Another win for Boston.
Another win for Boston
An 84-year-old Massachusetts man used his Red Sox fandom to get rich quick.
Jim Aylward Jr., of Templeton, Mass., won the $100,000 jackpot in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “Mass Cash” game by playing the numbers of five Red Sox players.
The game requires players to pick five numbers between 1 and 35, and Aylward went with 11-16-19-22-25. Those numbers correspond to Rafael Devers, Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., Rick Porcello and Steve Pearce.
If I was a Red Sox fan playing players’ jersey numbers for good luck, I definitely would have gone with 24 (David Price) and 28 (J.D. Martinez). But that wouldn’t have won the drawing, so it goes to show what I know.
Sometimes the rules can be tough to understand
The Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders played an absolutely outrageous match in the MLS playoffs Thursday night—so outrageous, in fact, that the players didn’t know what was happening.
If you don’t know, many soccer competitions employ the “away goals” rule in elimination games. It’s pretty simple, really. In a two-game series, if the teams score the same number of goals, the team who scored more goals on the road is the winner. MLS uses this rule, but it does not apply to goals scored in extra time (or overtime for you non-soccer fans).
Portland’s players thought their extra-time goal in Seattle last night had won them the match. Incorrect. The match had to be decided by penalty kicks, which Portland won.
Bill Belichick continues to be an evil genius
How do you get your players to stop stealing their gear? Make it as ugly as possible.
Some of the ugliest orange shorts are all around Pats locker room. Apparently too many players were taking the old gray ones home and not keeping them at facility as required. How to fix the problem? Change the color to something no one would want to be seen in outside facility.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) November 7, 2018
Just how ugly could they be?
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Give this photographer a Pulitzer Prize
The Chiefs have even found a way to beat math
There is coin toss mania going on KC. The Chiefs have won every coin toss this season. 9-0. 12 straight if you count the preseason. It’s like a no-hitter. No one talks about it.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) November 8, 2018
Mahomes joked this week, "that’s one of the most nervous points in the game for me right now.”
Now this is some stellar parenting
Japan’s beer-dispensing technology remains unrivaled
Congrats to D-Wade and Gabrielle Union
We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that, our miracle baby, arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days. Welcome to the party sweet girl! #onelastdance @itsgabrielleu ❤️ ♥️ ♥️ pic.twitter.com/JudAeQlbJ7— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 8, 2018
This is certainly an interesting storytelling device
A new documentary about Alex Rodriguez and Biogenesis features child actors lip-syncing quotes from the subjects involved.
WHY ARE YOU STANDING SO CLOSE?
This enormous wolf from r/gifs
Don’t do this
This guy would be a megastar if he was on American TV
A good song
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