Everybody has hard choices to make about how they’re going to spend their weekend. Some choices are harder than others. This week’s showdown: The annual celebration of the hoedown, the Academy of Country Music Awards vs. sports dudes engaging in their favorite off-season/post-retirement activity–charity golf. FIGHT!
|ACM Awards||Jordan Invitational|
|What:||Everybody’s favorite country stars assembled in one place, assuming you only like country music from Garth Brooks on.||Everyone’s favorite basketball player, raising money through the mysterious and fell power of golf.||Advantage: Push.|
|When/where:||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Sunday.||Shadow Creek Golf Course, today through Sunday.||Advantage: Jordan.|
|Star power:||Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, co-hosting.||Michael Jordan.||Advantage: It ain’t the Luke Bryan Country Music Awards. Jordan.|
|Ancillary players:||Wayne Gretzky, Aaron Rodgers and Greatest Yankee of the ’90s Paul O’Neill.||Sheryl Crow, Rascal Flatts, LL Cool J for some reason.||Advantage: Were you not paying attention at GREATEST YANKEE OF THE ’90s?|
|Level of competitiveness:||61-year-old George Strait put in a position to potentially lose Entertainer of the Year to 24-year-old Taylor Swift.||Jordan once punched teammate Steve Kerr in the face. During scrimmage.||Advantage: Jordan.|
|Potential for sexiness:||Gretzky’s daughter, Paulina, is way into golf.||Darius Rucker, putting middle aged people in the mood with the memories of a thousand terrible ’90s hook-ups scored to Hootie songs.||Advantage: Jordan.|