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I was a little down last week when “The Last Dance” ended. I learned a few things this past week without more Michael Jordan to look forward to. I thought I’d like the Lance Armstrong documentary, which is sort of the MJ replacement on ESPN. Well, it was on at the same time, but that’s where the similarities ended. I knew Lance would be different than the Dance, but every 30 for 30 I’ve ever watched had been great. The Dance was basically a 600 for 600 (do the math), and Lance was just a normal 30 for 30. So maybe it was the letdown after 10 hours of fascinating, educational retelling of the GOAT. I actually started to fall asleep during Lance. It was hard to get excited, and it just wasn’t the same. Great, we get another two-hour episode of Lance this Sunday. I’d rather play e-sports than watch that. But in two weeks, we’ll get to see a 30 for 30 on Bruce Lee, and in three weeks there will be an episode on Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire’s 1998 home run chase. I know those will be great.

Well, the NCAA did it again. I’m not one of those people who thinks every move they make, every vow they break is as bad as some make it out to be. (BTW, I hope some of you got that reference to The Police – the band, not the law enforcement officers.) Last Wednesday was to be the vote to allow student-athletes the ability to transfer one time during their eligible years without having to redshirt or sit out one year. It was long overdue. Like I mentioned, I don’t disagree with a lot of their moves, but what they didn’t do last week did bother me. A lot. They were going to vote on allowing the athletes in sports that never allowed a “free transfer” to be able to do this once during their careers. The NCAA has faced pressure to allow this to pass. They didn’t want to allow it, but knew it was inevitable. So they found a way to stall, big time. The NCAA said that schools had so much to deal with during these tough times that the NCAA didn’t want the schools to be over burdened. So they postponed the vote until next January. What a convenient excuse for the NCAA. I don’t believe them for one minute. So they said they’ll take up the issue again next January. Yeah, right. The NCAA will use the Murder Hornets next year to delay another vote, just watch!

I’m pretty excited about two of our guests coming up this week. On today’s show, we are having Steve Schirripa, who played Bobby Baccalla on “The Sopranos,” the best TV drama of all time. Steve is also in “Blue Bloods,” and is a NY Knicks fan, so he’s a good guy. On Thursday, we’ll talk with former DE Chris Long, who won Super Bowls with New England and Philadelphia. Should be a fun week.

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