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Dec 23, 2019

We put the wraps on an event-filled 2019 with our first-annual holiday roundtable spectacular featuring the return of fellow defunct sports enthusiasts Paul Reeths (, & Episode 46) and Andy Crossley (Fun While It Lasted & Episode 2) – for a spirited discussion about the past, present and potential future of “forgotten” pro sports teams and leagues.

It’s a no-holds-barred look back on some of the year’s most notable events and discoveries, including:

  • The short rise and quick demise of the Alliance of American Football;

  • Major League Soccer’s (unsustainable?) expansion to thirty teams;

  • The folding of the Arena Football League – again;

  • Major League Baseball’s minor league contraction plan; AND

  • Raiders NFL football moves on from Oakland for good.

As well as some predictions on what might transpire in 2020, as:

  • The second coming of Vince McMahon’s XFL kicks off in February;

  • Baseball celebrates the Negro Leagues’ 100th anniversary;

  • Las Vegas takes its biggest sports gamble yet with the Raiders;

  • The MLS Players’ Association flexes its pre-season bargaining muscles;

  • The Chargers and Clippers grapple with second-fiddle status in LA; AND

  • Mark Cuban’s Professional Futsal League . . . well, your guess is as good as ours!

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