The Rundown: Weekend Wrap Up Edition - Monumental Monday

It was an exciting weekend. Find out who is headed to the World Series, which team is no longer undefeated and who made an appearance at the F1 race in Austin this weekend.

Working it,

The Last Night’s Game Team  

PS – Stay tuned for a special edition of Five Things to Know About the World Series tomorrow. You won’t want to miss it.  

MLB (Major League Baseball)

  • At last. Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to the World Series. This is the Cubs' first trip to the World Series since 1945. The overwhelming emotion of fans waiting their entire life to see this moment could be felt throughout the city. Then there’s 90-year-old Dorothy planned to party it up.  
  • Game One of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs is tomorrow night

NCAA Football (College)

  • Whiteout win. In a home game, unranked Penn State upset Ohio State (#2). Fans, who supported the “whiteout game” by wearing white, rushed the field to celebrate the nearly impossible victory. See a cool photo of the white out crowd here

NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing)

  • Next please. On Sunday, 12 drivers entered the race looking to advance to the next round of the elimination-style playoffs. Joey Logano won the race, guaranteeing himself a spot in the next round of eight drivers. Who else made it? See for yourself.

NFL (National Football League)

  • Undefeated no more. The injury prone Minnesota Vikings were the last remaining undefeated team this season. Yesterday they fell to the Philadelphia Eagles. We guess all good things must come to an end.
  • Desert duel. For just the fourth time since 2000, an NFL game ended in a tie. The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals game resulted in a tie after both teams’ kickers missed seemingly automatic field goals in overtime.

F1 Racing (Formula One)

  • Party on. Lewis Hamilton dominated the Circuit of the Americas in Austin this weekend, taking home his 50th career win. Post-race interviewer, actor Gerard Butler, continued a newly established, gross tradition, the “Shoey.” He drank Red Bull out of the freshly worn and sweaty shoe of driver Daniel Ricciardo.


  • Last season's NBA (National Basketball Association) champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers were scheduled to open their season and receive their championship rings tomorrow night at 8 pm EST. The Cleveland Indians are scheduled to throw out the first pitch of the World Series at the same time in Cleveland. The NBA agreed to move the start time of the game so Cleveland fans could witness both monumental occasions.

Sideline stat

  • It was a Texas-sized shoot-out on Saturday night when the University of Oklahoma Sooners beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders 66-59. (That’s a really high score). Amongst the seven offensive records broken or tied, the two teams combined for the most yards in a game in college football history.

Coaches’ Corner

  • Celebrities flocked to the F1 race in Austin this weekend to channel their inner crew chief. Athletes Lindsey Vonn and Venus Williams and actors Gerard Butler and Christoph Waltz we’re just a few of the pretty people looking to satisfy their need for speed.