Illinois theme park renamed a roller coaster for the Mets after losing a bet on the NLCS
Theme park loses bet, renames roller coaster for Mets
It's a great week to be a Mets fan. Bartolo Colon and Co. are headed to the World Series after sweeping the Cubs in the NLCS, and the Mets are reaping all of the benefits of being the last team standing in the Senior Circuit.
As is customary with sports tradition, the Mets are celebrating their big win while watching fans of other teams eat their words, like the L.A. congressman who had to sing "Meet the Mets" on the House floor, or this Illinois theme park that had to re-brand a roller coaster in their honor.
Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill., threw their support behind the Cubbies ahead of the NLCS, agreeing to a friendly bet with Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J. As a result of that bet -- and the subsequent Mets series sweep -- Six Flags Great America is now "Six Flags Great Mets" and has renamed its Goliath roller coaster "GoMets" for the rest of its Fright Fest promotion:
You know it's official because they've got banners and everything. At least the orange fits into the Halloween theme, right?
[h/t Asbury Park Press]