Pressed November Collection

The World Series is now a best-of-one series. The Chicago Cubs won a “must-win” game last night against the Cleveland Indians. Reminder: this is a best-of-seven series. The Indians have won 3 games, and now so have the Cubs. Tonight is the tie-breaker game. First pitch at 8pm ET on Sportsnet. On the ice last night, Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews went head-to-head for the first time. Wait, who? McDavid and Matthews were first-overall NHL draft picks in back-to-back years. McDavid is the youngest captain in NHL history, and he plays for the Edmonton Oilers, while Matthews belongs to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Last night, the Leafs beat the Oilers 3-2, but neither boys scored. They will face each other again later this month. 

The curse is over. The Chicago Cubs are World Series Champions. Not only is this their first World Series win in over 100 years, but this is just the sixth time anyteam has ever come back from a 3-1 game deficit. Reminder: The World Series is a best-of-7 series, which means a team has to win four games to win the title. Cleveland was just one win away; until the Cubs won back to back games and took the series to a Game 7. Last night, the Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in extra innings. People will also be talking about: how the lead changed several times, there was a rain delay in the middle of the game, and the MVP was Cubs’ second baseman, Ben Zobrist. 

It’s going to be an all-Canadian showdown. The Montreal Impact and Toronto FC are advancing to the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference Finals.The Impact beat the NY Red Bulls by an aggregate score of 3-1 (an aggregate score is the combination of the final scores of the two games played in the Conference Semi-Finals). The Toronto FC stomped on the NYC FC by an aggregate score of 7-0. The Conference Finals between Montreal and Toronto will be another two game tournament – the winner will be the team that scores the most points after both games are played. Game 1 is Nov 22 at 8pm ET. 

The CFL Playoffs started last night. The CFL = the Canadian Football League. There are 9 teams in total, 2 divisions (East and West), and 6 teams make it to the playoffs. Last night, the Edmonton Eskimos kicked it all off by defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24-21; and the BC Lions defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 32-31. Edmonton and BC will now move on to the Division Finals next week. The Finals, aka the Grey Cup, is Sunday November 27. 

Both CFL Division Finals took place last night. In a rematch of last year’s Grey Cup (that Edmonton won), Quarterback Henry Burris led the Ottawa Redblacks to a revenge win over the Edmonton Eskimos, 35-23. On the West side, the Calgary Stampeders stomped the BC Lions, 42-15. Ottawa and Calgary will move on to the Grey Cup next Sunday in Toronto. 

Nov.23: ON A WAVE
The Montreal Impact beat the Toronto FC last night, 3-2, in the first game of two in the MLS Eastern Conference Finals. This is the first time any Canadian team has made it this far in the MLS Playoffs. Despite a delay of gamebecause some of the lines on the field were drawn incorrectly, the fans in the stadium were treated to an exciting game. The second of two games will be played in Toronto next week. Reminder: the team with more goals in the combined two games will move on to the MLS finals. 

Nov.28: GREY CUP
After an overtime thriller, the Ottawa Redblacks were crowned the 104th Grey Cup Champs. After losing to the Edmonton Eskimos last year, Ottawa was back with a vengeance. Their opponents last night, the Calgary Stampeders scored 16 points in the final quarter to send the game to overtime, but Otttawa wasn’t going to let this one slip away. QB Henry Burris threw the winning touchdown to lead Ottawa to a 39-33 victory. Burris was also named the Grey Cup MVP.