The Clog

Our heroes journey deep into New England Patriots country -- or, anyway, to a bar in Cambridge -- for a live show. There will be guests, and people in the background pronouncing Danny Amendola's name "Amendoler" and you should probably listen. Or, if you're near Middlesex in Cambridge, go there and listen to it in person.

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The 1984 San Diego Padres were the best and most interesting team in franchise history. Which is sort of the same thing as saying they were too interesting to fit into an '80s-style highlight video, even one this heavy on Ray Parker Jr.

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A photo of Michael Jordan, wearing a Michael Jordan-themed t-shirt and playing beer pong, is maybe not quite worth a thousand words. But what words it's worth are... well, wondering why he's doing that.

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It's in the rules: tonight's game between the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Schiano-Hostages must be played. It's not in the rules that you must listen to Footballz talk about it during the game, but you still should.

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From the moment his dead mascot eyes met ours, people who care have written off new New Orleans Pelicans mascot Pierre as a terrifying nightmare bird. Which he is, honestly. But which maybe isn't as bad as it sounds.

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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

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NHL teams, like NHL fans, want to remember the good times. But in hockey, as elsewhere, too much nostalgia can be toxic.

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In which our heroes play music, make jokes, talk about football and -- in the sort of stroke of good luck that comes along only a few times per season -- will have an actual interesting NFL game to watch on a Monday night.

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Holly Wendt wrote about Semyon Varlamov in the most recent issue of The Classical Magazine. Shortly after the issue came out, Varlamov was charged with some very ugly crimes. Stories seldom stay still long enough for us to know how to feel about them, let alone tell them right. Reprinted from Holly's blog.

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Amar'e Stoudemire won't be celebrating Halloween, apparently. This is a bummer, and a silly thing to take such a strident stance over, but... more candy for the rest of us?

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