Life is great if you are a sports fan. There is a smorgasbord of high quality sport that you one doesn’t know where to look.
Qualifying for the 2010 World Cup is starting to wind down with the final week of qualifiers happening this weekend and next week. Following that are the playoffs. Could it be that Argentina miss out? Inconceivable as it seems, Diego Maradona’s side just hasn’t clicked. Some of the big guns such as England, Spain and Brazil have already booked their spots.
October means baseball playoffs which have just begun. Can the Yankees take their first title since 2000? They look good in the American League while the defending champion Philadelphia Phillies won’t go down without a fight.
Most of the golf season is over so the Presidents’ Cup is happening. It pits the best non-European players against the Americans. The internationals haven’t fared so well in this competition in the past but have a great side. Players such as Vijay Singh, Ernie Els, Angel Cabrera, Camilo Villegas and YE Yang are no mugs. It’s just a matter of clicking.
For those who like cricket, the first ever Twenty20 Champions League tournament is happening in India. The first one was cancelled due to terrorism so there has been a lot of anticipation about this event. International provincial competition has never really happened before in cricket so that is exciting.
Speaking of the Champions League the real one has just begun. Most of the big guns such as Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Arsenal have begun without missing a beat and won their opening two games. Losses to Liverpool and AC Milan will prove a wake-up call for the teams who have 12 titles between them.
The new NFL season is a month under way and is looking like it could be heading for a New York Giants – Indianapolis Colts SuperBowl. Both are undefeated as are the Minnesota Vikings who have been rejuvenated thanks to Brett Favre.
Ice Hockey has just begun and the new NBA season is only a couple of weeks away. Will the LA Lakers able to defend their title or will Shaq and Le Bron bring a first one to Cleveland?
This is a great time of the year for rugby union lovers. There is a Bledisloe Cup match happening in Tokyo and then all the southern sides head up north to take on their European rivals.
If there is nothing here that you are looking forward to, you are very hard to please.