NFL All-Non-Playoff Team: The Best Players Not In The Postseason

In the NFL, where many believe that winning supersedes stats, many outstanding players don't get the accolades or attention they deserve, just because the rest of their team was shit. We think that's dumb, so we've gathered up the best players out of the league who didn't make the playoffs this season. » 1/03/14 1:29pm 1/03/14 1:29pm

Now Accepting Nominations For The Deadspy Awards, Our Anti-ESPYs

If ESPN can spend the worst sports week of the year staging a monstrously wasteful and self-indulgent awards ceremony, we at Deadspin figured ... hey, why not us, too? Introducing the Deadspy Awards, our suitably half-assed anti-ESPYs. For every meaningless ESPY, there will be a corresponding anti-ESPY. A Golden… » 7/19/13 12:09pm 7/19/13 12:09pm

NHL Will Announce Most Awards Friday Evening, Does Not Understand How…

Because of the lockout, there will be no fancy NHL awards ceremony in Las Vegas this year. Instead they'll announce the winners in two live broadcasts, split over two nights. The first comes at 5 p.m. EDT this Friday, the precise time when every media-savvy company in the world is dumping bad news because no one is… » 6/10/13 11:48am 6/10/13 11:48am

Esquire Writer Is Sad He Won't Win A National Magazine Award, So We…

We at Deadspin can't bear the thought of hardworking, important, tell-it-like-it-is writers being denied the pleasure of winning major awards. That's why we were heartbroken to learn this week that Chris Jones, a former blogger and current writer for Esquire and ESPN and the winner of two (2) National Magazine… » 4/03/13 2:40pm 4/03/13 2:40pm

The Weirdest And Worst Ballots Of MLB Awards Voting

Just because voting is subjective does not mean voters can't be wrong. So, with the knowledge that no ballot will make everyone happy, and with sincere appreciation for the BBWAA making all ballots public, let's hand out some awards to the most mystifying, inexplicable, and just downright terrible MLB awards voters. » 11/16/12 2:35pm 11/16/12 2:35pm

Rawlings Sues Wilson Over Brandon Phillips's "Gold" Glove

The Gold Gloves are mostly pointless, and largely a corporate gimmick. (They're officially the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, and have been since 1957, when they were thought up by a Rawlings sales manager for some free advertising.) They have cachet, because they're voted on by managers and coaches, and there's no other… » 7/09/12 1:25pm 7/09/12 1:25pm

Charles Barkley, Emmy Award Winner

The Sports Emmys were last night in New York, and for a gathering of media people eager to congratulate themselves, nobody really seemed to care. (Just one person was livetweeting the results, the only realtime coverage of the event.) But one winner filtered out into the general consciousness: Charles Barkley won the… » 5/01/12 12:05pm 5/01/12 12:05pm

Here's The AOL Column That Got Bill Simmons Hired By ESPN, In Which He…

ESPN's initial courtship of Bill Simmons has the air of an urban legend. Simmons wrote a column excoriating the bloated and self-congratulatory ESPY Awards, and that column was rapidly forwarded around Bristol, putting the Boston Sports Guy on ESPN's radar. Much like Aeschylus's lost plays, the ESPY diary was known… » 1/30/12 3:00pm 1/30/12 3:00pm