After a long day of teleworking, the increasingly prevalent way of doing business during the coronavirus pandemic, I tried to relax by watching television.
I expected another night of channel searching in an effort to find an interesting movie in the absence of live sports. But I happened to stop on one of my favorite networks, ESPN, and I found salvation.
They were replaying an exciting Monday night football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams. The host Rams won 54-51 on Nov. 19, 2018, in a shootout that became the highest-scoring game in the 49-year history of Monday night football.
I was happy. We had football – all be it a rerun – on a spring otherwise sports-less night.
So the idea was born. We, the Redstone Rocket, will remember classic games in various sports at various levels until the world of athletics retakes its rightful place on the throne of our pastimes.
What a better game to start with than game seven of the 2016 World Series when my beloved Chicago Cubs finally ended their championship drought by beating the Cleveland Indians for their first crown since 1908.