What It's Like To Cover Screwed-Up, Despotic NFL Franchises

We're joined by the Washington Post's Redskins reporter Kent Babb. He also authored "Arrowhead Anxiety," which blew the lid off the Chiefs' front-office dysfunction, so he's uniquely equipped to discuss directionless football teams. Ask him anything you want in the comments below, and he'll try to answer before Tony… » 1/14/14 1:00pm 1/14/14 1:00pm

Come Chat With America's Cup-Winning Skipper Jimmy Spithill

We're joined in the office by Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill, who led a historic comeback from seven races down to win the America's Cup. He'll be in the comments below, so ask him anything about boats, boating, being an Australian representing a "Team USA" and other boat-related questions. » 10/02/13 1:00pm 10/02/13 1:00pm

Is Everything You Know About Soccer Wrong? Ask David Sally

We're joined now by David Sally, co-author with Chris Anderson of The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong. It's an argument for the power of analytics in soccer that's full of surprising conclusions about issues like the value of a goal scored relative to that of one saved, whether there's a… » 9/12/13 2:00pm 9/12/13 2:00pm

The 10,000-Hours Rule, And Other Myths: Live Chat With David Epstein

We're joined now by David Epstein, a former senior writer for Sports Illustrated who's just been hired by Pro Publica to be an investigative reporter. Epstein is the author of The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance, which was recently published by Current. Among other things, the… » 8/12/13 2:30pm 8/12/13 2:30pm

Got Questions About Gambling And The Mob? Ask A Bookie.

Joe Campanella is a real-life member of the Roslindale crew, one of the three biggest sports-betting syndicates on the streets of greater Boston. He's also one of the stars of Saint Hoods, a Discovery Channel docu-series that airs Friday nights at 10 (EDT). Campanella joins us now to take questions about being a… » 8/09/13 2:00pm 8/09/13 2:00pm

How I Broke The Biogenesis Story: A Chat With The Man Who Scooped MLB

We're joined by Tim Elfrink, managing editor at the Miami New Times and the man who first uncovered one of the biggest scandals in baseball history. Ask him how the story came together, what he thinks of MLB's investigation, the state of alt-weeklies, and anything else that comes to mind. » 8/07/13 2:00pm 8/07/13 2:00pm

Ask Melinda Henneberger About Notre Dame's Sexual Assault Problem

Melinda Henneberger is a political writer for the Washington Post who runs the paper's She the People blog. She's also a Notre Dame alumna who has done extensive reporting for the National Catholic Reporter about the school's shameful treatment of women who have made sexual assault allegations against Fighting Irish… » 1/04/13 2:00pm 1/04/13 2:00pm

Now's Your Chance To Chat With Jeremy Roenick, Nine-Time NHL All-Star…

Jeremy Roenick scored 513 goals in his 18 NHL seasons with the Blackhawks, Coyotes, Flyers, Kings, and Sharks. (You will recall, since it's not so active at present, the NHL is an occasionally operational professional league in which rich men compensate other men to play hockey.) Roenick retired in 2009. Now he works… » 11/05/12 2:00pm 11/05/12 2:00pm

Need Help Battening Down The Hatches? Bob Vila, America's Handyman, Is…

Worried about your windows? Wondering what to do about that leaky ceiling? Scared your basement (or your whole place) is going to be filled with water? Bob Vila—yes, that Bob Vila—is here to help. He spent nearly 20 years on television, and he's still doling out all kinds of fix-it advice on his website, BobVila.com,… » 10/29/12 6:00pm 10/29/12 6:00pm

Mr. Sports Journo, Twitter's Favorite Anonymous Sportswriter, Is Here…

Twitter is a medium tailor-made for unfiltered opinions and anonymity, and Mr. Sports Journo has excelled in cornering both areas while maintaining an air of mystery going on two years. We don't know who he is (although we certainly have our suspicions). All anyone seems to truly know about him—and we're guessing… » 8/22/12 3:00pm 8/22/12 3:00pm

Taylor Grey Meyer, Who Kindly Told The Padres To "Suck Her Dick," Is…

Everyone, meet Taylor Grey Meyer. Taylor, meet everyone. Taylor is the overqualified, underemployed 31-year-old who applied 30 different times for various jobs with the Padres, getting rejected or ignored each time. When they tried to hit her up for $500 to attend a job fair, she snapped and fired off one of the great… » 8/15/12 3:00pm 8/15/12 3:00pm

A Former Olympic Synchronized Swimmer Is Here To Answer Your Questions

Everyone meet Bridget Finn: member of the U.S. synchronized swimming team that took fifth at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, seven-time member of the national team, assistant coach on Stanford's national championship-winning squad in 2006-07. (She's currently the website editor at strategy + business.) Bridget's in the… » 8/09/12 2:25pm 8/09/12 2:25pm

Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Is Here To Take Your Questions

OK, gang. As promised, Chris Kluwe is ready to take shit from you. He's at the Vikings' training camp in Mankato, Minn., waiting on food and hoping a thunderstorm doesn't knock down the dorm the team's staying in. Ask him anything about anything by firing away down in the discussion below. » 8/01/12 10:00pm 8/01/12 10:00pm

Karl Rominger, Jerry Sandusky's Other Lawyer, Is Here To Take Your…

Karl Rominger teamed with Lawyerin' Joe Amendola to defend Jerry Sandusky in Sandusky's recent child sex abuse trial. Sandusky, of course, was convicted on 45 of the 48 counts against him. But almost as soon as we introduced Rominger to our readers last month, we made one of our more pleasant discoveries in this… » 7/10/12 2:00pm 7/10/12 2:00pm

Buzz Bissinger Is In Our Office And He's Taking Your Questions In The…

Hey! Look who's here! The Friday Night Lights author has popped into Deadspin HQ to say hello, and to chat with you down in the comments. We recommend that you check out this excerpt of his new Byliner Original, After Friday Night Lights, plus his newly published Slate essay on growing up next to Central Park. Fire… » 4/24/12 11:56am 4/24/12 11:56am