NASCAR Fan Shaves American Flag Into Chest Hair

This guy was in Richmond last night, which apparently played host to not only the Ambrose-Mears fight, but the Civil War of shirts. Let's just all disregard the potentially racist/treasonous idiot in the Confederate flag shirt and feast our eyes upon the patriotic idiot with the hirsute Old Glory. Clearly, it was… » 4/27/14 10:11am 4/27/14 10:11am

Your Field Guide To WrestleMania XXX

WrestleMania is the kind of thing you can really only discuss in superlatives: it's the biggest, the loudest, the most-hyped, the most outrageous, the most ridiculous, and the most fun. Yes, pro wrestling is a totally unique performance art, one of the last direct links to an old, weird America, etc., but more… » 4/04/14 3:54pm 4/04/14 3:54pm

The Amazing True Story Of Victor, The Wrestling Bear

In the 2008 Will Ferrell movie Semi-Pro, which centers on a fictional ABA basketball team, there's a scene where Jackie Moon, played by Ferrell, wrestles with a grizzly bear at halftime of a game. It's an absurd, ridiculous, preposterous scene, and it was, believe it or not, based on a real promotion. On Apr. 2, 1975,… » 2/27/14 11:59am 2/27/14 11:59am

UNC And Michigan State Will Wear Ugly Camo Uniforms In Game On Aircraft…

Now is as good of a time as any to remind the world that in just a week and a half, two premier college basketball programs will be playing an actual game that will actually count on a giant aircraft carrier on the water in San Diego. And they'll be doing so, it turns out, in camouflage jerseys that say "U.S.A." on… » 11/01/11 6:00pm 11/01/11 6:00pm

Deadspin Classic: A Balls Deep Guide To The Fourth Of July

Happy Fourth of July. Since there's not gonna be any football for a long time, how about a Fourth of July Jamboroo from the Balls Deep vault? » 7/04/11 11:00am 7/04/11 11:00am

The Nathan's 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest Is America

Is there anything more distinctly American than celebrating our independence by holding a contest to see who could consume the most processed meat? Photographer Erin Siegal and I ventured out to Coney Island to take it all in. » 7/05/09 7:18pm 7/05/09 7:18pm