Archive for November 2nd, 2015

Royals Win World Series, Emotional Bucs Win, Broncos D Overpowers Rogers, Hurricanes 8 Laterals



In the World Series, it was Game 5 between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets. Johnny Cueto The Royals led 3-1 and needed to win one more to secure their first World Series title since 1985.  Last year, they fell short against the San Francisco Giants. The Mets led early in the game, but a late rally by the Royals sent the game to extra innings.  In the 12th, the Royals put up 5 runs, and the Mets found themselves in a huge hole.  In the bottom of the 12th, the Royals got the job done on the mound, and sealed their world series victory. The Royals celebrated their first World Series victory in 30 years.  Kansas City 7, NY Mets. 2


In the NFL, it seemed as if  the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were doomed coming into the Georgia Dome to play the Atlanta Falcons.  The Bucs had perseverance, however, especially  their rookie linebacker Kwon Alexander.  Alexander’s brother was killed in a fight this past week, and Alexander said that all his brother wanted was to “see Kwon ball”.  And Kwon did just that.  He had several incredible defensive plays, including stripping  the ball from Falcons star receiver Julio Jones.  The Falcons forced an overtime, but the Bucs never quit, and nabbed the upset overtime win.  Alexander got the game ball and gave an emotionally tearful victory speech.  Tampa Bay 23, Atlanta 20.

In New Orleans, we were treated to a shootout between the Saints and the New York Giants.  This was a homecoming game for two Giants’ stars, as both their QB Eli Manning and their wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. are Louisiana natives.   Manning and Odell they came to play!  But… so did Drew Brees.  Brees threw for a record-tying 7 TOUCHDOWNS!!!  Meanwhile, Manning was right behind him with 6 TOUCHDOWNS!!!   It looked like the Giants were headed for the win, but some late penalties put the Saints in field goal range, and Kai Forbath booted the game winner.  The Saints celebrate on their home turf.  New Orleans 52, NY Giants 49.

Finally, at night, it was the battle of two 6-0 teams.  The Green Bay Packers headed to Denver to take on Peyton Manning and the ferocious defense of the Broncos.  Shockingly, the Broncos were even able to shut down Aaron Rodgers, one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.  The Broncos now move to 7-0, and, it looks like Manning might get another shot at a Super Bowl run — and this year he won’t have to do it all by himself.  Denver 29, Green Bay 10.

In college football this weekend, we witnessed one of the craziest plays. The University of Miami was trailing Duke and the game appeared to be over. In the ensuing kickoff return, the Hurricanes lateraled 8 times to score the winning TD. It’s a fun play to watch and would have gone down as one of the greatest plays in college history, but turns out the University of Miami player’s knee was down in addition to a few more errors that were overlooked by the refs. The Atlantic Coast Conference suspended the officiating crew after the game but the results still stand and the University of Miami recorded the win.

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