Xabi Alonso Forced To Apologize To Ronaldo For Stupid, Fake Controversy

Remember that dumb story Real Madrid pitched to their stooges at Marca yesterday, where some milquetoast statements of Xabi Alonso's were folded, kneaded, and ultimately transformed into direct insults to former teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Iker Casillas? Well, it worked. » 11/21/14 11:45am 52 minutes ago

The ND Player Bill Cosby Berated Felt Like A Failure For Years Afterward

Yesterday, we told you about the time Bill Cosby acted like a dickbag and made a Notre Dame All-American football player named Dean Brown cry at his graduation in 1989. This morning, we received an email from a guy named Jerry Barca, who wrote a book about the 1988 Notre Dame season and saw firsthand just how deep and… » 11/21/14 10:58am Today 10:58am

God Help Me, I Do Care About The Maple Leafs' Stupid Salute Controversy

The Maple Leafs—or more specifically, their fans and their media—have a talent. Every controversy seems to immediately skip a stage and go directly to the meta. It's been 12 hours, and it's no longer about whether the Leafs deliberately snubbed their fans by skipping the customary stick salute after last night's win.… » 11/21/14 10:43am Today 10:43am

Total Recall Was Fucking Awesome

During the first scene of the original 1990 Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger's head explodes. It's just a dream sequence, and the camera cuts away before his face actually pops open. But the fact remains: One of the biggest summer blockbusters of its era opens by forcing you to contemplate the most bankable movie… » 11/21/14 10:38am Today 10:38am

Ask Hoonigan-In-Chief Ken Block Anything You Want

Kenstall Lewis Blockerheimer doesn't do a media tour the way most people do. He dropped Gymkhana 7 earlier this week, millions of you watched it, and now he's here to answer your questions about the deep thoughts that exist behind those impenetrably dark shades and that impossibly flat-billed hat. » 11/21/14 10:03am Today 10:03am

Joakim Noah Has No Patience For Your Goddamn Flopping

The Chicago Bulls played without Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol last night, and got rolled by Boogie Cousins and the Kings as a result. They kept it close through the first half, but the game started to slip away from them in the third quarter, at which point Joakim Noah decided that he'd just had it with STUPID… » 11/21/14 9:57am Today 9:57am

TV On The Radio Still Sound Like The Future

Pretty rough year for last decade's biggest NYC bands, right? The Rapture quietly broke up. The Walkmen followed up their 2013 "extreme hiatus" announcement with strong but unsung solo albums from Hamilton Leithauser and Peter Matthew Bauer. Interpol released an album that sounds like them and bears the… » 11/21/14 9:48am Today 9:48am

The Raiders Win And The NFL Circle Of Parity Is Complete

It had been more than a full calendar year since the Raiders last won a game (those salad days of Matt McGloin and Rashad Jennings) but there was joy in the rain yesterday, a stirring 24-20 win over the rival Chiefs. Maybe a 1-10 record doesn't seem like much to you, but there may not be many nights left—victorious or… » 11/21/14 9:02am Today 9:02am

Shaq Attempts The Cookie Face Challenge

You may know it as the cookie face challenge, the face the cookie challenge, the oreo challenge, or some other name. Whatever you call it, Shaq attempted it on the set of Inside the NBA tonight. It's pretty entertaining watching Shaq weirdly scrunch his face, but here are five food-related challenges I'd really like… » 11/21/14 12:38am Today 12:38am

Oscar Taveras' Family Posts Photos Of Fan Tributes To Him On Twitter

One of the weird things about the 21st century is what happens to people's social media presence when they die. Facebook pages turn into these sort of weird/morbid/beautiful virtual shrines, places where even years later people go to post and publicly process their loss. Twitter accounts just sort of linger, no longer… » 11/21/14 12:12am Today 12:12am

The Raiders Create A New Definition Of "Excessive Celebration"

The Raiders finally won a game Thursday night, but they wouldn't be the Raiders if it didn't come with a boneheaded, self-inflicted wound. Facing 3rd and 6 from the Oakland 45 with less than a minute left, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was sacked by Raiders linebacker Sio Moore. It was a pretty good play! But then… » 11/20/14 11:52pm Yesterday 11:52pm

Adrian Peterson Gives 90-Minute Interview, Doesn't Say Much

Adrian Peterson has finally broken a two month silence. After he was placed on the exempt/commissioner's permission list on September 17th, he's basically only communicated through bizzaro twitter postings and closed-door hearings. Tonight he spoke with USA Today's Pelissero tonight for a "more than 90-minute"… » 11/20/14 11:15pm Yesterday 11:15pm

Kevin Shattenkirk Blows A Pass, Knocks Over His Goalie, Gives Up Goal

Oof, this is a brutal three seconds for Kevin Shattenkirk. First, his attempt to breakout from behind the net by passing up the middle is foiled by Dale Weise, who picks the pass off. Then, in a rush to block Weise's shot, Shattenkirk knocks over his own goalie, turning what would've been a good goal-scoring… » 11/20/14 10:46pm Yesterday 10:46pm

The Buffalo Bills Will Host The Jets At "Home"...In Detroit On Monday

Where will the Jets-Bills game be played, and when, you ask? Finally we have a definitive answer: 7:00 p.m. ET Monday night, at Ford Field in Detroit. The NFL announced earlier today that Sunday's game would be moved from Buffalo, as Western New York will be busy digging itself out from under snow for the next week,… » 11/20/14 9:08pm Yesterday 9:08pm

Get 58% Off Limefuel's Giant 20,000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack

What's the most important thing about a backup battery pack? How much juice it holds, right? That's why we like the new Limefuel — it holds 20,000mAh, which should be enough to recharge your phone around ten times, or an iPad Air nearly twice over. Now, Deadspin readers can grab one for just $34.99 – that's 58% off. » 11/18/14 3:55pm Tuesday 3:55pm

Dollar Shave Club Delivers You a Great Shave for a Few Bucks a Month

Thanks to a bunch of industry jargon which is made to confuse you about useless technology, razors are way overpriced. And to even get a razor in your hand, you have to go to the drugstore and track down the employee who hates unlocking the special razor case for you, just as much as you hate asking. But with Dollar… » 11/19/14 10:09am Wednesday 10:09am