Best Free Sporting Spectacle - 2013
The America's Cup
Lord knows the America's Cup got 99 problems. But seeing the forthcoming races free of charge ain't one. Sure, you could pay for elite seating in the grandstands, or drop a king's ransom and rent a 12-bedroom manse overlooking Alcatraz and the Golden Gate. But most of us will just pack a lunch, bring our dog, and take in the races from along the waterfront (assuming, of course, that the troubled event manages to manifest itself). Yacht racing may rank somewhere below football, baseball, basketball, hockey, roller hockey, field hockey, and table hockey on Americans' radar. But it's gonna be big. It's gonna be free. It's the America's Cup.