The Classical: Articles http://theclassical.org/articles/all en Drawing About Basketball, Dancing About Architecture: How The '5-On-5' Art Show Happened http://theclassical.org/articles/drawing-about-basketball-dancing-about-architecture-how-the-5-on-5-art-show-happened <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> Five artists, including a number of Classical alumni, are opening a show of basketball art in Brooklyn. Here&#39;s how, and why, they&#39;re doing 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/drawing-about-basketball-dancing-about-architecture-how-the-5-on-5-art-show-happened" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/drawing-about-basketball-dancing-about-architecture-how-the-5-on-5-art-show-happened#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:42:24 +0000 David Roth 2098 at http://theclassical.org The Unfinished Anthony Bennett http://theclassical.org/articles/the-unfinished-anthony-bennett <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> Anthony Bennett is, at the moment, the worst first overall pick in NBA history. But this moment doesn&#39;t really matter much where Anthony Bennett is concerned. It&#39;s what&#39;s next that counts.</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-unfinished-anthony-bennett" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-unfinished-anthony-bennett#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:28:32 +0000 David Roth 2064 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: "Touch and Go," Or Keaton On Ice http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-touch-and-go-or-keaton-on-ice <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 Michael Keaton repeatedly touches the lives of Maria Conchita Alonso and her son, Samir from <em>Office Space</em>, with the power of forgiveness, temporary employment, and hockey.</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-touch-and-go-or-keaton-on-ice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-touch-and-go-or-keaton-on-ice#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:25:56 +0000 David Roth 2095 at http://theclassical.org Jasper Howard And After: The 2009 UConn Huskies Through Tragedy And Time http://theclassical.org/articles/jasper-howard-and-after-the-2009-uconn-huskies-through-tragedy-and-time <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>On October 17, 2009, Connecticut cornerback Jasper Howard was murdered at his Homecoming Dance. What happened after defined a coach and a team.</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/jasper-howard-and-after-the-2009-uconn-huskies-through-tragedy-and-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/jasper-howard-and-after-the-2009-uconn-huskies-through-tragedy-and-time#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:26:03 +0000 David Roth 2093 at http://theclassical.org Derek Jeter Is Ready To Tell The Truth About Cats http://theclassical.org/articles/derek-jeter-is-ready-to-tell-the-truth-about-cats <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Howard Megdal </div> </div> </div> <p> Unfiltered and free to speak his mind at last, The Captain takes up a new cause online. Please learn the facts about cats, before it&#39;s too late.</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/derek-jeter-is-ready-to-tell-the-truth-about-cats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/derek-jeter-is-ready-to-tell-the-truth-about-cats#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:36:58 +0000 David Roth 2090 at http://theclassical.org Dion Waiters Doesn't Lie http://theclassical.org/articles/dion-waiters-doesnt-lie <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> He&#39;s no longer the biggest deal in Cleveland, or even second or third. But Dion Waiters still matters to the rising super-team in Cleveland, and he always keeps things interesting. How much of a compliment that winds up being remains to be seen.</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/dion-waiters-doesnt-lie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/dion-waiters-doesnt-lie#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:01:14 +0000 David Roth 2083 at http://theclassical.org Grit, Grammar And Road-Grading: A Conversation With PFT Commenter http://theclassical.org/articles/grit-grammar-and-road-grading-a-conversation-with-pft-commenter <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jim Lohmar </div> </div> </div> <p> A frank conversation and in-depth appreciation of what is definitely the dumbest and probably the greatest voice in NFL Media.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/grit-grammar-and-road-grading-a-conversation-with-pft-commenter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/grit-grammar-and-road-grading-a-conversation-with-pft-commenter#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:31:41 +0000 David Roth 2086 at http://theclassical.org Stephon Marbury, A Life In The Theater http://theclassical.org/articles/stephon-marbury-a-life-in-the-theater <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert Silverman </div> </div> </div> <p> Multi-platform mogul. Basketball player. Cultural ambassador. Extremely strange human. Stephon Marbury is all those things, but first and foremost he is an artist -- one of the most revolutionary theater artists of our time.</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/stephon-marbury-a-life-in-the-theater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/stephon-marbury-a-life-in-the-theater#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:48:02 +0000 David Roth 2082 at http://theclassical.org A Small Game On A Big Day http://theclassical.org/articles/a-small-game-on-a-big-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David McIntire </div> </div> </div> <p> On a college football Saturday full of upsets and boldface match-ups, Oregon State at Colorado barely rated. For those in the stands in Boulder, though, that didn&#39;t matter at all.</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-small-game-on-a-big-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/a-small-game-on-a-big-day#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:03:06 +0000 David Roth 2080 at http://theclassical.org Daughters And Ballgames http://theclassical.org/articles/daughters-and-ballgames <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Forbes </div> </div> </div> <p> A baseball game can be a safe and almost sacred space, and the sort of gift any parent would want to give a child. But the world is not a ballpark, and kids are kids.</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/daughters-and-ballgames" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/daughters-and-ballgames#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:51:14 +0000 David Roth 2078 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: Punt, Pass, And Kill, or "The Last Match" http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-punt-pass-and-kill-or-the-last-match <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 football team fires bazookas in an inexpensive-seeming foreign country, because Ernest Borgnine&#39;s ghost told them to. This does not please ethnically ambiguous despot Henry Silva any more than you think it might. Spoiler alert?</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-punt-pass-and-kill-or-the-last-match" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-punt-pass-and-kill-or-the-last-match#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:37:12 +0000 David Roth 2076 at http://theclassical.org Yakkin' About Baseball: Live To Bunt, Bunt To Live http://theclassical.org/articles/yakkin-about-baseball-live-to-bunt-bunt-to-live-0 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Roth </div> <div class="field-item even"> David Raposa </div> </div> </div> <p> Bud Selig&#39;s goofy miniature playoffs, Ned Yost&#39;s refusal to take the very important medicine prescribed to him, and the search for fun in the last days of 2014. Also Adam Dunn experiments with edibles.</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-baseball-live-to-bunt-bunt-to-live-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/yakkin-about-baseball-live-to-bunt-bunt-to-live-0#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:41:39 +0000 David Roth 2074 at http://theclassical.org Beyond Amnesty Island http://theclassical.org/articles/beyond-amnesty-island <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 fan-fiction journey in which Carlos Boozer, Tyrus Thomas, a probably-insane Gilbert Arenas, and other Chosen Players attempt to escape Amnesty Island and save the NBA from ... uh, other players that have not been amnestied under the league&#39;s collective bargaining agreement.</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/beyond-amnesty-island" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/beyond-amnesty-island#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:23:50 +0000 David Roth 2070 at http://theclassical.org What We Talk About When We Talk About Jameis Winston http://theclassical.org/articles/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-jameis-winston <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> Jameis Winston, football quarterback, looks like a very rare talent. Naturally, the rest of who he is has proved to be a more complicated question -- and one that the NFL&#39;s reliably anonymous scouting corps doesn&#39;t seem nearly ready to answer.</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-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-jameis-winston" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-jameis-winston#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:30:53 +0000 David Roth 2068 at http://theclassical.org 162 http://theclassical.org/articles/162 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Forbes </div> </div> </div> <p> For most fans and most teams, the 2014 season is over. This is a drag, but this is also how baseball works, and also baseball never quite ends.</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/162" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/162#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:13:08 +0000 David Roth 2067 at http://theclassical.org The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Loser http://theclassical.org/articles/the-loneliness-of-the-long-distance-loser <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Sauer </div> </div> </div> <p> Why do we keep coming back to baseball teams that don&#39;t deserve us? The short answer is love, and the longer answer is different for everyone.</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-loneliness-of-the-long-distance-loser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-loneliness-of-the-long-distance-loser#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:52:08 +0000 David Roth 2065 at http://theclassical.org Three Weeks, Ten Minutes, And Half An Inning http://theclassical.org/articles/three-weeks-ten-minutes-and-half-an-inning <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> W.M. Akers </div> </div> </div> <p> The Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians finished a game that had been delayed for three weeks, in a different city. It was baseball, and it was 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/three-weeks-ten-minutes-and-half-an-inning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/three-weeks-ten-minutes-and-half-an-inning#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:41:13 +0000 David Roth 2063 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: "Division III: Football's Finest," or Vice Shports http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-division-iii-footballs-finest-or-vice-shports <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 Andy Dick says awful things to everyone nearby, but does so on purpose, while movie cameras are running, in the service of what&#39;s probably the single most offensive movie ever covered in Sportsflicks.</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-division-iii-footballs-finest-or-vice-shports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-division-iii-footballs-finest-or-vice-shports#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:36:45 +0000 David Roth 2053 at http://theclassical.org Todd Gurley, Kareem Hunt, Running Towards, And Running Away http://theclassical.org/articles/todd-gurley-kareem-hunt-running-towards-and-running-away <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> Georgia&#39;s Todd Gurley is a Heisman contender. Toledo&#39;s Kareem Hunt is a star on a low-wattage team. The races they&#39;re running are less different than you might think.</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/todd-gurley-kareem-hunt-running-towards-and-running-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/todd-gurley-kareem-hunt-running-towards-and-running-away#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:42:36 +0000 David Roth 2060 at http://theclassical.org The Grandstand http://theclassical.org/articles/the-grandstand <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Forbes </div> </div> </div> <p> On going someplace strange to watch a baseball game that doesn&#39;t really matter.</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-grandstand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-grandstand#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:25:31 +0000 David Roth 2058 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: "The Last Boy Scout," Which Is Almost A Documentary http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-the-last-boy-scout-which-is-almost-a-documentary <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> <em>The Last Boy Scout</em> is pretty easily the nuttiest film ever made about professional football, and one of the crazier films of its era in general. Naturally, it looks more and more realistic by the day.</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-last-boy-scout-which-is-almost-a-documentary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-the-last-boy-scout-which-is-almost-a-documentary#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:39:22 +0000 David Roth 2056 at http://theclassical.org What If It's Nick Foles? http://theclassical.org/articles/what-if-its-nick-foles <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Sauer </div> </div> </div> <p> The Philadelphia Eagles have waited, loudly and not all that patiently, for the quarterback who could take the team where it has never been. That was not supposed to be Nick Foles.</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-if-its-nick-foles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/what-if-its-nick-foles#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:13:31 +0000 David Roth 2054 at http://theclassical.org The Last Ride http://theclassical.org/articles/the-last-ride <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mike Piellucci </div> </div> </div> <p> How long is too long to let the Dallas Cowboys mess around with your life? An excerpt from <a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/our-loss-classical-magazine-issue-nine9ix-is-here">The Classical Magazine Issue 9/Nine/IX</a>, &quot;Losing.&quot;</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-last-ride" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-last-ride#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:17:41 +0000 David Roth 2052 at http://theclassical.org The St. Louis Inexorables http://theclassical.org/articles/the-st-louis-inexorables <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matthew Christman </div> </div> </div> <p> The St. Louis Cardinals have not been an especially good baseball team in 2014. The St. Louis Cardinals are in first place. This is all very familiar, 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/the-st-louis-inexorables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-st-louis-inexorables#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:26:32 +0000 David Roth 2046 at http://theclassical.org Awareness, #Awareness, and Ray Rice http://theclassical.org/articles/awareness-awareness-and-ray-rice <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> Ray Rice&#39;s crime against his now-wife was one of domestic violence. So why is domestic violence such a vanishingly small part of the conversation about Ray Rice?</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/awareness-awareness-and-ray-rice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/awareness-awareness-and-ray-rice#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:30:40 +0000 David Roth 2051 at http://theclassical.org