Anti-Corruption NGO Calls For Sepp Blatter To Resign

Sepp Blatter was not among those FIFA officials arrested in Zurich this morning; we do not know if he is among those under investigation for World Cup bribery allegations. But in a statement, a group that monitors corporate, political, and organizational corruption around the globe called for Blatter to step down. » 5/27/15 9:24am 49 minutes ago

FIFA Says There Will Be No World Cup Re-Vote

As the Justice Department arrested or indicted 14 FIFA and media officials in dramatic early morning raids, Swiss authorities announced a criminal investigation of their own, into allegations of corruption and bribery related to the allocation of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar. FIFA says it will not… » 5/27/15 8:50am Today 8:50am

Reports: Justice Department Brings The Goddamn Hammer Down On FIFA

According to reports in both the Wall Street Journal ($) and New York Times, a number of FIFA officials were just arrested in Zurich, Switzerland, and according to the Times are expected to be extradited to the United States where they will face charges of “wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering.” The Times » 5/27/15 12:50am Today 12:50am

The B-Roll Footage From Mad Max: Fury Road Is A Fun Time-Killer

For those who enjoy behind-the-scenes footage from action movies, here’s roughly 18 minutes of Mad Max: Fury Road B-roll footage. Obviously, the finished product is the most exciting, but watching various segments of the film and seeing how the insanity came to life is fun, too. Spoiler alert: The crew didn’t actually… » 5/26/15 6:52pm Yesterday 6:52pm

Those Who Cannot Be Taylor Swift, Talk Trash About Taylor Swift 

Dan Bejar is the sort of fussy, opaque, perpetually dissatisfied art-rocker type who’d delight in the fact that it’ll probably take me two paragraphs to explain him to you to anyone’s satisfaction. He hails from Vancouver and looks like the insouciant, chain-smoking, Sartre-quoting philosopher genius/doofus your… » 5/26/15 5:56pm Yesterday 5:56pm

Carlo Ancelotti Is Real Madrid's Newest Scapegoat

It’s maybe a little disconcerting that Real Madrid—a players’ club if there ever was one; one where the 8th-biggest name on the team sheet likely holds more sway in the future direction of the club than any of the ever-changing coaches thrown aboard then unceremoniously shoved off the managerial merry-go-round after… » 5/26/15 5:40pm Yesterday 5:40pm

Cleancast: How Many Unread New Yorkers Are Piled On The Coffee Table?

My guest for Episode 2 of my new Ask a Clean Person podcast was Gawker’s own Dayna Evans, who joined me to talk about her calendar obsession, and the trials and tribulations of making the move from a day planner to digital scheduling. We agreed that there was just something about the siren’s call of the old-fashioned… » 5/26/15 4:56pm Yesterday 4:56pm

Cyclists' Squirt-Gun Attack On PedalPub Cops Results In Six Arrests

The Minneapolis version of a biker brawl involved some cyclists, three PedalPubs, squirt guns, and water balloons, but the results were, in their way, nearly as disquieting as the Waco incident—the thin veneer of society cracked like a cranium under a billy club. It seems Minnesota nice ends when you hoist your… » 5/26/15 4:25pm Yesterday 4:25pm

$15: Get This Versatile + Compact Quick-Dry Micro-Fiber Towel (50% Off)

Summer is here and with it comes all the great sun and water activities you likely forgot existed during this awful winter. So WavesGear is offering Deadspin readers a 50% discount on the perfect accessory, their extra-large Micro-fiber towel, now only $15. Use promo code MT50DS on the second page of checkout. » 5/21/15 10:11am 5/21/15 10:11am

Dollar Shave Club Delivers You Fresh Razors for a Few Bucks a Month

It’s no secret that shaving with a fresh razor blade feels great. But razor prices are so high people try to make their blades last for weeks at a time. Doing so causes cuts, skin irritation, and generally painful shaves. But with Dollar Shave Club you can always get a smooth shave with a fresh razor because they… » 5/21/15 3:06pm Thursday 3:06pm

Save Over $100 On This Retro Style Bluetooth Speaker 

Looking for a bluetooth speaker with a little class? Not only does the Veho M6 feature spectacular sound, it comes in a distinctly retro style complete with brushed aluminum and a vintage leather strap. It usually runs for $180, but Deadspin readers can save 66% with code DSVEHO5. » 5/22/15 1:28am Friday 1:28am