November 1, 2018

Sportober Recap

Sport fans – SPORTOBER 2018 is officially in the books, and it was one to remember.

A lot of cool stuff happened in the sports world this month.

We had a historical day on Thursday, October 18th when 6 major American sports, the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS and NCAA-FBS football were all in action. It was only the 2nd time in history that all 6 played on the same day, the first came on November 1st 2009.

There was some more history made on Monday, October 29th when Golden State Warriors All-Star Klay Thompson broke the NBA Record for most 3-pointers made in one game with 14! He scored 52 points in just 27 minutes of play. Check out the highlights here.

The MLB crowned a new Champion – The Boston Red Sox – who captured their 2nd title in the past 5 seasons (2013).

With an average age of just 28 years old, it looks like they are just getting started and unfortunately for sport fans across the country, it looks like another dynasty could be on the way… Over the last two decades, Boston has seemingly solidified itself as the most dominant city in sports.

Boston Championships:

2001 – New England Patriots

2003 – New England Patriots

2004 – New England Patriots + Boston Red Sox

2007 – Boston Red Sox

2008 – Boston Celtics

2011 – Boston Bruins

2013 – Boston Red Sox

2014 – New England Patriots

2016 – New England Patriots

2018 – Boston Red Sox

Other things that happened in final weeks of SPORTOBER:

LeBron James got his first home win as a Laker in front of the Staples Center crowd – click here for highlights

The Ohio State Buckeyes were upset on the road at Purdue with an inspiring performance by the Boilermakers who were led by super fan Tyler Trent, an 18-year-old battling bone-cancer. You may recognize Tyler from his appearance on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt or Good Morning America with New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees. Click here to learn more about Tyler’s story.

In some not so fun news - The Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Browns both decided to fire their Head Coaches – Tyronn Lue and Hue Jackson in the same weekend.

While we are sad to see SPORTOBER go, there is a treat waiting ahead for all of us in November – we get NCAA or NFL football on TV EVERYDAY for 20 straight days! There are only FOUR DAYS in all of November without football on TV.

You can find the NCAA TV schedule here and the NFL TV schedule here. Enjoy!