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David Roth

Staff Writer

David Roth is a columnist for SBNation.com and a co-founder and editor of The Classical and a person from New Jersey who lives in New York; he is not the David Roth from Van Halen or magic. He grew up as a fan of the New York Mets and New Jersey Nets, but is comparatively well-adjusted, considering.

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Meet the men who rap about Joe Johnson

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The last captain of New York

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You got curled, bub.

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Stoned bear sighting at Sochi's Opening Ceremony

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