Reporter Asks Governor Tom Wolf About “Apparent Hypocrisy” on Return of Sports

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf held a press briefing a short time ago on COVID-19 and the topic of organized sports came up.

For a bit of background, Monday Wolf said that NASCAR would be able to hold events at Pocono Raceway next month, on the condition that Monroe County has entered the “yellow phase” of his reopening plan. As of right now, Monroe remains under “red” status along with the rest of the counties that make up the southeastern part of the commonwealth.

Under the current plan, organized sports will be allowed to return only when counties hit the “green” phase of reopening, and Tuesday Wolf was asked why NASCAR was able to operate under the yellow phase instead:

It’s not much of an answer, but the question is valid.

If Wolf wanted to draw a distinction between NASCAR, where guys are in cars and driving around a track, vs. basketball players breathing on each other in close proximity, he could certainly do that. You can treat individual sports differently from team sports instead of lumping them together. But if you’re going with a blanket policy based on green status, yet allowing Pocono to operate under yellow, then yeah, it sounds hypocritical.

Maybe they just revamp the policy as they go along. That seems like the appropriate way to handle a fluid situation.

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  • Dr. Rachel or Ricky Levine May 19, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Tom Wolf lets me pound his toosh every night

  • Dwayne from Swedesboro May 19, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Which is more dangerous; driving cars at 200 miles per hour or playing basketball in the ‘Hood?

    • NJ Gym Ratt May 19, 2020 at 6:29 pm

      I think the more dangerous thing is you playing russian roulette with random C0CK and your asshole
      at trucks stops on I295.

  • Contest May 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Which comment above was made by an adult?

  • execution is a coming May 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Commie Tommy Wolf see’s the rope with his neck on it.

  • Serious question May 19, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Will NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell resign and give his job to a minority?

  • kyle trump May 19, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    only thing more revolting than tommy titface is vagina man rachel levine…..what a state govt to be proud of…..nice job liberal fools of PA aka democrats

  • Ron Bowman May 20, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Why doesn’t anyone ask him about his Health Secretary putting her mom in a hotel? Removing her from her nursing home. The media are frauds. Antsan Filly prime example.

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