The Classical: Despising Sports And Itself And Everything Else Already

“That’s the NBA we will get in December: One where every bit of action is, for the viewer, shot through with ambivalence. We will love it like never before, while wondering if, just maybe, no one’s having quite as much fun as they once did. We could be projecting, but ultimately, most of what we see in athletes is an attempt to come to terms with what we need them to be. We love this game and yet now we—or the players, or folks paying them—kind of hate everyone. Including ourselves.”
There are twelve people in the world, the rest are paste. Many of those twelve are Awl pals, some of whom have started a new sports site called The Classical, which launched over the weekend and already has some wonderful writing going on.