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Gritty Made an Appearance on Jeopardy

Kevin Kinkead - March 17, 2020

Remember when the Flyers were dog shit and all we had was Gritty?

Fast forward a year or two and you have the team playing fantastic hockey, then the Coronavirus shuts everything down, which means that once again all we have is Gritty. It’s rather depressing.

The orange mascot made an appearance on Jeopardy last night, not allegedly punching a 13-year-old in the back, but as a question to one of the answers:

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Snow The Goalie: Where Do We Go From Here?

Russ Joy - March 16, 2020

Anthony and Russ offer their thoughts on the NHL’s decision to “pause” the season, when we might see hockey return, and whether or not Gary Bettman made the right call. They guys reflect on the way the Coronavirus has impacted their communities. When hockey returns, will the league will forego the regular season in favor of a 24-team playoff tournament? Flyers forward Derek Grant joins the show (video here). Finally, the guys read off some 5-star reviews.

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

Please subscribe to the show ([Apple Podcasts] [Spotify] [Google Play] [iHeartRadio] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @JoyOnBroad @SnowTheGoalie

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Comcast-Spectacor Will Pay Game-Day Employees During Shutdown

Kevin Kinkead - March 13, 2020

Looks like the part-time/hourly folks who work at the Wells Fargo Center are going to be taken care of during the Coronavirus shutdown.

Via Comcast Corporate Communications, all game-day employees who were originally scheduled to work Flyers, Sixers, and Wings games will be paid their scheduled hours through the end of March. 

For reference, there were seven Sixers games, five Flyers games, and two Wings games scheduled for the rest of this month, so employees will be paid what they would have worked during those 14 events. The Sixers announced earlier today that they would also be paying the part-time employees who do their basketball games down at the Wells Fargo Center.

The only employees not covered so far are those who work for Aramark (food, concourse), so I’ll see if they have a statement about getting those folks paid during the shutdown. I’m honestly not sure how many workers they oversee, so we’ll try to get that cleared up.

Sarcastic Kevin Hayes Not Into Sam Carchidi Joke

Kevin Kinkead - March 13, 2020

The NHL suspended play on Thursday, right in the middle of the best run the Flyers have been on in quite a while.

A short time after the league made that announcement, the analytics site “Money Puck” ran data on playoff and championship projections, and the Flyers finished at the top with a 13.6% chance of winning the Stanley Cup:

99.9% chance for the Flyers to make the playoffs. 23.1% chance to go to the finals. Maybe you’re a data person or maybe you aren’t.

Anyway, Inquirer writer Sam Carchidi quote tweeted that with a Claude Giroux joke and Kevin Hayes responded with this:

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50 Things For You To Do While Sporting Events are Suspended

Kevin Kinkead - March 13, 2020

Lock it down.

We’re going nowhere and doing nothing for the foreseeable future. No sports, no school, no concerts, but a lot of free time around the house and in our neighborhoods, so long as we practice appropriate social distancing and wash our hands.

If you’re at a loss and wondering what to do with your free time, I’ve compiled a list of 50 ideas that can hopefully help:

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Shocker: NHL Season Now Suspended

Kevin Kinkead - March 12, 2020

Just when the Flyers were starting to kick ass:

No time frame there, as expected.

Kyle told me to put this in the post, a batch of simulations showing the Flyers’ chances for winning it all:

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25 Topics for Philly Sports Writers and Radio Hosts to Talk About During Coronavirus Lockdown

Kevin Kinkead - March 12, 2020

No sports?

What the hell are we supposed to talk about?

I saw some people grouse about this last night after the NBA season was suspended. We all need material to work with, whether we’re sports writers, radio hosts, podcasters, or lazy bloggers. A lack of action means the well is going to dry up, right? We’re screwed!

“Not so fast my friends,” as Lee Corso would say. I’m here to assist my colleagues with 25 recommendations to get us through this difficult time.

We can discuss:

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FOX 29 is Reporting that the Wells Fargo Center is Closed

Kevin Kinkead - March 12, 2020

Good morning.

We have a COVID-19 update for all y’all via FOX 29’s Steve Keeley, who is reporting live this morning down in South Philly:

Here’s another one from Keeley:

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