With the Toronto Raptors’ first NBA Championship in the books, Canada has been somewhat of a buzzword in the sports world recently. Though any mention of our neighbors to the North may still trigger Philadelphians thanks to the quadruple doink heard round the league earlier this spring, I was excited to see the Raptors win it all...
Russian Historian Laura Auk joins Player Piano to discuss the tragedy of Chernobyl. The discussion focuses on the tragedy through the lens of the HBO miniseries by the same name. More than 300,000 people were displaced, thousands died and many more had their lives irrevocably changed by the Nuclear meltdown at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine.  You...
New Day, New Vibes Wowzers, what another great day at the Wizard World Comic Convention in Philadelphia. Chris and I were joined by Jason to get our last look at the convention, and of course buy some new dice. We expected more attendees, but Friday's energy was palpable. Not sure if it was the weather or the cast of RWBY,...
On Friday, June 14th, the city of Camden and the Sixers Youth Foundation formally opened a new Learn and Play center. Complete with a new modern computer lab, lounge, and gymnasium, the center is aimed at area youth. The ceremony was joyous and displayed the deepening strength of the community partnership between the team and its region. 
Dan Morgan, Process Potables, & Victory Brewing Company invite all of Sixers Nation to join The Painted Lines crew for an NBA Draft watch party! On June 20th, Process Potables will be hosting an NBA Draft watch party at Victory Brewing Company in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. We love Victory Brewing Company, and we love...
Happy Thirsty Thorsday! https://twitter.com/SuitUpTPL/status/1139283676330700802 It's the words of William Shatner: "Connnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!" Today was the first day of Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, and there was a real sense of excitement as The Painted Lines got to meet and greet several key members of the event. As...
Ed Collier, NASA Climate Data Scientist and @PelicansNBA fan joins Player Piano. We talked about basketball, his time interviewing for the Process-Era Sixers analytics department, and his work for NASA in climate and Data Science. Subscribe Below!
Fort Delaware Corridor
As I tiptoe into my house early Sunday morning, in the clothes I was wearing when I left Saturday afternoon, I wonder if this is what would be deemed a "walk of shame" by my neighbors. Thankfully, most of my neighbors know who I am, and they appreciate my being quiet when I get home late.. er.....
By the time you’re reading this, I have probably already graduated. But I am currently sitting here writing this as the night begins on my final day as high school student. It’s kinda ironic how Golden State’s championship reign and my high school career, two things I thought would never end, could very well both be ending...
There was once a chicken coop, which by itself isn’t entirely remarkable given the sheer scope of the poultry industry. For the sake of this story, however, let us suspend the entirely unremarkable nature of there being a chicken coop at all, and instead focus for the sake of this tale on this particular coop. The chickens followed...
A New Weekly Series about anything NOT sports We LOVE to talk about sports! Our PFO chat is a 24/7 tropical storm of updates, rumors, random stats, and hot takes. However, sometimes (like when your defending Super Bowl LII champs get sent home in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs) it's nice...
Life as a Philadelphia sports fan has never been more exciting. So naturally, Philadelphia sports fans are angry and miserable on a daily basis. Ever hear the song “Toxicity” by System of a Down? There are two lyrics that stand out that describe the current state of Philadelphia fandom: “The toxicity of our city” and “How do you own disorder.”