Jon Gruden Breaks Down The Battle Royal Field In His Own Special Way

Bill Simmons's appearance on WWE Raw may have been a dud, but Jon Gruden taking a break from taping his QB Camp segments to gush about a man in a rabbit suit's flexibility and the fact that you can "watch a movie" on Ryback's back more than makes up for it. He seems to be legitimately amazed by the bunny! Jon Gruden… » 3/24/15 9:33am 3/24/15 9:33am

One Of The Weirdest Moments Ever On Monday Night Football, Made Weirder

How bad was tonight's Eagles-Panthers blowout? So bad that Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden started making protein shakes in the booth. That was weird enough, but we scraped together the best Soviet-era electronica to make it even weirder, and more stupid. » 11/11/14 12:00am 11/11/14 12:00am

Down With NBA Playoff Color-Outs

Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we're covering spoons, Madden, long drives, and more. » 5/06/14 1:11pm 5/06/14 1:11pm

Texas Booster Says Charlie Strong "Would Make A Great Position Coach"

Nearly everyone thinks Texas did right when they tapped Charlie Strong to be their next head coach—everyone outside of Texas, anyway. » 1/07/14 2:55pm 1/07/14 2:55pm

Jon Gruden Begs NFL Teams To Stop Firing Coaches Just For Him

Five NFL coaches lost their jobs on Monday, just the latest round of mass firings aimed at clearing out possible jobs for Jon Gruden. A year earlier, NFL teams fired seven coaches in hopes that Gruden would want to move in. Some teams would apparently consider Gruden's younger brother, Jay, on the working theory that… » 12/30/13 11:44pm 12/30/13 11:44pm

Jon Gruden Has His Hands Full With Mike Tirico

It's probably a safe bet that Mike Tirico's inner monologue is something along the lines of Yup, this is going to be on the internet. » 12/02/13 11:11pm 12/02/13 11:11pm

Happy Birthday, Jon Gruden! Here's An Awkward Segment

It was Jon Gruden's birthday Saturday so ESPN decided to celebrate in a way sure to make everyone involved uncomfortable. There was a Gruden-through-the-ages slideshow. The Washington Redskins cheerleaders brought him a cake. There was half-hearted singing. Gruden mention how he was blushing. Mike Tirico made sure to… » 8/19/13 10:25pm 8/19/13 10:25pm

BCS Who? Jon Gruden Decided To Have A Blast At WWE Raw Instead

So the BCS championship game was another Alabama-dominated snoozer, one most of us expected from the beginning. Few of us, though, were smart enough to seek out alternative forms of entertainment last night. » 1/08/13 9:00am 1/08/13 9:00am

Let The Gruden-To-Philadelphia Rumors Commence

It was only a matter of time before the discussion shifted from "Will the Eagles fire Andy Reid?" to "Who will the Eagles hire after the Eagles fire Andy Reid?" But everything seems to have exploded today, and all it took was the injection of one potential replacement that would satisfy Philadelphians' masochistic… » 11/08/12 5:35pm 11/08/12 5:35pm

Hey, Tennessee Fans, Cheer Up: Jon Gruden Watched That Loss On A Flight…

Is Jon Gruden going to be the next University of Tennessee football coach? Derek Dooley isn't all that popular in Knoxville right now, and as Clay Travis wrote recently, Gruden is a logical replacement: Gruden's first job out of college was as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee, his wife was a UT… » 10/27/12 4:45pm 10/27/12 4:45pm

Jon Gruden Is Gonna Get Two Hotel Rooms For All His Bitches, Bill…

You may know Warren Sapp from his 13 years as an All-Pro NFL defensive tackle, or perhaps from his recent legal foray, the YouTube series "Judge Sapp." Or maybe you watch him on the NFL Network or follow his busy Twitter feed. Well, if you didn't have enough platforms to access Warren Sapp, now you have another: His… » 8/22/12 6:30pm 8/22/12 6:30pm

Ron Jaworski Gets Booted From The Monday Night Football Booth. THIS GUY…

Have you ever dreamed of what the Monday Night Football Booth might sound like without Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden egging each other on reach to new and disturbing levels of sycophantic guffawing? I have. Oh, how I've dreamed of a sensibly assembled two-man MNF booth featuring Mike Tirico bitching out the refs… » 2/15/12 12:31pm 2/15/12 12:31pm

Everything That's Wrong With Monday Night Football, In One New Yorker

There's a long profile of Jon Gruden in this week's New Yorker, which, frankly, is a little like opening up Guns & Ammo and finding a profile of Noam Chomsky, but there it is nonetheless, a zillion finely wrought words about this guy. Two passages are worth noting. » 12/08/11 2:15pm 12/08/11 2:15pm

Tim Tebow Is The Football Establishment's Worst Nightmare

We're doing a season-long NFL roundtable with our friends at Slate. Check back here each week as a rotating cast of football watchers discusses the weekend's key plays, coaching decisions, and traumatic brain injuries. » 10/25/11 3:33pm 10/25/11 3:33pm

THIS GUY Will Be Calling MNF For Another Five Years

ESPN hailed Gruden's contract extension as an "exclusive" one that will keep him in the booth and out of coaching through 2016. Which means we can all look forward to a lot more of this. [Awful Announcing] » 10/17/11 12:55pm 10/17/11 12:55pm

Why It's OK To Hate Ron Jaworski And Jon Gruden

Drew Magary's Thursday Afternoon NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo runs every Thursday during the NFL season. Buy Drew's new book, The Postmortal, through here. Find more of his stuff at his Twitter feed. » 9/29/11 2:20pm 9/29/11 2:20pm

The $30 Product That Will Change How You Watch The NFL

We're doing a season-long NFL roundtable with our friends at Slate. Check back here each week as a rotating cast of football watchers discusses the weekend's key plays, coaching decisions, and traumatic brain injuries. » 9/28/11 12:32pm 9/28/11 12:32pm

Here’s Jon Gruden Saying Weird Shit To Terrelle Pryor

If you missed the supplemental Gruden Camp episode for supplemental draft candidate Terrelle Pryor on ESPN last night, then what you essentially missed was public harassment on a national broadcast. In a nice way! » 7/01/11 5:30pm 7/01/11 5:30pm