The Clog en Classical Crossword: Fall of Hame <p> The latest in a strikingly occasional series of sporps-themed crosswords. Do not get pen all over your computer.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinleyisms Classical Recurrences Crossword Puzzles crosswords Spoonerisms Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:40:56 +0000 David Roth 1907 at Swagg Warz, or Why Baseball Players Fight <p> The search for an acceptable level of on-field baseball swagger continues, and players continue to get in actual fights about it. This is not as bad as it sounds.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> April Baseball Baseball Brawling Brian McCann Be Scowling Carlos Gomez Defective Robocops Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pittsburgh Pirates Swagger Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:58:14 +0000 David Roth 1903 at A Fair Fight: A Night At The Golden Gloves <p> Boxing is an elemental thing governed by some exceptionally venal and untrustworthy authorities. Watching the amateur bouts at a Golden Gloves tournament, for all the things it lacks, offers something pro boxing doesn&#39;t: the thrill of watching a fair fight.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amateur Sports Things Boxing Dispatches Fighting fights Golden Gloves Indiana Things Irvine Welsh Cameos Punch Punch Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:24:52 +0000 David Roth 1898 at Game of Chones <p>You are Adam Kennedy. You had a fruitful career in pro baseball, earning more than $20 million and winning a World Series ring with the 2002 Angels. You &nbsp;belted three homers in one ALCS game. &nbsp;You see a ghost.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aughts Angels Internecine Beef Baseball Bu-Buh-Bu-Bu-Buh-Buh Chone Figgins Ghost Stories Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Utility Guys Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:03:32 +0000 Pete Beatty 1901 at Expecting Bubba <p> It&#39;s not quite prime Tiger, but there&#39;s something inevitable about Bubba Watson&#39;s success at this point, and that expectation counts for a lot.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Also Watching Golf Ball-Strikers Tho Bubba Watson Golf inevitability Masters Playing Golf Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:12:31 +0000 David Roth 1899 at Off The Bat, Episode Two: Adam Jones Must Moonwalk <p> Week two of our quest to decipher MTV2&#39;s baffling MLB collaboration, &quot;Off The Bat.&quot; This week: talking sad reality television with Jeremy Guthrie, bullying Adam Jones into dancing, and the question of who this is all even for.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Classical Recurrences Fat Joe MTV2 Off The Bat Television Watching Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:08:03 +0000 David Roth 1897 at Profiles In Bracketological Excellence: Talking to Our 2013 Classical Bracket Achievers Champion <p> His name is Chris Romine, he really believed in UConn, and he has thought a lot about Kevin Ollie. Congratulations to him on all that.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bracketography Classic Mustaches College Basketball Connecticut Kevin Ollie's Lip-Eyebrow NCAA Tournament Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:35:56 +0000 David Roth 1894 at And The Olney Goes To... <p> A periodic feature dedicated to the most heroically boring moments in baseball podcasting.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boring Baseball Podcasts Buster Olney Classical Recurrences Listening To Baseball Podcasting Sleepiness The Fireball Express? Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:16:15 +0000 David Roth 1893 at What/Why Is MTV2's "Off The Bat"? <p> ... Well, besides Major League Baseball&#39;s latest, strangest and most Fat Joe-aided attempt to cast itself as a Young People Thing, and television&#39;s finest source for uncomfortable Bryce Harper chuckling.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bad Ideas Baseball Fat Joe HOW SWAY MLB MLB Network Critiquery Televised Narcotics for the Whole Family Television Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:28:10 +0000 David Roth 1889 at Our Loss: Classical Magazine Issue Nine/9/IX Is Here <p> The triumphant return of America&#39;s most infrequently published Sporps Periodical. This issue is about losing, in all the various ways we feel and do it, and the weird ways we sort of love it.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> App-Related Internal Affairs Little League Baseball Losing Losing As A Way Of Life Sacramento Kings The Classical Magazine Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:59:29 +0000 David Roth 1888 at The Classical Wrestling Slam Jam: Volume 1 <p> With Wrestlemania upon us, why not get acquainted with some of our greatest wrasslin&#39; hits?</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Big Show e-Feds ECW Arena Stupid Greatness of the Royal Rumble TNA Wrestlemania WWE Zeb Colter Eddie Kingston Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:03:45 +0000 Nick Bond 1886 at Day One At Sox Park <p> A new season means a new start for the Chicago White Sox and those who care about them. It also involves an extremely large American flag.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A Disquistion On Bobak's America April Baseball Baseball Chicago Things Chicago White Sox Dispatches Large Flags Opening Day Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:43:18 +0000 David Roth 1873 at Classical Collectible Corner: Spoonerized Baseball Cards Series 2 <p> Just in time for the start of the baseball season, a mini-series of baseball cards that have been spoonerized for your protection. You will not find an original Fuck Chinley in better condition.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Baseball Cards Creepy Collectibles Spoonerisms This Is Sporpscenter Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:42:19 +0000 David Roth 1868 at The Wichita State Reckoning <p> On Friday, Matt Osgood wrote about how Wichita State could win the NCAA Tournament and change everything. On Sunday, the Shockers lost. So...</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> College Basketball Incorrectness Instant Readings NCAA Basketball NCAA Tournament Predictions Wichita State Things Basketball Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:51:57 +0000 David Roth 1865 at Value Ads, or Rise Of The #Branded NBA Jersey <p> NBA commissioner Adam Silver says it&#39;s &quot;inevitable&quot; that NBA jerseys will feature advertisements and brand logos in the future. &quot;Inevitable&quot; is definitely one word for it.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Advertising At Home With #Brands Brand Management Branding J.R. Smith Marketing NBA Oversized Jerseys Basketball Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:11:11 +0000 David Roth 1863 at On Onions!, Literally <p> A principled refusal to take Bill Raftery&#39;s signature catchphrase as being about anything but onions. They&#39;re delicious!</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Cultures Bill Raftery College Basketball College Sports Excitement Literal Alliums Literal Things Onions Television Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:15:26 +0000 David Roth 1862 at Further Adventures in Bracketological Achievement: Classical Bracket Achievers Is Back <p> For a record (for this site) third straight year, Classical Bracket Achievers is back. Let us take this Pitino-haunted journey together, friends.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bracketography College Sports Gambling Without Stakes Internal Affairs NCAA Basketball NCAA Tournament Basketball Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:15:21 +0000 David Roth 1858 at This Website In One Tweet <p> Get to know what is possibly the first tweet to challenge for a Best American Sporpswriting award.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fun Internal Affairs Sporps The Internet This Is Sporpscenter Twitter Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:44:39 +0000 David Roth 1856 at Rick Ankiel Is Out <p> Rick Ankiel succumbed to Rick Ankiel&#39;s Disease, then conquered it to become a productive Major Leaguer and retire on something like his own terms. There have been many better players in his generation, but few whose virtuosity came with more struggle attached.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Comebacks Comebacks From Various Obscure Things Control Issues pitching Rick Ankiel St. Louis Cardinals Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:42:38 +0000 David Roth 1851 at Sochi Stories: One For The Road <p> Some notes from Sochi, including but not limited to happy-drunk Estonians, the Utah Jazz hats of Sochi, a surprise visit by Xzibit, and where snow comes from in 60-degree weather.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A Phillies Fan Abroad Dispatches Drunk Estonians Mother Russia olympics sochi Sochi Stories Xzibit Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:13:43 +0000 David Roth 1836 at Sochi Stories: Hot, Cool, Yours, Whatever That Means <p> More updates from Sochi, regarding Canadian media, the heated underground economy in Olympic pins, the persistence of 4 Non-Blondes, and a slogan so spectacularly vacuous that it comes all the way back around to profundity.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classical Recurrences Dispatches Linda Perry Mother Russia olympics Opaque Sloganeering sochi Sochi Stories Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:36:01 +0000 David Roth 1828 at Men's League Diaries: Opening Night <p> At its highest level, basketball is a game played by some of the most graceful and determined athletes in the world. It is also played at other levels, and this New Hampshire men&#39;s basketball league is one of those.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aches And Pains Basketball Cultures Classical Recurrences Men's League New England Things Older Bros Basketball Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:26:23 +0000 David Roth 1823 at Classical Magazine Issue Eight/8/VIII Has Arrived, Is About Books <p> The new issue of The Classical Magazine features some new contributors, some recognizable names, and a collection of art and essays that are mostly about books, but always about sporps. Don&#39;t stop. Get it, get it.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Books Internal Affairs The Classical Magazine Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:04:59 +0000 David Roth 1825 at Sochi Stories: Dispatches From The Olympics <p> Our Sochi correspondent checks in with sketches on living, working, slurping eel soup, and destroying bathroom doors at the Winter Olympics.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatches Mother Russia olympics Property Damage Risky Construction Business Russian Machine Can Sometimes Break sochi Sochi Stories Hockey Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:40:12 +0000 David Roth 1818 at That Philip Seymour Hoffman Feeling <p> Philip Seymour Hoffman was all wrong as Art Howe, but was perfect anyway. For all his dazzling talent, it was Hoffman&#39;s willingness to doing more -- to do the most -- that made him great. It might have unmade him, too.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acting For Film Addiction Baseball Death Film Philip Seymour Hoffman The Moneyball Of Sun, 02 Feb 2014 21:47:48 +0000 David Roth 1810 at