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CammoTX
12-13-06, 11:23 AM
What Sporting Event Would You Most Want to Attend?

Assume game 7 where applicable.

DONNIE D
12-13-06, 11:29 AM
Easy to see the one you choose.:) But I'll tell you, final day is no more important than day 1.

Solan=Christ!!!
12-13-06, 12:18 PM
For me it really depends on the teams. It'd be between BCS, CWS, and World Series.

BaylorBabe
12-13-06, 12:36 PM
Superbowl for me, although I would like to see a Nascar race before I die, but I don't care if it's Daytona. And an Olympic medal round would be cool (assuming it was something we won) :lol:

G&G Hustler
12-13-06, 12:45 PM
I chose Superbowl, but if I had the opportunity to watch Wariner in the summer Olympics, I'd think twice. There's just something sacred about track and field; just pure speed, stregnth and agility.

BUbacker
12-13-06, 12:50 PM
To whomever picked the NCAA Championship game, just a little word of advice. That is the easiest and cheapest ticket I've ever bought (even easier than a Baylor game).

cletus
12-13-06, 12:53 PM
Final Round of the masters. That would probably be the most expensive ticket out of all of them.

BaylorBabe
12-13-06, 12:57 PM
There will always be NCAA Championship tickets for sale before the game outside the arena from the fans of the other two Final Four teams who didn't win.

DONNIE D
12-13-06, 01:00 PM
Final Round of the masters. That would probably be the most expensive ticket out of all of them.Wrong. You get a badge for the whole week. Unless somebody is scalping one, and that is heavy regulated, and watched. Not much goes on there that they don't see. The other patrons will tattle in a minute.

cletus
12-13-06, 02:07 PM
Wrong. You get a badge for the whole week. Unless somebody is scalping one, and that is heavy regulated, and watched. Not much goes on there that they don't see. The other patrons will tattle in a minute.

Right, but dont the badges cost several thousands of dollars? Do they even sell those to the general public?

DONNIE D
12-13-06, 02:11 PM
Right, but dont the badges cost several thousands of dollars? Do they even sell those to the general public?Nooooo. They are only about $300 for the week. You have to get in the lottery for a chance to buy them. Master's tickets have never been expensive, just very hard to get. I think practice round tickets are still $35 for the day.

billytheskink
12-13-06, 03:20 PM
Assuming Baylor or the St. Louis Cardinals are not involved...

probably the NCAA basketball championship.
Followed closely by a meged-series Indianapolis 500, and Champ Car races at the Milwaukee Mile, Road America, and in some pipe dream, Pocono.
None of which I have been to.

Of those listed, I've been to the NBA Finals, Super Bowl, and Daytona 500. The NBA Finals had the best atmosphere of any of those three.

GarlandBear84
12-13-06, 03:42 PM
I wouldn't drive across town to see most of those unless they involved one of my teams, but I would love to see a Super Bowl no matter who is playing. You couldn't pay me to attend a car race. I'd probably pick the Olympics next if it meant I could attend various events throughout a day.

booray17
12-13-06, 03:46 PM
Voted for the Olympics but that would change if the Bears were playing in a BCS or Final Four game. BTW, on the Masters discussion, yes you can buy the badges or entry via tour group. Although the badges are watched it has been years since anything was done about them being worn by the wrong person. And yes, they are very expensive.

BearTooth
12-13-06, 04:20 PM
Final Round of the masters. That would probably be the most expensive ticket out of all of them.
Badges aren't available to the public, but can be found if you know "somebody." Sunday is the easiest day of the tournament to borrow a badge. Many patrons want to catch the final round on TV because they can see those in contention simultaneously. Personally, I think that's crap. I enjoyed every Sunday I was there.

Shelby's Friend
12-13-06, 04:25 PM
IMO the best day in live sports is the semi-finals of the NCAA final four. Two games, rockin fans, mucho excitement. There are always tons of finals tickets available from losing teams, but the semi-finals is a tough ticket usually.

I've been to the Super Bowl twice and 6 World Series games - but all when my team was playing. The NCAA was just as thrilling when I didn't really care who won.

groverbabyBU
12-13-06, 05:39 PM
Superbowl, since Baylor being in a Bowl game wasn't one of the choices.

Bankerbear
12-13-06, 06:32 PM
Nooooo. They are only about $300 for the week. You have to get in the lottery for a chance to buy them. Master's tickets have never been expensive, just very hard to get. I think practice round tickets are still $35 for the day.

you have to be in the lottery to hope you get tickets to a practice round. But don't sell the practice rounds short --- Wednesday, with the par three tournament is a great day ---- and you can take pictures during the practive rounds.

The waiting list for the tournament is currently closed -- with no plans of opening it anytime soon!

North Star
12-13-06, 07:55 PM
Champions League, World Cup, Euro Cup.

RoyalBlue
12-13-06, 08:27 PM
No World Cup Final or Indy 500 in the choices?

Let's see...NCAA Final Four, been there, done that five times. World Cup Soccer, been there done that when it was in Dallas. Winter Olympics, done, Salt Lake 2002. Daytona 500 can do anytime, not hard to find tickets for that, although it's a bit overrated. The NASCAR Bristol, TN night race is the toughest ticket in NASCAR, surprised that wasn't mentioned either. I'd rather do either the NASCAR Brickyard 400 or the Indy 500 at Indianapolis, or the Formula One race at Monza for auto racing choices. I'd also go to World Cup matches again, in a heartbeat, if I had the chance.

Of what's left in the picks above, my choice would be the Summer Olympics. Just once in my lifetime is all I ask. Thinking of starting to save now for a trip to London in 2012.

DONNIE D
12-14-06, 07:17 AM
you have to be in the lottery to hope you get tickets to a practice round. But don't sell the practice rounds short --- Wednesday, with the par three tournament is a great day ---- and you can take pictures during the practive rounds.

The waiting list for the tournament is currently closed -- with no plans of opening it anytime soon!The list was closed in 1972, and was re-opened in 2000. I go every year, and have since the middle 80's. All I was saying is if you get lucky enough to get them, they are not that high in price. I've never had to pay, since I have a good friend with badges, and your right about Wednesday's, I like it better than the weekends. It's just so crowded for pratice rounds, and seems to be getting worse.

Bankerbear
12-14-06, 08:23 AM
Practice Rounds
Tickets for the 2007 Masters are sold out.

Practice Rounds tickets are limited and sold in advance by application only. Applicants are allocated tickets on a random selection basis. 2008 Practice Rounds applications will be mailed in June to those people who applied in 2006 and/or 2007 or who have subsequently requested Practice Rounds information. Successful applicants will be notified in September. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified. The deadline for 2008 applicants is July 15, 2007. If you are not on the Practice Rounds mailing list, and would like to be added for 2008, please send your name, address, daytime telephone number, email address and Social Security Number to:

Masters Tournament
Practice Rounds
PO Box 2047
Augusta, GA 30903-2047





Tournament Tickets
Tournament or "Series" Badges (Thursday through Sunday) have been sold to those on our patron list, which was closed due to demand in 1972. A waiting list began in 1972, and was closed in 1978. It reopened in 2000, and it too is now closed. No applications for "Series" Badges are currently being accepted.

DONNIE D
12-14-06, 08:36 AM
Bankerbear,I'm not sure what point your trying to make? This info is the same every year, and has been for a long time. My point is, if your lucky enough to be one of those people, the price of the practice round/badges are not expensive. Thats all. If you get a letter, you still have to pay for them.

eastdallasloco
12-14-06, 08:39 AM
i was lucky enough to go to friday and sat at the masters this year. too bad it rained on sat and they called play at like noon and didnt restart til about 4. i did get to see baylor/oregon st own Ben Crane. we kinda lucked out b/c ive got a good buddy from columbia, sc that has the passes in his family so thats how we got them. also, a buddy is a tournament official there so he got us into some of the off limits areas. it was a monumental experience.

DONNIE D
12-14-06, 09:06 AM
OK Bankerbear, here you go, from my friend who has had 25 badges since 1969.

Badge for the whole week=$175
Pratice Round=
Monday-$20
Tuesday-$20
Wednesday-$35


As you can see, it is not like some people think. If you get them thru a broker you might pay $5 or 6000 per. Augusta Nat. frowns on it, but you know how that is.

eastdallasloco
12-14-06, 09:18 AM
OK Bankerbear, here you go, from my friend who has had 25 badges since 1969.

Badge for the whole week=$175
Pratice Round=
Monday-$20
Tuesday-$20
Wednesday-$35
Thursday-$35

As you can see, it is not like some people think. If you get them thru a broker you might pay $5 or 6000 per. Augusta Nat. frowns on it, but you know how that is.

but they arent ever issuing new badges and they dont pass on thru your family. once you die your family is SOL on badges.

DONNIE D
12-14-06, 09:27 AM
but they arent ever issuing new badges and they dont pass on thru your family. once you die your family is SOL on badges.That's not true. There are new badges issued every year after someone gives there's up.(for whatever reason). I've witnessed an official take a person's badge away for laying on the ground. They were warned one time, then they were escorted to the gate. BAM!! Just like that, it was over. My friend has some of his in his sons name, and wife, but I've never heard him say anything about passing them down, so I'm not sure about that. Just like him, people have had them for ages, and rarely give them up.

eastdallasloco
12-14-06, 09:33 AM
yeah my buddy who has them is the III and his dad was the II(who recently passed) so he just signed his name and they sent the badges. i hope this keeps working out so i can go again. youre right though, if you misbehave one tiny bit they yank your badge for life. like bobby jones says these are the best patrons in golf and if you cheer for a players misfortune you will be shown the door. i hate phil so i just wish him to fail in my head. damn, i want a pimento cheese sandwich and a heineken right now.

my next major that i hope to attend is the pga at Southern Hills CC in Tulsa next year.

Shakesbear
12-14-06, 10:29 AM
I've been to both men's and women's NCAA basketball championship, NBA championship game, World Series final game, bowl games, HS state finals and the PGA. I voted for the winter Olympics because it has been one of my favorite sporting events since I was a child. After that would come a Superbowl if my favorite team were playing in it. The Indy 500 and the Kentucky Derby are also still on my list.

eastdallasloco
12-14-06, 11:55 AM
i went to an indy 500 as a kid and ive been to keenland race track in lexington which is the oldest race track in kentucky but not to the derby. that would be sweet even though i dont know jack about horse racing i like to bet and sip bourbon.

eastdallasloco
12-14-06, 11:55 AM
also the Grand Prix of Monaco would be as good as it gets. that race is unbelievable.

Shelby's Friend
12-14-06, 01:11 PM
also the Grand Prix of Monaco would be as good as it gets. that race is unbelievable.I'm not a big race fan, but I have been to:

Indy 500
The Brickyard 400
The Gran Prix of Monaco

Of these 3, the Gran Prix of Monaco was the least entertaining race. The problem is, you can see very very little of the race. Unlike the other two, its spread out through the city and theres no specific place to get any more than a quick glimpse of cars as they zoom by. Now, notice how I said least entertaining RACE. Thats because a trip to Monaco is still unbelievably delightful. Although the race was slightly disappointing, we still loved the atmosphere and had a marvelous trip. (We actually went back the next two years during non-race time).

I also found the Olympics to be quite lame, although going out of the country to the Olympics would make a cool trip.

Don't mean to be a bubble-burster.

Sorry.

BaylorLine
12-14-06, 01:13 PM
Super Bowl.


Masters is the most exclusive, but I don't like golf -- would be wasted on me

billytheskink
12-14-06, 02:22 PM
Forgot to add on my autoracing list, I would love to see the Knoxville Nationals and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

I'd like to see F1 at Spa, though I'm not a big F1 fan.

LordByron
12-14-06, 03:01 PM
The Olympics.

LTbear
12-14-06, 03:02 PM
BCS championship....





















when Baylor makes it there.....

ghost dog
12-14-06, 05:36 PM
World Series with the Astros (not gettin swept)

NewsBruin
12-15-06, 02:05 AM
I voted for the Olympics, because one of my favorite biannual TV events has been the Parade of Nations. If I could get some soccer tickets (and not get stabbed), that would be pretty cool.

A BCS game, especially with the Bears, would be awesome, as would any NCAA final (or B-ball semifinal). The NFL is so advertising-riddled that it kills a lot of momentum in person. The two pro games I went to (at Arrowhead and Lambeau) didn't have as great a flow as they did on TV or compared to the Baylor games I attended.