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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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Crossing Broadcast: Eagles Make Moves, Sports Media, Pinching Pennies

Russ Joy - March 24, 2020

Kevin, Anthony, Bob, and Russ address the impact of COVID-19 on the sports media landscape and if The Athletic and subscriber model outlets can survive. The guys then discuss whether the layoff will help the Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers by allowing injured players more time to recover before gearing back up. The guys also recap every Howie Roseman move this offseason including the acquisitions of Javon Hargrave and Darius Slay, along with the departure of Malcolm Jenkins. They also touch on an apparent change of heart by Josh Harris and Co. Plus, the guest edition of 50 Hottest Takes.

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

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The Inquirer is Temporarily Reassigning Some Sports Writers

Kevin Kinkead - March 23, 2020

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:

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The Flyers Are Allowing Fans to Defer Season Ticket Payments

Kevin Kinkead - March 20, 2020

The Coronavirus nonsense coincides with the time period in which NHL and NBA teams are doing season ticket renewals and playoff sales.

As such, the Flyers and Sixers are trying to come up with solutions that make sense, and this week the local hockey team emailed ticket holders announcing that they’d allow deferment of STH payments.

Here’s part of the email that was sent out:

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50 Hot Takes for the Philadelphia Sports Fan: Special Guest Edition

Kevin Kinkead - March 19, 2020

Hope everybody is staying safe and washing their hands while practicing social distancing. If we all follow the rules and don’t act like dummies, we should get through this thing sooner rather than later. Let’s not be like those dopey spring breakers down in Miami. 

Crossing Broad is doing okay in the content department so far. NFL free agency is rolling, which has really helped. We haven’t had to scrape the bottom of the barrel just yet, and sports blogging is certainly the furthest thing from “essential” during a crisis, but if we can provide a laugh along the way, we’ll give it a go.

As we band together during a difficult time, I have compiled a very special version of the 50 Hot Takes article. This edition of the award-winning column features only the hottest takes from local print, television, radio, and social media personalities. It’s a guest-only version for your isolated and sanitized reading pleasure:

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Here’s Kyle Talking About Coronavirus on the News

Kevin Kinkead - March 19, 2020

The Maestro is taking necessary precautions in the suburbs, washing his hands regularly and practicing social distancing.

He also recently appeared on Newsmax to talk about the Coronavirus as it pertains to sports.

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The Worst of Philadelphia, 2020 Edition – the Elite Eight

Kevin Kinkead - March 17, 2020

March Madness was cancelled, but the Worst of Philadelphia soldiers on. Our bracket is immune to COVID-19 and will hopefully provide at least a modicum of entertainment in between hand washings and Netflix binges.

The second round of voting is complete, and we’re narrowed the field down to eight abhorrent, wretched, and pitiful entities. But only one of these will be crowned the absolute worst of the bunch, and we’re gonna have some incredibly tough matchups coming down the pike.

To the results:

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