Your favorite team is appearing in a decisive game, but you have long cemented plans on that day. Assuming you cannot go see the sporting event live, what do you do? Ditch your plans or miss your team's potential last game/thrilling victory?
Is there anything that would keep you from your TV-- what event would cause you to miss such a game? Or, switching the tables, what type of sporting event would force you to lay aside two-month old plans (and time/money invested) to watch it from your home?
With last week's potential for a Hawks v. Predators game 7 on Wednesday night, this incurred some discussion between me and a friend. The problem? A large group of friends and I have been waiting to go see the controversial newly reformed and reunited version of Sublime on that very night. Now, I told him not to worry and that the Hawks would wrap things up for us in game 6 so as not to cause any distractions, but the potential remained.
Personally, considering my lack of tickets to game 7 which would instead find me planted on the couch again watching my beloved Hawks, I still would have gone to the show... constantly updating my cell for scores of course. He hesitated, but agreed.
If the surviving members of Sublime had found a way to resurrect original frontman Bradley Nowell, or someone had offered me tickets to the Hawks' game 7, my decision would have been much harder. Thankfully we did not have to worry about any of that as the Hawks killed of the Preds in 6.
But it got me thinking; what would cause me to miss a more important game-- say... game 7 of the Western Conference finals or, more harrowing yet, the Stanley Cup? Under either of those circumstances, I may be ripping up my concert tickets, if I can't sell them, and happily planting myself on the couch.
I guess what this comes down to is rare music opportunities versus rare sporting events. If you miss either one, you may never get a chance to see anything like it ever again.
So, what events pitted against each other would leave you with a difficult choice, or would either sports or music win-out every time? Give me some interesting conflicts!
How about you?