No, The NFL Did Not Quickly Change The Rulebook To Screw The Patriots

America, say hello to Rule 9.1.3(b)(2). One of the NFL's newest rules, enacted this offseason in the name of player safety, controversially won the game for the Jets by giving them a second chance after a missed field goal. It was called correctly, but a misinterpretation of the rule by Bill Belichick, and a… » 10/21/13 8:51am 10/21/13 8:51am

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 Awards,… » 4/03/13 2:40pm 4/03/13 2:40pm

A.J. Daulerio Is The Devil, And The Devil Is A Persuader

We're roasting our former editor A.J. Daulerio, who has moved across the room to edit Gawker, a paperless Hamptons travel magazine. If you have an A.J. story to share, or if you would like to participate in some other way, please email craggs@deadspin.com. Lightly sourced slander is welcome. Our guest now is Chris… » 1/06/12 2:55pm 1/06/12 2:55pm

Elaine's Was A Dump, Or The Grantland Fallacy

ESPN's Professional Southerner Wright Thompson used his space in Grantland to write a loving meditation on Elaine's, the now-defunct bad New York restaurant mainly known to people under 45 as a Billy Joel lyric. This made Thompson at least the third member of his little circle of sportswriting buddies to get misty… » 6/13/11 2:50pm 6/13/11 2:50pm