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Updated 2019-02-22 18:24
Patriots Owner Bob Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, one of the most powerful men in American football, was charged today on two counts of soliciting prostitution in connection to a recent law enforcement bust on massage parlors in Florida that, according to law enforcement, were used for prostitution and human trafficking. The…Read more...
Charles Barkley UsesInside The NBATo Debut His Jussie Smollett Material
Charles Barkley normally uses his spot on TNT’s Inside the NBA to get into extraordinarily dumb arguments with Shaq, but in yesterday’s edition, he tried out some jokes about the case of Jussie Smollett, the actor who allegedly set up a hate crime on himself because he wasn’t happy with his salary on the show Empire.…Read more...
Nikita Kucherov's Season Is Unlike Any We've Seen In A Long Time
Right now it feels impossible to stop Tampa Bay Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov. In the team’s 2-1 win over the Sabres on Thursday night, Kucherov scored the lone goal for his team, finishing a 2-on-1 for his 100th point of the season, and notched the clincher in the shootout. Kucherov had 85 points in 2016-17 and a…Read more...
The Hater’s Guide To The 2019 Oscars
I remember I used to have a hard time waiting for the Oscars to arrive. I shit you not. I would get super jazzed for them, then roll my eyes at the prospect of having to wait for months between the end of the movie year and the stupid ceremony. I, uh, no longer feel this way. The Oscars come around now and I, along…Read more...
Friday's Best Deals: Refurb MacBooks, Everlane Denim, Tide Eco-Box, and More
Home Depot’s automotive accessory sale, the DASH air fryer, and a refurbished Apple HomePod lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
Japanese Scientists Are Trying To Keep 'Guerilla Rainstorms' From Ruining The Olympics
What’s worse than rain on your wedding day or on your parade? Rain during your outdoor athletic event at the Olympics.
Penguins Fight Sharks, Coach Mike SullivanGets Tossed After Evander Kane Glances At Whiteboard
During a third-period TV timeout in Thursday’s Sharks-Penguins game, San Jose’s Evander Kane said he snuck a peek at the opposing team’s whiteboard to see what they were going to run. Maybe it was because the Penguins were already behind 3-0, or maybe the tactic broke some unwritten hockey rule, but Kane set off a…Read more...
You Don't Have To Believe Any Of This Shit
A non-refundable $45 fee on a bank statement whose existence cannot be explained by anyone; Raytheon’s Twitter account responding to a jape from Lockheed Martin’s Twitter account with a GIF of a grimacing Steve Carell from an episode of The Office; a show on The Learning Channel that is just goateed men dropping…Read more...
Letting Larissa Kelly Fall To The Sixth Pick In Jeopardy! All-Stars Is One Of The All-Time Draft Blunders
Michael Jordan sliding to pick No. 3. Tom Brady dropping to the sixth round. Mike Piazza going 1,390th. Add another one to that list: Larissa Kelly dropping to pick No. 6 in the Jeopardy! All-Stars draft.Read more...
FIFA Bans Chelsea From Signing New Players Until Summer 2020
FIFA has hit Chelsea with a registration ban for the next two transfer windows, preventing them from signing new players until the summer of 2020, because of violations related to the signing of players under the age of 18.Read more...
Home Depot's One-Day Sale Has Deals For Every Kind of Car Owner
If you like to do a lot of work in the garage—or hell, even if you simply own a car—Home Depot’s Special Buy of the Day has some deals worth redlining your budget for.
The Notoriously Rule-Bending Rockets Whined About The Refs In Their Loss To The Lakers
No NBA team has less of a right to complain about refereeing than the Houston Rockets, given how its two biggest stars have bought property in the gray areas of the rulebook. Chris Paul is a notorious flopper and instigator, while James Harden is James Harden, flailing his way to the line a million times per game.
What's Up With The NFL Questions At This Sex Trafficking Press Conference?
Earlier today, a group of law enforcement agencies on Florida’s Treasure Coast announced that arrest warrants had been issued for 173 people on charges including human trafficking, racketeering, and deriving support from prostitution, TCPalm.com reported. The arrests were the result of an investigation into several…Read more...
Justin Williams Sacrificed His Face To Score The Hurricanes' Opening Goal Against The Panthers
The question of whether an intact face is more valuable to a hockey player than a goal in the regular season has plagued sports philosophers for generations, and now it’ll be a question that Hurricanes elder Justin Williams will be asking himself often, at least in the near future.Read more...
Report: NBA Formally Proposes Lowering Draft Age Limit To 18
USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt reported this afternoon that the NBA has submitted a formal proposal to the NBPA to allow 18-year-olds to be eligible for the NBA Draft by 2022. The current rules require players to be 19 before they can be drafted, and lowering the age limit would be the first step towards eliminating the…Read more...
SB Nation Hired A Disgraced Pastor To Lead A Team Site And, Hoo Boy, Readers Have Questions
This week, SB Nation hired Christian Twitter personality R.C. Sproul Jr. to take over its Pittsburgh Pirates team site, Bucs Dugout. Sproul Jr. was brought in to fix a problem left over from the site’s previous leadership, but as was revealed in the comment section of his first post, he came with his own baggage, and…Read more...
Last Chance U Coach Told German Player "I'm Your New Hitler" In Texts About Discipline
A German student at Independence Community College is accusing head football coach Jason Brown of referring to himself as “your new Hitler” through a text exchange. Alexandros Alexiou, the student in question, posted a screenshot of the texts on social media which included Brown cutting Alexiou from the team, calling…Read more...
Michigan Attorney General Takes Over Investigation Of Former Olympic Gymnastics Coach John Geddert
The Michigan attorney general’s office, which oversaw the criminal case of disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, has taken over the investigation of gymnastics coach John Geddert. Geddert owned Twistars USA Gymnastics Club in Lansing, Mich., and coached the U.S. women’s team in the 2012 Olympics. The investigation…Read more...
Mike Clevinger On His Athleticism: If Dogs Had Thumbs, They'd Be Milking Nipples All Day
Zack Meisel, The Athletic’s Cleveland Indians writer, saw the team’s pitchers talking trash to one another during a fielding drill and decided to ask them a simple question: which of the team’s pitchers is the best athlete?
DeMarcus Cousins On Whether Zion Williamson Should Return This Season: "College Basketball Is Bullshit"
Duke freshman Zion Williamson’s college career is suddenly up in the air after he tore through the side of his shoe and hurt his knee Wednesday night. If we take the school at its word that the injury isn’t serious, Williamson will have to decide if he wants to go on the shelf in preparation for the draft or take his…Read more...
The 10 Best Deals From February 21, 2019
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
The Winnipeg Jets Are Slipping And Getting Grumpy
The Colorado Avalanche took the Winnipeg Jets to the cleaners Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 lead after two periods and then pouring it on in the third for a 7-1 victory. The defeat marks the third loss in a row for the Jets, and they’re now 2-4-2 in their last eight games.Read more...
Kyrie Irving Can't Possibly Be That Naive About How This Works
The latest in NBA Zapruder analysis is this seemingly benign clip of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant talking in a hallway during All-Star Weekend. Knicks fans, the most deluded NBA enthusiasts (insofar as this is a different group of people), and armchair lip readers all claim to see Irving telling his friend, “Two max…Read more...
Irwin Pliers. Under $9. Go Buy Them.
No matter how averse you are to DIY and home improvement projects, there are just some tools that you have to own. A couple of screwdrivers are mandatory. Ditto a hammer. And a decent pair of pliers are right up on that top tier.
A Fortnite Epidemic Would Only Help The Knicks' Cause At This Point
The Knicks, currently a half-game “behind” the Suns for the worst record in the NBA, also sport one of the league’s youngest squads. Eight players on the 15-man roster have yet to turn 24. Rotation staples like Mitchell Robinson, Kevin Knox, and Mario Hezonja are 19, 20, and 23 respectively. It comes as no surprise,…Read more...
Wisconsin High School Will Retire "Big Boobie" And "Big Booty" Awards For Its Cheerleaders
After catching hell from the ACLU and basically everyone else, a Wisconsin high school will end a series of objectifying awards that were handed out to its cheerleading squad, according to the AP. The New York Times reported Tuesday on the “Big Boobie” and “Big Booty” honorifics that were handed out at a banquet for…Read more...
The Steelers Are Happy To Let Ben Roethlisberger Feel As Important As He Thinks He Is
The Steelers gleaned no lessons from the Le’Veon Bell fiasco, huh? Not only are they happy to let their relationship with receiver Antonio Brown wither away, but the front office has made sure to emphasize that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is the only player above reproach. Take note, upcoming free agents.
Report: Under Armour CEO Grilled By Board Over "Problematic," "Intimate" Relationship With MSNBC Anchor
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank was recently interrogated by his company’s board over what it deemed the concerning level of involvement that Plank allowed MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle to have in company affairs, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Khadeeja Safdar. According to the Journal, Ruhle flew with UA staff on…Read more...
Diego Simeone Explains Ball-Grabbing Celebration: "It Means We Have Balls, A Lot Of Balls"
Atletico Madrid put together an impressive 2-0 victory over Juventus in the Champions League yesterday, and manager Diego Simeone was caught, uh, expressing himself after José María Giménez put his team up 1-0 in the 78th minute. As you can see in the GIF above, Simeone appeared to turn towards the crowd and grab his…Read more...
Later Abortion: A Love Story
I recently met someone new and we talked for a while. She asked me where I’m from; I asked her what she does for work. She asked me if I have any children.Read more...
Thursday's Best Deals: Fire TVs, New Balance Sneakers, Luxury Tent, and More
Edifier bookshelf speakers, dryer balls, individual pistachio packs, lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web.
2024 Olympics Set To Become Much Cooler With Inclusion Of Breaking
After its successful trial run at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires this past October, Paris 2024 organizers have decided to put breaking into the program for the Summer Games. In addition to breaking, Paris 2024 voted to add skateboarding, climbing, and surfing to the program. (The last three were already…Read more...
Report: JimBoeheim Hit And Killed A Man On The Freeway [Updates]
A source tells Syracuse.com that Orange men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man with his car while driving on the interstate around midnight on Wednesday night. From the report:Read more...
Zion Williamson's Knee Is 'Stable,' But He Should Pack It In Anyway
Zion Williamson busting through his shoe and twisting his knee in the first minute of a storied rivalry game on national TV made for a neat encapsulation of everything that’s broken with big-time college sports. Here was an unpaid player that everyone with one functioning eye can agree belongs in the NBA right now,…Read more...
Do You Own Towels Or Workout Gear? You Need These Dryer Balls.
Wool dryer balls are the hottest laundry invention of the decade, and you can get six extra large ones for $11 in today’s Amazon Gold Box. Just toss them in your dryer, and your clothes will dry faster, come out softer, and have fewer wrinkles at the end of the cycle.
Bulldogs Undone By Stuffed Dog In Last-Second Loss To Other Bulldogs
Wednesday night the crummy Georgia Bulldogs did very well to come back against a Mississippi State team that led in the second half by as many as 17 points, at 44–27. From that point until the final second of regulation, the home team outscored the other Bulldogs 40-23, including a clutch three-pointer with ten…Read more...
Darren Rovell Is Absolutely Losing It Over The Shoe
Zion Williamson’s shoe exploded Wednesday night, in the first minute of the big Duke game against North Carolina, and Zion hurt his knee on the play. For most people, this is rotten news for human or basketball reasons; for screeching brandwraith Darren Rovell, this is the single most exhilarating thing that could’ve…Read more...
Zion Williamson Wrecked His Shoe And Also Maybe His Leg [Update]
Well, this is weird as hell. Less than a minute into the much-hyped matchup between UNC and Duke, Zion Williamson appeared to hurt his leg when he tried to plant while he was dribbling. It’s the right leg that got injured, but the left shoe may have gotten the worst of it, as Williamson’s foot just destroyed it as he…Read more...
Real Live Wizard Attends Champions League Match
Schalke and Manchester City played themselves a pretty thrilling Champions League match on Wednesday, with a shorthanded City pulling off an unlikely comeback for a 3-2 win. But the real magic was happening in the stands in Gelsenkirchen, where a camera captured footage of what can only be explained as some sort of…Read more...
Who The Hell Is Going To Win The Champions League?
Barcelona. Real Madrid. Liverpool. Juventus. Manchester City. These are all European soccer teams, and more specifically the teams in the Champions League round of 16 that seemed most likely teams to take home the double-eared trophy on June 1. Barcelona and Real Madrid have won the last five Champions League titles…Read more...
The St. Louis Blues Have Received A Miracle In The Form Of Some Guy Named Jordan Binnington
Earlier in the season, the St. Louis Blues were a disaster. They had fired head coach Mike Yeo in November, started fighting each other in practice in December, and tried to repair morale by bringing in a puppy. Now, they’ve won 11 in a row, put themselves in playoff position, and have actual hope. Although it’d be…Read more...
Huffington Post Fires Social Media Editor For Being Incredibly Racist On Social Media
Yesterday, the Huffington Post fired a recently hired, Los Angeles-based social media editor after her managers were alerted to the fact that an Instagram account belonging to the new hire was spewing racist rants online. Using a now-deleted Instagram account, Ashley Rose, who was hired earlier this month, targeted a…Read more...
Skip Groff, Founder Of D.C.'s Coolest Record Store, Is Dead
Skip Groff has gone the way of the neighborhood record store. He’s dead.
The 10 Best Deals From February 20, 2019
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
There's Only One Game Of Thrones Fan Theory That Matters Anymore
The time has come once again for Game of Thrones—the hit HBO show about hiking with your pals and smooching your relatives—to return to TV after a lengthy absence. The forthcoming eighth season will be the show’s last, and though it features only six episodes, it’s already been confirmed that they will all be over one…Read more...
Make Some Fiery Red Chili Sauce And Put It On Stuff
Maybe you do the thing where, on a Sunday morning, you dump a week’s worth of leftover chicken bones into a big pot of cold water with some onions and root vegetables and herbs and whatnot and make stock. Or maybe you do the thing where you dump a couple huge cans of tomatoes in that big pot with some aromatics, wine,…Read more...
Mike Leach Is Taking The Football-As-War Metaphor To The Classroom
People in football love to compare the sport to war. Look at all the shared terminology—“in the trenches,” “field general”—the similar sense of ritual bluster, the contrived partnerships between the NFL and the military, the cynical propagandizing of Pat Tillman, and, of course, Kellen Winslow’s speech about being a “…Read more...
Bernie Sanders Sure Seems To Rely On The Big-Time Banks
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Patrick Warburton Pumps Up The Devils, Falls Down
The New Jersey Devils have barely avoided the ranks of easily forgettable sports teams, like the Florida Panthers, for two reasons: Martin Brodeur and David Puddy.Read more...
High School Basketball Team Enters Taunting Hall Of Fame After Cutting Down Net On Rival's Home Court
High school sports are supposed to teach participants the values of hard work and good sportsmanship, but a world in which athletes only ever learned to shake hands and say, “good game,” would be a boring one. Thankfully, there is a school in Arkansas still willing to teach kids the value of a shameless taunt.
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