Dez Bryant Has Grown Up, No Word On Brian Billick

If you don't know already, nfl.com released the audio of Dez Byant's Sunday "rant" during a last-minute loss to the Detroit Lions. But I'm not sure what to call it, since the closest Bryant ever came to ranting was him telling Tony Romo that the Cowboys were "the best in the NFL" before going over routes and coverage. Lord … » 10/29/13 9:37am 10/29/13 9:37am

This Week's Signs Of The Apocalypse

For nearly two decades, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to cover the end of times but declines to cede the scoop on the biggest event in world history. » 10/13/12 3:39pm 10/13/12 3:39pm

Replacement Officials Actively Sabotaging Players In The End Zone Now

OK, so this was not on purpose, but is it ever funny. Here we have an official tossing his cap, which is not itself rare. However, Kevin Ogletree steps on the exact spot where the hat lands and he slips down, ruining the play. These things keep happening and we keep thinking of them as a perfect example of the… » 9/23/12 3:16pm 9/23/12 3:16pm

Deadspin's Sign of the Apocalypse

It was with no small degree of concern that Deadspin noted the lack of a Sign of the Apocalypse in this week's Sports Illustrated. Until August, the magazine had been chronicling the demise of Western civilization via sports news of the weird at least as far back as 1993, when it noted that "David Carradine, years older … » 9/08/12 2:45pm 9/08/12 2:45pm