Infiltrating The USA/Russia Basketball Game For Fun And Profit

The Olympics begin Friday, and they're in China, so, you know, it should be a rather fascinating world event, if you're into fascinating world events. And we are proud to welcome back our Deadspin Beijing Bureau, our own trio of correspondents living in China and reporting on everything they see, Olympics related and… » 8/05/08 4:00pm 8/05/08 4:00pm

America, The Freakishly Strong, Inhumanly Beautiful

The Olympics begin in four days. I'm still a little curious as to how the Olympics will actually be covered on Deadspin even though the rest of Gawker has its own dedicated Olympics page. » 8/04/08 6:45pm 8/04/08 6:45pm Because, let's face it: for whatever reason, they're just not all that interesting to sports fans. Sure, the basketball's great,…

Come For The Olympics, Stay For The Genital Cuisine


Since everything else seems to be censored, intrepid Aussie Garry Linnell decided to sit down and sample the ox, sheep, deer, and donkey dongs at the finest restaurants in Beijing. Because nothing unites the world like a nice cock sandwich. Evidently animal penises are quite the delicacy in Beijing. At least according … » 7/31/08 12:00pm 7/31/08 12:00pm

A Word On The Blacks And Mongolians Story...

The Olympics begin in August, and they're in China, so, you know, it should be a rather fascinating world event, if you're into fascinating world events. And we are proud to welcome back our Deadspin Beijing Bureau, our own trio of correspondents living in China and reporting on everything they see, Olympics related… » 7/23/08 4:30pm 7/23/08 4:30pm

Ya' Ever Play A Game Called "Texas Muffin Tumble" Lil' Lady?

Okay, so President G.W. Bush didn't exactly ask that question to softballer Jennie Finch, but the creepy sexual tension between these two just leaps off of this photo, does it not? But Bush wasn't in the White House Rose Garden just to give Finch the ol' shitkicker leer. He was there to formally send off the U.S.… » 7/21/08 6:00pm 7/21/08 6:00pm

Chinese Bar Owners Sign Pledge Not to Serve Blacks, Mongolians?

The report originated in Hong Kong's South China Morning Post and is, evidently, not a joke. I'm not an expert on the SCMP but it's evidently a reputable newspaper in Hong Kong. We've linked to the blog post discussing Miller's article because you have to subscribe to the newspaper to read some of their online… » 7/18/08 4:45pm 7/18/08 4:45pm

Dara Torres' Ex-Husband: Low On Sperm, High On Animosity

It appears the press might be getting a little sick of Dara Torres' old lady swim feats. At least that's the only reason it would seem the Palm Beach Post has decided to interview her embittered ex-husband. West Palm surgeon Itzhak Shasha and Torres were married for 16 months, but then divorced. Soon after, Torres… » 7/14/08 4:15pm 7/14/08 4:15pm

After The Quake: Penetrating Strangeness


The Olympics begin in August, and they're in China, so, you know, it should be a rather fascinating world event, if you're into fascinating world events. And we are proud to welcome back our Deadspin Beijing Bureau, our own trio of correspondents living in China and reporting on everything they see, Olympics related… » 6/18/08 2:20pm 6/18/08 2:20pm

Bang The Gong Slowly; Olympic Torch A No-Show In SF


San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom didn't exactly win friends and influence people on Wednesday when he decided to play an elaborate game of Hide the Salami with the Olympic Torch. The relay's only North American stop was scheduled to be a happy, glorious people's jog from AT&T Park, down the waterfront to Fisherman's… » 4/10/08 9:15am 4/10/08 9:15am

It's Olympic Torch Relay Eve!

I love a good protest as much as the next person, but it seems that the bar has been set impossibly high for my home team, San Francisco. The Olympic Torch Relay makes its only North American appearance here on Wednesday, and because this is San Francisco, the world is expecting a protest on a grand scale; something so … » 4/08/08 7:35pm 4/08/08 7:35pm

I'm Going To The Olympic Torch Relay ... What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently announced the route that the Olympic Torch will take through The City this coming Tuesday; a waterfront jaunt beginning at AT&T Park's McCovey Cove and ending at Justin Herman Plaza. Since I'm going to be in that neck of the woods anyway, I'm going to check it out. I see » 4/04/08 5:15pm 4/04/08 5:15pm