The Clog

What coaches like Pete Carroll are selling is less their philosophies than their insane commitment to those philosophies. The medium is the message. It’s not hucksterism if you never break character. 

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The Negro League is a part of baseball history that's complicated, contextually bleak, and glorious in its own way. So, yeah: pretty deserving of some t-shirts, seems like.

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... and that's totally okay, and maybe even a good thing for one of the world's greatest (and most complicated) cities.

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After two decades of not doing it, the Pittsburgh Pirates will finish this season with a winning record, and quite possibly in the playoffs. It's a lot to take in. In a good way.

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There's a narrative about Tracy McGrady that paints him as a very specific type of disappointing player. And then there are the myriad individual memories that show him to be something else. Which would you rather remember?

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Ashton Kutcher has a member of his staff dedicated to providing fantasy football research. This means that Ashton Kutcher has a staff, but that's not remotely the strangest thing about it.

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The fourth issue of The Classical Magazine is out. It is about going to and being a part of and being at and caring about sports. You should probably download it.

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Promise, pride and the wanton destruction of packets of Arby's horsey sauce define the rise of the only college football program never to be investigated by the NCAA.

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Phil Mickelson's brilliant and predictably go-for-broke win at the Open Championships is a reminder of what type of golfer and what type of champion he is. That is, a unique and sometimes self-defeating one -- for lack of a less jarring description, something like the Kanye of golf.

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When your team starts barking up the wrong tree, you just hope the fox they're looking for isn't a biter. 

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