We get a massive amount of tips in our inbox each week. Some are pretty interesting, but don't get published for one reason or another.
It's usually because they're just so absurd or really lack even the most tenuous of news angles to give them the go-ahead. Other times it's because they're just absolute horseshit. But every Friday until we get sick of running them, we'll present to you some of these not-so-shiny gems. All items should be treated as [Sic'd]. Enjoy...
This Batshit Lady Hates Grady Sizemore's Girlfriend
Well my sport compatriots,
it seems that a Playboy Playmate of the name Brittany Binger *she is one of Kendra's BFFs* is dating Outfielder Grady Sizemore of the Cleveland Indians.
They have been dating since December 2008.
Grady was recently seen with Brittany in Seattle a few weeks ago. Shitfaced and drunk out of his mind.
The pictures were leaked by Brittany Binger's mother Cinda Binger to help her get more press for her
potential fame and reality show.
Sounds like Brittany is following in the footsteps of her BFF Kendra Wilkinson who is now married to a pro-athlete?
Rumor has it that Brittany is broke and is trying to get work albeit the guitar hero commercial.
I thought this would be of interest to you...and if you post it, the Grady's Ladies may all die of hearttacks or start purchasing semi-automatic weapons.
pictures are attached.
i found them initially on talk sports where her mother leaked them.
hope you post these
you're biggest fan
(Ed. note: Of course she sent the same thing to many, many other websites Why she hatin'?. )
Mess With The Tebow You Get The Angry Emoticon
Man, you are one silly ass dumb doofus. What a crappy anti-Tebow piece you wrote, full of animosity and vitriol and lacking in journalistic style. Fortunately I do not have to contend with you ever again...You, dude, are history.
G O G A T O R S !!!!!!!Click Me!
Jared Allen Is Friendly
Sympathy For The Lupica And A Rightful Condemnation Of Homophobic Taunts
Lupica should have berated the kid for using the word "faggot." Why you published that dipshit's story just condones all the teenagers out there that read your website that it's okay to berate strangers by using it as well.
I'm all for satirizing pretentious people in sports, but use some common sense.
Alright. I live in New Canaan, same town as Loop, and he's widely known to be a prick. If you didn't know, he wrote a self-important book about a youth basketball team of shorter kids or some crap like that because his son wasn't a good enough to make the travel teams and it was a conspiracy, blah blah blah.
But couldn't you tell from reading that King kid's post that the kid was a total shithead? He's a private school douche bag, the kind that looks down on public school and thinks his "buddy" got screwed by the headmaster. Boohoo, Mike Lupica told on my headmaster. His headmaster! What a twat. I'm gonna go ahead and demand a redaction on the grounds that the kid who sent in the complaint is definitely a twat.
Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for completely ruining Deadspin. I think that the transformation of the site from a witty, alternative POV site into one dominated by filth, snarkiness and sarcasm is complete, don't you think?
For example, it doesn't bother me that you published the Josh Hamilton photos. Instead of posing the question of how that incident may effect his perception in the general public, and more specifically, his standing among the Christian community, you heave out drivel like "Casting stones is God's job and God's job only - especially when it comes to those who slurp body shots off of a giant pair of heaving breasts in a Tempe bar." Hamilton's "mistake" or "dalliance" or what-have-you is only the latest athlete screw-up that you guys have pounced on with unbridled glee. Those pictures drive traffic to your site, so I expect you to be happy about them; but do you have to display that happiness so readily?
That's not to say that the entire site is garbabe; no, the ESPN insider riffs are informative and amusing, the stray "not about an athlete that made a mistake in a bar or coach that cheated on his wife" story is interesting, and Drew is obviously comedy gold (and the best writer on the site, by far). But, more and more I'm finding that my perception of the site is of a shark looking for the blood in the water. Deadspin is no longer "Sports news without access, favor or discretion." You exhibit virtually no discretion in the tawdry stories you run. You clearly have access, whether you choose to use it or not (you hosted DP's show, for Pete's sake!). And you clearly exhibit favor (and especially dis-favor) on a daily basis.
As a matter of fact, your proclamation regarding the Vick signing was downright offensive. JFC? Really? You may not be a Christian, or particularly religious; hell, you might believe in that Flying Spaghetti Monster I've heard so much about. But, frankly, the vast majority of this country identifies with Christianity or, at the very least, the Christian God. Why JFC it when there is really no need to?
I write this to you because it is a shame that Deadspin has literally gone off the rails. I've talked to several friends recently who told me that they just can't read the site anymore. Sadly, I'm now at that point as well. I doubt that a handful of readers concerns you either way, and your page views still seem to be doing well, so I may be in the minority. But, I just wanted to voice my opinion on my way out the door.