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...
Thanks For Thinking Of Us While Rummaging Through Your Good Friend's Facebook
Big fan…longtime reader, first time emailer. Check out the attached photo. This is from a good friend's Facebook profile. It sure looks to me like Mark Cuban has his way with the ladies in Vegas. Use if you'd like, but please keep my name off.
Have a good Thanksgiving.
P.S. I got some other good Vegas pics of chicks with athletes. I'll email them later.
Good To Know ND Players Are Taking Photos During Practice
Got this from a friend on the team. Jimmy's visor he is practicing with and will wear on saturday night.
Trafficking in Slieze
I am unable to find so much as an unsupported allegation of impropriety by Tiger anywhere in your latest piece of trash in what has become a steady flow a slieze. I come here often and get some big laughs, but I've just about had enough. Are you people trying to see how irresposible and harmful you can be? Bill DeMark
Young Simmons Fan May Have Inadvertently Gotten His Fraternity in Trouble
"Q: I'm pledging a fraternity right now. Last night they put us in a cold shower for one hour and then tied us up outside to a pole wearing only our boxers in 30-degree weather for a couple of hours and I'm positive that the only thing that kept me from getting hypothermia was the fact that I knew you were suffering more knowing that a likeable Yankees team won the World Series. I want to say thank you for keeping me motivated.
— Eli, Binghamton, N.Y."
The above quote is from Bill Simmons popular mailbag column on ESPN.com, published here:
The behavior portrayed here is extremely disturbing and clearly constitutes hazing, and are grounds for felony and misdemeanor hazing charges. This student appears mentally unstable in believing that somebody's misery saved them from contracting hypothermia, and this certainly is a result of hazing brain-washing techniques.
I suggest you look into this situation, and further investigate the people behind these criminal acts. If in fact "Eli" student was dumb enough to use his own name in bragging about this hazing incident, it should not be difficult to find out who he is, and which fraternity he is pledging.
From the Binghamton University Police Policy:
"Binghamton University Policy on Hazing
Hazing, in any form, is not an accepted practice in Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. Binghamton University takes a strong and proactive stance against hazing for all students on campus. Hazing is against university policy and New York State Law. Please refer to the student code of conduct for a complete definition."
These are the NY state laws on hazing:
Thanks For Taking Some Time To Stop Drinking And Apply For A Job At Deadspin
I love deadspin! I am interrupting my thanksgiving because I'm forseeing a
blackout and i think i have a solid article idea. Oh my God my grandma
just asked me what a computer does. Anyways Jim Nantz for third time in
the first quarter has called a player down before actually being tackled
and then exclaims when the player riffles off like 5 more yards. Is this
clearly an attempt to make sound bites or does he announce flag football
and is confused as to when a player is down?
My dream is to become a deadspin writer or contributer and have been
caught by my boss many times and he says who pays you the dumb websites
you look at or me. Then I have to tell him that the actual owner is the
one who signs my modest checks not him. How does one get on the deadspin
team? This is not my best idea im a little buzzed and cannot believe how
well im spelling. Hope to hear from you.
John L. D
And Here Are Two Photos of Billy Gillispie At A Lexington Bar Sent To Us For No Reason
And Everyone Tries To Fuck With Drew After Pat Murphy
I am a student here at the University of Alabama, and have a short and sweet story about the Nicktator. A friend of mine works up at the athletic department, and one day she decided that she would make banana pudding for Coach Saban. So she shows up one afternoon and can not find Saban, and learns he has just left the building. Cute girl, chases down Saban as he is approaching his car. She walks up to him, and offers him the banana pudding she has made just for him. He sternly responds, "I don't eat banana pudding", gets in his car and speeds off. He knew someone with such penchant for Little Debbie does not like banana pudding.