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Well, Donald Trump went to Mexico. And while it wasn’t the comedy of errors we were hoping for, the trip was not without its high points. Specifically, the fact that Donald Trump sounded exactly like a man who’d been popping Quaaludes since dawn.
Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 12 Tulsa.
Millions of Americans are gearing up for their fantasy football drafts. And thanks to the scores of lobbyists and lawyers employed by the daily fantasy sports industry, DraftKings and FanDuel are back in business in New York and many other states, just in time for the start of the NFL season. For the price of an…
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ESPN’s Chris Mortensen was diagnosed with Stage IV throat cancer last January, and stepped away from his duties covering the NFL while undergoing chemotherapy. In a statement released today, Mortensen says his treatment has been successful, and that he hopes to return to work on a limited basis this year.
Did you hear? Donald J. Trump is in Mexico for a last minute, pre-immigration speech visit right now. It’s an objectively terrible idea for everyone involved—we can’t wait!
Che Guevara looks good in a beret, and Eldridge Cleaver had his moments, but today let us all take a moment to honor Real Motherfucking Hero of the People: John motherfucking Bogle, who has kept hundreds of billions of dollars out of the pockets of Wall Street greedheads.
Horses are the one inescapable fact of Lexington, Kentucky—home to BreyerFest, the model horse Comic-Con, an annual convention for one of the last hobbies nearly untouched by culture at large.
The divide within the NFL has already been established when it comes to Colin Kaepernick and his decision to sit during the national anthem. The 49ers quarterback is garnering more support from his fellow players than he is from the league’s executives, some of whom anonymously tore him apart when they spoke to …
A decent way to get top-flight basketball recruits to attend your school is to convince those recruits that the opportunity to play ball for a storied program on a national stage will set them up to earn millions of dollars in the NBA. This tactic makes sense for schools like Duke, Kentucky, and Kansas. It makes much…
Former Jaguars running back Fred Taylor retired from the NFL in 2010, bringing an end to an impressive 13-year career that was nevertheless marred by injuries. Today, Taylor is claiming that he unknowingly played hurt throughout his career due to the negligence of his team’s doctors:
Tim Tebow threw and hit some baseballs in front of 40 MLB scouts yesterday, and didn’t seem to impress too many of them. One scout described him as an “actor trying to portray a baseball player,” and another proclaimed that the former quarterback “has a long way to go.” Most everyone there seemed to agree that Tebow…
Some Florida State football players visited Montford Middle School in Tallahassee yesterday, but Leah Paske didn’t realize it until later, when a friend sent her this photo of WR Travis Rudolph eating lunch with her son Bo, who has autism.
It has been a banner week for the takes. It’s certainly aided by the fact that there are no real sports and the one legitimate controversy is sucking up all the oxygen, feeding a maelstrom swirling about the peak of Mt. Take, but it’s been extraordinary to see so many people reveal themselves as unsophisticated…
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