Easter Sunday In 1987 Was A Pretty Tits Sports Day

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by Tommy Gimler

Rob. Fucking. Deer.

One of the best things about Christmas, Independence Day, and my birthday is that they always happen on the same day. Easter Sunday can eat a dick because it’s all over the place, and trying to research the greatest Easter Sunday sports moments has already taken way too much of my time because of it. And that’s a damn shame because I’ve got a Dutch McTavish fried ham waiting for me about a mile away as soon as I can finish this post.

But the 3o minutes that I spent googling “Easter Sunday great sports moments” wasn’t a total waste of time, as one date managed to catch my eye as a pretty tits sports day for any day, Easter or not:

April 19, 1987.

The great thing about Easter Sunday in 1987 is that it occurred when meaningful sports were actually taking place. The NHL playoffs were in full effect, the MLB regular season was younger than a girl that Roman Polanski likes to rape, so every fan base still felt like their beloved team had a shot, the golfing world was still buzzing one week after Augusta native Larry Mize had chipped in to win the Masters, and Julius Erving was playing in the final regular season game of his illustrious career.

Today, we have spring training baseball, five NBA regular season games that are pretty much as meaningful as spring training baseball games, a few NHL regular season games, and NHRA drag racing. The only saving grace is that there are two Elite Eight games, but unless Vegas has made a few calls to the boys in stripes, odds are both games are going to be double-digit blowouts.

Any crap, outside of Dr. J going for 24 and 11 in his final regular season game, two other tits moments from that day in 1987 really stuck out to me. In fact, the first moment was so epic that it has actually been dubbed the “Easter Epic.”

The Washington Capitals hosted the New York Islanders for Game 7 of the Patrick Division (wow, the fucking Patrick Division) Semifinals on Saturday, April 18, which was one day before Easter Sunday. It wound up being called the “Easter Epic” because it didn’t come to an end until…wait for it…the 8:47 mark of the fourth overtime when New York’s Pat LaFontaine scored to give the Islanders a 3-2 win. By that time, it was 1:58 a.m. on Easter Sunday, or six hours and 18 minutes after the initial face-off.

About 15 hours later and roughly 800 miles away, the Milwaukee Brewers found themselves down 4-1 to the visiting Texas Rangers in the bottom of the ninth inning. Normally, this would qualify as one of those “Who gives a shit?” moments in any facet of life, but the Brewers had started the 1987 season by winning their first 11 games.

Making that feat even more unbelievable was the fact that every major publication in the country had picked the Brewers to finish dead last that year. We’re assuming that manager Tom Trebelhorn dug deep on Opening Day and pulled out a beauty like this to fire up his troops:

Whatever it was, the Brewers found themselves 11-0 and on top of the baseball world on Easter Sunday in 1987, but down 4-1 with one out and two on in the bottom of the ninth and a fierce wind blowing in from left field, it looked as though the Easter Bunny was about to drop a massive deuce on their magnificent start.

Well, that was until Rob Fucking Deer stepped up to the plate:

Dale Sveum’s two-run shot made it 12 in a row for the Brew Crew, and by the looks of things, it was probably also responsible for a population hike nine months later in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. The Brewers would win their next game as well to tie the MLB record for most wins to begin a season (13), and they finished the month of April with a record of 18-3.

Then, as if just to remind everybody that they were indeed the Milwaukee Brewers, they lost 12 in a row in May…

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2 Responses to Easter Sunday In 1987 Was A Pretty Tits Sports Day

  1. Favorite Cousin says:

    The only thing preventing this article from being Pulitzer worthy was forgetting to mention free George Webb burgers for the winning streak

    • tgim says:

      Oh yeah! George Webb gave out free burgers for both the 13-game winning streak and the 12-game losing streak in May!

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