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Monthly Archives: September 2015

  • The 5 Most Inspiring Upsets in Sports History

    miracle on grass5. Miracle on Grass

    In 1950, the American men's soccer team wasn't much better than they are now. However, at the time, the English team was known as the "Kings of Football." Going into the 1950 World Cup match against the Americans, the English team had a post-war record of 23 wins, 4 losses, and 3 draws. The Americans, on the other hand, was a lazily assembled team of part time players, most of whom were not professional. The American team had lost their previous seven internaional games by the combined score of 45-2. What did American coach Bill Jeffrey say of their chances going against England? "We have no chance," he said. His team were "sheep ready to be slaughtered." Miraculously, the Americans beat the English 1-0, scored by the U.S.'s Haitian-born centre forward Joe Gaetjens. Do you believe in miracles?

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  • What Obama Changing Mt. McKinley to Denali Means for Globes

    denali 2Alaska

    As you may have heard, American President Barack Obama just announced on the eve of his recent trip to Alaska that he was restoring the name of the highest mountain in the state to Denali, from its previous name of Mt. McKinley. The mountain previously held the name after President William McKinley. The former president had never even visited Alaska or the mountain itself as Alaska became a state in 1959 and 25th President of the United States died in 1901 (he was assassinated just six months into his second term). Most Alaskans are praising the decision, as Denali has been the native name of the mountain stretching back into history. However, many citizens and politicians of Ohio (where McKinley was from) are criticizing Obama for his supposed abuse of power. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has said that if he is elected president he will change the name back to Mt. McKinley.

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