The Best NBA Media Day Photos From Around The League

Today was NBA media day, a mostly useless exercise where players and coaches trot out the most optimistic of cliches for the season ahead. The answers are so predictable that one blog went so far as to create a media day bingo card. On the plus side, media day is also when players pose for all sorts of weird photos… » 9/29/14 10:29pm 9/29/14 10:29pm

Chris Sale Does Not Have Bones In His Body, Defies Physics

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is, on a per-inning basis, currently pitching more or less the way Sandy Koufax did in his prime. (His park- and league-adjusted ERA-plus of 195 is actually a little better than Koufax's best-ever mark, though yes of course Koufax pitched a hell of a lot more innings, you don't need to… » 9/15/14 2:37pm 9/15/14 2:37pm

This Guy Was Sharing The Hacked Celeb Nudes Weeks Before They Leaked

Last night, we brought you the story of the Deadspin reader whose girlfriend was approached on Aug. 19 with a strange request—a Facebook user going by the (presumably fake) name of Jason Killan offered her $5,000 for nude pictures or videos. Our reader—we'll call him David—messaged Killan to tell him to fuck off,… » 9/01/14 10:02pm 9/01/14 10:02pm

The Grossest Photos From The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut ate 61 hot dogs today to win his eighth straight Nathan's hot dog eating contest for the men, while Miki Sudo won the women's competition with 34. But we know what you're here for. You want high-quality photos of sweaty hot dog eaters in action, right? Hell yeah you do. You're welcome. » 7/04/14 3:30pm 7/04/14 3:30pm

This Old Chinese Figure Skater Has Smooth Moves, Awesome Facial Hair

In February 1946 readers of a popular weekly magazine were introduced to exactly the sort of scene Henry Luce likely had in mind when, a decade earlier, he and poet Archibald MacLeish crafted their famous prospectus for a publication initially called "The Show-Book of the World." The still-stirring opening lines of… » 1/08/14 9:08am 1/08/14 9:08am

75 Years Ago NFL Players Looked Like This

"Pro football is almost a different game from college football," LIFE magazine helpfully informed its readers in October 1938. In those years, the biggest pro sports in America were baseball, boxing and horse racing; professional football barely registered on most fans' radar. But pro ball was making strides, and LIFE… » 12/17/13 10:08am 12/17/13 10:08am

A Face Only A Hockey Puck Could Love

Once upon a time, NHL goalies played without masks. Unsurprisingly, their faces often got all fucked up. In 1966, LIFE published an article, "The Goalie Is the Goat," that not only aimed to put a human countenance on "hockey's reviled and bludgeoned fall-guys," but featured a photo of what looked like a modern-day… » 12/11/13 9:15am 12/11/13 9:15am

The Badassest Rookie Linebacker The NFL Has Ever Seen

I was never a Bears fan, although I do admire the uniform — orange, black and white together just feels football-y, somehow — and I bawled like a crazy person while reading I Am Third and again while watching Brian's Song. (Damn you, James Caan. Damn you to tearjerking hell.) But recently I came across an old LIFE… » 12/04/13 9:17am 12/04/13 9:17am

The Kennedys And Their Goddamn Football, Fer Chrissake

Everyone's talking about JFK these days, and why not? He and his messed-up brothers from that twisted, doomed family certainly had style, even if the lads were — by and large — narcissists congenitally addicted to strange. Style. It's a slippery thing. Here, for example, is a picture of Jack tossing a football to his… » 11/15/13 2:11pm 11/15/13 2:11pm

This Guy Yells At Girls All Day, But It's Cool

In September 1965, LIFE magazine profiled a man named Bill Horan, a World War II vet who spent his days yelling at young women. That's not all he did, though. He also instilled the sort of character traits one might expect from a former paratrooper — tenacity, discipline, resilience — through cheerleading clinics he… » 11/13/13 9:36am 11/13/13 9:36am