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 39 minutes ago

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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 3:37pm

More Gimmicks The Simpsons Should Consider

The longest marathon in TV history is just one of several stunts The Simpsons has launched following April's revelation of record-low ratings. For starters, there was the recent Lego episode; next season, we'll get a Family Guy crossover and an episode where a character will be killed off. But why stop there? » 8/22/14 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Report: Jets Sad That Backup Michael Vick's Cool With Being Backup

Today's Michael Vick is obviously not 2006 Michael Vick, but the Jets picked him up in an attempt to push second-year quarterback Geno Smith to suck less. Then, they told Vick they were going with Smith, barring a disaster. Believe it or not, the 34-year-old Vick accepted that he'd be a backup, and Jets coaches are… » 8/22/14 2:50pm Today 2:50pm

Film Noir For Dummies—Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Reviewed

1. The original Sin City movie felt so inventive and revolutionary in 2005 that it's not really fair to make fun of it for how poorly it holds up now ... but you can't help it. For all the loveliness of Frank Miller's compositions—and considering how lousy his co-director Robert Rodriguez's movies usually look, it's… » 8/22/14 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

How To Fix The Police: A Former Chief Is Here To Take Your Questions

Norm Stamper is a retired Seattle police chief, columnist, advisory board member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and the author of Breaking Rank: A Top Cop's Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing. He is in the comments below and ready to take your questions about Ferguson, militarization of police… » 8/22/14 2:01pm Today 2:01pm

This Is Painful: Floyd Mayweather Struggles To Read A Brief Radio Drop

So it looks like 50 Cent may have had good reason to challenge Floyd Mayweather to read a single page from one of the Harry Potter books. Above is a clip from this morning's edition of The Breakfast Club on Power 105, in which co-host Charlamagne Tha God plays an unedited version of a drop Mayweather recorded for the… » 8/22/14 1:55pm Today 1:55pm

Make Your Own Soda, Cheap K-Cups, 60" Plasma, Tiny Drones [Deals]

It doesn't have the cachet of SodaStream, but the Mastrad Purefizz actually took home The Sweethome's recommendation for best home soda maker, and you can get one for just $45 shipped today. [Mastrad Purefizz Soda Maker, $45] » 8/22/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Seattle Seahawks

Some people are fans of the Seattle Seahawks. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Seattle Seahawks. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. » 8/22/14 1:44pm Today 1:44pm