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NBC Sports Philadelphia is Airing a Simulated Flyers vs. Penguins Game, Plus Some Classic Matchups

Kevin Kinkead - April 1, 2020

NBC Sports Philadelphia is trying to fill some programming holes left by the red hot Flyers and lukewarm 76ers.

This press release hit the inbox earlier, a schedule of hockey rebroadcasts with information on a simulated NHL20 game between the Flyers and Penguins that will air on Thursday and feature NBCSP talent.

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The Worst of Philadelphia, 2020 Edition: National Title Game

Kevin Kinkead - April 1, 2020

Sixteen entered, but only one may win.

It’s The Running Man, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger!

Actually it’s not; it’s Crossing Broad’s Worst of Philadelphia 2020 bracket, and we’ve eliminated 14 other contestants to reach our title game. Here’s how the Final Four voting played out:

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Crossing Broadcast: Returns, Layoffs, Disinfecting Cardboard, Tiger King

Russ Joy - April 1, 2020

Kevin, Anthony, Bob, and Russ update the NBA, MLB, and NHL’s potential options for a return. The guys reflect on the furloughs and layoffs of writers and media personalities, as well as the impact of the lack of sports on the sports betting market. Plus, where the Phillies stand in their negotiations with JT Realmuto, who the Eagles might target in the draft, what the guys have been watching, Kevin’s grindcore album and plenty more!

We’ll be doing a live stream of the show every week going forward, which you can find on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Live.

Video: https://tinyurl.com/tnoe64q

*This episode of Crossing Broadcast is brought to you by DraftKings Sportsbook and Odd Logic Brewing Co. 

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Gannett Employees Required to Take Three Weeks of Unpaid Time Off

Kevin Kinkead - March 31, 2020

Back in August, Gannett and GateHouse finalized merger plans, turning the two largest newspaper chains in the United States into one big print media amalgam.

Locally, that meant that the Courier-Post, Delaware News Journal, Bucks County Courier Times, Burlington County Times, and Doylestown Intelligencer would now operate under the same ownership group.

Similar to Sports Illustrated and other media outlets crunched during a global pandemic, Gannett is implementing furloughs in this fashion:

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Aramark’s Public Relations Strategy is to Ignore All Emails and Phone Calls

Kevin Kinkead - March 30, 2020

It’s not our place to tell private sector businesses how to operate during a crisis. We’re in a shit situation here, and if companies need to lay off workers or cut costs or implement furloughs, then so be it. That’s their prerogative.

The thing with Aramark, which employs food service workers down at The Wells Fargo Center and other Philadelphia arenas, is that they haven’t returned any emails or phone calls since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Compare that to Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment and Comcast-Spectacor, who not only have responded to media inquiries but agreed to pay the folks who work Sixers, Flyers, and Wings games in South Philly. The decision to help those hourly workers during a difficult time was met with wide praise from the local sports community.

For the time being, ticket takers, ushers, security guards, and part-time game night Sixers staffers will receive money while the arena is shut down, but the folks who deliver food to your seat or make the concourse cheesesteaks are shit out of luck. That resulted last week in Unite Here Local 274, the union representing those workers, sharing a letter from city council addressed to executives with the Sixers, Eagles, Flyers, and Phillies, asking them if they can “work cooperatively” with Aramark to help these people out.

I’ve tried emailing and calling Aramark over the course of 14 days now and haven’t heard anything back. The extent of their Coronavirus PR strategy appears to be a couple of website links, one that brings you to a resource page for associates with a blurb reading this way:

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Local Athletes Join Ben Simmons’ “Philly Pledge” to Raise Money for Coronavirus Fight

Kevin Kinkead - March 30, 2020

Friday, Sixers’ star Ben Simmons launched an initiative called “Philly Pledge” to direct Coronavirus donations to two worthwhile groups.

One of those is Philabundance, the hunger relief organization that you’re probably familiar with. The non-profit distributes food to almost 100,000 people in the Delaware Valley each week. The second is PHL COVID-19, which is described as such on the Philly Pledge website:

PHL COVID-19, has been set up as a direct response to help the nonprofit sector continue to do what they do best – assist at risk community groups such as the elderly, disabled, homeless and economically disadvantaged through a range of essential social services.

Already, local athletes from a variety of sports have joined Simmons in donating to these causes.

Among them are Scott Kingery:

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Stadium Complex Food Service Workers Are Asking for Help

Kevin Kinkead - March 25, 2020

Two Fridays ago, Comcast Spectacor and the 76ers announced that they’d be paying employees who work at the Wells Fargo Center for a period of time during the Coronavirus crisis. That includes game night staff, ticket takers, ushers, security, and other personnel who fall within the Comcast or Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment umbrella.

It leaves a portion of arena workers uncovered, however, the group that works in food and concessions and is employed by Aramark. We contacted Aramark for information regarding these employees and didn’t receive a response.

Fast forward about 12 days and here’s a video and statement from UNITE HERE local 274, which is the union representing the food service workers:

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Snow The Goalie: The Positivity Podcast

Russ Joy - March 24, 2020

Anthony and Russ react to potentially good news coming out of the Board of Governors meeting, including some positivity that the NHL and NHLPA are planning on finishing the regular season in addition to the playoffs. The guys discuss the downside for bottom-dwelling teams and what motivation middle of the pack teams would have for the rumored plans. They also analyze whether it would be smart to decouple their season and playoffs from the NBA. Plus, Anthony’s grandpa winning a bocce game, the Flyers sign Tanner Laczynski, the radio/podcast bracket fallout, and how the guys would program classic game coverage on TV.

*This episode of Snow The Goalie is brought to you by DraftKings Sportsbook and Odd Logic Brewing Co. 

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