44 Lies Roger Goodell Told In His Press Conference Today

  1. "It has been a season of amazing competition, challenges and real progress."
  2. "The NFL is made up of good and caring people."
  3. "We are doing more to protect our players from unnecessary risks."
  4. "Concussions were down 25%."
  5. "The quality of the game continues to improve."
  6. "Last year, technology improved officiating."
  7. "The…
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Justin Bieber Submits Yet Another Shamefully Staged Basketball Highlight

Justin Bieber needs to be stopped. The motherfucker has once again posted a video of himself "playing" basketball that is so plainly fraudulent that it deserves to be buried under the collected scorn of the internet. » 12/12/14 5:11pm 12/12/14 5:11pm

The Political-Messaging Huckster Behind Roger Goodell's Awful Presser

Roger Goodell was talking, but the words weren't his alone. "That speech was all Frank," says an associate of pollster Frank Luntz, lord of the dark arts of political messaging, who frequently works with Goodell and the NFL. "As soon as I heard Goodell's intro, I was laughing." » 9/22/14 4:51pm 9/22/14 4:51pm

Justin Bieber's Latest Basketball Highlight Is A Sad Sham

Justin Bieber is back on the court, ballin' like only Justin Bieber can. Which is to say, he's forcing his poor manager, Scooter, to pretend like he just got juked out of his shoes by Justin Bieber's KraZy Dribbling Skillz. Seriously, look at this dive. You'd think he was some jobber selling for the Undertaker. » 3/11/14 12:38pm 3/11/14 12:38pm

Wizards forward Trevor Booker claims to be a cereal aficionado, but when the Washington Post's Dan Steinberg presented him with Deadspin's correct ranking of cereals, he revealed faulty, incorrect opinions. ("Are they, like, old?") [DC Sports Bog] » 3/06/14 6:27pm 3/06/14 6:27pm

Jeremy Schaap's Report From Sochi Was A Big Fat FRAUD

Here's ESPN's Jeremy Schaap, braving the cold night air in Sochi to bring us a live report. Good thing he's got that coat and scarf on! Hey, wait a minute ... » 2/17/14 3:07pm 2/17/14 3:07pm

A George Zimmerman-DMX Boxing Match Would Almost Certainly Be Fixed

The internet is all abuzz about the fact that child killer George Zimmerman has agreed to fight 43-year-old rapper DMX in a three-round boxing match on March 1. But before we enter into weeks of discussing how horrifying the idea of these people profiting off of Trayvon Martin's dead body is, one thing needs to be… » 2/05/14 1:56pm 2/05/14 1:56pm

Howard Kurtz's Shocking Revelation: He Can't Read

How does multi-platform conflict-machine Howard Kurtz crank out so much coverage, people wonder? Maybe it's easier to write a lot of media criticism if you don't read the media you're criticizing. So today Kurtz finds—for two different outlets—a dark shadow in the sunny coverage of NBA player Jason Collins' decision… » 5/01/13 6:07pm 5/01/13 6:07pm

Lance Armstrong Lied To Oprah, Is Being Sued By People Who Bought His…

Lance Armstrong was motivated to do the Oprah Winfrey interview that made everyone hate him in part because he thought "coming clean" would be the first step toward reducing his lifetime competitive sports ban. Unfortunately, Travis Tygart, the head of the USADA and the person who could adjudicate that ban, says… » 1/26/13 12:30pm 1/26/13 12:30pm

An Astounding Story Of Fraud, Blackmail, And The Fake Twitter…

You don't need a ton of context to appreciate how batshit amazing this story is. Out of nowhere, a Twitter account emerges, claiming to have inside information. He floats some transfer rumors, scores a few hits, and all of a sudden becomes one of the more trusted sources covering Liverpool FC. So trusted that the club… » 10/12/12 10:20am 10/12/12 10:20am

The USA Won't Win An Olympic Sailing Medal For The First Time Since 1936

Nate Silver wrote a couple weeks back that sailing was the most wide-open of all the Olympic sports. Because so much depends on guessing and timing wind shifts, any country could win a medal with luck. The best teams don't always win. » 8/08/12 6:25pm 8/08/12 6:25pm

We've Got $500 That Says Mike Barnicle Shined Up The Quotes In His…

Mike Barnicle, the plagiarist, fabulist, and all-around journalistic fraud, interviewed Terry Francona and Theo Epstein for a piece about how there's still room in the stats-conscious Boston Red Sox organization for ol' fashioned, gut-instinct, classic baseball managin'. There is, Barnicle wrote, a deep contrast… » 7/11/11 3:00pm 7/11/11 3:00pm