Anthony Brown Says USC Coach Called Him "All Types Of Fuck Words"

Earlier, we told you about former USC running back Anthony Brown, who quit the team very suddenly and then took to Instagram to accuse head coach Steve Sarkisian of being racist. TMZ has since gotten in touch with Brown, who provided them with some choice quotes. » 8/28/14 5:44pm Today 5:44pm

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy Is Making Music Out of Tennis

When LCD Soundsystem split up, it left frontman James Murphy with a lot of time and creative energy on his hands. So he's been experimenting with a number of weird and esoteric projects, the latest of which is turning tennis data from the U.S. Open into music. » 8/28/14 5:10pm Today 5:10pm

Polish Fans Hoist Giant Anti-UEFA Banner

Legia Warsaw fans are still salty after getting DQ'd from the Champions League for fielding a suspended player, despite beating Celtic 6-1 on aggregate. So today, two days after Celtic were themselves knocked out, Legia fans raised this display: a big fat pig surrounded by the UEFA logo, with the caption "6<1 Because… » 8/28/14 5:05pm Today 5:05pm

MLB Network Host Predicts Buster Posey Walk-Off Home Run, Flips Out

This shit is straight up paranormal. Greg Amsinger, hosting a live look-in to Wednesday's Giants-Rockies game for MLB Network, eerily predicted Buster Posey's walk-off home run. It started with an innocuous feeling in his "bad knee." But the real wizardry begins right before Amsinger hands off the broadcast to the… » 8/28/14 4:56pm Today 4:56pm

Chart: What's The Most Shameful College Football Program In America?

With college football kicking off tonight, SEC fans bragging about their championships and Big Ten fans boasting about their academics will only get more obnoxious. To help sort through these discussions, the above graph from the Wall Street Journal shows how schools balance winning and ethics. » 8/28/14 3:54pm Today 3:54pm

Why Your Team Sucks 2014: New York Jets

Some people are fans of the New York Jets. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the New York Jets. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. » 8/28/14 3:54pm Today 3:54pm

Gene Hackman Does Rambo: The Emo Machismo Of Uncommon Valor

Gene Hackman made a Rambo movie, and only a year after the original. Maybe it's best to think of 1983's Uncommon Valor as the missing link between The Deer Hunter and the first Rambo sequel, two extremely fucking different takes on the idea that there are still prisoners of war in Vietnam, and we need to bring our… » 8/28/14 3:22pm Today 3:22pm

This Giant Crab-Topped Pretzel Is A Tasty-Looking Horror

From the DC Sports Bog comes word that the University of Maryland will begin selling a 1.5-pound crab-and-cheese-bedecked soft pretzel called "the Chessie" (short for "Chesapeake," presumably) during the upcoming football season. That is to say, the pretzel alone weighs 24 ounces. Presumably the thick smear of… » 8/28/14 3:09pm Today 3:09pm

NFL Announces Severe New Penalties For Domestic Violence

In a memo sent to the owners today, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced massive new punishments for all NFL personnel—not just players—who commit domestic violence offenses. Offenders will be suspended six games for a first offense, and receive an indefinite ban for a second, with the ability to apply for… » 8/28/14 2:56pm Today 2:56pm

Welcome To The Gradual Unfucking Of College Football

Every year, right around this time, I cobble together a Hater's Guide to the Top 25 teams in college football. And it contains pretty much everything you would expect in any boilerplate piece of college football trolling: Notre Dame is full of haughty dipshits; Alabama fans are crazy redneck mutants; Florida State… » 8/28/14 2:38pm Today 2:38pm

Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Minnesota Vikings

Some people are fans of the Minnesota Vikings. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Minnesota Vikings. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. » 8/28/14 1:57pm Today 1:57pm