It’s the buck’s big weekend, which means booze, more booze and sports! After all, what red-blooded male doesn’t like knocking back a few cold ones in a sports bar, watching the footy, and cheering along the rollercoaster ride of their favourite team marching towards glory? We have some must-do sports events to watch, so let the games (and celebrations) begin!
Catch the match of the day
Is there a male out there who doesn’t spend their weekend watching football? We highly doubt it as it’s built into our DNA. Going to a sports bar or pub is the perfect way to spend the afternoon with the buck, knocking back beers and being enthralled in the match of the day. If you’ve got some spare time during the buck do- when you’re not at the pub, of course – partake in a group footy match. After the excitement of this adrenaline-pumping activity, it’s back to the pub to quench your thirst.
The battle over the wicket
Let’s face it: When it comes to cricket, the big draw is the Men’s Ashes, with England and Australia continuing their long-standing rivalry to win the greatest prize in the sport. And where better to take in the epic moments than in a sporting venue or pub (with the room clearly divided between the Brits and the Aussies), waiting to be bowled over?
Who gets a hole-in-one?
Tiger Woods may no longer be in tip-top form, but there are still plenty of drawcards for golf, like the PGA Championships, European Masters, and the Ryder Cup, to name just a few on the golfing international calendar. And these days, the top-ranking golfers Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm are the ones to watch.
Rev up those engines with Formula One
If you have a need for speed, you obviously love the Formula One Grand Prix, which is held in major cities around the world. The thrill, the excitement of seeing the likes of Sir Lewis Hamilton, the Belgian-Dutch racing driver, Max Emilian Verstappen, who is currently sitting in pole position as the number one ranked driver in the world, and close rival Sergio Michel “Checo” Pérez Mendoza, is second to none.
Game, set and match – who wins Tennis’ greatest trophy?
For tennis enthusiasts, Wimbledon, the US Open, the French Open, and the Australian Open are crowning moments for their heroes, whether on clay or grass. While Swiss supremo Roger Federer hung up his racket in September 2022, leaving tennis fans distraught, and Nadal is still struggling with injuries, there’s a host of fantastic young players like Carlos Alcaraz and Alex de Minaur, who is Australia’s highest-ranked male player, to capture your attention and hearts. Oh, we can’t write about tennis without mentioning the currently ranked world No. 1, Novak Djokovic.
Will your favourite team score the ultimate soccer goal?
While soccer is predominantly more popular in Europe, it has gained momentum in Australia and New Zealand thanks largely to the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup, held on our turf. Now, everyone in the world knows the name Sam Kerr. When it comes to soccer, there’s an array of glittering tournaments such as The Copa del Rey, The Confederations Cup, The FA Cup, and the epically enthralling FIFA World Cup (it’s a sports lover’s idea of Christmas every four years). And the greats are still playing, like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who recently joined Inter Miami in America, a team helmed by another soccer legend, David Beckham.
Taking in horse racing is also a must-watch event during your buck’s party. And if you want to get in on the action, why not play a game of sport or two? So whatever sports gets you fired up, there’s plenty of action on the international calendar which you can celebrate on your buck’s weekend – and did we mention with a beer or two?