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Mad Max: The Kotaku Review

A little more than 10 years ago, not long after I quit my job to become a freelance writer, a colleague warned me that sometimes the work could be grueling and unrewarding. “I want to talk to you when you’re writing a story only for money,” he said. It took a decade, but I finally found that assignment: reviewing Mad… » 9/01/15 6:34pm 16 minutes ago

RGIII Almost Saved Washington, And Then He Didn't

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Curt Schilling Emails Blogger To Clarify His Thoughts On Nazis And Muslims

ESPN revoked Little League World Series broadcast privileges from baseball analyst/borderline Hall of Famer Curt Schilling after he shared some questionable stats about Nazis and Muslims to his Twitter followers. Schilling isn’t taking his break quietly, however. Today, he sent a long email to Dan Levy of Awful… » 9/01/15 5:45pm Today 5:45pm

Deadspin 25: Marcus Mariota's Gone, But Oregon Can Still Be Fun

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. 3 Oregon. » 9/01/15 5:27pm Today 5:27pm

Deadspin 25: This Could Be A Good Year For Everyone Who Hates Alabama 

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. 4 Alabama. » 9/01/15 3:58pm Today 3:58pm

Kool Keith's Relaxing Guide To Wine

Beloved as a hip-hop eccentric, Kool Keith is best known for traveling at the speed of thought with the Ultramagnetic MC’s and, as a solo artist, embracing a wide range of brilliant personas, from Dr. Octagon to Black Elvis to Clean Man. Another of those characters goes by the name of Fly Ricky the Wine Taster, who… » 9/01/15 2:25pm Today 2:25pm

Shut Up About Tom Brady's Legacy

Here’s a true sentence packed with enough ridiculousness to blast a person across the room like a cannon: a U.S. District Court ruling is anticipated today or tomorrow on whether one of the NFL’s all-time greatest players can be penalized for having general knowledge that some footballs were at some point fractionally… » 9/01/15 2:10pm Today 2:10pm

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Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 9/01/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

The Botched David de Gea Transfer Was A Glorious Clusterfuck

Transfer deadline day is always liable to turn up a couple shockers, either in completed deals from out of nowhere or transfers that appear imminent only to collapse right before the crossing of the final T. Real Madrid’s failed attempted to buy David de Gea from Manchester United is one of the latter, and what a… » 9/01/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Rob Manfred Kicks Shoeless Joe Jackson Back Into The Grave

The appointment of a new MLB commissioner is always a good time for certain special interest groups—spitball enthusiasts, Montreal baseball fans, Pete Rose truthers—to begin seeking favors. “Maybe,” they think, “the new commissioner will be more reasonable than the last!” This is presumably why the proprietors of the… » 9/01/15 11:18am Today 11:18am