Back to School: Lunch Is a Problem That Comes Every Day

When you have children of your own, you realize for the first time what your own parents went through, things you couldn't possibly have understood when you were a child—and really are better off not having understood, because the knowledge would have been debilitating. There's the abyssal terror at having brought a… » 9/16/13 9:26pm 9/16/13 9:26pm

MLB Gameday: Braves-Nationals "Postponed: Tragedy"

In the wake of the mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. this morning, the Braves-Nationals game—to be played just blocks away—was canceled. It was a sensible decision that needed no explanation. Certainly not an odd one like "Postponed: Tragedy." » 9/16/13 8:00pm 9/16/13 8:00pm

Meet John Tomic, The World's Craziest Tennis Dad

John Tomic, father of Bernard Tomic, is a wacko. He fits nicely in tennis's fine tradition of belligerent, obsessive, control-freak helicopter parents. Sometimes he yells at his son. Sometimes he head-butts his son's hitting partner, knocking him unconscious. » 9/16/13 5:32pm 9/16/13 5:32pm

Bo Pelini On Nebraska Fans: "Fuck You, Fans. Fuck All Of You."

This is fun. Here we have an audiotape of Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini flipping his shit about both the media and the Cornhuskers' fans after a 2011 game. Why are we getting this now? Well, our tipster was particularly exercised by Nebraska's flameout against UCLA on Saturday, which has led to some awkwardness in… » 9/16/13 5:05pm 9/16/13 5:05pm

The Called Shot Heard Round The World

Excerpted from From Black Sox to Three-Peats: A Century of Chicago's Best Sports Writing (University of Chicago Press), edited by Ron Rapoport and featuring stories from the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Daily News, and the Chicago Defender, among other papers. It's an excellent collection, and… » 9/16/13 4:44pm 9/16/13 4:44pm

Dollar Shave Club Delivers You a Great Shave for a Few Bucks a Month

Thanks to a bunch of industry jargon which is made to confuse you about useless technology, razors are way overpriced. And to even get a razor in your hand, you have to go to the drugstore and track down the employee who hates unlocking the special razor case for you, just as much as you hate asking. But with Dollar… » 11/19/14 10:09am 11/19/14 10:09am

Get 20% Off BACtrack's Bluetooth Vio Breathalyzer (Deadspin Exclusive)

Breathalyzers... they're one of the few devices that's both lots of fun and totally practical. BACtrack makes some of the best. Now, Deadspin readers can get an exclusive discount on BACtrack's bluetooth enabled Vio (great for the holidays). Use the code "viospin" for an extra discount, taking the price down to $39.99. » 12/23/14 1:10pm Tuesday 1:10pm

Give Yourself the Gift You Wanted: Headphones, Watches, a Bed & More

Let's be honest, receiving gifts is always a crapshoot. And if you received something a bit lackluster this holiday season, like a calendar or cologne, now's your chance to get yourself something you really want and need. Choose from practical items like sheets and duffle bags that or have some more fun with… » 12/17/14 2:37pm 12/17/14 2:37pm