The Classical: Articles http://theclassical.org/articles en 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 William Eggleston's Grit-n-Grind http://theclassical.org/articles/william-egglestons-grit-n-grind-1 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kevin Nickoloff </div> </div> </div> <p> Memphis, The Grizzlies and William Eggleston don&rsquo;t beg for understanding or acceptance. Why should they?</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/william-egglestons-grit-n-grind-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/william-egglestons-grit-n-grind-1#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 14:04:06 +0000 Nick Bond 2321 at http://theclassical.org Gregg Popovich, The Best Loser http://theclassical.org/articles/gregg-popovich-the-best-loser <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Miles Wray </div> </div> </div> <p> Gregg Popovich has earned a reputation as the NBA&#39;s reigning salt-lord. That he&#39;s also gracious in defeat seems more surprising than it is. For Pop, it&#39;s always about what he cares about, and what he doesn&#39;t.</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/gregg-popovich-the-best-loser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/gregg-popovich-the-best-loser#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 16:24:16 +0000 David Roth 2318 at http://theclassical.org The Bulls, The Cavaliers, And The Game Of Doubts http://theclassical.org/articles/the-bulls-the-cavaliers-and-the-game-of-doubts <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Wilmes </div> </div> </div> <p> No playoff series feels quite as unfinished and in flux, or as likely to tip on a thunderbolt of bad luck, as the one between the Cavs and Bulls. This is what makes it worth watching.</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-bulls-the-cavaliers-and-the-game-of-doubts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-bulls-the-cavaliers-and-the-game-of-doubts#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 20:13:46 +0000 David Roth 2316 at http://theclassical.org The WWE's New Day http://theclassical.org/articles/the-wwes-new-day <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> It&#39;s a NEW DAY for the WWE, and the moments that are making it happen keep piling up.</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-wwes-new-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-wwes-new-day#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 17:19:25 +0000 Nick Bond 2314 at http://theclassical.org Secret Monday Night Wars and Our Ever-expanding Universes http://theclassical.org/articles/secret-monday-night-wars-and-our-ever-expanding-universes <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> Converging on a BattleWorld can be a hard thing but if the WWE and comics industry stay the course they are currently on, things may just work out in the end.&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/secret-monday-night-wars-and-our-ever-expanding-universes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/secret-monday-night-wars-and-our-ever-expanding-universes#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 16:19:05 +0000 Nick Bond 2313 at http://theclassical.org The Curry Rules http://theclassical.org/articles/the-curry-rules <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> One brave man tries to devise some surfire schemes to stop the most dangerous scorer in the league.</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-curry-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-curry-rules#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:00:57 +0000 mcgowan 2305 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: Liquid Luck and 300 Wins http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-liquid-luck-and-300-wins <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seth Freedland </div> </div> </div> <p> Randy Johnson&#39;s first attempt at 300 was rained out, and the second nearly was. But it all turned out all right.</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-liquid-luck-and-300-wins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-liquid-luck-and-300-wins#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:54:20 +0000 wendt 2283 at http://theclassical.org Derrick Rose Is Having Fun http://theclassical.org/articles/derrick-rose-is-having-fun <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> Chicago&#39;s battered point guard is enjoying basketball again. It&#39;s about time we do the same while watching.</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/derrick-rose-is-having-fun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/derrick-rose-is-having-fun#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:33:33 +0000 piellucci 2308 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: Inside Moves, Or Golden State Warriors Are People, Too http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-inside-moves-or-golden-state-warriors-are-people-too <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 the director of <em>Superman</em> once again returns to a classic, mythic theme: a bartender who makes the Golden State Warriors with the help of a ragtag group of circa-1980 stereotypes.</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-inside-moves-or-golden-state-warriors-are-people-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-inside-moves-or-golden-state-warriors-are-people-too#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:24:49 +0000 David Roth 2306 at http://theclassical.org Talking Mets, Sandy, Juicing, And Books With Steve Kettmann http://theclassical.org/articles/talking-mets-sandy-juicing-and-books-with-steve-kettmann <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> A conversation with the author of &quot;Baseball Maverick,&quot; about the pioneering Mets GM Sandy Alderson, about baseball, ghostwriting, Jose Canseco, and other things.</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/talking-mets-sandy-juicing-and-books-with-steve-kettmann" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/talking-mets-sandy-juicing-and-books-with-steve-kettmann#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:08:14 +0000 David Roth 2304 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: AJ Hinch and The Foul Ball of a Lifetime http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-aj-hinch-and-the-foul-ball-of-a-lifetime <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andy Verderosa </div> </div> </div> <p> There&#39;s no reason to remember AJ Hinch&#39;s playing career. Unless he hit the most important artifact of your childhood.</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-aj-hinch-and-the-foul-ball-of-a-lifetime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-aj-hinch-and-the-foul-ball-of-a-lifetime#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:19:35 +0000 piellucci 2280 at http://theclassical.org The Spirit of the Blazers Is Alive in Portland http://theclassical.org/articles/the-spirit-of-the-blazers-is-alive-in-portland <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 transient Portland resident meditates on the city&#39;s obsession with its snakebitten basketball franchise.</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-spirit-of-the-blazers-is-alive-in-portland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-spirit-of-the-blazers-is-alive-in-portland#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:38:23 +0000 mcgowan 2303 at http://theclassical.org Professional Wrestling and the Not So Marvel-lous World of Mid-90s Excess http://theclassical.org/articles/professional-wrestling-and-the-not-so-marvel-lous-world-of-mid-90s-excess <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 90&#39;s were rough for comic book and wrestling fans with more than half a brain. But living life as a Rob Liefeld drawing was probably harder.</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/professional-wrestling-and-the-not-so-marvel-lous-world-of-mid-90s-excess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/professional-wrestling-and-the-not-so-marvel-lous-world-of-mid-90s-excess#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:41:54 +0000 Nick Bond 2302 at http://theclassical.org More Than Just Playoffs http://theclassical.org/articles/more-than-just-playoffs <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Gaudes </div> </div> </div> <p> For those in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Jets aren&rsquo;t just the hottest ticket in town, they&rsquo;re a boon to civic pride the locals so sorely lack.</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/more-than-just-playoffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/more-than-just-playoffs#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:25:50 +0000 wendt 2299 at http://theclassical.org This Machine Kills Romantics http://theclassical.org/articles/this-machine-kills-romantics <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> New media have changed way we understand our favorite athletes, but not necessarily for the better.</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/this-machine-kills-romantics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/this-machine-kills-romantics#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:55:11 +0000 mcgowan 2297 at http://theclassical.org