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The Main Event Sport Show is Kentuckiana’s longest running sports show. The show consist of host Haven Harrington, Raashaan Myers, William Wright and writers Mark Bacon, and Lee Ann Herring-Olvendo. We are a fast paced, dynamic show that not only covers sports in the Kentuckiana area, but all over. You can also download our app on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. What we do. We are more than just a sports talk show. Main Event Sports is a multidimensional sports information outlet. We cover all things sports through the airwaves, blogs, pictures, video, and much more. We are a one stop shop for the best in sports coverage, opinions, and fan reaction. What makes us different. We are more than just talk. We also run an award winning youth leadership training program called the Main Event Leader Academy or MELA Main Event Sports also has one of the most dynamic apps in the industry with writers in DC, South Florida, Seattle and Kentucky. Download the App now to interact with us on your phone or tablet and to read some of the best sports articles in the nation.
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Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo — MESPORTS South Paul Heyman used to say, “It’s the unbridled passion to just go into something that allows you to create something from nothing. That allows you to innovate. That allows you to take things to the extreme.” I bet most of you have never driven down Maine Route 236 and[…]
Mark R. Bacon—Main Event DC The current obsession over the return of all the major sports leagues focuses too much on the immense effort, complicated logistics and evolving plans to play and often omits the most basic human element: How do the athletes really feel about playing? Not just the likes of LeBron James, Mike Trout and[…]
Mark Bacon—Main Event Sports DC 51 days removed from being named the new coach at Iona, former Louisville Men’s Basketball Coach Rick Pitino is already under intense NCAA scrutiny as the findings of a scandal investigation dating back to his tenure at Louisville come to light. On Monday, the NCAA released its long-expected Notice of Allegations (NOA) related to his[…]
Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo — MES Sports South Every once and while things just seem to fall into place most often at the least unexpected time. It’s like when you finally are dealt that royal flush you never thought you would be holding. For the Cincinnati Bengals, they are holding that royal flush with the #1[…]
Mark R. Bacon—Main Event DC Before his senior season came to a halt, Jalen Green was an elite high school basketball player, one of the top two or three in the country, with the talent to play at any college. Instead, he is charting a new path by preparing for the NBA in an unprecedented[…]
Mark Bacon—Main Event Sports DC On March 11, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, in the midst of his first all-star season, tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Afterward, the NBA suspended the season “until further notice.” The day after that, Gobert’s teammate Donovan Mitchell, also an all-star, tested positive. Around the same time, the impact of[…]
Mark Bacon—Main Event Sports DC As fields, arenas and stadiums sit vacant and silent, the desire for sports to return far exceeds the capacity among those who oversee them to determine when they will. Assessing probability is futile, but public health leaders indicate that fans and leagues should prepare for sports to remain absent not[…]
Mark Bacon—Main Event Sports DC As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress worldwide, many are trying to better understand how the virus is affecting everyday life. The novel coronavirus has affected the sports world like nothing before in its history. Usually when there is a significant world event, sports serve as a distraction and a[…]
Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo MESPORTS SOUTH Week 1 of the revived XFL is in the books. While there is a lot for football fanatics to be excited about it still remains too early in the ball game to see if the XFL will be embraced enough to stand the test of time. Now that the curiosity[…]
Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo They say every set back has a comeback right? The question of how many times can setbacks lead to a comeback for a spring football league that actually will last? Hell, some of the leading tech, entertainment, and football minds couldn’t get the Alliance of American Football (AAF) to finish an entire[…]