Topic: Endorsements

November 7, 2013

With the Kickstarter for their book about the history of professional wrestling video games heating up, we took some time to talk to one of the authors of Wrestling with Pixels, Audun Sorlie. He told us about collaborators (Maffew of Botchamania and Junkboy, graphic designer of Minecraft), his favorite games, and how to unlock the secret "Argument in the Turner Boardroom" stage in WCW Mayhem

October 12, 2012

Talking to Tim Starks, champion boxing blogger and one of the people behind the Transnational Boxing Ranking Board, the newest and cleanest player on the over-populated boxing ranking scene, and the only non-profit handing out title belts in a decidedly for-profit game.

October 9, 2012

"Our Greatest Year," the official hybrid comic-play about Cleveland sports and what they do to people, is having a one-night New York City revival on Thursday, and we have a new video from the show. All of the aforementioned are eminently worth your attention.

September 20, 2012

There are memes, and then there are memes. While anyone can put some LOLCAT letters over a picture of an athlete or fuming coach, only Brandon Freeberg was astute enough to recognize just how much photos of Jay Cutler can be improved—can in fact be perfected—by a Photoshopped-in cigarette dangling off his frowny mug.

August 22, 2012

For two years, Norman Einstein's Sports and Rocket Science Monthly was one of the best things on the internet, both for people looking for smart, unhurried sportswriting and in general. Einstein has been laying low since 2011, but a recent Kickstarter campaign for the Normanthology, a collection of the site's best work, has brought Norman back to life. We talked to founding editor Cian O'Day and frequent contributor Graydon Gordian about the rebirth.

July 11, 2012

The ambitious Blank On Blank is exactly the sort of Kickstarter campaign that The Classical can get behind—a way to turn simple interview audio into something richer and altogether cooler. So we're getting behind it, and letting creator David Gerlach explain why you should, too.

April 16, 2012

A conversation with the man behind the brilliant Capybaras That Look Like Rafael Nadal about larger-than-usual rodents, tennis sex symbols, aggressive merchandising and the power of frankly ridiculous things.

February 23, 2012

Talking to Marc Normandin, one of the two people behind Kickstarter project "The Hall of Very Good," the first planned e-book anthology to assess and celebrate various baseball players by and for their essential/quantifiable Ray Lankford-ness.

February 15, 2012

With a University of Alabama student recently taking the whole Comically Oversized Disembodied Head thing to a new and terrifying level, it's time to consider one of the best—and most college basketball-y—trends in college basketball.

January 27, 2012

Is it art? Is it something from which you can hang coats or sweaters or whatever? Most importantly, does it have Mets legend Keith Hernandez's smiling face on it? Yes, and yes, and yes, and we love it. This is the coat rack that changed everything.