It may be Friday morning but we’re already thinking ahead to happy hour and how these conversation starters are going to nicely pair with our glass of wine. It is National Pinot Noir Day after all.
We'll drink to that,
The Last Night’s Game Team
MLB (Major League Baseball)
- Role models. For the first time, the little leagues will get a taste of the big leagues on Sunday when the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates play at Williamsport, PA, home of the Little League Baseball World Series (LLBWS). The LLBWS is in full swing and features teams that have traveled from all over the world to compete.
NFL (National Football League)
- Speaking out. Choosing not to stand for the national anthem is still very much a hot topic in the NFL with many players joining the protest to speak out against injustice after the events in Charlottesville, VA. The players hope the protest, started by former San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick last season, will lead to progress for equality. Here’s a more in depth look.
- The U.S.A will take on Europe in the LPGA’s (Ladies Professional Golfers Association) Solheim Cup starting today in Iowa. The players from Team U.S.A. hope to utilize home field advantage and win back-to-back cups. If all else fails, Michelle Wie (Team U.S.A. star) will blind her opponents with her sweet bedazzled cleats.
- One – The number of games the highly anticipated Chick-fil-A in the brand-new Atlanta Falcons stadium will be open for business. The company will adhere to its policy of not being open on Sundays, despite being at an NFL stadium that has seven of its eight games on Sunday.
Former Top Chef contestant Kevin Gillespie pays homage to Chick-fil-A with his Closed on Sundays chicken sandwich, which will be served from his stand in the stadium to satisfy fans' need for poultry.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) offensive line went to dinner at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and told the two rookies they were in charge of picking up the tab, per tradition. When the bill arrived, it was $26,000. Luckily for the two panicking rookies, it was a joke and the real bill was "only" $3,000, which their teammates paid for.
What’s the role of the offensive line? They’re the big guys who protect the quarterback and clearly can eat.