The Classical: Articles http://theclassical.org/articles/all en Lessons Of A Super Bowl Film Session http://theclassical.org/articles/lessons-of-a-super-bowl-film-session <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matt Lardner </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px; line-height: 24.4799995422363px;">There is no good reason to watch five football movies before kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday. But it is possible, and we have proof.</span></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/lessons-of-a-super-bowl-film-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/lessons-of-a-super-bowl-film-session#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:39:51 +0000 David Roth 2203 at http://theclassical.org Where Our Super Bowl Memories Come From: A Conversation With Neil Leifer http://theclassical.org/articles/where-our-super-bowl-memories-come-from-a-conversation-with-neil-leifer <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> The most indelible Super Bowl images are history. The people that took those photos are mostly lost to it. Neil Leifer&#39;s <em>Keepers Of The Streak</em> is a documentary about the forgotten photographers who took some of the most memorable sports photos ever.</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/where-our-super-bowl-memories-come-from-a-conversation-with-neil-leifer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/where-our-super-bowl-memories-come-from-a-conversation-with-neil-leifer#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:00:23 +0000 David Roth 2192 at http://theclassical.org The Devil Went Down to (Championship Wrestling from) Florida http://theclassical.org/articles/the-devil-went-down-to-championship-wrestling-from-florida <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Benjamin Welton </div> </div> </div> <p> Before playing a cartoon character in the bright and shiny plastic world of early-90s WCW, a much darker and dangerous Kevin Sullivan rode the Satanic Panic of the mid-80s to legendary status .&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-devil-went-down-to-championship-wrestling-from-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-devil-went-down-to-championship-wrestling-from-florida#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:20:33 +0000 Nick Bond 2198 at http://theclassical.org The City and The Celtics http://theclassical.org/articles/the-city-and-the-celtics <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Evans Clinchy </div> </div> </div> <p> Without a single remnant of the 2008 championship team left, the Celtics look to evolve in a city surprisingly amenable to (some) changes and scared to their bones by others.&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-city-and-the-celtics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-city-and-the-celtics#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:47:20 +0000 Nick Bond 2195 at http://theclassical.org The Golden State Warriors, Contenders Or Pretenders: The 'Meet The Press' Roundtable http://theclassical.org/articles/the-golden-state-warriors-contenders-or-pretenders-the-meet-the-press-roundtable <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alex Siquig </div> </div> </div> <p> Through the first half of the NBA season, the Golden State Warriors have looked pretty great. But we won&#39;t <em>really</em> know if they&#39;re for real until we hear from experts like Nancy Grace, Charles Barkley, Sean Hannity, Tom Friedman and Frances McDormand.</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-golden-state-warriors-contenders-or-pretenders-the-meet-the-press-roundtable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-golden-state-warriors-contenders-or-pretenders-the-meet-the-press-roundtable#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:37:48 +0000 David Roth 2185 at http://theclassical.org No Mo 'Melo http://theclassical.org/articles/no-mo-melo <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Justin Doolittle </div> </div> </div> <p> It&#39;s hard to imagine a team worse than the intentionally terribad 76ers, but there the Knicks stand at the very bottom of the NBA table. And while how much of it is Carmelo Anthony&#39;s fault is debatable, the situation doesn&#39;t seem like it&#39;s going to get any better, any time soon.&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/no-mo-melo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/no-mo-melo#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:58:48 +0000 Nick Bond 2190 at http://theclassical.org Seeing, Believing and Other Possibilities http://theclassical.org/articles/seeing-believing-and-other-possibilities <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Holly Wendt </div> </div> </div> <p> There are any number of sensations you&#39;ll find at a minor league hockey game: the chill in the air, the smell of the ice, the vision of blood gushing out of someone&#39;s face after taking a puck to the head.&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/seeing-believing-and-other-possibilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/seeing-believing-and-other-possibilities#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:41:10 +0000 Nick Bond 2188 at http://theclassical.org It's Morning in America: Meet The New Classical Squadron http://theclassical.org/articles/its-morning-in-america-meet-the-new-classical-squadron <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Classical Squadron </div> </div> </div> <p> The Classical is going through some changes. But good ones, the kind where people high five at the end of the movie because they&#39;ve successfully landed the plane and all learned something about themselves along the way.&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/its-morning-in-america-meet-the-new-classical-squadron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/its-morning-in-america-meet-the-new-classical-squadron#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:56:43 +0000 Nick Bond 2183 at http://theclassical.org Three Years And Change http://theclassical.org/articles/three-years-and-change <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Roth </div> </div> </div> <p> Somewhere back there, The Classical turned three years old. We are getting older, and also newer.</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/three-years-and-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/three-years-and-change#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:43:29 +0000 David Roth 2186 at http://theclassical.org Forgetting The Titans http://theclassical.org/articles/forgetting-the-titans <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jesse Farrar </div> </div> </div> <p> Only a few NFL teams are still playing football. Yet again, the Tennessee Titans only barely seemed to start.</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/forgetting-the-titans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/forgetting-the-titans#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:58:17 +0000 David Roth 2181 at http://theclassical.org The Pitch: Seven Games, Ten Days, Two Countries http://theclassical.org/articles/the-pitch-seven-games-ten-days-two-countries <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David McIntire </div> </div> </div> <p> A journey through the English Premier League, with a detour to Turkey and a lot of extremely disrespectful chants.</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-pitch-seven-games-ten-days-two-countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-pitch-seven-games-ten-days-two-countries#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:27:49 +0000 David Roth 2180 at http://theclassical.org Westbrook Is Westbrook http://theclassical.org/articles/westbrook-is-westbrook <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ian Levy </div> </div> </div> <p> Russell Westbrook is who he is, for better and worse and more effectively than he ever has been before. What his greatness means for the Thunder is a complicated question, and one that the team would do well to take seriously.</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/westbrook-is-westbrook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/westbrook-is-westbrook#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:09:45 +0000 David Roth 2179 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: "The Bear," Or Roll Damn Busey http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-the-bear-or-roll-damn-busey <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> Paul &quot;Bear&quot; Bryant is one of the most iconic figures in college football history. So yeah, Gary Busey would be the obvious choice to play him in a movie.</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-the-bear-or-roll-damn-busey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-the-bear-or-roll-damn-busey#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:05:08 +0000 David Roth 2178 at http://theclassical.org Cognitive Dissonance And Raheem Sterling http://theclassical.org/articles/cognitive-dissonance-and-raheem-sterling <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bhavin Bavalia </div> </div> </div> <p> Liverpool&#39;s young star is one of the most exciting soccer players in the world. He is also, probably, a domestic-abusing creep. What now?</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/cognitive-dissonance-and-raheem-sterling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/cognitive-dissonance-and-raheem-sterling#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:08:48 +0000 David Roth 2176 at http://theclassical.org The Lost Simulations http://theclassical.org/articles/the-lost-simulations <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ian Levy </div> </div> </div> <p> ESPN runs statistical simulations of 5,000 NBA games every day. For all we know, these are some of them.</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-lost-simulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-lost-simulations#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:14:22 +0000 David Roth 2174 at http://theclassical.org College Football's Loud 'No Comment' http://theclassical.org/articles/college-footballs-loud-no-comment <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Evin Demirel </div> </div> </div> <p> Professional and collegiate athletes have been an unusually large part of the growing and contentious national conversation over policing and race. College football, however, has been notable in its 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/college-footballs-loud-no-comment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/college-footballs-loud-no-comment#comments Tue, 30 Dec 2014 17:54:41 +0000 David Roth 2173 at http://theclassical.org Z-Bo, Still http://theclassical.org/articles/z-bo-still <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> Zach Randolph isn&#39;t doing Z-Bo things for the Grizz nearly as often as he used to. It&#39;s working really well for all concerned.</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/z-bo-still" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/z-bo-still#comments Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:53:23 +0000 David Roth 2171 at http://theclassical.org Mokeski, Mistletoe And More: Forgotten Holiday Albums By Sports Stars http://theclassical.org/articles/mokeski-mistletoe-and-more-forgotten-holiday-albums-by-sports-stars <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"> Jeff Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> From the seminal &quot;Mokeski And Mistletoe&quot; to the Harbaugh Brothers&#39; seething takes on the holiday standards, a collection of seasonal classics from the sports world that will brighten your holiday season.</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/mokeski-mistletoe-and-more-forgotten-holiday-albums-by-sports-stars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/mokeski-mistletoe-and-more-forgotten-holiday-albums-by-sports-stars#comments Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:23:38 +0000 David Roth 2170 at http://theclassical.org The Once And Future Kings http://theclassical.org/articles/the-once-and-future-kings <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> The Sacramento Kings spent nearly a decade in zombified stasis. Whatever else they are now, they&#39;re at least awake.</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-once-and-future-kings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-once-and-future-kings#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:36:20 +0000 David Roth 2167 at http://theclassical.org Jack Rodwell And The Dread http://theclassical.org/articles/jack-rodwell-and-the-dread <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> Jack Rodwell is a talented and unusually injury-prone young soccer player. That last bit is a good deal more complicated than it seems at first.</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/jack-rodwell-and-the-dread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/jack-rodwell-and-the-dread#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:08:02 +0000 David Roth 2164 at http://theclassical.org Power Football http://theclassical.org/node/2162 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jonathan Tjarks </div> </div> </div> <p> After lots of noisy debate, the college football playoff shook out exactly as the game&#39;s most powerful interests could&#39;ve wanted. It was never going to be any other way.</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/node/2162" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/node/2162#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:09:18 +0000 David Roth 2162 at http://theclassical.org Nothing, And Nothing Else: Kobe And The Nihilist Lakers http://theclassical.org/articles/nothing-and-nothing-else-kobe-and-the-nihilist-lakers <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> The Los Angeles Lakers aren&#39;t any good this year. The bigger problem is that they&#39;re nothing but that.</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-and-nothing-else-kobe-and-the-nihilist-lakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/nothing-and-nothing-else-kobe-and-the-nihilist-lakers#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:36:20 +0000 David Roth 2160 at http://theclassical.org Rob Ford, The Raptors, And Toronto http://theclassical.org/articles/rob-ford-the-raptors-and-toronto <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Reynolds </div> </div> </div> <p> As Rob Ford&#39;s mayoral career crashed and burned, the Raptors rose. For Toronto natives, candidate and team served something like the same purpose, and spoke to the same longstanding civic need.</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/rob-ford-the-raptors-and-toronto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/rob-ford-the-raptors-and-toronto#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:30:31 +0000 David Roth 2157 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: "Slam Dunk Ernest," or Ernest Saves Cap Space http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-slam-dunk-ernest-or-ernest-saves-cap-space <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> <span>What if I told you that a pair of magical shoes could turn a tapped-out bumpkin character into a basketball star in a movie that manages to disrespect every major religion, and many other things? (It&#39;s a rhetorical question, that is what happens in&nbsp;</span><em>Slam Dunk Ernest</em><span>.) (Sorry for any confusion.)</span></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-slam-dunk-ernest-or-ernest-saves-cap-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-slam-dunk-ernest-or-ernest-saves-cap-space#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:31:25 +0000 David Roth 2155 at http://theclassical.org Quitting Football http://theclassical.org/articles/quitting-football <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> After a mostly failed year-long quest to quit the game, it seems worth trying to figure out how and why football&#39;s hold is so powerful.</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/quitting-football" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/quitting-football#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:14:58 +0000 David Roth 2154 at http://theclassical.org