Carl Lewis Claims Gov. Chris Christie Tried To Bully Him

Former track star Carl Lewis, of all people, has a gripe with New Jersey governor Chris Christie. Lewis said Monday that back in 2011, when Lewis considered running for a state senator position, Christie attempted to persuade him otherwise. » 1/20/14 9:30pm 1/20/14 9:30pm

Welcome Back, "30 For 30": In Praise Of ESPN's Documentary Series

When Will Leitch started Deadspin, his guiding principal—beyond a belief that he could get the whole world to refer to the Arizona Cardinals as the Buzzsaw—was that sports, in the grand scheme of things, aren't that important. Yes, there's lots of money spent on them, and when your team wins the World Series it's the… » 9/27/12 6:40pm 9/27/12 6:40pm

I Witnessed Carl Lewis Murder The National Anthem

Maybe Steven Tyler's performance of the Star Spangled Banner before the AFC championship game was the worst rendition ever, maybe not. It's on the list, anyway. And the list jogged my memory: On Jan. 21, 1993, I was in Brendan Byrne Arena when Carl Lewis sang the National Anthem. » 1/28/12 11:45am 1/28/12 11:45am

The Worst National Anthems Ever

These are the five we included in our poll on Sunday. As of this writing, Roseanne Barr's version is the "worst anthem" clubhouse leader by a substantial margin (she has nearly 50 percent of the vote, with Carl Lewis checking in at 28). Facebook users can vote here. » 1/24/12 10:57am 1/24/12 10:57am

Mad Physicist Analyzes Effects of Usain Bolt's Olympic Showboating,…

Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world. He made the competition look silly during the 100-meter finals in Beijing and cruised so easily to victory that he was celebrating before the race was even over. Wondering how sick the speedy Jamaican's time could have been had he given it 100 percent throughout the entire… » 9/13/08 2:05pm 9/13/08 2:05pm

Watch Your Beer Around Carl Lewis

The first time we ever remember hearing about steroids, as far as we can recollect, was Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson, a guilty finding made all the more hilarious because he's Canadian. (Kind of.) Well, over the weekend, Johnson revealed that he has finally, 18 years later, figured out who famously doped his pre-race… » 12/04/06 3:15pm 12/04/06 3:15pm