The Classical: Articles http://theclassical.org/articles en 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 Forgetting The Titans http://theclassical.org/articles/forgetting-the-titans <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> Only a few NFL teams are still playing football. Yet again, the Tennessee Titans only barely seemed to start.</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/forgetting-the-titans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/forgetting-the-titans#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:58:17 +0000 David Roth 2181 at http://theclassical.org The Pitch: Seven Games, Ten Days, Two Countries http://theclassical.org/articles/the-pitch-seven-games-ten-days-two-countries <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> A journey through the English Premier League, with a detour to Turkey and a lot of extremely disrespectful chants.</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-pitch-seven-games-ten-days-two-countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-pitch-seven-games-ten-days-two-countries#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:27:49 +0000 David Roth 2180 at http://theclassical.org Westbrook Is Westbrook http://theclassical.org/articles/westbrook-is-westbrook <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> Russell Westbrook is who he is, for better and worse and more effectively than he ever has been before. What his greatness means for the Thunder is a complicated question, and one that the team would do well to take seriously.</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/westbrook-is-westbrook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/westbrook-is-westbrook#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:09:45 +0000 David Roth 2179 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: "The Bear," Or Roll Damn Busey http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-the-bear-or-roll-damn-busey <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> Paul &quot;Bear&quot; Bryant is one of the most iconic figures in college football history. So yeah, Gary Busey would be the obvious choice to play him in a movie.</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-bear-or-roll-damn-busey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-the-bear-or-roll-damn-busey#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:05:08 +0000 David Roth 2178 at http://theclassical.org Cognitive Dissonance And Raheem Sterling http://theclassical.org/articles/cognitive-dissonance-and-raheem-sterling <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bhavin Bavalia </div> </div> </div> <p> Liverpool&#39;s young star is one of the most exciting soccer players in the world. He is also, probably, a domestic-abusing creep. What now?</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/cognitive-dissonance-and-raheem-sterling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/cognitive-dissonance-and-raheem-sterling#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:08:48 +0000 David Roth 2176 at http://theclassical.org The Lost Simulations http://theclassical.org/articles/the-lost-simulations <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> ESPN runs statistical simulations of 5,000 NBA games every day. For all we know, these are some of them.</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-lost-simulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-lost-simulations#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:14:22 +0000 David Roth 2174 at http://theclassical.org College Football's Loud 'No Comment' http://theclassical.org/articles/college-footballs-loud-no-comment <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> Professional and collegiate athletes have been an unusually large part of the growing and contentious national conversation over policing and race. College football, however, has been notable in its silence.</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/college-footballs-loud-no-comment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/college-footballs-loud-no-comment#comments Tue, 30 Dec 2014 17:54:41 +0000 David Roth 2173 at http://theclassical.org Z-Bo, Still http://theclassical.org/articles/z-bo-still <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> Zach Randolph isn&#39;t doing Z-Bo things for the Grizz nearly as often as he used to. It&#39;s working really well for all concerned.</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/z-bo-still" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/z-bo-still#comments Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:53:23 +0000 David Roth 2171 at http://theclassical.org Mokeski, Mistletoe And More: Forgotten Holiday Albums By Sports Stars http://theclassical.org/articles/mokeski-mistletoe-and-more-forgotten-holiday-albums-by-sports-stars <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"> Jeff Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> From the seminal &quot;Mokeski And Mistletoe&quot; to the Harbaugh Brothers&#39; seething takes on the holiday standards, a collection of seasonal classics from the sports world that will brighten your holiday season.</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/mokeski-mistletoe-and-more-forgotten-holiday-albums-by-sports-stars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/mokeski-mistletoe-and-more-forgotten-holiday-albums-by-sports-stars#comments Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:23:38 +0000 David Roth 2170 at http://theclassical.org The Once And Future Kings http://theclassical.org/articles/the-once-and-future-kings <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will Robinson </div> </div> </div> <p> The Sacramento Kings spent nearly a decade in zombified stasis. Whatever else they are now, they&#39;re at least awake.</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-kings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-once-and-future-kings#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:36:20 +0000 David Roth 2167 at http://theclassical.org Jack Rodwell And The Dread http://theclassical.org/articles/jack-rodwell-and-the-dread <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> Jack Rodwell is a talented and unusually injury-prone young soccer player. That last bit is a good deal more complicated than it seems at first.</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/jack-rodwell-and-the-dread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/jack-rodwell-and-the-dread#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:08:02 +0000 David Roth 2164 at http://theclassical.org Power Football http://theclassical.org/node/2162 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jonathan Tjarks </div> </div> </div> <p> After lots of noisy debate, the college football playoff shook out exactly as the game&#39;s most powerful interests could&#39;ve wanted. It was never going to be any other way.</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/node/2162" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/node/2162#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:09:18 +0000 David Roth 2162 at http://theclassical.org Nothing, And Nothing Else: Kobe And The Nihilist Lakers http://theclassical.org/articles/nothing-and-nothing-else-kobe-and-the-nihilist-lakers <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> The Los Angeles Lakers aren&#39;t any good this year. The bigger problem is that they&#39;re nothing but 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/nothing-and-nothing-else-kobe-and-the-nihilist-lakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/nothing-and-nothing-else-kobe-and-the-nihilist-lakers#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:36:20 +0000 David Roth 2160 at http://theclassical.org Rob Ford, The Raptors, And Toronto http://theclassical.org/articles/rob-ford-the-raptors-and-toronto <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Reynolds </div> </div> </div> <p> As Rob Ford&#39;s mayoral career crashed and burned, the Raptors rose. For Toronto natives, candidate and team served something like the same purpose, and spoke to the same longstanding civic need.</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/rob-ford-the-raptors-and-toronto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/rob-ford-the-raptors-and-toronto#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:30:31 +0000 David Roth 2157 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: "Slam Dunk Ernest," or Ernest Saves Cap Space http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-slam-dunk-ernest-or-ernest-saves-cap-space <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> <span>What if I told you that a pair of magical shoes could turn a tapped-out bumpkin character into a basketball star in a movie that manages to disrespect every major religion, and many other things? (It&#39;s a rhetorical question, that is what happens in&nbsp;</span><em>Slam Dunk Ernest</em><span>.) (Sorry for any confusion.)</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/sportsflicks-slam-dunk-ernest-or-ernest-saves-cap-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-slam-dunk-ernest-or-ernest-saves-cap-space#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:31:25 +0000 David Roth 2155 at http://theclassical.org 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