Deadspin 2013: Our 101 Most Popular Posts

Time to pull back the curtain a bit and reveal our 101 most popular posts of the year. We have our own ideas about which posts best represent what the site is all about, but this list is all about what you, the readers, flocked to.


Deadspin 2013: Our 101 Most Popular Posts

Manti Te'o's Dead Girlfriend, The Most Heartbreaking And Inspirational Story Of The College Football Season, Is A Hoax

Notre Dame's Manti Te'o, the stories said, played this season under a terrible burden. A Mormon linebacker who led his Catholic school's football program back to glory, Te'o was whipsawed between personal tragedies along the way. In the span of six hours in September, as Sports Illustrated told it, Te'o learned first of the death of his grandmother, Annette Santiago, and then of the death of his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua. Read...


Deadspin 2013: Our 101 Most Popular Posts

My Kid's Insane Christmas Wish List, Annotated

When I was a kid, I would dream up completely insane presents to put on my Christmas wish list—shit that no parent could ever possibly afford and no child could ever possibly deserve. And every year, my parents would tell me before Christmas that I would NOT be getting the little race car I saw on the Obstacle Course round of Double Dare. They would sit me down and explain that Santa wasn't a Formula One mechanic and that I shouldn't be a fucking idiot. Read...


What Might Happen If A Football Coach Coached Soccer

This skit features Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to manage Tottenham Hotspur in England. Look at all the differences! It's a dumb premise, but the jokes are legitimately funny. Who knew so many football clubs were just like the Dallas Cowboys? Read...


Deadspin 2013: Our 101 Most Popular Posts

Miss Utah USA Gives Worst Pageant Answer Since Miss South Carolina

Question: "A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children, women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this say about society?" Read...


Pranked TV Station Reports "Ho Lee Fuk," "Wi Tu Lo" As SF Crash Pilots

Bay Area Fox affiliate KTVU purportedly learned the names of the flight crew of Asiana flight 214, which crashed last Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, killing two. These—"Sum Ting Wong," "Wi Tu Lo," "Ho Lee Fuk," and "Bang Ding Ow"—are not their names. The newscaster's credulous reading puts it over the top. Read...


Film-Themed Ohio State Band Performance Features T-Rex Eating Someone

The Ohio State band performed an impressive Michael Jackson tribute last week. Yesterday, the band played a medley of movie theme songs, which doesn't sound that impressive until you watch Harry Potter riding on a broomstick or a T-Rex walking across the field and remember, "Oh yeah, those are people." Read...


Deadspin 2013: Our 101 Most Popular Posts

Infographic: Is Your State's Highest-Paid Employee A Coach? (Probably)

You may have heard that the highest-paid employee in each state is usually the football coach at the largest state school. This is actually a gross mischaracterization: Sometimes it is the basketball coach. Read...


Eagles WR Riley Cooper At Concert: "I Will Fight Every Nigger Here"

Crossing Broad brings us video of Riley Cooper, the guy who is supposed to replace the injured Jeremy Maclin as the Eagles' No. 2 wide receiver, being a racist hillbilly at a Kenny Chesney concert. Read...


Deadspin 2013: Our 101 Most Popular Posts

36 Cheap American Beers, Ranked

I realize you're going to spend Independence Day happily drinking whatever cold adult beverage you're served, because you're polite and you're an alcoholic. And I trust you'll have a fine old time no matter what you drink. But that doesn't mean America's shitbrews are all the same. The list below breaks down 36 of them, from worst to least-worst. Read...


Deadspin 2013: Our 101 Most Popular Posts

Alleged Female Idiot On The Field Blows .341 BAC, Has Amazing Twitter

An Idiot on the Field might have made history for being the drunkest Idiot ever recorded as she allegedly tried to jump onto the field during Saturday's Northern Illinois-Iowa game in Iowa City. Read...


Deadspin 2013: Our 101 Most Popular Posts

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 someawkwardness in Huskerdom. In the 2011 audio, Pelini says the word "fuck" a lot. He seems to have no idea he was being recorded. Read...


Deadspin 2013: Our 101 Most Popular Posts

Brazilian Soccer Fans Decapitate Ref After He Stabs, Kills Player

Last Sunday, an amateur soccer match in Brazil came to an unbelievably gruesome end when a referee was murdered by outraged fans. His head was then cut off and placed on a spike. The beheading was retaliation; the ref initially stabbed a player to death. Read...


Deadspin 2013: Our 101 Most Popular Posts

The Great American Menu: Foods Of The States, Ranked And Mapped

What are the United States' best regional foodstuffs? Its worst? These are the questions that bedevil the mind of man—but no longer! For here, we have ranked them. Rigorously scientific (not), ardently researched (nope), and scrupulously fair (not even a little bit): this is the Great American Menu! Read...


Male Jets Fan Decks Female Fan In MetLife Stadium Fight

As MetLife Stadium let out after the Jets' OT win over the Patriots, a fan brawl eventually resulted in one man punching a woman in the head. What do you expect from a jamoke in a Wayne Chrebet jersey and green camouflage pants? Read...


Deadspin 2013: Our 101 Most Popular Posts

The 2013 Hater's Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog

I have a house and, like most houses, it's an unfinished work. There are cracks in the paint. There are piles of old clothes and shoes exploding out of the laundry room, which doubles as a storage room because we don't have a storage room. The walls in our bedroom are bare because we haven't had time to hang pictures on them since we moved in 10 years ago. We need a pantry, but don't have one. We just cram cans of food and boxes of pasta into the front hall closet with the coats and shoes because there's nowhere else to put them. We do not have a larder. I don't know what a larder is but it sounds fucking great. It sounds like you keep LARD in it, and that suits me nicely. But for now, this loving house will do, in all its imperfections. I suspect most houses are like this. There's always some goddamn project that needs to get done and never does. Read...


CBS Broadcast Shows Fan Falling From Upper Deck At Ralph Wilson Stadium

Two people were hurt when a man fell from the third deck of Ralph Wilson Stadium during today's Jets-Bills game, and CBS's camera caught the incident while most viewers were away at commercial. Read...


Deadspin 2013: Our 101 Most Popular Posts

Jameis Winston Isn't The Only Problem Here: An FSU Teacher's Lament

We love the game. We love the players, too, even when they scare us. Read...


Deadspin 2013: Our 101 Most Popular Posts

Footrace Between Drunk Bears Fans Ends Exactly As It Should

Kids, don't drink and run. Read...


Deadspin 2013: Our 101 Most Popular Posts

The Long Con: How The Manziels Conquered America

When news broke eight days ago that reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel faces an NCAA investigation into whether he sold autographs, the college football world reacted with either confusion or outright skepticism. After all, the press had created an image of the Manziel family that suggested something out of TV's Dallas.Wright Thompson's recent ESPN The Magazine feature alluded to the "Texas oil fortune" that "still funds the family." As Manziel's father, Paul, told Thompson, "It's not Garth Brooks money, but it's a lot of money." If Johnny Football's so rich, the thinking went, why would he stoop to selling autographs for pocket change? Read...


Deadspin 2013: Our 101 Most Popular Posts

Watch Ron Burgundy Anchor An Actual Newscast In North Dakota

There's a new Anchorman movie coming out, which means Will Ferrell is making the rounds in character—ranging from Dodge ads to Canadian curling coverage. Tonight, he dropped by the studios of KXMB in Bismarck, North Dakota to co-anchor the CBS affiliate's broadcast following the Alabama-Auburn game. Here are some of the highlights. Read...

Deadspin 2013: Our 101 Most Popular Posts

Is Richie Incognito's Dad Blasting Jonathan Martin On Message Boards?

Richie Incognito finds himself at the center of the Dolphins' and the NFL's investigation of the bullying complaints of Jonathan Martin, who left the team last week. Incognito has been suspended indefinitely, and the latest report is that Incognito left Martin texts and voicemails "that are both threatening and racially charged in nature." Read...


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