2012 Deadspin Hall Of Fame Nominee: Lynn Hoppes

His body of work as ESPN's senior Jonas Brothers correspondent had been impressive long before last year. But 2012 was when Lynn Hoppes really set himself apart. He told us how great the party was. He hired Sarah Phillips. He told us about Michael Bolton's hole-in-one. He copied shit verbatim from Wikipedia. ESPN… » 1/04/13 4:05pm 1/04/13 4:05pm

2012 Deadspin Hall Of Fame Nominee: Lawyerin' Joe Amendola

Let there be no questioning the brilliant legal mind of Jerry Sandusky's lead attorney. "He was both Gallagher and the melon." His go-to legal maneuver was throwing shit against the wall. Gag order? What gag order? Just, you know, give him some more time. You'll see. His client was too busy being a swell guy to have… » 1/03/13 5:45pm 1/03/13 5:45pm

2012 Deadspin Hall Of Fame Nominee: Fat Chipper Jones

He showed up for spring training looking like a fat ass. His fatness touched off a debate about whether he was fat. Eventually, Fat Chipper himself chewed the fat, and soon there was no denying what everyone else could see. He tried masking it. He found himself a Playboy-model girlfriend. He even arranged what sounds… » 1/03/13 4:40pm 1/03/13 4:40pm

The "Best" American Sports Shouting 2012: An Anthology Of People…

As the guest editor of this year's edition of the Best American Sports Writing anthology, American sports television host Michael Wilbon, a former columnist, seized the opportunity to hold forth on the sorry state of the craft. Here he is, for instance, discussing the book in a November interview: » 1/01/13 12:05pm 1/01/13 12:05pm

This Guy Died In 2012: Lonesome George, The Last Of His Kind

What's your greatest fear? There's a very good chance you said "dying alone," because that's pretty much the worst way to end a life. No legacy, no testament to the things you've accomplished, no hope that anything you've done will outlive you. Very few of us die as alone as Lonesome George, who passed away this… » 12/31/12 4:35pm 12/31/12 4:35pm

The Year (And Then Some) In Crude Illustrations

There are times when American copyright law prevents us from bringing you the vivid photography and video you've come to expect from Deadspin. On these occasions, we are forced to turn to more rudimentary forms of representation: MS Paint drawings. Here is a collection of drawings by this site's editor in chief, Tommy… » 12/31/12 4:00pm 12/31/12 4:00pm

"Tim Tebow Is Gay," And Other Tips From 2012 We Didn't Follow Up On:…

A lot of our stories begin as tips from readers. (Have any? Send 'em here!) Sometimes, these tips don't pan out for one reason or another. Here are a bunch of emails we got in 2012 that never turned into stories, either because we couldn't confirm them or because they were so utterly ridiculous we didn't even bother… » 12/31/12 3:50pm 12/31/12 3:50pm

The 15 Most Surreal Moments From 2012's Sports-Related Next Media…

Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese animation company that produces short cartoons recapping the news of the day, has its best muse in sports, where the lines between good and evil lend themselves to pictures of angry video game characters, and events are just cartoonish enough to spark the overactive NMA… » 12/29/12 10:45am 12/29/12 10:45am

The 25 Sexiest "Sexiest Athlete" Slideshows From Bleacher Report In…

It's been a hell of a year for the sexy ladies of sports. To celebrate, let's look back with a gallery of Bleacher Report's 25 sexiest "sexiest athlete" galleries from featured columnist Thomas Delatte, who's done more than his fair share for one of the most successful sports websites in the world. It's yeoman's work… » 12/28/12 4:55pm 12/28/12 4:55pm

This Guy Died In 2012: Norman Sas, The Brains (Bzzz) Behind (Bzzz)…

Before fantasy football, before Madden NFL, before even Tecmo Bowl, there was Electric Football, the wonderfully aggravating tabletop game that sent players scurrying aimlessly (so it seemed) about a miniature metal field. Powered by a small motor—and subject only to the whims of metallic vibration—this pastime was an… » 12/28/12 3:55pm 12/28/12 3:55pm

The 100 Most Popular Deadspin Posts Of 2012

We have our own delicate sensibilities about our favorite posts of the year. You can find them on many of our other year-in-review lists. But this isn't our show alone. Deadspin is a community, with lots of readers, all with their own favorites. So here is our attempt at democracy—a list of the top 100 Deadspin posts… » 12/28/12 10:00am 12/28/12 10:00am

The Year In Weird: Here Are 38 Bizarre Sports Moments, Slowed Down And…

One one of the most intriguing elements of televised sports is that the medium can be consumed in myriad and diverse ways: some viewers engage with their favorite team's local broadcasts, others watch for outstanding individual performances, and others enjoy observing tactics and strategy courtesy the big picture… » 12/27/12 4:00pm 12/27/12 4:00pm

The Year In Deadspin's Coverage Of The Overzealous Policing Of…

It's a great time to be a college athlete. Well, at least it is if being a college athlete is supposed to be a whole lot like being an East German. We learned a great deal in 2012 about the Kollege Kops, and their experiments with emerging technologies. We hope we don't see them nearly as much next year. But, lo,… » 12/27/12 12:15pm 12/27/12 12:15pm