A Gestural Analysis Of The Miami Heat's Intro Video (In Which Everyone…

The over-produced NBA team introduction video is an unfortunate but often hilarious fact of life now, and we may as well accept its extravagance and pyrotechnics as such. But not every team is the Miami Heat, and not every team's introduction video calls to mind the hip-hop super-group music video that you and your… » 12/29/11 4:15pm 12/29/11 4:15pm

Ron Rivera Says The Panthers' Trick Play Yesterday Was Inspired By The…

Carolina head coach Ron Rivera told reporters this afternoon that the Panthers' trick play against Houston yesterday was inspired by "The Annexation of Puerto Rico," the Fumblerooski play used at the end of the 1994 classic film Little Giants. Here's the play in question, which in the movie is called by "Nubie," a… » 12/19/11 1:30pm 12/19/11 1:30pm

Nyjer Morgan Was On The Red Carpet For The L.A. Twilight Premiere Last…

Nyjer Morgan—or his alter-ego Tony Plush, depending on your take—is a tremendous weirdo. He flies kites when he gets prompted by his Twitter followers. He gives interviews in character. He might actually be a little bit insane. And to add to the tally: he appears to be a legitimate fan of the Twilight series. » 11/15/11 2:30pm 11/15/11 2:30pm

The Marlins' New Ballpark Will Have A Light-Up Neon Home Run Structure…

The prevailing memory I have of the first major league baseball game I ever went to—a Sox game at Fenway in '94 or '95—is that our seats, which were not good seats at all, were in front of Boston's self-proclaimed "ex-wives club." This was exactly what it sounds like: a group of women who had formerly been married… » 10/07/11 3:30pm 10/07/11 3:30pm

Ferran Adria Will Provide Avant-Garde Food Particles To FC Barcelona's…

Understandably, FC Barcelona wants to create an entire youth generation of budding Lionel Messis. The kind of young men who dream about soccer. The kind of young men who attend the sex and alcohol parties for the video games. The kind of young men who will eat only the finest, most sought-after cuisine the universe… » 9/22/11 7:55pm 9/22/11 7:55pm

Nick Young Is An Unexpected Contender For The NBA's Premier Hipster

We've had some discussion in the Deadspin office today about the use of the word "hipster," and whether or not we can apply the term to Washington Wizards guard Nick Young, who scored 60 points in a Drew League game last night. Dickey claims that the term is too "fraught" and complicated to be so liberally applied. He… » 8/01/11 7:00pm 8/01/11 7:00pm

Chris And Carmelo's Excellent Chinese Adventure Continues With…

Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade are all on board for this year's week-long Jordan Brand Flight Tour in China, during which the players will "introduce China specific editions of [Nike's] signature products that takes inspiration from the Chinese culture as well as the athlete's style of play." In other… » 7/29/11 11:50am 7/29/11 11:50am

Karl Malone Has A Special Delivery: Sports Posters From The '80s Are…

Alert the hoopsters! A series of sports lithographs created by John and Tock Costacos in the late 1980s are on display at Salon 94, a Manhattan gallery located on Freeman Alley in the Lower East Side, from June 23 until the end of July. There's an opening reception this Thursday night, from 6 to 8 p.m, and you are… » 6/21/11 2:40pm 6/21/11 2:40pm

This Promo For A 1989 Josh Brolin Movie Makes A Convincing Case Against…

In 1989, the Brolin men co-starred in a made-for-TV movie called Finish Line. We'd never heard of this film until a tipster sent along a link to the promo last week. It's worth watching the clip in its entirety, because as far as we can tell, it doesn't miss a single important moment from the movie itself (but it… » 4/28/11 7:55pm 4/28/11 7:55pm

Kobe Finally Makes His Chinese Pop Debut

Just a few months ago, Kobe Bryant appeared in a Sprite commercial with Jay Chou, a Taiwanese pop singer and actor, and it was really dumb. The Black Mamba appears to have also agreed to an extended cameo in Chou's new single, "- 天地一鬥 (Tian Di Yi Dou)." We knew that Kobe was a rather unimaginative marketer with a… » 4/06/11 1:40pm 4/06/11 1:40pm