The Clog

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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The goal for issue #6 of The Classical was short, fast, loud pieces. We aimed for 500 words, but we didn't actually hold anyone to that rule. 26 poems, memoirs, histories, fantasies, fictions, non-fictions, prayers, confessions roughly related to sports are the result.

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The Seattle Seahawks. The Zombie St. Louis Rams. The Footballz Podcast instead of ESPN's Monday Night crew talking about the game those two teams have. Finally, a healthy, filling Gruden Alternative for the rest of us!

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In an inspirational return, our spam poetry series tackles the big questions, including the lifestyle of an SEO Panda.

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ESPN's Monday Night Football yawp-squad will find a way to bring up Peyton Manning tonight, even though he is not playing in tonight's game. There is another way.

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Bart Oates had a very good 11-year NFL career. The foremost folk-museum/shrine to that career is in a nail salon in a mostly dead South Jersey mall. Naturally.

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There are many good reasons why a baseball card company wouldn't hire sex creep/photographer Terry Richardson to shoot photos for a set of cards. Here are an uncomfortable number of those reasons.

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