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.
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.
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.