The Classical: Articles http://theclassical.org/articles en Guys Like Us http://theclassical.org/articles/guys-like-us <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dani Fleischer </div> </div> </div> <p> The 90s Knicks were ugly and flawed, even as they were great. For some families, that was worth holding onto.</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/guys-like-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/guys-like-us#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 06:23:22 +0000 piellucci 2567 at http://theclassical.org Meet The Nopers: State Farm's Rejected "Long Lost Basketball Siblings" http://theclassical.org/articles/meet-the-nopers-state-farms-rejected-long-lost-basketball-siblings <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ben Johnson </div> <div class="field-item even"> Alex Siquig </div> </div> </div> <p> From the non-fictional Zeke Randolph to dapper Detective Maurice Cole to Mason &quot;Mason Plumlee&quot; Plumlee, we offer this complete run-down of fictitious (and non-fictitious) NBA siblings.</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/meet-the-nopers-state-farms-rejected-long-lost-basketball-siblings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/meet-the-nopers-state-farms-rejected-long-lost-basketball-siblings#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:04:50 +0000 David Roth 2565 at http://theclassical.org What Does It Take To Create A Mascot? A Conversation With Aaron Dana, About Otters. http://theclassical.org/articles/what-does-it-take-to-create-a-mascot-a-conversation-with-aaron-dana-about-otters <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eli Neugeboren </div> </div> </div> <p> A conversation between two graphic designers about the joys, challenges, and weirdnesses of creating a mascot from scratch.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/what-does-it-take-to-create-a-mascot-a-conversation-with-aaron-dana-about-otters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/what-does-it-take-to-create-a-mascot-a-conversation-with-aaron-dana-about-otters#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:10:56 +0000 David Roth 2560 at http://theclassical.org We're Not Talking About Playoffs, Eh? http://theclassical.org/articles/were-not-talking-about-playoffs-eh <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jacob Sundstrom </div> </div> </div> <p> The absence of Canadian teams in this year&#39;s NHL field is good for a punchline, although it&#39;s already worn out from overuse. But that&#39;s about all it means.</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/were-not-talking-about-playoffs-eh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/were-not-talking-about-playoffs-eh#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:05:09 +0000 David Roth 2559 at http://theclassical.org Goodbye To Sam Hinkie, The Brownback Of The Boardroom http://theclassical.org/articles/goodbye-to-sam-hinkie-the-brownback-of-the-boardroom <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reetae </div> </div> </div> <p> Sam Hinkie might well have been a visionary. He was definitely an ideologue. He was also terrible at his job, which is why he doesn&#39;t have it anymore. It doesn&#39;t need to be more complicated 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/goodbye-to-sam-hinkie-the-brownback-of-the-boardroom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/goodbye-to-sam-hinkie-the-brownback-of-the-boardroom#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2016 18:40:55 +0000 David Roth 2563 at http://theclassical.org The Sixers, And Their Fans, Can't Win For Losing http://theclassical.org/articles/the-sixers-and-their-fans-cant-win-for-losing <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> Committing to The Process wasn&#39;t easy, and it wasn&#39;t necessarily fun. But for a fan who bought into the idea that Sam Hinkie could move things forward, the end of the Hinkie experiment feels like a step back.</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-sixers-and-their-fans-cant-win-for-losing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-sixers-and-their-fans-cant-win-for-losing#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:10:58 +0000 David Roth 2562 at http://theclassical.org Steph Curry Needs To Shoot His Shot http://theclassical.org/articles/steph-curry-needs-to-shoot-his-shot <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jordan White </div> </div> </div> <p> Steph Curry doesn&#39;t necessarily owe us any more than basketball. But what he refuses to talk about regarding North Carolina&#39;s HB2 speaks volumes all the same.&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/steph-curry-needs-to-shoot-his-shot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/steph-curry-needs-to-shoot-his-shot#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2016 17:00:36 +0000 David Roth 2561 at http://theclassical.org UConn, Their Critics, And The Importance Of Awe http://theclassical.org/articles/uconn-their-critics-and-the-importance-of-awe <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sam Wilkinson </div> </div> </div> <p> UConn&#39;s women&#39;s basketball dynasty caught a good amount of very bad criticism for their dominance during their latest dominant run to a NCAA championship. Which is weird, because the only thing you need to do to appreciate and understand their greatness is watch them play.</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/uconn-their-critics-and-the-importance-of-awe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/uconn-their-critics-and-the-importance-of-awe#comments Wed, 06 Apr 2016 19:33:36 +0000 David Roth 2558 at http://theclassical.org The Most Judgmental Judgment Call In College Basketball http://theclassical.org/articles/the-most-judgmental-judgment-call-in-college-basketball <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sam Wilkinson </div> </div> </div> <p> Refereeing is hard even when the rules are clear. In the case of the technical fouls called against players for hanging on the rim, the rule is bad&mdash;and the resulting calls are worse.</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-most-judgmental-judgment-call-in-college-basketball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-most-judgmental-judgment-call-in-college-basketball#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:18:27 +0000 David Roth 2556 at http://theclassical.org NBA Storytime: The Dragics Will Do It http://theclassical.org/articles/nba-storytime-the-dragics-will-do-it <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> In which Pat Riley harnesses the power of basketball&#39;s foremost warlock twins to send Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook back in time to stop Steph Curry.</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/nba-storytime-the-dragics-will-do-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/nba-storytime-the-dragics-will-do-it#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:16:13 +0000 David Roth 2555 at http://theclassical.org The Tyranny Of Trapezoids, Or Notes On The Proper Tending Of Goal http://theclassical.org/articles/the-tyranny-of-trapezoids-or-notes-on-the-proper-tending-of-goal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Elliott Turner </div> </div> </div> <p> Ron Hextall wasn&#39;t the best goaltender of his era, or any other. But he was good enough at one thing to sneak into a kid&#39;s dreams, and stay there.</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-tyranny-of-trapezoids-or-notes-on-the-proper-tending-of-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-tyranny-of-trapezoids-or-notes-on-the-proper-tending-of-goal#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:50:16 +0000 David Roth 2552 at http://theclassical.org Go Home Raw, You're Drunk http://theclassical.org/articles/go-home-raw-youre-drunk <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> Dean goes shopping, Zach Ryder goes over and Shane goes insane. 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/go-home-raw-youre-drunk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/go-home-raw-youre-drunk#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:46:45 +0000 Nick Bond 2554 at http://theclassical.org Scouting The Future Of Scouting In The NBA http://theclassical.org/articles/scouting-the-future-of-scouting-in-the-nba <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Damon Agnos </div> </div> </div> <p> Right now, NBA teams are especially into a very specific type of player&mdash;long, athletic, and with very specific skills. Here&#39;s a look into what&#39;s (probably not) next.</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/scouting-the-future-of-scouting-in-the-nba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/scouting-the-future-of-scouting-in-the-nba#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:28:50 +0000 David Roth 2551 at http://theclassical.org Inspiration Strikes: The JR Smith/Dion Waiters Power Rankings http://theclassical.org/articles/inspiration-strikes-the-jr-smithdion-waiters-power-rankings <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jonny Auping </div> <div class="field-item even"> Alex Siquig </div> </div> </div> <p> Dion Waiters has had an extremely difficult life, and a tragic last couple weeks away from basketball. He&#39;s played through it, brilliantly, and given a glimpse of the strength and struggle under his bluster. Also: JR Smith Bobblehead Night.</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/inspiration-strikes-the-jr-smithdion-waiters-power-rankings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/inspiration-strikes-the-jr-smithdion-waiters-power-rankings#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:30:43 +0000 David Roth 2553 at http://theclassical.org Unicorns with Carrot Horns http://theclassical.org/articles/unicorns-with-carrot-horns <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> New Day (kind of) Rocks, AJ-KO (kind of) rules and Dean Ambrose (kind of) main events the 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/unicorns-with-carrot-horns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/unicorns-with-carrot-horns#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:27:17 +0000 Nick Bond 2550 at http://theclassical.org Class WAR, Or Towards Communist Baseball http://theclassical.org/articles/class-war-or-towards-communist-baseball <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tyler Drenon </div> </div> </div> <p> Baseball&#39;s economics are insane in basically every way, but there&#39;s one simple way to start fixing that: get rid of the owners. Then get to work.</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/class-war-or-towards-communist-baseball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/class-war-or-towards-communist-baseball#comments Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:31:10 +0000 David Roth 2544 at http://theclassical.org Golden State And All That Glitters http://theclassical.org/articles/golden-state-and-all-that-glitters <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> The Warriors have been so dominant this season that the entire rest of the league has landed in their shadow. Maybe it&#39;s time to look at things from a different angle.</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/golden-state-and-all-that-glitters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/golden-state-and-all-that-glitters#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:42:26 +0000 David Roth 2549 at http://theclassical.org The Big Dog, Vol. 2: One vs. All (The Boos) http://theclassical.org/articles/the-big-dog-vol-2-one-vs-all-the-boos <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> Roman gets booed, Dean gets a present and the League of Nations finally gets some heat. 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/the-big-dog-vol-2-one-vs-all-the-boos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-big-dog-vol-2-one-vs-all-the-boos#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2016 17:33:52 +0000 Nick Bond 2547 at http://theclassical.org When Bo Lamar Invented Basketball, In 1973 http://theclassical.org/articles/when-bo-lamar-invented-basketball-in-1973 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shawn Fury </div> </div> </div> <p> There is a great deal of dispute over who invented, or first truly weaponized, the jumpshot. Dwight &quot;Bo&quot; Lamar didn&#39;t invent it, but he did invent some version of the future. An excerpt from Shawn Fury&#39;s new book <em>Rise and Fire</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/when-bo-lamar-invented-basketball-in-1973" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/when-bo-lamar-invented-basketball-in-1973#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:35:24 +0000 David Roth 2546 at http://theclassical.org NBATV's Indifferent Grace http://theclassical.org/articles/nbatvs-indifferent-grace <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> NBATV may have &quot;The Starters,&quot; but it&#39;s also got so much more&mdash;and so much less&mdash;to make it appealing in other ways.</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/nbatvs-indifferent-grace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/nbatvs-indifferent-grace#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2016 14:15:37 +0000 wendt 2542 at http://theclassical.org Away Games, Or A Dispatch From The Korean Basketball League http://theclassical.org/articles/away-games-or-a-dispatch-from-the-korean-basketball-league <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> Baseball is king in Korea, but basketball is basketball, anywhere on earth. That&#39;s enough to make anyplace feel like home.</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/away-games-or-a-dispatch-from-the-korean-basketball-league" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/away-games-or-a-dispatch-from-the-korean-basketball-league#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:07:55 +0000 David Roth 2540 at http://theclassical.org A Tale of Two Pushes http://theclassical.org/articles/a-tale-of-two-pushes <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> Sami comes back, Y2AJ breaks up and Dean beats back The Authority (and friends). 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/a-tale-of-two-pushes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/a-tale-of-two-pushes#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2016 22:24:25 +0000 Nick Bond 2543 at http://theclassical.org Baseball, America, Atrocities, And Dance: Toshiki Okada's "God Bless Baseball" http://theclassical.org/articles/baseball-america-atrocities-and-dance-toshiki-okadas-god-bless-baseball <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> B. David Zarley </div> </div> </div> <p> The new play by one of Japan&#39;s best and most polarizing playwrights is about the tension between Japan and Korea, the atomic bomb, and...Ichiro. It&#39;s really something.</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/baseball-america-atrocities-and-dance-toshiki-okadas-god-bless-baseball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/baseball-america-atrocities-and-dance-toshiki-okadas-god-bless-baseball#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:00:43 +0000 David Roth 2541 at http://theclassical.org The JR Smith/Dion Waiters Power Rankings: Oscars Edition http://theclassical.org/articles/the-jr-smithdion-waiters-power-rankings-oscars-edition <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jonny Auping </div> <div class="field-item even"> Alex Siquig </div> </div> </div> <p> This week&#39;s Smith/Waiters power rankings features an unexpected appearance from someone who is neither JR Smith nor Dion Waiters, and probably the most prolonged comparison between Jennifer Jason Leigh and JR Smith ever attempted.</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-jr-smithdion-waiters-power-rankings-oscars-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-jr-smithdion-waiters-power-rankings-oscars-edition#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:49:42 +0000 David Roth 2539 at http://theclassical.org Real Life is for March http://theclassical.org/articles/real-life-is-for-march <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> Leap Dave Williams no-showed, The Undertaker returns and Dean Ambrose arrives. 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/real-life-is-for-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/real-life-is-for-march#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2016 21:52:49 +0000 Nick Bond 2538 at http://theclassical.org