Since August the NFL has consumed our lives, morning and night, with the electrifying start of rookies like RG3 and Andrew Luck, to the comeback of Peyton Manning, or the remarkable run of Adrian Peterson, all to conclude during Sunday night’s epic Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers putting a close on the 2012-13 NFL season. So with no football in sight until August, what’s on tap in the sports world?
Here are the top 5 next BIG sporting events to hold you over.
1. NBA All-Star Weekend. While some of us consider the time right after the Super Bowl to be the official beginning of the NBA season, some of you have been watching and keeping up with the antics of LeBron and the greatness of Kobe. For the rest of you fair-weather NBA fans, All-Star weekend this year will grace of the street of Houston, Texas, kicking off on February 15th, all to conclude on the day of the actual game on Sunday, February 17th. As usual you’ll get a chance to watch the Celebrity game, the 3-point challenge, the ever popular slam dunk contest, and of course see the East take on the West in the annual All-Star game. Most the action can be seen on TNT so get your popcorn ready.
2. Daytona 500. For all you racing fans or for you saying that it’s time to get into NASCAR here is a great place to start. It’s called “The Great American Race” and what a race it is. Daytona is the granddaddy of all races and kicks-off the NASCAR season, which runs through November. Catch a glimpse of your favorite drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Danica Patrick, or Kyle Busch because sure to watch the race that starts it all on Sunday, February 24th at 1pm EST on FOX. Gentlemen, start your engines!
3. Masters. It’s nothing like a great sunny day at Augusta National of a round of golf. More than any watched golf event, people just love the Masters. Four days of the best in the world of golf compete for the coveted green jacket. Will Tiger come back to win another, or will Bubba Watson defend his title? Whatever the outcome; we love the Masters. The tournament fun tees-off on Thursday, April 11th until Sunday, April 14th on CBS.
4. Start of the MLB season. The boys of summer are coming back for another exciting season, when the Major League Baseball seasons kicks-off the first weekend of April. This year the MLB will be on a quest to regain the title of “American’s Pastime” and rekindle the love that we all had for the game. Baseball started 2013 off with more disturbing news of key players using PEDs and huge trade news. Hopefully this will be the year that the MLB is back in full swing. To get the schedule of your favorite team, go to MLB.com.
5. Kentucky Derby.One of the classiest events of the summer would have to be the 139th Kentucky Derby. Every year the women of the world do their best to find the biggest and best hats for two days of partying all for a 2 minute long race. May 3rd is The Kentucky Oaks, where the best fillies take the track, and then the next day is the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, mint juleps flowing, fabulous hats and amazing food. Start getting your girlfriends together for your own Derby party. The Kentucky Derby will be seen on NBC on May 3rd and 4th.
See there are other things happening in sports other than football. This is just a glimpse of some the events that can take our minds off the gridiron.
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