Re: Must attend sporting events
I don't follow basketball closely, but so far this year, largely thanks to where I live, I've been to 3 NCAA regional games and an NBA conference final game. Neither were life goals, but I'm glad I went.
2 years ago, I got to see the Buckeyes in a bowl game. That was a life goal I crossed off of my list.
Probably the only other big sporting events I'd enjoy in sports I don't follow closely are Wimbledon and the Daytona 500. They probably couldn't be more disparate in terms of the people that attend and I know that I'd be going more for people-watching than for the event itself.
Horse races are over too quickly. I wouldn't be up for traveling somewhere for an event that lasts about 2 minutes.
I don't think I'd seek out the opportunity to go to a WS game if the Reds aren't in it. I'd rather let the people who are fans of the two teams watch it in person. I'd go to an MLB All-Star Game, though.