2017 Wildest Sports Moments Pt. 2December 19, 2017 | Leave a Comment
2017 was a year filled with startling losses, triumphant victories, and family full of ballers. Let's take a look at our five wildest moments for the second half of the year. If you didn't catch our top moments for the first half of 2017, you can catch up right here.
Astros Win First World Series Title
It's a no brainer that we picked the Astros to be on the top of the list. Houston still managed to play one of the most evenly matched World Series in history against the Dodgers, despite a devastating hurricane hitting their home a few months prior. Both teams played in an epic seven-game series - the most notable being the fifth game when the Astros won 13-12 with a walk-off win in the 10th inning. Dodgers fans, we know you're upset, but you're probably more upset that Houston also has a Wild Wing Cafe and you still don't.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
The Mayweather and McGregor fight was a major upset for fans who believed McGregor actually had a chance of winning in a sport he had never competed in. Mayweather retired 50-0, while McGregor fell to a rough 0-1 start (finish?) to his boxing career. Even though this outcome was predicted, it still entertained fans across the country, and people say Mayweather's tactical approach stirred up the possibility of him leaving the ring 49-1. Either way, our Braveheart sauce has had more knockout power than either of them for a long time.
Italy and US miss the World Cup
In Italy, soccer is as Italian as their fine wines, olive oil, and pasta. Needless to say, they're upset and we can't blame them. It's the first time in 60 years they have failed to qualify for the World Cup finals. In America, soccer is as American as hot tea, communism, and sushi. Still, this is the first time we won't be playing in a World Cup since 1990 and it almost seemed like we were just as upset as the Italians, maybe even more. At least Italy lost to teams like Spain, while we were catching a beatdown from Trinidad & Tobago. Oh well, we can always try again next year. That's how this works, right?
Marvin Bagley |||
Marvin Bagley should still be in high school. Only 15 games into his college career, the 18-year-old has already become the first player in Duke Basketball history to record consecutive games of 30+ points and 15+ rebounds. He is a player to watch this college basketball season, and is definitely going to be at the top of the pack for the 2018 NBA draft. Keep an eye on those Blue Devils this season; only our Slayers will be hotter.
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ballin' in Lithuania
International shoplifter turned Lithuanian pro-basketball star, LiAngelo Ball and little brother LaMelo Ball signed one-year contracts to Lithuanian pro club, Prienai-Birstonas Vytautus (free wings for life if you can pronounce that on your first try) this week. It'll be interesting to see how long they last. It is rumored that the town the Ball's will be staying in has no mall, no restaurants, and is essentially in the middle of nowhere. The distance from the town to the nearest mall is about the same gap between Lonzo and the rest of the rookies taken in the 1st round last spring.
There were countless big plays and cringe worthy moments in the world of sports for 2017. If you think we missed some big plays, let us know in the comments below.