Author Bio & Stories

  • 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.

  • September 2, 2014
    The Washington Team Name The Clog

    With the question now likely "When" and not "If" regarding a name change for the Washington NFL team, some nice folks have compiled a list of viable alternatives, along with a mock logo or two.  

  • August 18, 2014
    The Power of the Punch The Clog

    Brock Lesnar's slaughtering of WWE's golden goose John Cena at SummerSlam has shoved -- violently -- reality back in the face of fans. And created a lie you can believe in. 

  • May 2, 2014
    Saint Jack

    While his death may have been overshadowed by the stench of Donald Sterling, the legacy left behind in basketball by Dr. Jack Ramsay will last much longer than any damage Sterling could have done to his beloved game.  

  • A look at the logic behind the booking for WrestleMania XXX with Kayfabermetrics' Matthew Timmons. We'll try to answer all the questions you may have about the WWE's Showcase of the Immortals. Maybe even why is the Shield perpetually wet.

  • To paraphrase the great philosopher Enzo Amore, before last Wednesday, if we had a dime for every time professional wrestling fans universally agreed on something, we would have ZERO DIMES. But then last Wednesday, after more than two years of anticipation and speculation that stretched for months before that, the WWE announced their Network. And the crowd said, "Yes!"

  • This is the third of our three-part celebration of the late podcast, The Basketball Jones, which is now an awesome new show on NBATV called The Starters. Today, we'll discuss the legacy of  the group, the roles each member plays, and what TBJ represents to an entire generation of journalists. 

  • This is the second of our three-part celebration of the late podcast, The Basketball Jones, which is now an awesome new show on NBATV called The Starters. Today, we take a look at what they did to get to where they are, how they did what they did, and why they did it. Or something like that. More importantly: a game of HORSE involving bolo ties and a remake of the greatest television show theme in history. 

  • This is the first of our three-part celebration of the late podcast, The Basketball Jones, which is now an awesome new show on NBATV called The Starters. We’ll start today by giving a (relatively) brief history of the show from its inception through the end of the TBJ run, with insight from the guys themselves on the best thing to come out of the Canadian sports media not named Renee Young.

  • The Super Bowl will be played in New Jersey this season. In the beginning of February. This has lead to some obvious concerns from players, and more than a few broadcasters, but they seem to be missing the point: the NFL has been singing "Let It Snow" since the game was announced.