The Phenomenal Success of the NBA Bubble

Mark Bacon—Main Event Sports DC The strange 2020 NBA season culminated in LeBron James returning the Los Angeles Lakers to basketball prominence. Obviously, the NBA faced significant challenges to finish this season. We all know the league chose to pause in March during the Covid-19 outbreak, resulting in nearly four months without basketball. The NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver decided to[…]

Expect Dwayne Haskins To Be Traded Before Deadline

Mark Bacon—Main Event Sports Washington coach Ron Rivera spoke last week about quarterback Dwayne Haskins having a future in the organization despite being benched just four games into this coaching regime, but few executives around the NFL are buying it. The situation between the quarterback, who was drafted 15th overall just 16 months ago, and Rivera’s staff is already[…]

Dwayne Haskins’s Pro Career Lands Him In The Company Of All-Time NFL QB Busts

Mark Bacon—Main Event Sports DC At some point this season, Ron Rivera will have to make a tough decision about quarterback Dwayne Haskins. After Washington’s head coach made it clear the 2019 first-round draft pick needed to show “positive growth” on the field following a poor performance against the Cleveland Browns in Week 3, Haskins completed 32[…]

Washington Football Team Surprises Ron Rivera With ‘Coach’s Corner’ Full Of Cutouts Showing Support In Battle With Cancer

Mark R. Bacon—Main Event Sports DC Ron Rivera slowly walked out of the tunnel and onto FedEx Field as his wife, Stephanie, guided him along the edge of the south end zone. She pointed to the corner of the stands, Section 115, where a contingent of 400-plus cardboard cutouts of familiar faces filled the seats.[…]

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[…]