The Clog http://theclassical.org/theclog en Talking To Andrew McNeill Of "Game Point", A Big Handsome Quarterly Magazine About Basketball... http://theclassical.org/theclog/talking-to-andrew-mcneill-of-game-point-a-big-handsome-quarterly-magazine-about-basketball <p> ...that is <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamepoint/game-point-a-quarterly-print-magazine-about-basket">currently raising funds on Kickstarter</a> in order to become a real thing. We talk about how and why one goes about starting a quarterly magazine in 2016, and also about how basketball is good.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/talking-to-andrew-mcneill-of-game-point-a-big-handsome-quarterly-magazine-about-basketball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/talking-to-andrew-mcneill-of-game-point-a-big-handsome-quarterly-magazine-about-basketball#comments Tue, 24 May 2016 17:52:03 +0000 David Roth 2579 at http://theclassical.org Unfair in the Fairest Way Possible: A Modest Proposal for the NFL Draft http://theclassical.org/theclog/unfair-in-the-fairest-way-possible-a-modest-proposal-for-the-nfl-draft <p> There has to be a better way to do this.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/unfair-in-the-fairest-way-possible-a-modest-proposal-for-the-nfl-draft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/unfair-in-the-fairest-way-possible-a-modest-proposal-for-the-nfl-draft#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:34:59 +0000 wendt 2568 at http://theclassical.org Twenty Things More Efficient At Shooting Than Kobe Bryant http://theclassical.org/theclog/twenty-things-more-efficient-at-shooting-than-kobe-bryant <p> This is an incomplete list, admittedly.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/twenty-things-more-efficient-at-shooting-than-kobe-bryant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/twenty-things-more-efficient-at-shooting-than-kobe-bryant#comments A Great Many Missed Jumpers Barry Sonnenfeld's Wild Wild West Historic Numbers Of Missed Jumpers Kobe Bryant Kobe System Missed Jumpers NBA Basketball Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:38:07 +0000 David Roth 2564 at http://theclassical.org Classical Bracket Buddies 2016: Once More Into Unreason http://theclassical.org/theclog/classical-bracket-buddies-2016-once-more-into-unreason <p> A tradition like no other. Or a tradition utterly like many others, except that this one&mdash;this effectively prize-free bracket challenge, this celebration of wrongheaded certainty, this particular delving into pure partisanship and speculation&mdash;is ours and ours alone. EXPERIENCE IT.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/classical-bracket-buddies-2016-once-more-into-unreason" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/classical-bracket-buddies-2016-once-more-into-unreason#comments A Celebration Of Wrongness Boats Against The Current Borne Back Ceaselessly Classical Bracket Buddies Classical Recurrences College Basketball David Roth In A Corliss Williamson Jersey Non-Professional Basketball Punny Names Wrongness Basketball Wed, 16 Mar 2016 05:16:01 +0000 David Roth 2548 at http://theclassical.org 33 Yards and A Cloud of Smoke http://theclassical.org/theclog/33-yards-and-a-cloud-of-smoke <p>A short story featuring B-Wack, the star character of the novel &ldquo;Circus Catch&rdquo;.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/33-yards-and-a-cloud-of-smoke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/33-yards-and-a-cloud-of-smoke#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:38:30 +0000 Nick Bond 2516 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast Season Finale: Live, For Today http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-season-finale-live-for-today <p> With the end of Monday Night Football&#39;s season comes the end of another triumphant Footballz campaign. Let us celebrate the journey as Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden cannot&mdash;by sort of paying attention to the game, and enjoying a live broadcast from Parlor Sports, in scenic Somerville, Mass.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-season-finale-live-for-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-season-finale-live-for-today#comments 100% Gruden Free Footballz Podcast Monday Night Football Podcasting Talking About Things NFL Football Mon, 28 Dec 2015 22:35:22 +0000 David Roth 2507 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast Week 14: Tom Coughlin's "Assignment: Miami Beach" http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-14-tom-coughlins-assignment-miami-beach <p> From Tropical Tom Coughlin and the vexingly still-in-the-mix New York Giants to the torpid n&#39; flubby Miami Dolphins, tonight&#39;s Monday Night Football game promises to be some pretty drowsy stuff. All the more reason to listen to Footballz LOUD.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-14-tom-coughlins-assignment-miami-beach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-14-tom-coughlins-assignment-miami-beach#comments Footballz Podcast Gruden-Free Experiences Miami Dolphins Monday Night Football New York Giants Tom Coughlin's Bright Red Face NFL Football Mon, 14 Dec 2015 23:22:24 +0000 David Roth 2501 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast Week 13: The Return Of The Washington Football Debacle http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-13-the-return-of-the-washington-football-debacle <p> There is only one football game left in Week 13, and it is between the charred and mostly loathsome husk of the Dallas football team and the even less appealing team from Washington. This, friends, is when we need Footballz.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-13-the-return-of-the-washington-football-debacle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-13-the-return-of-the-washington-football-debacle#comments Dallas Cowboys Footballz Podcast NFC East Ongoing National Disgraces Podcasting Talking About Things Washington R*dskins NFL Football Mon, 07 Dec 2015 22:03:54 +0000 David Roth 2498 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast Week 12: Out Of The Blue, And Into The Brown http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-12-out-of-the-blue-and-into-the-brown <p> After a Footballz that danced up to the edge of psychosis in Week 11, TD is joined by his fellow Footballzers and the smooth, soothing comfort of a totally hideous Monday Night Football game.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-12-out-of-the-blue-and-into-the-brown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-12-out-of-the-blue-and-into-the-brown#comments Classical Recurrences Footballz Podcast Monday Night Football Podcasting Talking About Sports NFL Football Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:59:41 +0000 David Roth 2493 at http://theclassical.org Spam Poetics: "Guys This Is Fastidious" http://theclassical.org/node/2490 <p> <span style="font-size: 14.4px; line-height: 24.48px;">Spam comments are back at The Classical by, um, popular demand. As is the custom, we are taking their nonsense words and trying to turn them into poems. This is one of those.</span></p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/node/2490" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/node/2490#comments Classical Recurrences Poetry Spam Poetics The Internet Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:03:43 +0000 David Roth 2490 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast Week 11: The Grievance Bowl Returns http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-11-the-grievance-bowl-returns <p> The Buffalo Bills are trying to settle a bunch of weird and opaque scores with the entire rest of the world. The New England Patriots are the best football team on the planet, and somehow even angrier. Oh hell yes it&#39;s time to turn up the Footballz.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-11-the-grievance-bowl-returns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-11-the-grievance-bowl-returns#comments Buffalo Bills Classical Recurrences Footballz Podcast Monday Night Football New England Patriots Talking About Sports NFL Football Tue, 24 Nov 2015 01:14:00 +0000 David Roth 2488 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast Week 10: T-Shirt Cannon And More http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-10-t-shirt-cannon-and-more <p> In response to a less-than-thrilling Monday Night Football match-up, our heroes respond with a full slate of in-studio guests, a special call-in guest, and basically anything else necessary to distract you from the Houston Texans.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-10-t-shirt-cannon-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-10-t-shirt-cannon-and-more#comments Classical Recurrences Footballz Podcast Monday Night Football Podcasting T-Shirt Cannons Talking About Sports NFL Football Tue, 17 Nov 2015 01:29:08 +0000 David Roth 2484 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast Week 9: Rivers, Cutler, Action http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-9-rivers-cutler-action <p> The strangest quarterback rivalry in the NFL takes center stage on one of those moderately depressing Monday Night Football games. This is why we need Footballz, and when we need it most.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-9-rivers-cutler-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-9-rivers-cutler-action#comments Chicago Bears Footballz Footballz Podcast Jay Cutler Monday Night Football Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers Talking About Things NFL Football Tue, 10 Nov 2015 01:47:46 +0000 David Roth 2480 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast Week 8: Smash-Mouth, Back-To-Basics Football-Related Digression http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-8-smash-mouth-back-to-basics-football-related-digression <p> In which our heroes pass on all the newfangled tricks and gimmicks, say no-thanks to all the finesse stuff, and go forward with an old-fashioned, no-guest, power-Footballz approach for Panthers/Colts on Monday Night Football.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-8-smash-mouth-back-to-basics-football-related-digression" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-8-smash-mouth-back-to-basics-football-related-digression#comments Classical Recurrences Footballz Podcast Podcasting Talking About Sports NFL Football Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:35:26 +0000 David Roth 2475 at http://theclassical.org They Can't All Be Winners, Part 30: Golden State Warriors http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-30-golden-state-warriors <p> In which some things come to an end and others keep going, at least for a while.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-30-golden-state-warriors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-30-golden-state-warriors#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:59:00 +0000 mcgowan 2471 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast Week 7: Ya Teams Are Birds http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-7-ya-teams-are-birds <p> In which TD drowns out the spectacle of the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals pecking ineffectually at each other with some help from comedian Sarah Boatright and Onion AV Club EIC John Teti. As ever, a Gruden-free experience is GUARANTEED.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-7-ya-teams-are-birds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-7-ya-teams-are-birds#comments Arizona Cardinals Baltimore Ravens Classical Recurrences Footballz Podcast Monday Night Football Talking About Things Ya Teams Are Birds NFL Football Mon, 26 Oct 2015 22:43:25 +0000 David Roth 2470 at http://theclassical.org They Can't All Be Winners, Part 29: San Antonio Spurs http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-29-san-antonio-spurs <p> In which we lie to ourselves about how the world works.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-29-san-antonio-spurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-29-san-antonio-spurs#comments Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:40 +0000 mcgowan 2469 at http://theclassical.org They Can't All Be Winners, Part 28: Minnesota Timberwolves http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-28-minnesota-timberwolves <p> In which Andrew Wiggins is a great shining beacon.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-28-minnesota-timberwolves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-28-minnesota-timberwolves#comments Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:54:15 +0000 mcgowan 2467 at http://theclassical.org They Can't All Be Winners, Part 27: Portland Trail Blazers http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-27-portland-trail-blazers <p> In which Dame Lillard is praised, compared to a king in waiting.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-27-portland-trail-blazers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-27-portland-trail-blazers#comments Thu, 22 Oct 2015 15:36:00 +0000 mcgowan 2466 at http://theclassical.org They Can't All Be Winners, Part 26: Orlando Magic http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-26-orlando-magic <p> In which the author posits that maybe fans should just give up.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-26-orlando-magic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-26-orlando-magic#comments Wed, 21 Oct 2015 16:20:57 +0000 mcgowan 2461 at http://theclassical.org They Can't All Be Winners, Part 25: Boston Celtics http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-25-boston-celtics <p> In which the Boston Celtics aren&#39;t mentioned once.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-25-boston-celtics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-25-boston-celtics#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2015 16:43:39 +0000 mcgowan 2460 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast, Week 6: When You've Had A Long Day And Hate The Eagles, Man http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-6-when-youve-had-a-long-day-and-hate-the-eagles-man <p> The New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles don&#39;t like each other very much. Which is interesting, because they&#39;re not very popular among anyone but their fans, either. When they square off, it&#39;s a Monday Night Football to mute, and then talk over.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-6-when-youve-had-a-long-day-and-hate-the-eagles-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-6-when-youve-had-a-long-day-and-hate-the-eagles-man#comments Classic References Nice Classical Recurrences Footballz Podcast Monday Night Football New York Giants Philadelphia Eagles Podcasting Talking About Sports NFL Football Tue, 20 Oct 2015 00:06:16 +0000 David Roth 2458 at http://theclassical.org They Can't All Be Winners, Part 24: Phoenix Suns http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-24-phoenix-suns <p> In which puking at two am is a relevant plot point.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-24-phoenix-suns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-24-phoenix-suns#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:27:46 +0000 mcgowan 2456 at http://theclassical.org They Can't All Be Winners, Part 23: New Orleans Pelicans http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-23-new-orleans-pelicans <p> In which Anthony Davis gets a Galeano capsule.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-23-new-orleans-pelicans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-23-new-orleans-pelicans#comments Thu, 15 Oct 2015 15:02:08 +0000 mcgowan 2453 at http://theclassical.org They Can't All Be Winners, Part 22: Detroit Pistons http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-22-detroit-pistons <p> In which Reggie Jackson gets what he wants.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-22-detroit-pistons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/they-cant-all-be-winners-part-22-detroit-pistons#comments Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:36:29 +0000 mcgowan 2451 at http://theclassical.org