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Friday, April 17, 2009

Volvo Ocean Race ... The Coolest of the Cool.

Readers of The Blog @ are often amused at my love and passion for the many sporting events that come along during the year. From the NHL's Winter Classic on January 1st, to the NFC-AFC Championship Sunday to the SuperBowl to Spring Training, then the NBA All-Star Weekend to NCAA March Madness and the start of Baseball to the Masters, then the European Final Four to the Triple Crown horse racing season (Kentucky Derby, Preakness and The Belmont) to the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs, to the NBA Playoffs and NBA Finals to Wimbledon to the WNBA All-Star Game (Here we come Mohegan, here we come!) ... Then, the GREAT fall calendar: US Open Tennis, to the start of the NFL season and college football to the MLB Playoffs and World Series to the Breeders' Cup (the best day for horse racing ever invented), to the start of the NBA season, to the start of the NCAA college basketball season, the various Coaches vs Cancer tourneys, the Holiday Festival at MSG to the Bowl Games.

You get the picture, right?

I am sure I left a few things off the list, especially for the many international readers of The Blog @

NASCAR. I did not overlook. It was left off intentionally, although I would LOVE to attend the Daytona 500 or the Formula 1 - Indy 500 someday.

For the PGA, I could've listed another 5-10 tournaments, including the US Open, British Open, Mercedes Championship, The Players, the great PGA tourney and a few others....

So, now, what's the point of this column/Blog (which is it, by the way?)

I am adding a new sports entity to the list. It is called the Volvo Ocean Race and it is coming to Boston on or about April 26 to May 16th. My colleagues from Elevate Communications flew to Alicante, Spain last fall (October) to help with the start of the race. It has worked its way around the world and the partcipants will sail into Boston after the longest leg of the race, from China to Rio which brought them across the Pacific, then around the tip of Argentina and up the coast of Brazil (South America) to Boston (the only North American stop). Nice short ride, eh?

Check out the web sites by clicking the Volvo headline above and be sure to surf all of the info, including the Boston section, the general race info and the Fan Pier info on Boston. The schedule of events is down-right AMAZING.

The video and still photography is MIND-BLOWING.

It is one of the coolest sporting events in HISTORY, nevermind this year. Check it out, and come back for more info as the event nears its stop-over in The Hub.

Please let me know what you think by posting some comments on this race and your thoughts from surfing the web sites.

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