The Classical: Articles http://theclassical.org/articles/all en I Dream Of Aaron Gordon http://theclassical.org/articles/i-dream-of-aaron-gordon <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Pina </div> </div> </div> <p> Aaron Gordon is a very good, very flawed, and very much unfinished college player. That makes him all the more fun to dream on at the next level.</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-dream-of-aaron-gordon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/i-dream-of-aaron-gordon#comments Aaron Gordon Arizona Wildcats College Basketball Dreaming On Gangly People NBA Draft Potential Projection on a Massive Scale Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:18:34 +0000 David Roth 1890 at http://theclassical.org Show Me The Inside Of Your Head, or At The Mascots' Birthday Party http://theclassical.org/articles/show-me-the-inside-of-your-head-or-at-the-mascots-birthday-party <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hunter Whitworth </div> </div> </div> <p> Ambition, furious self-branding, people skating around wearing oversized heads, an Unspecified Yellow Thing and a character called Mop Top The Hip-Hop Scientist. So: about what you&#39;d expect from a NHL mascot&#39;s birthday party.</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/show-me-the-inside-of-your-head-or-at-the-mascots-birthday-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/show-me-the-inside-of-your-head-or-at-the-mascots-birthday-party#comments Ambition Branding Chubby The Polar Bear Comically Oversized Heads Dead Mascot Eyes Dispatches Ice Hogs Y'all Irregularly Staged Ice-Skating Races Mascots Mop Top The Hip-Hop Scientist Musical Chairs At A Very High Level NHL Party Naked Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:00:12 +0000 David Roth 1902 at http://theclassical.org The Myth Machine: From Travis Vogan's "Keepers Of The Flame" http://theclassical.org/articles/the-myth-machine-from-travis-vogans-keepers-of-the-flame <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Travis Vogan </div> </div> </div> <p> How did a great Joe Montana touchdown pass to Dwight Clark become &quot;The Catch&quot;? The same way all NFL myths get made: because NFL Films had its camera in just the right place, and knew just how to sell it. An excerpt from Travis Vogan&#39;s book <em>Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media</em>.</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-myth-machine-from-travis-vogans-keepers-of-the-flame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-myth-machine-from-travis-vogans-keepers-of-the-flame#comments American Football Excerpts Football As America Keepers Of The Flame Mythos Myths NFL Films Steve Sabol NFL Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:17:46 +0000 David Roth 1879 at http://theclassical.org Jordan Spieth Is Just About Ready http://theclassical.org/articles/jordan-spieth-is-just-about-ready <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ryan Bort </div> </div> </div> <p> In most sports, competitive parity is viewed as a goal. In the post-Tiger PGA, it&#39;s flattened things maybe too much. At age 20, after nearly winning at Augusta National, Jordan Spieth looks just about ready to shake things up.</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/jordan-spieth-is-just-about-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/jordan-spieth-is-just-about-ready#comments Bubba Watson Golf Jordan Spieth Masters Prodigies The Process Of Becoming Why We Watch young people Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:41:25 +0000 David Roth 1900 at http://theclassical.org Consider The Blue Devil http://theclassical.org/articles/consider-the-blue-devil <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ross Green </div> </div> </div> <p> Because they&#39;re so oversold, and so often so successful, everyone feels a little too much love or a little too much hate for Duke basketball. This makes it difficult to remember what suddenly appears clearer after March Madness subsides: that the Blue Devils, before they&#39;re a brand or a metaphor or anything else, are just a college basketball team.</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/consider-the-blue-devil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/consider-the-blue-devil#comments College Basketball College People Duke Duke Blue Devils Duke-Faces Hate Mike Kryzyzewski Preppy Villainy Shane Battier Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:47:32 +0000 David Roth 1896 at http://theclassical.org When Cedric Moodie Met Michael Jordan http://theclassical.org/articles/when-cedric-moodie-met-michael-jordan <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sam Riches </div> </div> </div> <p> Cedric Moodie has had a long career in basketball, and continues to pursue it Canada&#39;s National Basketball League. It&#39;s his job and his calling, but Moodie is not likely to get higher than a long-ago meeting at the rim with the greatest that ever played.</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/when-cedric-moodie-met-michael-jordan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/when-cedric-moodie-met-michael-jordan#comments Basketball Cultures Canadian Things Cedric Moodie Dispatches Dunking Dunking On Michael Jordan Minor League Things Minor Leagues Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:11:45 +0000 David Roth 1895 at http://theclassical.org A Team, A Forum, Two Futures, and Giannis Antetokounmpo: The Story of Save Our Bucks http://theclassical.org/articles/a-team-a-forum-two-futures-and-giannis-antetokounmpo-the-story-of-save-our-bucks <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AJ Dellinger </div> </div> </div> <p> The Bucks are losing, and losing a lot. Which means that, in a weird sense, the would-be fan revolutionaries behind the online movement Save Our Bucks are winning. Their goal is simple: a future that doesn&#39;t look like the past for one of the NBA&#39;s most consistently mediocre franchises.</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/a-team-a-forum-two-futures-and-giannis-antetokounmpo-the-story-of-save-our-bucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/a-team-a-forum-two-futures-and-giannis-antetokounmpo-the-story-of-save-our-bucks#comments Basketball Cultures Fandom Fans Milwaukee Milwaukee Things NBA Political Movements RealGM Forums The Internet the magical world of the internet Basketball Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:50:02 +0000 David Roth 1874 at http://theclassical.org Don't Always Believe http://theclassical.org/articles/dont-always-believe <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> The Ultimate Warrior was a memorable wrestler and a grandiose homophobic jerk. But for a generation of fans, some of whom happen to be gay, Warrior was <em>our</em> grandiose homophobic jerk.</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/dont-always-believe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/dont-always-believe#comments Homophobia Idiotic Attempts To Re-Queer The Word Queer pro wrestling rampant homophobia RIP Ultimate Warrior Ultimate Warrior On Walt Whitman WWE Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:58:44 +0000 David Roth 1891 at http://theclassical.org The Start of Something http://theclassical.org/articles/the-start-of-something <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> On attending a Minnesota Timberwolves game with a two-year-old, and other new and promising experiences.</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-start-of-something" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-start-of-something#comments Dadcore Fear Of Mascots First Person Kids Mascots Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Wolfs Basketball Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:32:58 +0000 David Roth 1876 at http://theclassical.org Wrestling With Alligators, or The Pursuit Of Objective Mascot Truth http://theclassical.org/articles/wrestling-with-alligators-or-the-pursuit-of-objective-mascot-truth <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tim Starks </div> </div> </div> <p> The NCAA Tournament will work itself out on the court, as it always does. But the debate over which mascot reigns supreme is something that can only be resolved through serious (not that serious) intellectual debate. Here is how one group of mascot scholars pursues the truth.</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/wrestling-with-alligators-or-the-pursuit-of-objective-mascot-truth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/wrestling-with-alligators-or-the-pursuit-of-objective-mascot-truth#comments Dead Mascot Eyes DIY Things Fear Of Mascots Mascots Plush Carnage Sun Devilry take things too seriously Science Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:40:37 +0000 David Roth 1887 at http://theclassical.org Yes!, Yes! and Away! http://theclassical.org/articles/yes-yes-and-away <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hunter Whitworth </div> </div> </div> <p> With the new Reality Era of meta, multiplatform storytelling, professional wrestling has experienced a revolution. Not surprisingly, it involves a guy in a beard, a sea of t-shirts and the power of the people.</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/yes-yes-and-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/yes-yes-and-away#comments DAN-IELL BRY-ANNN Daniel Bryan HHH Professional Wrestling Reality Era the Authority WrestleMania XXX WWE WWE WrestleMania Yes Chants YES! YES! YES! Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:31:20 +0000 Nick Bond 1884 at http://theclassical.org Yakkin' Bout WrestleMania: WHO GOT LEARNING IN MY PRO GRAPS? http://theclassical.org/articles/yakkin-bout-wrestlemania-who-got-learning-in-my-pro-graps <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Bond </div> <div class="field-item even"> Matthew Timmons </div> </div> </div> <p> A look at the logic behind the booking for WrestleMania XXX with Kayfabermetrics&#39; Matthew Timmons. We&#39;ll try to answer all the questions you may have about the WWE&#39;s Showcase of the Immortals. Maybe even why is the Shield perpetually wet.</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/yakkin-bout-wrestlemania-who-got-learning-in-my-pro-graps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/yakkin-bout-wrestlemania-who-got-learning-in-my-pro-graps#comments Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal Big E. bray wyatt Daniel Bryan Doug Lafon HHH John Cena Nick's undying love for HHH RybAxel Stephanie McMahon Wrestlemania Yes Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:34:56 +0000 Nick Bond 1883 at http://theclassical.org Nothing Better To Do http://theclassical.org/articles/nothing-better-to-do <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert O&#039;Connell </div> </div> </div> <p> The middle of the NBA, and the bottom of the playoff pack, is supposed to be the worst place to be. The Mavericks and Bulls seem not to care much, and have made doomed middle-class striving look downright dignified in the process.</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/nothing-better-to-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/nothing-better-to-do#comments Chicago Bulls Dallas Mavericks Lower-Middle-Class NBA NBA Playoffs Pride In Performance Rick Carlisle's Hair Tom Thibodeau's Hair Basketball Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:36:50 +0000 David Roth 1877 at http://theclassical.org Madness In Vegas http://theclassical.org/articles/madness-in-vegas <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Terry </div> </div> </div> <p> The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is dramatic enough without anything more than sentiment riding the games. It&#39;s a purer madness with money on everything, and watching from Las Vegas.</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/madness-in-vegas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/madness-in-vegas#comments Betting On Things College Basketball College Sports Dispatches Gambling Las Vegas Things Loving Wiggins And Being Punished For It The Plural Of Bloody Mary Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:07:16 +0000 David Roth 1880 at http://theclassical.org Yakkin' About Baseball: Parable Of The Fan Cave http://theclassical.org/articles/yakkin-about-baseball-parable-of-the-fan-cave <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Roth </div> <div class="field-item even"> David Raposa </div> </div> </div> <p> In which our heroes escape from the Fan Cave and into the freedom of actual meaningful professional baseball. Scott Spiezio&#39;s band is there, for some reason, but on this one day it doesn&#39;t matter so 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/yakkin-about-baseball-parable-of-the-fan-cave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/yakkin-about-baseball-parable-of-the-fan-cave#comments April Baseball Baseball Dice-K In GIF Form Lorrie Moore MLB MLB Network Critiquery Opening Day Racist Tommy Doesn't Need Your Stats Television Yakkin Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:23:19 +0000 David Roth 1872 at http://theclassical.org What If Mike Trout Held Out? http://theclassical.org/articles/what-if-mike-trout-held-out <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matthew Kory </div> </div> </div> <p> Mike Trout has been baseball&#39;s most valuable player over the last two years, and has been paid just a fraction of what he&#39;s worth. He could change that, and a lot of other things about how baseball works, if he wanted to.</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/what-if-mike-trout-held-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/what-if-mike-trout-held-out#comments Baseball Counterrevolutionary Sports economic arguments Economics Free Agency Mike Trout Speculative Holdouts The Very Idea Of Being Worth $50 Million Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:03:22 +0000 David Roth 1871 at http://theclassical.org Yakkin' About College Sports Labor Law http://theclassical.org/articles/yakkin-about-college-sports-labor-law <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Roth </div> <div class="field-item even"> Charles Star </div> </div> </div> <p> In which a lawyer and a... non-lawyer figure out what an NLRB ruling means for the future of the NCAA, and the whole weird feudal endeavor that is college sports.</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/yakkin-about-college-sports-labor-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/yakkin-about-college-sports-labor-law#comments College Basketball College Football College Sports Conversations Feudal Pwnage labor The Cause of Labor is the Hope of the World The Law Yakkin Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:11:46 +0000 David Roth 1869 at http://theclassical.org Under The Sea, or Diving At Epcot http://theclassical.org/articles/under-the-sea-or-diving-at-epcot <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> B. David Zarley </div> </div> </div> <p> One of the world&#39;s great Scuba experiences happens to exist on Mickey Mouse&#39;s turf, which means that diving with the rays and sharks and Guitarfish at Epcot&#39;s 5.7 million gallon tank means being a Part Of [Their] World, minus an actual Little Mermaid.</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/under-the-sea-or-diving-at-epcot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/under-the-sea-or-diving-at-epcot#comments Actual Sharks Disney's Sports Company Dispatches Diving First Person Florida Literal Things Mediated Experiences Of The Divine Dot Go Dot Com Orlando Rays But Not Tampa-Related Water-Related Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:55:41 +0000 David Roth 1866 at http://theclassical.org The Shock Of The New http://theclassical.org/articles/the-shock-of-the-new <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matt Osgood </div> </div> </div> <p> The NCAA Tournament&#39;s appeal overlaps with the sentimental appeal of the underdog. Wichita State may well be about to make that old, sweet dream a lot less quaint, and a lot more real. How ready are we for this?</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-shock-of-the-new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-shock-of-the-new#comments College Basketball March Things Narratives NCAA Basketball NCAA Tournament Shocker-Related Items Underdogs Wichita State Things Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:37:37 +0000 David Roth 1864 at http://theclassical.org Big As Life http://theclassical.org/articles/big-as-life <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Sauer </div> </div> </div> <p> For all the recent nostalgia over the dearly departed Reagan-era Big East, all it takes is a trip to Madison Square Garden to confirm that the conference is still here, and still more or less itself.</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/big-as-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/big-as-life#comments 1980 Things Big East College Basketball College Sports Doug McDermott ESPN John Thompson vs The Gipper Nostalgia Sassing Jay Bilas Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:27:29 +0000 David Roth 1861 at http://theclassical.org Society and Soccer http://theclassical.org/articles/society-and-soccer <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moacir P. de Sá Pereira </div> </div> </div> <p>In 1887, only two years after the English Football Association first permitted &ldquo;professionals&rdquo; to play for clubs, a German sociologist &nbsp;published a book called&nbsp;<em>Gemeinschaft und Gesselschaft</em>. More than eight decades later, a British sportswriter published a book about Tottenham Hotspur called <em>The Glory Game</em>. The two books have more in common than you might think.</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/society-and-soccer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/society-and-soccer#comments Books North London Things Soccer The Classical Magazine Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Pete Beatty 1860 at http://theclassical.org Home, Work: Michael Bradley Arrives http://theclassical.org/articles/home-work-michael-bradley-arrives <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> Michael Bradley might have been the best American player in European soccer. Instead, he decided to come home and play in the MLS. It&#39;s a big deal, for him and his league, even though the story&#39;s a long way from finished.</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/home-work-michael-bradley-arrives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/home-work-michael-bradley-arrives#comments German Shepherds Of Soccer Growing Up happiness Home Michael Bradley MLS National Anthem Soccer U.S. Men's Soccer Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:03:36 +0000 David Roth 1859 at http://theclassical.org Sacramento Wants To Be Major League http://theclassical.org/articles/sacramento-wants-to-be-major-league <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Connor Huchton </div> </div> </div> <p> Major League Soccer is looking to expand, and the expansion Sacramento Republic FC wants to be a part of it. It&#39;ll be a lot of work, but the presence of an American soccer legend has helped them to see the goal clearly.</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/sacramento-wants-to-be-major-league" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sacramento-wants-to-be-major-league#comments A Man Called Preki aspirations Dispatches Minor League Things MLS Sacramento Soccer Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:05:00 +0000 David Roth 1857 at http://theclassical.org Yakkin' About Baseball: Journeys Among The Basebros http://theclassical.org/articles/yakkin-about-baseball-journeys-among-the-basebros <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Roth </div> <div class="field-item even"> David Raposa </div> </div> </div> <p> It&#39;s spring. Jason Giambi is leading, Ian Kinsler is taking umbrage, and Bartolo Colon is eating balloon animals at birthday parties. So, pretty much the usual.</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/yakkin-about-baseball-journeys-among-the-basebros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/yakkin-about-baseball-journeys-among-the-basebros#comments Bartolo Colon Baseball Headless Grady Sizemore Ian Kinsler Mets Things Middle Infielder Vines Scott Boras Spring Training Umbrage Yakkin Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:11:05 +0000 David Roth 1855 at http://theclassical.org Why We Watch: Paul George, With Ease http://theclassical.org/articles/why-we-watch-paul-george-with-ease <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> Basketball just looks a lot easier when Paul George plays it than it usually does. That hasn&#39;t stopped him from working hard at it, which is just another reason why George is one of the NBA&#39;s truest must-watch stars.</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-paul-george-with-ease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/why-we-watch-paul-george-with-ease#comments Ease Indiana Pacers Most Improved NBA Paul George Rick Adelman Assessments Why We Watch work Basketball Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:30:48 +0000 David Roth 1852 at http://theclassical.org