Syracuse's Academic Fraud Skipped The Middleman

The NCAA came down fairly hard on Syracuse for what it claims were years of violations, including the use of ineligible players, boosters handing out cash, and allegations that athletes had their schoolwork completed for them. It's that last one that provides for some of the most fascinating reading in the NCAA report. » 3/06/15 2:05pm Today 2:05pm

Luis Suárez Is Back And He's Coming To Devour The World

It feels a little weird saying this about a known shithead, but we can't help but appreciate how Luis Suárez's hard work on the pitch is finally resulting in the goals his play has deserved. But even in the face of criticism earlier in the season, as Suárez struggled to mesh perfectly with his new Barcelona teammates,… » 3/06/15 1:37pm Today 1:37pm

Five Boozy Hot-Drink Recipes To Enjoy During This Neverending Winter

It's snowing again. That's true of the place where I live, and probably of the place where you live, because apparently, Mother Nature and Father Time have colluded to ensure that this winter will never end, ever. As if all this snow weren't enough, we'll spend the next seven or so years hearing about how the… » 3/06/15 1:17pm Today 1:17pm

NCAA Suspends Jim Boeheim Nine Games, Revokes Scholarships

The NCAA has handed down its punishment against Syracuse University for a series of self-reported violations that took place over the last decade. In the NCAA's terms, the school is being punished for failing to "control and monitor" its athletics programs, and men's head basketball coach Jim Boeheim specifically is… » 3/06/15 12:49pm Today 12:49pm

Looking For A New NFL Players Association Leader? Send In The Clowns

Vince Wilfork is currently unemployed. Bobby Bonilla will be receiving paychecks from the New York Mets until he is 217 years old. The reason for this is that Vince Wilfork couldn't hit a fucking curveball. Or, less obliquely, the reason for this is that the NFL Players Association has done a terrible job of… » 3/06/15 11:48am Today 11:48am

Let's All Be More Like This Large Fellow Who Slapped Joakim Noah's Ass

You might be tempted to call E'Twaun Moore's game-winning three the highlight of last night's contest between the Thunder and Bulls, but I submit that the night's truly transcendent moment occurred on the ensuing possession, when a portly Bulls fan lost all notion of etiquette and got himself a big ol' handful of… » 3/06/15 11:18am Today 11:18am

Has Kirk Gibson Been Lying Brian Williams Style? UPDATE: Probably Not

Back in ESPN's heyday for quality, the late 90s/early 00's, the network produced a show called Classic Battle Lines where great games were broken down SportsCentury style. One of my favorite episodes of this absolutely wonderful show highlights the first game of the 1988 World Series. The Kirk Gibson Game. » 3/06/15 10:54am Today 10:54am

Vin Diesel's Gloriously Absurd XXX Is Mountain Dew For The Soul

XXX, the fantastically stupid Vin Diesel vehicle from 2002, starts with a shaky premise: James Bond is done. The world has changed, and he can't survive. You can understand how someone might've arrived at that conclusion. The Pierce Brosnan era was nearing its bloated end, and Die Another Day, with its dumb invisible… » 3/06/15 9:54am Today 9:54am

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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. » 3/05/15 3:06pm Yesterday 3:06pm