Finnish Soccer Announcer Blows Gasket When Team Scores, Wins Promotion

There is no sweeter song extolling the virtues of a promotion fight than this Finnish announcer's guttural screams of pure delight after FC Santa Claus scored the deciding goal, guaranteeing them a spot in the third tier next season. Quick, someone give Fox Soccer this guy's number. » 9/30/14 12:04pm 9/30/14 12:04pm

Finland's Hockey Team Pulls Off The Worst Line Change

Teuvo Teravainen (No. 24) attempting to leap over the door of the Finland bench was mildly amusing at first, until it turned out to be only the beginning of a hilarious and horrendous line change by Finland's hockey team during a game against the Czech Republic. » 5/04/14 1:13pm 5/04/14 1:13pm

Finnish Women's Basketball Game Features Brutal Sucker Punch

Keep an eye on the woman in the No. 33 white jersey, who gets knocked down by her defender near the free-throw line at the start of the video. After getting up and running down to the other end of the court, she calmly turns toward her opponent and unleashes a vicious sucker punch. » 3/10/14 10:43am 3/10/14 10:43am

That Sad Vladimir Putin Photo Is Not From Today

Yes, drink it in. Sad Dmitry Medvedev and sad Vladimir Putin will be one of the enduring images of hockey at these Olympics, given Russia's quarterfinal exit at the hands of the Finns. But despite the photo rocketing around the internet right now, just know that it was actually taken Sunday, during Russia's shootout… » 2/19/14 10:22am 2/19/14 10:22am

The Final Two Goals Of The Stanley Cup, In Finnish

Earlier, we brought you a Doc Emrick-less version of all the goals scored in the Stanley Cup Finals. This is also Emrick-less, but we can make it up to you: it's the final two goals as called by Finnish broadcasters Antti Mäkinen and Jani Alkio. » 7/01/13 9:15pm 7/01/13 9:15pm

Why Did The Globe And Mail Take Down Its Story About How Kyle Turris…

After supposedly "returning" from the Finnish SM-Liiga, Kyle Turris complained about his lockout home to The Globe and Mail, in just the latest of a few such stories to come out recently. The Globe and Mail piece covered the usual stuff: the food sucked, the travel sucked, "they spoke a different language." » 12/18/12 6:50pm 12/18/12 6:50pm

Climbing The Glass And Blowing A Kiss Is Our New Favorite Hockey Goal…

That's Iiro Vehmanen of TuTo during a Finnish Metsis League game earlier this week. Be sure to listen to the audio, too. Twice, the announcer throws a "Rocky Balboa" out there in between a bunch of Finnish words. Our thoughts exactly. This has been your Deadspin pre-NHL lockout hockey highlight. » 9/14/12 4:10pm 9/14/12 4:10pm

Ducks Captain Ryan Getzlaf Apparently Challenged A Nightclub Full Of…

Reasonable hockey fans have spent much of the past week sticking up for Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn of the Nashville Predators. Barry Trotz benched both forwards for game three of the Western Conference semifinals after they missed curfew, and then he benched them again for game four. It seemed like Trotz's… » 5/07/12 12:50pm 5/07/12 12:50pm

World Sauna Championships End In Death

The finals of the annual Sauna Championships in Finland went horribly wrong, with the Russian competitor dying after suffering severe burns from withstanding 230-degree temperatures for six minutes. The Finn retained his title by only having to go to the hospital. [BBC] » 8/09/10 11:30am 8/09/10 11:30am

Your USA-Finland Open Thread

The only thing that stands between us and a gold medal rematch with the Canadians is Finland, the Canada of Europe. Try out your umlauts and doubled vowels in the comments. » 2/26/10 3:00pm 2/26/10 3:00pm

MTV, BET No Longer Safe From Chad Ochocinco

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. » 2/25/10 6:30am 2/25/10 6:30am