Jordan vs. LeBron, the SEC, Urban Meyer and other things we’d like to leave in 2021

Maybe the third year of COVID will be the charm!
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As 2021 draws to a close, we’re given the opportunity to look back fondly (or not so fondly) at all the crazy things that have happened in sport this year, from the athletes’ anti-vax movement to the entire Urban saga. Meyer, gives the NHL’s near-constant mistakes to the NCAA’s unprecedented coaching carousel and the hilarity that accompanied it, and everything in between.

What a trip around the sun!

So, as we head into the new year, there’s probably no need to take Everything from the year spent with us. Compiled here is a non-exhaustive list of what’s left in 2021, what we hope to see in 2022, and some wild predictions for our favorite title creators over the next 365 days. Here’s another year on this rock spinning in space.

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  • The Atlanta baseball team finally recognizes their mistake and changes their name, but into something really stupid and too themed like the Bravehearts.
  • Aaron Rodgers retires after winning MVP, announces he is starting his libertarian talk show.
  • Brian Kelly is attending his daughter’s graduation this May at Notre Dame, complaining to the national media about “wiping out the culture” after being taunted by students.
  • Ben Simmons is sold to the Sacramento Kings. After six weeks there, a mysterious and unspecified injury keeps him off the pitch once again for the remainder of the season.
  • Dan Campell’s Lions 2022-23 go 13-4, make the playoffs, lose almost immediately.
  • Jackson Mahomes is arrested on a public nuisance charge or something similar, leaked video asking cops “do you know who I am?” Patrick forced to apologize publicly.
  • Trevor Lawrence cuts his hair, the world stops for about three hours.

You will notice that baseball is (mostly) conspicuously absent from our gaze into 2022. With the deadline deadline just a few months away, we may be leaving baseball in 2021 as well.


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