"The Chicago Cubs will have more Syncheads watching this series than any other sporting events in televised history."
Cubs advance to NLCS behind epic power surge
Paul then added the question to his comment,
"Wonder what Joe is thinking?"
|Joseph John "Joe" Maddon (born February 8, 1954)|
"Should they end up winning, would anyone in here not genuinely consider that BTTF might be a true story?"
|"Back to the Future" screenwriter Bob Gale predicted the Cubs would win the 2015 World Series, but is a lifelong Cardinals fan.|
That's because the 1989 movie "Back to the Future Part II" predicted the Cubs would win the 2015 World Series, and the man who wrote the screenplay and imagined this unlikely scenario is Bob Gale, a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan.
In a sport where players and fans believe in curses, jinxes and superstitions, maybe it's not so crazy to think a movie has somehow spurred the Cubs to the brink of history.
Gale said the prediction grew out of the plotline in which primary character Marty McFly, famously played by Michael J. Fox, gets the idea from another character of going back in time to make money on sports betting.
"What better way to give him the idea than with a really outrageous scenario, which is the Cubs win the World Series?" Gale said by telephone Friday.
"It's a double joke because they win the World Series against Miami -- which [didn't have] major league baseball in 1989. ...
The second prediction, people don't automatically realize when they watch the movie today, but we were predicting there would be a major league team in Miami."
It all adds up to sweet marketing serendipity for Universal Pictures, which just happens to be releasing the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday. "Back to the Future Part II" also returns to theaters Wednesday for one day to mark the 1989 movie's flash forward to Oct. 21, 2015.
Meantime, while the Cubs play host to the Mets in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series that night, Gale will attend a cast reunion at a screening in New York alongside actors Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson and soundtrack musician Huey Lewis. "
'Back to the Future' writer, a Cardinals fan, discusses prediction of Cubs winning 2015 World Series
|"Back to the Future" writer Bob Gale and actress Claudia Wells were on hand when the Marlins celebrated the movie trilogy last month.|
First words sung on the Sports album?
New York, New York!!
Ties in nicely with Joe Alexander's 9/11/BTTF video in a synchy way, no?
Then Joe replied,
"The more I watch Bob Gale's Interstate 60, the more I am convinced he was actually Marty, and it was a true story."
I replied back after watching the Interstate 60 trailer,
"Weird Joe, I had never heard of Bob's Interstate 60 before your comment above.
The funny thing is after watching the trailer,
I just bought a Magic 8-Ball the other day,
when I saw one in the toy department of my supermarket."
Since I had never heard of this movie Joe was recommending and only just seen the trialer above I decided to put a question to my new Magic 8Ball.
Should I see this movie, or not?
I thought I better make sure this wasn't a fluke,
so I shook it again.
OK, one more time to make sure.
Make up your mind, I thought.
One more time and that's it.
OK, so now I have to watch it, I guess.
One more question I had to ask,
but not to the 8Ball, but the group was,"What's with that coach's George McFly glasses?"
Chicago Cubs favored to win 2015 World Series
The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has installed the Chicago Cubs as the favorite to win the 2015 World Series.
After beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6–4 in Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday, Chicago is now a 5-to-2 favorite to win the World Series.
At the start of the season the Cubs were given 40-to-1 odds of winning the World Series.
UPDATE: From the future, which is now the past.
"Leave it to the Chicago Cubs to get knocked out of World Series contention on Back to the Future Day (October 21st, 2015), the date celebrating the movie series that predicted the team’s glorious 2015 victory that won’t happen.
"Sadly, 'Back to the Future Part II' made the wrong prediction.