There are no sports right now, which makes it difficult for sports writers to do their job.

As such, the Philadelphia Inquirer is temporarily reassigning some of their folks to different areas during the COVID-19 pandemic, including Mike Sielski and Phil Anastasia:

The Inquirer’s “UpSide” section is branded as “Good News, Good Stories,” which sounds like something we could go for right now. We could use some positive stuff to help everybody’s mental health while we’re being bombarded with Coronavirus updates while stuck in our houses.

A sampling of stories on the UpSide page includes the following:

How to close the intention-behavior gap and do better at washing your hands

Your dog pictures are the joy we all need right now

Thanks to you, more homeless animals are being saved around Philly than ever

Makes sense to shuffle some things around during a time like this. As far as I can tell, the Eagles writers have been keeping busy with NFL free agency, while there are still enough lingering Flyers/Sixers/Phillies topics to get through the first week of this barren sports hellscape. As this thing drags on, we’re gonna be scraping the bottom of the barrel for top ten lists of whatever “Mount Rushmore” we can come up with.

Perhaps this is a good opportunity to show the general public that we can write more than the typical “player X scored 15 points last night and had 10 rebounds.”