The Classical: Articles http://theclassical.org/articles en When The Workplace Is Everywhere, Or The Case Against The NBA's Biometrics Fetish http://theclassical.org/articles/when-the-workplace-is-everywhere-or-the-case-against-the-nbas-biometrics-fetish <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scott Leedy </div> </div> </div> <p> The trend in the NBA, as everywhere else, is towards more efficiency. This is good for business, but not so much for people who are just trying to do their job.</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-the-workplace-is-everywhere-or-the-case-against-the-nbas-biometrics-fetish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/when-the-workplace-is-everywhere-or-the-case-against-the-nbas-biometrics-fetish#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:54:26 +0000 David Roth 2523 at http://theclassical.org When You Say Best Friends, It Means Friends Forever http://theclassical.org/articles/when-you-say-best-friends-it-means-friends-forever <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> Goldust gets weird(er), The Rock gets wild and The Authority gets what they want. Raw Regurgitated, on the internet. Just for you!</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-you-say-best-friends-it-means-friends-forever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/when-you-say-best-friends-it-means-friends-forever#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 18:15:36 +0000 Nick Bond 2521 at http://theclassical.org What's the Worst That Could Happen at Royal Rumble 2016? http://theclassical.org/articles/whats-the-worst-that-could-happen-at-royal-rumble-2016 <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> For the first time in the history of the Royal Rumble, one man will be defending his title against 29 other performers. About half the crowd hates that guy. What&#39;s the Worst That Could Happen?&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/whats-the-worst-that-could-happen-at-royal-rumble-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/whats-the-worst-that-could-happen-at-royal-rumble-2016#comments Sun, 24 Jan 2016 23:38:26 +0000 Nick Bond 2520 at http://theclassical.org Yakkin' 'Bout Wrasslin': Rumblin', Bumblin', Stumblin' http://theclassical.org/articles/yakkin-bout-wrasslin-rumblin-bumblin-stumblin <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"> David Gibb </div> </div> </div> <p> They can&#39;t all be winners.</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-wrasslin-rumblin-bumblin-stumblin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/yakkin-bout-wrasslin-rumblin-bumblin-stumblin#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:47:03 +0000 Nick Bond 2519 at http://theclassical.org Sergi Roberto Gets In Where He Fits In http://theclassical.org/articles/sergi-roberto-gets-in-where-he-fits-in <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> The stars of tomorrow don&#39;t always pan out, but sometimes, wonderfully, they pan out in ways you would never expect. Sergi Roberto, Barcelona&#39;s new do-it-all utility man, is one such pleasant surprise.</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/sergi-roberto-gets-in-where-he-fits-in" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sergi-roberto-gets-in-where-he-fits-in#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:00:00 +0000 mcgowan 2517 at http://theclassical.org Nevermind the Buzzards, Here's The Wyatt Family http://theclassical.org/articles/nevermind-the-buzzards-heres-the-wyatt-family <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> Jericho continues to Cool Dad, The New Day keeps on keepin&#39; on, and The Wyatts maybe not be players, but they crush a lot. Raw Regurgitated, on the internet, just for you!</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/nevermind-the-buzzards-heres-the-wyatt-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/nevermind-the-buzzards-heres-the-wyatt-family#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:34:59 +0000 Nick Bond 2518 at http://theclassical.org The Biggest Losers http://theclassical.org/articles/the-biggest-losers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meghan Barr </div> </div> </div> <p> Even in the under-10 demographic, Yankee fans were typically better-looking, wealthier, and more athletic than Mets fans, who tended to be chubbier or punier or, in my case, nerdier than the general elementary school population. It makes sense when you think about it. People who are accustomed to winning in real life will naturally gravitate toward the franchise that symbolizes excellence. It takes a certain amount of humility and comfort with being a loser to pull for a raggedy crew of screw-ups.</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-biggest-losers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-biggest-losers#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:20:36 +0000 wendt 2511 at http://theclassical.org Beast Mode http://theclassical.org/articles/beast-mode <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> Vince &amp; Steph style and profile, Ric &amp; Charlotte bail, and Brock &amp; Paul put on a show. Raw Regurgitated on the internet, just for you!</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/beast-mode" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/beast-mode#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:16:37 +0000 Nick Bond 2514 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: When Harry Met Salley, Or "Forget Paris" As The First NBA Romantic Comedy http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-when-harry-met-salley-or-forget-paris-as-the-first-nba-romantic-comedy <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> There was a moment in time when Billy Crystal was a bankable star who could make whatever movie he wanted. And he once wanted to make a rom-com about Debra Winger falling in love with a smuggish NBA ref.</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-when-harry-met-salley-or-forget-paris-as-the-first-nba-romantic-comedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-when-harry-met-salley-or-forget-paris-as-the-first-nba-romantic-comedy#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:25:07 +0000 David Roth 2513 at http://theclassical.org Odds, Ends, Obstacles and Cool Dads http://theclassical.org/articles/odds-ends-obstacles-and-cool-dads <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Bond </div> </div> </div> <p> Chris Jericho is the Coolest Dad in the room, Charlotte is the biggest jerk in the Divas&#39; division and Roman never stops believing, until it&#39;s too late. Monday Night Raw, regurgitated on the internet just for you!</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/odds-ends-obstacles-and-cool-dads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/odds-ends-obstacles-and-cool-dads#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2016 19:41:22 +0000 Nick Bond 2512 at http://theclassical.org Dr. Jack or Walt Clyde?: An NBA Love Affair http://theclassical.org/articles/dr-jack-or-walt-clyde-an-nba-love-affair <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kevin Nickoloff </div> </div> </div> <p> For the modern basketball fan, the League Pass provides the chance to watch basically everything, and logic follows that any sane individual would take advantage of the opportunity by watching either completely stacked teams or highflyers. But who ever said logic applies to fandom?</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/dr-jack-or-walt-clyde-an-nba-love-affair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/dr-jack-or-walt-clyde-an-nba-love-affair#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:04:36 +0000 wendt 2509 at http://theclassical.org Arrested Development http://theclassical.org/articles/arrested-development <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 McMahons forget to check their privilege, Kevin Owens goes off the deep end and the New Day rocks Brooklyn. Raw Regurgitated on the internet, just for you!</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/arrested-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/arrested-development#comments Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:01:02 +0000 Nick Bond 2508 at http://theclassical.org According to Jim http://theclassical.org/articles/according-to-jim <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eric Chiu </div> </div> </div> <p> Aside from the usual sideline histrionics, the most unusual thing about Year 1 of Jim Harbaugh at Michigan was how ordinary it ended up being.</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/according-to-jim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/according-to-jim#comments Tue, 29 Dec 2015 15:40:14 +0000 wendt 2506 at http://theclassical.org A Chuckwagon Belongs In Texas, Part Two: Chuck Hayes Versus The Matt Barnes Gang http://theclassical.org/articles/a-chuckwagon-belongs-in-texas-part-two-chuck-hayes-versus-the-matt-barnes-gang <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Katie Heindl </div> </div> </div> <p> The exciting conclusion&mdash;or is it?&mdash;to Chuck Hayes search for meaning and shrimp along the Oregon Trail, and his showdown with the dreaded Barnes Gang.</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-chuckwagon-belongs-in-texas-part-two-chuck-hayes-versus-the-matt-barnes-gang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/a-chuckwagon-belongs-in-texas-part-two-chuck-hayes-versus-the-matt-barnes-gang#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 20:48:41 +0000 David Roth 2504 at http://theclassical.org Anonymity And Fame In The World's Most Disorganized Pro Football League http://theclassical.org/articles/anonymity-and-fame-in-the-worlds-most-disorganized-pro-football-league <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> The Fall Experimental Football League doesn&#39;t aspire to challenging the NFL for American Football Domination. It just wants to be a viable football league, and while that goal is still some ways off, they&#39;ve at least got the &quot;experimental&quot; part down pat.</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/anonymity-and-fame-in-the-worlds-most-disorganized-pro-football-league" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/anonymity-and-fame-in-the-worlds-most-disorganized-pro-football-league#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 18:37:34 +0000 David Roth 2503 at http://theclassical.org Come at the King, You Best Not Miss http://theclassical.org/articles/come-at-the-king-you-best-not-miss <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 New Day talk about their feelings, Ric and Charlotte make things complicated for Becky Lynch and the Roman Empire finally takes over Philadelphia. Raw Regurgitated on the internet, just for you!</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/come-at-the-king-you-best-not-miss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/come-at-the-king-you-best-not-miss#comments Tue, 15 Dec 2015 19:48:52 +0000 Nick Bond 2502 at http://theclassical.org What's the Worst That Could Happen at WWE's TLC 2015? http://theclassical.org/articles/whats-the-worst-that-could-happen-at-wwes-tlc-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> <span style="font-size: 14.4px; line-height: 24.48px;">With reviled face Roman Reigns at the top of the card, literally half the main event scene out of action and smarks screaming bloody murder, What&rsquo;s the Worst That Could Happen for the WWE at tonight&#39;s TLC PPV?</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/whats-the-worst-that-could-happen-at-wwes-tlc-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/whats-the-worst-that-could-happen-at-wwes-tlc-2015#comments Sun, 13 Dec 2015 16:54:30 +0000 Nick Bond 2500 at http://theclassical.org Deadline Approaches at The Players' Tribune http://theclassical.org/articles/deadline-approaches-at-the-players-tribune <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mark Macyk </div> </div> </div> <p> &ldquo;That was beautiful,&rdquo; Jeter says.</p> <p> &ldquo;Eh,&rdquo; Kobe says.</p> <p> &ldquo;Was that Byron?&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;Coach doesn&rsquo;t really have time for poetry,&rdquo; Kobe says. He smiles at Jeter, so the editor knows it&rsquo;s a joke. Jeter smiles too. &ldquo;Just something I&rsquo;m fooling around with.&rdquo;</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/deadline-approaches-at-the-players-tribune" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/deadline-approaches-at-the-players-tribune#comments Tue, 08 Dec 2015 17:08:07 +0000 Nick Bond 2499 at http://theclassical.org MLS Homegrowns: The Beast Within http://theclassical.org/articles/mls-homegrowns-the-beast-within <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jonathan Sigal </div> </div> </div> <p> Major League Soccer&#39;s Homegrown Player Rule is eight years old, but as teams and players alike can attest, there are no guarantees for anyone.</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/mls-homegrowns-the-beast-within" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/mls-homegrowns-the-beast-within#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 15:23:28 +0000 wendt 2497 at http://theclassical.org Missing Moses Malone, Whom I Never Really Knew http://theclassical.org/articles/missing-moses-malone-whom-i-never-really-knew-0 <p> A father, mother and son all understood Moses Malone in different ways. That doesn&#39;t mean they were acquainted with him underneath.&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/missing-moses-malone-whom-i-never-really-knew-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/missing-moses-malone-whom-i-never-really-knew-0#comments Thu, 03 Dec 2015 06:50:03 +0000 piellucci 2495 at http://theclassical.org A Chuckwagon Belongs In Texas, Or Chuck Hayes' Adventures On The Oregon Trail http://theclassical.org/articles/a-chuckwagon-belongs-in-texas-or-chuck-hayes-adventures-on-the-oregon-trail <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Katie Heindl </div> </div> </div> <p> Part one of Chuck Hayes&#39; thrilling journey across the wastelands of post-NBA life, beset by dystentery, despair, and Matt Barnes&#39; gang of roving bandits.</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-chuckwagon-belongs-in-texas-or-chuck-hayes-adventures-on-the-oregon-trail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/a-chuckwagon-belongs-in-texas-or-chuck-hayes-adventures-on-the-oregon-trail#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 18:00:29 +0000 David Roth 2492 at http://theclassical.org The Morbid Curiosity Draw of Big 12 Football http://theclassical.org/articles/the-morbid-curiosity-draw-of-big-12-football <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jessie Daniels </div> </div> </div> <p> The Big 12 is different. The question is whether that will make it worth watching.&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-morbid-curiosity-draw-of-big-12-football" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-morbid-curiosity-draw-of-big-12-football#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:11:55 +0000 piellucci 2491 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: "The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon," or The Tony Danza Playbook http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-the-garbage-picking-field-goal-kicking-philadelphia-phenomenon-or-the-tony-dan <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 Tony Danza takes on the role of a lifetime: a placekicking Philadelphia garbage man who is NOT NAMED TONY. Co-stars include Canadian locations and the stunt-thighs of Mike Vanderjagt.</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-garbage-picking-field-goal-kicking-philadelphia-phenomenon-or-the-tony-dan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-the-garbage-picking-field-goal-kicking-philadelphia-phenomenon-or-the-tony-dan#comments Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:10:43 +0000 David Roth 2489 at http://theclassical.org Waiting For James Harden, Or Scenes From The Houston Rockets' Players-Only Meeting http://theclassical.org/articles/waiting-for-james-harden-or-scenes-from-the-houston-rockets-players-only-meeting <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> A team in crisis discusses the big issues&mdash;defense, rebounding, the role of basketball in an uncaring universe, the dignity of labor, and the delightful Melissa McCarthy vehicle&nbsp;<em>Spy</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/waiting-for-james-harden-or-scenes-from-the-houston-rockets-players-only-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/waiting-for-james-harden-or-scenes-from-the-houston-rockets-players-only-meeting#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:48:23 +0000 David Roth 2487 at http://theclassical.org The World on Fire http://theclassical.org/articles/the-world-on-fire <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> For many players, <em>Fallout 4</em> has been a long had look into an irradiated mirror.&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-world-on-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-world-on-fire#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2015 19:41:40 +0000 Nick Bond 2486 at http://theclassical.org