Wife Of Ravens Player Ponders Drake, Michael Sam, And Hitler

Lauren Cox is married to Ravens long snapper Morgan Cox, and she maintains a personal blog where she shares her thoughts on all manner of topics. This isn't something that is really worth pointing out under normal circumstances, but she just wrote something about Drake's "Side Pieces" ESPYs performance and how it… » 7/18/14 10:38am 7/18/14 10:38am

Drake's Donald Sterling Rap Provided The ESPYs' Most Awkward Moment

Because the ESPYs are a celebration of ESPN's ability to celebrate celebrities, and exist in their own state of acute unreality, it's always fun when the real world—the one ESPN's reporters cover, often aggressively—decides to intrude. In 1998, it arrived in the form of Norm Macdonald lighting the whole room on fire… » 7/17/14 12:00pm 7/17/14 12:00pm

Drake Serenades Side Pieces With Brian McKnight, Takes On Donald…

So, the ESPYS took kind of a dark turn tonight. It started off innocently enough with Drake performing a medley interlude, starting with a song about the athletes who have never won anything—taking playful jabs at Dan Marino, Danica Patrick, and others—and then he started singing about side pieces. And then Brian… » 7/16/14 10:39pm 7/16/14 10:39pm

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 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