No One Notices The Spurs Because No One Notices San Antonio

Here's a working barstool-grade theory as to why, during its dynastic run to four (perhaps soon five) titles since 1999, America still embraces the San Antonio Spurs with a yawn and a why are you still here? squint. This phenomenon has flustered if not baffled sports cognoscenti for years. But they play pure,… » 6/08/13 4:11pm 6/08/13 4:11pm

John Calipari Is Having A Really Great Spring Break In The Big Apple

Earlier this week, after failing to get a nod for the Big Dance, the Kentucky Wildcats–the winningest team in the history of the men's NCAA tournamentlost to Robert Morris in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. It was a low point. But you know who's cruising right along, content as ever? John… » 3/21/13 5:00pm 3/21/13 5:00pm

Mike Francesa Cannot Work In This Filth

Via Awful Announcing, WFAN's sports talk radio creature from the black lagoon Mike Francesa decided to start yesterday's show with the one thing he knows his listeners care about most: how messy the previous show's hosts left his desk. It's a fun rant though, especially coming from a guy who knows how to rant, and who … » 1/05/13 9:20am 1/05/13 9:20am

This Week's Signs Of The Apocalypse

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. » 11/17/12 2:10pm 11/17/12 2:10pm

Beer Of The Week: Blue Buck, In Time For Canadian Thanksgiving

Monday marks a holiday that in Canada is known as Thanksgiving. Any American will recognize the basic outlines of the day: Get together with friends and family and eat until you can compare stretchmarks and then succumb to naps. That doesn't mean it's the same holiday. Care to (U) guess (S) which (A) is superior? » 10/06/12 6:07pm 10/06/12 6:07pm

The Same Firm That Designed The Nets' Rusty Spaceship In Brooklyn Will…

The old maxim says that you can't determine the quality and endurance of a sports arena until Jay-Z has played at least six of eight consecutive concerts there. With that requirement satisfied and the Barclays Arena yet to crumble into a pile of orange-brown dust, MLS felt comfortable asking Barclays Center-designers… » 10/05/12 10:24am 10/05/12 10:24am

Knicks Fans Nearing Long-Awaited Reunion With Former Point Guard Isiah …

In the 2007-2008 season, Bill Belichick won 18 games and was hailed as a genius. In the same year, Isiah Thomas won 23 games. He was fired. The Knicks have made a lot of mistakes in the last decade, but letting Thomas go was surely the most egregious. He was canned just days after leading the Knicks to one of the 58… » 9/10/12 5:00pm 9/10/12 5:00pm

Local Virgins Say Tim Tebow May Be Able To Remain A Virgin In New…

The sports section of today's New York Times busied itself with yet another important journalism project on the topic of Tim Tebow's virginity. Tebow himself, however, was "unavailable for comment," so Times writer Bob Tedeschi did the next most logical thing: He tracked down a handful of young NYC virgins to comment on … » 8/22/12 5:44pm 8/22/12 5:44pm