Social Unrest leads to Postponements
Due to the social unrest in our country, the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball organizations have postponed their games to support change in America. Several players have voiced their concerns about social injustice. As a result the players and teams collectively have decided to use their platform to bring awareness to their cause and ultimately, not play the games. This has been a challenging year dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. Basically, professional sports teams are forced to modify their schedules. While overcoming the Covid-19 by playing the remainder of the season in a bubble, teams are facing yet another challenge- dealing with racism. As a result the NBA and NHL have suspended their playoff games for two days in protest. The NHL has just announced yesterday its updated playoff schedule:
We are waiting to see how the NBA and MLB will handle this situation moving forward.
This Saturday in the Locker Room with Billy Schweim, we will talk about what's next! It's also our last week with our “ Push for Propp” onto the Hockey Hall of Fame! Tomorrow we will talk with the man himself, former Flyers Leftwinger Brian Propp!! Over the last 12 weeks Scotty McKay and I have talked on the show with former teammates of Brian’s. Scott Mellenby, Dave Poulin, Ron Hextall, Jeff Chychrun and former head coach of the Flyers, Mike Keenan, to name a few. They all had one thing in common- the belief that Brian Propp deserves to be in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
As the summer winds down, our next “Legends of Lifeguard Racing” segment focuses on 2X SJ swim champion of the OCBP, Sid Cassidy. Sid is a very colorful and passionate competitor and we look forward to hearing from him. All the action starts Saturday at 10am to Noon on 97.3 ESPN!