When I think about sports in October the first thing that comes to mind is baseball. October means playoff series' and hot dogs and beer. The World Series begins on October 28th this year. They call clutch baseball players who do well in the post season "Mr. October". October is for baseball, right?
Well, yes and no. Sure we love championship baseball and late-inning comebacks, but there is more to October than just baseball.
If you are into comebacks you should have seen the Vikings-Ravens game yesterday. When I turned this game on Baltimore was down 17 - 30. Four minutes later the Ravens were up 31 - 30. Now if you know football, you know that if anyone is going to comeback to win the game in the last two minutes it is quarterback, Brett Favre, and sure enough #4 came through for Minnesota. The final score was 33 - 31 and the Minnesota Vikings are 6 - 0.
If you weren't paying attention you may have missed the WNBA finals. I was thrilled when I was in a bar in Pittsburgh and they actually had the Mercury/Fever game on the biggest tv. This year Phoenix won their second championship in three years.
16 year old Jessica Watson set sail yesterday. She is attempting to become the youngest person to ever sail solo around the world without stopping. Go Jessica!
On the other end of the spectrum, 101 year old Ruth Firth won a gold medal in shot put at the World Masters Games in Sydney. She also broke a world record.
The International Olympic Committee added rugby and golf as events in the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.
Lastly, sports organizations all over the place are "thinking pink" to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness in October. Ladies, please remember to check yourself or go have a mammogram. It can save your life.
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