Washington Football Team hires Jason Wright, making him the first Black president of an NFL team

Mark R. Bacon—Main Event Sports DC The Washington Football Team has hired Jason Wright as its new team president, making him the first Black person to hold the position for an NFL team and putting him in charge of the franchise’s business operations. The surprise announcement was made Monday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”[…]

COVID 19: Fans In The Stands?

Mark R. Bacon—Main Event Sports DC Watching the relative successes of The Basketball Tournament (TBT), it seems the return of live sports is looming over the horizon. The teams and staff needed to execute the tournament relied on data, science and a responsible approach to get this done right. Now, many are clamoring for fans[…]

Oh NO! Not YOU Again?!?! (NCAA Penalties Rick Pitino Could Face At Iona)

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[…]

COVID-19 and Sports: Black Athletes Should Not Be Subject to a New Tuskegee Experiment

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[…]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Sports Media

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[…]