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For a brief and dazzling period in 1994, the Washington Bullets employed both Manute Bol and George Muresan. The dual giant frontcourt could have been beautiful, but it wasn't nearly long enough.

Two friends of The Classical have joined up with a very promising and mildly revolutionary new online publishing concern. If you care about reading good things written by good writers, you will probably be interested in why.

David Roth

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A frank discussion of The Captain, in preparation for what will probably be a less-frank year-long discussion of The Captain. By "frank" we mean mostly goofy ad hominem jokes.

In Columbia, Missouri, fans are proud of Michael Sam and happy to be at the center of an important moment in sports. But there, and everywhere else, this story is just getting started, and there's more work to be done.

A frank conversation about Sochi's extravagantly and ridiculously messed-up facilities and logistics, and the numerous and more egregiously messed-up things that explain those more cosmetic problems, and how we talk about all of it.

It's tough to say that any one pass, among the many in any NBA game, could qualify as seminal. But Jason Williams' canonic off-the-elbow pass in the 2000 Rookie Challenge is not like other passes.

Patrick Redford

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On Mike Mongtomery, and cultural differences, and a general decline in caring about things as reflected in a particular PAC-12 college basketball game. Also pizza.

Earlier this year, on the “Today” show, Bob Costas opined that Slopestyle, the Winter Olympic’s newest event, was “just Jackass stuff they invented and called Olympic sports. This was interesting, insofar as Bobby C is the host of NBC’s Olympic broadcast, and it will thus fall on him to explain the ins and outs of Slopestyle to the great unwashed. And so, as a public service, the first edition of the Bob Costas Slopestyle Media Style Guide was born.

Every Winter Olympics, everyone loves curling, and then mostly forgets about it. But this weirdly collegial, beer-powered sport never really stops. From The Classical Magazine's "Being There" issue.

Jeb Lund

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With our FOIA request finally processed, we can finally share these Oval Office transcripts, in which the leader of the free world and his cabinet sit around complaining about Pete Carroll's demeanor, black quarterbacks, and other matters of national security.