The Classical: Articles http://theclassical.org/articles/all en The Ties That Divide http://theclassical.org/articles/the-ties-that-divide-0 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jonny Auping </div> </div> </div> <p> Ty Lawson and Boogie Cousins have no shortage of commonalities heading into a tumultuous offseason. That&#39;s all the more reason to keep them apart instead of put them together.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/the-ties-that-divide-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-ties-that-divide-0#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:15:56 +0000 piellucci 2366 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: "Russell Madness," Or The Match Is Fixed http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-russell-madness-or-the-match-is-fixed <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tom Keiser </div> </div> </div> <p> Even in the proud canon of direct-to-DVD films in which a Jack Russell terrier somehow wins a pro wrestling title and discovers the value of family, &quot;Russell Madness&quot; stands out.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-russell-madness-or-the-match-is-fixed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-russell-madness-or-the-match-is-fixed#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:31:43 +0000 David Roth 2364 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: Smashing The Padrearchy, Or Pride Night In Oakland http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-smashing-the-padrearchy-or-pride-night-in-oakland <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matthew McGowen </div> </div> </div> <p> There&#39;s nothing historic about the Oakland Athletics winning at home in front of a diverse crowd. Except when there really, truly is.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-smashing-the-padrearchy-or-pride-night-in-oakland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-smashing-the-padrearchy-or-pride-night-in-oakland#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:08:26 +0000 David Roth 2361 at http://theclassical.org The Neymar Problem http://theclassical.org/articles/the-neymar-problem <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matt Ramirez </div> </div> </div> <p> Fresh off a Copa America suspension, Neymar is in everyone&#39;s bad graces. But is he to blame, or is it just part of the circumstances that shaped him into Pele&#39;s rightful heir?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/the-neymar-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-neymar-problem#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:08:12 +0000 piellucci 2358 at http://theclassical.org The Great Garbage Fire on 34th Street http://theclassical.org/articles/the-great-garbage-fire-on-34th-street <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Bond </div> </div> </div> <p> The Knicks will continue to be terrible until someone who works for them realizes that they&#39;ve stunk since essentially the beginning.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/the-great-garbage-fire-on-34th-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-great-garbage-fire-on-34th-street#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:10:59 +0000 Nick Bond 2357 at http://theclassical.org The Boys And Girls Of Summer, Or Remembering "Backyard Baseball" http://theclassical.org/articles/the-boys-and-girls-of-summer-or-remembering-backyard-baseball <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ethan Hammerman </div> </div> </div> <p> One of the best and best-loved baseball video games ever featured goofy graphics, improbable game-play, and a diverse cast of kids. It wasn&#39;t state of the art, but <em>Backyard Baseball</em> was a big game for a generation of young fans all the same.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/the-boys-and-girls-of-summer-or-remembering-backyard-baseball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-boys-and-girls-of-summer-or-remembering-backyard-baseball#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:57:17 +0000 David Roth 2355 at http://theclassical.org Losing, LeBron James, And Me http://theclassical.org/articles/losing-lebron-james-and-me <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Colin McGowan </div> </div> </div> <p> There was nothing more that LeBron James could have done, in these last NBA Finals, but do his job to his utmost. In this sense, and maybe only this one, he&#39;s a lot like everyone else.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/losing-lebron-james-and-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/losing-lebron-james-and-me#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:45:24 +0000 David Roth 2356 at http://theclassical.org I Chose To Root For A MLS Team To Make Friends http://theclassical.org/articles/i-chose-to-root-for-a-mls-team-to-make-friends <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asher Kohn </div> </div> </div> <p> There are only so many reasons why anyone would choose to care about the San Jose Quakes. Being a transplant to App-world is one of the better ones.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/i-chose-to-root-for-a-mls-team-to-make-friends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/i-chose-to-root-for-a-mls-team-to-make-friends#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:55:07 +0000 David Roth 2354 at http://theclassical.org LeBron, Authority, And Power Basketball http://theclassical.org/articles/lebron-authority-and-power-basketball <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yago Colás </div> </div> </div> <p> LeBron James did everything during the NBA Finals. Now, the inevitable backlash has arrived, in the form of complaints about LeBron not knowing his place. It is old, ugly, and very familiar.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/lebron-authority-and-power-basketball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/lebron-authority-and-power-basketball#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:21:15 +0000 David Roth 2353 at http://theclassical.org Line Change http://theclassical.org/articles/line-change <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Rogers </div> </div> </div> <p> Washington D.C. is many things to many people. Among them: a mecca for gay hockey fans.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/line-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/line-change#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:48:34 +0000 piellucci 2352 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: "Mr. Hockey," Or The Best Hockey Movie On The Hallmark Channel http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-mr-hockey-or-the-best-hockey-movie-on-the-hallmark-channel <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tom Keiser </div> </div> </div> <p> When CBC and Hallmark get together on producing a film focusing on hockey legend Gordie Howe&#39;s tenure in the ramshackle World Hockey Association, the result is... kind of shockingly good, actually?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-mr-hockey-or-the-best-hockey-movie-on-the-hallmark-channel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-mr-hockey-or-the-best-hockey-movie-on-the-hallmark-channel#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:45:49 +0000 David Roth 2349 at http://theclassical.org Fight, Curry, Fight http://theclassical.org/articles/fight-curry-fight <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Bond </div> </div> </div> <p> The future is now, whether or not the present is aware of it just yet.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/fight-curry-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/fight-curry-fight#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:02:43 +0000 Nick Bond 2348 at http://theclassical.org Fadeaway http://theclassical.org/articles/fadeaway <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hal Sundt </div> </div> </div> <p> He wanted to know what it was like to be the man whose son may very well fulfill the dream he never quite could.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/fadeaway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/fadeaway#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:44:36 +0000 wendt 2344 at http://theclassical.org The Glorious Inefficiency Of LeBron James http://theclassical.org/articles/the-glorious-inefficiency-of-lebron-james <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve McPherson </div> </div> </div> <p> LeBron James has been many different players throughout his career. The player he&#39;s been in these NBA Finals resembles none of those. But as he plays the most superhuman basketball of his career, he&#39;s been more human and more paradoxically playful than ever.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/the-glorious-inefficiency-of-lebron-james" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-glorious-inefficiency-of-lebron-james#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:43:37 +0000 David Roth 2347 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: The First No-Hitter And The Last No-Hitter http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-the-first-no-hitter-and-the-last-no-hitter <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ryan Jawetz </div> </div> </div> <p> No-hitters are rare, but not so rare that one couldn&#39;t happen on an otherwise unremarkable night at the ballpark. That&#39;s the magic of it.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-the-first-no-hitter-and-the-last-no-hitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-the-first-no-hitter-and-the-last-no-hitter#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:59:54 +0000 David Roth 2345 at http://theclassical.org Screaming Loud, Saying Everything http://theclassical.org/articles/screaming-loud-saying-everything <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Bond </div> </div> </div> <p> If LeBron can make championship chicken salad this season, what will that say about the nature of greatness? Can it change the way we think and talk about it?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/screaming-loud-saying-everything" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/screaming-loud-saying-everything#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 19:13:36 +0000 Nick Bond 2342 at http://theclassical.org Worth the Weight http://theclassical.org/articles/worth-the-weight <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shea Corrigan </div> </div> </div> <p> Some people become fans earlier than others, but it&#39;s better late than never. No matter how hard it&#39;ll make you cry.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/worth-the-weight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/worth-the-weight#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:13:10 +0000 Nick Bond 2341 at http://theclassical.org J.P. Crawford in Baseballtown http://theclassical.org/articles/jp-crawford-in-baseballtown <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Holly M. Wendt </div> </div> </div> <p> Philadelphia Phillies top prospect J.P. Crawford arrives at the eternal present, or FirstEnergy Stadium.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/jp-crawford-in-baseballtown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/jp-crawford-in-baseballtown#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:05:49 +0000 wendt 2339 at http://theclassical.org I Believe http://theclassical.org/articles/i-believe <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Bond </div> </div> </div> <p> The 2007 Warriors made a lot of Believers. Now it&#39;s time for them to have their faith rewarded.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/i-believe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/i-believe#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 17:02:02 +0000 Nick Bond 2338 at http://theclassical.org The Cleveland Cavaliers Become The Cleveland Cavaliers http://theclassical.org/articles/the-cleveland-cavaliers-become-the-cleveland-cavaliers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jordan White </div> </div> </div> <p> The Cleveland Cavaliers were tough down the stretch and have been great in the NBA Playoffs. As they&#39;re in the Finals, that&#39;s not surprising. The surprising part is how they&#39;ve changed, and how quickly.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/the-cleveland-cavaliers-become-the-cleveland-cavaliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-cleveland-cavaliers-become-the-cleveland-cavaliers#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:00:36 +0000 David Roth 2336 at http://theclassical.org Why We Watch: JR Smith, A Perfect Fit http://theclassical.org/articles/why-we-watch-jr-smith-a-perfect-fit <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rory Masterson </div> </div> </div> <p> The things that make JR Smith compelling are the same things which can eventually make him a nightmare to root for. But Cleveland seems to be finding a way to keep the dream alive.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/why-we-watch-jr-smith-a-perfect-fit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/why-we-watch-jr-smith-a-perfect-fit#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:19:13 +0000 Nick Bond 2334 at http://theclassical.org Xavi's Eastern Songline http://theclassical.org/articles/xavis-eastern-songline <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matt Ramirez </div> </div> </div> <p> A eulogy of the Spain and Barcelona great&#39;s career shouldn&#39;t contain such heavy laments, but people aren&#39;t perfect.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/xavis-eastern-songline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/xavis-eastern-songline#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000 mcgowan 2333 at http://theclassical.org The Career and the Gift: Can Women's Hockey Be Both? http://theclassical.org/articles/the-career-and-the-gift-can-womens-hockey-be-both <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zoë Hayden </div> </div> </div> <p></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/the-career-and-the-gift-can-womens-hockey-be-both" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-career-and-the-gift-can-womens-hockey-be-both#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 13:56:30 +0000 wendt 2328 at http://theclassical.org There Is No Helicopter http://theclassical.org/articles/there-is-no-helicopter <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Tobolowsky </div> </div> </div> <p> Paul Pierce was clutch against the Hawks, and then he was not. But the way his shots fell says more about us than him.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/there-is-no-helicopter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/there-is-no-helicopter#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 17:38:57 +0000 piellucci 2332 at http://theclassical.org In No Condition to Perform http://theclassical.org/articles/in-no-condition-to-perform <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Bond </div> </div> </div> <p> Why aren&#39;t the worst PPVs treated with the same reverent irreverence as the worst movies? And what does Vince McMahon&#39;s not coming to our soccer games have to do with it?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/in-no-condition-to-perform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/in-no-condition-to-perform#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 16:12:25 +0000 Nick Bond 2331 at http://theclassical.org