The Classical: Articles http://theclassical.org/articles/all en A Week on My Bike http://theclassical.org/articles/a-week-on-my-bike <p> Our senior Bicycling to Nowhere in Particular Correspondent writes about what he experiences on his travels. As it turns out, he gets where he&#39;s going.</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/a-week-on-my-bike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/a-week-on-my-bike#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:46:06 +0000 mcgowan 2228 at http://theclassical.org The End Of The Expiring Contracts Era http://theclassical.org/articles/the-end-of-the-expiring-contracts-era <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jesse Farrar </div> </div> </div> <p> Once one of the stranger and more in-demand quantities in the NBA economy, expiring contracts are no longer a big trade deadline target. Good. Basketball is for the living.</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-end-of-the-expiring-contracts-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-end-of-the-expiring-contracts-era#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:02:28 +0000 David Roth 2227 at http://theclassical.org Ready For Cricket http://theclassical.org/articles/ready-for-cricket <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aram Gyan </div> </div> </div> <p> The Cricket World Cup is underway across the world, and will be going on for some time. For those of us stuck on the wrong side of the international dateline, this is an opportunity to get to know it, and get into it. What, you had other plans?</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/ready-for-cricket" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/ready-for-cricket#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:40:59 +0000 David Roth 2224 at http://theclassical.org The Blood and Guts Championship of the World http://theclassical.org/articles/the-blood-and-guts-championship-of-the-world <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rory Hickey </div> </div> </div> <p> With Pacquaio-Mayweather always teetering between salvation and dissolution, it&#39;s easy to forget how many exciting &nbsp;young boxers and fantastic, if obscure, rivalries you can find in the world of boxing if you&#39;re just willing to look hard enough.</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-blood-and-guts-championship-of-the-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-blood-and-guts-championship-of-the-world#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:36:27 +0000 Nick Bond 2223 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Classical Squadron </div> </div> </div> <p> We have a new series about baseball. You should write for 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/every-game-a-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:28:01 +0000 piellucci 2220 at http://theclassical.org Danica Patrick Belongs http://theclassical.org/articles/danica-patrick-belongs <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 conversation surrounding Danica Patrick&#39;s place in NASCAR has always been windy and bad. She&#39;s already proven that she belongs in every way that matters most&mdash;a category that doesn&#39;t necessarily include winning races.</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/danica-patrick-belongs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/danica-patrick-belongs#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:20:58 +0000 David Roth 2219 at http://theclassical.org The Legend Of Team Bosh http://theclassical.org/articles/the-legend-of-team-bosh <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> Why doesn&#39;t anyone mention Chris Bosh&#39;s mastery in the Shooting Stars competition? Besides only the hardest-core All-Star Saturday dead-enders caring about it, that is. Anyway, let&#39;s celebrate a champion.</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-legend-of-team-bosh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-legend-of-team-bosh#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:30:28 +0000 David Roth 2217 at http://theclassical.org Demanding Overtime http://theclassical.org/articles/demanding-overtime <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> People spend a lot of time trying to figure out what makes winners win. All we know about it, after all that work, is that it&#39;s dark, strange, stubborn, and mostly invisible. That and that identifying it may not be worth 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/demanding-overtime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/demanding-overtime#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:09:48 +0000 David Roth 2216 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: "Mixed Company," Or 1974's Comments Section, The Movie. http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-mixed-company-or-1974s-comments-section-the-movie <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 Joseph Bologna coaches the Phoenix Suns and doesn&#39;t ever quite get around to working out his extremely 1974, extremely serious race issues. It&#39;s a comedy!</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-mixed-company-or-1974s-comments-section-the-movie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-mixed-company-or-1974s-comments-section-the-movie#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:43:48 +0000 David Roth 2196 at http://theclassical.org Marshawn Lynch is Just Here to Pay His Primordial Debt http://theclassical.org/articles/marshawn-lynch-is-just-here-to-pay-his-primordial-debt <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Devin Schiff </div> </div> </div> <p> The idea of players &quot;owing&quot; something to the leagues for which they play is nearly as problematic as making money for others being a &quot;privilege and not a right.&quot; And both concepts are a lot more arcane than you 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/marshawn-lynch-is-just-here-to-pay-his-primordial-debt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/marshawn-lynch-is-just-here-to-pay-his-primordial-debt#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:58:22 +0000 Nick Bond 2215 at http://theclassical.org Dirk, Kobe, And The End http://theclassical.org/articles/dirk-kobe-and-the-end <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Tobolowsky </div> </div> </div> <p> The players that dominated and defined the NBA for nearly two decades are nearly done doing it. It&#39;s hard to know what comes next, and harder still to imagine 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/dirk-kobe-and-the-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/dirk-kobe-and-the-end#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:11:10 +0000 David Roth 2213 at http://theclassical.org The Classical Players' Tribune Fantasy League http://theclassical.org/articles/the-classical-players-tribune-fantasy-league <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Lebron </div> </div> </div> <p> With a few caveats -- Blake Griffin calling Donald Sterling a &quot;weird uncle&quot;, for one -- Derek Jeter&#39;s Players&#39; Tribune has largely been a half-hearted regurgitation of the same soundbites we can get after any game, stamped with a bit of &quot;no filter&quot; branding. So why not make a fantasy league out 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/the-classical-players-tribune-fantasy-league" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-classical-players-tribune-fantasy-league#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:35:28 +0000 Nick Bond 2211 at http://theclassical.org Andy Murray, Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance http://theclassical.org/articles/andy-murray-or-the-unexpected-virtue-of-ignorance <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> Despite playing the role of savior for an entire kingdom, it&#39;s becoming increasingly unclear if Andy Murray can save himself.&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/andy-murray-or-the-unexpected-virtue-of-ignorance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/andy-murray-or-the-unexpected-virtue-of-ignorance#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:09:44 +0000 Nick Bond 2210 at http://theclassical.org Who The Hell Is Ray Whitney? http://theclassical.org/articles/who-the-hell-is-ray-whitney <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> A lot more athletes make it to the pros than make it into our memories. Why do some players stick, and others not?</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/who-the-hell-is-ray-whitney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/who-the-hell-is-ray-whitney#comments Wed, 04 Feb 2015 19:56:54 +0000 David Roth 2209 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: "The Taking Of Beverly Hills," Or Swimming Pools, Movie Stars, Can't Lose http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-the-taking-of-beverly-hills-or-swimming-pools-movie-stars-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> This extremely 1991&nbsp;<em>Die Hard</em> ripoff is only ambiently a football (or sports) movie, but it still feels like one in some important ways. Also Ken Wahl&#39;s hair is 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/sportsflicks-the-taking-of-beverly-hills-or-swimming-pools-movie-stars-cant-lose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-the-taking-of-beverly-hills-or-swimming-pools-movie-stars-cant-lose#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:55:29 +0000 David Roth 2208 at http://theclassical.org Super Bowl XLIX: An Artist's Rendering http://theclassical.org/articles/super-bowl-xlix-an-artists-rendering <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> <span style="line-height: 24.4799995422363px;">Relive all the excitement and suspense of a classic Super Bowl with the help of some real-time drawings made by a non-professional artist.</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/super-bowl-xlix-an-artists-rendering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/super-bowl-xlix-an-artists-rendering#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:38:02 +0000 David Roth 2207 at http://theclassical.org Lessons Of A Super Bowl Film Session http://theclassical.org/articles/lessons-of-a-super-bowl-film-session <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matt Lardner </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px; line-height: 24.4799995422363px;">There is no good reason to watch five football movies before kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday. But it is possible, and we have proof.</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/lessons-of-a-super-bowl-film-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/lessons-of-a-super-bowl-film-session#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:39:51 +0000 David Roth 2203 at http://theclassical.org Where Our Super Bowl Memories Come From: A Conversation With Neil Leifer http://theclassical.org/articles/where-our-super-bowl-memories-come-from-a-conversation-with-neil-leifer <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Davis </div> </div> </div> <p> The most indelible Super Bowl images are history. The people that took those photos are mostly lost to it. Neil Leifer&#39;s <em>Keepers Of The Streak</em> is a documentary about the forgotten photographers who took some of the most memorable sports photos ever.</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/where-our-super-bowl-memories-come-from-a-conversation-with-neil-leifer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/where-our-super-bowl-memories-come-from-a-conversation-with-neil-leifer#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:00:23 +0000 David Roth 2192 at http://theclassical.org The Devil Went Down to (Championship Wrestling from) Florida http://theclassical.org/articles/the-devil-went-down-to-championship-wrestling-from-florida <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Benjamin Welton </div> </div> </div> <p> Before playing a cartoon character in the bright and shiny plastic world of early-90s WCW, a much darker and dangerous Kevin Sullivan rode the Satanic Panic of the mid-80s to legendary status .&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-devil-went-down-to-championship-wrestling-from-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-devil-went-down-to-championship-wrestling-from-florida#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:20:33 +0000 Nick Bond 2198 at http://theclassical.org The City and The Celtics http://theclassical.org/articles/the-city-and-the-celtics <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> Without a single remnant of the 2008 championship team left, the Celtics look to evolve in a city surprisingly amenable to (some) changes and scared to their bones by others.&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-city-and-the-celtics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-city-and-the-celtics#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:47:20 +0000 Nick Bond 2195 at http://theclassical.org The Golden State Warriors, Contenders Or Pretenders: The 'Meet The Press' Roundtable http://theclassical.org/articles/the-golden-state-warriors-contenders-or-pretenders-the-meet-the-press-roundtable <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> Through the first half of the NBA season, the Golden State Warriors have looked pretty great. But we won&#39;t <em>really</em> know if they&#39;re for real until we hear from experts like Nancy Grace, Charles Barkley, Sean Hannity, Tom Friedman and Frances McDormand.</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-golden-state-warriors-contenders-or-pretenders-the-meet-the-press-roundtable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-golden-state-warriors-contenders-or-pretenders-the-meet-the-press-roundtable#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:37:48 +0000 David Roth 2185 at http://theclassical.org No Mo 'Melo http://theclassical.org/articles/no-mo-melo <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Justin Doolittle </div> </div> </div> <p> It&#39;s hard to imagine a team worse than the intentionally terribad 76ers, but there the Knicks stand at the very bottom of the NBA table. And while how much of it is Carmelo Anthony&#39;s fault is debatable, the situation doesn&#39;t seem like it&#39;s going to get any better, any time soon.&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/no-mo-melo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/no-mo-melo#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:58:48 +0000 Nick Bond 2190 at http://theclassical.org Seeing, Believing and Other Possibilities http://theclassical.org/articles/seeing-believing-and-other-possibilities <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Holly Wendt </div> </div> </div> <p> There are any number of sensations you&#39;ll find at a minor league hockey game: the chill in the air, the smell of the ice, the vision of blood gushing out of someone&#39;s face after taking a puck to the head.&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/seeing-believing-and-other-possibilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/seeing-believing-and-other-possibilities#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:41:10 +0000 Nick Bond 2188 at http://theclassical.org It's Morning in America: Meet The New Classical Squadron http://theclassical.org/articles/its-morning-in-america-meet-the-new-classical-squadron <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Classical Squadron </div> </div> </div> <p> The Classical is going through some changes. But good ones, the kind where people high five at the end of the movie because they&#39;ve successfully landed the plane and all learned something about themselves along the way.&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/its-morning-in-america-meet-the-new-classical-squadron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/its-morning-in-america-meet-the-new-classical-squadron#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:56:43 +0000 Nick Bond 2183 at http://theclassical.org Three Years And Change http://theclassical.org/articles/three-years-and-change <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> Somewhere back there, The Classical turned three years old. We are getting older, and also newer.</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-years-and-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/three-years-and-change#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:43:29 +0000 David Roth 2186 at http://theclassical.org