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Thursday, March 17, 2011
I'll relink to one of my favorite columns ever written - Happy Cooler Day by former ESPN.com writer and San-Francisco based Brian Murphy. It's a good read, although it's a tad dated.
In 2009, I questioned my reader(s) whether or not this could be considered the best sports day of the year and received a gamut of suggestions including the following:
- Kentucky Derby Day
- Breeders' Cup Saturday
- Sunday at the Masters
- First Saturday in June (Belmont, Stanley Cup, French Open)
- Ryder Cup Sunday
- Opening Day (baseball, football, college football)
- Super Bowl Sunday
- British Open Sunday Morning
I'm still partial to the Bills opener and the big racing days (I do get pretty excited about Belmont Day and continuing my streak), but as a former college hooper the tournament still ranks at #1 for me. There's nothing like being at a Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals either, that's an electric not easily described.
For you hoop fans reading, there's a cool free iPad/iPhone app - NCAA March Madness on Demand that will be streaming every tourney game so you won't miss any of the action. I checked it out the other night and it's super cool and you can put your own bracket picks right into the app.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Have a green beer on me!