Sports On Earth was a good idea and a very good website. It is not fully gone, but it won't be what it was. What's left is a reminder of some things we all already know entirely too well, and a challenge.
The Bucks are losing, and losing a lot. Which means that, in a weird sense, the would-be fan revolutionaries behind the online movement Save Our Bucks are winning. Their goal is simple: a future that doesn't look like the past for one of the NBA's most consistently mediocre franchises.
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.
At it's best, it's ike following a real-time, real-life Friday Night Lights, right down to the appreciation of the mundane, the athletic struggles, the triumphs, irrational fans, obnoxious competitors and loving marriages.
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?
NBA Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor is auctioning off a bunch of stuff. Some of it is the sort of random autographed-sneaker crap that accrues over a life in basketball. Some of it, like his NBA All-Star Game MVP trophy, is kind of sad to see. And then there's his record collection.