Republicans Take Aim At Internet Poker And Fantasy Sports

It is pretty damn good to be a Republican right now. The GOP controls both the House and the Senate, it owns more than half of the gubernatorial seats in the nation, Obama is close to a zero percent approval rating, and 9/11 truther Pete Carroll kept Marshawn Lynch from being the Super Bowl MVP. » 2/09/15 12:26pm 2/09/15 12:26pm

Sharing Your Fantasy Team Is Dumb

Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we’re covering duck accidents, penile door slams, and more. » 9/17/13 3:48pm 9/17/13 3:48pm

How Clark Olson Beats Everyone Else In Fantasy Everything

The guy who just beat everyone else in America at all the fantasy sports, again, is a computer science professor who is not so much into trades but who is really, really into spreadsheets. Clark Olson, the 2012 winner of ESPN's omnibus Uber Challenge fantasy game, again, tallied the high score across an Olympiad of… » 2/16/13 4:15pm 2/16/13 4:15pm

ESPN's Matthew Berry Is A Big ***** Van ***** Fan, Says ESPN's Content…

The screencap above was taken from ESPN's fantasy homepage, which features a live-updating, scrolling box containing tweets from ESPN's various fantasy sports writers. You'll notice that the second tweet on the list, sent by Matthew Berry, looks a little odd. Who the hell is ***** Van *****? » 1/16/13 12:10pm 1/16/13 12:10pm

Yahoo Would Like To Further Explain Why Its Fantasy Football Shit The…

About an hour before kickoff, Yahoo fantasy sports lost all functionality. No making roster changes, no adding free agents, no scoring, no nothing. That equaled a lot of pissed off users. By Monday morning, things were largely fixed—small consolation to anyone who got shafted the day before because they couldn't set… » 11/14/12 4:00pm 11/14/12 4:00pm

The Case For The NFL Adopting Fantasy Scoring For Real

Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we're covering reelection sex, nipple sizes, lizards, and more. » 11/13/12 3:30pm 11/13/12 3:30pm

People Are Upset With Yahoo Fantasy Football

Yahoo's fantasy football service crapped out today before the 1:00 P.M. games started just in time to screw all the procrastinators out there who hadn't set their lineups yet. Eight of today's 12 games started at 1:00 P.M. » 11/11/12 1:49pm 11/11/12 1:49pm

The Patron Saint Of Nerdy Jewish Baseball Fans; Or, Why The Father Of…

Originally published in Bloomberg View. This column is adapted from Jonathan Mahler's essay in Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame, edited by Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy. » 11/05/12 5:30pm 11/05/12 5:30pm

Ben Roethlisberger Was Just Awarded A Touchdown, So You Might Want To…

This play, in the second quarter of Pittsburgh's win over the Eagles on Sunday, was ruled on the field as a lateral from Ben Roethlisberger to Rashard Mendenhall, who scampered 13 yards for the score. So it went down in the books a rushing touchdown for Mendenhall, and that was that. Until yesterday, when the Elias… » 10/11/12 10:00am 10/11/12 10:00am

Fantasy Sports Are Going To Take Over The World, According To Fancy…

Fantasy sports now account for "$800 million, or about 18%, of the $4.5 billion sports industry," and the "estimated 32 million of North Americans ages 12 and older" who participate are essentially subsidizing sportswriting! So, uh, please—keep doing what you're doing. [Co.Design] » 10/12/11 10:20am 10/12/11 10:20am

Out-Of-Date Fantasy Advice From Someone Who Isn't Really Paying…

If you take fantasy sports seriously, you read the experts. Disclaimer: I am not an expert, but I will write about fantasy sports anyway. And if you want to win your leagues handily, I can't think of a better advisor than someone who only stays half aware of what's actually happening in sports. So whether you're just… » 3/29/11 2:00pm 3/29/11 2:00pm

Make Some Space On Your CBS Sports Fantasy Teams

Stephen Strasburg wasn't one of The Chosen Ones, but he is otherworldy enough to be one of Washington's starting pitchers before the MLB Draft. In all fairness, CBS' geeksquad was probably just prepping for summer vacation. [CBS Sports] » 6/05/09 2:45pm 6/05/09 2:45pm

Stephen Malkmus Speaks About His Fantasy Basketball Super-Geekdom

"My wife gets pissed when I'm on the waiver wire or live scoring on the computer when I'm cooking dinner...but it's better than internet porn, right??? - especially during dinner!" [RotoWorld] » 1/15/09 11:30am 1/15/09 11:30am

WHIP Out Some Bling

We play in far too many fantasy sports leagues — we're a little frustrated that Yahoo hasn't counted last night's game in the Stattracker yet; Paul LoDuca had two painful RBIs for me us — but we've never been in one so dorky that it gives out a championship trophy. » 4/02/07 4:45pm 4/02/07 4:45pm