I've had trouble coming up with a word or witty metaphor that best describes the last few days in the world of sports or lack thereof. Because frankly, I've never experienced anything close to it in my 22 years of sports fandom. All of sports, better yet all of society, has hit the pause button in the wake...
A week ago I was on a train headed to Boston. I was heading to the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, but I could not escape a certain sense of dread. I had secretly hoped that the conference would be cancelled due to the coronavirus but chalked that up to seasonal depression. This time of year...
The following is a Press Release from Humanity Forward NEW YORK— Just weeks after winding down his presidential campaign, Andrew Yang is announcing the launch of Humanity Forward, a new organization advancing the mission and vision of his 2020 presidential campaign. Humanity Forward is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization with an official mission to “build the movement to rewrite the...
Ugly, Ugly, Ugly, Handsome! The songs of Peelander-Z range from the ludicrous to the comically observational. So Many Mike is a song that articulates the oddity of a Japanese band singing, night after night, in front of a crowd of mostly caucasian, 20-something young men. Essentially, the joke is that all white people look the same. And...
When Green Day released their 12th album Revolution Radio in 2016, many saw it as a return to form. The band went back to their roots after the grand experiment of the Uno, Dos, Tre trilogy. Naturally, logic would suggest their 13th album Father of All... would be similar.  But that’s just not Green Day.  Instead, they took the father of...
Anyone worth talking about is sure to cause an argument. Charles Barkley said this past summer "When people talk about you, they are either gonna say 'He's a good guy, or he's an asshole'". But one could argue that the most compelling figures in the public imagination are more complex than that. As the NBA world mourns...
At The Painted Lines, we usually talk about stuff like sports and television. Sometimes, however, there is stuff bigger than that. Today, we are going to introduce you to Juwan Adams. Juwan is 17 years old and is fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He is in need of a stem cell transplant through a Bone Marrow registry. Juwan is defined by so...
Shock rap is back! Out of nowhere, Eminem just dropped his 10th major-label studio album Music to Be Murdered By. As a huge fan of Eminem growing up, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a morning than writing down my initial, honest thoughts to each track. Kamikaze and Revival were average albums at best....

Saving Online Media

Summary: Online media organizations can be successful and ultimately profitable if they take control of their advertising content. For over one hundred years, print media, radio, and then over-the-air television have been able to pay the bills through advertisement sales. Consumers of those outlets have largely accepted this as necessary for the business to...
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Jack (@JackConnellTPL) and Deibs (@mrcrockpot) do a countdown of their top ten favorite moments from The Mandalorian! Audio and video below! Discussion topics include... What were our top 10 moments from The Mandalorian?What made The Mandalorian so successful in it's first season?What went right and what went wrong with Star Wars: The...
In short, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was a historically uninteresting and safe finale to a historic anthology. It took everything that was exciting from the average movies that came before it and reversed those choices, culminating in a movie that was both befuddling and stale white bread at the same time. ...
Most people look at a Michael Jordan, a LeBron James, a Jeff Bezos, a Tom Brady, and even a Steph Curry and say, "Man, I wish I could have the success they have." I would just respond to that with a few questions. Are you willing to do everything it takes to become that successful? Will you be the...