The Classical: Articles http://theclassical.org/articles/all en 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. This is how it goes.</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 A Lot Of Basketball Left http://theclassical.org/articles/a-lot-of-basketball-left <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> The Knicks picked up their first win in their second game of the season, against a team they had no business beating. This doesn&#39;t have to be the start of something big to mean something.</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-lot-of-basketball-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/a-lot-of-basketball-left#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:21:15 +0000 David Roth 2106 at http://theclassical.org The Day After, Ten Years Later http://theclassical.org/articles/the-day-after-ten-years-later <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Terry </div> </div> </div> <p> You can spend a lifetime wishing and waiting for the team you care about to win a World Series, and still not be prepared for what comes next.</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-day-after-ten-years-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-day-after-ten-years-later#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:46:00 +0000 David Roth 2104 at http://theclassical.org Growing Up Royals http://theclassical.org/articles/growing-up-royals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ethan Pack </div> </div> </div> <p> For the third generation of a Royals-loving family, Kansas City&#39;s team had come to mean a great many things, none of them synonymous with happiness or success. Over the course of one wild October all that -- and most everything else having to do with a Royals-based worldview &nbsp;-- has been turned upside down. 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/growing-up-royals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/growing-up-royals#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:00:47 +0000 David Roth 2102 at http://theclassical.org Like They Used To http://theclassical.org/articles/like-they-used-to <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> The nostalgia trap, the Springsteen conundrum, and why we need baseball as much in this chaotic time as we&#39;ve needed it in every other.</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/like-they-used-to" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/like-they-used-to#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:27:43 +0000 David Roth 2099 at http://theclassical.org 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