This Awkward Report From The Urbana Sweetcorn Fest Is Full Of Lies

Maggie Hockenberry had the unenviable task of up-selling the Urbana Sweetcorn Fest in Urbana, Illinois and every step of the way the camera saw right through her. "Oh my gosh, Amanda. Downtown Urbana, corn is what everybody's craving. There's a line behind me of people just waiting to get their ears." She turned… » 8/23/14 12:13pm 24 minutes ago

Did Mesut Özil Actually Suck Last Year? Whose Fault Was That?

It was easy to blame Mesut Özil, because it's easy to blame any athlete for anything. But last year, it was particularly easy to blame Mesut Özil. He arrived under the halo of his record £42.5 million fee at Arsenal, implicitly anointing him Savior, a title that almost always preempts failure. » 8/23/14 11:13am Today 11:13am

Love-For-Wiggins Trade Official; T-Wolves Announces Haul In Ad

The Cavaliers and Timberwolves agreed in principle to this deal weeks ago, but it could not become official until today, when Andrew Wiggins became eligible to be traded. NBA rookies can't be traded for 30 days after they sign a contract. Now, officially, Minnesota sends Love to the Cavaliers in exchange for… » 8/23/14 11:13am Today 11:13am

Red Sox Fan Dives Across His Row For Foul Ball, Doesn't Get It

This Red Sox fan just straight-up dove across half the people in his row trying to get a foul ball like he was a member of the secret service trying to take a bullet for the President. He landed on his wife (presumably) and another woman and small child in the adjoining seats. Look how pissed she is! » 8/23/14 10:41am Today 10:41am

Twins Rip Tigers 20-6, Get A Couple Homers Off The Shortstop

Andrew Romine came in to pitch the eighth inning for the Tigers in what was then a 17-5 thumping by the Twins. Andrew Romine is the the Tigers shortstop, but he filled in admirably and was thanked by his manager for doing so. Eating up the inning and saving a starter or Joe Nathan from having to pitch in a garbage… » 8/23/14 9:54am Today 9:54am

Matt Simms Celebrates Touchdown Pass With Salsa Dancing

Fans who tuned into tonight's Big Apple Derby between the Giants and Jets might have expected to see some salsa dancing from G-Men receiver Victor Cruz. That didn't happen, but the Jets' scrub QB Matt Simms filled in the gap with some terrific white dude moves after a late-game touchdown heave to Greg Salas. » 8/22/14 11:53pm Yesterday 11:53pm

Cop Who Threatened Bengals Player With Taser During Traffic Stop Fired

Sam Montgomery, a defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals, was caught for speeding in South Carolina back in June. R.S. Salter, the state trooper who pulled over Montgomery, threatened to use a taser on the cooperative NFL player before arresting him. Being an unnecessary prick cost Salter his job today. » 8/22/14 5:42pm Yesterday 5:42pm

Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Pittsburgh Steelers

Some people are fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. » 8/22/14 5:10pm Yesterday 5:10pm

Javier Baez Mashed The Hell Out Of Another Tater

Cubs prospect Javier Baez has been in the majors for just over two weeks, but thanks to his ability to hit baseballs really damn hard and really damn far, he's already got quite a highlight reel to his name. During today's game against the Orioles, he hit a ball way out of the stadium. » 8/22/14 5:03pm Yesterday 5:03pm

How Philly's Little Leaguers Reclaimed "Taney" From America's Shame

You may never hear from Mo'ne Davis again. But even so, she and her teammates have already accomplished something amazing: They've taken back the name "Taney" from history's shit list. In a wonderful stroke of ironic resonance, the name that now evokes a mixed-race, inner-city little league team that made a lot of… » 8/22/14 4:45pm Yesterday 4:45pm

Good Night, Don Pardo, 1918-2014

Don Pardo was an announcer at NBC for 60 years. He started in television so long ago it was on the radio, in 1944. The heaviest moment of his career was in 1963, when he was "booth announcer" on a shift at WNBC-TV in New York. Pardo did an off-camera "rip-and-read," from a big marked-up paper printout of an Associated… » 8/22/14 4:09pm Yesterday 4:09pm

Can You Predict If Your Kid Will Throw Left-Handed?

With the Little League World Series winding down to the final few teams, there's a question that dances across the minds of many overzealous future dads: Is there anything you can do to increase the chances your kid will be left-handed, and therefore more likely to have a shot at Williamsport? » 8/22/14 3:51pm Yesterday 3:51pm

What Baseball's Most Famous Brawl Photo Didn't Show You

It's been 49 years since Giants ace Juan Marichal clocked Dodgers catcher John Roseboro with his bat. The moment was captured in Neil Leifer's iconic photograph, which in turn shaped the collective memory of the incident. Today, Marichal is remembered as the villain, Roseboro as the helpless innocent in the middle… » 8/22/14 3:37pm Yesterday 3:37pm