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Are You Missing an Instant Classic?

July 21, 2010 1 comment

 We Watch Sports.  Every channel.  Every game.  And alert you when to tune in.

I just discovered this site called Are You Watching This (http://areyouwatchingthis.com/) that keeps track of every game that is in progress in a wide variety of sports, and let’s you know whether you should be watching them or not. All games are judged on the following scale:

OK – All games start off as OK. Snoozers and blowouts are OK. Not even their momma would vote for a game that’s OK.

GOOD – A GOOD game is starting to get good. It’s a tied game in the top of the 9th, or maybe a ranked team down at halftime. If you already have the TV on, you might as well click over and check it out.

HOT – Any game that is in overtime or extra innings, and sometimes just a close finish or upset possibility will reach HOT. This game is definitely worth turning on the TV for.

EPIC – Drop everything you’re doing. This is Boise State vs. Oklahoma, Lebron vs. Pistons, and no-hitter in the bottom of 9th territory. Find the nearest TV post-haste.

I love this idea. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve watched a game and thought to myself, this is an instant classic. My only concern is whether the site will be too lenient as to which games reach the level of epic. The Boise State vs. Oklahoma and Lebron vs. Pistons games definitely warrant it, but recently the World Cup Final between Spain and Netherlands was called also “epic”. You could argue that any World Cup Final is automatically epic, but in my mind, the title of Instant Classic must only be given out in extraordinary circumstances, and there were many better matches in this year’s World Cup than the final itself. I’d say USA vs Slovenia, Netherlands vs Brazil, and possibly Uruguay vs Netherlands were all more “epic” than the final.

During the baseball season I doubt I’ll use this site much, as there are probably only a rare few “epic” games during the regular season. I would say with the NFL it is easy enough to keep track of all the games going on without needing this site. Where areyouwatchingthis will truly shine and be very useful is for NCAA Football, NCAA Basketball, and the NBA. Here there are so many games going on that it is difficult to keep track of them all and easy to miss something epic. So bookmark http://areyouwatchingthis.com/ and don’t miss out on the next Instant Classic.