Three Things Philly Fans Already Hate About The Return Of Sports

Written By Katie Kohler on August 14, 2020 - Last Updated on August 18, 2020
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A four-month pause could not stifle Philadelphia fans’ passion for their teams. They don’t need summer camp, training camp or really any warmup to hit their high notes.

The Phillies, 76ers and Flyers are all playing and providing plenty of fodder for Twitter.

Here are three things that bothered Philadelphia fans most this week and the one thing they actually liked.

1. The Phillies Bullpen

It’s a horrible collection of who-the-heck-are-these guys. The Phillies bullpen ERA as of Aug. 14 is 10.29.

It’s such a disaster, the government is thinking of stepping in.

Phillies’ overall awful play

The Phillies World Series odds at FanDuel online sportsbook at the beginning of the season were +2500. Now they’re +3300.

The Bubble can’t stop the 76ers’ injury woes or gossip

The NBA bubble didn’t come with individual bubble wrap for Simmons and Embiid.

And the one that Philadelphia fans were happy about this week

Carter Hart.

In the first three games since the NHL’s restart, Flyers goalie Carter Hart stopped 84 of 87 shots for a .966 save percentage.

But even Hart warming Flyers fans’ hearts could already be on life support. He gave up four goals in a 5-0 playoff loss on Friday.

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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist and Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania. Katie especially enjoys creating unique content and on-the-ground reporting in PA. She is focused on creating valuable, timely content about casinos and sports betting for readers. Katie has covered the legal Pennsylvania gambling industry for Catena Media since 2019.

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