2013 Deadspin Hall of Fame Nominee: Vodka Samm

Vodka Samm stumbled and slurred her way into our hearts back in September. She tried to jump on the field during a University of Iowa football game, was snagged by police before she could get there, had a .341 blood-alcohol content, and unashamedly boasted about it all on Twitter. Vodka Samm showed us how to do… » 11/27/13 11:37am 11/27/13 11:37am

2013 Deadspin Hall Of Fame Nominee: "Horrifying Diarrhea Sludge"

There may be a regional foodstuff somewhere in America that's worse than "Cincinnati chili." But we've yet to find it. More than a few Ohioans took umbrage with our take on their "abominable garbage-gravy." But what's important to keep in mind is that these are people who actually enjoy eating the stuff. They're… » 11/26/13 5:25pm 11/26/13 5:25pm

2013 Deadspin Hall Of Fame Nominee: Manti Te'o's Dead Girlfriend

Lennay Kekua was the heartbreaking story of the 2012 college football season. She was the young, beautiful girlfriend of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, but she died that September. The way the narrative went, her death served as an inspiration for what would become a charmed season, both for Te'o and for the… » 11/26/13 12:15pm 11/26/13 12:15pm

2013 Deadspin Hall Of Fame Nominee: Rocket Frog

This remarkable photograph of a frog's ascension into the heavens was captured during the September launch of NASA's LADEE-laden Minotaur V Rocket. We'd like to think that, instead of succumbing to fiery death and returning to Earth as fried grenouille a la NASA, Rocket Frog slipped the surly bonds of Earth and made… » 11/25/13 4:00pm 11/25/13 4:00pm

2013 Deadspin Hall Of Fame Nominee: The Buttfumble

The Jets may have finally out-Jets'd themselves on Thanksgiving night last year, when Mark Sanchez ran headlong into Brandon Moore's backside, triggering a fumble that the Patriots' Steve Gregory returned for a touchdown. Sanchez was demoted this season and then got injured. Moore has since retired. But the … » 11/25/13 1:45pm 11/25/13 1:45pm

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: Virgil, Pro Wrestling's Saddest…

It all began when we stumbled upon Lonely Virgil, after which we learned that many of you had your own Virgil story to share. In time, those stories also included run-ins with other has-been ex-pro wrestlers. And soon enough, Virgil learned that the Virgilbag was a thing. But then, just as quickly as it all began, the… » 1/04/13 10:15am 1/04/13 10:15am

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