How An Achilles Tear Affects NBA Players (Or, Why Kobe Is Screwed)

The Lakers season begins tonight with their home opener against the Clippers, but Kobe Bryant won't be playing. Bryant tore his Achilles tendon on April 12, and while he's still "ahead of schedule" in his six-to-nine-month recovery, he still hasn't begun running. He will miss at least the first several weeks of the… » 10/29/13 9:02am 10/29/13 9:02am

UConn's Geno Auriemma went ahead and won his eighth national title last night, with a 93-60 rout over Louisville. He now matches former Tennessee coach (and longtime rival) Pat Summitt in NCAA titles ("that puts you in a category with the greatest women's basketball coach that's ever lived," he said after the game). Last … » 4/10/13 10:46am 4/10/13 10:46am

Rick Majerus Is Retiring Due To Heart Problems, So Let's Remember His…

Rick Majerus will no longer be lumbering up and down the sidelines at St. Louis University: He's been forced into retirement by a heart condition. The nature of Majerus's exit has led to a bunch of staid and somber reflections on his life and career, with passsages like this, from USA Today: » 11/17/12 4:15pm 11/17/12 4:15pm

Why Do We Have Sideline Reporters? The Original Sideline Reporter Says …

With Erin Andrews moving to Fox, now's a good time to revisit this 2009 interview with television's first sideline reporter, Jim Lampley. Originally published July 28, 2009. » 7/02/12 3:20pm 7/02/12 3:20pm

How "Seven Nation Army" Conquered The Sports World

The Euro 2012 semifinals kick off today, and 69 goals in, you might have noticed one fan chant being sung after every single one. How did an eminently chantable White Stripes ditty become soccer's universal goal celebration? This piece, originally published Jan. 13, 2012, has your answers. » 6/27/12 2:45pm 6/27/12 2:45pm

The Comeback Pig: Marv Albert, And How To Survive Any Sex Scandal

Today, we are reminded, marks the 15th anniversary of Marv Albert telling a Virginia Circuit Court that he would be pleading innocent to sexually assaulting—biting—his side piece. We thought this, originally published June 27, 2011, would be a nice jaunt down memory lane. » 5/27/12 2:00pm 5/27/12 2:00pm

Deadspin Classic: ESPN Nixes Bill Simmons-Barack Obama Podcast

Bill Simmons recently sat down with President Obama for his podcast, which is up now on Grantland (and which has already spawned a delightful hashtag on Twitter). The last time the two were supposed to talk, ESPN ruined everything. Originally published April 16, 2008. » 3/01/12 8:53am 3/01/12 8:53am