Now Accepting Nominations For The Deadspy Awards, Our Anti-ESPYs

If ESPN can spend the worst sports week of the year staging a monstrously wasteful and self-indulgent awards ceremony, we at Deadspin figured ... hey, why not us, too? Introducing the Deadspy Awards, our suitably half-assed anti-ESPYs. For every meaningless ESPY, there will be a corresponding anti-ESPY. A Golden… » 7/19/13 12:09pm 7/19/13 12:09pm

Every Hilarious Reaction Shot From Norm Macdonald's ESPYs Monologue

Every year ESPN drags out the three-hour press release that is the ESPYs and every year we post the above video of Norm Macdonald's monologue from the 1998 ESPYs. This was the sixth annual ESPY awards, which means it took a scant six years for the ESPYs to become as self-serious and pathetic as the Oscars have always… » 7/17/13 6:43pm 7/17/13 6:43pm

The Meaning Of Convicted Rapist Mike Tyson's New Cartoon

Twenty years ago The Ring magazine asked the question, after Mike Tyson's rape conviction, "What If Mike Tyson Had Never Gone To Jail?" The cover story posed a counterfactual in which Tyson did not receive a guilty verdict on his 1991 indictment for rape, confinement and criminal deviant conduct. » 5/11/13 1:00pm 5/11/13 1:00pm

The ESPYs Nokia PreParty Is Awesome, But Its Publicist Is Sort Of Lazy

All your favorite athletes are chillin' at the ESPYs Nokia PreParty. I hear it's awesome. Almost as awesome as this social media PR fail. First, an accidental DeSean Jackson tweet, and then a flurry of other athletes tweeting that precise line. Most of them, at least, remembered to take out the publicist's note. [USA… » 7/11/12 6:20pm 7/11/12 6:20pm

Tim Tebow Would Like A Stylist Who Doesn't Swear, Please

The ESPYs are Wednesday, and you just might watch it because there are literally no other sports going on. Everyone's favorite projection Tim Tebow is in L.A. for the awards, but first he had to get his hair did. According to Celebuzz, Tebow stopped into a Beverly Hills salon over the weekend and had one request: » 7/09/12 5:15pm 7/09/12 5:15pm

Rejoice: ESPYs Ratings Hit Their Lowest Point In Sixteen Years

We wrote this morning about the brewing anti-ESPN revolution the "Free Bruce" campaign exposed. No longer was ESPN everyone's mostly benevolent overlord—now it was the Soviet Central Committee, purging ne'er-do-well reporters wherever they might pop up. » 7/16/11 5:00pm 7/16/11 5:00pm

Awaiting the ESPYs, But (Still) Missing Norm MacDonald

It's the Wednesday after the MLB All-Star Game, which means if the Triple-A All-Star Game isn't your bag, your only other "sports" programming option for the evening is the ESPYs. Seth Meyers is hosting, but don't count on the gags to be nearly as subversive as some at the WWL will have you believe. Besides, nothing… » 7/13/11 8:30pm 7/13/11 8:30pm

The Seth Meyers-Lynn Hoppes Pre-ESPYs Bro-Down Skewers ESPN

Last we checked in on Page 2's Lynn Hoppes, he was breathlessly name-dropping third-tier celebrities, en route to this whole thing. (Of note: ESPN has since pulled the offending Hoppes video from its YouTube account. Did Brock Lesnar's attorneys complain?) Hoppes is ESPN's expert in the macho-tinged puff piece, and… » 7/13/11 3:40pm 7/13/11 3:40pm