During this time of social distancing, we’re checking in with those in the Philly sports world to see How They’re Keeping Busy. Up first, former Flyer and analyst on 94 WIP and NBCSN Keith Jones.
What are you doing to keep busy during these strange times without live sports?
Keith Jones: I'm fortunate right now that I can still do morning radio on 94 WIP. I'm doing that my usual two days a week and add in a couple more along the way. That's been really nice. I feel very fortunate that I've been able to do that. It gives you some sense of normalcy. I think anyone who can continue doing what they've been doing is very lucky. So I consider myself lucky in that regard.
How are you getting your sports fill?
KJ: I've watched a lot of horse racing. It was one of the few things that continued on from some tracks. I have watched TVG and NBCSN a bit when horse racing has been on. I've also watched a lot of the big races on replay. I've always enjoyed the horse races. That's been a nice little escape. Not sure how much longer that will last.
Tip(s) for everyone stuck at home who may be stressed?
KJ: I've done pretty much every chore that I have down at the farm, including cleaning out the garage, getting the fences all repaired and ready for spring season, and doing organization of all my office stuff. I don't think I've ever done more cleaning in my life. Anything I can do to keep moving.
Specific content you’d recommend to others? Anything you’re binging/reading/listening to?
KJ: I'd like to pretend that I read but I haven't read a book since college. That was the only book I read my whole life. I didn't even read my own. I've watched a lot of Netflix, old movies, etc. Saw one of my favorites, Clear History, the other day, with Larry David and Jon Hamm. I got to hang out with them through hockey and the St. Louis Blues, so that was cool. There's a Formula 1 show on Netflix called Drive to Survive that I really enjoyed. I'd recommend it to anybody looking for something that's sports related but also behind the scenes. I've never been a fan of Formula 1 racing but I've developed a real liking for this show and all the insights and perspectives it shows you in terms of being a top athlete in that sport. It's much more interesting than I thought it would be.
Is there a local business or charity you’re supporting during these tough times?
KJ: If you were thinking of getting a dog, go to your local shelter and check. You're stuck at home, what's a better time to break in a new dog. I think when you're out walking outside as so many of us have been doing, you look a lot cooler with a dog. And if you don't want to adopt one, you can often foster one for a few months.
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