Madison Bumgarner Pitches Gem As Giants Advance In Playoffs

En route to winning the 2010 World Series, San Francisco Giants play-by-play announcer Duane Kuiper coined a slogan to describe the team's penchant for winning tight games: "Giants Baseball...Torture." In 2012 they went down 0–2 in the NLDS and 1–3 in the NLCS before beating Detroit to win their second World Series… » 10/02/14 12:13am Today 12:13am

Brandon Crawford's Grand Slam Silences Pittsburgh Crowd

Supporting their team to the fullest, Pittsburgh Pirates fans have been very loud the entire NL Wild Card play-in game. So loud that they almost managed to cause a second inning drop in the outfield when Giants Joe Panik and Hunter Pence collided while catching a pop fly. That's what makes this clip of Brandon… » 10/01/14 9:45pm Yesterday 9:45pm

Royals Defeat A's, Ned Yost In Epic Play-In Game

Sacrifice bunts are rarely the correct call in baseball, so of course Ned Yost's Kansas City Royals laid down four of them in Tuesday night's wild card play-in game against the Oakland A's. Despite Jon Lester displaying uncharacteristic shakiness and the Royals' offense performing uncharacteristically well, Yost… » 10/01/14 1:23am Yesterday 1:23am

Manu Ginobili Got The Brilliant Finale He Needed

So many of the San Antonio Spurs played perfect games last night that it's impossible to pick out a single performance as the one that sealed the franchise's fifth championship. You could point to Patty Mills raining threes, Kawhi Leonard's stunning two-way dominance, or even Tim Duncan's steady hand in the post. But… » 6/16/14 10:36am 6/16/14 10:36am

Even The Chicago Bulls' Security Staff Is Sick Of Joey Crawford's Shit

The Chicago Bulls have set up a kind of text-message hotline that fans can use to hail the assistance of the arena's security team. Reader Dave was at the game between the Bulls and the Wizards last night, and he tried his luck at getting referee Joey Crawford—who made a number of bad calls and whom everyone hates » 4/23/14 3:07pm 4/23/14 3:07pm

Pennsylvania Man Filed Motion Against NFL To Put Steelers In Playoffs

Daniel Spuck felt that his Pittsburgh Steelers were screwed out of a playoff spot after officials overseeing the Chiefs-Chargers game didn't call a penalty that would have handed San Diego the likely loss, thereby giving the Steelers the final AFC postseason berth. Spuck took this bold stance against Roger Goodell… » 1/09/14 8:15pm 1/09/14 8:15pm

NFL Playoff Longshots: A Guide To The Also-Rans

The teams with the best Super Bowl chances in this year's playoffs are obvious. But who cares about them—most aren't even playing this weekend. This is a look at some of the other teams in the Wild Card round who haven't gotten as much play, whether it's because they're heavy underdogs or just haven't had many… » 1/03/14 4:40pm 1/03/14 4:40pm

The Jaguars Can Still Technically Make The Playoffs

The Jacksonville Jaguars were sucking at a historic rate back when they were 0-8, but after a bye, they've won four of their last five. Somehow, in a complicated scenario, the Jags still technically have a chance of getting a playoff spot. Six teams would have to majorly fuck up and Jacksonville would have to win… » 12/15/13 1:41pm 12/15/13 1:41pm

Why Don't The St. Louis Cardinals Respect The Game?

After last night's loss to the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLCS, a few Cardinals players expressed dismay at some of the exuberance that was displayed by a few Dodgers players. "Mickey Mouse stuff," one called it. We at Deadspin share the Cardinals' concern for the soul of baseball. We want to see the game played the… » 10/15/13 1:18pm 10/15/13 1:18pm