It's a fairly common practice in pro sports these days to schedule a theme on certain road trips.
Manager Joe Maddon of the Chicago Cubs, for example, has made this his trademark.
Recently, the Nashville Predators dangled a Christmas theme as an objective to spice up the intensity of their three-game western Canada swing.
As if the Preds weren't intense enough already.
Dudes are in the thick of the race for best overall Western Conference record, so every point is precious.
This is genius! There's absolutely no doubt mankind will be better for it.
Besides the obvious advantage, they'll never, ever be confused with those little red cups that were built for quality adult beverages. And if they are, you know it's time to cut someone off.
Consider that a bonus for an already sweet deal at $29.99.
And that's not even taking the ping pong balls into account. This one's a slam dunk. If you can reach that far.
Merely winning a domestic title is but a modest objective for the mega-clubs. So the fact that Barcelona is already running away from chief rival Real Madrid and others in the La Liga race is not necessarily the reason ...
This will likely be the only time we'll ever see Andreas Athanasiou and Alex Ovechkin in the same sentence. But dude's matched the precocious Russian in at least one NHL category. Sending fans home really early when they were preparing ..
Although it can seem like Barcelona and Real Madrid clash every other week, they actually do take time to tolerate other clubs. Mainly because that's how league schedules work. Fans seemingly expect those two to prevail ..