Report: 11 Of 12 Patriots-Supplied Footballs Were Underinflated

There has been two days worth of smoke surrounding Ballghazi, and now it looks like there might actually be a fire. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the NFL's investigation into whether the Patriots deflated footballs during Sunday's AFC Championship Game has found that 11 out of the 12 balls they supplied were… » 1/20/15 11:30pm 1/20/15 11:30pm

Tom Brady Calls Ball-Tampering Allegations "Ridiculous"

Tom Brady, fresh off absolutely destroying the Colts, flying to Indianapolis to beat up their children, then salting the Indiana earth so that nothing will ever grow again, addressed the NFL's pending investigation into whether the Patriots illegally deflated footballs, and just as quickly dismissed it. » 1/19/15 10:12am 1/19/15 10:12am

Patriots Under NFL Investigation For Deflating Footballs [Update]

WTHR's Bob Kravitz is reporting the NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots illegally deflated footballs during the team's AFC Championship game against the Colts Sunday night. » 1/19/15 1:54am 1/19/15 1:54am

Red Bull Racing Is The NASA Of Cheating

Mercedes-Benz is the official victor of the Formula One Constructor's championship, but for me, it doesn't matter who won officially. The way I see it, Red Bull Racing keeps winning everything. Because they keep cheating in the cleverest of ways, which is what F1 is all about. » 11/26/14 9:57pm 11/26/14 9:57pm

Spurs Use 6-On-5 Power Play Against Mavericks, Still Lose

The Dallas Mavericks held on at home to defeat the Spurs 113-111 and force yet another NBA playoffs Game Seven tonight, and they had to overcome some tough odds to do it. Specifically, 5:6 odds. » 5/02/14 11:35pm 5/02/14 11:35pm

The Long History Of Pitchers Getting Caught Red-Handed

Yesterday Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games for his use of pine tar during Wednesday's game against the Red Sox. The New York Times has put together a nice collection of photographs of pitchers getting caught in the act. Above, knuckleballer Joe Niekro was found with a nail file in his pocket… » 4/25/14 11:43am 4/25/14 11:43am

Pine Tar Should Be Fully Legal, And Baseball Is Still Fucking Insane

As you might know, Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda got booted from a game last night for rocking a swatch of pine tar on the back of his neck, in full view of everyone. The weird thing is that it wasn't the fact that Pineda used pine tar that got everyone pissy, but the fact that he did it so blatantly, at least… » 4/24/14 12:14pm 4/24/14 12:14pm

Mt. St. Mary's Wins NCAA Bid After Earlier Win With Six Men On The Court

Mount St. Mary's earned the NEC auto-bid last night by beating Robert Morris 88-71 last night in the conference championship game. The Mountaineers entered the tournament with a sub-.500 record, making their trip to the dance a bit of a shock. But here's the thing: they shouldn't have even been in the NEC title game. » 3/12/14 1:02pm 3/12/14 1:02pm

Cardinals Minor Leaguer Thinks Jon Lester Is A Cheater [Update]

The photo above was captured and shared on Twitter last night by Cardinals minor league pitcher Tyler Melling, who wondered if that greenish splotch on the inside of Jon Lester's glove is vaseline. » 10/24/13 9:41am 10/24/13 9:41am

It's Been 40 Years Since The Great Soap Box Derby Cheating Scandal

It's been called "Watergate on Wheels." It drew the attention of Walter Cronkite and the New York Times. It was a sports cheating scandal involving a child, and it's been an object of occasional fascination ever since, from newspaper articles to trivia questions to a television documentary. This summer, it turns 40. » 7/24/13 1:21pm 7/24/13 1:21pm

Alex Sanabia Spit On The Ball. That Doesn't Mean He Threw A Spitball.

Alex Sanabia spit on the baseball. Just hocked a stringy, viscous loogie all over it. You can't get more blatantly illegal than that. Still: this isn't cheating. » 5/21/13 10:19am 5/21/13 10:19am

The Outrage Over Students "Cheating" Is Mostly Harmful Nonsense

The Wall Street Journal asked a question with an obvious answer this week under the headline "How Could a Sweet Third-Grader Just Cheat on That School Exam?" A quick answer is, because human beings are a naturally social species that has survived and flourished for thousands of years by collaborating and discovering… » 5/18/13 5:16pm 5/18/13 5:16pm

Has Jay-Z Ever Cheated On Beyonce?

Time for your weekly LIVE edition of the Deadspin Funbag. To submit a question to the live Funbag, you gotta post down in the bowels of the discussion section below. As always, we begin with our question of the week. » 4/04/13 1:00pm 4/04/13 1:00pm

Oprah Winfrey Gets The Next Chance At Asking Lance Armstrong If He…

News surfaced last week that Lance Armstrong was sorta kinda getting itchy to come clean on certain PED-related matters, and now it seems that Oprah Winfrey will get the next crack at letting the ex-seven-time Tour de France winner admit, well, anything he might feel compelled to admit. And on the off-chance you don't… » 1/08/13 7:40pm 1/08/13 7:40pm

The Genius Romanian Carp Angling Team Beat England By Showing Up Five…

Sometimes sports can seem so formulaic. Show up, play by the rules, stay between the lines, get your check, go home. Where's the intrigue, the gamesmanship, the clinical insanity? International carp-fishing competitions, that's where. » 10/27/12 11:20am 10/27/12 11:20am

The Chargers' Equipment Manager Had A Showdown With A Referee Before…

We linked to it earlier, but now we have the details, courtesy of the full report on Fox Sports and from the AP: » 10/21/12 6:25pm 10/21/12 6:25pm

The Jets, To The Patriots: "Hang On A Minute"

The Patriots' hurry-up offense is quick—too quick, according to the Jets. They point to a crucial moment in the Patriots win over the Broncos two weeks ago in which the Patriots had sped up their offense so much between snaps that the Broncos didn't have time to make substitutions. That's not fair: if the offensive… » 10/21/12 2:15pm 10/21/12 2:15pm