How The New York Post Manufactured A Stupid Jets Controversy

Earlier today, we told you about the New York Post's stupid attempt to turn a completely non-controversial event—a Jets team trip to Dave & Buster's the day before their game against the Bills—into a controversy. That story, by columnist Mark Cannizzaro, was based in part on a quote from Buffalo defensive end Mario… » 11/18/13 5:20pm 11/18/13 5:20pm

Your Latest Dumb Jets Scandal: A Trip To Dave & Buster's

The Jets lost to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, and they lost badly. This was not a surprising turn of events, as the Jets are a not-very-good football team that often loses badly to other football teams that are good and sometimes also not very good. But these are the Jets, so obviously their latest loss can pass… » 11/18/13 2:15pm 11/18/13 2:15pm

The Boston Bombing Witch Hunt Bags Another Innocent Kid

On Monday, the New York Post doggedly stuck to its claim that 12 were killed in the Boston Marathon bombings. On Tuesday, CNN (among others) reported that a suspect had been arrested, before walking that all the way back. Today, the Post wrests back the "what the fuck are you doing?" crown by putting two "potential… » 4/18/13 10:29am 4/18/13 10:29am

Media Somehow Find Way To Sell Boring Story Of World-Famous Olympian…

You had to feel bad for the editors of America when they heard that Oscar Pistorius was suspected of the murder of his girlfriend. I mean, sure, Pistorius is one of the most well-known athletes in the world, long held up as an inspiring tale of overcoming adversity. And sure, his involvement in a violent and horrific… » 2/15/13 1:25pm 2/15/13 1:25pm

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. » 12/01/12 3:55pm 12/01/12 3:55pm

Derek Jeter: Fatty Fatty Boombalatty (Or Something)

That right there is Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter, fresh off the pancake buffet at a Miami hotel as he rehabs his surgically repaired ankle. Notice anything different? I mean, besides the layer after layer of disgusting subcutaneous fat, just bulging and drooping and oh god I'm going to be ill. Anyway, new cargo shorts, … » 11/30/12 3:25pm 11/30/12 3:25pm

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. » 10/13/12 3:39pm 10/13/12 3:39pm

Joe Girardi's Father Died, And The New York Post Seriously Fucked Up…

Today the Yankees announced that manager Joe Girardi's father passed away. Jerry Girardi had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for years, and this New Yorker article describes how Joe would make the six-hour drive to the nursing home in Illinois every time the Yankees traveled to Chicago. » 10/11/12 4:30pm 10/11/12 4:30pm

The Post Drew Mark Sanchez As A Very Sad Clown

Today's New York Post, as a whole, crystallizes the 2012 Jets. On the cover, Tebow and Sanchez are depicted as passengers in Rex Ryan's clown car. Sanchez looks especially despondent. But the paper's big season preview article predicts that the Jets will have a winning record and return to the postseason, despite their … » 9/04/12 3:00pm 9/04/12 3:00pm

New York Post Front Page Kicks Nonsensical Ass

Fenway Park has been in the news a lot of late. There was the touching Field of Dreams-inspired story of the father and son who built their own replica Fenway in the vastness of Oregon. Then the drunken awkwardness of those loveable idiots, Cowboy Up himself and the Yankees' favorite son. And, of course, the stirring, … » 4/21/12 12:15pm 4/21/12 12:15pm