In the conclusion to perhaps the greatest championship series in league history, the Quebec Capitales defeated the Brockton Rox 5-4 in possibly the greatest game in league history to nail down the title 3 games to 2.
I can only imagine the atmosphere and emotion at Campanelli as this game took its many wild swings: After the game was scoreless into the bottom of the 6th, the Rox jumped out to a 3-0 lead for John Kelly- seemingly insurmountable, surely. But Quebec was far from dead, roaring back to take a 4-3 lead in the very next inning. The Rox evened it with a sac fly in the bottom of the 8th, but the Caps scored in the top of the 9th to take back the lead for good. Cristian Mendoza closed the door for Quebec, ending the season.
Quebec now has its first ever championship and they certainly earned it- but this postseason will probably spur some rule changes in the offseason. Quebec was riding the wave from 5 straight home games, and unfairly got to host games 1 and 2 against a Rox team with a better record. This obviously was a vital difference maker. I take nothing away from how hard Quebec worked to win this title, but it's still wrong for the #4 seed to have 5 straight home games in the playoffs.
Anyways, who was there? How amazing was it?
It's the offseason now and as that wonderful NFL Network commercial once said, "we're all undefeated again." Let's get this disgusting taste out of our mouths and get ready for '07, eh?
This offseason I will undertake a project: the 100 greatest games in Spirit history. Any games you wish to nominate? Email me @ email@example.com.