The Clog http://theclassical.org/theclog en Footballz Podcast, Week 7: Monday Night Live http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-7-monday-night-live <p> Our heroes attempt a live-and-in-public show. If you cannot be at Parlor Sports in Somerville, Massachusetts, you can of course listen here. It&#39;s a Gruden-free space, no matter what.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-7-monday-night-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-7-monday-night-live#comments Adventures In Podcasting Classical Recurrences Footballz Podcast NFL Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:46:32 +0000 David Roth 2096 at http://theclassical.org Short Season: Jason Vargas Is The Kansas City Royals http://theclassical.org/theclog/short-season-jason-vargas-is-the-kansas-city-royals <p> In the latest of Robert O&#39;Connell&#39;s sketches from baseball&#39;s last weeks, we find a weird and suddenly, tenuosly great team getting a great start from a strange place. It&#39;s October, you know.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/short-season-jason-vargas-is-the-kansas-city-royals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/short-season-jason-vargas-is-the-kansas-city-royals#comments Baseball Both Teams Played Hard My Man Jason F. Vargas Kansas City MLB Playoffs Short Season Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:08:08 +0000 David Roth 2091 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast, Week 6: Ram It http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-6-ram-it <p> The Rams are a mystery, and they are on Monday Night Football. Together, we can figure this out. Or at least listen to Mac and TD play records and talk to various smart people instead of listening to Jon Gruden try to explain things.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-6-ram-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-6-ram-it#comments Classical Recurrences Footballz Podcast Ram It's Belated Debut Talking About Things NFL Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:16:01 +0000 David Roth 2087 at http://theclassical.org Short Season: Juan Uribe Flies Out http://theclassical.org/theclog/short-season-juan-uribe-flies-out <p> The latest of Robert O&#39;Connell&#39;s postseason sketches concerns a big swing that wasn&#39;t quite big enough, from a player who swings harder than just about any other.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/short-season-juan-uribe-flies-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/short-season-juan-uribe-flies-out#comments Classical Recurrences Juan Uribe Forever MLB Playoffs Short Season Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:05:51 +0000 David Roth 2084 at http://theclassical.org Classical Magazine Issue Twelve/12/XII/: Let's Wrestle http://theclassical.org/theclog/classical-magazine-issue-twelve12xii-lets-wrestle <p> It&#39;s been a while, but we&#39;re already working on the next issue of The Classical Magazine. It&#39;s about wrestling, and eventually you will be able to read it.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/classical-magazine-issue-twelve12xii-lets-wrestle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/classical-magazine-issue-twelve12xii-lets-wrestle#comments Classical Recurrences pro wrestling Team Efforts The Classical Magazine Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:58:02 +0000 David Roth 2081 at http://theclassical.org Short Season: October Is For Jerks http://theclassical.org/theclog/short-season-october-is-for-jerks <p> The latest installment in Robert O&#39;Connell&#39;s October sketchbook concerns John Lackey, October&#39;s favorite a-hole.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/short-season-october-is-for-jerks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/short-season-october-is-for-jerks#comments Baseball Classical Recurrences Famous Jerks John Lackey only likable based on unwritten baseball rules MLB Playoffs Short Season Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:50:43 +0000 David Roth 2079 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast, Week 5: Seattle NFL Team Versus Washington NFL Team http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-5-seattle-nfl-team-versus-washington-nfl-team <p> A football team whose name right-thinking people an&#39;t really bear to say aloud. One Gruden discussing another Gruden. Truly a Monday night like no other.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-5-seattle-nfl-team-versus-washington-nfl-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-5-seattle-nfl-team-versus-washington-nfl-team#comments Classical Recurrences Footballz Podcast Hail To The R*dskins Marshawn Lynch Feelings Podcasting Talking About Things NFL Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:08:59 +0000 David Roth 2077 at http://theclassical.org Short Season: Single, Caught Stealing http://theclassical.org/theclog/short-season-single-caught-stealing <p>Throughout the postseason, Robert O&#39;Connell will contribute brief sketches of brief moments from the last few games of 2014. Some of these moments will be important, many of them will not be, but only one (probably) will involve a man nicknamed Country Breakfast attempting to steal second base.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/short-season-single-caught-stealing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/short-season-single-caught-stealing#comments Baseball Billy Butler Moments Classical Recurrences MLB Playoffs Short Season Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:24:36 +0000 David Roth 2073 at http://theclassical.org Off The Bat, Episodes 22 and 23: Cuppin' Cheeks http://theclassical.org/theclog/off-the-bat-episodes-22-and-23-cuppin-cheeks <p dir="ltr"> In which co-host Chris DiStefano pervs on Anthony Rizzo, who is ostensibly his bro, and the entire internet pervs on co-host Melanie Iglesias. Very little actual baseball, per the usual.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/off-the-bat-episodes-22-and-23-cuppin-cheeks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/off-the-bat-episodes-22-and-23-cuppin-cheeks#comments Classical Recurrences David Ross Musk Melanie Iglesias And The Perv Army Off The Bat Television Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:58:23 +0000 David Roth 2072 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Talk Podcast, Week 4: Every Day Is Patriots Day http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-talk-podcast-week-4-every-day-is-patriots-day <p> The Patriots. The Chiefs. The opportunity to listen to people talking and playing music instead of listening to ESPN employees talking about the Patriots or Chiefs.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-talk-podcast-week-4-every-day-is-patriots-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-talk-podcast-week-4-every-day-is-patriots-day#comments Classical Recurrences Footballz Podcast Robert Kraft On Your Television Talking About Things NFL Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:57:43 +0000 David Roth 2069 at http://theclassical.org How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Tolerate Clint Hurdle http://theclassical.org/theclog/how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-tolerate-clint-hurdle <p> Every irritating thing you&#39;ve heard about Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh&#39;s bunt-happy and resolutely ancient-school manager, is true. Here&#39;s how one Pirates fan figured out how to deal with it.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-tolerate-clint-hurdle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-tolerate-clint-hurdle#comments Baseball Clint Hurdle Managers Palpable Anxiety Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pirates Trusted Guts Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:03:29 +0000 David Roth 2066 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Talk Podcast, Week 3: Let's Get Jets-ed http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-talk-podcast-week-3-lets-get-jets-ed <p> Welcome Rex Ryan and Jay Cutler into your home on a Monday night. Trust our heroes to protect you. Welcome, welcome to Footballz Talk Week 3.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-talk-podcast-week-3-lets-get-jets-ed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-talk-podcast-week-3-lets-get-jets-ed#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:39:39 +0000 David Roth 2061 at http://theclassical.org Off The Bat, Episodes 20 and 21: All The Way From Left Field http://theclassical.org/theclog/off-the-bat-episodes-20-and-21-all-the-way-from-left-field <p> A consideration of the segment in which &quot;Off the Bat&quot; asks baseball players wacky questions, after thoughtfully removing anything remotely wacky from those questions.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/off-the-bat-episodes-20-and-21-all-the-way-from-left-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/off-the-bat-episodes-20-and-21-all-the-way-from-left-field#comments Bad Ideas Classical Recurrences Dillon Gee Is A Cookies And Cream Guy Off The Bat Television Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:57:45 +0000 David Roth 2057 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Talk Podcast, Week 2: Fluffy Iggles And Others http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-talk-podcast-week-2-fluffy-iggles-and-others <p> Another awful week for the NFL ends with a frankly pretty interesting Monday Night Football match-up. Join our heroes as they discuss something other than everything else that has happened in the NFL this week.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-talk-podcast-week-2-fluffy-iggles-and-others" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-talk-podcast-week-2-fluffy-iggles-and-others#comments Andrew Luck Classical Recurrences Fluffy Iggles Footballz Podcast Philadelphia NFL Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:22:39 +0000 David Roth 2055 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Talk Podcast, Week 1: Live Through This http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-talk-podcast-week-1-live-through-this <p> The NFL season is almost one week old, and wow what a shitty week! This definitely calls for talking over a Monday Night Football game with Mac and TD, and special guest-Davids Roth and Zirin.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-talk-podcast-week-1-live-through-this" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-talk-podcast-week-1-live-through-this#comments Bad Jobs Classical Recurrences Corporate Fun Ethical Considerations Extreme Corporate Wackness Footballz Podcast Ray Rice Talking About Things NFL Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:17:51 +0000 David Roth 2048 at http://theclassical.org Watching Serena Williams http://theclassical.org/theclog/watching-serena-williams <p> Because they are so swift, so brutal, and so decisive, it can be difficult to appreciate a Serena Williams victory. But after another dominant win and her 18th major, what else is there to do?</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/watching-serena-williams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/watching-serena-williams#comments Serena Williams Tennis The Problem With Being Dominant US Open Women's Tennis Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:54:01 +0000 David Roth 2047 at http://theclassical.org Introducing Classical Baseball Mag (Part Two) http://theclassical.org/theclog/introducing-classical-baseball-mag-part-two <p> The new Classical is here! The new Classical is here!</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/introducing-classical-baseball-mag-part-two" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/introducing-classical-baseball-mag-part-two#comments Baseball classical magazine Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:44:07 +0000 Eric Nusbaum 2044 at http://theclassical.org The Washington Team Name http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-washington-team-name-0 <p> With the question now likely &quot;When&quot; and not &quot;If&quot; regarding a name change for the Washington NFL team, some nice folks have compiled a list of viable alternatives, along with a mock logo or two. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-washington-team-name-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-washington-team-name-0#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:02:19 +0000 Nick Bond 2039 at http://theclassical.org Cootball Fards Vol. 2: Football Cards, Spoonerized For Safety http://theclassical.org/theclog/cootball-fards-vol-2-football-cards-spoonerized-for-safety <p> Donrad Cobler, Larnell Cake, and other collectible and tastefully spoonerized NFL delicacies.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/cootball-fards-vol-2-football-cards-spoonerized-for-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/cootball-fards-vol-2-football-cards-spoonerized-for-safety#comments Classical Recurrences Football Cards Spoonerisms NFL Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:01:12 +0000 David Roth 2033 at http://theclassical.org Off The Bat, Episodes 18 and 19: Groundskeeping In Purgatory http://theclassical.org/theclog/off-the-bat-episodes-18-and-19-groundskeeping-in-purgatory <p> In which Off The Bat&#39;s unlimited access and no-holds barred approach equal Fat Joe riding a groundskeeper&#39;s tractor in Miami and Nick Castellanos answering questions about pancakes.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/off-the-bat-episodes-18-and-19-groundskeeping-in-purgatory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/off-the-bat-episodes-18-and-19-groundskeeping-in-purgatory#comments Classical Recurrences Fat Joe Cheesing On A Tractor Off The Bat Television Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:53:33 +0000 David Roth 2029 at http://theclassical.org Cootball Fards: Priceless Spoonerized NFL Collectibles http://theclassical.org/theclog/cootball-fards-priceless-spoonerized-nfl-collectibles <p> Spoonerisms are stupid. So here are some spoonerized football cards for you to treasure. Respect, Mandy Ross.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/cootball-fards-priceless-spoonerized-nfl-collectibles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/cootball-fards-priceless-spoonerized-nfl-collectibles#comments Classical Recurrences Football Cards PhotoShoppery Spoonerisms NFL Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:32:07 +0000 David Roth 2027 at http://theclassical.org The Power of the Punch http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-power-of-the-punch <p> Brock Lesnar&#39;s slaughtering of WWE&#39;s golden goose John Cena at SummerSlam has shoved -- violently -- reality back in the face of fans. And created a lie you can believe in.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-power-of-the-punch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-power-of-the-punch#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:55:03 +0000 Nick Bond 2025 at http://theclassical.org Off The Bat, Episodes 16 and 17: Designated For Assignment http://theclassical.org/theclog/off-the-bat-episodes-16-and-17-designated-for-assignment <p> In which Craig Kimbrel is hilarious, the Off The Bat team is grating and willfully dumb in a familiar way, and our heroes are suddenly tasked with competing for ratings with George Stephanopoulos and David Gregory.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/off-the-bat-episodes-16-and-17-designated-for-assignment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/off-the-bat-episodes-16-and-17-designated-for-assignment#comments Classical Recurrences Jerks Being Rude To Closers MTV2 Off The Bat Suspect Eyelines Television Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:06:35 +0000 David Roth 2021 at http://theclassical.org Life On Earth, Or Goodbye http://theclassical.org/theclog/life-on-earth-or-goodbye <p> Sports On Earth was a good idea and a very good website. It is not fully gone, but it won&#39;t be what it was. What&#39;s left is a reminder of some things we all already know entirely too well, and a challenge.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/life-on-earth-or-goodbye" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/life-on-earth-or-goodbye#comments Capitalism Extreme Corporate Wackness Internal Affairs Money Sporps Sports On Earth Sportswriting The Internet Wackness Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:08:57 +0000 David Roth 2019 at http://theclassical.org A Peter King Story, And A Lesson About Pants http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-peter-king-story-and-a-lesson-about-pants <p> In which a young writer talks to Troy Vincent about best business practices and exorcises a decade-old memory of Peter King attempting to bigfoot said young writer while wearing inappropriate footwear.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-peter-king-story-and-a-lesson-about-pants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-peter-king-story-and-a-lesson-about-pants#comments Coaching Shorts First Person Peter King Things NFL Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:38:01 +0000 David Roth 2017 at http://theclassical.org