Cleaner Air, Smart Thermostats, Smarter Cars, No More Cable Bills

Today in Deadspin Deals: save money on your electric bill and your allergist bill, and stop paying your cable bill altogether. We've also got a 25% off coupon for one item at Sports Authority that you can apply to that expensive and/or rarely discounted piece of fitness gear you've been eyeing. » 4/18/14 3:15pm A minute ago

"I Haven't Had Any Affairs Yet," Said The All-Star's Wife, "But ..."

When Pat Jordan went to do a story on Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey and his wife, Cyndy, for Inside Sports in 1980, he never expected trouble. After the story appeared, the Garveys sued Jordan and the magazine, and though the suit was eventually settled—and though the Garveys would soon be divorced—Jordan for a… » 4/18/14 2:55pm 21 minutes ago

Boston Without Barriers: The Marathon Then And Now

Part of the appeal of marathons is their inclusive nature, the way they're accessible to both runners and spectators. It's a sport of the people, the steaming rabble, those straining sinew flinging their sweat onto those shouldering closer to holler or hold out a crushed and sloshing cup of water. Salty skin touches… » 4/18/14 2:51pm 25 minutes ago

That World Cup Trophy You Bought In Chinatown Might Be Fake

Counterfeiting the World Cup trophy seems kind of pointless. A Cup-winning team receives only a single gold-plated replica. It's not as if anyone's going to believe that you, Joe Soccer Fan, have one of these lying around the house to impress company. Yet thousands of counterfeit trophies ready for export have been… » 4/18/14 2:39pm 37 minutes ago

The Greatest Season In NBA History*, Brought To You By DeAndre Liggins

The play above—what looks like an afterthought in LeBron James's 61-point outburst against the Bobcats—represents the sole meaningful play of #14 DeAndre Liggins's season. Spending most of the year in D-League, Liggins was signed by Miami late in February and released in mid-March, appearing in just one game. He… » 4/18/14 2:26pm 50 minutes ago

The Diamondbacks Will Wear Kansas City Throwback Uniforms

Look at that. That's a damn fine uniform. Unis from a century ago were usually pretty great—white or gray, high socks, uncluttered chest logo, and my favorite, logo-less caps. The Diamondbacks will suit up in these bad boys next Wednesday, and they're going to look great, but it's more than little weird that "throwbacks" … » 4/18/14 1:55pm Today 1:55pm

The NHL's New Playoff Format, As Explained By Highly Paid Consultants

The NHL rolled out a new playoff format this season, which some have found a bit confusing. To assist, an employee at Accenture—the world's largest consulting company—has passed along a presentation he made for his boss to explain the changes. This is a great pro bono service: Had you personally asked Accenture to… » 4/18/14 1:34pm Today 1:34pm

The NBA Playoffs' Most Memorable Moments, Animated

The NBA playoffs start tomorrow, and they are the absolute best time of year. To celebrate that, here are some of our favorite moments from the playoffs in rotoscoped animation. » 4/18/14 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

NBA Playoff Interactive Shows Who's Most Likely To Win Every Round

Our friend Ed Feng at The Power Rank, along with Andrew Phillips from Chartball, put together an interactive that shows win probabilities for the NBA playoffs, all the way through to the finals, weighted heavily by adjusted strength of schedule. » 4/18/14 11:45am Today 11:45am

Why I Fixed Fights

I fixed a lot of fights over the years. In two I didn't fix but should have, people paid heavily for my carelessness. Even though I set up Mitch "Blood" Green and Leon Spinks cushion-soft in their comeback fights, I managed to get one embarrassed and the other nearly killed. There had been opportunities for them, deals… » 4/16/14 11:00am Wednesday 11:00am