The NFL Will Have Three Quadruple-Headers Next Season

You knew it was coming—and it's sure to be polarizing—but the NFL has announced that its three London games in 2015 will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. Which means three different fall Sundays will offer four football games in a row. Your body is not ready. » 1/22/15 3:41pm 1/22/15 3:41pm

The Knicks And Bucks Played A Knicks-Bucks Game, But In London

I can't figure out whether the American sports-league practice of sending our shittiest, most boring teams to London is intended to punish the teams, or the English, or what. Clearly somebody is being punished, here, right? Why else do it? » 1/16/15 12:36pm 1/16/15 12:36pm

This Is Why The Jags And Cowboys Are Wearing Red Patches Today

You might be wondering why the Jaguars and Cowboys are wearing red patches on their jerseys and red stickers on their helmets during today's game in London. Allow us to explain! » 11/09/14 1:33pm 11/09/14 1:33pm

Woman In Famed Abbey Road Crosswalk Hit By Car, Goes Flying

This popped up yesterday on the always-questionable LiveLeak, but I've got a feeling this is legit. Here is a woman trying to run across the famous Abbey Road crosswalk, in spite of all the danger, who needed help after a car ran her over. » 11/08/14 1:01am 11/08/14 1:01am

Dolphins, Chiefs Agree To London Games In Hopes Of Hosting Super Bowl

The NFL has unveiled its 2015 "International Series"—three games to be played in London's Wembley Stadium, three teams forfeiting the competitive and financial advantage of a home game. Why on earth would anyone want to be the "home" team in London? Here's the really simple answer: » 11/06/14 3:34pm 11/06/14 3:34pm

Hey, The Falcons And Lions Are Playing At 9:30 A.M. ET Sunday

Yeah, we did a post touching on Sunday's Lions-Falcons game in Wembley Stadium, but an informal poll showed that most of us didn't know it would air on the East Coast at 9:30 a.m. We thought it'd be at 1 p.m. like usual. Anyway, now you know. Double-check your fantasy team and start drinking earlier than you normally… » 10/24/14 4:41pm 10/24/14 4:41pm

Reviewer Jump-Kicks Macho Steakhouse's Dick And Balls Into The Sun

Beast is a self-consciously primal London steak-and-crab restaurant, all ludicrously oversized tables and steaks and crab legs and prices, presented gravely as though in mourning of the fallen at Helm's Deep; a display of such over-the-top machismo that even Vladimir Putin rolls his eyes at it when he flies overhead… » 10/20/14 11:22am 10/20/14 11:22am

The IOC Is Ruining the Olympics, But Rio Could Save Them

The International Olympic Committee is having a bad month. No one wants to host the 2022 Olympics. The organization's obnoxious public haranguing has turned Rio into a media circus. Its World Cup counterpart, FiFA, is being investigated for insane bribery allegations. And ultimately, the IOC has got no one to blame… » 6/06/14 2:20pm 6/06/14 2:20pm

NFL London Game Will Begin Ass-Early

One of the NFL's London games next season will actually be an afternoon game for Brits: It'll kick off at 1:30 p.m. local time. That means it'll be 9:30 a.m. on the East Coast, 6:30 a.m. on the West Coast, and, like, Tuesday in Hawaii. » 12/05/13 10:44am 12/05/13 10:44am

Which is London's favorite NFL team? A reporter kept track of the non-Viking, non-Steeler NFL jerseys in attendance at yesterday's London game. The top team won't surprise you. No. 4 will. [WSJ] » 9/30/13 3:15pm 9/30/13 3:15pm

London Soldier Hacked To Death By Machete-Wielding Terrorists

A horrifying daytime attack by local terrorists armed with meat cleavers took the life of U.K. soldier Lee Rigby, who was butchered and left dead in the street in southeast London. The crazed killers shouted "Allahu Akbar" after completing their grisly crime and then demanded stunned passers-by take video. » 5/22/13 1:40pm 5/22/13 1:40pm

Sign Of The Apocalypse: Mass Child Lead Poisoning

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. » 10/06/12 2:25pm 10/06/12 2:25pm

A Town Welcomes Back Its Olympic Hero By Singing "We Are The Champions"…

Heiki Nabi took a silver in Greco-Roman wrestling in London, one of Estonia's two medals. So when Nabi returned to his hometown of Kärdla, on an island in the Baltic Sea, seemingly the entire population came out to greet him by serenading him with an Estonian version of a Queen classic. » 8/17/12 11:20am 8/17/12 11:20am

Your Sneak Preview Of The Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremonies kick off this afternoon at 4 p.m. EST. But why wait (*checks watch*) five minutes to see what the set'll look like? Hey, you could look at pictures of past closing ceremonies, or you could look at pictures of future closing ceremonies. Here are some pre-ceremony pictures being tweeted and… » 8/12/12 3:58pm 8/12/12 3:58pm

Your Daily Olympic Schedule: August 12 - Day 17

In effort to save you the time that it takes to both find and decipher the NBC Olympics schedule while trying to figure out which events are even worth watching, we've created our own (better) daily schedule of Olympic events. All events are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (no math) at the time that they actually… » 8/12/12 11:04am 8/12/12 11:04am

Your Daily Olympic Schedule: August 11 - Day 16

In effort to save you the time that it takes to both find and decipher the NBC Olympics schedule while trying to figure out which events are even worth watching, we've created our own (better) daily schedule of Olympic events. All events are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (no math) at the time that they actually… » 8/11/12 11:02am 8/11/12 11:02am

Why Isn't Synchronized Trampoline In The Olympics?

Last week we talked about the sports that haven't yet made it to the Olympics. In this week's excerpt from Slate's podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin makes the case for synchronized trampoline—another contender—to join the ranks of Olympic events. Especially if it saves the participants from a career of tweeting… » 8/10/12 5:04pm 8/10/12 5:04pm

Your Daily Olympic Schedule: August 10 - Day 15

In effort to save you the time that it takes to both find and decipher the NBC Olympics schedule while trying to figure out which events are even worth watching, we've created our own (better) daily schedule of Olympic events. All events are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (no math) at the time that they actually… » 8/10/12 3:00am 8/10/12 3:00am

Water Polo Coach Celebrates Gold By Jumping Into The Pool, Lands Crotch…

The US women's water polo team took gold today, stomping out Spain 8-5. When the game ended, the team and coaching staff linked arms and took a ceremonious plunge into the pool. One of the coaches, who was already a little late to this party, jumped in after them, only to land crotch-first on the head of one of the… » 8/09/12 6:57pm 8/09/12 6:57pm