Halfy Hour: Best and worst of summer

Dan Rubenstein and Matt Ufford are joined by SI.com's Maggie Gray to break down the bests of summer -- sports and otherwise.

Bracket_medium

(1) The Beach

The experience of a sunny day doing beach things at the beach.

(4) Frozen Treats

Your ice cream cones, Italian ices, ice cream sandwiches, popsicles, etc.

***

(2) Backyard Party

A cool hang with friends and food and tiki torches.

(3) Baseball Game

A cool hang with friends in the sun, kicking back, and enjoying some ball.

***

(1) Return of Football

Hurray! It's fall camp and there are depth charts, cuts, and Hard Knocks.

(4) Vacation Rental

You and your bros or sisses share a house at the lake or the woods or the beach or something.

***

(2) Grilled Meat

Eating something that's fresh off of the fire. Smoked meats count, too.

(3) Waterslides, etc

Either in somebody's cool backyard or a theme park. Any recreational water that speeds you along or launches you.

***

(1) Swimming Pools

Frolicking in the shallow or deep end. Diving boards and cool jumps are included.

(4) Cabanas

Sometimes, it's more fun to chill on something covered and comfortable. Spray misters included.

***

(2) The Scantily Clad

The people you both do and don't want to see wearing less than usual.

(3) Umbrella Drinks

Cold, filled with fruit, delicious.

***

(1) Cold Beer

Crisp, refreshing, hits the spot.

(4) Tans and Burns

This includes yourself and others.

***

(2) Shorts and Flip flops

Letting it all breathe after a cold winter and spring.

(3) Movies and TV

Blockbusters and unexpectedly great shows like The OC (Season One). Air conditioning plays a part.

***

Discuss!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.