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Bacon: For the Cubs and the Lions, it’s been a good week

Nov 7, 2016

If you heard the sound of cheering coming from the other side of Lake Michigan last Wednesday night, you were likely listening to (most of) the city of Chicago rejoicing. Late into the evening, the Chicago Cubs won the club's first World Series title in 108 years, in one of the most dramatic ways possible. It took 10 innings, but when the dust settled, the Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in the winner-take-all Game 7. Some have gone so far to call it the greatest game ever. (Watch the highlights below)

Michigan Radio's sports commentator John U. Bacon wrote about it recently and joined Stateside during his weekly sports roundup, calling it a"once in a lifetime" game.

While the stakes were not as high as the Cubs game, the Detroit Lions pulled off a thrilling win of their own on Sunday. The Lions traveled to Minnesota and defeated the first-place Minnesota Vikings 22-16 in overtime. Once again, it was quarterback Matthew Stafford saving the day for the Lions as he drove them down the field and got them close enough for Matt Prater to kick a 58-yard game-tying field goal as time expired. In overtime, Golden Tate received a pass from Stafford and did all the work to break a tackle, tip-toe the sideline and wildly leap into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown (Watch the highlights below). 

Listen to the full interview above to hear also hear Bacon talk about Michigan's blowout win over Maryland, and how Michigan State's horrific season has gotten even worse with its seventh straight loss. And while there are still two more games to play (at Iowa, vs. Indiana) before Michigan's showdown with Ohio State on Nov. 26, that isn't keeping John from looking ahead.

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Watch highlights of the Lions' thrilling win over the Vikings

Watch the highlights of the Cubs' thrilling World Series win in Game 7