Russian Olympian Who Tweeted Racist Photo Of Obama Says She Was Hacked

Irina Rodnina, decorated figure skater and member of the Russia's State Duma (lower house), was one of two people chosen to light the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony. She immediately came under fire for a doctored photo she had tweeted in September. Now she's apologized, but not for what you think. » 2/11/14 9:00am 2/11/14 9:00am

Jonathan Papelbon Is Afraid Obama "Wants To Take Our Guns From Us"

The Boston Marathon bombings have had a particular resonance for Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, who spent seven seasons with the Red Sox and says he once lived above the spot where one of the bombs detonated. Papelbon is rightly concerned about security at open gatherings in the wake of the attacks, and his worries … » 4/17/13 3:01pm 4/17/13 3:01pm

Barack Obama: Still Bad At Basketball

As part of the White House's Easter festivities, the president joined a group of kids to shoot some hoops. How can we put this delicately—compared to those children, the president sucked ass. He went 0 for his first 18 shots, breaking Tim Hardaway's record for futility. He finished up 2-for-22. The North Koreans smell … » 4/01/13 3:47pm 4/01/13 3:47pm

When The Kings Visit The White House, Their Coach Will Yell At…

Does a championship team ever get much out of visiting the White House? A photo with the president? Some knickknacks, maybe? Usually it's not a whole lot. Unless you're Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter, and you own a 3,000-acre ranch in Alberta, and you seek Barack Obama's approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, a… » 3/26/13 12:06pm 3/26/13 12:06pm

Still Filling Out Your NCAA Tournament Bracket? Consult Our Handy…

Presenting your 2013 NCAA Tournament Metabracket. Click the annotations to see which teams Nate Silver, Joe Lunardi, Seth Davis, Barack Obama, Matt Norlander, Jay Bilas, and Luke Winn picked to advance through each round. (Click the "Next" button in the lower right corner to see the Sweet 16 and onward.) » 3/20/13 7:53pm 3/20/13 7:53pm

Inauguration Day In Post-Racial America: George Stephanopoulos Thinks…

Never mind that Morgan Freeman looks nothing like the 6-foot-10 NBA Hall of Famer: The Celtics cap with Russell's number on it apparently wasn't enough of a clue for Stephanopoulos, either. With a nudge from David Remnick, Stephanopoulos—a Massachusetts native—quickly corrected himself. But not before his error was so… » 1/21/13 11:55am 1/21/13 11:55am

We Are Impressed With These Expressions By McKayla Maroney And Barack…

There are some things I would be as an Olympic medalist, you tell yourself. You'd chaperone your medal to kids in hospitals, and perform random feats of strength and speed for strangers who recognized you, smiling for flip-phone camera shots in terrible lighting. You'd make sure to have a funny Lochte anecdote that… » 11/17/12 12:18pm 11/17/12 12:18pm

On Election Night, Athletes Cheered Barack Obama's Victory (And…

On a historic night that saw Barack Obama win re-election as 44th president of the United States, it wasn't just the electorate at large that was keeping an eye on the proceedings. Athletes, too, were watching the results roll in. Here's a mere sampling. (Also, it looks like road trips to Denver may become an… » 11/07/12 12:02am 11/07/12 12:02am

Who Are The Computers Voting For? We Ask Siri And Others For Advice

I'm about to go vote, and I haven't read up much on the issues. I don't know which candidate loves America more or who has the bigger penis. So I asked the only objective sources I could find: computers. In case you're still on the fence, I've copied their advice below. » 11/06/12 10:15am 11/06/12 10:15am

Show Us How You Think The Electoral Map Will Shake Out

This is your last chance to make a bold prediction about the presidential election. We'd like to help you in that endeavor, so head on over to, use their interactive electoral map to make your prediction, and then post a screenshot of your map below. If you nail your prediction, we might give you a… » 11/05/12 7:00pm 11/05/12 7:00pm

Deadspin On The 2012 Election: A Roundup Of Relevant Stories That Will …

Election Day is tomorrow. If you are one of those hopeless morons who think it's some sort of thought crime to mention politics in the same breath as sports, well, this is not the post for you. For the rest of you, here are some recent Deadspin stories relevant to the election.
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Oh Good, Chris Berman Will Interview Barack Obama And Mitt Romney The…

Americans, you've got an important decision to make on Election Day. So the last thing you probably want before you go to bed the night before is Chris Berman yelling and buffooning up your Monday Night Football. Well, good news! Berman will keep the clowning to a minimum and instead put on his serious journalist hat,… » 10/22/12 4:45pm 10/22/12 4:45pm

This Week's Signs Of The Apocalypse

For nearly two decades, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to cover the end of times but declines to cede the scoop on the biggest event in world history. » 10/20/12 3:00pm 10/20/12 3:00pm