The Viral Roundup – Crown The Royals Edition
Did You Hear?
The Royals have captured their first World Series championship since Ronald Reagan was in the White House. Mets hurler Matt Harvey carried a 2-0 lead into the ninth but was chased off the mound and Kansas City scored an extra innings 7-2 Game 5 win at Citi Field to snare the title. Christian Colon, Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain smacked around Addison Reed for five runs (four earned) in the 12th frame to earn the victory. The game came to a finale with Wade Davis getting 3 Ks to finish the job and bring the Royals redemption after losing the previous year’s World Series.
Did You See?
LeBron James is a pretty charming guy. It’s sort of an undeniable thing about the reign of King James, especially with a healthy historical distance from The Decision. Would you like to see LeBron perform “Purple Rain” while done up as Prince? Of course you would. (This version of Prince is a smidge taller, mind you.) By the way, LeBron and the Cavs are favoured by 12.5 in today’s tilt with the lowly Philadelphia 76ers.
Did You Know?
- The Cincinnati Bengals are 7-0 for the first time in franchise history. The Bengals, who were either a one point favourite or a one point underdog depending on the line, feasted on three picks offered up by a returning Big Ben in a 16-10 Cincy win over division rivals Pittsburgh. The Steelers nearly ended the game with a touchdown but Antonio Brown’s 16 yard end time reception was captured out of bounds. More bad news for Pittsburgh: Star rusher Le’Veon Bell was carted off the field with an MCL injury that may keep him out of the lineup for the rest of the year.
- The Saints and Giants combined for an incredible 101 total points in yesterday’s action. Drew Brees tied a single game NFL record with seven TD passes and Eli Manning scored six as New Orleans topped New York 52-49 at the Superdome. Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead both caught two apiece for the Saints while Odell Beckham Jr. snared three in a losing cause. The grand total more than doubled the over/under of 49 provided by oddsmakers.
- The Hawks had to go into comeback mode versus the Hornets on Sunday. Atlanta (who were a two point road favourite) bounced back from a 76-70 deficit at the end of the third quarter to sneak past the Hornets 94-92 in matinee action. ATL was a dismal 24.1% from beyond the arc but still enjoyed strong performances from Jeff Teague (18 points) and Al Horford (16 points and 12 rebounds) in the win.
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