The new documentary about Lenny Cooke, the former prep star turned cautionary tale, opens tonight. Early reviews have been good, and we have a clip of him sonning an even babier-faced Carmelo Anthony. » 12/06/13 9:46am 12/06/13 9:46am

Oh, For The Days Of Rape And Murder Questions At Debates

The second Presidential debate is tonight, coinciding, quite helpfully, with the first night off of the baseball postseason. I spend about 45 percent of my workday reading political blogs from all sides of the spectrum, some conservative, some (OK, more) liberal, and absolutely none written by that theoretical and… » 10/07/08 12:30pm 10/07/08 12:30pm

The Ron Zook Water Skiing Zapruder Film

So The Big Ten Network has this reality show about the Illinois football team called "The Journey." » 10/02/08 12:30pm 10/02/08 12:30pm Even though this is a "Hard Knocks" type series — albeit one with decidedly worse production values and dramatically more nondescript players — about my alma mater's football team, I have never seen this show, because…

Buzz And Me: An FAQ



Those foolish enough to miss the season premiere of "Project Runway" — and those not "connected" enough for ESPY tickets — might have stumbled across the newest episode of "Costas Now" last night. It was entirely about baseball. Hey, I love baseball! That didn't make the show any less dull; that is, until Willie… » 7/17/08 10:45am 7/17/08 10:45am

On Vincent Gallo, Black Gallagher And Rotten.com Videos



This video has been online for about a year now, but I just saw it for the first time today. It's brutal, punishing and so uncalled for that it should come with a Tipper Gore warning. It's from 2001, when my immortal beloved Rick Ankiel was still struggling with his "control" and some minor league fans were letting… » 7/09/08 11:45am 7/09/08 11:45am

Your Morning Video Wake Up Call


Good morning, sunshines. Today's video recap focuses, obviously, on the NBA Draft. It's a bunch of athletes wearing suits and talking to Stephen A. Smith. What could possibly go wrong? Enjoy. » 6/27/08 9:15am 6/27/08 9:15am

Your Morning Video Wake Up Call


Good morning, sunshines. Today's video recap features your College World Series, Mike and Mike throwing out first pitches, Tony Reali giggling and, yes, Erin Andrews. Enjoy. » 6/26/08 9:15am 6/26/08 9:15am

Your Morning Video Wake Up Call


Good morning, sunshines. Today's video recap features College World Series innuendo, Tony Kornheiser discussing his sexual exploits in the restrooms of chain fast-food restaurants and John Anderson's amazing new show. » 6/25/08 9:15am 6/25/08 9:15am

Ballgirls In The Pacific Coast League Are Especially Nimble

Here's a video that's been making the rounds the past couple of days, showing a ballgirl making a rather unbelievable catch of a foul ball during a Fresno Grizzlies game at Chukchansi Park. Pretty impressive; even when you discover that it was staged. It's actually a Gatorade commercial which was filmed following a… » 6/24/08 4:00pm 6/24/08 4:00pm

Introducing The Deadspin Morning Video Wrapup


We're trying something new around these parts to see how it goes over. We've asked the great Brian Powell of Awful Announcing to come up with a morning video wrapup of the night's events. It will usually run earlier in the morning, but we like the idea. This morning: Stephen A. Smith's phone trouble. Felix Hernandez'… » 6/24/08 10:31am 6/24/08 10:31am

Shaquille O'Neal Won't Mince Words About Kobe Bryant



Gossip scoundrels TMZ have released probably one of the most entertaining videos you'll ever see in your whole entire life, as Phoenix Sun center Shaquille O'Neal revisits his Shaq-Fu roots and burns Kobe Bryant with an impromptu free-style at a New York City club. » 6/23/08 5:16pm 6/23/08 5:16pm

"In Baseball, The Goal Is To Go Home ... To Be Safe At Home"



As you've surely already heard, George Carlin died at the age of 71. He's most famous for the seven dirty words, but for our money, the above clip, about the differences between baseball and football, is the funniest thing he's ever done. He nails the emotional principles behind each sport and reminds us why we… » 6/23/08 9:15am 6/23/08 9:15am

Lacrosse Cheerleaders Gotta Keep A Heads Up


You might have wondered why Major League Lacrosse would possibly need cheerleaders. Wonder no longer: Major League Lacrosse needs cheerleaders so they can be hit in the face by errant shots. Duh. » 6/20/08 11:10am 6/20/08 11:10am

Kevin Millar: Word To Your Mother

Because we're video crazy this morning, Bromoblog has uncovered an apparent bet between Jason Varitek and Kevin Millar on the NBA Finals; loser has to come to bat to Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby." Apparently Millar lost. » 6/19/08 11:10am 6/19/08 11:10am

What's More Fun Than Sprinting California Rolls?

It's a lazy, post-Finals Thursday morning, with the sports world mostly taking a deep breath to relax over the next month and a half. We're going to spend most of our day waiting for our parents' plane to arrive and trying to direct them through the vagaries of the New York City subway system. (Honestly: Parents… » 6/19/08 9:15am 6/19/08 9:15am

Keith Olbermann Is Not Much Of A Pistons Fan

Keith Olbermann seemed genuinely flustered last night when Al Gore took his sweet time taking the stage at Joe Louis Arena to endorse Barack Obama; so much so that he forgot what team Chauncey Billups plays for. Billups was onstage to introduce Gore, and Olbermann had to go to his notes to identify him; at first… » 6/17/08 1:35pm 6/17/08 1:35pm

Barbados World Cup Dreams Go Down Hard

Well, that went about as expected, considering that Sussman is their starting goalie. Barbados lost to the U.S. 8-0 on Sunday in a World Cup qualifier, as you can see in the above video highlights, which are nearly as long as the match itself. Watch closely, because I'm pretty sure we scored two goals during the… » 6/16/08 4:00pm 6/16/08 4:00pm

Tim Russert Was A Grand Thespian


We were in Buffalo this weekend — on Father's Day, for cripes sake — so the death of Tim Russert was at the forefront of every conversation. So we'd like to thank Eagle In Atlanta for this promotional video Russert did with his son at Boston College two seasons ago. » 6/16/08 10:40am 6/16/08 10:40am

Kobe Bryant, Experienced Drinker


Of all the weird, vaguely insane things that Kobe Bryant has done in his weird, vaguely insane life — this is still our favorite — the most public and quietly strange might have been his claim at his press conference last night that he would go home and "whine about it tonight ... lot of wine ... lot of beer ...… » 6/13/08 10:00am 6/13/08 10:00am