The Classical: Articles http://theclassical.org/articles/all en An Oral History Of Alejandro Jodorowsky's "Space Jam 2" http://theclassical.org/articles/an-oral-history-of-alejandro-jodorowskys-space-jam-2 <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> The story of one of the most unexpected, remarkable, and disastrous filmmaking collaborations in film and NBA history, from the people who lived it, from LeBron James to David Milch to Andray Blatche.</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/an-oral-history-of-alejandro-jodorowskys-space-jam-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/an-oral-history-of-alejandro-jodorowskys-space-jam-2#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:13:47 +0000 David Roth 2381 at http://theclassical.org The Case For Bill de Blasio And Andrew Cuomo Fighting Each Other At SummerSlam http://theclassical.org/articles/the-case-for-bill-de-blasio-and-andrew-cuomo-fighting-each-other-at-summerslam <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dave Colon </div> </div> </div> <p> A modest proposal to get one of America&#39;s biggest political rivalries&mdash;between New York City&#39;s mayor and New York&#39;s governor&mdash;into the ring at one of wrestling&#39;s biggest pay-per-view events. Which, conveniently, is going down in Brooklyn.</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-case-for-bill-de-blasio-and-andrew-cuomo-fighting-each-other-at-summerslam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-case-for-bill-de-blasio-and-andrew-cuomo-fighting-each-other-at-summerslam#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:22:33 +0000 David Roth 2379 at http://theclassical.org Ovi, and Me http://theclassical.org/articles/ovi-and-me <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> Alexander Ovechkin is what hockey looks like at its most fun. To some, he&#39;s also a lot more than 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/ovi-and-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/ovi-and-me#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:44:34 +0000 piellucci 2378 at http://theclassical.org Talking Tennis, Sports Books and More with Joe Samuel Starnes http://theclassical.org/articles/talking-tennis-sports-books-and-more-with-joe-samuel-starnes-0 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bryan Harvey </div> </div> </div> <p> A conversation with the author of &quot;Red Dirt,&quot; a tennis novel with Southern flair.</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/talking-tennis-sports-books-and-more-with-joe-samuel-starnes-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/talking-tennis-sports-books-and-more-with-joe-samuel-starnes-0#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:14:26 +0000 piellucci 2375 at http://theclassical.org Roger Federer Is Great, Because He's OK http://theclassical.org/articles/roger-federer-is-great-because-hes-ok <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alexander Goot </div> </div> </div> <p> Before the Wimbledon Final, a reminder that the all-time Slam king has survived. In tennis, that&#39;s just as impressive as conquering.</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/roger-federer-is-great-because-hes-ok" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/roger-federer-is-great-because-hes-ok#comments Sat, 11 Jul 2015 18:37:08 +0000 piellucci 2373 at http://theclassical.org Frankie Edgar and The Problem Within http://theclassical.org/articles/frankie-edgar-and-the-problem-within <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chris Manning </div> </div> </div> <p> Frankie Edgar could have found his way into Saturday night&#39;s featherweight title bout. He didn&#39;t because he may be too good for his own good.</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/frankie-edgar-and-the-problem-within" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/frankie-edgar-and-the-problem-within#comments Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:36:24 +0000 piellucci 2372 at http://theclassical.org Odell Beckham Is Dangerous http://theclassical.org/articles/odell-beckham-is-dangerous <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Joe Flynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px; line-height: 24.4799995422363px;">...and not just because he&#39;s already one of the best receivers in the NFL. While Beckham plays a position known for its outspoken players, he&#39;s not just another mouthy receiver, and he&#39;s talking about football in a way other players mostly don&#39;t.</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/odell-beckham-is-dangerous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/odell-beckham-is-dangerous#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:07:14 +0000 David Roth 2346 at http://theclassical.org An Ending in Galicia http://theclassical.org/articles/an-ending-in-galicia <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> Celta Vigo are a smallish club in Northwest Spain who have played some of La Liga&#39;s bravest, prettiest soccer. They are also not long for this world.</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/an-ending-in-galicia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/an-ending-in-galicia#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:01:25 +0000 mcgowan 2370 at http://theclassical.org A Pattern Of Play: Jack Charlton And His Ireland http://theclassical.org/articles/a-pattern-of-play-jack-charlton-and-his-ireland <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fredorrarci </div> </div> </div> <p> As a player and then as a coach, Jack Charlton made a soccer worldview out of discipline and order. Twenty-five years ago, in the 1990 World Cup, he made it pay off. Ireland hasn&#39;t forgotten 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/a-pattern-of-play-jack-charlton-and-his-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/a-pattern-of-play-jack-charlton-and-his-ireland#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:39:30 +0000 David Roth 2369 at http://theclassical.org The Grantland Question http://theclassical.org/articles/the-grantland-question <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Justin Robertson </div> </div> </div> <p> Despite what ESPN brass says, Bill Simmons&#39; former kingdom&#39;s future is, at best, cloudy. What does that mean for &nbsp;sports writing on the internet?</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-grantland-question" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-grantland-question#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:12:41 +0000 Nick Bond 2368 at http://theclassical.org 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