By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Sports Blogger
The Chiefs won, the Eagles flew for a bit but were grounded in the second half and Super Bowl LVII is history. So what’s next sports fans!?
The sports calendar has several major events coming up, although with both pro and college football done until the fall (minus college football’s spring games and players trying to get out of the letters of intent because their promised NIL money fell through) it’s sporadic as opposed to every week. Oh, there is the USFL but it’s still the minor leagues when compared to the big boys of sports.
So men have time during the week to help do the dishes at night, shovel snow out of the driveway and think about pulling out that lawn mower again rather than rush to the TV because “the big game in on, honey!” And football-loving women put away their jerseys for safe keeping until September.
Here’s a rundown of the top upcoming sporting events with their 2023 dates and how to watch with TV networks information.
Indy 500 2023 Date
There’s a spectacular infield scene at the Indy 500, too, and even has a nickname, the Snake Pit. For those watching at home – or from a party or bar – green flag is at 1 p.m., ET, on NBC.
Daytona 500 2023 Date
Sunday, Feb. 19
The Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing, as it is known, is on FOX with the green flag at 2:30 p.m., ET. Mike Joy is on play-by-play (he’s covering his 44th DAYTONA 500) with analysts Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart and Larry McReynolds. This begins the 75th season of NASCAR.
March Madness 2023 Dates
March 16-April 3
Your bracket starts to unravel beginning three days before St. Patrick’s Day and is completely blown out the first Monday in April. March Madness 2023 is broadcast primarily on CBS, along with TBS, truTV, TNT and Paramount+, on TV, and is available on the CBS app.
MLB Opening Day 2023 Dates
For the first time since 1968, all 30 teams are playing on the same day. TV coverage varies by team.
The Masters 2023 Dates
The Masters is known as “the toughest ticket in sports” so you pretty much have to watch it on TV or streaming apps. Rounds 1 and 2 are on ESPN with rounds 3 and 4 on CBS.
Kentucky Derby 2023 Date
Saturday, May 6
If you’re not partying in the Kentucky Derby infield, perhaps you are at a local Kentucky Derby themed party. Coverage is on NBC and begins at 5:30 ET with post time at 6:45 p.m.