How Heisman-Finalist Quarterbacks Have Changed Over The Years

It's the season for wildly premature Heisman speculation, and considering quarterbacks have won all but two Heismans since 2000 (Mark Ingram and Reggie Bush being the exceptions), a few quarterbacks and their gaudy stat lines will be in the running this year. But just how far have the goal posts moved on Heisman… » 8/29/14 1:11pm 3 minutes ago

Goose Island Honker's Ale: Not Bad, For Sellouts

Goose Island has been making outstanding beer for the good and other people of Chicago since 1988. The rest of us have been able to get our hands on it for a long time, too; it was also was one of the first American craft breweries to hit the big time. This is because it was a well-run small business with a superior… » 8/29/14 12:42pm 32 minutes ago

The Secret German Scheme To Invade America Before The First World War

Nearly two decades before the onset of World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm II set his imperialistic sights on the Americas. But to establish a presence there, Germany would have to put the U.S. in its place. To that end, it devised not one, but three plans to attack and invade America. Here's how history could have unfolded… » 8/29/14 12:35pm 40 minutes ago

Today's shot. You may as well go read the WSJ's fun little item on tennis players refusing to use sunscreen: "Cara Black, a doubles player from Zimbabwe, said she uses a zinc cream. Ukraine's Olga Savchuk said the one lotion that doesn't bother her is available only in Japan and South Korea, so Japanese pro Kimiko… » 8/29/14 10:55am Today 10:55am

Jenny Simpson Is Better Than Any Gold Medal Or World Record

On Thursday, Jenny Simpson won the 1500-meters in Zurich, and with it, the Diamond League overall title in the event. She became the best miler in the world in 2014, and in a sport that often mires itself chasing times or medals, Simpson's accomplishment had nothing to do with either and was more rewarding than both. » 8/29/14 10:35am Today 10:35am

Vanderbilt Overturned A Referee's Penalty By Making Him Read An Email

At the start of the second quarter of last night's Temple-Vanderbilt game, referee Ken Williamson popped over to the sideline to explain a penalty to the crowd: "Per NCAA rule, Vanderbilt is being charged with a team timeout each quarter, because of— [pause to make a face that lets everyone know he's just as baffled… » 8/29/14 10:08am Today 10:08am

Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Miami Dolphins

Some people are fans of the Miami Dolphins. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Miami Dolphins. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. » 8/29/14 10:06am Today 10:06am

Jesus Montero Heckled By Scout, Throws Ice Cream Sandwich At Him

Jesus Montero was a can't-miss catching prospect who appears to be missing, badly, and an incident last night during a minor league rehab appearance in which he tried to fight a scout who had been heckling him is probably not going to speed his trip back to the majors. It's a pretty incredible story, though. » 8/29/14 8:50am Today 8:50am