Top Plays // MLB
The Blue Jays feel like this year's story.
They didn’t have the authority of the Bautista bat flip, but the outcome mattered just the same. The Blue Jay outfielder blasted a walk-off homer in the 11th inning to send Toronto to the Divisional Round.
One wasn’t enough as they swept the Rangers on ANOTHER walk-off. I don’t know what it is about Toronto and dramatic endings, but the magic is undeniable.
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Unsung Hero for Giants
It’s what playoff baseball is all about. The guy who steps out from the shadows to win his team a game or series. That’s exactly what happened when Conor Gillaspie stepped up to the plate in a tie game. The Giants reserve player thrust into a starting position due to injury etched his name in Giants’ history with a shot to the stands in the bottom of the eighth.
Top Plays // College Football
Bama Being Bama
This just in. Alabama is good at the sport of college football. That proved that once again with a rout of Arkansas over the weekend. Highlight of the night goes to another defensive touchdown for the Crimson Tide. This time with a 100-yard return INT.
Malik Foreman Never Gives Up
When you want to explain giving up to someone, just show them this video. Tennessee almost completed another miraculous comeback against the Aggies on Saturday. The incredible hustle play by Foreman gave his team a chance to win when everyone thought it was over.
Throwback Unis, Throwback to the Tackle
Pitt busted out the beautiful blue and yellow throwbacks on Saturday. They also caught Georgia Tech off guard (or should I say off-tackle?) with a throwback to left tackle Brian O'Neill for a 24 yard touchdown pass.
Top Plays // NFL
In his first game back from the deflategate suspension, Tom threw for 406 yards, 3 TDs, and no interceptions in a 33-13 win against the Browns.
Punt Returns a-plenty
There were three punt returns for TDs of 74 or more yards on the same day for the first time in NFL history: Washington's Jamison Crowder went 85 for a score, Minnesota's Marcus Sherel's went 79, and Miami's Jakeem Grant went 74.
Rookie Cowboys playing like vets
Dallas is 4-1 after beating Cincinnati 28-14 as Dak Prescott threw for 227 yards and a score; he has yet to throw a pick. The Cowboys are the first team in NFL history with a rookie QB with 1,000 yards passing and a rookie RB (Ezekiel Elliott) with 500 yards rushing after five games. Elliott has three consecutive 130-yards-rushing outings, equaling Emmitt Smith's club record, and his total of 546 on the ground so far is higher than 23 teams have. Zeke showed his speed on this 60 yard score Sunday.
This day in sports history...
We're calling this "Walk-Off Week", as there is a #Playversary of a walk off on every week day.
Nelson Cruz walked-off for the Rangers in Game 2 of the 2011 ALCS, beating the Tigers 2-1. See Print
Jayson Werth blasted the "Werthquake" on the 13th pitch of his at bat in the bottom of the 9th, to walk-off against the Cardinals in Game 4 of the 2012 NLDS. See Print
It’s a walk-off themed article today, so let’s keep it going. On this day two years ago, Kolten Wong gave the Cardinals a Game 2 with a homer to end the game. Shop that classic moment here.
The only Game 7, World Series winning walk-off in MLB history. The great Bill Mazeroski won the 1960 World Series, beating the powerful New York Yankees. See Print
The Cardinals are accustomed to walk-offs in the postseason. Ozzie Smith gave his team a Game 5 win 21 years ago in the World Series. Be sure to relive that highlight.
We started off with Toronto magic. Might as well end it with the same. The infamousJoey Bat Flip was exactly one year ago from this date. Which Blue Jay highlight was better?