Cider Is Fucking Awesome. End of Story.

This has been a winter of cider-shame. Shame at glancing down at the recycling in my apartment only to note that its only contents are dozens and dozens of empty bottles of Angry Orchard cider. Shame at ordering cider at a bar in front of people ordering cocktails. Shame at being gingerly handed a tall blue can of… » 5/01/14 5:28pm 5/01/14 5:28pm

Everything You Need to Know About Douchebags You Can Learn From Booze

Comparing women to food and beverages is a tired trope of douchebaggery that's even older than the guys who think those jokes are funny. But that hasn't stopped "ladies be like food..." comparisons from being the scourge of everything from novelty Spencers Gifts bath mats to articles about... wine. » 10/02/13 1:24pm 10/02/13 1:24pm

I Got Drunk on All Kinds of Celebrity Liquor So You Don't Have To

I don't really like alcohol that much. I mean, I definitely drink it—I like a wine or a cocktail (and a cocktail and a cocktail) on a Friday afternoon—but I'm not one of those people who, say, sips a fine oaky bourbon and is all, "Oh, impudent...aspirational...cryptic...NEEDS MORE LOAM." I don't give a shit. Just… » 6/17/13 3:58pm 6/17/13 3:58pm

Last Night's Rain Delay Was Called One Out Before The Cardinals Had To…

When Shane Robinson grounded out to give the Cardinals a 3-1 lead, with two outs in the seventh, it was raining. Raining hard. Raining hard enough to call the game? Raining harder than in the previous at-bat? Raining not quite as hard as it would for the next batter, when crew chief Gary Darling called a halt to play? » 10/18/12 11:00am 10/18/12 11:00am

Jockey Chantal Sutherland Failed A Breathalyzer Test Before Her Race

Chantal Sutherland is not unattractive. But the Canadian rider, with more than 10 years of experience, has headed off any Danica-style criticism by actually being quite good at her job. Thankfully for her, that body of work will also prevent her from being known chiefly as the jockey who nearly rode drunk. » 10/10/12 9:50am 10/10/12 9:50am

"Some People Have To Be Protected Against Themselves": Hockey League…

Today's overwrought rec league email carries a tinge of desperation. Coming to us from an adult hockey league in the Chicago suburbs, it's a cry in the dark from an overworked, under-appreciated league director, who wonders why a bunch of grown men can't get together to play hockey without drinking to excess. Our poor… » 5/29/12 12:50pm 5/29/12 12:50pm

Tracy McGrady Does A Chinese Beer Commercial

So Tracy's on his way home with a sixpack of refreshing Sedrin beer, the official Chinese beer of the NBA, when he's set upon by some streetballers intent on stealing his refreshing Sedrin beer, so they take advantage of his well-known benevolence to catch him in a Wile E. Coyote trap, only it doesn't work and they… » 5/22/12 4:40pm 5/22/12 4:40pm

Claude Giroux Played Beer Pong With Casts On Both Wrists

Claude Giroux is still the postseason points and goals leader, despite being eliminated two weeks ago. Last week he had surgery on both wrists—bone spurs in one, torn cartilage in the other. That didn't stop him from tearing up Philly over the weekend, an odyssey nobly chronicled by Crossing Broad. Sunday night ended… » 5/22/12 11:50am 5/22/12 11:50am

Vontae Davis Was Benched Because He Showed Up To Practice Reeking Of…

Because EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING in sports right now, this one has kind of passed under the radar. It shouldn't. When an NFL team finally gets its first win, and does it without its starting cornerback because said cornerback had a really wicked hangover, it is time for celebration. Break out the champagne. » 11/07/11 4:05pm 11/07/11 4:05pm

Deadspin I-Team: Ron MacLean's Shirtless Beer Guitar

There's a photo of Hockey Night In Canada host Ron MacLean making the rounds on Twitter and HFBoards, and the hockey community is split on its legitimacy. (The awesomeness community is unanimous on its awesomeness.) Unusually for something like this, there's no backstory for the photo or even consensus on where it… » 9/26/11 2:40pm 9/26/11 2:40pm

Curt Leskanic Had A Ridiculously High Breathalyzer Score During His DUI

We thought we'd never again hear the name of Curt Leskanic, who had all the stuff of a journeyman pitcher despite spending seven years in Colorado. He racked up a DUI this weekend near his Orlando home, but even this might not have put him on our radar if not for the fact that he was almost more alcohol than man. » 9/14/11 2:05pm 9/14/11 2:05pm