The Clog http://theclassical.org/theclog en Battlebots, A Meditation: Week Six http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-six <p> Okay, so this one&#39;s actually just a pretty straightforward recap of what happened on Battlebots&#39;s final week.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-six" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-six#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:36:08 +0000 mcgowan 2383 at http://theclassical.org Battlebots, A Meditation: Week Five http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-five <p> Corbin somehow hacked into the DoD or something? This week&#39;s entry may not be entirely legal.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-five" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-five#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:34:35 +0000 mcgowan 2380 at http://theclassical.org Satan, John Huston, Exploding Basketballs, And The Best Sports Scene In A Non-Sports Movie http://theclassical.org/theclog/satan-john-huston-exploding-basketballs-and-the-best-sports-scene-in-a-non-sports-movie <p> Some sports movies are sillier than others. But it&#39;s the non-sports movies&mdash;like this Carter Administration Italian horror un-classic&mdash;that often have the best sports scenes. <em>The Visitor</em> has&nbsp;a special one.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/satan-john-huston-exploding-basketballs-and-the-best-sports-scene-in-a-non-sports-movie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/satan-john-huston-exploding-basketballs-and-the-best-sports-scene-in-a-non-sports-movie#comments Film Italian Horror Movies John Huston Lance Henriksen NBA Neal Fucking Boortz Pre-Bargnani Italian Basketball Visions SCHMOOZIE Sportsflicks Steve Somers The Jerome Zone The Other Movie Named The Visitor The Visitor Basketball Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:50:08 +0000 David Roth 2376 at http://theclassical.org Battlebots, A Meditation: Week Four http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-four <p> Enough with the jokes. It&#39;s serious writer-business this time.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-four" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-four#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:25:27 +0000 mcgowan 2377 at http://theclassical.org Battlebots, A Meditation: Week Three http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-three <p> &quot;What hath man wrought?&quot; the blogger wondered aloud to the sky, his heather grey t-shirt soaked with blood.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-three" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-three#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:23:07 +0000 mcgowan 2371 at http://theclassical.org Battlebots, A Meditation: Week Two http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-two <p> Corbin&#39;s second week of Battlebots coverage gets almost unbearably bleak.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-two" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-two#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:01:08 +0000 mcgowan 2363 at http://theclassical.org Battlebots, A Meditation: Week One http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-one <p> What, you thought The Classical wasn&#39;t going to provide in-depth Battlebots coverage?</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/battlebots-a-meditation-week-one#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:02:49 +0000 mcgowan 2360 at http://theclassical.org Is Wrestling ___?: LeBron James http://theclassical.org/theclog/is-wrestling-lebron-james <p> LeBron James&#39; valiant effort to carry a severely depleted roster may have fell short, but how that has seemingly made him a bad guy in the story of basketball makes about as much sense as if Vince Russo wrote it himself.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/is-wrestling-lebron-james" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/is-wrestling-lebron-james#comments Is Wrestling? LeBron James WE'RE PLAYING BASSSSKETTTTTBALLLLLLLLLL Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:39:25 +0000 Nick Bond 2350 at http://theclassical.org Bartolo Colon Has Never Stolen A Base: A Poem http://theclassical.org/theclog/bartolo-colon-has-never-stolen-a-base-a-poem <p> A poem about the most important moment in the history of baseball, which has not yet happened, and might not happen, but should definitely happen.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/bartolo-colon-has-never-stolen-a-base-a-poem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/bartolo-colon-has-never-stolen-a-base-a-poem#comments Bartolo Colon Baseball Blazing Speed Bosomy Fellows Free Verse MLB New York Mets Non-Spam Poetry Poetry Roly Poly Things Mon, 08 Jun 2015 17:09:27 +0000 David Roth 2337 at http://theclassical.org A Dip In Trevi Fountain With Chandler Parsons http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-dip-in-trevi-fountain-with-chandler-parsons <p> Finally, the exploration of the many parallels between the tragic Dallas Mavericks and Federico Fellini&#39;s <em>La Dolce Vita</em> that the internet has been waiting for.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-dip-in-trevi-fountain-with-chandler-parsons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-dip-in-trevi-fountain-with-chandler-parsons#comments Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki As Marcello Mastroiani Federico Fellini Film Inevitable Parallels La Dolce Vita Marcello Mastroianni NBA Trevi Fountain Basketball Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:40:09 +0000 David Roth 2312 at http://theclassical.org Steph Curry Is Making #30 Cool http://theclassical.org/theclog/steph-curry-is-making-30-cool <p> Steph Curry has spent a remarkable season racking up numerous accomplishments. Rendering his lame-ass number less lame is certainly one of them.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/steph-curry-is-making-30-cool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/steph-curry-is-making-30-cool#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:29:28 +0000 mcgowan 2309 at http://theclassical.org The Legend Who Left: Talking To The Makers of "Raymond Lewis: L.A. Legend" http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-legend-who-left-talking-to-the-makers-of-raymond-lewis-la-legend <p> Raymond Lewis was a legendarily nasty high school scorer and college standout in Los Angeles, and a first round NBA Draft pick. How and why he didn&#39;t have the career he should have&mdash;and didn&#39;t play a single minute in the NBA&mdash;is the story of a new documentary about Lewis&#39; life and legend.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-legend-who-left-talking-to-the-makers-of-raymond-lewis-la-legend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-legend-who-left-talking-to-the-makers-of-raymond-lewis-la-legend#comments Classical Endorsements Film Kickstarter Los Angeles Things NBA Raymond Lewis Streetball Basketball Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:21:49 +0000 David Roth 2307 at http://theclassical.org "A Sense Of Where You Are," 50 Years Later http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-sense-of-where-you-are-50-years-later <p> <em>The New Yorker</em> did the world a favor by unlocking John McPhee&#39;s legendary profile of Bill Bradley, who was then at Princeton and seemingly bound for basketball immortality. There&#39;s a reason why this piece, more than most any other piece of basketball writing, has endured.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-sense-of-where-you-are-50-years-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-sense-of-where-you-are-50-years-later#comments Appreciations Basketball Gatsby Bill Bradley College Basketball Jersey Literary Legends John McPhee March Madness Sportswriting Writing Basketball Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:07:21 +0000 David Roth 2286 at http://theclassical.org The Big Dance: One Shining Moment http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-big-dance-one-shining-moment <p> March Madness is about fandom, and a lot more. Monday is the culmination of all of its parts at work.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-big-dance-one-shining-moment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-big-dance-one-shining-moment#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:47:27 +0000 piellucci 2285 at http://theclassical.org Kentucky: Until It's Affirmed http://theclassical.org/theclog/kentucky-until-its-affirmed <p> Kentucky is known for racehorses and Wildcats. On the eve of the Final Four, they seem more like one another than usual.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/kentucky-until-its-affirmed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/kentucky-until-its-affirmed#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:46:04 +0000 piellucci 2281 at http://theclassical.org Introducing the NBA All-Odorlessness Team http://theclassical.org/theclog/introducing-the-nba-all-odorlessness-team <p> Some NBA players just sort of seem onion-y and stank. Fans being fans, this gets talked about. But what about the NBA players who are eerily, spookily odorless? What about them? This blog post is about them. You&#39;re welcome.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/introducing-the-nba-all-odorlessness-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/introducing-the-nba-all-odorlessness-team#comments Frozen Lotion Smells Jimmer Fredette Escape Plans Jonas Jerebko Cabinets Listicles NBA Non-Smells Smelling Like Milk Smells Basketball Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:44:26 +0000 David Roth 2269 at http://theclassical.org A WrestleMania Preview THAT CAME FROM THE VAULT: Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-roman-reigns-vs-brock-lesnar <p> With WrestleMania tonight, it&#39;s time for The Classical to present a WrestleMania Preview THAT CAME FROM THE VAULT. We&#39;ll end the whole thing with a look at Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-roman-reigns-vs-brock-lesnar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-roman-reigns-vs-brock-lesnar#comments BARAKLEZNAR Brock Lesnar IT CAME FROM THE VAULT Roman Reigns WRESTLEMANIA XXXI Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:12:49 +0000 Nick Bond 2255 at http://theclassical.org A WrestleMania Preview THAT CAME FROM THE VAULT: Sting vs. HHH http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-sting-vs-hhh <p> With WrestleMania Sunday, it&#39;s time for The Classical to present a WrestleMania Preview THAT CAME FROM THE VAULT. Today, it&#39;s HHH vs. Sting.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-sting-vs-hhh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-sting-vs-hhh#comments HHH IT CAME FROM THE VAULT MAN CALLED STING STING THE DUMBEST MAN IN WRESTLING THE GAME THE ICON WRESTLEMANIA XXXI Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:38:14 +0000 Nick Bond 2275 at http://theclassical.org A WrestleMania Preview THAT CAME FROM THE VAULT: Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-randy-orton-vs-seth-rollins <p> With WrestleMania Sunday, it&#39;s time for The Classical to present a WrestleMania Preview THAT CAME FROM THE VAULT. Today, it&#39;s Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-randy-orton-vs-seth-rollins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-randy-orton-vs-seth-rollins#comments APEX PREDATOR BAGS BE SHITTY Y'ALL IT CAME FROM THE VAULT randy orton SETH ROLLINS THE ARCHITECT WRESTLEMANIA XXXI Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:33:18 +0000 Nick Bond 2271 at http://theclassical.org The Search For The Right Question http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-search-for-the-right-question <p> Part of writing about sports is asking questions of people who don&#39;t necessarily want to answer them. It&#39;s not fun for anyone, but it&#39;s worth doing. So: what questions are worth asking?</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-search-for-the-right-question" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-search-for-the-right-question#comments Both Teams Played Hard My Man Journalism Sportswriting Talking About Things Talking About Things With People In Towels work Basketball Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:18:37 +0000 David Roth 2253 at http://theclassical.org A WrestleMania Preview THAT CAME FROM THE VAULT: Bray Wyatt vs. The Undertaker http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-bray-wyatt-vs-the-undertaker <p> With WrestleMania Sunday, it&#39;s time for The Classical to present a WrestleMania Preview THAT CAME FROM THE VAULT. Today, it&#39;s The Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-bray-wyatt-vs-the-undertaker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-bray-wyatt-vs-the-undertaker#comments bray wyatt EATER OF WORLDS IT CAME FROM THE VAULT SULTAN OF SWAT The Undertaker WRESTLEMANIA XXXI Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:24:39 +0000 Nick Bond 2262 at http://theclassical.org D(P)uke: Old Habits Die Hard http://theclassical.org/theclog/dpuke-old-habits-die-hard <p> Time supposedly heals all wounds and ends all things. But two decades after Christian Laettner, our national loathing of Duke is still going strong.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/dpuke-old-habits-die-hard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/dpuke-old-habits-die-hard#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:03:34 +0000 piellucci 2267 at http://theclassical.org A WrestleMania Preview THAT CAME FROM THE VAULT: Rusev vs. John Cena, US Title Match http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-rusev-vs-john-cena-us-title-match <p> With WrestleMania Sunday, it&#39;s time for The Classical to present a WrestleMania Preview THAT CAME FROM THE VAULT. Today, it&#39;s Rusev vs. John Cena for the US Title.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-rusev-vs-john-cena-us-title-match" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-rusev-vs-john-cena-us-title-match#comments America! CENA IT CAME FROM THE VAULT RUSEV RUTH.LESS.AGGRESSION WRESTLEMANIA XXXI Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:17:50 +0000 Nick Bond 2266 at http://theclassical.org A WrestleMania Preview THAT CAME FROM THE VAULT: Intercontinental Clusterkerfuffle http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-intercontinental-clusterkerfuffle <p> WrestleMania 31 (or Just Push Play, as the company has decided to forgo numbers because they are too old-fashioned,) is taking place at Santa Clara&#39;s Levi&#39;s Stadium on March 29th, 2015. Which means it&#39;s time for The Classical to present a WrestleMania Preview THAT CAME FROM THE VAULT, continuing today with the Intercontinental Clusterkerfuffle.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-intercontinental-clusterkerfuffle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-intercontinental-clusterkerfuffle#comments INTERCONTINENTAL CLUSTERKERFUFFLE IT CAME FROM THE VAULT JUST PUSH PLAY IS A SURPRISINGLY GOOD AEROSMITH ALBUM ALL THINGS CONSIDERED... WHICH ISN'T TO SAY IT'S GOOD JUST NOT BAD WRESTLEMANIA 31 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:26:50 +0000 Nick Bond 2263 at http://theclassical.org A WrestleMania Preview THAT CAME FROM THE VAULT: Andre the Giant Battle Royale http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-andre-the-giant-battle-royale <p> WrestleMania 31 (or Just Push Play, as the company has decided to forgo numbers because they are too old-fashioned,) is taking place at Santa Clara&#39;s Levi Stadium on March 29th, 2015. Which means it&#39;s about time for The Classical to present a WrestleMania Preview THAT CAME FROM THE VAULT, starting with the Andre the Giant Battle Royale.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-andre-the-giant-battle-royale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-wrestlemania-preview-that-came-from-the-vault-andre-the-giant-battle-royale#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:24:55 +0000 Nick Bond 2258 at http://theclassical.org