July is always a big month for global sports: Three sports, golf, tennis and bike racing, all conduct their pinnacle contest during July every year. And the year you add soccer’s World Cup four-year cycle to the mix, it can really test the time, attention and DVRs of even the most ardent of sports fans, like me.
I was surprised by two things in our poll this week. First, that viewers of the four sports are relatively evenly divided, and second, that almost half of our respondents are not interested in any of the sports. I voted for the British Open. Our polling platform only allows five options, but I wanted six. The sixth choice would have been “All of the above,” which, much to my wife’s chagrin, is what I would have chosen.