The Clog http://theclassical.org/theclog en All The Wrong Questions http://theclassical.org/theclog/all-the-wrong-questions <p> Why do writers ask bad questions to athletes? To get bad answers, mostly. It&#39;s not any better than it sounds.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/all-the-wrong-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/all-the-wrong-questions#comments NHL Rhetoric Sportswriting Worst American Sportswriting Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:49:13 +0000 David Roth 2175 at http://theclassical.org Once A Knick/Nick/Nik/-Nyk/Nic/Nich, Always A Knick http://theclassical.org/theclog/once-a-knicknicknik-nyknicnich-always-a-knick <p> The New York Knicks have problems. This is an attempt to fix them by constructing a team built entirely out of &quot;Knick&quot; homonyms. It just might work.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/once-a-knicknicknik-nyknicnich-always-a-knick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/once-a-knicknicknik-nyknicnich-always-a-knick#comments Big Thoughts Experimental Team Constructions Homonyms Language NBA New York Knicks New York Things Trade Machine Abuse Yes Homo Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:39:56 +0000 David Roth 2172 at http://theclassical.org The Next Michigan Man http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-next-michigan-man <p> The University of Michigan is looking for the biggest possible name to take on the big task of turning around a cratered-out football program. But the best candidate, if not nearly the best-known, might just be one who&#39;s currently working about an hour away.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-next-michigan-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-next-michigan-man#comments Big Ten College Football Jim Harbaugh Michigan Michigan State Michigan Things Pat Narduzzi Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:51:50 +0000 David Roth 2168 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast, Week 16: Live, Together http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-16-live-together <p> The Footballz Live Podcast is a tradition as old and essential as basically anything else having to do with the holiday season, and unlike the Yule Log this one will feature a bunch of people discussing why Peyton Manning only breathes with his mouth open, from the friendly confines of Somerville, MA&#39;s Parlor Sports.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-16-live-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-16-live-together#comments Adventures In Podcasting Boston Classical Recurrences Footballz Podcast Live Entertainment Monday Night Football NFL Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:57:50 +0000 David Roth 2165 at http://theclassical.org What Jeffrey Gamblero Knew http://theclassical.org/theclog/what-jeffrey-gamblero-knew <p> Nets superfan Jeffrey &quot;Gamblero&quot; Vanchiro had a complicated life and an untimely death. But he understood something about the Brooklyn Nets that the organization doesn&#39;t seem to understand about itself.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/what-jeffrey-gamblero-knew" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/what-jeffrey-gamblero-knew#comments Basketball Cultures Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Things Fandom Hustle NBA Superfans As A Thing Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:02:09 +0000 David Roth 2159 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast, Week 15: Thank You For Smoking (Jay Cutler) http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-15-thank-you-for-smoking-jay-cutler <p> Week 15 of the NFL season comes but once a year. So why not savor it, and take advantage of one of the most Week 15 games imaginable?</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-15-thank-you-for-smoking-jay-cutler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-15-thank-you-for-smoking-jay-cutler#comments Chicago Bears Classical Recurrences Footballz Podcast Jay Cutler Monday Night Football New Orleans Saints Smokin' Jay Cutler NFL Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:16:23 +0000 David Roth 2156 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast, Week 14: Two Against The Falcons http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-14-two-against-the-falcons <p> In a special and very challenging episode of Footballz, our heroes go it alone, just two men against the challenge of watching the Atlanta Falcons play football on television.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-14-two-against-the-falcons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-14-two-against-the-falcons#comments Classical Recurrences Footballz Podcast Monday Night Football What We Talk About When We Talk About Circa 2014 Steven Jackson NFL Mon, 08 Dec 2014 23:54:58 +0000 David Roth 2149 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast, Week 13: Prime Time Jets http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-13-prime-time-jets <p> With one of our hosts temporarily out of the fold, a hero rises to take his spot, with but one goal in mind: talking over a prime-time New York Jets appearance effectively enough to make it bearable.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-13-prime-time-jets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-13-prime-time-jets#comments Classical Recurrences Footballz Podcast Monday Night Football Prime Time Jets NFL Tue, 02 Dec 2014 01:55:33 +0000 David Roth 2143 at http://theclassical.org A Classical Discussion: Top Rope Tuesday http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-classical-discussion-top-rope-tuesday-0 <p> With the November&#39;s issue of The Magazine coming out this Monday -- at 3.99, it makes the perfect Thanksgiving gift for the sporps fan in your life! -- the hills of the Classical are alive with wrestling. And who better to talk about how wonderful wrestling can be than two guys who make a living off of designing and selling wrestling t-shirts?&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-classical-discussion-top-rope-tuesday-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/a-classical-discussion-top-rope-tuesday-0#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:23:16 +0000 Nick Bond 2138 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast, Week 12: A Guide To Identifying Your Saints http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-12-a-guide-to-identifying-your-saints <p> After weeks of spectacular toilet games, Monday Night Football has finally turned up a match-up with some real appeal. But enough about the Jets and Bills playing in a mostly empty Ford Field due to a massive snowstorm -- the Ravens and Saints are playing, too!</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-12-a-guide-to-identifying-your-saints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-12-a-guide-to-identifying-your-saints#comments Adventures In Podcasting Classical Recurrences Footballz Podcast Monday Night Football NFL Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:55:50 +0000 David Roth 2136 at http://theclassical.org Let's Wrestle: The Classical Magazine Issue Twelve/12/XII Is Here http://theclassical.org/theclog/lets-wrestle-the-classical-magazine-issue-twelve12xii-is-here <p> A turn-of-the-century ripoff, a whale on a beach, Mick Foley on fire, and Paul Bearer making everyone in Bayou La Batre, Alabama extremely upset. The new issue of The Classical Magazine is <a href="http://theclassical.org/app">ready to </a>thrill you.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/lets-wrestle-the-classical-magazine-issue-twelve12xii-is-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/lets-wrestle-the-classical-magazine-issue-twelve12xii-is-here#comments App-Related Classical Recurrences Gifts The Classical Magazine This Is Sporpscenter Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:01:05 +0000 David Roth 2135 at http://theclassical.org The Case For Kayfabermetrics http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-case-for-kayfabermetrics <p> Math may not be the best way to talk about professional wrestling, but the system we have now is just the worst.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-case-for-kayfabermetrics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/the-case-for-kayfabermetrics#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:47:32 +0000 Nick Bond 2131 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast, Week 11: Dismember The Titans http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-11-dismember-the-titans <p> Last week, Monday Night Football was just terrible. This week, luckily, the Tennessee Titans are involved. So... wait.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-11-dismember-the-titans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-11-dismember-the-titans#comments Footballz Podcast Monday Night Football Prime Time Tennessee Titans Welcome To Mettenberger Home Of The Mettenberger Can I Take Your Order? NFL Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:39:18 +0000 David Roth 2122 at http://theclassical.org Calling Full Time On Halftime http://theclassical.org/theclog/calling-full-time-on-halftime <p> At the moment, half-time in soccer games is more or less an opportunity for players to urinate off-camera. Surely we can do better than that. Or maybe not, who knows.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/calling-full-time-on-halftime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/calling-full-time-on-halftime#comments Bladder Issues Flomax Sponsored Posts Premier League Soccer Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:33:58 +0000 David Roth 2113 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast, Week 10: Monday Night Sanchez http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-10-monday-night-sanchez <p> This Monday night, Mark Sanchez is coming into your home, and he&#39;s bringing Jon Gruden with him. You do not have to face this alone.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-10-monday-night-sanchez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-10-monday-night-sanchez#comments Footballz Podcast Mark Sanchez As Symbol Of Fleeting Promise Monday Night Football Philadelphia Talking About Things NFL Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:11:37 +0000 David Roth 2118 at http://theclassical.org Casketball Bards: Highly Collectible Basketball Memorabilia http://theclassical.org/theclog/casketball-bards-highly-collectible-basketball-memorabilia <p> Heirlooms to treasure, from our collection to yours. Also Scottie Pippen makes for a shockingly good spoonerism.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/casketball-bards-highly-collectible-basketball-memorabilia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/casketball-bards-highly-collectible-basketball-memorabilia#comments Basketball Cards Classical Recurrences NBA Pottie Scippen Spoonerisms Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:39:30 +0000 David Roth 2115 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast, Week 8: Monday Night Mouth-Breathing http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-8-monday-night-mouth-breathing <p> Are you ready to spend your Monday night looking at the open doofy mouths of Eli Manning and Andrew Luck? Probably not, it&#39;s a very difficult thing to confront! Let Footballz help. Together, we can do this.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-8-monday-night-mouth-breathing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-8-monday-night-mouth-breathing#comments Classical Recurrences Footballz Podcast Monday Night Football Talking About Things NFL Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:56:49 +0000 David Roth 2108 at http://theclassical.org Short Season: F7 http://theclassical.org/theclog/short-season-f7 <p> The last of Robert O&#39;Connell&#39;s postseason sketches concerns one of the last and most inevitable outs of the baseball season.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/short-season-f7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/short-season-f7#comments Baseball Classical Recurrences MLB Playoffs Nori Aoki Agonistes Short Season Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:51:25 +0000 David Roth 2105 at http://theclassical.org Footballz Podcast, Week 8: Dan Snyder Garbage Party! http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-8-dan-snyder-garbage-party <p> Two of the NFL&#39;s more loathsome franchises meet in a match-up that... kind of tells you a lot about the NFL circa now, actually. Our advice, as ever, is to let the Footballz team do the thinking for you.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-8-dan-snyder-garbage-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/footballz-podcast-week-8-dan-snyder-garbage-party#comments Classical Recurrences Daniel Snyder Footballz Podcast Talking About Things NFL Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:52:40 +0000 David Roth 2101 at http://theclassical.org Fontrunning, Or The World Series Aesthetic Affray http://theclassical.org/theclog/fontrunning-or-the-world-series-aesthetic-affray <p> Most baseball fans, even serious ones, haven&#39;t seen much of the San Francisco Giants or Kansas City Royals. Which means that, for most baseball fans, the most reasonable option is to pick the team with the World Series team with the best uniform and cheer for them. We can help.</p> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/theclog/fontrunning-or-the-world-series-aesthetic-affray" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/theclog/fontrunning-or-the-world-series-aesthetic-affray#comments Baseball Fonts And Such Kansas City Logos MLB Playoffs San Francisco Giants World Series Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:47:15 +0000 David Roth 2097 at http://theclassical.org 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