How a Mysterious Body Part Called Fascia Is Challenging Medicine

Fascia is a web of fibrous tissue that permeates the body, but is it really the "Cinderella Tissue" that new age therapists, Rolfers, and yoga instructors suggest? The fascial system is still a medical mystery. But that could soon change, thanks to an unlikely alliance between researchers and alternative therapists. » 7/29/14 3:41pm 32 minutes ago

Report: NFL Drug Testing Is Screwed Up And Screwed Josh Gordon

Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk has some very interesting details about Josh Gordon's failed marijuana test that has him facing a full-season suspension. And if it's true, the NFL's drug testing procedure is more messed up than we could have imagined—and Josh Gordon doesn't deserve a suspension. » 7/29/14 2:59pm Today 2:59pm

What If Baseball's Unwritten Rules Applied To Real Life?

Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Drew Magary is on summer vacation with his family, because he's basically John Candy. My name is A.J. Daulerio, substitute funbaggot. Today we're offering pithy, sometimes thoughtful responses about life's rich… » 7/29/14 2:49pm Today 2:49pm

Oklahoma State Avoids APR Penalties Thanks To Player From The 1990s

One of the NCAA's favorite weapons in its PR battle to classify amateur athletes as "student-athletes" is Academic Progress Rate, a formula which provides academic benchmarks programs must achieve to avoid penalties. How meaningless is APR? Oklahoma State football only managed to clear the bar by including a student… » 7/29/14 2:07pm Today 2:07pm

Deals: Highly-Rated Bluetooth Speaker, Baton Lamps, Power Strip Savers

The Ultimate Ears MINI BOOM offers shockingly robust sound in a tiny, tastefully-designed package. This model took home the Wirecutter's pick for best portable speaker, and Amazon is currently selling it for the lowest price they've ever offered. [Ultimate Ears Mini Boom, $79] » 7/29/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

Remember The Titans Is A Lie, And This Man Still Wants You To Know It

Not long after the release of Remember the Titans, the uplifting 2000 blockbuster about the integration of the T.C. Williams High School football team, former coach Herman Boone ceased to be the Titan his players all remembered. Instead, in public appearances, he began to play the role of Herman Boone playing Denzel… » 7/29/14 1:34pm Today 1:34pm

Bartender Unwittingly Serves "Flaming Lithuanian"

Keep an eye on the balding fellow, leftmost among the guys in white shirts at the start of the video. Look at that poor bastard. Dude's tired and depressed from a long day of middle-managing a Lithuanian bioinformatics firm or whatever, just minding his own business, trying to have a drink and a good time, trying to… » 7/29/14 1:03pm Today 1:03pm

Clayton Kershaw Nails Jimmy Kimmel In The Face With A Baseball

Do you want to see Clayton Kershaw hit Jimmy Kimmel in his face with a baseball? You're in luck! It's not an actual baseball, and Kershaw isn't exactly laying it in there, because that would all be too gruesome for late night TV. But the sound, and the sight of Kimmel getting it right in the face, are still satisfying. » 7/29/14 12:25pm Today 12:25pm

Let's Crack Open the "TMZ Vault"

Buzzfeed's story about the history of TMZ quickly gets to the foundation of TMZ's power: It's often not what the gossip site does publish, but what it doesn't. Early on in the article, writer Anne Helen Petersen makes mention of the "TMZ Vault," the affectionate name for Harvey Levin's trove of scandalous,… » 7/29/14 10:22am Today 10:22am

NCAA Head Injury Lawsuit Settled With $70 Million Brain Evaluation Fund

The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit by agreeing to set up a $70 million fund to evaluate current and former NCAA athletes in a variety of contact sports for brain trauma. Unlike the NFL's maligned but needed settlement that's still evolving, this seems at first blush like an OK deal for NCAA athletes, since it… » 7/29/14 10:18am Today 10:18am