"But in fact we were lucky to get anything at all—I arrived in NY in a state of crazed angst, far gone in pill stupor and barely able to think, much less write—I wish I could have written a better Derby piece." So sayeth Hunter S. Thompson. [Grantland] » 5/04/13 10:36am 5/04/13 10:36am

Hunter S. Thompson's Kentucky Derby Classic Makes An Awesome Poster

The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, so it's about time for an annual re-read of Hunter S. Thompson's "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved." And to go with it, this wonderful print, portraying characters, locations, and even nebulous concepts, all as jockey silks. Do want. » 4/30/13 12:35pm 4/30/13 12:35pm

Hunter S. Thompson Was "The Bad Boy Of Our Neighborhood," According To…

Cody Winchester of the Argus Leader just posted the FBI's file on Hunter S. Thompson on his Tumblr, and it looks like the agency was keeping close tabs on Thompson during his failed bid to run for sheriff of Pitkin County, Col. in 1970. Looking through the pages, it seems that the FBI first took interest after… » 10/09/12 2:50pm 10/09/12 2:50pm

Stories That Don't Suck: Hunter Thompson On Al Davis

Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear And Loathing At The Super Bowl" essay ran in the Feb. 15, 1973 edition of Rolling Stone magazine. In it, Thompson chronicles a pair of encounters with the general manager and "de facto owner" of the Raiders. » 10/08/11 12:45pm 10/08/11 12:45pm

Stories That Don't Suck: The Kentucky Derby Is Faulkneresque,…

Every week, Tommy will excerpt a handful of stories - old and new, sports and otherwise, relevant and merely sublime - that he urges you to read for one reason or another. Today, I'm filling in. Still, send suggestions: craggs@deadspin.com. » 5/01/10 4:30pm 5/01/10 4:30pm

Hunter S. Thompson Yelling About This Wretched DVD Machine

Thanks again to Gawker.TV for this remarkable little find. Even if this is an impersonator, they're still pretty goddamn brilliant. [GawkerTV] » 2/13/10 11:55am 2/13/10 11:55am

Stories That Don't Suck: Starstruck In N.O., Drunk In Indy, Badly…

Every week, I'll excerpt a handful of stories — old and new, sports and otherwise, relevant and merely sublime — that I urge you to read for one reason or another. Send any suggestions to craggs@deadspin.com. » 2/06/10 4:30pm 2/06/10 4:30pm

Forestalled: Hunter S. Thompson At The O.J. Trial

"We had an eight-hour negotiating session. Hunter wanted satellite dishes, an unlimited expense account and a suite or two at the Chateau Marmont. We were a dying afternoon paper with no budget." [MarketWatch via Busbee] » 8/26/09 3:11pm 8/26/09 3:11pm

Hunter S. Thompson, Those Old ESPN Columns And Large Wads Of Cocaine



Honestly, I had forgotten that Hunter S. Thompson had written for Page 2 until I watched "Gonzo," the new documentary about Mr. Duke (produced by my old pal Mark Cuban). I'm pretty embarrassed to have forgotten it; it's like I blocked it out. I suspect many of you feel the same way; those columns were pretty bad. » 7/15/08 2:20pm 7/15/08 2:20pm

Remembering Hunter, Two Years Later

In a tribute post, Athletics Nation reminds us that it has been two years since Hunter S. Thompson killed himself. It seems strange now, with the littered landscape over there, that Hunter spent a considerable amount of time writing for Page 2; it's almost like a weird dream that didn't actually happen. Can you… » 2/20/07 2:45pm 2/20/07 2:45pm