New Head Of NBA Players Union​ A Wartime Consigliere

The NBA players just elected Michele Roberts to be the new head of their union. As such, Roberts becomes the first woman to head a major sports union. Blah blah, progress, shattered ceilings, yay. » 7/29/14 6:28pm 16 minutes ago

Urban Meyer Is Still Insane For Tim Tebow And Won't Shut Up

Urban Meyer is delusional. The synapses in his brain are slowly failing to fire in the proper manner. Or maybe the aliens finally came for him. Those are the only explanations we can possibly give for why Meyer appears to be the last person on Earth who still thinks Tebow can make it in the NFL. Even worse, he doesn't… » 7/29/14 6:02pm 43 minutes ago

How Vincenzo Nibali Attacked A Quaint And Sinister Tour De France

In a Tour De France marred by crashes, hostile weather, and high-profile abandonments, Vincenzo Nibali never fell off his bike. Most riders tend to hit the deck at least once, given the distance and variability involved. The Tour spanned 3,653 kilometers across four countries and dozens of different riding surfaces… » 7/29/14 5:23pm Today 5:23pm

Scott Steiner Blasts The Current State Of Pro Wrestling

Grotesquely inflated WCW and WWE veteran Scott Steiner was one of the most mush-mouthed rambling interviews this side of the Ultimate Warrior, so it's something of a surprise to see his quotes in the Miami Herald on what he believes is the sorry state of pro wrestling. Whether he's right or not, he's not stupid about… » 7/29/14 4:21pm Today 4:21pm

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 Today 3:41pm

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