Philly’s coronavirus response

VIDEO: Philly fans talk sports in the time of coronavirus

Of course people have plenty of opinions.

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Philadelphians are notoriously passionate about sports. How are they feeling about the various stops, starts, ups, downs, and general adventures in the pro sporting leagues during this unprecedented situation with the coronavirus pandemic?

Well, that depends.

We found fans all along the spectrum, with opinions that ranged from frustrated and angry — at the virus, the coaches, the government — to excited and thrilled, about potential championship runs, the resilience of players, NS the opportunity to have at least a little dose of normal thanks to games finally being back on broadcast.

Takeaway: The diversity of Philadelphia sports fans is something truly unique.

Check it out in the video below.

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