Quincy Acy Tries To Swing On John Wall, Small Brawl Ensues

The Knicks are getting outclassed by the Wizards today, and New York's frustration boiled over in the fourth quarter. With John Wall driving to the hoop, Quincy Acy — perhaps trying to stop another 360-degree layup — hits Wall with a forearm shiver at the right elbow. Wall was having none of that shit, though, and… » 12/25/14 2:23pm Today 2:23pm

A Nation Of Echo Chambers: How The Internet Closed Off The World 

Will Leitch, senior writer at Sports On Earth, culture writer for Bloomberg Politics, contributing editor at New York magazine and founder of Deadspin, is doing his yearly fill-in for Drew Magary on today's Thursday Afternoon NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo. (Here is 2011's version, and here's 2012's and here's 2013's.) Leitch… » 12/25/14 2:05pm Today 2:05pm

The Real Story Behind the 1914 Christmas Truce in World War I

It was 100 years ago this very night that something miraculous happened along the Western Front. After months of bitter fighting, soldiers on both sides gathered in no-man's-land in a spontaneous show of peace and goodwill. Here's what happened on that historic day — and why it marked the end of an era. » 12/25/14 12:03pm Today 12:03pm

Spend Your Holiday Season In Prison

If Deadspin gave out Rookie of the Year awards, 2014 might belong to Daniel Genis, who finished a 10-year prison bid in February and has already written several books' worth of raw, incredible, visceral, and profoundly human dispatches about his time inside. There's no better day to revisit the stuff he did for us… » 12/25/14 11:20am Today 11:20am

What Did We Get Stuck In Our Rectums Last Year?

It is time for a Deadspin holiday tradition like no other: our annual trawl of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's database of emergency room visits to discover the strangest, unlikeliest, and most awkwardly shaped objects America inappropriately shoved into its various holes. God bless us, everyone. » 12/25/14 10:19am Today 10:19am

75-Yard Miracle Play Ruined By Failed Two-Point Conversion

This is perhaps the greatest college football play any of us have ever seen, and it was all for naught as Central Michigan went for two, and a 36-point comeback, and failed. CMU was down 49-14 at one point, and this play left the final 49-48—again, because they went for the win and didn't get it. » 12/24/14 3:47pm Yesterday 3:47pm

Jason Whitlock Blows A Dog Whistle To America's Most Dangerous Racists

Jason Whitlock is many things, all of which have been commented on extensively on this site. But I'm not here to revisit old grievances. I don't even really have much of a grievance. I follow Whitlock on Twitter. He's entertaining, if not consistently insightful, and innocuous enough for the most part. I say "for the… » 12/24/14 2:20pm Yesterday 2:20pm

What We Know About The Confusing Saga Of Brennan Clay And "Spray Tan"

The love triangle—or possible misunderstanding—involving NFL free-agent running back Brennan Clay, his wife Gina D'Agostini, and Cowboys halfback DeMarco "Spray Tan" Murray has played out slowly since the end of November, offering enough twists and turns to confuse even those who know the involved parties personally.… » 12/24/14 12:35pm Yesterday 12:35pm

P.K. Subban Goes Undercover As Karl The Security Guard To Surprise Kids

Take five minutes to watch this video of a disguised P.K. Subban surprising some local kids with Habs gear, a day on the ice at the Canadiens' practice rink, and, eventually, himself. If you must, skip to 3:20 for the big reveal—and his refusal to go easy on the young skaters. » 12/24/14 12:03pm Yesterday 12:03pm

Get 20% Off BACtrack's Bluetooth Vio Breathalyzer (Deadspin Exclusive)

Breathalyzers... they're one of the few devices that's both lots of fun and totally practical. BACtrack makes some of the best. Now, Deadspin readers can get an exclusive discount on BACtrack's bluetooth enabled Vio (great for the holidays). Use the code "viospin" for an extra discount, taking the price down to $39.99. » 12/23/14 1:10pm Tuesday 1:10pm

Get 45% Off The 10ft Apple-Certified MFi Lightning Cable 

We've organized a special discount for Deadspin readers on this epic lightning cable. How can a lightning/usb cable be epic? When it's 10 feet long, that's how. Now, you can easily charge your iPhone from across the room. Deadspin readers can get one with free shipping for 45% off. » 12/22/14 1:39pm Monday 1:39pm

What Did We Get Stuck In Our Rectums Last Year?

It is time for a Deadspin holiday tradition like no other: our annual trawl of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's database of emergency room visits to discover the strangest, unlikeliest, and most awkwardly shaped objects America inappropriately shoved into its various holes. God bless us, everyone. » 12/25/14 10:17am Today 10:17am