As third-baseman Kris Bryant fired the final out to first base, Chicago rejoiced. After 108-years, the Cubs shed themselves of the “Curse of the Billy Goat” and won the World Series. For generations, they were the loveable losers and they nearly let this one get away too. But now, the Cubs look poised to compete for the World Series for years to come. However, before Chicago fans start looking ahead, let’s look back at those 108 years of tribulation.
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Blast from the past: The advent of Women’s Basketball
McGill alumnus James Naismith invented basketball in 1891 with the overarching goal of giving his restless students something to do during a Massachusetts blizzard. After the first game, his students beat each other up in an effort to score, so he instituted the 13 original rules of the sport to[Read More…]
Blast from the past: James Naismith and the invention of basketball
Most of the sports that people follow have developed over the years, growing into the games played with the rules known today, making it very difficult to name a single inventor. Football evolved from rugby; variations of soccer have existed for centuries; hockey came from shinny, a sport where the[Read More…]