Learning The Secret Of Rugby, Nine Concussions Later

I once drank so much weight-gain powder that I couldn't go 40 minutes without peeing. I was an intern in San Francisco, trying to play rugby with the big boys, and working part time clearing tables. Whoever designed Mass XXX surely did not intend for it to provide 50 percent of my daily calories, usually alongside… » 2/10/12 10:00am 2/10/12 10:00am

Blood Writes: "I Have AIDS, Bitch!" Said The Man Spitting Blood Into…

My wife works in a hospital in what one would call an "under-served" community. She sees your typical gunshot wounds, stabbings, things shoved up anuses that should not be shoved up anuses. The community being what it is, impoverished, uneducated and drug addicted, many of these patients are also HIV positive. » 2/04/12 2:25pm 2/04/12 2:25pm

Blood Writes: The Horror Of Throwing A Pitch And Having Your Arm Snap…

Welcome to Blood Week. We put out the call last week for your tales of of blood, violence, gruesome injuries, near-death experiences, mayhem, and blood. Many of you came through with submissions, which we'll be posting throughout the week. If you have a story and/or photos to share, email tips@deadspin.com, with… » 2/03/12 5:30pm 2/03/12 5:30pm

"I'm Walking Around With A Bullet In My Head And A Scar On My Neck":…

On March 22, 1989, Buffalo Sabres goalie Clint Malarchuk had his neck slashed by an opponent's skate, slicing open his carotid artery and jugular vein, and bringing him within minutes of his own death. (You can watch the video here, at your own risk.) In 2008, Malarchuk, who has a long history of depression, shot… » 2/03/12 11:37am 2/03/12 11:37am

Blood Writes: When Playing Street Football, Watch Out For Windows

Welcome to Blood Week. We put out the call last week for your tales of of blood, violence, gruesome injuries, near-death experiences, mayhem, and blood. Many of you came through with submissions, which we'll be posting throughout the week. If you have a story and/or photos to share, email tips@deadspin.com, with Blood… » 2/02/12 4:55pm 2/02/12 4:55pm

"Cut Back To A Wide Shot. Open The Skull": The Faces Of Death Guy Looks…

John Alan Schwartz was on a California beach, trying to capture something life-affirming on camera. Or something that at least would contrast with death.

He had a woman and a baby in a hot tub. This was going to be the final scene of his 1978 movie Faces of Death—a low-budget stunt project that would end up shifting… » 2/02/12 4:25pm 2/02/12 4:25pm

Blood Writes: Not All Military Injuries Are Combat-Related, And Some…

Welcome to Blood Week. We put out the call last week for your tales of of blood, violence, gruesome injuries, near-death experiences, mayhem, and blood. Many of you came through with submissions, which we'll be posting throughout the week. If you have a story and/or photos to share, email tips@deadspin.com, with… » 2/02/12 3:35pm 2/02/12 3:35pm

Body Parts Do Not Bend That Way: Gruesome Sports Injuries As Seen On TV

To celebrate Blood Week, here's the nastiest injury screencaps from the past three years, as archived by 30fps. Herein lies brutal ACL tears, broken ankles, snapped tibias, and—of course—plenty of blood. Consider yourself warned! (Most screencaps can be clicked to expand for closer inspection.) » 2/02/12 12:00pm 2/02/12 12:00pm

Blood Writes: "There's Blood Coming Out Of My Dick"

Welcome to Blood Week. We put out the call last week for your tales of of blood, violence, gruesome injuries, near-death experiences, mayhem, and blood. Many of you came through with submissions, which we'll be posting throughout the week. If you have a story and/or photos to share, email tips@deadspin.com, with Blood… » 2/01/12 5:55pm 2/01/12 5:55pm

Blood Writes: Never Use A Chainsaw In The Dark With One Hand

Welcome to Blood Week. We put out the call last week for your tales of of blood, violence, gruesome injuries, near-death experiences, mayhem, and blood. Many of you came through with submissions, which we'll be posting throughout the week. If you have a story and/or photos to share, email tips@deadspin.com, with Blood… » 2/01/12 5:15pm 2/01/12 5:15pm

Blood Writes: What It's Like To Be Thrown From A Moving Truck And…

Welcome to Blood Week. We put out the call last week for your tales of of blood, violence, gruesome injuries, near-death experiences, mayhem, and blood. Many of you came through with submissions, which we'll be posting throughout the week. If you have a story and/or photos to share, email tips@deadspin.com, with… » 2/01/12 3:25pm 2/01/12 3:25pm