Every year’s calendar is predictably laced with holidays, but there is one that has a way of sneaking up on you and then pouncing, like a panther made of guilt: the second Sunday of every May, i.e. Mother’s Day. Despite its repeating pattern, I find myself forgetting it on an annual basis, the way I do any other…
Ohio State’s Eli Apple is one of the top cornerbacks available in this week’s NFL draft. But he’s not, in fact, the most impressive talent to emerge from his own family. That honor is reserved for his mom, Annie Apple, who is a LeBron James-, Andrew Luck-type superstar-in-the-making at the all-important position of…
The Warriors are probably going to win at least 70 games, and are currently on pace to eclipse Michael Jordan’s 1996 Bulls and win 73. They’re good and fun and they’re killing everyone, but even they’ve drawn some haters. Draymond Green’s mother wrote an open letter to those haters. Hey, Oscar Roberston, Stephen…
The Canucks’ moms are with the team on their two-game road trip (compare the happy picture above with this one of the Leafs’ dads), and everyone was having a good time in Vancouver’s 3-1 win at Colorado. No one more so than Beth Bartkowski, who saw her son score his first goal in more than three months.
The writers at Deadspin asked their moms and dads what they thought of the site in 2015. Here are their unedited responses.
UMass guard Trey Davis hit a slump in the team’s recent schedule, with a .263 shooting percentage in the Minutemen’s three last losses. Davis broke out of his funk Wednesday night against New Orleans, however, torching the Privateers for 40 points in a 103-95 overtime win. After the game, the senior attributed his…
Bethany Academy in Bloomington, Minn., held a fundraiser, and the family who raised the most money received the opportunity to take a half-court shot for a grand prize: half-off tuition at the school next year. Grace Ramey raised the most, but her mother Angela took the shot. The video is fantastic.
South Carolina’s Terrence Gist hammered a ball way out of the park in his team’s Little League World Series game against Rhode Island today—just as ESPN was sitting down with his mom for a live interview. The pandering LLWS broadcasts can be awful at times, but maybe it’s worth it for moments like these?
What good is having kids if you can’t embarrass them? This great mom, who did the same dance at 32 places across Disneyland, totally gets it. Her kids are over it, and she’s loving it, and so am I.
Moms are essential. Without them, we’d all be just masses of genetic material floating around. They’ve put up with plenty of your crap (in multiple senses), and this Sunday—which is Mother’s Day, in case you were not aware—is as good an opportunity as any to show the various mothers in your life how much you love…
Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen made his major-league debut yesterday, which means the broadcast included an obligatory in-game interview in the stands with Lorenzen’s mom. The interview was carrying on as these things normally do, until Adam Lind crushed a Lorenzen fastball over the center-field fence.
Orioles outfielder Adam Jones had a home run and five RBIs in Sunday’s win over the Red Sox, so he was feeling pretty good. Even Boston’s jeering crowd couldn’t bring him down, as he alluded to in his postgame interview.
Yesterday, Barcelona's Luis Suárez worked over PSG's David Luiz, hitting him with a brutal and embarrassing nutmeg on his way to a goal. Then he did it again. Sensing that her son could use some soothing words to heal his charred, diced, and nutmeg-flavored ego, his mother posted this message of encouragement:
The Packers running back (and native of Gretna, La.) got a pep talk from Moms ahead of the NFC Championship—and nothing but love after the brutal loss:
The writers at Deadspin asked their moms and dads what they thought of the site in 2014. Here are their unedited responses.
The 76ers beat the Magic in Orlando last night, a fact that was of very little concern to Sixers shooting guard K.J. McDaniels's mom, who was in attendance and continued to demonstrate that she couldn't give less of a shit about the Sixers, and just wants to see her son ball.
The tanking-ass Sixers are gross and bad, and this fact has not gone unnoticed by Sixers guard K.J. McDaniels's mom. Recently, she took to Twitter to let people know that she does not appreciate the Sixers' bullshit.
Nuggets rookie Gary Harris, having missed the first seven games of the season with an injury, played in his first NBA game last night. His mom was there to see it. Kind of.
Jeremy Lin has clowned his mom once again. Earlier this month, the point guard had dunked on her with the help of his brothers. For her birthday, he stuck a pie in her face. Mama Lin reacted with the fury.