Archive for October 31st, 2016

Cubs Hang On In Game 5, Francona’s Sweet Tooth, Cowboys Win In OT, Another NFL Tie, Thomas Hugs Official, Westbrooks Triple Double


Cubs hang on Sunday night with an 8 out save from Aroldis Chapman. Chapman came in for the save in the 7th inning which is earlier than usual, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon felt Chapman was fresh and could handle a longer night (which he did). Cubs avoided elimination and are now down 2-3 with the best of seven Series back in Cleveland Tuesday night. Cubs 3, Indians 2.

sundae-2Terry Francona, the Indians Manager has a notorious gum habit (he keeps a bucket of game near him during games and is always chomping away) and an intense sweet tooth. After Cleveland’s game 4 win, Francona had trouble sleeping so at 3:30 in the morning he ordered $44 worth of ice cream from room service. According to a tweet from a reporter from, he ordered: 2 orders of chocolate, 2 orders of vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and diet coke.  And to keep it healthy, he added berries.


The Dallas Cowboys came from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to force an overtime against the Philadelphia Eagles. Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott threw a touchdown to Jason Witten for a 29-23 win.

Speaking of overtimes, no one really wants to see an NFL game end in a tie, but this season we’ve now seen the second tie in 2 weeks, which hasn’t happened since 1997. The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals tied 6-6 last week and while playing in London on Sunday, the Washington Redskins tied the Cincinnati Bengals 27-27. Redskins cornerback Josh Norman could get fined by the NFL for his rant against an official after the game. He said, “Who is 88? I just got to know. Who is official 88? He sucked. Just got to be honest with you. I’m going to be straightforward. He was terrible and I feel he like should be reprimanded. I feel like some of the plays that was going on out there … it was terrible.”

In Seattle, safety Earl Thomas had an opposite reaction to an official. After he recovered a New Orleans’ fumble for a touchdown, Thomas handed the ball to a fan then ran and hugged the side judge. It was an enthusiastic response, but unfortunately for the Seahawks, they were charged with a 15 yard penalty as the NFL prohibits any contact with officials.  Saints 25, Seahawks 20.


Russell Westbrook became the first player in NBA history to hit at least 100 points, 30 rebounds and 30 assists in the first three games of the season. Westbrook’s intensity helped his Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Lakers 113-96.



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