October 03, 2011
Sports reporter Julie Buehler has been to Super Bowls and NBA All-Star Games, but she’s never seen anything like the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games.
I’ve been covering sports for more than a decade.
I’ve witnessed the spectacle of the Super Bowl, seen the groupies converge for the NBA All-Star weekend, been in locker rooms, smelled the grass at baseball diamonds, and navigated countless tailgate parties. But I have never been to a sporting event where the spectators are as impressive as the performing athletes and the atmosphere makes you feel like you’re attending a family reunion.
Yet on the biggest stage for one of the most dynamic sports on the planet—the CrossFit Games—that was precisely what happened.
And I got some killer tan lines.