March Madness In Indy, Harden Turns Down Extension, Paul To Suns, Ryan/Rob Buy Team, Vikings Over Bears
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
The NCAA announced its 68-team tournament, March Madness, will take place in one city (essentially creating a bubble) in 2021. The city will likely be Indianapolis, where the Final Four was scheduled to take place. The NCAA had to cancel March Madness earlier this year and lost a reported $375 million.
In NBA news, the Houston Rockets' James Harden turned down a $103 million extension on top of his current three years $133 million. With the new salary, he would have become the first $50 million per year player in league history. Harden has clearly stated he wants to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets to join Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
In other trade news, the Oklahoma City Thunder traded Chris Paul to the Phoenix Suns.
Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought the fifth-division English soccer team, Wrexham AFC. Reynolds and McElhenney plan to invest heavily in the club and promote the team with a documentary series. Their celebrity status and social media following will also likely help the team garner attention and fans.
The Minnesota Vikings edged out the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football in a pretty uneventful game. The Vikings have now won three games in a row, while the Bears have lost four straight. Minnesota 19, Chicago 13