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The Last Night’s Game Team
National Spelling Bee
In a controversial ending to last night’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, for the first time ever, there were eight winners. They were all so good that Scripps ran out of words to challenge them with, even though they threw out words like "Stakhanovite" and "marmennill" (which spell check doesn’t even recognize). WE’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER DICTIONARY
While the NBA Finals (NBA - National Basketball Association) have the Golden State Warriors facing off against the Toronto Raptors, the real finals battle is between Taco Bell and Chipotle. Chipotle is giving away up to $1 million in free burritos to fans that take to Twitter every time the on-air announcer says “free.” Not to be outdone, Taco Bell is giving away free tacos when the away team wins a game. AND THE WINNER IS …YOUR WALLET
Last night, the Golden State Warriors took an unexpected hit. For the first time in their dynasty, they lost in Game One of the NBA Finals. The Toronto Raptors, supported by super fan Drake, beat the Warriors to become the first ever Canadian team to win a finals game and have a 1-0 lead in the finals. OH CANADA
The Premier Lacrosse League debuts tomorrow. Started by a former player (he’s known as lacrosse’s LeBron James), they’ve disrupted the traditional sports business model with a tour-based league (i.e. - no home cities) and no team owners (more money to pay players). They’re also providing a vesting schedule to give players equity in the league. LET’S DO THIS
Want to know more about the sport of lacrosse? Check out our 5 things you need to know about the fastest sport on grass, lacrosse.
What to watch
Get excited because the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League Final is on Saturday. It’s essentially the Super Bowl of European club soccer, i.e. a big deal. In their first ever final, Tottenham Hotspur will take on Liverpool. It’s only the second time two English teams have faced off in the final. GOOOOAAAAL