14 episodes

What if the NBA never vetoed the Chris Paul trade to the Lakers? What if the Seahawks ran the ball on the one yard line in the Super Bowl? Could a coin flip have landed Magic in Chicago, Michael in LA and made Charles Barkley the first Black President? Wait, what?!! Questions like these have broken the brains of sports fans since the beginning of time.

Enter Wondery’s newest sports show, Alternate Routes, a weekly leap into the sports multiverse where former SportsCenter anchors, Trey Wingo and Kevin Frazier pry open the sliding doors of a different “what if’' moment from the world of sports. In these alternate sports realities, dynasties will fall! Legacies will change forever! New GOATs will emerge! Join Trey and Kevin every week as they travel every path, go down every rabbit hole and follow every alternate route, no matter how far-flung or far-fetched.

Listen to Alternate Routes on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to episodes early and ad-free on Wondery+ now. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts. Start your free trial by visiting wondery.com/links/alternate-routes now.

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What if the NBA never vetoed the Chris Paul trade to the Lakers? What if the Seahawks ran the ball on the one yard line in the Super Bowl? Could a coin flip have landed Magic in Chicago, Michael in LA and made Charles Barkley the first Black President? Wait, what?!! Questions like these have broken the brains of sports fans since the beginning of time.

Enter Wondery’s newest sports show, Alternate Routes, a weekly leap into the sports multiverse where former SportsCenter anchors, Trey Wingo and Kevin Frazier pry open the sliding doors of a different “what if’' moment from the world of sports. In these alternate sports realities, dynasties will fall! Legacies will change forever! New GOATs will emerge! Join Trey and Kevin every week as they travel every path, go down every rabbit hole and follow every alternate route, no matter how far-flung or far-fetched.

Listen to Alternate Routes on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to episodes early and ad-free on Wondery+ now. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts. Start your free trial by visiting wondery.com/links/alternate-routes now.

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    What If A Coin Flip Landed Magic Johnson in Chicago?

    What If A Coin Flip Landed Magic Johnson in Chicago?

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    What’s the most you’ve ever lost on a coin toss? What’s the most you’ve ever stood to gain? The Bulls and Lakers once had more than life or death on the line; they had Earvin “Magic” Johnson. The top draft pick in 1979 went to the winner of a toss between LA and Chicago, and we all know how that story played out. But, what if the coin flipped the other way and Magic went to The Chi? Are we now making TV shows about the Showtime Bulls? Does Michael Jordan end up building a dynasty with the 76ers? And, does this alternate flip of the coin lead to Charles Barkley becoming our first Black president?! Find out on Alternate Routes.

    What If Peyton Manning Stayed in Indy?

    What If Peyton Manning Stayed in Indy?

    Before Caitlin Clark was the biggest name in Indiana, one guy ruled the Hoosier state: Petyon Manning. “The Sheriff” may as well have been Governor while quarterbacking the Colts, but in 2012 they shocked the world by cutting him from the team following a potentially career ending neck injury. Manning went on to lead the Broncos to Super Bowl glory, but what if he stayed in Indianapolis? Does Peyton face his brother Eli in The Manning Bowl? Does Andrew Luck go on to create a dynasty in Washington? And would we have ever witnessed the glory of Kirk Cousins in gold chains?! Find out on Alternate Routes.

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    • 31 min
    What If The T-Wolves Drafted Steph Curry?

    What If The T-Wolves Drafted Steph Curry?

    Something is happening in Minnesota. Thanks to the elite play of Anthony Edwards basketball fans in the Twin Cities are experiencing a new and surprising emotion, hope. The T-Wolves are on the doorstep of destiny, a place they could’ve been years ago if they didn’t decide to draft back to back PGs, Ricky Rubio and Johnny Flynn with the 5th and 6th overall picks in 2009. But, what if the Wolves picked Steph instead of passing him up? Do Curry and Love create a mini-dynasty in Minnesota? Do Klay and Draymond ever make a splash in The Bay? And, do Steph, Dame Dolla and Prince collaborate on the hottest NBA album of all time?! Find out on Alternate Routes.

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    • 38 min
    What If Durant, Harden & Westbrook Stuck Together in OKC?

    What If Durant, Harden & Westbrook Stuck Together in OKC?

    “The Big Three” are sacred words in basketball. Lebron, Wade and Bosh in Miami; Steph, Klay and Draymond in Golden State; Bird, McHale and Parish in Boston; and Magic, Kareem and Worthy in L.A. One trio that never realized their full potential: Durant, Harden and Westbrook in OKC - a young, hungry squad on the cusp of greatness before going their separate ways. But, what if The Thunder kept the band together? How many rings could they have won? Does KD vs LeBron become the NBA’s signature rivalry and how does this all affect the adult entertainment industry?! Find out on Alternate Routes.

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    • 36 min
    What If The Celtics Won The Tim Duncan Draft Lottery?

    What If The Celtics Won The Tim Duncan Draft Lottery?

    The ping pong balls of destiny can be cruel arbiters of fate. The Gods shined on the city of San Antonio, and fundamentally shifted the NBA landscape when The Spurs landed the first pick of the ‘97 draft, Tim Duncan. The rest (five championships and an all-time dynasty) is history. But, The Celtics had two lottery picks and everyone, including Duncan himself, thought he’d be rocking green. What if The Big Fundamental ended up in Boston? How many more banners are hanging in TD Garden? Does Gregg Popovich ever reach the promised land? And, does Tim Duncan replace Kevin Garnett in Uncut Gems? Find out, on Alternate Routes. 

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    • 30 min
    What If The Niners Drafted Aaron Rodgers?

    What If The Niners Drafted Aaron Rodgers?

    Before promoting the benefits of ayahuasca and considering Vice Presidential bids, Aaron Rodgers was one of the most hyped quarterbacks entering the 2005 NFL Draft. Rodgers was widely expected to go to his childhood team, The 49ers, but ended up waiting out an awkward draft night until the Packers finally picked him up. Rodgers became a Green Bay legend, but what would’ve happened if he ended up in San Francisco? How many more Lombardis would the Niners have won? Would we have never heard the name Colin Kaepernick? And, instead of a Kennedy, might we be looking at a Biden-Rodgers Presidential ticket? Find out on Alternate Routes.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Wordsarecool ,

Enjoying going down the rabbit hole with these guys

I love the concept of this podcast! Growing up in ACC country I’ve participated in so many of these discussions over the years so I really appreciated the Chris Webber episode. But I’m also a HUGE tennis fan so I’d love to hear about the biggest tennis controversies- 2018 Serena Naomi final, Sharapova doping, Eugenie Bouchard’s locker room accident, Battle of the Sexes never happens, etc….

cw28161 ,

Great

Hey guys this is a great podcast, enjoyed every episode so far. Quick suggestion: What if the Charlotte Hornets didnt trade Kobe to the Lakers. Keep up the good work, look forward to all the shows yet to come.

Arch Attacker ,

A+

Such a great concept and show. Super addicting!

Would love to hear an episode about the Hershel Walker trade and what if it never happened.

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