The Clog

A fan arrives at his unified theory of sports writing. Or  a sports writer arrives at his unified theory of fandom.  Or something.

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In the latest installment in our running diary of the Baltimore Bohemians' first season as a minor league soccer team, the Bohs struggle to find their way into the win column, but find their way thanks in part to a throwback-y embrace of some traditional Maryland flavor. Contains dangerously funky theme song for the late, lamented NASL team the Baltimore Bays.

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Mark Judge's paean to Bryce Harper, 19-year-old baseball prodigy and "conservative hero," has been kicked around the internet since it made its falling-down-the-stairs-and-then-catching-on-fire debut on the Daily Caller last Friday. It's absolutely as bad as you've heard, but not necessarily for the reason you might expect.

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Because science is important, because things change, and because it was time, we present an up-to-date and supremely scientistic list of the 50 Most Free Darko Players in the NBA.

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#MULTIPLE#

Mitt Romney says "sport" when most other Americans, even other amazingly stilted Mormon hedge-fund oligarchs, would say "sports." But he's not alone in this problem. We've made a chart to help Mitt and other confused people out.

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I was actually waiting for an excuse to talk about Chris Perez, although it's not actually clear that I even have here that excuse. So, Chris Perez had a bathroom emergency.

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If it's true that there are no second acts in American life, then what is former Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas doing putting his name on a high-alcohol specialty malt liquor? And, more to the point, why is anyone drinking this stuff?

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A letter of praise, thanks and farewell to the Celtics ... from Uppsala, Sweden.

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Fandom requires a certain amount of surrender to contingency, given that we're not the ones playing the game. But, in his column advocating a politically motivated approach to picking a favorite in the NBA Finals, Dave Zirin takes engagement a step too far.

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A delightfully profane poem to preview England's Euro 2012.

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