One more rundown before we start talking about stuff in 2010. These are the top 10 most popular posts of the Deadspin decade (2005-2009). It's an interesting glimpse into the psyche of the internet viewer. (Low-to-high, as usual.)
Remember, these are not necessarily the posts we're considering the best Deadspin posts ever (that would be an extremely long, drawn out process), they're just the ones most people who are not regular visitors to the site clicked on. Either way, enjoy.
Almost top 10's: George Bush's bikini inspection photo from the '08 Summer Olympics; Grady Sizemore's teacup junk photos; Dana's mighty Belvedere swig; Santonio Holmes' thermos; Artie Lange firebombing Joe Buck's show; A picture of the Zamboni of Death.
10.Deadspin has a longstanding history of ripping on ESPN's professional swami and leather-getter Chris Berman, but his initial video tirade( amazingly kept off the internet for 8 years) made me like him so much more. In addition to his impressive use of the phrase "Jeeezus," we also learn how annoying it is when production assistants move around too much while he's on air. "You had two fucking hours!" Jeeezus.
9.Yes, I was surprised by this one, too. But it turns out that College Humor's Amir's Yankee stadium proposal prank on his buddy Streeter was a huge hit both on their site and Deadspin. Leitch interviewed Amir soon after to get the details of how it was executed. It is still, amazing to watch. The slap makes it.
8.Patriots cheerleader Caitlin Davis was fired from the squad after photos of her marking up an unsuspecting buddy of hers with magic marker made it online. She (and her soldier boyfriend) were furious.
7.You can't talk about NFL Dong without Jack KOGOD, who had the misfortune of working on the day that Redskins' tight end Chris Cooley accidentally posted his junk on his blog. Unlike, Shiancoe, Mr. Cooley was less elated to have his manhood exposed.
6.Thankfully, Craggs scored the Tim Donaghy excerpt right in the middle of the ESPN Horndoggery mess. People thought we were less worthless because of it. Donaghy still pesters Craggs about who passed along the galley copy to him.
4.One Sunday last December, while With Leather's Josh Zerkle and KOGOD manned the controls, Vikings tight end Vishanthe Shiancoe decided the NFL-watching public needed to see what the Lord had blessed him between his legs. A (porn) star was born and Brad Childress fell in love.
3.The Erin Andrews peephole mess began with an ill-timed email from an ESPN lawyer to blog site NSFW POA, which requested he take down the video of the young blonde woman changing in her hotel room, even though the site did not directly identify the woman. Sadly, it was Andrews and then the whole world knew her name. The ordeal not only boosted traffic numbers for new posts, but older ones as well. It was completely out of control.
2. My buddy Dave called me while he was completely hammered from the Dallas Monday Night Football game last September . "Dude, there are two people banging in the bathroom stall. What should we do? We can film it." Okay.
1.Josh Hamilton's pretty remarkable wagon-spill which, according to him, occurred last January takes the stop spot. Published on a sleepy Saturday morning last August, it still continues to clock-in pageviews at a remarkable rate. Yes, it was also the first time Deadspin ever paid for photos. Get over it.
Almost top 10s: George Bush's bikini inspection photo from the '08 Summer Olympics; Grady Sizemore's teacup junk photos; Dana's mighty Belvedere swig; Santonio Holmes' thermos; Artie Lange firebombing Joe Buck's show; A picture of the Zamboni of Death.