Petros Papadakis

Fox Sports

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College football analyst with Fox Sports; former tailback and team captain for USC's Trojan football team

Petros Papadakis on KCRW

Plans are in the works to restart some major sporting events, sans spectators. But even sports fans are worried that players won’t be able to perform their best without a crowd.

Can players truly compete without the roar of fans?

Plans are in the works to restart some major sporting events, sans spectators. But even sports fans are worried that players won’t be able to perform their best without a crowd.

from Greater LA

Athletes and teams haven’t really been playing sports because they’re not getting anywhere near one another, and the leagues have postponed or canceled their seasons.   
  President…

LA without sports during COVID-19: What are sports writers and analysts to do?

Athletes and teams haven’t really been playing sports because they’re not getting anywhere near one another, and the leagues have postponed or canceled their seasons.  President…

from Greater LA

In Inglewood, a 70,000-seat stadium is more than two-thirds of the way done. It's worth $5 billion. Now has a name: SoFi Stadium.

How will SoFi Stadium change Inglewood?

In Inglewood, a 70,000-seat stadium is more than two-thirds of the way done. It's worth $5 billion. Now has a name: SoFi Stadium.

from Greater LA

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