We don't want to imply that you should have another reason to root for the Redskins this weekend other than Clinton Portis' weekly exploits, but in case you need one, try this: Last week, in the Bucs' win over the Saints, the Raymond James Stadium loudspeakers played The Scorpions' "Rock Me Like A Hurricane." »
This man's name is Bob Lipinski, and he's an "entrepreneur" from South Jersey. (cough-mob-cough) And he is now the proud owner of Terrell Owens' NFC Championship ring from last year. He won an auction for the ring that Owens held to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. We've brought up our suspicions about T.O.'s… »
• We're a little slow this morning, because did a shot every time ESPN showed some Mexican "culture" during last night's 31-14 Buzzsaw victory over the 49ers. We know it's unusual to play a game in another country, but the slack-jawed awe of the broadcasters last night — "look, another local! These people are confused… »
Left-wing sports blogger Dave Zirin praises Washington Wizards forward Etan Thomas for speaking out against President Bush's handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Thomas has long been beloved in the black community for his activism, and in a speech, he said he agreed with Kanye West's assessment that "George… »
We once went to a St. Louis Cardinals-New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium with a smattering of fellow Cardinals fans. There was a rain delay, and our group — all dressed in loud red, of course — watched the Bleacher Creatures amuse themselves, treating the benches like Slip-n-Slide's and participating in much… »
World Deadspin Headquarters — usually a dank, gloomy sort of place, not unlike Dracula's castle or the DMV — feels like Disneyland today. That's because Tommy Lasorda is back at the controls of his MLB Blog.
We can hardly contain our excitement. Tommy, who is supposed to be running the site's signature blog, has been… »
Even though we still hadn't quite gotten used to not calling them the Charlotte Hornets anyway, the New Orleans Hornets have now officially changed their name again. »
We love the ABA. In case you weren't sure they were still around, the ABA is a fledgling pro hoops league, with 50 scattered teams with names like the Bellingham Slam, the Northeast Pennsylvania Breakers and, our favorite, the Reigning Knights of Georgia. The league is scrappy, goofy and even uses the red and white… »
Like all of you, we're sure, we were moved and stirred by the NFL's selfless Katrina Telethon last night. John Elway, answering phones! Frank Gifford! Danny Kanell! We were touched by the willingness of such sainted former football players to roll up their sleeves and pitch in; they were answering telephones and… »
What to watch as your hairline recedes considerably faster than the New Orleans floodwater ...
• MLB: Padres at Giants. Barry throws down his crutches, returns to lineup.
• Pickup basketball: NBA players' Hurricane Relief Game.
• MNF: Eagles at Falcons. That lovable Terrell Owens plucks at your heartstrings once more. »
Resident nerdy professor ESPN ombudsman George Solomon filed his newest impotent you-darned-kids column on Saturday, and, as usual, we imagine ESPN brass reading it, shaking their heada, chuckling, then tossing another few more Indonesian children on the fire. (It's gonna get cold in Bristol soon; it's the middle of… »
Like most of you who decided that NFL Sunday Ticket isn't quite valuable enough to make up for the utter uselessness of DirectTV, we spent yesterday at a sports bar, looking past the impromptu games of beer pong to watch hundreds of television screens full of football. And we saw what we're sure you saw: Everyone's… »
• Cycling Union: Lance is no dope. [Tour of Texas Cycling]
• Assist leader: Magic Johnson shows the love to Katrina victims by offering jobs that aren't on television talk shows. [LA Daily News]
• San Antonio to host four Saints games, but the music won't be nearly as good. [Big Easy Blog]
• Salon columnist makes Week… »
Now, far be it from us to accuse any athlete of being anything less than 100 percent magnanimous in all of his charitable endeavors ... but we couldn't help but raise an eyebrow at Eagles flapjaw wide receiver Terrell Owens' newest attempt to confuse human beings into mistaking him for a nice fellow. »
Currently, the New Orleans Saints — we have to keep reminding ourselves that New Orleans had a football team, and that they still exist right now — are denying CNN's reports that the Superdome will have to be torn down, but whether CNN is right or not, the team still needs someplace to play right now. The Saints'… »
We feel like you're expecting us to somehow poke fun at Knicks guard Stephon Marbury's emotional breakdown when discussing Hurricane Katrina, but we really can't. The guy was legitimately devastated, and he's also avoiding one of our pet peeves: Attaching charitable donations to some sort of athletic performance.… »