So not much has happened since we last chatted. Some basketball and football. Oh and a little game that everyone and their mother watched…game seven of the World Series. If you’ve been living under a rock without social media, then we have the spoiler alert on what happened.
They’re still partying in the streets,
The Last Night’s Game Team
PS – We don’t know about you but our favorite party food involves anything where a tortilla chip substitutes for a spoon. For today’s Tailgate Treat, check out this great recipe for seven-layer dip.
MLB (Major League Baseball)
- Finally! The Chicago Cubs did what only six teams had done before and overcame a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series. The Cubs finally broke the curse of the goat by defeating the Cleveland Indians in game seven and they even had to do it in extra innings. The game was a tense one. It was tied at the end of the regular nine innings and mother nature took over with 17-minute weather delay around midnight EST. The Cubs came out and scored two runs in the top of the 10th inning to win.
- First timer. Chicago’s Ben Zobrist became the first ever member of the Chicago Cubs to win the title of World Series MVP. (* - the award wasn’t created until 1955). Zobrist knocked in the game winning run in the top of the 10th inning.
- Retail therapy. With a short 108-year gap between championships, Cubs fans are streaming in to buy World Series Champions gear. Sales on MLB’s website are expected to top $70 million in sales in the first 24 hours (the most ever). More gear was sold in 15 hours after the Cubs’ victory than the league's best month of sales for all teams combined.
NCAA Football (College)
- They’re greeeat! College GameDay heads to Baton Rouge, LA for match-up between SEC (Southeastern Conference) powerhouses. Alabama Crimson Tide (#1) takes on LSU Tigers (Louisiana State University - #13). Alabama is undefeated and LSU is 3-0 since firing their head coach and promoting an interim coach. Will LSU channel their inner Tony the Tiger to topple the leader?
NCAA Soccer (College)
- Not cool. Harvard University abruptly ended their men’s soccer season after they discovered the men’s team had crafted a “sexually explicit” report on the women’s soccer team. That’ll land you on Santa’s naughty list and in some serious hot water.
- A Cleveland sports fan thought he’d be a trendsetter with his body art, so before game seven of the World Series he added a “Cleveland Indians 2016 Champs” tattoo. He tweeted a photo of it with the caption “Some call it bold, but I call it faith in Kluber @Indians #rolltribe.” (Kluber was the Indians starting pitcher). You see the only problem is that the Indians lost game seven. We hope he has faith in the guy doing laser tattoo removal.
- Wednesday night’s World Series game was the highest rated baseball game in the last 25 years - over 40 million people watched the game on FOX.
- Now that the Cubs’ have finally won a World Series, who will be next? Well here are the major American pro sports teams with the longest overall title drought. None of them hold a candle to a 108-year drought though:
- Arizona Cardinals (NFL) – 1947 (69 years)
- Cleveland Indians (MLB) – 1948 (68 years)
- Sacramento Kings (NBA) – 1951 (65 years)
- Detroit Lions (NFL) – 1957 (59 years)