Keith Olbermann is never better than when he's talking about someone he respects (perhaps because there aren't many of them). Last night was one such occasion, when Olbermann devoted an entire segment to David Letterman's announcement of his impending retirement. "All I keep thinking," Olbermann said, "is I'm watching… »
One of the greatest comic voices and broadcasters of the last 50 years has decided to call it a day. David Letterman announced his retirement today. We had our first Playboy Interview with Dave in 1984, back before Leno and the late night wars, back before CBS, back before the scandals, back when he was the crown… »
11. James Franco and Anne Hathaway (2011). Always beware of courting the "young," particularly two young people who are basically 50-year-olds in grownup clothing. Franco, stripped of all self-referential schtick, turned into an empty suit with nowhere to hide, and Hathaway's desperate attempts to pep up the room made… »
It's David Stern's last season as commissioner of the NBA, so the Godfather dropped by The Late Show to make some jokes. »
Five years ago this week, David Foster Wallace took his own life. Twenty years earlier, before Wallace was widely known, he published a piece of original fiction in Playboy called “Late Night.” Alice Turner, Playboy’s fiction editor for 22 years, introduces the short story by remembering how she first came across the… »
Maybe this is little more than CBS synergy, but it's still good to see Louisville's Kevin Ware talking instead of screaming. »
We posted a story earlier today about a story Mad Men star Jon Hamm told on Letterman last night. Hamm told Letterman that he was tempted to walk onto the baseball team at the University of Texas, but Longhorns ace Roger Clemens intimidated him. But Hamm was in junior high when Clemens left UT. We were flummoxed. So we … »
Notes from a day of baseball.
• 1. Mulder Gets A Little Raucous During Housewarming Party. When they said that the new Busch Stadium would be a pitcher's ballpark, we didn't know they meant it this way. Cardinals starter Mark Mulder clubbed his first career home run on Monday, right over the new Hardee's sign in right… »
We missed this, but several readers have emailed us to let us know about it. We didn't see it, but we have no reason to think you'd lie to us. »
The questions will never go away, from Seahawks fans and football fans alike. Did Roethlisberger really get the ball into the end zone? Didn't he? It seems that everyone has an opinion — including the cat. But no one has a definitive answer except for Ben himself, and he's not talking.
Or, wait, he is talking. Leave… »
After you've watched the Illini lay waste to the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington tonight, we humbly suggest that you turn your dial to "The Late Show With David Letterman" to watch official Friend Of Deadspin Jeff MacGregor talk with everyone's favorite gap-toothed wonder. »