Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin talk about the end of college football’s regular season and the College Football Playoff matchups. They also discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo’s decision to re-sign with the Bucks. Finally, they ponder what pandemic-era changes will become permanent and which will be forgotten.
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• Bill Connelly’s ESPN piece on what the College Football Playoff committee got wrong.
• Stefan’s 2003 Wall Street Journal story about Tulane fighting the college football power structure.
• Giannis Antetokoumpo signed a five-year, $228 million contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks, the biggest deal in NBA history.
• ESPN’s Eric Woodyard wrote that Antetokoumpo asked his mother if she wanted to stay in Milwaukee.
• The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Eric Nehm, and Sam Amick on how the deal happened.
• Antetokoumpo was neglected, discovered, and finally embraced by his homeland, Greece.
• Listen to Antetokoumpo sing the Greek national anthem with fans and with his brother and teammate, Thanasis.
• Stefan’s 1985 AP story about Greek basketball.
• ESPN’s Tim McMahon reported that the Houston Rockets coddled superstar James Harden, angering fellow stars Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul.
• Back on March 2, Joel, Stefan, and Josh discussed “how the sports world might deal with a pandemic.”
• Utah State cancelled a game against Colorado State this month when players opted out due to concerns about the school’s coaching search.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Sofoklis Schortsanitises:
Josh’s Sofoklis Schortsanitis: How Michael Jordan could’ve ended up as a Dallas Maverick.
On this week’s bonus segment, Joel, Stefan, and Josh discuss Major League Baseball’s decision to grant the Negro Leagues full major-league status, and whether it’s too little too late.
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