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Smart sportswriting for smart readers. No snark, no cheerleader slideshows, no aggregation: Just brainy sports journalism, every day.
Smart sportswriting for smart readers. No snark, no cheerleader slideshows, no aggregation: Just brainy sports journalism, every day.
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Here It Comes!

Dear Backers,

We hope you have enjoyed the first six months of The Classical. We have certainly enjoyed writing, editing, and otherwise assembling it. Spread the word and let us know your thoughts!

There is, however, another matter of business—a very handsome, predominantly orange and black one—left to tend to, and that's the Kickstarter rewards we owe you folks for your generous contributions. We appreciate your patience and understanding on this front and will be sending out the stuff that counts in the next week. You will not be disappointed and our mass protests against hegemony and false pizza can begin in earnest.

If you have changed addresses since filling out our e-survey, drop us a line (again) here to remind us. Same goes for any special arrangements we made (bonus autographed FD books, for instance). We have it all on file, somewhere, but want to make sure we don't miss anything. So get ready, get pumped, and one more time, give us the facts we need to make you happy.

Tell us what we need to know by JUNE 10.

Yours,

Shoals, speaking for one and for all.

Comments

    1. Creator Ben Schnapp on August 28, 2012

      Thanks for the sticker and chip clip - still waiting for everything else.

    2. Creator William Barnes on July 5, 2012

      Am I the only one to have actually expected something by now? A month past the last most recent update and still nothing headed our way?

    3. Creator fflte on June 9, 2012

      current address (old twitter no longer active):

      Timothy Leffel
      59 S 3rd Street Apt 3
      Brooklyn, NY 11249

    4. Creator Louis Keene on June 8, 2012

      /oops 90403

    5. Creator Louis Keene on June 8, 2012

      Didn't know where else to put this address change info...
      Name:
      Louis Keene
      Address:
      1018 Yale St.
      Santa Monica, CA 90402

    6. Creator Loren Lieberthal on June 7, 2012

      YIKES!! I never realized....and we clearly had cross-purposes in that older email exchange. I wish I'd known....now I've got some Classical reading to do. Many thanks for the clarification!

    7. Creator The Classical on June 7, 2012

      I looked back at your email. My response was about the backer incentives going out soon, which they will. The site has been live for a while now at http://www.theclassical.org. We've been running several thousand words of carefully-curated and labored-over thoughtful (and sometimes snarky) sports content a day. Just as promised.

    8. Creator Loren Lieberthal on June 7, 2012

      OK, so all kidding aside, I am thoroughly confused. A few weeks ago I got a note (in response to a query) saying you were "gearing up" for a premiere, but I never got any further notice...now this email makes it sound like you've been out for months. So all that needs to be cleared up is simply if you're really publishing -- and how many issues thus far? I'm a backer, so, you know, I'm on your side....sorry if it came off snark-ier than intended. ---LL

    9. Creator The Classical on June 7, 2012

      Whoa there. I am just trying to address the concerns I thought you were voicing in that initial comment. Maybe you should send me a personal message here and we can straighten this out, whatever "this" is.

      The Classical is on the web. I was not kidding about this. We are very rarely tongue-in-cheek.

    10. Creator Loren Lieberthal on June 7, 2012

      Ohhhhh, so let me get this straight.....if it's a WEB pub, it's "automatically" tongue-in-cheek? I didn't get the memo! Some web writing is actually, um, sincere....sort of....but since you're sports oriented, I guess you're exempt....well just make sure you get the Kate Upton photos in every issue...wink wink wink....how you like me now, boyos, can I whip those ellipses up or what? ... ... ...

      : )

    11. Creator The Classical on June 6, 2012

      Is this comment supposed to be tongue-in-cheek? You know this is a web publication, right?

    12. Creator Loren Lieberthal on June 6, 2012

      The first six months....? Was this supposed to be tongue-in-cheek?? Because I never saw a single issue whatsoever! I got the above email, but that's it since the initial backing...

    13. Creator The Classical on June 5, 2012

      Hey, send these as messages to this project. Thanks!

    14. Creator Robert Occhialini on June 5, 2012

      What's the preferred way of getting you our updated addresses?

      I don't want to post my home address online.

    15. Creator Josh Striker on June 5, 2012

      Dear Backers,

      We hope you have enjoyed the first six months of The Classical. We have certainly enjoyed writing, editing, and otherwise assembling it. Spread the word and let us know your thoughts!

      There is, however, another matter of business—a very handsome, predominantly orange and black one—left to tend to, and that's the Kickstarter rewards we owe you folks for your generous contributions. We appreciate your patience and understanding on this front and will be sending out the stuff that counts in the next week. You will not be disappointed and our mass protests against hegemony and false pizza can begin in earnest.

      If you have changed addresses since filling out our e-survey, drop us a line (again) here to remind us. Same goes for any special arrangements we made (bonus autographed FD books, for instance). We have it all on file, somewhere, but want to make sure we don't miss anything. So get ready, get pumped, and one more time, give us the facts we need to make you happy.

      Tell us what we need to know by JUNE 10.

      Yours,

      Shoals, speaking for one and for all.

      ////////////////////////////////////////////////

      Dear The Classical,

      Hi. This is the information you need, I think.

      Name:
      Josh Striker

      Address:
      Apt. 2A, Windsor-Warwick Apts.
      1600 Government St.
      Mobile, AL 36604

      Shirt size preference:
      XL

      Twitter shout-out vs. Whatever the other options were:
      Twitter shout-out

      Thanks so much.