The idea came to mind Thursday night watching Ole Miss outlast TCU in a terrific elimination game at the College World Series to give the SEC two of the final four teams standing.
If the Rebels can beat Virginia twice and Vanderbilt can beat Texas one out of two on the other side of the bracket, we’ll see an all-SEC championship series starting Monday night.
How cool would it be to be there in Omaha to witness it?
It doesn’t matter if the bats are juiced or not, if the balls have raised or flat seams, if they’re playing small ball or bashing home runs left and right. If you’re a sports fan, the College World Series has to be on your bucket list, doesn’t it?
No? OK. Maybe you don’t like baseball, and you’re not itching and scratching and spitting sunflower seeds to one day get to Omaha. Or to Yankee Stadium for the bigger World Series. Or to Williamsport for the Little League version.
What’s No. 1 at the top of your sports bucket list? What’s the one sporting event you’ve always loved but never witnessed in person and would do almost anything to attend before they put you in a Tommy Tuberville model pine box?
It could be a special event wherever it’s held such as the World Cup, the Olympics or the Super Bowl. It could be an ordinary game in a special place like a baseball game at Fenway Park or a football game at the Rose Bowl or a basketball game at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium.
It could be a special event at a special place or, best of all, it could be a special event at a special place involving your favorite team. Like Alabama or Auburn playing in the BCS National Championship Game in the Rose Bowl.
That was special, and it happened twice in the last five years.
So let’s hear the No. 1 item on your sports bucket list, and even better, let’s start working on it. None of us is getting any younger, you know?