Part of the male DNA is that we are programmed to love sport. Loving sport means you watch it whenever you can, you're clued up on all the events and love discussing it with the lads.
As you will know, being the sport lovers you are, this weekend is one of the highlights of the sporting calendar. Where do we begin? The Masters, The Grand National, the start of the County Championship, the Chinese Grand Prix - oh, and the small matter of the Premier League!
The only problem with this much sport being on, is finding the time to watch it all. With work and family commitments, you may be wondering how you're going to squeeze it all in this weekend?
Well, we have a few ideas on how to ensure you get to catch all the sport…
Plan your time
With as much sport on as there is, it's vital to know exactly what's happening and when. We don't even have to wait until the weekend for the action to begin, with The Masters getting under way on Thursday. It'll be worth making a note of the favourites' tee-times; Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth throughout the weekend – providing they make the cut!
The Grand National is at 5.15pm on Saturday evening, so make sure you have your schedule clear for this one! If there's one event of the weekend that you need to watch live, this is the one! Even if you know nothing about horse racing, it's pretty much mandatory to have a go on the National.
With four live matches from the Premier League this weekend, you may have to be realistic with this one and pick wisely. In all honesty, it's the Saturday games that look like the ones to watch, with the top two in action. Spurs host Watford at lunchtime and leaders Chelsea face a trip to Bournemouth just as the winner should cross the line in the National.
Work out where to watch it
Another issue with modern sport, is having the access to the multitude of channels that it's on. Less and less sport is on terrestrial television and we can't all afford Sky Sports and BT Sport.
Luckily, there are a few ways to negotiate it if you don't have access. We all have a mate who is kitted out with all the channels on their 50 inch widescreen. If they're a proper mate, they will have invited you and the lads round already for one of the events over the weekend; and if not, time to give them a gentle nudge in the right direction!
Or, there's always the option of heading out to watch some of the sport with the lads. Local pubs are always good for the football and often you will find sports bars in city centres doing something special for The Masters. Start organising it now!
Get your excuses in
Of course, unless you're a single bachelor, you will know full well that it's nigh on impossible to dedicate the necessary time to watching sport. The Mrs might want to go shopping, you may have to take the kids somewhere, the list goes on.
Luckily there's always a way round it. Hopefully, if you're smart, you will have done favours for the other half in the past and it's now time for them to do the same for you.
If you're not in that position, then you need to start thinking now. Bear in mind that next weekend is Easter Weekend, which means you will have two extra days to do all the usual weekend chores. This is your opportunity to negotiate your perfect sporting weekend!
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Date Posted: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Author: George Crewe