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Updated 2017-12-11 04:06
The Indiana Pacers Are Extremely Fun
Quietly, the Indiana Pacers are one of the real powerhouse offensive teams in the NBA this season. It’s weird, right? Look at the NBA’s top eight in offensive rating, and you see some usual suspects: the Warriors, the Rockets, the Cavs, the Raptors, the Timberwolves, the Nuggets—all teams with star-type offensive…Read more...
The Jaguars Are A Joy To Watch
Faced with one of their toughest opponents of the year, a Jacksonville Jaguars team with a brand-new identity proved that they’re not only the NFL’s best defensive team, but also one of its most fun. Their 30-24 win over Seattle today was highlighted by big plays and mostly lopsided excitement.Read more...
Quinton Jefferson Restrained From Fighting Bad Jags Fan
Seahawks tempers were running hot when their loss to the Jaguars was all but over, and a dust-up with the Jags in victory formation led to an unsportsmanlike conduct ejection for Seattle’s Quinton Jefferson. As Jefferson left the field, however, the situation deteriorated further, and some idiot in the crowd threw…Read more...
Alan Trammell Wins Long Overdue Election To Hall Of Fame
It took over 15 years of waiting, but Alan Trammell is finally in the Baseball Hall of Fame. With 13 out of 16 votes, the Modern Baseball Era committee chose the longtime Detroit Tigers shortstop to finally gain entrance to Cooperstown, after never getting more than 37% on the traditional writers’ ballots.Read more...
Jürgen Klopp Throws Extended Temper Tantrum Over Late Everton Penalty
Wayne Rooney slammed home a late penalty today to bring underdog Everton even with Liverpool, in what would eventually be a 1-1 draw. No penalty has ever been given in the history of soccer without the penalized side being fucking apoplectic, but this one, well, judge for yourself:Read more...
Carson Wentz Out For Day With Knee Injury [UPDATE]
The Rams and Eagles, two of the best teams in the NFC, have been trading leads all afternoon, but if Philadelphia is going to pull out a win in L.A., they’re going to have to do it without stud QB Carson Wentz. Wentz is officially out for the rest of the day with a left knee injury, which was apparently sustained on…Read more...
Brett Hundley And The Packers Hand Cleveland Yet Another Loss
It looked like this was going to be the day that the 2008 0-16 Lions could finally break out the champagne. The 0-12 Cleveland Browns were up 21-7 on Green Bay at the start of the fourth quarter, in perfect position to get their first win since Christmas Eve 2016.Read more...
Teamwork, Wind Sends Colts-Bills To Snowvertime
A convoluted, hilarious series of events in the Colts-Bills snowglobe game allowed Indianapolis kicker Adam Vinatieri to hit the game-tying extra point late in the fourth quarter, despite near-impossible kicking conditions.Read more...
Here Are All The Big Ballers
There were lots and lots of people lined up in front of a pop-up retail store in New York Sunday afternoon, waiting to spend hundreds of dollars for Big Baller Brand shoes. Here they are:Read more...
Tom Savage Continued To Play After Distressing Hit
Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage returned to the field for a series after taking what looked like a truly damaging hit from the 49ers’ Elvis Dumervil. After getting knocked over in his own end zone, Savage stayed on the ground with his hands shaking before being helped up.Read more...
Kobe Bryant, Eagles Super Fan, Is Locked In
The Eagles play a very important game this afternoon against the Rams, and Kobe Bryant, Eagles fan, is here to awkwardly lead a solemn “Fly, Eagles, Fly!” chant, in an ill-fitting No. 8 Eagles jersey:Read more...
Washington State Dismisses Tavares Martin Jr. For "Violation Of Team Rules"
Ahead of their upcoming Holiday Bowl appearance against Michigan State, 9-3 Washington State has dismissed leading wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. for an unspecified “violation of team rules.” Martin, a junior, had 831 yards receiving on the year.Read more...
It's Very Snowy In Buffalo
“There’s snow up north in December” may not be shocking, breaking news, but dang, the field at Ralph Wilson Stadium ahead of Colts-Bills is getting the full wrath of early winter, and it’s going to make for some beautifully chaotic football.Read more...
Get All Your Late-Season Gear With This One-Day Sale on NFL Gear
If you have any football fans on your list (or you want to hop on a bandwagon late in the season), you can pick up a few different styles of gear in this Gold Box. Hoodies, hats, socks, and tees are all marked down for one day only, but as always with Amazon and their inability to keep clothing consistent, teams and…Read more...
Hey, Remember The Hornets? Well, They Stink Now
A home loss to the Lakers on the second leg of a home back-to-back isn’t exactly the end of the world—the Lakers are bad, but they compete like hell, and they’ve got some high-upside young dudes, and shit happens on the back end of a back-to-back. But the first leg of this home back-to-back was a loss to the Bulls,…Read more...
Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann Arrested For Domestic Battery And False Imprisonment
Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann was arrested by Gainesville, FL. police just after midnight on December 10 on charges of battery and false imprisonment. His alleged victim is his wife of nine months, Vannarah Riggs, who wrestles under the name Su Yung. The charge of false imprisonment is a felony.Read more...
Lomachenko Vs. Rigondeaux Was Never Even Close To Competitive
Last night’s ESPN super fight was a strange one, even before the opening bell. A fighter moving up two weight classes for a fight isn’t especially uncommon; a 37-year-old fighter, whose style is mostly to not punch, moving up two weight classes to fight a man eight years his junior who has massive size and athleticism…Read more...
James Harden Is The Best In The West (For Now)
James Harden was already the only player in the NBA this season to have put up multiple 45-point games, but he added another one last night, in a comeback 124-117 win for Houston in Portland. Harden had 48 total, including 15 points in the final seven minutes of a fourth quarter that began with his team down 14.Read more...
Bout Stopped After Boxer's Ear Nearly Torn Off
Stephen Smith took a loss tonight in Las Vegas in his super featherweight bout against Francisco Vargas when his left ear became dangerously close to being entirely ripped off. The video is gross; this GIF is grosser:Read more...
Baker Mayfield Wins Heisman Trophy
To the surprise of no one, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy tonight in New York. He’s the first senior to win the award since Troy Smith in 2006.
Late Clock Error Absolutely Hoses The Wizards In Los Angeles
The John Wall-less Washington Wizards took on the Blake Griffin- and Patrick Beverley-less Clippers in Los Angeles today, in a game that managed to be pretty fun even with roughly a quarter of its normal star wattage. The Clippers dominated the first half, but Bradley Beal came alive in the second half, and the…Read more...
Jozy Altidore Leads Toronto To Championship In MLS Title Game Rematch
A 67th-minute Jozy Altidore goal led Toronto to a 2-0 win over Seattle that earned his team its first-ever MLS championship and avenged last year’s MLS title match loss to the Sounders.Read more...
Army Beats Navy After Late, Old-School Touchdown Followed By Last-Second FG Miss
Army has its first win streak against Navy in 20 years after a 14-13 win in a snow-soaked game that resembled the sport’s earthbound origins more than perhaps any other game played this season.Read more...
Evil Duke Defeated By Underdog Boston College
The Duke men’s basketball team, ranked number one overall and undefeated entering Saturday, was toppled this afternoon by Boston College in their first conference game of the season. Eat it, Blue Devils!Read more...
Savor The Mental Image Of Kevin Durant Hiding From An Enraged Boogie
Warriors director of team operations Eric Housen has a big job, behind the scenes, keeping Golden State’s basketball operation running smoothly. Lots of good stuff about Housen’s role in this New York Times story, read it for yourself, yes, yes, BRING ME THE STORY OF KEVIN DURANT FLEEING DEMARCUS COUSINS IN TERROR:Read more...
Markelle Fultz Is Trapped In An Endless Reevaluation Loop
Even when it at first looks like good news, no Markelle Fultz news is ever good news. For example:Read more...
What's The Best Way To Load A Dishwasher?
It’s a trick question. Or is it?
FOX Is Seeking Los Angeles-Area Actors Who Can Pretend To Be Rams Fans
If you live in Los Angeles and can convincingly portray a Los Angeles Rams fan, you’re in luck: FOX is looking for people with exactly your unique and rare skill set to pretend to be Rams fans during Sunday’s Rams home game. Set in a fictional world where anyone in Los Angeles gives a shit about the Rams or Chargers,…Read more...
Marvel vs. Capcom Tournament With Special Rules Lets Pro Mess With Opponent's Controls
This weekend’s Battle For The Stones allowed players who had won past Marvel vs.Capcom: Infinite tournaments to activate “infinity gems.” In the case of Justin Wong, this meant the right to change his opponent’s controls before a game.Read more...
Report: Feds Shut Down $2.5 Million NFL Survivor Pool Operation
The Feds this week busted up and shut down a sprawling NFL survivor pool operation with contests operating in the millions of dollars, according to a report from ESPN’s Darren Rovell. Ron Kronengold and Mike Bernstein reportedly ran several contests per year at Ron & Mike’s Football Pool over the course of eight…Read more...
Erik Spoelstra Blows Chance To Escape Foundering Miami Heat In Lovely Mexico City
The Miami Heat are in Mexico City today to play the Brooklyn Nets. It sounds like they’ve been having fun exploring the city, when they are not busy abandoning head coach Erik Spoelstra at scenic parks. No really!Read more...
Reports: Giancarlo Stanton Will Be Traded To The Friggin' Yankees
Giancarlo Stanton, heretofore an easily likable dong-mashing baseball hero, will complete a dramatic heel turn and join the disgusting New York Yankees, according to multiple reports.Read more...
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Gizmodo Very Dumb YouTuber Nearly Died In Very Dumb Head-In-Cement Microwave Stunt | Jalopnik International Motorsports Council Picks Worst Woman Possible To Represent Women | Kotaku Six Free PS4 Games Worth Playing | The Takeout Is Hooters as delicious as it is demeaning? | Lifehacker Get an iPhone X for Cheap at…Read more...
Another Title IX Coordinator Is Leaving Baylor
Another Title IX coordinator has resigned from Baylor University, making her the third person in a little more than a year to leave the office tasked with investigating reports of rape on campus, according to multiple local media reports. Baylor announced yesterday that Kristan Tucker is leaving the Baptist…Read more...
The 10 Best Deals Of December 8, 2017
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.
St. Louis Cardinals Release Statement Announcing That Giancarlo Stanton Has Owned Them
Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday that baseball murderer Giancarlo Stanton will not waive his no-trade clause for the Giants or Cardinals. (The Astros and Cubs remain in the mix, albeit behind the Yankees and Dodgers.) Stanton’s refusal to go to St. Louis wasn’t a hypothetical one, according to the Cardinals.Read more...
Forget About Colin Kaepernick; I Think I’m Done With the NFL Just Because I Don’t Want to Watch Someone Die
In eighth grade, I was a starting wideout and cornerback for my middle school football team, the St. Bartholomew Bruins. Our team that year went undefeated and won the Pittsburgh Diocese, and our only close game that season came during the championship, which we won on a last-second touchdown caught by yours truly—a…Read more...
International Motorsports Council Picks Worst Woman Possible To Represent Women
The FIA, a motorsport governing body overseeing dozens of international series like Formula One, added a women’s commission in 2009—when the association was over a century old already—to talk about “girl stuff” like, oh, equality in racing. The commission just added Carmen Jorda, who is the antithesis of that.Read more...
Impact Wrestling Tries To Earn Goodwill By Giving Up Matt Hardy's Gimmick
As part of its attempt to move on under new ownership and management, Impact Wrestling announced last week that it will be making new concessions to attract talent. After months of negative fan reaction when the company wouldn’t let Matt Hardy use his popular “Broken Matt” gimmick in WWE, Impact issued this statement…Read more...
Imagine How Good The Ravens Would Be If Joe Flacco Weren't Awful
After a 3-4 start, the Baltimore Ravens are in the thick of the AFC wild-card chase, with a hatefest showdown on tap for Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.* But the Ravens are so perfectly ordinary this season, when I pitched an analysis of them to two of my editors, these were their responses:Read more...
The Army-Navy Game Is A Tradition Living On Borrowed Time
In the fall of 1893, Joseph Reeves got some bad news. A midshipman at the United States Naval Academy, he also played for the school’s football team, busting wedges and butting heads as an undersized lineman whose nicknames—“billy goat” and “bull”—aptly described his on-field style.
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It’s Friday afternoon and we’re just killing time until Laura destroys Barry in one-on-one flip cup. Come hang out with us. (Update: We’re done. Thanks for chatting.)Read more...
MLB's Stupid Rules Might Lead To A Shohei Ohtani Investigation
Shohei Ohtani just signed with the Angels, and according to a report from ESPN, there’s a good chance they will be subjected to an investigation by Major League Baseball.
Julio Jones Is Incredible, Even On Defense
Julio Jones is easily one of the best receivers in the NFL (I’d say the best but then someone would rightfully point out Antonio Brown exists and then we’d have a long fruitless debate about it), but in Thursday’s game, Jones found himself on the other side of the ball. After Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore picked…Read more...
Shohei Ohtani Is An Angel
Here it is. The big one. Japanese two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani will play in Anaheim. Ohtani will suit up with Mike Trout, and make the Angels very goddamn interesting.Read more...
Dead Letters: "Tell That To Some Of The People That Really Live In Hell"
Welcome back to Dead Letters, the feature in which we reprint our favorite reader mail. We should take this moment to remind you that all emails to Deadspin and its editors and writers are on the record unless otherwise specified. Now for your letters.Read more...
The "Art Modell Law" Might Be Columbus's Best Shot At Keeping The Crew
The Columbus Crew’s season is over, but the fight over where they’ll play the 2019 season is becoming increasingly heated. Despite it being a horrendous breach of trust with the city of Columbus and an affront to MLS’ bizarre, artificially deflated business model, MLS czar Don Garber is apparently content with…Read more...
Nordstrom Rack Has a Ton of Converse On Sale Right Now
Pick up some classic sneakers during Nordstrom Rack’s Converse sale. Chuck Taylors are marked down to as low as $20, but the sale has a ton of other styles included as well. Nordstrom Rack has split them up into men’s and women’s, but there are a lot of unisex styles, so I recommend doing some exploring.Read more...
Rick Pitino: I Was Publicly Humiliated By Papa John
Former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino is a busy man and, almost assuredly, a messy gentleman. While he may find himself jobless and ostracized for the time being, his schedule is booked full thanks to two separate lawsuits, both filed for spectacular reasons, and, now, a very public spat with Louisville board of…Read more...
Faker Plays With His Prey Before Eating It
Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok is recuperating from his heartbreaking loss at this year’s world championships by crushing lesser opponents. After tepidly accepting the 2017 Game Award for Best Esports Player, he faced off against poor Álvaro “VVvert” Miguel Martins in a one-on-one League of Legends All-Star match.Read more...
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