|EDITOR’S CORNER: A rough outline of my sports bucket list|
|Written by Emily Warner, Daily Vidette Sports Editor|
|Monday, 26 November 2012 16:24|
At this point in my life, I have had some cool experiences when it comes to sports, mostly because of the Vidette, such as watching the Redbird men’s basketball team battle through the Missouri Valley Conference tournament last season (sitting courtside, nonetheless) and watching the ISU women’s basketball team year after year beat big-time opponents in the WNIT. So I have had some cool experiences, but there is still more in the sports world that I hope to witness, hence my bucket list.
The sport I have followed the longest is tennis. I’ve always loved watching it on TV, so I’d like to attend the U.S. Open in New York one year, at least. The crowd and atmosphere is said to be amazing and plus, it’s the closest Grand Slam site.
However, I do eventually want to make a trip across the pond to be a part of Wimbledon. While it might be hard to actually get in to see one of the matches, I’d be down for watching the matches on the big screen on the hill with all the other spectators. It’s the most coveted title in all of tennis, and definitely a lifelong goal to be a part of it someday.
Another one of the bigger sporting events, nay, probably the biggest one since it’s on the world stage, is the Olympics, preferably the summer ones. I’d love to catch a couple events, such as gymnastics, swimming (only if the U.S. is still good), track, soccer, tennis or basketball. It’s always nice to be a part of a winning team, or in this case, country, so it would be an honor to support the Americans in their quest for gold. It beats what I did for the most recent Olympics, which was recognize how unproductive I have been in life compared to the “Fierce Five.”
One site I hope to check off of my bucket list in the near future is taking in a game at Fenway Park in Boston. The history that has gone down in that stadium, not even counting that “Fever Pitch” was filmed there, is extensive. Although I’m usually guilty of going to Wrigley and taking in the experience more than the game itself, and I probably take for granted that I live so close to a historic ball park myself, I would be sure to soak in my trip(s) to Fenway as much as possible.
Other things on my list include going to a Duke men’s basketball game, taking in as many football and basketball games at different college arenas and stadiums as I can and if the Bears ever make it, going to the Super Bowl.
While my list may seem hard to achieve (and expensive), four years ago I never would have thought that I would have all the cool sports experiences that I have had throughout college, so who knows what the future years will have in store for me.