The Astounding Conspiracy Theories of Wall Street Genius Mark Gorton

Mark Gorton is a prominent financier and a respected entrepreneur. He founded the music sharing site Limewire, and he runs Tower Research, a famed high-frequency trading firm. Gorton also believes that the "ruthless" secret cabal that assassinated JFK and planned 9/11 could be coming to kill his family. » 4/10/14 4:08pm 4/10/14 4:08pm

Thin Air: In The Mountains With Steve Carlton, Armed Conspiracist

Originally published as "Thin Mountain Air" in the April 1994 issue of Philadelphia Magazine. The story appears in The Best Sports Writing of Pat Jordan published by Persea books. A postscript with thoughts from both the author and editor follows.
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The Tsarnaev Brothers Allegedly Followed 9/11 Conspiracies Online

The world had to wait a half hour, max, for people to speculate that the Boston Marathon bombing was a “false flag,” i.e., a disaster manufactured by the government and pinned on someone else for political ends. Among the first to apply his apparent omniscience and determine, based on virtually no facts, that the… » 4/20/13 5:21pm 4/20/13 5:21pm

Former ECW And WWE Wrestler Stevie Richards Has Political Aspirations, …

Via The Masked Man, former wrestler Stevie Richards has introduced the world to his ideals and policy recommendations (both soon to be ubiquitous in our political milieu) with a radio interview on VOC Wrestling Nation announcing his aspirations for state office. Richards spoke eloquently of his heightened civic concern … » 11/03/12 12:15pm 11/03/12 12:15pm

Some Celtics Fans Will Be Wearing Tim Donaghy Masks Tonight

Celtics fans, including the world's most famous Celtics fan, truly believe that the NBA is rigged and/or biased for Miami and against Boston. To do their best to give David Stern an aneurism, there's a campaign to print out and wear masks of everyone's favorite crooked ref Tim Donaghy. This is the best possible way to… » 6/01/12 1:36pm 6/01/12 1:36pm

Are Messi And Barcelona Sending Secret Messages To Help Rebels Smuggle …

The answer is, no, obviously not. That would be stupid. But we can't ignore it, because at least one entity is buying into the conspiracy theory that Messi, Pedro and their Barcelona teammates are sending hidden messages to the Syrian resistance via their on-field play in a recent Clásico: Syrian State TV. » 3/22/12 10:10am 3/22/12 10:10am

Cam Newton > Tim Tebow

On the McLaughlin Group on Sunday, the panelists were giving out year-end political awards, and Rich Lowry, the guy from the National Review last seen wiping starbursts off his khakis, gave one to Tim Tebow, for being the most exciting thing in American sports right now, or some such thing. It wasn't the first time in… » 12/27/11 5:17pm 12/27/11 5:17pm

Youth-Baseball Umpire In Missouri Claims Pitcher, Catcher Conspired To …

In the fifth-inning of a big 18-and-under Mac-N-Seitz Midwest Championships and Showcase baseball game, home plate umpire Kyle Reynolds detected shenanigans were afoot. They were the sort of shenanigans in which a catcher allegedly jumps out of the way of a pitch so it strikes the umpire behind him, and the brand of… » 8/13/11 1:00pm 8/13/11 1:00pm

John Wall Also Knew The Cavs Were Going To Win The Lottery. HMM.

TrueHoop's Henry Abbott asks that we take a second look at this throwaway line from Harvey Araton's piece on Kyrie Irving in the New York Times today: "Tuesday night, John Wall — last year's first pick by Washington — whispered 'Cleveland' in [Irving's] ear before the cameras turned on." Hmm. HMM. [TrueHoop, New York… » 5/19/11 6:10pm 5/19/11 6:10pm

Anonymous Baltimore Orioles Employee Goes To Great Lengths To Inform…

We received this envelope today, just two days after posting this critique of ESPN's profile on Baltimore Orioles outfielder Luke Scott. Immediate thought: a terrible press release, for some reason sent via paper, or some kind of cease-and-desist letter for misrepresenting Cal Ripken's children's book a few months… » 4/27/11 4:45pm 4/27/11 4:45pm

Crazy Lady Elisabeth Hasselbeck Has Predictably Crazy Theory About Our …

Barry mentioned this earlier, but here's video of Elisabeth Hasselbeck putting on her tin-foil hat and saying it's fishy that the Brett Favre story broke the week Favre was playing the Jets. It's the dumbest conspiracy theory Favre's junk has caused. » 10/11/10 2:15pm 10/11/10 2:15pm

"Dead" Wrestler Of The Week: The Ultimate Warrior

Every week, the Masked Man, Deadspin's pro wrestling correspondent, honors the sport's fallen and examines their legacies — famous and obscure alike. Today: The Ultimate Warrior, who according to rumor died in 1991. This is an investigation into that "death." [Update, April 9, 2014: He's dead, according to a WWE… » 4/01/10 11:45am 4/01/10 11:45am

The Erin Andrews Chin Incident: A Reconstruction

What really happened on that fateful night when America's Sideline Princess was viciously attacked by flying baseballs? Just how bad were her injuries? Where was the ball boy/girl for protection? Why is there no video evidence? What are they hiding?! » 7/10/09 4:15pm 7/10/09 4:15pm