Johnny Tapia Died, Died, Died, Died, Then Died, And Lived Hard In…

New Mexico police are saying that boxer Johnny Tapia was found dead at his house on Sunday. They do not suspect foul play. Apparently he was the victim of having been Johnny Tapia for 45 years. » 5/28/12 2:25pm 5/28/12 2:25pm

Body Of Missing Ultrarunner Micah True Found In New Mexico Wildnerness

After going missing last Tuesday, searchers found the body of Micah True in New Mexico's Gila National Forest Saturday evening at around 6 p.m. True was featured in the book Born to Run about a reclusive Native American tribe, the Tarahumara, who "have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles… » 4/01/12 1:53pm 4/01/12 1:53pm

Marcus Vick Eager To Take Spotlight Back From His Brother


Has it really been a year-and-a-half since a Marcus Vick update? That can't be right! Anyway, our friend "New" Mexico has found himself in some trouble this morning: He was arrested and charged with a DUI. » 6/13/08 10:40am 6/13/08 10:40am

Deadspin HOF Nominee: Marcus "New Mexico" Vick

We can't take credit for the beauty that is Ron Mexico, because it came before our time, so we can only have fun with the next best thing: His little brother Marcus, who has the most fun you can possibly have without actually having herpes. » 9/05/06 6:00pm 9/05/06 6:00pm

Dolphins Not Liable For Future Damages, So You Know

We don't mean to imply that the Miami Dolphins are covering their tailfeathers a bit with Marcus "New Mexico" Vick, whom they just signed to a free agent contract, but here's what was included in the official press release about the signing. » 5/16/06 11:30am 5/16/06 11:30am

New Mexico To Peddle His Wares Somewhere Outside NFL

In a collective shrug that probably surprised Marcus "New Mexico" Vick and no one else, the Virginia Tech quarterback/gun-brandishing Happy Meal-orderer went undrafted in seven rounds yesterday. Some say it might have been his lack of arm strength, some say it might have been a lack of experience and some say it might… » 5/01/06 12:45pm 5/01/06 12:45pm

New Mexico's Woes Continue

Bad Jocks has been all over this story, and they've got their confirmation from the NFL Draft Almanac: Apparently Marcus "New Mexico" Vick scored a lowly 11 on his Wonderlic test at the NFL combine last month. That's slightly better than Vince Young's badly graded score, but somehow still lower than his actual score.… » 3/21/06 4:00pm 3/21/06 4:00pm

A Mexico United Will Not Fall!

At halftime of the Hawks-Cavaliers game yesterday — most noteworthy for someone pointing a laser at LeBron James — our man Ron Mexico spoke to reporters about the season passed and, mostly, his troubled brother Marcus "New Mexico" Vick. Turns out, the two Mexicos are actually living together right now as New Mexico… » 1/26/06 2:11pm 1/26/06 2:11pm

What Could Be The Greatest Sports Story Ever

The man you see in this picture is Kevin Rogers. A football lifer, he is most famous for being Donovan McNabb's quarterback coach at Syracuse. He and his wife Betty are the parents of three. Earlier today, Rogers was hired by new coach Brad Childress to become the quarterbacks coach for the Minnesota Vikings. For the… » 1/12/06 3:00pm 1/12/06 3:00pm

New Mexico Packs Some Serious Heat

We've received a lot of amusing PhotoShop montages involving former Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus "New Mexico" Vick, but, for some reason, we think this is our favorite one. » 1/12/06 11:15am 1/12/06 11:15am

Poll Results: Super-Size New Mexico!

You have spoken, dear readers, and it's perhaps little surprise that you'd be most afraid to run into Marcus "New Mexico" Vick at your local McDonald's. You know what's cool, though? He has a THUG LIFE tattoo across his McRib. » 1/11/06 4:00pm 1/11/06 4:00pm

Poll: Whom Do You Least Want To Run Into At McDonald's?

We still haven't quite come to terms with the bat-shit crazy weirdness of Marcus "New Mexico" Vick whipping out a gun at McDonald's the day after he declared for the NFL Draft, but it did get us to thinking: We haven't been to McDonald's for a long, long time. At first, we thought it was because we're older now and… » 1/10/06 4:30pm 1/10/06 4:30pm