How Deadspin Fucked Up The Cory Gardner Story

On Wednesday, Deadspin published a story questioning the football bona fides of U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, a Republican who's running for the Colorado Senate seat currently occupied by Democrat Mark Udall. We fucked up. After the story was published, the main source we'd relied on reversed himself on a key point, and… » 10/16/14 3:01pm Thursday 3:01pm

NPR: Ebola Might Make Chocolate Expensive (While Killing Lots Of People)

Yeesh. Lotta scary Ebola news these days. Between the situation in Africa seemingly spiraling beyond anyone's control, a botched containment job at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, and exposed people breaking quarantine to go strolling around New Jersey, presumably barfing Ebola blood on school bus door handles,… » 10/15/14 1:29pm Wednesday 1:29pm

Man Tells TV Reporter "I Would Love To See My Meat In Your Mouth"

Famed Kansas City burger joint Westport Flea Market has been running a "1985" deal of late to celebrate the Royals' playoff success, and KCTV reporter Courtenay DeHoff dropped by Friday morning for a live shot from the restaurant's kitchen. That's where proprietor Joe Zwillenberg informed DeHoff that "I would love to… » 10/13/14 11:16am 10/13/14 11:16am

Denver Post Suspends Avalanche Beat Writer For Twitter Meltdown

The Denver Post yesterday announced a two-week unpaid suspension for Avalanche beat writer Adrian Dater, after he blasted a young Kings player for a three-year-old "pussy play," got into a screaming match on Twitter with just about everyone, and slid into a another writer's inbox to tell him to "fuck off." It was a… » 10/08/14 9:01am 10/08/14 9:01am

Angry Alabama Fan Is Back With More Burns For Colin Cowherd

The last time we heard from Phyllis, she was smarting from Alabama's Iron Bowl loss to Auburn, and called into Paul Finebaum's radio show to let off some steam by calling Colin Cowherd mean names, like "Cow-Turd." Alabama lost last weekend, and Cowherd once again drew Phyllis's ire with his comments about the game,… » 10/07/14 11:21am 10/07/14 11:21am

Cristiano Ronaldo Likens Ugly Tackle To Rugby; Rugby World Turns Stupid

Cristiano Ronaldo was none too happy about his early exit from last week's Champions League match between Real Madrid and Ludogorets, necessitated by this late challenge in the final minutes. After the game, the winger described the tackle thus: "It was a very ugly tackle and it seemed as if we were playing a game of… » 10/06/14 6:18pm 10/06/14 6:18pm

Bill Simmons Is Just Maxin' And Relaxin' On His Instagram Account

It's been nine days since ESPN suspended Bill Simmons for going on a mildly profane and not-at-all edgy rant about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. So what's Simmons been up to since then? Based on his Instagram account (which he is apparently not banned from using, unlike his Twitter account), it seems like he's been… » 10/03/14 1:36pm 10/03/14 1:36pm

ESPN's Andrew Brandt Really Needs A New Twitter Joke

A thing that happens quite often on Twitter is that people will tweet out pictures of strange foods, usually because those foods are grotesque in size or construction, and thus there is a need to gawk at them. This is a communal exercise, involving various Twitter users retweeting pictures of the food and adding… » 9/30/14 3:37pm 9/30/14 3:37pm

The Sports Guy Vs. ESPN: How Bill Simmons Lost Bristol

It was, he would later tell a confidant, like something out of The Godfather. Bill Simmons was meeting with two of the most powerful executives at ESPN, John Skipper and John Walsh, in a conference room in ESPN's then-unfinished Los Angeles office hard by the Staples Center. Within three years, this would be the… » 9/26/14 1:32pm 9/26/14 1:32pm