By Andrew Porter
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Opening Day—it just rolls off the tongue. The word pairing carries so much meaning, from family traditions to lifelong memories. Opening Day, two of the most beautiful words in sports.
But is Opening Day the best consecutive word pairing in sports? Here are the top five.
5. Opening Day
Filled with memories, traditions, and childhood stories. Whether your hometown team is good or not, Opening Day carries specific meaning.
4. Super Bowl
It’s America’s biggest sport day of the year and frankly, it’s not even close. Whether your team is in it or not, “Super Bowl Sunday” is a national holiday. If your team is involved, this instantly becomes number one.
3. March Madness
When someone says March Madness you know exactly what it means. The—unquestioned—best tournament in all of sports filled with buzzer beaters, story lines, and drama.
2. Game Seven
Nothing beats a Game Seven. See, in the NFL, the NCAA tournament, and now College Football, the playoff structure is one-and-done increasing the excitement. In MLB, the NBA, and the NHL, the playoffs are a best-of-seven series, but when that series culminates into a Game Seven, forget it.
1. World Champions
The rarest accomplishment in sports, winning a championship.