Topic: Media

February 17, 2014

Two friends of The Classical have joined up with a very promising and mildly revolutionary new online publishing concern. If you care about reading good things written by good writers, you will probably be interested in why.

September 19, 2013

The founder of Bleacher Report is a goon for the ages, but got very rich because he founded Bleacher Report. He's working on a woman-centric website now, and is no less goonish than he ever was. So why, beyond his goonishness and ridiculous wealth, is Bryan Goldberg so vexing?

June 3, 2013

Roy Hibbert said a very wrong, dumb thing when he popped off with a "no homo" during a press conference after Indiana's Game Six win. Wrong as that was to say, he also said it in the wrong place.

May 6, 2013

Jason Collins' historic announcement has been received with happy shrugs and praise, which is a very good thing. But it's not the end of anything, not nearly, and we shouldn't be too satisfied with this admittedly satisfying reception.

April 17, 2013

It's comforting to see ESPN's Colin Cowherd as a mutant, mainly because he acts like one. But he's also an incarnation of a whole horrible and highly successful way of thinking, talking, and yelling about sports. None of it is good, but the last bit's worse.

March 29, 2013

Even before it started, Bobby Valentine's tenure as Red Sox manager was an unmitigated disaster. But, with a new crop of hot young prospects, a quarter billion in bad contracts shipped to LA and a top-10 pick in this year's draft, was Bobby V's reign really as bad as we thought? 

February 19, 2013

What Oscar Pistorius is alleged to have done in South Africa is horrible. But it's only difficult to believe if we believe the stories we're sold so recklessly during events like the Olympics. Turn off the volume, and the story is a lot smaller, and different.

February 14, 2013

Darren Rovell has been kicked around a lot over the past week. He deserves it, as he generally does, but perhaps worse than anything Rovell said or did is that he was just doing his job.

February 7, 2013

Jason Whitlock doesn't deserve a Pulitzer, of course. And precisely because there's a modicum of hard truth under all that Whitlockian vanity, goofiness and grandiosity, we all deserve a lot better than Whitlock.

August 2, 2012

NBC is not convincing in the role of corporate ambassadors for the USA, thanks to Olympian helpings of #fail.