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…

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

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

"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

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