Ten things to watch in your lifetime in the sporting world.

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  1. Kyp Jedi Master

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    There was a list in the Guardian sometime back of a top 10 things to watch in your lifetime in the sporting world.

    What are the things that'd make your list?

    For me..

    - The Football World Cup final.
    - Champions league final
    - Match between any two of Man Utd/Arsenal/Liverpool/Chelsea(but not Chelsea v Liverpool)
    - El Classico
    - India v Pakistan cricket
    - Roger Federer at a Wimbledon final
    - Olympics 100m finals
    - The Ashes
    - NBA game between the two biggest teams at that time
    - Boca Juniors v River Plate(even though I wouldn't know a single player, I've heard that it's one of the best derbies in the world)
  2. Kyp Jedi Master

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    *Roger Federer *in* a Wimbledon final
  3. Reynar_Tedros Jedi Master

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  4. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Not sure what else I'd have in my top 10, but certainly I want to be at a game in Cameron Indoor.

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    Lambeau feild, Packers Vs. Bears

    Packers in the Super Bowl

    World Cup Finals


  6. New_York_Jedi Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd like to see a superbowl game, or an NCAA final four game. Some of the things on that list I don't think I'd be too interested in (see: cricket) but I know other people think they are big deals.
  7. Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Knight

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    Dammit, I'm gonna experience a Rangers-Islanders game in person one of these days. If it's half as insane as a Subway Series game...
  8. Shackleton Jedi Master

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    I'd have to say any American football game where the temperature is below freezing and it's snowing like crazy out (preferably at Lambeau Field).

    Also, any day game at Wrigley Field.
  9. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    Yankees-Sox at Yankee Stadium
    Duke-Carolina basketball at the Dean Dome
    Vols-Gators football at Neyland
    Roddick at the US Open
    Sharapova anywhere
    Mickleson at a (and preferably winning) a major.
  10. Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Knight

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    Actually, the experience here is a lot more festive when James Blake plays. He's a local guy, so the fans love him.
  11. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    Yeah, but when Sampras retired, I adopted Roddick as my new favorite player.

    Although Blake would be good to see as well.
  12. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    -Kentucky Derby
    -A Superbowl
    -Game 7 of the World Series
    -Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals
    -NCAA Tournament Final Game
    -NBA Championship Game
    -World Cup Final
    -Olympics (any part of it)
    -Indianapolis 500
    -Some sort of Big Boxing Match in Vegas
  13. rechedelphar Jedi Master

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  14. SueAsideRide Jedi Master

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    Thankfully, I got to see a Yankees-Mets game at Shea back in '99, which was the rowdiest sports event I've ever seen. If they ever meet in the Series again, I'd love to get down there. Also, I was lucky enough to see the Toronto Rock beat Rochester for the National Lacrosse League title in 2000, scoring the winning goal with exactly one second left on the clock. That was the most dramatic sports victory I've ever seen, by far. I also saw them win the title against Arizona in '05, but the impact wasn't nearly as big.

    Other events I'd like to see:

    Canadiens vs Maple Leafs
    The Argonauts in The Grey Cup (next year hopefully)
    The Blue Jays in the World Series
    Yankees vs Red Sox
    Rangers vs Celtic (don't know much re soccer, but I know this can get nasty)
    a Raiders game at the Black Hole, preferably against Denver or KC
    Flames vs Oilers
    Giants vs Dodgers in SF
    World Cup Of Hockey Final
    World Cup Of Soccer Final
  15. shinjo_jedi Jedi Master

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    In no real order...

    (1) Michigan/Ohio State Game @ the Big House
    (2) Rangers/Islanders Game
    (3) Red Sox/Yankees Game @ Fenway
    (4) World Cup Final
    (5) Super Bowl
    (6) Duke-UNC Game
    (7) Kentucky Derby
    (8) Final Four Game
    (9) Olympic Swimming Match
    (10) Penn State in the National Title Game
  16. EMPEROR_WINDU Jedi Master

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    1) ND vs USC at South Bend
    2) Cleveland Indians in the 7th game of the World Series
    3) Cleveland Browns in the Superbowl
    4) Cleveland Cavs in the 7th game of the NBA Finals
    5) Late season series between Yankees and Red Sox at Yankee Stadium
    6) OSU vs UM in Columbus
    7) ND vs Michigan at the Big House
    8) World Cup Final
    9) Duke vs UNC
    10) MLB All-Star Game
  17. Rasberryjammed Jedi Youngling

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  18. Havac Former Moderator

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    Brett Favre, Lambeau Field, stomping the @#$% out of the Bears.
    Brett Favre winning another Super Bowl, too, but we all know how likely that is.

    Badgers winning another Rose Bowl (please, next three years, please, please!)

    As you can see, my interests are purely regional.
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