The Classical: Articles http://theclassical.org/articles/all en LeBron, Authority, And Power Basketball http://theclassical.org/articles/lebron-authority-and-power-basketball <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yago Colás </div> </div> </div> <p> LeBron James did everything during the NBA Finals. Now, the inevitable backlash has arrived, in the form of complaints about LeBron not knowing his place. It is old, ugly, and very familiar.</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/lebron-authority-and-power-basketball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/lebron-authority-and-power-basketball#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:21:15 +0000 David Roth 2353 at http://theclassical.org Line Change http://theclassical.org/articles/line-change <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Rogers </div> </div> </div> <p> Washington D.C. is many things to many people. Among them: a mecca for gay hockey fans.</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/line-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/line-change#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:48:34 +0000 piellucci 2352 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: "Mr. Hockey," Or The Best Hockey Movie On The Hallmark Channel http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-mr-hockey-or-the-best-hockey-movie-on-the-hallmark-channel <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> When CBC and Hallmark get together on producing a film focusing on hockey legend Gordie Howe&#39;s tenure in the ramshackle World Hockey Association, the result is... kind of shockingly good, 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/sportsflicks-mr-hockey-or-the-best-hockey-movie-on-the-hallmark-channel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-mr-hockey-or-the-best-hockey-movie-on-the-hallmark-channel#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:45:49 +0000 David Roth 2349 at http://theclassical.org Fight, Curry, Fight http://theclassical.org/articles/fight-curry-fight <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 future is now, whether or not the present is aware of it just yet.</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/fight-curry-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/fight-curry-fight#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:02:43 +0000 Nick Bond 2348 at http://theclassical.org Fadeaway http://theclassical.org/articles/fadeaway <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hal Sundt </div> </div> </div> <p> He wanted to know what it was like to be the man whose son may very well fulfill the dream he never quite could.&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/fadeaway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/fadeaway#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:44:36 +0000 wendt 2344 at http://theclassical.org The Glorious Inefficiency Of LeBron James http://theclassical.org/articles/the-glorious-inefficiency-of-lebron-james <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve McPherson </div> </div> </div> <p> LeBron James has been many different players throughout his career. The player he&#39;s been in these NBA Finals resembles none of those. But as he plays the most superhuman basketball of his career, he&#39;s been more human and more paradoxically playful than ever.</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-glorious-inefficiency-of-lebron-james" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-glorious-inefficiency-of-lebron-james#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:43:37 +0000 David Roth 2347 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: The First No-Hitter And The Last No-Hitter http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-the-first-no-hitter-and-the-last-no-hitter <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ryan Jawetz </div> </div> </div> <p> No-hitters are rare, but not so rare that one couldn&#39;t happen on an otherwise unremarkable night at the ballpark. That&#39;s the magic of 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-the-first-no-hitter-and-the-last-no-hitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-the-first-no-hitter-and-the-last-no-hitter#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:59:54 +0000 David Roth 2345 at http://theclassical.org Screaming Loud, Saying Everything http://theclassical.org/articles/screaming-loud-saying-everything <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> If LeBron can make championship chicken salad this season, what will that say about the nature of greatness? Can it change the way we think and talk about 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/screaming-loud-saying-everything" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/screaming-loud-saying-everything#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 19:13:36 +0000 Nick Bond 2342 at http://theclassical.org Worth the Weight http://theclassical.org/articles/worth-the-weight <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shea Corrigan </div> </div> </div> <p> Some people become fans earlier than others, but it&#39;s better late than never. No matter how hard it&#39;ll make you cry.&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/worth-the-weight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/worth-the-weight#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:13:10 +0000 Nick Bond 2341 at http://theclassical.org J.P. Crawford in Baseballtown http://theclassical.org/articles/jp-crawford-in-baseballtown <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Holly M. Wendt </div> </div> </div> <p> Philadelphia Phillies top prospect J.P. Crawford arrives at the eternal present, or FirstEnergy Stadium.</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/jp-crawford-in-baseballtown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/jp-crawford-in-baseballtown#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:05:49 +0000 wendt 2339 at http://theclassical.org I Believe http://theclassical.org/articles/i-believe <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 2007 Warriors made a lot of Believers. Now it&#39;s time for them to have their faith rewarded.</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/i-believe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/i-believe#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 17:02:02 +0000 Nick Bond 2338 at http://theclassical.org The Cleveland Cavaliers Become The Cleveland Cavaliers http://theclassical.org/articles/the-cleveland-cavaliers-become-the-cleveland-cavaliers <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> The Cleveland Cavaliers were tough down the stretch and have been great in the NBA Playoffs. As they&#39;re in the Finals, that&#39;s not surprising. The surprising part is how they&#39;ve changed, and how quickly.</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-cleveland-cavaliers-become-the-cleveland-cavaliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-cleveland-cavaliers-become-the-cleveland-cavaliers#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:00:36 +0000 David Roth 2336 at http://theclassical.org Why We Watch: JR Smith, A Perfect Fit http://theclassical.org/articles/why-we-watch-jr-smith-a-perfect-fit <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rory Masterson </div> </div> </div> <p> The things that make JR Smith compelling are the same things which can eventually make him a nightmare to root for. But Cleveland seems to be finding a way to keep the dream alive.</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-jr-smith-a-perfect-fit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/why-we-watch-jr-smith-a-perfect-fit#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:19:13 +0000 Nick Bond 2334 at http://theclassical.org Xavi's Eastern Songline http://theclassical.org/articles/xavis-eastern-songline <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> A eulogy of the Spain and Barcelona great&#39;s career shouldn&#39;t contain such heavy laments, but people aren&#39;t perfect.</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/xavis-eastern-songline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/xavis-eastern-songline#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000 mcgowan 2333 at http://theclassical.org The Career and the Gift: Can Women's Hockey Be Both? http://theclassical.org/articles/the-career-and-the-gift-can-womens-hockey-be-both <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zoë Hayden </div> </div> </div> <p></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/the-career-and-the-gift-can-womens-hockey-be-both" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-career-and-the-gift-can-womens-hockey-be-both#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 13:56:30 +0000 wendt 2328 at http://theclassical.org There Is No Helicopter http://theclassical.org/articles/there-is-no-helicopter <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> Paul Pierce was clutch against the Hawks, and then he was not. But the way his shots fell says more about us than him.</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/there-is-no-helicopter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/there-is-no-helicopter#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 17:38:57 +0000 piellucci 2332 at http://theclassical.org In No Condition to Perform http://theclassical.org/articles/in-no-condition-to-perform <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> Why aren&#39;t the worst PPVs treated with the same reverent irreverence as the worst movies? And what does Vince McMahon&#39;s not coming to our soccer games have to do with 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/in-no-condition-to-perform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/in-no-condition-to-perform#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 16:12:25 +0000 Nick Bond 2331 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: Baseball is Not a Sin http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-baseball-is-not-a-sin <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeremy Fugleberg </div> </div> </div> <p> The 1991 Minnesota Twins famously rocketed from worst to first. For an isolated 11-year-old, they did more than that, too.</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-baseball-is-not-a-sin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-baseball-is-not-a-sin#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 18:03:20 +0000 wendt 2301 at http://theclassical.org When Golden State Flooded Memphis http://theclassical.org/articles/when-golden-state-flooded-memphis <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> <span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px; line-height: 24.4799995422363px;">In their baby-faced crafting of an apocalypse, the Warriors have assumed the role of the water-bringer.</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/when-golden-state-flooded-memphis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/when-golden-state-flooded-memphis#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 16:13:02 +0000 Nick Bond 2330 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: Chicks Dig Scabs, Or "The Replacements" http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-chicks-dig-scabs-or-the-replacements <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> Finally a football movie that combines slobs-versus-snobs approach with weaponized, Jerry Richardson-grade anti-union sentiment. Yes, it&#39;s comedy, and yes Keanu Reeves is involved.</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-chicks-dig-scabs-or-the-replacements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-chicks-dig-scabs-or-the-replacements#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 06:21:33 +0000 David Roth 2329 at http://theclassical.org What The Hell Is TSN4?: How A Vancouver Excursion Taught Me To Love Tim Duncan http://theclassical.org/articles/what-the-hell-is-tsn4-how-a-vancouver-excursion-taught-me-to-love-tim-duncan <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> A man goes to Canada, misses most of the decisive Spurs-Clippers game, and remembers Tim Duncan is the best.</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-the-hell-is-tsn4-how-a-vancouver-excursion-taught-me-to-love-tim-duncan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/what-the-hell-is-tsn4-how-a-vancouver-excursion-taught-me-to-love-tim-duncan#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 18:28:20 +0000 mcgowan 2326 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: Cincinnati Rain http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-cincinnati-rain <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JP Gorman </div> </div> </div> <p> Doc Gooden pitched, the Reds lost and somehow everything made sense.</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-cincinnati-rain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-cincinnati-rain#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 10:09:18 +0000 piellucci 2317 at http://theclassical.org Max Holloway Is Fighting With An Island On His Back http://theclassical.org/articles/max-holloway-is-fighting-with-an-island-on-his-back <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> Every fighter is from someplace. For Max Holloway, from the rugged west side of Oahu, it&#39;s different. Not only did he never leave, he brings it with him every time he steps into the octagon.</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/max-holloway-is-fighting-with-an-island-on-his-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/max-holloway-is-fighting-with-an-island-on-his-back#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 16:08:52 +0000 David Roth 2325 at http://theclassical.org The Ballad of CM Simmons http://theclassical.org/articles/the-ballad-of-cm-simmons <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> Bill Simmons&#39; unceremonious firing last week should be as eerily reminiscent for wrestling fans as his contentious relationship with the people in charge.&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-ballad-of-cm-simmons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-ballad-of-cm-simmons#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 17:21:35 +0000 Nick Bond 2323 at http://theclassical.org On Believing In Wizards http://theclassical.org/articles/on-believing-in-wizards <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> For years, the Washington Wizards have followed a very specific, low-trajectory narrative arc. Their shorthanded win in Game 3, even if it is their last win of the season, is memorable specifically because it suggests that a different story is possible.</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/on-believing-in-wizards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/on-believing-in-wizards#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 20:33:31 +0000 David Roth 2322 at http://theclassical.org