Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Illinois Lottery MLB Tickets

The Illinois Lottery unveiled a line of instant tickets that offer cash prizes and the chance to win season tickets for the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and even the St. Louis Cardinals. I guess enough residents downstate would prefer Cardinals tickets. Hey Springfield folks, I'm looking at you.

Over the last two weeks, the Illinois Lottery has been running a radio spot promoting this game on local stations. In that commercial, they make reference to historic moments for each team. For the White Sox, they made reference to Philip Humber's perfect game earlier this season against the Seattle Mariners. For the Cardinals, they mentioned the team's World Series championship from the 2011 season.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. The Cubs haven't won a World Series since 1908. Insert whatever joke you'd like at this point. I'll wait.

[Cue an elevator version of The Girl from Ipanema.]

Did you do it? Very well. Let's move along.

So for the Cubs moment, they didn't mention a division-winning season, a player who earned an MVP award, and not even Kerry Wood's 20 strikeout game. They made reference to the first night game at Wrigley Field. Yes, the Cubs were the last team to install lights in their home park. But even that moment was from 1988 - 24 years ago.

Thanks, Illinois Lottery.

Maybe the Illinois Lottery should have mentioned that the Cubs allowed Northwestern to paint Wrigley Field Blue and White and to have a college football played where there was only one set of goal posts and one end zone for each team to score in. I think this would pretty much summarize the Cubs facts.
BeanCounter37   Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Bean, I remember that. I wonder if the unique rules could have interfered with any aspect of the game. I know they changed sides on each possession so that a team had a shot at field goal. I believe the only possibility that this configuration could have affected would have been a Drop Kick after a turnover.

Now I don't know the drop kick rules but I believe you can attempt one whenever you want, even while running towards the end zone on an interception or fumble recovery.
RickMonday   Tuesday, May 29, 2012
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