They came by the hundreds, ready to do virtually anything to win World Series tickets in an “Ellen Show” giveaway Tuesday at the University of Houston.
Ellen teased the segment on Twitter Monday, with lots of Houstonians speculating on her agenda:
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 23, 2017
But for three lucky students, the dream of attending the Fall Classic became a reality when Ellen selected them as the winners.
Asked to dress up in wacky costumes and sing a song to the tune of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” (but with original lyrics), in an interview, the boys said they made a pitstop at a Party City to buy their cowboy costumes — complete with inflatable cows and Astros jerseys.
They expressed their shock to KHOU shortly after winning:
Three UH students win World Series tickets in Ellen's contesthttps://t.co/TNAXZTNqVj
— KYTX CBS19 (@kytxcbs19) October 25, 2017
And, now, the boys will be attending Game 4 Saturday at Minute Maid Park.
With the Astros losing Game 1 at 3 runs to 1 in LA Tuesday night, here’s hoping this weekend’s game is not the last of the season.
— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) October 25, 2017
Don’t quit your day jobs, boys! Go Astros!