Dec 13, 2021
We try to make sense of a decidedly bipolar 2021 with our third-annual Holiday Roundtable Spectacular - featuring three of our favorite fellow defunct sports enthusiasts Paul Reeths (OurSportsCentral.com, StatsCrew.com & Episode 46); Andy Crossley (Fun While It Lasted & Episode 2); and Steve Holroyd (Episodes 92, 109, 149 & 188).
Join us as we discuss the past, present and potential "futures" of defunct and otherwise forgotten pro sports teams and leagues - starting with a look back at some of the year’s most notable events, including:
COVID-19's continued wrath across the entirety of pro sports;
Cleveland says goodbye Indians - and hello Guardians;
The dubious reincarnation of the USFL;
Relocation threats from MLB's Oakland Athletics, the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes, and half a season's worth of the Tampa Bay Rays;
NWHL women's hockey reorg/rebrand to Premier Hockey Federation;
NPF women's softball suspends operations after 17 years; AND
The passing of challenger league pioneer Dennis Murphy.
Plus, we say goodbye to ESPN Classic!