Confirmation of President Jean-Francois Tremblay
Let’s get Montreal out of the way, that would be very simple. My sporting experience as a North American spectator can also be summed up (with the exception of the Ajax Amsterdam cap, which earned me a lot of hate in The Hague). So here it goes: Nashville tops the list. Nothing will beat the experience in this city, seeing hockey and soccer, the two ports linked by the extraordinary Broadway. Next up is Las Vegas, where the Golden Knights have redefined game show. For the last two, let’s choose City Thrills, so New York, the city that needs no introduction, and Boston, the city where victory meets victory.
Go to New York, the city where you can do half a million things at 2:45 in the morning, according to Howie Lewis. We think attending sporting events is part of it. Go to Boston, too: In addition to hosting four legendary professional teams, the city offers an exceptional collegiate sporting environment and one of the most famous marathons in the world. But by choosing Nashville and Las Vegas, the president Displaying the worst bad referee since the Rangers in the 2003 draft. The Tennessee Titans have one of the worst experiences in the NFL, starting with tail gate The medium continues to have a diluted base of supporters due to an influx of Americans from other countries. Vegas is still a city where sports are secondary, even if the Golden Knights and Conquerors play in nice facilities.
To replace these two cities, I thus suggest Mexico City and Buffalo. Mexico City, because of two legendary stands: the Azteca Football Stadium and the Mexico Arena for great lucha libre performances. In six days there, I was able to attend two wrestling shows and a soccer game, and I could add baseball to it if I was excited. As for Buffalo, he’s more respectful of the fan’s dedication. Are there people more loyal to teams (Sword and Bills) that have never won a tournament?
You don’t have to have traveled a lot, and also be content with little, to put Las Vegas on this list, a city where you can’t tell the real from the fake, just like on a Milli Vanilli album. As a veteran of the bunch, respected from Anchorage to Milan, I have to put the bars on the T’s and the swing tabs on the I’s. All major and important sports, including the purest form of football, are represented and played in the arena, as it should be, with the legendary Chicago Mustangs.
Also, between two games you can see great Chicago blues displays, which is a big plus in my notebook. Then Los Angeles, for the same reasons, although traffic quickly becomes a problem, but here too there is a solid way to have fun. New York ranks third on my prestigious list, because it should be, and then I’ll add Dallas to that list, home of the Cowboys, the most famous club in American football as well as sports in general. Bonus: Dallas is home to the best steakhouse on the planet, Bob’s Steak and Chop House.
Boston, of course, just for the great show by Patrice Bergeron and The Bruins night after night. Not to mention that Zdeno Chara will be running the famous marathon on April 17th. Nashville? Really nice atmosphere, but I have a common memory of the press fair during my only visit to the country (my neighbor had gas). New York, sure, but the sport is a bit mired in everything else. Vegas boxing, blah otherwise. So let’s be serious: Oslo comes atop my pantheon, because of the exhilarating frenzy surrounding the Holmenkollen cross-country ski race. One hundred thousand people conquer a mountain for three days, a third are on the tree, a third are with family, and a third are sports fanatics.
I also experienced something of an epiphany at the Swimming World Championships in Melbourne, which was played at Rod Laver Arena, which usually hosts the Australian Open. The Formula 1 Grand Prix happened a little earlier. I had extended my stay to attend the Australian Football match at the Cricket Ground, the 1956 Olympic Stadium which could hold 100,000 spectators. Mass. I flinched when I discovered a bookstore dedicated solely to sportsbooks.
Otherwise, let’s be chauvinistic, Quebec, where I’m at the Mon-Saint-Anne Snowboardcross World Cup, has nothing to envy. I have fond memories of the 11 GP riders’ presentations. Alex Harvey’s last World Cup Cross Country Championships, with tens of thousands on the plains, was a magical event. The Mountain Bike World Cup in Mont Sainte-Anne has been a benchmark for more than a quarter of a century. D.C. is also interested in college sports, baseball, snow five… it’s not too far from where you live, president.
Saw the boss in the middle of the road. Like the time he judged me to buy more CDs, but approved of my passion Caleb’s daughters. Boston is, without possible argument, the sporting city par excellence. The Bruins, Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics. There’s nothing quite like going to B-Town for a sporting event. Not to mention Harvard, Cheers and the home where JFK was born. Next, New York, because New York. Now the director made the mistake of not naming it Chicago. Like Boston, the Windy City breathes history. Every fan is spoiled for choice, but Wrigley Field is a must-see. Just like the salad bar in Scores. Finally, abroad, London has to be part of the picture. Wimbledon, Football, Rugby, Wembley Stadium and all other related attractions. The idea of being able to meet Harry Styles or the (formerly…) Queen of England also carries weight.
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