You Can Tell The NFL's New Proposal To Help Limit Concussions Is Good…

Recently, the British Journal of Sports Medicine published a "Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport," which sought to define concussions, lay out diagnostic procedures, differentiate between types of concussion victim (teenage athletes vs. adult athletes, for example), and determine how best to manage the risk of… » 3/16/13 11:30am 3/16/13 11:30am

Presenting The Deadspin Fantasy Football Almanac: An Unofficial Record…

Last week, Drew suggested someone compile a record book for fantasy football. Here's a start: I looked at NFL player stats since the AFL-NFL merger (1970) and came up with some retroactive awards. » 10/25/12 2:00pm 10/25/12 2:00pm

No fantasy scoring system is more valid than any other, but I used the following, from Pro Football Reference's… » 10/25/12 2:00pm 10/25/12 2:00pm

Meet Dr. James Andrews: The Man Who Operates On Your Favorite Player

In the last two decades, Dr. James Andrews became the de facto orthopaedic surgeon to sports stars everywhere. His name is synonymous with sports surgery, as is his location in Birmingham, Alabama. Now Fast Company » 9/10/08 1:15pm 9/10/08 1:15pm takes you inside the operating room with the man who fixed Michael Jordan, Jack Nicklaus, Drew Brees,…

Emmitt Smith's Role With ESPN Gets Reimagined

The signs were all there that Emmit Smith's time mumbling, bumbling, stumbling on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown was going to be short-lived, especially when the WWL picked up Cris Carter post-"Inside The NFL", but he's still not completely out of a job. No, Smith has not been banished to some verb conjugation seminar… » 7/29/08 12:30pm 7/29/08 12:30pm

Why Can't They Just Leave Poor Michael Vick Alone?


Well, now that legal expert Emmitt Smith has weighed in on the Michael Vick situation — saying the feds are just leaning on Vick to get "to everyone else," though we're trying to figure out who's more involved that the guy who slammed a dog into the ground until he died, we can wrap the whole matter up, yes?… » 7/23/07 11:40am 7/23/07 11:40am

Let's Go To The Studio, Where It's Jimmy With Keggy And The Gang

Considering that FOX has barely showed any college football this year and therefore has no established halftime "in the studio" team, we were curious how they would handle last night, which after all was the supposed biggest game of the year. We admire their conclusion: They just picked two retired players who were… » 1/09/07 2:45pm 1/09/07 2:45pm

Emmitt Smith, You Are A Champion! The Emptiness Is Temporarily Gone!

It appears that American can finally release its collective tension: "Dancing With The Stars" has finally crowned a winner. And it's none other than ... Emmitt Smith! Yes, the former Cowboys (and Buzzsaw) running back emerged victorious last night, barely edging out Mario Lopez, and any contest in which you barely… » 11/16/06 10:30am 11/16/06 10:30am

Emmitt Smith Encourages You To Keep Looking At Him

We didn't actually watch it, and we don't have video or anything, but apparently the Miss Universe contest was on NBC last night. The only real interesting thing about beauty contests — other than, "Will one of them fall down? Please?" — is the celebrity judges, and last night's battle had some doozies. You had Sean… » 7/24/06 12:45pm 7/24/06 12:45pm