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Deadspin Up All Night: Here's The Other Shoe
Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Play this one loud.Read more...
This First Take Segment Is Really Something
A fun game to play with this bar fight of a First Take segment is to pause it at any point during its seven-minute runtime and giggle to yourself at the marvelous facial expressions of hosts Stephen A. Smith, Will Cain, and Max Kellerman. The three dudes are never not incredulous, aghast, or enraged, spewing fire and…Read more...
The Gymnasts Who Say Larry Nassar Abused Them Are Speaking Out At The National Championships
ANAHEIM, Calif.—Every year during the national gymnastics championships, there’s a trade show for the members of the sport’s community—many of them gym owners and coaches—who have converged on the competition and the congress. It’s at the trade show that you get to see the range of businesses that service the sport,…Read more...
Youths Could Face Jail Time After Climbing Golden Gate Bridge Then Bragging About It
If you’re going to climb the Golden Gate Bridge and perform a series of acrobatics that would make the Grim Reaper shit his pants, don’t say anything about it online or post a video of your exploits in which your face is clearly visible. Peter “Teatime” Kurer and Tommy Rector did not follow this advice when they…Read more...
Radio Host Don La Greca Completely Snaps On A Yankees Fan
YES Network radio hosts Don La Greca and Michael Kay had to endure the complaints of Yankees fan Steve from Brooklyn on Thursday’s show, but La Greca lost his temper after Steve suggested that Yankees rookie Aaron Judge, who’s struggled in the second half but is still an imposing hitter, should have been replaced with…Read more...
That Story About James Harrison Threatening Any Teammate Who Sits For The Anthem Is Bogus
Former NHL player Jeremy Roenick showed his ass by tweeting this on Monday:Read more...
After Cancer Diagnosis,Dota 2 Commentator Returns To The Game Between Chemo Sessions
Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden is lively when we sit down to chat. A five-time veteran of The International, this event isn’t quite the same as the previous ones. In May, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Sitting on the concourse floor in Key Arena in August, several weeks into the Dota 2 tournament that…Read more...
How Barcelona's Scramble To Replace Neymar Might Send Christian Pulisic To The Stars
It wasn’t really supposed to happen like this. French teen sensation Kylian Mbappé was slated to be this summer’s headlining transfer, with the usual suspects in Madrid, Paris, and Barcelona fighting over the right to pay one-sixth of a billion dollars for his signature. Instead, Neymar somehow went to PSG and…Read more...
How Much Longer Will This Be Fun?
It’s not just that you can’t always get what you want—sometimes, once what you want finally materializes, you wonder why you ever wanted it in the first place.
Frank Broyles Brought Arkansas To The Big Time
On the heels of Frank Broyles’s first most significant moment of his career, he got foreshadowing of the second, still a quarter of a century away. It was the winter of 1965, and Broyles had just coached Arkansas to an 11-0 record and a national football championship as chosen by the Football Writers Association of…Read more...
Why Didn’t The Eastern Roman Empire Fall?
When the Roman Empire disintegrated over the course of the fifth century, only half of it actually fell, the western half. The eastern half of the Roman Empire would survive in one form or another for a thousand years.Read more...
Why Your Team Sucks 2017: Washington Redskins
Some people are fans of the Washington Redskins. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Washington Redskins. This 2017 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the previews so far here.
Linebacker Zach Orr Retires Again
Former Ravens linebacker Zach Orr, who retired in January when doctors discovered he had a congenital spine condition, only to unretire in June, has retired again.
How to Be a Despicable Little Weasel on Racism
Due to recent events, all of America is suddenly talking about the possibility of removing the Confederate monuments that infest our countryside. Great. Here is a guide to how to talk about this issue like an absolute simpering little coward, courtesy of the Washington Post.Read more...
Without Simone Biles, USA Gymnastics Is Wide Open
This weekend, someone not named Simone Biles will win the national championship in women’s gymnastics for the first time since 2012. Biles, the winner of five Olympic medals in Rio (four of them gold), has taken 2017 off from training and competition to write a New York Times bestseller, win an ESPY award, and compete…Read more...
Nation Gets Firsthand Experience Watching Blake Bortles, Rejects It
ESPN televised Jacksonville’s preseason game Thursday—a rare national game for the Jaguars—which meant a lot of people who would otherwise never think about Blake Bortles now had to think about Blake Bortles. The general takeaway was Holy shit, this guy’s terrible.Read more...
Chelsea's Manager Can't Stop Laughing At Diego Costa
A few days ago, Diego Costa let some wandering Daily Mail reporter into his home in Brazil and proceeded to lay out in considerable, hilarious detail just how fed up he is with how Chelsea and the manager, Antonio Conte, who Costa says “lacks charisma,” have treated him. Today Conte himself was asked about this. He…Read more...
I Watched A Whole Preseason Game Like A Sucker
The starters only played one drive in the Eagles’ first preseason game last week, but there was still plenty to talk about afterward for Eagles fans. Carson Wentz, the team’s second-year QB, went 4-for-4 with a touchdown pass to rookie Mack Hollins. Afterward, the team then jettisoned former first-round wide receiver…Read more...
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Chris Long Has Malcolm Jenkins's Back In Anthem Protest
On Wednesday, Michael Bennett—who sits in protest of the national anthem, and was promptly challenged by a local columnist to quit football if he wants to have political opinions—said things would be very different if it weren’t only black players protesting. “It would take a white player to really get things…Read more...
Choose From Nearly 100 Discounted Board Games In Amazon's One-Day Sale
If your board game collection is gathering dust, it’s time to freshen up your options with Amazon’s one-day Gold Box deal.
Adrián Beltré Once Again Makes Dull Baseball Activity Fun, Uses Botched Pickoff Attempt For Nifty Spin Move
Adrián Beltré, baseball’s premier purveyor of jokes and joy, put his skills on display again Thursday night. With Beltré on second, White Sox pitcher Reynaldo López tried to pick him off—but the pickoff attempt got away from second baseman Tim Anderson and rolled into the outfield, giving Beltré space to pretend to…Read more...
Jaguars Coach Doug Marrone On Blake Bortles: "It's Not Like He's Not The Quarterback"
Blake Bortles is, believe it or not, still Blake Bortles. He made this fact abundantly clear tonight, in a preseason game against the Buccaneers that is best encapsulated by this pass attempt:Read more...
St. Louis Cat Nonprofit To Cards: Bullying Us Over Rally Cat Is "Inconsistent With The Cardinals Way"
Yesterday, we brought you an update on the Cardinals’ arrogant claim to the cat that ran across their stadium field last week. A local nonprofit, St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach, is caring for the feline until the organization finds it a suitable new home—with the Cardinals as just one of “thousands” of groups and…Read more...
Oregon State Basketball Safe In Barcelona, Coach Wayne Tinkle Describes "Horrific Sights" Of Terror Attack
From the lobby of their Barcelona hotel, the Oregon State men’s basketball team witnessed what athletic director Scott Barnes described as the “horrific carnage” of today’s terror attack. All players and members of the coaching staff are safe.Read more...
Miami-Dade County To Derek Jeter: You Cannot Move Home Run Sculpture, It Is Art
Previous rumors of new Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter’s desire to remove the stadium’s dinger sculpture will not be coming to fruition, as Miami-Dade County officials have spoken up to clarify that it is a work of public art that cannot be moved.Read more...
Why Is The Wall Street Journal Letting Jason Whitlock Use Its Pages To Say Colin Kaepernick Isn't Black?
It’s hard to find anything truly shocking nowadays in a world that seemingly no longer has any rules, but that an ostensibly proud and legitimate newspaper like the Wall Street Journal sees fit to regularly lend its imprimatur of legitimacy to the rambling thoughts of a blithering idiot like Jason Whitlock is,…Read more...
Kevin Durant Says He Will Not Visit White House: "I Don't Respect Who's In Office Right Now"
Kevin Durant said today that he will not visit the White House if invited, noting that he does not agree with or respect President Donald TrumpRead more...
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Rockies Game Overrun By Charming Dogs
What’s better than baseball or dogs? Baseball and dogs. The Rockies held a Bark at the Park event last night, wherein canines barked at their park while the Rockies beat up on the Braves. I’m sure it was a good time for everyone, except maybe the Braves, who lost by 15 runs, but at least they got to hang out next to a…Read more...
Jets Linebacker Calls Out Breitbart Chud For Twisting His Words
Jets linebacker Jordan Jenkins didn’t hide his feelings about what went down over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va., from the creeping normalization of the KKK and its sympathizers to the neo-Nazi murder of a counter-protestor to the president’s refusal to call what happened for what it is.Read more...
Marshawn Lynch Hasn't Lost A Step In His Press Conferences
Marshawn Lynch, Oakland hero, returned to the NFL this year and signed with his hometown Raiders after a taking a year off from football. After the team wrapped up in Napa today, Lynch had a chance to reflect on his first training camp in two years, as well as his recent national anthem protest. Lynch is always good…Read more...
Victoria Azarenka Says She May Miss U.S. Open Due To Child Custody Battle
Victoria Azarenka, the former world No. 1 who returned to the tour earlier this year after giving birth to her son Leo last December, is embroiled in a custody battle with her son’s father, Billy McKeague, a golf pro she met in Hawaii, and it may force her to miss the U.S. Open that begins later this month.Read more...
When Women Played Baseball
I went to Rockford, Ill. to watch girls play baseball 63 years after the real Rockford Peaches of the All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League played their last season and 25 years after A League Of Their Own introduced their story to a new generation. The Peaches were the most successful team of the…Read more...
How Not To React When Your Team Gives Up A Goal
Everton hosted Croatian side Hajduk Split for a Europa League qualifier this afternoon, which meant that hundreds of Hajduk fans traveled to Liverpool for the game. They appeared to be ready to get rowdy before the match, and they delivered once things started. Everton’s Michael Keane (no apparent relation) scored in…Read more...
Tampa Sports Teams Offer To Provide Funds For Removal Of Confederate Statue
The Tampa Bay Lighting, Rays, and Buccaneers have just released a joint statement in which they offer to provide financial resources necessary to remove a Confederate monument from downtown Tampa.
NFLPA Head: Future Work Stoppage "Almost A Virtual Certainty"
Four years ahead of the expiration of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement with its players, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith says the two sides are already headed for “small-A armageddon,” whether that be a lockout or a strike. Here’s a brief video from an interview Smith did with The MMQB’s Albert Breer:Read more...
The Desperate Future Of Cal Athletics Is Here
The athletics program at the University of California, Berkeley, in, say, 2037 will barely resemble what you see today. And the hammer is already starting to fall.
How Long Would The NFL Suspend You For A Nazi Salute?
Roger Goodell is back in full Ginger Hammer mode this preseason, suspending Ezekiel Elliott for six games and inciting a war with the NFLPA and the Cowboys that’s only going to get uglier. Now, you already know that the NFL is a veritable slot machine when it comes to doling out punishment for players who have…Read more...
Why Your Team Sucks 2017: Baltimore Ravens
Some people are fans of the Baltimore Ravens. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Baltimore Ravens. This 2017 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the previews so far here.
Madden 18's New Story Mode Is Actually Pretty Touching
Madden NFL 18 has a story mode, a first for a Madden game. Called “Longshot,” it follows the career of fictional would-be quarterback Devin Wade. Unlike Madden 18’s Ultimate Team mode, which allows you to feel like an all-powerful football god who can make record-setting numbers of touchdowns per game, Longshot isn’t…Read more...
Brian Kelly Has His Excuses Ready
“Brian Kelly is not pulling back,” Bleacher Report’s Matt Hayes writes in his feature on the Notre Dame football coach. That’s the angle: that the irascible, gurgling Kelly, whose program finished 4-8 last season, will not alter his approach as he hopes to restore the program to its winning ways. That’s a shame for…Read more...
The Night They Turned On The First NBA JamMachine
In this early excerpt from NBA Jam, a book from Boss Fight Books and author Reyan Ali coming in 2018, we learn about the night the development team from Midway let arcadegoers get their hands on their innovative, soon-to-be-legendary basketball game for the first time.
Grab Sunglasses For As Low as $2 From Sunglass Warehouse [Exclusive]
Sunglass Warehouse has some of the best pricing out there, but they’ve amped it up this week. Their clearance section is already full of deeply discounted shades, but use the code KINJASALE40 and get an additional 40% off. That means you can grab pairs for as low as $2, so you really have no excuse not to get a backup.Read more...
Why Is John Lynch So Worried About People Who Think Equality Is Bad?
Yesterday, San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch was asked about Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett’s decision to sit for the national anthem before a preseason game last weekend. Here’s part of what Lynch had to say about it (via ESPN):
Everything About Disney and ABC's 'Pink Slime' Settlement Should Scare the Hell Out of You
News of perhaps the largest defamation settlement in U.S. history came and went with a whimper last week. In two footnotes in its third-quarter earnings report, The Walt Disney Company whispered that it spent a cool $177 million—not including additional cash from insurers—“in connection with the settlement of…Read more...
Everything Is So Bad
I don’t think Donald Trump really is a Nazi, in the same way and for the same basic reasons I don’t think he’s really a Confederate apologist, or a Republican, or a Russian operative, or anything. Honestly, even his white supremacism is a second-order thing, an artifact of the coincidence that he, himself, is white,…Read more...
Champions League Coverage Set To Get Fucked The Same Way EPL Coverage Has
In their infinite wisdom, NBC recently saw fit to take a good and beloved Premier League broadcast strategy and make it bad and hated by cleaving its once-unified televised and streaming services into two smaller and less satisfying parts, and charging for each separately. Turner, which recently bought Champions…Read more...
Illinois Is Paying Lovie Smith A Lot Of Money For This Shit
Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 22 Illinois.
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