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I was hanging out with a friend the other day when I mentioned that FX was gonna start airing a miniseries about the O.J. Simpson trial and he said to me, “I saw that, and I realized that, even after all these years, I’m still fucking sick to death of the whole thing.”
Unlike many people, I don't remember where I was when OJ Simpson took off on that infamous Bronco ride back in 1994. It was summer, so I was probably at my folks' house asking my mom to buy me lots of Killian's Irish Red for freshman year. I remember watching the sheriff on ESPN say that police were "actively"…
The O.J. Simpson car chase had its share of memorable moments. For you, maybe it was the absurdity of a white Ford Bronco leading a phalanx of police well under the speed limit, or the knowledge that Simpson had a gun to his head, or Al Cowlings telling police "You know who I am, goddammit" or just the realization…
It was 20 years ago today that we all stopped what we were doing to watch a white Ford Bronco drive, slowly, around Los Angeles. Out of context it seems absurd, but O.J. Simpson's televised escape, and the subsequent trial, changed how we watch the world. And yet, the most important piece of the chase is gone. Where…
OJ: The Musical is a movie that exists, and the trailer suggests we might actually enjoy it. If you live in or near Atlanta, you can reserve some seats for a June 17 screening over here.
O.J. Simpson sort of won a parole victory today. After asking last week for an early release five years into a 33-year sentence, he'll be freed after serving at least four more years. [CBS Sports]
O.J. Simpson, 66, pleaded with the Nevada parole board to release him from prison just five years into his 33-year sentence. They'll deliberate and respond in two weeks. [CNN]
This is a pretty good tattoo of not-convicted-in-court murderer O.J. Simpson.
Holy cow, O.J. has been in prison since 2008. And the years haven't been kind.
Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: In this theory, O.J.'s son was the murderer.
As you were, Internet. [Hollywood Reporter]
Numerous shots of half-naked players doing the running man on the beach to bad rap. O.J. Simpson. Strange hands rubbing Paul Caligiuri's hairy chest. This is either a brilliant homoerotic rip-off a Newport Full Flavor ad or the most disturbing video I've ever seen.
For some reason or another, the Barbara Walters damegaggle decided to put O.J. Simpson's old house guest, Kato Kaelin, on television this morning. Seems as if they presumed people wanted to know where he is now. And hot damn, he's rocking. Says his life has been "crazy great" since the Packers won the Super Bowl.…
The purported word coming from Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Center today had all the makings of a Rockwellian portrait painted by the would've-been U.S. Rep. Rich Iott of Ohio. Accused murderer and convicted armed-robber Orenthal James Simpson got beaten so badly by a young skinhead in the prison yard that he had…
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.
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 the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
Three L.A. teachers were suspended for giving kids photos of O.J. Simpson and Dennis Rodman to carry in a Black History Month parade. Among the alternatives suggested by the district: Kobe Bryant. I have made none of this up. [AP]