Only another boxing metaphor will do

It was 45 years ago today, October 30, 1974. Undefeated world heavyweight champion, George Foreman, fought former champion Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight crown in Kinshasa, Zaire. Colloquially it is known as the Rumble in the Jungle.

Tonight the Houston Astros face the Washington Nationals in Game Seven of baseball’s World Series.

Melee at Minute Maid Park?

Skirmish in Space City?

Well, those don’t quite have the same ring to them. And I can’t guarantee the kind of excitement of that legendary bout.

But honestly, does it get any better than this?

One final game to decide a world championship?

Reason number one billion eight hundred and fifty-seven million why following sports is better than following the news.

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My name is Mike O'Connell. I am 36 years old and live in Northern Virginia. I am a teacher, a musician, and an enthusiast of all things American.

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