Eric Mangini Still Regrets His Involvement In That Whole Spygate…

This morning, Ravens coach John Harbaugh went on a Baltimore radio station to say that the Patriots' championships have "asterisks" and that those titles have been "stained" because of Spygate. It didn't take long for Harbaugh to issue a statement clarifying his remarks to say he was referring to "the perception out… » 5/01/12 7:45pm 5/01/12 7:45pm

ESPN Employee Denies ESPN Report That Said ESPN Employee Was Offered A…

Sal Paolantonio reported one of those stories this morning that forced Philly's football media to ask the kind of question Eagles coach Andy Reid might actually have to answer. According to Sal Pal, the Eagles had tried to bring in former Browns coach (and current ESPN analyst) Eric Mangini to jog along and hold… » 10/12/11 5:15pm 10/12/11 5:15pm

Bill Simmons, Malcolm Gladwell, And The Dirty Secret Of The MIT Sports…

The Joke That Started It All
Shortly after 9 a.m. Friday, in a big gray conference room in a big gray convention center, 1,500 people—mostly white, mostly male, mostly clad in business suits—roar with laughter. Jeff Van Gundy, the former Knicks and Rockets coach and current ESPN analyst, has just cracked wise. Jeff… » 3/10/11 2:32pm 3/10/11 2:32pm

SportsCenter Anchors Celebrate Eric Mangini Getting Fired

We know it's exciting that the Mangenius is gone in Cleveland, but that's no reason for Hannah Storm and Adam Schefter to high-five over it. They quickly apologized, but still: high-five! » 1/03/11 12:15pm 1/03/11 12:15pm

The Day William Rhoden Published The Wrong Column About The…

On Monday afternoon, the New York Times website published a William Rhoden column titled "The Day the Patriots Empire Began to Crumble." But it was actually The Day the Patriots Earned the NFL's Best Record. The Times regrets the error. » 12/08/10 1:40pm 12/08/10 1:40pm

The 2009 Cleveland Browns: A Season Of Failure

The Cleveland Browns are not the worst team in the NFL. Yet, front office chaos, locker room drama, and a lot of lousy football have made them exemplars of what it means to be a terrible sports franchise. » 1/05/10 5:00pm 1/05/10 5:00pm

Your NFL Coaching Carousel Update

In these trying times, it's hard to know who is actually in charge of your awful NFL team. We'll do our best to keep you informed of these frequently changing and occasionally riveting announcements. » 1/05/10 12:00pm 1/05/10 12:00pm

As It Turns Out, NBA Players Haven't Completely Tuned Out David Stern

The Celtics' ever-humble Rajon Rondo challenged the Titans' Chris Johnson — who's so fast, he reminded Gus Johnson of a felon — to a footrace. Why do NBA players think they can hack it in the NFL? Blame the commish. » 12/05/09 6:00pm 12/05/09 6:00pm

Derek Jeter Has Really Let Himself Go Since...Last Wednesday

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 11/13/09 6:30am 11/13/09 6:30am

Eric Mangini Deserves Your Scorn ... But How Much Scorn?

Rolling Stone magazine's insult comic dog Matt Taibbi recently took a break from his assault on capitalist swine like Goldman Sachs to turn his wrath on a bigger and more menacing target—Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini. » 10/21/09 4:30pm 10/21/09 4:30pm

Another Reason Why It Would Suck To Play For Eric Mangini

Mangini fined a Browns' player $1,701 for stealing a bottle of drinking water from a hotel minibar. Which means Mangini only needs to catch 17.6 more Dasani-thieves before he can pay off the $25,00 he owes the NFL. [PFT] » 9/19/09 4:15pm 9/19/09 4:15pm

Eric Mangini Will Destroy USC Football From The Inside

Here's a nightmare scenario for Trojan fans everywhere—head coach Pete Carroll announced that he has been "talking ball" with the Browns new chief Eric Mangini. » 4/05/09 5:05pm 4/05/09 5:05pm

Eric Mangini Cares Not For Your Mural of Legends

Eric Mangini wants to bring a fresh start to the Cleveland Browns franchise. And he won't have any pesky tributes to team luminaries interfering with it. » 1/24/09 11:35am 1/24/09 11:35am

The Browns Are Eric Mangini's Problem Now

The Cleveland Browns have come to terms with deposed Jets head coach Eric Mangini, and will formerly announce his hiring on Thursday. And Romeo Crennel may be staying around as well! » 1/07/09 6:00pm 1/07/09 6:00pm

Cowher Considering Bringing His Scowl To New York

I'd always thought that Bill Cowher looked the most natural in New York, where his scowl seems the most at home. Now, he and the Jets are talking, apparently. » 12/30/08 3:15pm 12/30/08 3:15pm

And Your Next Head Coach To Clean Out His Locker Will Be ... Eric…

OK everyone, act surprised. Not only did Chad Pennington knock the Jets out of the playoffs, but he appears to have scuttled its head coach as well. Mangini, gone! » 12/29/08 10:00am 12/29/08 10:00am

Which NFL Coaches Will Be Unemployed Next Week?

There was a time, not that long ago, when the Jets were on top of the world and area fans were seriously considering an all-Jersey Super Bowl. Boy, those were the days. » 12/23/08 2:30pm 12/23/08 2:30pm

Eric Mangini's 115th Dream

Eric Mangini is not inherently a likable character. He's schlubby, he's obsessive and he always looks exhausted. He was on "The Sopranos;" that's about all we can come up with, positively. But everyone will be rooting for him Sunday. » 12/14/07 4:30pm 12/14/07 4:30pm