: Aaron Nola #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies

by John Kincade

Yes, this weekend absolutely sucked in Philadelphia sports. They don’t get much worse. The discussion now will turn onto how much credence you put into what you saw. Your eyes told you one thing, your heart maybe another, but the reality is you’re in danger of making a grand pronouncement you could later regret. What should you believe and what is fake? Let’s discuss.


1.85% of the regular season has been completed. I’ve already been flooded with the “last year was a fluke”, “this team has sucked the life out of me” tweets. I’m out on all of that nonsense. I’m completely in agreement that the performance was sub par and certainly a huge disappointment. I’m not going to read much more into it than that. That doesn’t mean there aren’t a few legitimate concerns;


Aaron looked completely spooked once the Rangers got their first rally mounted down 5-0. Every concern about whether he would handle the pitch clock pressure well was answered. That was just one test though. I’m not going to pronounce that he can’t handle it or say that he’s ill equipped to adjust. I know that flies in direct contradiction to the Twitter culture. Check back with me after a few weeks of starts.

Am I concerned about his debut? I’m always a bit put off by it. Nola is so erratic and it’s been his career calling card. The dramatic starts against the Astros to clinch the division, vs the Cardinals in Game 2 and vs the Braves in Game 3 were also just as important to remember.


Let’s agree to not give CB any more attention than he desires. We all believe he stinks. What I refuse to do is try to do some quantum physics that would be required to claim he was the reason they lost by 13 runs. It’s weak, it’s dumb and I won’t engage. It’s like believing a holding call lost Super Bowl 57. Did it contribute to that brutal defeat? Yes! Did it cause the fumble return for a touchdown and the horrible punt return coverage that lead to first and goal late in the game? Nope.


The Sixers ended the season series 2-2 with the Bucks and despite the lackluster showing on Sunday night, I believe they would have every opportunity to win a playoff series vs the Bucks. As they look secure in the 3 seed and the Bucks are set in the top seed, they won’t potentially meet until the Conference Finals. Handicapping that future series is foolish considering we haven’t seen the 76ers advance to that round since 2001. Coming off a terrible loss to the Celtics I fully expected the Bucks to show up in a foul mood. That was a terrible spot. I’m not too concerned. Unless we find out that James Harden won’t physically be up to the challenge, I’m expecting the Celtics to be the hurdle they must overcome in Round 2. They get one last chance to beat Boston on Tuesday night as they are currently (0-3) vs the Celtics this season.


I don’t watch less than 2% of a movie and walk out in disgust thinking I know the conclusion. I don’t read 2% of a book and describe the work as awful. I am one of those boring people that lets things breathe. In my opinion, a baseball season deserves at least 50 games to create an opinion. Last season the Phillies were 21-29 after 50 games. What was your opinion of them then? I thought so. If there was ever a lesson in taking a deep breath and learning from it that was the 2022 season.

Jamie Lynch's NFL Mock Draft 2.0

It is that time of the year! NFL (mock) draft season! The draft will go down April 27th-29th LIVE from Kansas City Missouri. The three day event should see Howie Roseman and the Eagles be very active as the team has two first round picks (pick 10 and pick 30) but hold only 5 picks total. Howie could trade down to recoup some picks. He could trade up to grab a player he targeted. He could trade a first round pick for a current stud player who is in a contract battle with his current team, like he did last year with AJ Brown.

The beauty of Howie Roseman is he works in the shadows. Last season no one saw him snagging AJ Brown for one of the team’s first round picks. But he did. He was able to get Brown, and pay him. Something the Titans were not willing to do. They then used the pick they got from the Eagles to draft Treylon Burks. A player who scouts said “Could be AJ Brown.” AJ Brown proceeded to have the best season of any wide receiver to wear an Eagles uniform.

So what about this season?

Our own NFL Draft expert Jamie “The Bro” Lynch is BACK! He is in “the lab” (as the kids say) and has been crunching the numbers. Making phone calls. Watching the tape. Jamie will give you a mock of the top 10 picks, ending with the Eagles drafting 10th overall. “I cant do picks 1-30….I dont have the stamina,” Jamie told us. “Low motor.”

We kick it off with Jamie Lynch’s Mock Draft 2.0, because I just forgot to include the 1.0. But the 1.0 is yesterday’s news anyway and no one cares about it. 2.0 is where its at. Make sure to tweet Jamie your thoughts about his picks on twitter @JeLynchJr

  • 1) Carolina Panthers: QB CJ Stroud - Ohio State

    Jamie has the Panthers trading up for their franchise QB. Stroud has been tagged to go #1 for a while, and he goes #1 here.

  • 2) Houston Texans: QB Bryce Young - Alabama

    The Texans desperately need a quarterback and they get a really good one in Alabama’s Bryce Young.

  • 3) Arizona Cardinals: DE Will Anderson - Alabama

    back to back Alabama players go top 3 ion the draft. “I just dont think the Cardinals pass on a talent like that” Jamie told the morning show. Anderson can give the Cardinals a dominant pass rush.

  • 4) Indianapolis Colts: DL Jalen Carter - Georiga

    Yes! There is a lot of negative surrounding Jalen Carter right now. Jamie is thinking that dies down by the time the commissioner hits the podium and Shane Steichen elects for the dominating D-Linemen over a franchise QB.

  • 5) Seattle Seahawks: QB Anthony Richardson - Florida State

    The “project” is driving up draft boards but is a perfect fit for Seattle. Pete Carroll will get a QB that he can sit behind Geno Smith. Richardson will hold a clipboard and learn his first year, then hopefully take over when hes ready.

  • 6) Detroit Lions: CB Devon Witherspoon - Illinois

    The Lions get the first corner off the board with Devon Witherspoon. Pairing him with former top 5 pick Jeff Okudah

  • 7) Las Vegas Raiders: QB Will Levis - Kentucky

    With Derek Carr leaving for New Orleans, Josh McDaniels get to hand pick his QB. He may look to trade up if he loves Anthony Richardson, but if he stays at 7 then Will Levis is in play

  • 8) Atlanta Falcons: CB Christian Gonzalez - Oregon

    The Falcons have attempted to overhaul their offense the last few years and now they look to improve the defense. They Falcons have only gone offense once in the last five draft classes but that one time they took CB AJ Terrell. They now go Christian Gonzalez, who some have as the best CB in the draft.

  • 9) Chicago Bears: OT Peter Skoronski - Northwestern.

    The Bears have their franchise QB. Now its time to protect him. They will look to do that by grabbing Skoronski, the top tackle on the board.

  • 10) Philadelphia Eagles: DE Myles Murphy - Clemson

    Myles Murphy gives the Eagles much needed depth on the edge. With Brandon Graham getting up there in age, the Eagles need to add a guy who they can pair with Josh Sweat for the next 5-10 years. They do that with drafting Murphy.

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