The GIST: We’ve braved the belly of the beast and welcomed new leadership to the White House. Meanwhile, the Washington Football Team (WFT) looks poised to bring in some new leadership of its own.
🏈WFT: Coming off an overachieving season, it’s that the WFT will name Marty Hurney as their new General Manager (GM). This is a reunion with head coach Ron Rivera, who the GM search and previously worked with Hurney in the Carolina Panthers organization.
- Though the Panthers weren’t that successful and it’s not the most out-of-the-box decision, we’re giving Rivera the benefit of the doubt, if only because he led the WFT to an unexpected .
- But more concerning than the back-to-back losses is that captain Alex Ovechkin and three more teammates were placed on the . On top of that, the Caps were fined $100,000 for violating COVID-19 protocols. C’mon guys.
🏀Wizards & COVID-19: The Wizards are dealing with a COVID-19 situation of their own. Due to health and safety protocols, the Wiz had five games postponed so they haven’t played a game since January 11th.
The Wiz were expected to return with just available players against the Milwaukee Bucks tomorrow. But after Bradley Beal yesterday about injuries following such a long layoff, the Wiz instead, will have a sixth-straight game postponed. Oof.