We've All Gone Plaid

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What do Paul Bunyan, the Yankees and the national anthem all have in common? They’re the hot topics in today’s Weekend Wrap Up Edition.

 

Plaid is so in this fall,

The Last Night’s Game Team


MLB (Major League Baseball)

Boo York. New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was booed by the hometown fans after his questionable decision attributed to the team losing game two to the Cleveland Indians in the playoffs. Thankfully the Yankees won the following game, otherwise he might have been swimming with the fishes.

Try to contain your excitement. There are four, yes four, playoff games today. Here’s how you can catch them all.

 

College Football

Rewarding. College football rivalries have interesting trophies ranging from bells to axes but the Michigan – Michigan State rivalry takes it to a whole new level. When unranked Michigan State beat Michigan (#7) this weekend, they took home the Paul Bunyan trophy, which is a statue of famed lumberjack Paul Bunyan. Babe the blue ox sold separately.

 

World Cup Soccer

It ain’t over 'til the fat lady sings. In a must-win situation, Team U.S.A. beat Panama to take another step toward their goal of playing in the 2018 World Cup. The team is walking the thin line of not qualifying for next year’s global competition.

 

Overtime

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the NFL (National Football League) is expanding its outreach to raise awareness for all types of cancers with the "Crucial Catch" campaign. In concert with the American Cancer Society, they have released The Defender, a free digital assessment tool that provides fans with personalized tips on how to reduce their cancer risk.

 

Sideline stat

The big loss from the weekend that every sports fan will be talking about is the big win by unranked Iowa State over Oklahoma (#3). The loss to an unranked team delivers a huge blow to Oklahoma’s season.

 

Coaches’ corner

Just as we learned that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatened to bench any player that disrespected the flag, Vice President Mike Pence left an NFL game after the anthem saying he "did not want to dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem." Pence, the former governor of Indiana, was on hand for the retirement of Peyton Manning's jersey number by the Indianapolis Colts.