The Classical: Articles http://theclassical.org/articles/all en Declared http://theclassical.org/articles/declared <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> Frank Kaminsky&#39;s Wisconsin tenure ended a week ago. That doesn&#39;t mean he&#39;s stopped being a college basketball player.</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/declared" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/declared#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:31:50 +0000 piellucci 2291 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: The Bloody Sock From Behind Enemy Lines http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-the-bloody-sock-from-behind-enemy-lines <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ben Adams </div> </div> </div> <p> Playoff baseball can be excruciatingly, wonderfully hard to watch when it&#39;s at its best. Now imagine being forced to watch one of the greatest playoff games in history in total silence.</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-bloody-sock-from-behind-enemy-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-the-bloody-sock-from-behind-enemy-lines#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:27:07 +0000 David Roth 2290 at http://theclassical.org Stop The Clock, Or Baseball, Love, And Time http://theclassical.org/articles/stop-the-clock-or-baseball-love-and-time <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drew Avery </div> </div> </div> <p> Baseball&#39;s new pace-of-play rules are totally reasonable and useful. But what&#39;s right about baseball is also what&#39;s boring about it, and the game might as well admit as much.</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/stop-the-clock-or-baseball-love-and-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/stop-the-clock-or-baseball-love-and-time#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:51:20 +0000 David Roth 2289 at http://theclassical.org Broken Bat http://theclassical.org/articles/broken-bat <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeremy Horton </div> </div> </div> <p> Even after his relapse, nobody can take Josh Hamilton&#39;s days of sobriety away from him. If you&#39;re an addict, that&#39;s something you understand far too well.</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/broken-bat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/broken-bat#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:50:26 +0000 piellucci 2288 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: Vance Vance Revolution http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-vance-vance-revolution <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> 2015 may be rough for Phillies fans. Let&#39;s remember one unlikely night in 2012 when baseball was a lot of fun.</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-vance-vance-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-vance-vance-revolution#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:59:18 +0000 wendt 2284 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: Every Game A Pilgrimage http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-every-game-a-pilgrimage <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jamie Nelson </div> </div> </div> <p> Some pilgrims walk to Canterbury. Some take the ferry to AT&amp;T Park.</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-every-game-a-pilgrimage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-every-game-a-pilgrimage#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:53:38 +0000 wendt 2276 at http://theclassical.org Our Better Angels, in the Outfield and Everywhere Else http://theclassical.org/articles/our-better-angels-in-the-outfield-and-everywhere-else <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> Sports&#39; position as a moral force has slipped in the last few decades. It&#39;s time for them to make a comeback.</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/our-better-angels-in-the-outfield-and-everywhere-else" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/our-better-angels-in-the-outfield-and-everywhere-else#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:00:59 +0000 Nick Bond 2278 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: Skunked: A Polecats No-Hitter http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-skunked-a-polecats-no-hitter <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Donald Wakeford </div> </div> </div> <p> The best baseball game I&rsquo;ve ever attended featured a no-hitter for a team with a skunk for a logo and was played in a stadium my father built.</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-skunked-a-polecats-no-hitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-skunked-a-polecats-no-hitter#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:43:02 +0000 wendt 2274 at http://theclassical.org Couches Versus Cancer http://theclassical.org/articles/couches-versus-cancer <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Josh Tucker </div> </div> </div> <p> The NCAA Tournament is great in its ways and awful in its ways. There are reasons to watch, and reasons not to. But, for people in need of the escape and brightness that sports can offer, March Madness delivers.</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/couches-versus-cancer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/couches-versus-cancer#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:22:08 +0000 David Roth 2272 at http://theclassical.org We Lose, We Lose, We Win http://theclassical.org/articles/we-lose-we-lose-we-win <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chris Sampson </div> </div> </div> <p> After the first two rounds of March Madness, most of the tournament&#39;s teams are gone. But also nothing ever really ends in March.</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/we-lose-we-lose-we-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/we-lose-we-lose-we-win#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:51:14 +0000 David Roth 2268 at http://theclassical.org The John Cena Problem http://theclassical.org/articles/the-john-cena-problem <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> Through no fault of his own, John Cena has become an avatar for what ails the WWE. But is it too late to fix it?&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/the-john-cena-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-john-cena-problem#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:25:00 +0000 Nick Bond 2264 at http://theclassical.org Skate or Buy http://theclassical.org/articles/skate-or-buy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kevin Nickoloff </div> </div> </div> <p> The things that make skateboarding skateboarding are also the things that make it so appealing to corporations. It&#39;s not all bad. Right?</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/skate-or-buy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/skate-or-buy#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:29:46 +0000 Nick Bond 2260 at http://theclassical.org Peja And Vlade http://theclassical.org/articles/peja-and-vlade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Redford </div> </div> </div> <p> Two stars from Yugoslavia symbolized different aspects of the troubled, ethnically diverse republic. Together, they made beautiful basketball and provided their homeland with something to be proud of.</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/peja-and-vlade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/peja-and-vlade#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:23:37 +0000 mcgowan 2256 at http://theclassical.org Putting Down Names: When An NCAA Bracket Is Something More http://theclassical.org/articles/putting-down-names-when-an-ncaa-bracket-is-something-more <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jessie Daniels </div> </div> </div> <p> Bracketology is little more than arbitrary pseudo-science designed to prognosticate someone else&#39;s arbitrary pseudo-science. The reason we care so much is only partly about the games themselves.</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/putting-down-names-when-an-ncaa-bracket-is-something-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/putting-down-names-when-an-ncaa-bracket-is-something-more#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:25:09 +0000 piellucci 2254 at http://theclassical.org Head Games http://theclassical.org/articles/head-games-1 <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> Chris Borland is the latest in what&#39;s been a mass exodus of players seemingly in their prime leaving the NFL for greener pastures. And the reaction to his exit says almost as much about the problems in the industry as the reasons he&#39;s leaving in the first place.&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/head-games-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/head-games-1#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:24:34 +0000 Nick Bond 2250 at http://theclassical.org Life Among The Dinosaurs http://theclassical.org/articles/life-among-the-dinosaurs <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> Canada has 35 million people and one professional basketball team. The Toronto Raptors are an NBA experience unlike any other.</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/life-among-the-dinosaurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/life-among-the-dinosaurs#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:50:14 +0000 piellucci 2249 at http://theclassical.org The Jackpot Doesn't Pay Twice http://theclassical.org/articles/the-jackpot-doesnt-pay-twice <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will Robinson </div> </div> </div> <p> Hiring coaches is a very dumb, very flawed process. It becomes that much dumber and more flawed when teams start burrowing into the past to find new 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/the-jackpot-doesnt-pay-twice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-jackpot-doesnt-pay-twice#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:02:18 +0000 piellucci 2248 at http://theclassical.org The Master: Talking To Bill Littlefield About W.C. Heinz And "The Top Of His Game" http://theclassical.org/articles/the-master-talking-to-bill-littlefield-about-wc-heinz-and-the-top-of-his-game <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Davis </div> </div> </div> <p> A conversation with Bill Littlefield, host of NPR&#39;s &quot;Only A Game,&quot; about his new anthology of W.C. Heinz, the masterful writer&mdash;forgotten and then rediscovered&mdash;who helped define what sportswriting could be.</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-master-talking-to-bill-littlefield-about-wc-heinz-and-the-top-of-his-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-master-talking-to-bill-littlefield-about-wc-heinz-and-the-top-of-his-game#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:57:27 +0000 David Roth 2247 at http://theclassical.org The HeyMan, the Beast Incarnate and the Queen of the Irredeemables http://theclassical.org/articles/the-heyman-the-beast-incarnate-and-the-queen-of-the-irredeemables <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 world of professional wrestling is one largely built on the idea of good and evil. But in a world of moral relativism, is there anything they can do to work to start working from a fixed point again?</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-heyman-the-beast-incarnate-and-the-queen-of-the-irredeemables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-heyman-the-beast-incarnate-and-the-queen-of-the-irredeemables#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:31:06 +0000 Nick Bond 2246 at http://theclassical.org Russell Westbrook, Not A Robot http://theclassical.org/articles/russell-westbrook-not-a-robot <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> Some players get compared to other players. Russell Westbrook gets called a cyborg, if only because nothing else seems to fit. But he&#39;s something scarier than that&mdash;a player without a precedent.</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/russell-westbrook-not-a-robot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/russell-westbrook-not-a-robot#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:42:56 +0000 David Roth 2245 at http://theclassical.org Your Dangerously Comprehensive 2015 MLS Season Preview http://theclassical.org/articles/your-dangerously-comprehensive-2015-mls-season-preview <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Connor Huchton </div> <div class="field-item even"> Patrick Redford </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Pierce Huchton </div> <div class="field-item even"> Zack Goldman </div> </div> </div> <p> A preview so comprehensive, so wide-ranging, so dedicated to getting you up to speed with MLS that it has both Terence Malick and a crossword puzzle in 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/your-dangerously-comprehensive-2015-mls-season-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/your-dangerously-comprehensive-2015-mls-season-preview#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:24:14 +0000 David Roth 2244 at http://theclassical.org Romanism http://theclassical.org/articles/romanism <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 dir="ltr"> Juan Roman Riquelme has finally retired after 19 seasons of brilliance. His legacy is rich and disputed, but those who watched him play understand what he meant to the game.</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/romanism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/romanism#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:05:29 +0000 mcgowan 2237 at http://theclassical.org One Thing After Another http://theclassical.org/articles/one-thing-after-another <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> Derrick Rose has gone from young superstar to injury-wracked cautionary tale. The saddest part is that it all seemed to happen so naturally.</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/one-thing-after-another" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/one-thing-after-another#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:16:13 +0000 David Roth 2236 at http://theclassical.org Give Us Back Our Wrestling Show, Please http://theclassical.org/articles/give-us-back-our-wrestling-show-please <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> It&#39;s been exactly a year since the inanity of the #HijackRaw movement entered our lives, and it&#39;s been exactly a year too long.&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/give-us-back-our-wrestling-show-please" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/give-us-back-our-wrestling-show-please#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:24:48 +0000 Nick Bond 2235 at http://theclassical.org The High-Grade Absurdity of the LA Lady Arm Wrestlers http://theclassical.org/articles/the-high-grade-absurdity-of-the-la-lady-arm-wrestlers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hector Diaz </div> </div> </div> <p> That it&#39;s a lady arm wrestling league would be enough, but the LA Lady Arm Wrestlers are so much more than enough.</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-high-grade-absurdity-of-the-la-lady-arm-wrestlers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-high-grade-absurdity-of-the-la-lady-arm-wrestlers#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:07:21 +0000 ehall4 2226 at http://theclassical.org