So we have to social distance until April 30th now! Even worse, all professional sports have been indefinitely postponed. What do we do now? Continue to watch classic moments in sports history? Sure, that works. Or, you could turn your attention to the world of E-Sports. Try tuning in this Friday to ESPN for a players only NBA 2K tournament! Or, if the NBA isn’t your thing, head on over to the Bleacher Report app and watch their GOAT Madden Tournament!
NBA 2K Tournament
The Tournament was set up by the NBA and Brooklyn Nets Forward Kevin Durant. The 16 person tournament is scheduled to last 10 days starting this Friday on ESPN. The contenders, current NBA players, are seeded based on their respective 2K ratings and their tenure in the league.
The games will be headlined by big name players such as, Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell and Trae Young. Even free agent Demarcus Cousins is getting in on the action. I for one will stay true to my Heat and be pulling for this years Dunk Contest Champion, Derrick Jones Jr. Plus, who doesn’t love an underdog. All in all, if you miss sports as much as I do, why not give this a try. Check in on twitter @boardroom for more details as they are released.
B/R GOAT Madden Tournament
This tournament is currently ongoing and still in the early stages of the first round. It’s completely free to watch using the Bleacher Report app. The B/R GOAT Madden Tournament features all 32 teams in the NFL. The catch is, each team is made up of that franchises best players. For example, The Vikings have Adrian Peterson and Randy Moss while the Broncos are led by John Elway, and the Lions get Megatron and Barry Sanders on the same team.
The games are completely simulated, unlike the NBA Tournament, so it’s all in the hands of the Madden Gods at this point. So far Bleacher Report has done a good job making the viewing interesting by adding commentary from past players like Clinton Portis. Portis was able to commentate while watching himself and the Redskins beat the Cowboys in the opening day of the tournament. You can find out the daily times and schedules on twitter @brgridiron.
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