 15th, 2010 at 9:56 PM ^

Your avitar picture had to have been taken from my row of seats at the game.   In my minds eye I can see Charles elevating to get that ball and take away the touchdown that would have given Washington State a 14 - 0 lead.  And that pic is exactly how it looked from where i was sitting. 


December 15th, 2010 at 9:49 PM ^

Stealing a keg from "The Barn" at Columbus.

Pissing all over the horseshoe hammered.

Getting arrested in Columbus by 17 cops while getting maced and singing "Hail to the Victors"

(Not that any of these represents my personality as a Michigan fan...but you did say Bucket List)


December 15th, 2010 at 9:53 PM ^

Michigan National Championship Game

Detroit Lions playoff victory game

Red Wings game seven over Penguins

Rugby Match of any kind

Soccer rivarly game in England (Manchester United preferred

Mud Wrestling in Miami

And afterwards, copious amount of shenanigans and excess in the streets and bars/pubs


December 15th, 2010 at 9:56 PM ^

World Series game at Fenway

World Series game at Wrigley

Ryder Cup in Scotland, or Open Championship at St Andrews

Saturday night game at Death Valley

WImbledon final






December 15th, 2010 at 10:07 PM ^

1. Wings stanley Cup finals game 7

2. Michigan Rose Bowl Natl. ship

3. Red Sox playoff game @ Fenway

4. Michigan vs. Bama in Aarlington in 2012

5. Tigers playoff game 7 of the World Series. 


December 15th, 2010 at 10:12 PM ^

Michigan beating OSU in THe Game and again in the conference championship and on to an NC

Denard winning Heisman 

Wrigley Field the night the Cubs win the World Series

Another Michigan Basketball National Title

Pistons bring back Chauncey and win it all again