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 (OurSportsCentral.com, StatsCrew.com & 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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