The Classical: Articles http://theclassical.org/articles/all en Quitting Football http://theclassical.org/articles/quitting-football <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ross Green </div> </div> </div> <p> After a mostly failed year-long quest to quit the game, it seems worth trying to figure out how and why football&#39;s hold is so powerful.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/quitting-football" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/quitting-football#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:14:58 +0000 David Roth 2154 at http://theclassical.org Yakkin' About Jurgen http://theclassical.org/articles/yakkin-about-jurgen <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Redford </div> <div class="field-item even"> Asher Kohn </div> </div> </div> <p> A frank conversation on the TED Talk-y tendencies, general weirdness, and secret promise of the USMNT&#39;s weird and weirdly iconic coach.</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-about-jurgen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/yakkin-about-jurgen#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:50:42 +0000 David Roth 2153 at http://theclassical.org In Search Of Heel Heat http://theclassical.org/articles/in-search-of-heel-heat <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jules Bentley </div> </div> </div> <p> Making crowds seethe with anger is one of the oldest and proudest traditions in professional wrestling. So why has heel heat -- arguably the most memorable heat the sport has to offer -- become so hard to come by? From The Classical Magazine Issue 12, 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/in-search-of-heel-heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/in-search-of-heel-heat#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:04:06 +0000 David Roth 2152 at http://theclassical.org Power In The East: A Study http://theclassical.org/articles/power-in-the-east-a-study <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 layman&#39;s introduction to the unique and brutal basketballing culture of the fascinating, violent, and little-understood Eastern Conference, including a ranking of the region&#39;s most powerful basketballing factions.</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/power-in-the-east-a-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/power-in-the-east-a-study#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:11:07 +0000 David Roth 2150 at http://theclassical.org The World To Come http://theclassical.org/articles/the-world-to-come-0 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chris Thompson </div> </div> </div> <p> An elegy for a baseball man who wasn&#39;t, a bad man who was, and the better world that chases him away.</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-to-come-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-world-to-come-0#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:34:01 +0000 David Roth 2148 at http://theclassical.org The One And Only http://theclassical.org/articles/the-one-and-only <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> The Sixers won a basketball game! Now what?</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-one-and-only" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-one-and-only#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:26:18 +0000 David Roth 2145 at http://theclassical.org The Quiet Thunder http://theclassical.org/articles/the-quiet-thunder <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> What did we learn during the Thunder&#39;s painful month without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook? That the future could be very quiet in OKC.</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-quiet-thunder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-quiet-thunder#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:48:57 +0000 David Roth 2144 at http://theclassical.org Working Man's Blues http://theclassical.org/articles/working-mans-blues <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> The soccer-playing life is (mostly) terrible.</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/working-mans-blues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/working-mans-blues#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:48:07 +0000 David Roth 2141 at http://theclassical.org Jimmy Butler, In Between http://theclassical.org/articles/jimmy-butler-in-between <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert O&#039;Connell </div> </div> </div> <p> Jimmy Butler is playing like a star, and being used like a Disposable Basketball Unit. How long can this 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/jimmy-butler-in-between" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/jimmy-butler-in-between#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:04:35 +0000 David Roth 2142 at http://theclassical.org Rookies, Or The Drifts Of Home http://theclassical.org/articles/rookies-or-the-drifts-of-home <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Roth </div> </div> </div> <p> At home, where everything is still piled up, just like you left it. An excerpt from The Classical Magazine Issue Six, ECONO.</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/rookies-or-the-drifts-of-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/rookies-or-the-drifts-of-home#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:11:00 +0000 David Roth 2140 at http://theclassical.org Thunder At Dawn, Or Prayer Of A Rugby Dad http://theclassical.org/articles/thunder-at-dawn-or-prayer-of-a-rugby-dad <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> James Howden </div> </div> </div> <p> Fathers want things for their children, and those kids want what they want. Rugby is something else entirely. It&#39;s a good thing.</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/thunder-at-dawn-or-prayer-of-a-rugby-dad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/thunder-at-dawn-or-prayer-of-a-rugby-dad#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:09:18 +0000 David Roth 2126 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: "Wildcats," or Goldie Hawn, Wesley Snipes, Can't Lose http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-wildcats-or-goldie-hawn-wesley-snipes-cant-lose <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> Michael Ritchie&#39;s Reagan-era ode to high school football has some weird ideas on race and gender, and refuses to check its privilege or anything else. It somehow works anyway, or maybe because of that. Also Goldie Hawn.</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-wildcats-or-goldie-hawn-wesley-snipes-cant-lose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-wildcats-or-goldie-hawn-wesley-snipes-cant-lose#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:35:00 +0000 David Roth 2132 at http://theclassical.org Jordan Adams And Finding A Way http://theclassical.org/articles/jordan-adams-and-finding-a-way <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> According to the measureables that define athleticism where NBA prospects are concerned, Jordan Adams isn&#39;t much of an athlete. The numbers don&#39;t lie, but that definition of athleticism isn&#39;t everything.</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/jordan-adams-and-finding-a-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/jordan-adams-and-finding-a-way#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:27:53 +0000 David Roth 2124 at http://theclassical.org Josh Lueke And The Ways Of Anger http://theclassical.org/articles/josh-lueke-and-the-ways-of-anger <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adam Sobsey </div> </div> </div> <p> Josh Lueke committed a terrible crime. Josh Lueke is still here, and playing baseball.</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/josh-lueke-and-the-ways-of-anger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/josh-lueke-and-the-ways-of-anger#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:01:35 +0000 David Roth 2134 at http://theclassical.org Introducing The Pentagon Offense http://theclassical.org/articles/introducing-the-pentagon-offense <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Corbin Smith </div> </div> </div> <p> Some basketball intellectuals have criticized the Pentagon Offense for being stodgy, outmoded, inflexible, unworkable, unrealistic, backwards, impractical and ineffective. They are all wrong.</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/introducing-the-pentagon-offense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/introducing-the-pentagon-offense#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:52:20 +0000 David Roth 2130 at http://theclassical.org Credit Where It's Due http://theclassical.org/articles/credit-where-its-due <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Laura Dingeldein </div> </div> </div> <p> As the scandal over UNC&#39;s &quot;paper classes&quot; shows, something isn&#39;t working in college sports. Instead of another round of punishment and clucking, maybe it&#39;s time we thought about this relationship differently.</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/credit-where-its-due" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/credit-where-its-due#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:16:14 +0000 David Roth 2129 at http://theclassical.org The Spurs And The Process http://theclassical.org/articles/the-spurs-and-the-process <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> What do the Spurs give us that other teams don&#39;t? It&#39;s more than dominance, and more than just seeing a game played beautifully and well. The Spurs can, if you want them to be, exemplify something like a way of 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/the-spurs-and-the-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-spurs-and-the-process#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:42:12 +0000 David Roth 2120 at http://theclassical.org Nolito: Adrift And Alight http://theclassical.org/articles/nolito-adrift-and-alight <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> Why do we expect the athletes we care about to care about different things than we do?</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/nolito-adrift-and-alight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/nolito-adrift-and-alight#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:06:57 +0000 David Roth 2121 at http://theclassical.org Mario Balotelli Is Walking Alone http://theclassical.org/articles/mario-balotelli-is-walking-alone <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> At his best, there is no soccer player on earth like Mario Balotelli. At the moment, though, Balotelli doesn&#39;t look much like that, or even much like himself.</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/mario-balotelli-is-walking-alone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/mario-balotelli-is-walking-alone#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:56:28 +0000 David Roth 2119 at http://theclassical.org Yakkin' About Wrasslin': Keeping up with the "Special Delivery" Joneses http://theclassical.org/articles/yakkin-about-wrasslin-keeping-up-with-the-special-delivery-joneses <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 Shoemaker </div> </div> </div> <p> An excerpt of an excerpt from the Wrestling Issue of <em>The Classical Magazine</em>, wherein David Shoemaker (AKA the Masked Man) and Nick Bond (AKA The N1ckster) discuss&nbsp;<em>Keeping up with the Kardashians, 30 Rock,&nbsp;</em>and<em> Mystery Train. </em>Also, wrestling.</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-about-wrasslin-keeping-up-with-the-special-delivery-joneses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/yakkin-about-wrasslin-keeping-up-with-the-special-delivery-joneses#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:42:17 +0000 Nick Bond 2117 at http://theclassical.org Lorenzo Neal And The Neapolitan Dream http://theclassical.org/articles/lorenzo-neal-and-the-neapolitan-dream <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Evin Demirel </div> </div> </div> <p> <span>What does an unsung NFL star do after his playing career is over? Everything, mostly.</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/lorenzo-neal-and-the-neapolitan-dream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/lorenzo-neal-and-the-neapolitan-dream#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:27:30 +0000 David Roth 2112 at http://theclassical.org The Once And Future End Of Chivas USA http://theclassical.org/articles/the-once-and-future-end-of-chivas-usa <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Connor Huchton </div> </div> </div> <p> Major League Soccer&#39;s Chivas USA is no more. So long live Chivas USA, or at least what Chivas USA might have been.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/the-once-and-future-end-of-chivas-usa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-once-and-future-end-of-chivas-usa#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:43:12 +0000 David Roth 2114 at http://theclassical.org Mike Conley, Fast And Slow http://theclassical.org/articles/mike-conley-fast-and-slow <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tim Faklis </div> </div> </div> <p> The Memphis Grizzlies were unusually patient with Mike Conley, Jr. Their patience has paid off, and Conley is a long way from finished.</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/mike-conley-fast-and-slow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/mike-conley-fast-and-slow#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:27:51 +0000 David Roth 2100 at http://theclassical.org Adam Lind Is Gone, Long Live Adam Lind http://theclassical.org/articles/adam-lind-is-gone-long-live-adam-lind <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stacey May Fowles </div> </div> </div> <p> So little of what we do as fans is done for anything like a rational reason. That doesn&#39;t make it any easier to say goodbye to the favorites we choose.</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/adam-lind-is-gone-long-live-adam-lind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/adam-lind-is-gone-long-live-adam-lind#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:38:55 +0000 David Roth 2110 at http://theclassical.org Why We Watch: Obafemi Martins, An Answer http://theclassical.org/articles/why-we-watch-obafemi-martins-an-answer <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chase Woodruff </div> </div> </div> <p> Major League Soccer is still figuring a lot of things out. But Obafemi Martins, who does a lot of things well and does everything quickly, could offer an answer to the identity crisis that has haunted the league since its beginning. He&#39;s that fun, and that 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/why-we-watch-obafemi-martins-an-answer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/why-we-watch-obafemi-martins-an-answer#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:24:52 +0000 David Roth 2107 at http://theclassical.org