The Classical: Articles http://theclassical.org/articles en A Motorsports Road Trip: Turn 1 http://theclassical.org/articles/a-motorsports-road-trip-turn-1 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Connors </div> </div> </div> <p> The plan was this: we&mdash;three, female F1 fans who&rsquo;d only met twice in person&mdash;decided to fly to Munich and meet up with an internet friend from England&mdash;whom none of us had ever met in person. From there, we&rsquo;d rent a car, drive to Spielberg in the Austrian Alps, and camp for four days in and around the Austrian Grand Prix. Sunday night we&rsquo;d drive to Vienna, spend a day there, and then return to Spielberg for F1 mid-season testing. From there, we&rsquo;d go on to England for the rest of the adventure, three weeks in total.</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-motorsports-road-trip-turn-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/a-motorsports-road-trip-turn-1#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:10:42 +0000 wendt 2395 at http://theclassical.org What's the Worst That Could Happen?: SummerSlam 2015 http://theclassical.org/articles/whats-the-worst-that-could-happen-summerslam-2015 <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 the Biggest Party of the SummerSlam, and the guests of honor are a retired MMA fighter and a wizard zombie mortician for the Old West. What&#39;s the Worst That Could Happen?</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/whats-the-worst-that-could-happen-summerslam-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/whats-the-worst-that-could-happen-summerslam-2015#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:15:48 +0000 Nick Bond 2396 at http://theclassical.org Pitching "Out There" http://theclassical.org/articles/pitching-out-there <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> <span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px; line-height: 24.4799995422363px;">How did Johnny Cueto, a kid from the Dominican Republic, end up pitching from the center of a baseball diamond in Kauffman Stadium? Probably like anyone else who finds their way to Kansas City. In some ways, it just sort of happened that way, and in others, he willed it.</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/pitching-out-there" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/pitching-out-there#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:35:10 +0000 Nick Bond 2393 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: "Dreamer", or a Less Ambitious "Breaking Away" About Bowling http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-dreamer-or-a-less-ambitious-breaking-away-about-bowling <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> <i><span>Dream</span><span>er</span>,&nbsp;</i><span>the&nbsp;Music Box D</span><span>ancer</span><span>&nbsp;of sports movies. Simultaneously slow and energetic, at once traditional and danceable, the combination of which could only have thrived just before Morning In America.&nbsp;</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-dreamer-or-a-less-ambitious-breaking-away-about-bowling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-dreamer-or-a-less-ambitious-breaking-away-about-bowling#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:01:03 +0000 Nick Bond 2392 at http://theclassical.org The Other Cactus League http://theclassical.org/articles/the-other-cactus-league-0 <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> Baseball in the depths of the Utah desert isn&#39;t pretty. That&#39;s part of what makes it great.</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-other-cactus-league-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-other-cactus-league-0#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:47:26 +0000 piellucci 2391 at http://theclassical.org Lucas Duda Has No Comment http://theclassical.org/articles/lucas-duda-has-no-comment <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> The Mets&#39; slugging first baseman might be the most media-averse player in baseball. He also hits the ball really, really hard. We might as well appreciate both.</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/lucas-duda-has-no-comment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/lucas-duda-has-no-comment#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:41:34 +0000 David Roth 2388 at http://theclassical.org God, Violence, And Mixed Martial Arts http://theclassical.org/articles/god-violence-and-mixed-martial-arts <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eric Stinton </div> </div> </div> <p> How is it that so many of the most effectively violent people alive proclaim faith in a religious tradition that teaches the opposite? It&#39;s less complicated than it seems.</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/god-violence-and-mixed-martial-arts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/god-violence-and-mixed-martial-arts#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:07:45 +0000 David Roth 2387 at http://theclassical.org Clearing the Deck: Simone Manuel and Black Swimming http://theclassical.org/articles/clearing-the-deck-simone-manuel-and-black-swimming <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> Simone Manuel is a leader in the first generation of African-Americans swimmers to make systemic waves in the sport.</p> <p> What took so long?</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/clearing-the-deck-simone-manuel-and-black-swimming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/clearing-the-deck-simone-manuel-and-black-swimming#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 17:13:33 +0000 Nick Bond 2386 at http://theclassical.org Hogan Knows Nothing http://theclassical.org/articles/hogan-knows-nothing <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> That Hulk Hogan ruined his legacy by saying something stupid isn&#39;t shocking. That it showed us the truth about him is.&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/hogan-knows-nothing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/hogan-knows-nothing#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:58:35 +0000 Nick Bond 2384 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: "The Slugger's Wife," Or Everything And Everyone Strikes Out http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-the-sluggers-wife-or-everything-and-everyone-strikes-out <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> In which a legendary playwright and the most successful filmmaker of the 1970&#39;s collaborate on an extremely shitty baseball-adjacent movie that features a boatload of sexism, Rebecca DeMornay, some extremely dubious narrative choices, and the idea of A Horny Dale Murphy.</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-sluggers-wife-or-everything-and-everyone-strikes-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-the-sluggers-wife-or-everything-and-everyone-strikes-out#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:37:10 +0000 David Roth 2382 at http://theclassical.org 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 auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky to star 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