The Clog

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.

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At the 1983 All-Star Game, Marvin Gaye changed the way we saw our national anthem. It  was the perfect illustration of why the NBA is more than just another sports league. Has anyone since really followed in his footsteps? 

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Orlando wants a fence around its Amway Arena for this All-Star Weekend. It's a little creepy. But mostly, it's a city trying to hedge its bets on an event they may not be totally prepared for—logistically or otherwise.

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If I had €5 for every time someone tells me about a documentary about skateboarding in the former East Germany, I'd have enough for a slice of pizza and maybe a 16oz Gatorade, depending on whether I got any toppings.

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For all the grumping about the need to "fix" the NBA All-Star Game, it will at least not match the playing-on-rollerskates goof-show that is the Chinese Basketball Association All-Star game. Whether that's a good or bad thing is up to you.

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A minor league soccer team in Baltimore has partnered with a minor league macro-brew out of Baltimore. In so doing, they've produced some pretty sweet new uniforms, and a nice reminder of the minor league sports' awesomely all-American hustle.

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Gilbert Arenas is not quite gone, and certainly not quite forgotten, thanks in large part to his wide-ranging interview with Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick. Here are seven of the more Gilbert-ian--that is to say, interesting, in various ways intentional and un-—moments from their conversation.

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We're pretty much taking President's Day off. Pretty much but not entirely. For instance, there's a YouTube video of a strange old reggae song in this post.

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#MULTIPLE#

Or "what we talk about when we talk about David Brooks talking about Jeremy Lin in the same goofily high-handed way that he talks about pretty much everything." David Roth and Charles Star talk about that, in this post.

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Michael Jordan is a year older and probably not a year nicer or more bearable today. To celebrate, we unearth a Free Darko Klassic about playing a game of H.O.R.S.E. with the greatest, saddest player of all time.

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