It Took Four Days For Alex Smith To Find Out He Had A Lacerated Spleen

Alex Smith isn't going to start for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday because he has a lacerated spleen. Smith suffered the injury during last Sunday's game against against the Steelers, but he didn't find out what had happened to him until yesterday. » 12/26/14 4:21pm 12/26/14 4:21pm

Somehow, Chiefs WRs Still Haven't Caught Any Touchdowns

It is one of the most bizarre streaks I can recall, and 60 minutes away from a piece of pointless, fascinating history, and if your team is already out of it, you could do worse this Sunday than tuning into Chargers-Chiefs to see if Kansas City can complete its entire season without having one of its wide receivers… » 12/26/14 11:34am 12/26/14 11:34am

The Chiefs Reportedly Gave Alex Smith A Buttload Of Money Up Front

Quarterback Alex Smith was set to be a free agent after this season, but the Chiefs locked him up today with a four-year extension that reportedly came with an enormous amount this year. » 8/31/14 8:29pm 8/31/14 8:29pm

How The Chiefs Stopped Sucking In One Offseason

Before Week 1, if you'd said that the Kansas City Chiefs would be undefeated halfway through the season, you'd have been chased up and down Blue Parkway by men with butterfly nets. Yet here we are, on the cusp of November, and the last undefeated team in the NFL plays at Arrowhead Stadium. How'd the Chiefs go from a… » 10/31/13 5:32pm 10/31/13 5:32pm

Eagles Fans Stick Around After Game To Taunt Player That Beat Them

So Alex Smith is on a pretty good roll, right? Certainly he's been playing well enough to capture a bit of national recognition for what he's doing. Alas, these are Eagles fans we're talking about. » 9/20/13 12:00am 9/20/13 12:00am

Alex Smith Trade Is "All But Done," But To Where?

It's hard not to feel bad for Alex Smith. After years of underachieving in a miserable 49ers offense, San Francisco turned things around. And it looked like Smith had figured things out too—he was on pace for one of the all-time most accurate passing years in NFL history when he was felled by a concussion halfway… » 2/25/13 8:40am 2/25/13 8:40am

Alex Smith Has A Good Shot At Setting An NFL Passing Record This Season

It's been more than a month since Colin Kaepernick became the man in San Francisco. The Niners were 6-2, and Alex Smith's numbers were sparkling—not just for his supposed game-manager image, but up there with anyone in the league. And then Smith took a couple of hard hits in the first half of a game against the Rams.… » 12/19/12 3:25pm 12/19/12 3:25pm

Brian Urlacher Agrees With America, Says Colin Kaepernick "Fucking…

The quarterback controversy is underway in San Francisco after quarterback Colin Kaepernick's superb performance last night against Chicago, one that brought praise even from Bears All-Pro linebacker Brian Urlacher. » 11/20/12 11:40am 11/20/12 11:40am

Alex Smith Was Nearly Perfect Last Night, So Jim Harbaugh Said Some…

You'll excuse us for not watching Niners-Cardinals last night. Our city was flooding. But we checked the various recaps today and saw this: » 10/30/12 11:32am 10/30/12 11:32am

Free Alex Smith's Hat!

Yesterday, Alex Smith revealed that the NFL has threatened him with $15,000 fines if he continues to wear his San Francisco Giants cap during press conferences. It's non-approved gear from a competing league, you see, and that's not cool. Postgame is prime time for marketing NFL products, and the league isn't about to… » 9/20/12 4:25pm 9/20/12 4:25pm

The NFL Will Fine Alex Smith For Wearing A San Francisco Giants Cap

Alex Smith grew up in La Mesa, outside San Diego, so it's not a surprise he used to wear a Padres cap at postgame press conferences. But Alex Smith used to be terrible, so something had to change. Last year, in the midst of a successful season, he switched to a Giants cap and used it as a good luck charm, donning it… » 9/19/12 5:30pm 9/19/12 5:30pm

Why Your Team Sucks 2012: San Francisco 49ers

Some people are fans of the San Francisco 49ers. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the San Francisco 49ers. This 2012 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read the other Why Your Team Sucks 2012 previews here. » 8/01/12 3:29pm 8/01/12 3:29pm

Alex Smith Used You For Your Beach, Miami

Smith re-signed with the 49ers after they lost out on Peyton Manning, and he couldn't be happier. "This was always the goal to me," Smith said on a conference call, "just to get back here." That's the sort of diplomatic thing you say when you sign anywhere, but was there really a need to kick sand in the face of the… » 3/23/12 11:00am 3/23/12 11:00am

The Dolphins Have Spent An Offseason Humiliating Themselves

Believe me when I tell you that I say this with zero malice: the Dolphins are a pathetic franchise at the moment. It's not so much that two weeks ago they were certain they were going to have Peyton Manning throwing to Brandon Marshall and Reggie Wayne, and now they may have to content themselves with Richard… » 3/19/12 11:10am 3/19/12 11:10am

Apparently, Alex Smith Should Have Chosen Not To Run For That Touchdown

In some divergent reality, that gangbusters Saints/49ers game didn't come down to the teams trading scores like heavyweight blows in the final few minutes. In this alternate universe, Alex Smith scampered free for 27 yards, with a clear path to the end zone, and took a knee. The 49ers would run out the clock before… » 1/16/12 1:15pm 1/16/12 1:15pm

Here's The Evidence That Alex Smith Really Did Throw A Playoff…

Jim Harbaugh played for the win, and the 49ers delivered it for him on this Alex Smith-Vernon Davis touchdown pass with ten seconds remaning in the game—just a minute and a half after blowing an earlier lead. [Fox] » 1/14/12 8:25pm 1/14/12 8:25pm

Eagles Lineman Jason Babin Does His Best Complainin' James Harrison…

"Babin, the NFL's sack leader, said he was fined $15,000 for a hit on 49ers quarterback Alex Smith during the Eagles' 24-23 loss Sunday. Babin is playing in the first year of a five-year, $28.325 million contract. 'It's ridiculous,' he said. 'They just arbitrarily go around fining guys for whatever they want. I'd… » 10/06/11 8:45pm 10/06/11 8:45pm

Finally, An Athlete Wears Protection In Self-Taken Bathroom Photo

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 12/08/10 10:00am 12/08/10 10:00am