At his best, there is no soccer player on earth like Mario Balotelli. At the moment, though, Balotelli doesn't look much like that, or even much like himself.

Nick Bond

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An excerpt of an excerpt from the Wrestling Issue of The Classical Magazine, wherein David Shoemaker (AKA the Masked Man) and Nick Bond (AKA The N1ckster) discuss Keeping up with the Kardashians, 30 Rock, and Mystery Train. Also, wrestling.

What does an unsung NFL star do after his playing career is over? Everything, mostly.

Major League Soccer's Chivas USA is no more. So long live Chivas USA, or at least what Chivas USA might have been.

The Memphis Grizzlies were unusually patient with Mike Conley, Jr. Their patience has paid off, and Conley is a long way from finished.

So little of what we do as fans is done for anything like a rational reason. That doesn't make it any easier to say goodbye to the favorites we choose.

Major League Soccer is still figuring a lot of things out. But Obafemi Martins, who does a lot of things well and does everything quickly, could offer an answer to the identity crisis that has haunted the league since its beginning. He's that fun, and that good.

The Knicks picked up their first win in their second game of the season, against a team they had no business beating. This doesn't have to be the start of something big to mean something.

You can spend a lifetime wishing and waiting for the team you care about to win a World Series, and still not be prepared for what comes next.

For the third generation of a Royals-loving family, Kansas City's team had come to mean a great many things, none of them synonymous with happiness or success. Over the course of one wild October all that -- and most everything else having to do with a Royals-based worldview  -- has been turned upside down. It's a good thing.