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28th Nov '16 11:32:24 AM megachao24
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* In college [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball football]], the team with the longest consecutive home game sellout streak is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhuskers, dating back to 1962. There's a reason the stadium is said to become the third largest city in the state every game day.

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* In college [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball football]], the team with the longest consecutive home game sellout streak is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhuskers, dating back to 1962. There's a reason the stadium is said to become the third largest city in the state every game day.day.
* The Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League winning the Grey Cup in only their ''third year of existence''. Even sweeter for the city is that it's also the first Grey Cup win for an Ottawa-based football team in 40 years!
28th Nov '16 5:56:50 AM JamesAustin
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* Awesome/FormulaOne
12th Nov '16 1:07:52 AM mlsmithca
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--> '''Dave Koehn:''' ''For the first time in '''thirty-eight years''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5stwJP6mwr4 the Cavaliers are ACC Tournament Champions in 2014!]]''
* The greatest winning streak in sports; In 1851, the schooner America won the "R.Y.S. Cup". It's known as America's Cup now, and the 1851 victory started the longest winning streak in sports, with the United States defending the cup successfully for one hundred and twenty nine YEARS.

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--> '''Dave Koehn:''' ''For For the first time in '''thirty-eight years''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5stwJP6mwr4 the Cavaliers are ACC Tournament Champions in 2014!]]''
2014!]]
* The greatest winning streak in sports; In in 1851, the schooner America won the "R.Y.S. Cup". It's known as America's Cup now, and the 1851 victory started the longest winning streak in sports, with the United States defending the cup successfully for one hundred and twenty nine YEARS.



** Going into Game Seven, the Cubs and the Indians had each won three games. The score was tied 6-6 at the bottom of the ninth. The game went into extra innings. In the top of the tenth, the Cubs pulled ahead by two runs. Then it was the Indians' turn... and they only managed one run with the final score at 8-7, giving the Cubs victory in their first World Series in seven decades. Just to make it clear how hard fought this win was, they had come back from a ''3-1'' deficit.
*** For some bonus points, this was Cubs catcher David Ross's final game before retiring.

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** Going into Game Seven, the Cubs and the Indians had each won three games. The score was tied 6-6 at the bottom of the ninth. The game went into extra innings. In the top of the tenth, the Cubs pulled ahead by two runs. Then it was the Indians' turn... and they only managed one run with the final score at 8-7, giving the Cubs victory in their first World Series in seven decades. Just to make it clear how hard fought this win was, they had come back from a ''3-1'' deficit.
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deficit. For some bonus points, this was Cubs catcher David Ross's final game before retiring.



* In college [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball football]], team with the longest consecutive home game sellout streak is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhuskers, dating back to 1962. There's a reason the stadium is said to become the third largest city in the state every game day.

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* In college [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball football]], the team with the longest consecutive home game sellout streak is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhuskers, dating back to 1962. There's a reason the stadium is said to become the third largest city in the state every game day.
12th Nov '16 12:23:41 AM p0nypanda
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** And even if it was a year late [[Film/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly's]] prediction came true after all.

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** And even if it was a year late [[Film/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly's]] prediction came true after all.all.
*In college [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball football]], team with the longest consecutive home game sellout streak is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhuskers, dating back to 1962. There's a reason the stadium is said to become the third largest city in the state every game day.
8th Nov '16 12:11:27 PM KYCubbie
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* Tiger Woods vs Chris DiMarco in the Final Round of the 2005 Masters. Both players started tied at in the final pairing, and the duel swung back and forth all day. DiMarco bogeyed the famous 12th hole par 3 on Amen Corner leaving him two back from Tiger, but an amazing approach shot on 15 netted a birdie, leaving Woods and DiMarco separated by just one stroke with three to play.
** On the 16th hole par 3, DiMarco's shot was solidly within birdie distance. Woods hit an uncharacteristic draw, pulling the ball wide to the left, and not just missing the green entirely but also leaving the ball collared against the rough - a difficult rescue shot now even harder. Given the next two holes are some of the hardest on the course, any damage here would give DiMarco a chance to beat the then-unstoppable young Tiger Woods.
** And then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRCjJi_uDp8 this happened]]. The fans went ape. DiMarco would choke and miss his birdie. Two back.
*** In short, Tiger's bogey on 17 brought DiMarco back into the game, but both players were short of the 18th green. DiMarco hit the pin but got a ricochet instead of a chip-in. Tiger bogeyed from the sand to tie the game. In the playoff, Woods would snipe a birdie putt on 18 to finally beat DiMarco.

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* Tiger Woods vs Chris DiMarco [=DiMarco=] in the Final Round of the 2005 Masters. Both players started tied at in the final pairing, and the duel swung back and forth all day. DiMarco [=DiMarco=] bogeyed the famous 12th hole par 3 on Amen Corner leaving him two back from Tiger, but an amazing approach shot on 15 netted a birdie, leaving Woods and DiMarco separated by just one stroke with three to play.
** On the 16th hole par 3, DiMarco's [=DiMarco's=] shot was solidly within birdie distance. Woods hit an uncharacteristic draw, pulling the ball wide to the left, and not just missing the green entirely but also leaving the ball collared against the rough - a difficult rescue shot now even harder. Given the next two holes are some of the hardest on the course, any damage here would give DiMarco [=DiMarco=] a chance to beat the then-unstoppable young Tiger Woods.
** And then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRCjJi_uDp8 this happened]]. The fans went ape. DiMarco [=DiMarco=] would choke and miss his birdie. Two back.
*** In short, Tiger's bogey on 17 brought DiMarco [=DiMarco=] back into the game, but both players were short of the 18th green. DiMarco [=DiMarco=] hit the pin but got a ricochet instead of a chip-in. Tiger bogeyed from the sand to tie the game. In the playoff, Woods would snipe a birdie putt on 18 to finally beat DiMarco.[=DiMarco=].



--> "I went out and shot 68 around here on Sunday, which is a very good round, and 12-under is usually good enough to win. It was just that I was playing against Tiger Woods." '''Chris DiMarco'''

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--> "I went out and shot 68 around here on Sunday, which is a very good round, and 12-under is usually good enough to win. It was just that I was playing against Tiger Woods." '''Chris DiMarco'''[=DiMarco=]'''



*** Start of play on 4 April 2015: Leicester City are nailed, bolted, and hard welded to the bottom of the Premier League table. The Foxes have been propping up the table since since November, have won only two matches since late September, and their last win was on 10 January.

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*** Start of play on 4 April 2015: Leicester City are nailed, bolted, and hard welded to the bottom of the Premier League table. The Foxes have been propping up the table since since November, have won only two matches since late September, and their last win was on 10 January.



*** 25 April: Another win finally gets Leicester City out of the drop zone.

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*** 25 April: Another win finally gets Leicester City out of the drop zone.



*** 2 May 2016: Leicester are Premier League champions after second-placed Tottenham are held to a 2-2 draw at Chelsea.

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*** 2 May 2016: Leicester are Premier League champions after second-placed Tottenham are held to a 2-2 22 draw at Chelsea.



* For the first time ever, Paris-Roubaix was displayed in full length in 2016. That's something many cycling fans would consider a [=MoA=] in itself. The riders decide to repay it by giving the viewers nearly six hours of non-stop action: The race opens with action from the first moments, as everyone are trying to get in the early breakaway, and the pack are fighting to neutralize it. The breakaway that gets away is started by Jelle Wallays and Magnus Cort, and ends up containing some strong riders including Sylvain Chavanel, Mathew Hayman, Yaroslav Popovych[[note]]Final race before retirement[[/note]], Imanol Erviti among others[[note]]Remaining riders: Salvatore Puccio, Johan Le Bon, Marko Kump, Tim Declerq, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Frederik Backaert, Maxime Daniel and Borut Bozic[[/note]]. Upfront, the group is working reasonably well together, with Cort taking extra pulls to allow his teammate Hayman to save energy, while Etixx are working hard in front of the pack because they didn't get anyone into the break. After a crash that took out pre-race favourites Fabian Cancellara and Peter Sagan, and promted Etixx to set a very high pace through Tony Martin (see above). Martin's pace reduced the front group to five riders, until the [=LottoNL-Jumbo=] team bridged the gap for Vanmarcke and several others, not including Cancellara (plus teammates Stuyven and Popovich, the latter having dropped back) and Sagan (no teammates around), both working hard to get back to the front group. The group containing Tony Martin, Tom Boonen, most of Team Sky, most of [=LottoNL-Jumbo=] and a few other strong riders catch the early break, and riders from the early break and Lotto domestiques are dropped through hard work for their captains, general sacrifice plays or fatigue. Down the road, Cancellara crashes, while [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zftjhsTHjw Sagan dodges]] in a moment worthy of its own [=MoA=], taking the two out of the contest. Up front, Team Sky have taken control until losing two riders in two crashes, and the front group is reduced further to nine riders, and later to five riders: Vanmarcke, Boasson Hagen, Stannard, Boonen, and Hayman from the early breakaway. Hayman is nearly dropped after a Vanmarcke attack, Vanmarcke is brought back, and in the late kilometers, literally everyone attacks, and the finale is a five-man sprint in the Velodrome, which is surprisingly won by the 37-year old Australian veteran Hayman, winning his second professional cycling race ''ever'', in front of the legend Tom Boonen and British Ian Stannard. If anyone has six hours to spend and want to know why people are interested in cycling, this is what they should watch.

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* For the first time ever, Paris-Roubaix was displayed in full length televised from start to finish in 2016. That's something many cycling fans would consider a [=MoA=] in itself. The riders decide to repay it by giving the viewers nearly six hours of non-stop action: The race opens with action from the first moments, as everyone are trying to get in the early breakaway, and the pack are fighting to neutralize it. The breakaway that gets away is started by Jelle Wallays and Magnus Cort, and ends up containing some strong riders including Sylvain Chavanel, Mathew Hayman, Yaroslav Popovych[[note]]Final race before retirement[[/note]], Imanol Erviti among others[[note]]Remaining riders: Salvatore Puccio, Johan Le Bon, Marko Kump, Tim Declerq, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Frederik Backaert, Maxime Daniel and Borut Bozic[[/note]]. Upfront, the group is working reasonably well together, with Cort taking extra pulls to allow his teammate Hayman to save energy, while Etixx are working hard in front of the pack because they didn't get anyone into the break. After a crash that took out pre-race favourites Fabian Cancellara and Peter Sagan, and promted Etixx to set a very high pace through Tony Martin (see above). Martin's pace reduced the front group to five riders, until the [=LottoNL-Jumbo=] team bridged the gap for Vanmarcke and several others, not including Cancellara (plus teammates Stuyven and Popovich, the latter having dropped back) and Sagan (no teammates around), both working hard to get back to the front group. The group containing Tony Martin, Tom Boonen, most of Team Sky, most of [=LottoNL-Jumbo=] and a few other strong riders catch the early break, and riders from the early break and Lotto domestiques are dropped through hard work for their captains, general sacrifice plays or fatigue. Down the road, Cancellara crashes, while [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zftjhsTHjw Sagan dodges]] in a moment worthy of its own [=MoA=], taking the two out of the contest. Up front, Team Sky have taken control until losing two riders in two crashes, and the front group is reduced further to nine riders, and later to five riders: Vanmarcke, Boasson Hagen, Stannard, Boonen, and Hayman from the early breakaway. Hayman is nearly dropped after a Vanmarcke attack, Vanmarcke is brought back, and in the late kilometers, literally everyone attacks, and the finale is a five-man sprint in the Velodrome, which is surprisingly won by the 37-year old Australian veteran Hayman, winning his second professional cycling race ''ever'', in front of the legend Tom Boonen and British Ian Stannard. If anyone has six hours to spend and want to know why people are interested in cycling, this is what they should watch.



* The 2016 World Series. On one side, you have the Cleveland Indians, who haven't won a World Series in 68 years. On the other side, you have the Chicago Cubs, who haven't won a World Series in ''108'' years.

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* The 2016 World Series. On one side, you have the Cleveland Indians, who haven't won a World Series in 68 years. On the other side, you have the Chicago Cubs, who haven't won hadn't even ''appeared'' in a World Series in 71 years, or won one in ''108'' years.
8th Nov '16 12:04:46 PM KYCubbie
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* Despite arguably misinformed talk over a weakened field, whether his team-mate Chris Froome was a better climber or even rider and defensive tactics stifling the Tour, Bradley Wiggins' Tour de France General Classification victory in 2012 must surely count. The first Brit ever to win the Yellow Jersey, leading out a Brit-heavy team at Sky with Froome coming second, though in the end not that close, behind him. A man who was a Gold Medal winning specialist in far shorter Pursuit track disciplines lost 10% of his body weight to be competitive at the Tour. In previous years he managed to come 4th, but also disappointed with 23rd place in his first season as team leader, then crashed out and broke his collar-bone after a good start in 2011. Finally he came good, cracking the defending champion in the mountains, riding an untouchable minute and a quarter faster than anyone in the penultimate individual time trial phase, showing sportsmanship all the way and selflessly leading his team members to individual stage victories on more than one occasion. He finished with panache, leading out Sprinting World Champion Mark Cavendish to a win on the Champs-Élysées. His team, brilliantly marshalled by Dave Brailsford, also had the second place cyclist Froome and a multistage winner in Cavendish and when Brailsford claimed it would lead a British cyclist to the Yellow Jersey within 5 years when he formed it in 2009, he was seen as a laughing stock. Three years later, it was done, comfortably and just 5 days before many of the team would go to the Olympics, where Wiggins and Froome promptly took gold and bronze in the time trial.[[note]]Postscript: Froome would go on to win the Tour de France in 2013 and 2015.[[/note]]

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* Despite arguably misinformed talk over a weakened field, whether his team-mate Chris Froome was a better climber or even rider and defensive tactics stifling the Tour, Bradley Wiggins' Tour de France General Classification victory in 2012 must surely count. The first Brit ever to win the Yellow Jersey, leading out a Brit-heavy team at Sky with Froome coming second, though in the end not that close, behind him. A man who was a Gold Medal winning specialist in far shorter Pursuit track disciplines lost 10% of his body weight to be competitive at the Tour. In previous years he managed to come 4th, but also disappointed with 23rd place in his first season as team leader, then crashed out and broke his collar-bone after a good start in 2011. Finally he came good, cracking the defending champion in the mountains, riding an untouchable minute and a quarter faster than anyone in the penultimate individual time trial phase, showing sportsmanship all the way and selflessly leading his team members to individual stage victories on more than one occasion. He finished with panache, leading out Sprinting World Champion Mark Cavendish to a win on the Champs-Élysées. His team, brilliantly marshalled by Dave Brailsford, also had the second place cyclist Froome and a multistage winner in Cavendish and when Brailsford claimed it would lead a British cyclist to the Yellow Jersey within 5 years when he formed it in 2009, he was seen as a laughing stock. Three years later, it was done, comfortably and just 5 days before many of the team would go to the Olympics, where Wiggins and Froome promptly took gold and bronze in the time trial.[[note]]Postscript: Froome would go on to win the Tour de France in 2013 and 2015.three times (2013, 2015, 2016).[[/note]]
4th Nov '16 6:00:39 AM KrisDK
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* The UEFA European Championships of 1992 was a huge MomentOfAwesome for UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}}. Although they finished second to UsefulNotes/{{Yugoslavia}} in their qualifying group[[note]]at the time, only the qualifying group winners advanced to the championships[[/note]], UsefulNotes/UnitedNations sanctions caused by the civil war in Yugoslavia meant that Denmark was given a place in the finals just two weeks before they began (some of the players were literally recalled from the beaches on which they were spending their holidays, while manager Richard Møller Nielsen was in the middle of renovating his kitchen). After drawing against England and losing to hosts and eternal rivals Sweden, Denmark beat France to advance to the semi finals. They beat the Netherlands on penalties to reach the final against Germany, which they won 2-0. They hadn't qualified, hadn't trained for the tournament, and were without their biggest star, and still won it all.

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* The UEFA European Championships of 1992 was a huge MomentOfAwesome for UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}}. Although they finished second to UsefulNotes/{{Yugoslavia}} in their qualifying group[[note]]at the time, only the qualifying group winners advanced to the championships[[/note]], UsefulNotes/UnitedNations sanctions caused by the civil war in Yugoslavia meant that Denmark was given a place in the finals just two weeks before they began (some of the players were literally recalled from the beaches on which they were spending their holidays, while manager Richard Møller Nielsen was in the middle of renovating his kitchen). After drawing against England and losing to hosts and eternal rivals Sweden, Denmark beat France to advance to the semi finals. They beat the Netherlands on penalties to reach the final against Germany, which they won 2-0. They hadn't qualified, hadn't trained for the tournament, and were without their biggest star, star[[note]]Michael Laudrup, who wasn't on good terms with the coach[[/note]], and still won it all.
4th Nov '16 5:59:06 AM KrisDK
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* For the first time ever, Paris-Roubaix was displayed in full length in 2016. That's something many cycling would consider a [=MoA=] in itself. The riders decide to repay it by giving the viewers nearly six hours of non-stop action: The race opens with action from the first moments, as everyone are trying to get in the early breakaway, and the pack are fighting to neutralize it. The breakaway that gets away is started by Jelle Wallays and Magnus Cort, and ends up containing some strong riders including Sylvain Chavanel, Mathew Hayman, Yaroslav Popovych[[note]]Final race before retirement[[/note]], Imanol Erviti among others[[note]]Remaining riders: Salvatore Puccio, Johan Le Bon, Marko Kump, Tim Declerq, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Frederik Backaert, Maxime Daniel and Borut Bozic[[/note]]. Upfront, the group is working reasonably well together, with Cort taking extra pulls to allow his teammate Hayman to save energy, while Etixx are working hard in front of the pack because they didn't get anyone into the break. After a crash that took out pre-race favourites Fabian Cancellara and Peter Sagen, and promted Etixx to set a very high pace through Tony Martin (see above). Martin's pace reduced the front group to five riders, until the [=LottoNL-Jumbo=] team bridged the gap for Vanmarcke and several others, not including Cancellara (plus teammates Stuyven and Popovich, the latter having dropped back) and Sagan (no teammates around), both working hard to get back to the front group. The group containing Tony Martin, Tom Boonen, most of Team Sky, most of [=LottoNL-Jumbo=] and a few other strong riders catch the early break, and riders from the early break and Lotto domestiques are dropped through hard work for their captains, general sacrifice plays or fatigue. Down the road, Cancellara crashes, while [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zftjhsTHjw Sagan dodges]] in a moment worthy of its own [=MoA=], taking the two out of the contest. Up front, Team Sky have taken control until losing two riders in two crashes, and the front group is reduced further to nine riders, and later to five riders: Vanmarcke, Boasson Hagen, Stannard, Boonen, and Hayman from the early breakaway. Hayman is nearly dropped after a Vanmarcke attack, Vanmarcke is brought back, and in the late kilometers, literally everyone attacks, and the finale is a five-man sprint in the Velodrome, which is surprisingly won by the 37-year old Australian veteran Hayman, winning his second professional cycling race ''ever'', in front of the legend Tom Boonen and British Ian Stannard. If anyone has six hours to spend and want to know why people are interested in cycling, this is what they should watch.

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* For the first time ever, Paris-Roubaix was displayed in full length in 2016. That's something many cycling fans would consider a [=MoA=] in itself. The riders decide to repay it by giving the viewers nearly six hours of non-stop action: The race opens with action from the first moments, as everyone are trying to get in the early breakaway, and the pack are fighting to neutralize it. The breakaway that gets away is started by Jelle Wallays and Magnus Cort, and ends up containing some strong riders including Sylvain Chavanel, Mathew Hayman, Yaroslav Popovych[[note]]Final race before retirement[[/note]], Imanol Erviti among others[[note]]Remaining riders: Salvatore Puccio, Johan Le Bon, Marko Kump, Tim Declerq, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Frederik Backaert, Maxime Daniel and Borut Bozic[[/note]]. Upfront, the group is working reasonably well together, with Cort taking extra pulls to allow his teammate Hayman to save energy, while Etixx are working hard in front of the pack because they didn't get anyone into the break. After a crash that took out pre-race favourites Fabian Cancellara and Peter Sagen, Sagan, and promted Etixx to set a very high pace through Tony Martin (see above). Martin's pace reduced the front group to five riders, until the [=LottoNL-Jumbo=] team bridged the gap for Vanmarcke and several others, not including Cancellara (plus teammates Stuyven and Popovich, the latter having dropped back) and Sagan (no teammates around), both working hard to get back to the front group. The group containing Tony Martin, Tom Boonen, most of Team Sky, most of [=LottoNL-Jumbo=] and a few other strong riders catch the early break, and riders from the early break and Lotto domestiques are dropped through hard work for their captains, general sacrifice plays or fatigue. Down the road, Cancellara crashes, while [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zftjhsTHjw Sagan dodges]] in a moment worthy of its own [=MoA=], taking the two out of the contest. Up front, Team Sky have taken control until losing two riders in two crashes, and the front group is reduced further to nine riders, and later to five riders: Vanmarcke, Boasson Hagen, Stannard, Boonen, and Hayman from the early breakaway. Hayman is nearly dropped after a Vanmarcke attack, Vanmarcke is brought back, and in the late kilometers, literally everyone attacks, and the finale is a five-man sprint in the Velodrome, which is surprisingly won by the 37-year old Australian veteran Hayman, winning his second professional cycling race ''ever'', in front of the legend Tom Boonen and British Ian Stannard. If anyone has six hours to spend and want to know why people are interested in cycling, this is what they should watch.
3rd Nov '16 7:56:33 PM QuanticCandy
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*** For some bonus points, this was Cubs catcher David Ross's final game before retiring.

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*** For some bonus points, this was Cubs catcher David Ross's final game before retiring.retiring.
** And even if it was a year late [[Film/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly's]] prediction came true after all.
3rd Nov '16 7:11:32 PM Jdawg1015
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** Going into Game Seven, the Cubs and the Indians had each won three games. The score was tied 6-6 at the bottom of the ninth. The game went into overtime. In the top of the inning, the Cubs pulled ahead by two points. Then it was the Indians' turn... and they only managed one point, with the final score at 8-7, giving the Cubs victory in their first World Series in seven decades. Just to make it clear how hard fought this win was, they had come back from a ''3-1'' deficit.

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** Going into Game Seven, the Cubs and the Indians had each won three games. The score was tied 6-6 at the bottom of the ninth. The game went into overtime. extra innings. In the top of the inning, tenth, the Cubs pulled ahead by two points.runs. Then it was the Indians' turn... and they only managed one point, run with the final score at 8-7, giving the Cubs victory in their first World Series in seven decades. Just to make it clear how hard fought this win was, they had come back from a ''3-1'' deficit.
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