The Slowest Sports Day Of The Year? No Way!

Cricket! The ESPYs! What’s not to love?

Used to be that the MLB All-Star Game would wrap up in mid-July and sports fans would wake up the next day …

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… to a day-long sports-starved wasteland.

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But not so fast, my friends! There are TWO Major League Soccer games today, including Toronto FC vs. Chivas USA (two of the three worst teams in the league).

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And there’s women’s cricket! Ireland vs. Pakistan, for all the wickets*!

  • Not actually for all the wickets.)
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But hey, what about that 17th stage of the Tour de France, right? There might be a new champ this year and it’s always fun to see those guys cruise past great scenery. Oh, it already happened this morning because of the time difference? Cool.

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The WNBA also has two games. Seattle-Tulsa (pictured) are two of the league’s worst teams, while Atlanta-Los Angeles features two of the top squads. (If you knew either of these salient points, you were probably already going to watch. Moving on.)

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Still feeling lost, like the interminability of no football, basketball, and hockey can’t fill the void of a sporadic, baseball-only diet that still requires this day-long fast? Isn’t there some salvation on the horizon?

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THE ESPY AWARDS ARE TONIGHT! Tim Tebow jokes! B-list actors and disinterested athletes reading teleprompters! Awkward laughs! You just try and think of a more life-fulfilling way to end the (not!) slowest sports day of the year.

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Baseball will be back Friday. Stay thirsty, my friends.

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