Author Bio & Stories

  • In celebration of a couple of momentous milestones, here is what may well prove to be our last spam poem ever. It is, perhaps more fittingly than we know, about the Super Bowl.

  • The Pro Bowl is not one of the NFL's more popular traditions. Our heroes at the Footballz Podcast are here to change all that. Or at least to talk about football and other things while the Pro Bowl is going on.

  • Alex Wong is a sportswriter in Canada who has written at The Classical and elsewhere. He also has a new book out full of art and words, and we talked about that.

  • December 25, 2013
    Lifting Weights

    Veteran big man Jason Collins has come out as the NBA's first openly gay player, which is good for him and the game and those of us who care about it. He did it with all the invisible but palpable grace and modesty that has helped keep him in the league all these years.

  • December 24, 2013
    Winter (Semi-)Vacation 2013 The Clog

    As we downshift into Energy Saver Mode over the holidays, we're going to re-run some of our (and your) favorite pieces from 2013. Help us figure out what those pieces will be, if you like, and have a really good rest of your year.

  • The new issue of The Classical Magazine is here. It's about video games, and finding ways of being happier. Also Michael Jordan dunks on a mad scientist and football players play wildly through the whistle and various things happen after the apocalypse. Things like that.

  • In the last Footballz Podcast of the year, our heroes take on the Detroit Lions, the Baltimore Ravens and the long, looming months of life without Jon Gruden telling us who is and is not a football player.

  • Tonight's Monday Night Football game is a good one, and so a good one to talk about. While our heroes at the Footballz Podcast will be doing just that, one of them will have his own personal biases to contend with. Or, more likely, just give into.

  • November 27, 2013
    Thanks, And Two Years The Clog

    This is the time of year to be doing things like feeling grateful. It is also, not coincidentally, just about our second birthday. Thanks for all that.

  • Can our heroes make it through an entire Monday Night Football broadcast without uttering a crude racial slur for Native Americans? It depends on how well the Washington Football Unit plays, but they're sure going to try.