The Bridge Ep. 23: Legendary college hoops sports columnist Dick “Hoops” Weiss joins the show to discuss sports journalism, the NCAA Tourney championship game and what the 2017 tourney might have in store

The Madness may have ended, but what Madness it was.

Villanova beat North Carolina in the 2016 NCAA Tournament championship game, 77-74, with one of the best buzzer beaters in tournament history. After North Carolina tied the game with a prayer 3-pointer of its own, Villanova ran a full-court inbound play to perfection and won its first championship in 31 years.

Legendary sports columnist Dick “Hoops” Weiss joins the show to offer his insight from covering his 44th national championship. Dick worked with the Philadelphia Daily News and New York Daily News for decades and knows a thing or two about basketball. We chat the current state of sports journalism, where that buzzer beater ranks on his all-time list of championship games, what this win means for Villanova and head coach Jay Wright and who we might see in the 2017 tournament.

You can read Dick’s first-hand account of the National Championship game here and follow him on Twitter @HoopsWeiss.

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