Five-Year-Old Mutton Bustin' Rider Eats It

Sorry, soccer. Mutton bustin', in which small children feebly hold onto sheep until they're thrown into the dirt, is the only sport worthy of being called "The Beautiful Game." » 3/18/14 8:27pm 3/18/14 8:27pm

Bull Skating Is A Sport That Is Real And Awesome

You know the part in Westerns where a bad guy gallops off with some widow's or orphan's horse, so the roguish anti-hero tears after him on his own stallion, and when he catches up to him the two battle it out stride by stride until the anti-hero finally shoots the bad guy off and thus has to corral the two horses by… » 1/08/14 1:48pm 1/08/14 1:48pm

Don't You Dare Call Mutton Bustin' "Wool Riding"

Part of me loves this Modern Farmer article about mutton bustin', because looking at pictures of small children getting busted by some mutton is always a good time. But part of me also hates it, because it claims that mutton bustin' is also known as "wool riding." That's a foul, Modern Farmer! » 12/12/13 11:14am 12/12/13 11:14am

City Of New York Cancels Mutton-Bustin', Rodeo's Greatest Event

The scores of finance bros and curious onlookers who crowded into Madison Square Garden for the arena's annual dabble in rodeo over the weekend did not get an authentic picture of the tradition. They had overpriced pints of light beer and Cracker Jacks; some, I'm sure, had worn plaid and cowboy hats and taken on… » 1/09/12 3:10pm 1/09/12 3:10pm

There's No Cryin' In Mutton-Bustin'

North Texas's world-renowned mutton-bustin' exhibition, the Mesquite Championship Rodeo, will soon be upon us. Which means Good Day Dallas, with whom we've had some fun before, had to visit the rodeo. And when they visit, everything goes wrong. Because, you see, these are four-year-olds riding wayward sheep, and the… » 8/05/11 7:30pm 8/05/11 7:30pm

Duchess Kate Is The Future Queen Of Mutton Bustin'

Here are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge surveying the remains of empire at the Calgary Stampede. The Duchess, according to the indispensable (and endearingly capitalized) official website of The British Monarchy, "is a keen sportswoman, and has been involved in many different sports over the years." The list now… » 7/13/11 7:07pm 7/13/11 7:07pm

The Mutton Bustin' Season Is Officially Open

It's that time of year again, when small hapless children have their skulls driven deep into the dirt by disdainful mutton. And then we laugh at them (the children). But we're not merely laughing at pain in a public setting. No, we're also celebrating mutton. Look at the disdainful expression on the beast above. You… » 6/09/11 6:50pm 6/09/11 6:50pm

When Mutton Bustin' Goes Horribly Wrong

Derekscott "Bubba" Kirby is like all small children in the Southwest: he's a mutton buster. However, unlike most mutton busters, little Derekscott is infected with E. coli. » 7/28/10 7:15pm 7/28/10 7:15pm

Mutton-Almost-Bustin' At The Tour De France

Alberto Contador came 108 miles closer to winning his third Tour, no thanks to a bunch of of sheep who came out of fucking nowhere to dart across the road in front of the peloton. » 7/22/10 7:30pm 7/22/10 7:30pm

Angry Sheep Still Trampling Our Nation's Children

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 7/06/10 10:00am 7/06/10 10:00am

An Intern Introduction And A Poop-Related Apology

Hello. If you haven't heard, I'm the new Deadspintern (feel free to suggest a nickname). I hope you have enjoyed what I've done so far because it's been a real hoot. » 3/04/10 12:10pm 3/04/10 12:10pm

Scared Children Still Being Trampled By Angry Sheep, TV News Reports

Mutton bustin' is huge, according to some weird Fox News story that features terrifying video from Denver's National Western Stock Show. For example? "In a year-end post, sports blog Deadspin highlighted the year in mutton." We're tastemakers now! [MyFox] » 1/19/10 4:30pm 1/19/10 4:30pm

The Year In... Mutton

So the last month has been chock full of end-of-decade retrospectives in addition to the typical end-of-year remembrances. We'll do our own anyway. Today, to start: mutton-bustin'. Like you expected anything else. » 12/25/09 2:15pm 12/25/09 2:15pm

Thanks For Mutton

ESPN's E:60 investigative arm has once again cracked the case, introducing the rest of the Western world—at least the part that doesn't read this fair website—to the phenomenon of mutton bustin'. » 11/04/09 10:20am 11/04/09 10:20am

Mutton But The Truth

I can think of no better way to end this week than with a photo of a bootless child being maimed by a haughtily superior sheep as a rodeo clown tries vainly to help. Unpack this metaphor as you will. » 10/23/09 6:30pm 10/23/09 6:30pm

Whither Mutton Bustin'? How the Culture of Self-Esteem Is Ruining An…

We can all agree that Mutton Bustin' is a good thing. But are liberal parents threatening the sanctity of this fundamentally American rite of passage? Yes. They are. » 8/01/09 5:01pm 8/01/09 5:01pm

The Patriotism Of "Mutton-Bustin'": The Young Men In The Arena Clinging…

Long before they became known as beacons of transgender pride and abortion on demand the great Republican Teddy Roosevelt observed the nation's cities to be poor places to raise children, because "most good games are against the law." » 8/01/09 4:49pm 8/01/09 4:49pm