Jack (@JackConnell on Twitter) and Deibs (@mrcrockpot) welcome NFL Agent Mike McCartney to the podcast! Mike McCartney is an agent for Priority Sports with clients including Kirk Cousins, Josh McCown, Haloti Ngata and many others! Make sure to follow Mike McCartney on Twitter @MikeMcCartney7! Audio and video available below! Discussion topics include...
97.5 The Fanatic's Jamie Lynch joins Jack (@JackConnellTPL) and Deibs (@mrcrockpot) to react and break down the Darius Slay news. Discussion topics include... Initial reaction to the Philadelphia Eagles trade for Darius SlayWhat does the Darius Slay addition mean for the the Eagles and Jim Schwartz's defense?Who should start on the opposite site of...
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...
Last summer, we here at The Painted Lines did a deep dive on the top 100 prospects at every position heading into the 2019-2020 season. Many of the players on that list have made the jump to the NHL, and now seemed like a good time to take a look at who are the 20 best drafted...
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...
After Wednesday evening's game against the Washington Capitals, the Flyers bumped themselves within one point of 1st place in the Metropolitan Division. Thursday night, they promptly picked up another two points, Washington grabbed one in an OT loss, and just like that, the Flyers are in first place. However, it's not as though the Flyers haven't been...
Spring training has been well underway for the Phillies for a few weeks now. Regulars are getting in shape, veterans are battling for jobs, and prospects are trying to make a good first impression. So why can’t I watch any of it? The Phillies will play 32 games this year during spring training, barring of course cancellations. Only ten of those...
When a team makes a youthful shift as the Hornets have, some players get left in the dust. Whether that’s due to performance, not fitting in with the team’s long-term plans or a combination of several factors. There are inevitable measures teams have to take. We have seen that with the Hornets this season, specifically with Nicolas...
As the third quarter of the season is underway, here is an updated list of my draft rankings for the month of March.  Here are a few notable players and drops/progressions worth noting. -Anton Lundell has dropped in my ratings (some of it is injury related, as in some player have climbed while he was out with injury,...
The Elam Ending has been the buzz of the basketball world since the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. First theorized in the mid-00s, the Elam Ending sought to reduce intentional fouling at the end of games by having teams play to a target score rather than to the end of the clock. The Basketball Tournament (TBT) has been...
Four Point Line. Quiet Tournament. Paint to Great. Batman. The terminology of the 76ers head coach Brett Brown is ever evolving. Well, you can officially add another Brett Brownism to the lexicon: The "Death Float."  "Let's just talk about the first phase of offense when Ben Simmons flies down the court. And he attracts five people. There's Joel...
Against the backdrop of an emotionally charged month, the Los Angeles Clippers came into town prior to the All Star break looking to assert their heavy title expectations. On Philadelphia's side, the discourse centered on Joel Embiid's potentially fractured relationship with the team (and the fans). From a team's perspective, arrows pointed directly at the Sixers' offensive...