A Skeptic's Guide To The 2012 Heisman Trophy

Remember the lullaby afternoons of September, when we all figured we'd see a Heisman winner who merited the award? Maybe a Geno Smith, slinging the ball all over the yard, or even a Matt Barkley, who despite being named after Big Bird's dog had the right pedigree and weaponry (Robert Woods and Marquise Lee catching his … » 12/08/12 10:45am 12/08/12 10:45am

This Week's Signs Of The Apocalypse

For nearly two decades, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to cover the end of times but declines to cede the scoop on the biggest event in world history. » 10/27/12 5:27pm 10/27/12 5:27pm

Lawrence Taylor Twirled His Used Condom Over His Head "Like A Lasso"…

Lawrence Taylor is a registered sex offender after pleading guilty to paying a 16-year-old $300 for sex in a suburban hotel room in 2010. (Both he and the girl say she told him she was 19.) The plea spared him jail time, but now he's facing a civil suit from the girl, who claims he forced himself on her. And this trial … » 10/26/12 11:20am 10/26/12 11:20am

Osi Umenyiora Falls Just Shy Of Goal To Get Lawrence Taylor His Super…

Lawrence Taylor's son went ahead and auctioned off his father's 1991 Super Bowl ring last night and when all the numbers were tallied, it went for a cool $230,401.20. Further details of the transaction, including who made the winning bid, were not released. But we do know that it was not Osi. » 5/20/12 6:53pm 5/20/12 6:53pm

Twitter Aficionado Osi Umenyiora Promises To Buy Lawrence Taylor's…

This Osi Umenyiora guy is a weird cat. A week after calling LeSean McCoy a woman on twitter as an insult, he is now pledging to buy Lawrence Taylor's 1991 Super Bowl ring that is currently being auctioned off, but only if he gets one million followers. Initially he said the millionth follower would get to give the… » 5/19/12 4:45pm 5/19/12 4:45pm

Hookers Aren't Free, So Lawrence Taylor Is Auctioning Off One Of His…

We're seeing this more and more from famous athletes, whether it's because of financial straits, some sort of hassle, or reasons unexplained: Tommie Smith, Rashaan Salaam, Julius Erving, Ray Guy, David Wells, and Orel Hershiser—to name a few—have all in recent years put some item of cherished memorabilia from their… » 5/17/12 12:45pm 5/17/12 12:45pm

Lawrence Taylor, On If He Is A Changed Man After Getting Busted With…

In a meandering and bizarre interview aired Wednesday night on Showtime's Inside The NFL, Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor attempted to respond to questions about his 2010 arrest for soliciting an underage prostitute but mostly left the impression that more trouble's in his future. » 1/26/12 8:45am 1/26/12 8:45am

Lawrence Taylor On His Prostitutes: "I Don't Card Them"

Today, Lawrence Taylor went on Studio B with Shepard Smith and rambled nonsensically and sometimes offensively about having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute in upstate New York a year ago. He said awful things ("It's the world of prostitution. You never know what you're gonna get, if it's gonna be a pretty girl or an… » 3/22/11 8:15pm 3/22/11 8:15pm