One of the Greatest Things in Sports: The Sports Equinox!

We usually do not do a ton of Blog Posts on our Site, but as a Sports Hospitality Company it is Hard to Ignore such a Rare Moment in Sports.

Today (10/19/17) is only the 17th time ever that we have a Sports Equinox! Yes, that is when all 4 American Professional Sports Leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL) Play Regular or Postseason Match ups on the same night. It has only happened a few times recently (including last year), but happened a ton in the 70’s. It can happen 2 more times this year if the MLB Playoffs cooperate properly.

The History of American Sports Equinoxes:

NUMBER OF GAMES
DATE DAY MLB NFL NBA NHL
Oct. 17, 1971 Sun 1 (WS Game 7) 12 3 6
Oct. 15, 1972 Sun 1 (WS Game 2) 12 3 6
Oct. 22, 1972 Sun 1 (WS Game 7) 12 3 5
Oct. 14, 1973 Sun 1 (WS Game 2) 12 3 5
Oct. 21, 1973 Sun 1 (WS Game 7) 12 3 5
Oct. 15, 1978 Sun 1 (WS Game 5) 13 5 5
Oct. 14, 1979 Sun 1 (WS Game 5) 13 3 7
Oct. 12, 1980 Sun 1 (NLCS Game 5) 13 4 8
Oct. 19, 1980 Sun 1 (WS Game 5) 13 3 6
Oct. 27, 1985 Sun 1 (WS Game 7) 13 1 5
Nov. 4, 2001 Sun 1 (WS Game 7) 13 7 4
Nov. 1, 2009 Sun 1 (WS Game 4) 12 7 4
Nov. 2, 2009 Mon 1 (WS Game 5) 1 5 3
Nov. 1, 2010 Mon 1 (WS Game 5) 1 3 3
Nov. 1, 2015 Sun 1 (WS Game 5) 12 7 5
Oct. 30, 2016 Sun 1 (WS Game 5) 11 7 8
Oct. 19, 2017 Thu 1 (NLCS Game 5) 1 3 9

In my opinion we have one of the best sports equinoxes in history with actually some great match ups tonight. Unfortunately after our First Thursday Night Event of the Season Last Week in Carolina, Gameday Hospitality does not have any events during Tonight’s Equinox, so here are some of the games I will be flipping the channels around to in each league:

MLB – Dodgers vs. Cubs (Of Course)

NFL – Chiefs vs. Raiders (Could this Be the End of the Raiders?)

NBA – Clippers vs. Lakers (Will Lonzo Ball live up to his Hype?)

NHL – Oilers vs. Blackhawks (One of the Greatest Matchups of the Week, McDavid is exciting to Watch)

Bonus Game – NCAA – Memphis vs. Houston (Not part of the Equinox but a great Matchup between a Ranked and Almost Ranked Team)

What would be your dream sports equinox matchups? Let us know in the Comments Below!

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