Fowler Falls For Fake Website, Makes Crazy Claims About Tennis Star

Tonight's Australian Open coverage on ESPN2 featured announcer Chris Fowler explaining to the audience that Japanese pro Kei Nishikori is, among other things, the highest-paid tennis player in the world and the owner of a restaurant chain, a soccer team, and clothing and perfume lines. None of those things are true,… » 1/19/15 9:59pm 1/19/15 9:59pm

Charlie Hebdo Is France's Answer To South Park, Or Vice Versa

Most Americans woke up last Wednesday, scrolled through social media, learned of the Paris terrorist attack that left 12 dead, and, within minutes, had formed an opinion about a French satirical newspaper they'd never heard of. A consensus emerged: Charlie Hebdo (typical print run: 60,000) was an equal-opportunity… » 1/15/15 11:25am 1/15/15 11:25am

Gunmen Kill 12 in Shooting at Paris Satirical Newspaper

Masked gunmen wielding Kalashnikovs and a rocket launcher killed at least 12 people and injured 10 more at the Paris offices of satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday before escaping. French president François Hollande called the shooting "unquestionably a terrorist attack." » 1/07/15 7:53am 1/07/15 7:53am

Tiger Woods, In His Own Words

So Tiger Woods is all bent out of shape about a satirical piece Dan Jenkins wrote in Golf Digest. We think Woods is a hollowed-out dummy who long ago ceased to be a human being, but we do agree with part of his criticism of Jenkins. The "fake interview" conceit is just fine, but Jenkins shouldn't have made up quotes… » 11/19/14 3:46pm 11/19/14 3:46pm

Tiger Woods Melts Down Over Gentle Satire

The Players' Tribune justified its existence this afternoon when guest contributor Tiger Woods published a screeching rebuttal to a disposable piece of satire in this month's Golf Digest. Why rely on Twitter as the middleman for athletes' unhinged rants when you can get them directly from the source? » 11/18/14 4:49pm 11/18/14 4:49pm

Original LeBron Hater Sick Of All The Bandwagon Haters

This right here is a brilliant piece of satire. Comedian Matt Lieb adopts the character of someone who has been hating LeBron James way before you were hating LeBron James, and in the process captures everything that is annoying about scolding fans who never shut up about bandwagoners. There's also a pretty great… » 4/24/14 1:56pm 4/24/14 1:56pm

Sports Illustrated Releases Surprisingly NSFW Swimsuit Issue Cover

We can't say we saw this coming—and neither will you, if your wife gets to it first. Click the jump for the very NSFW, and surprising, SI swimsuit cover. » 2/13/14 10:46pm 2/13/14 10:46pm

Satirical Soccer Story Suckers Stupids

This weekend, CBC radio program This Is That broadcast a report on a Canadian youth soccer association that removed the ball from games to promote better sportsmanship. It was filled with delightful quotes like this one: » 9/06/13 10:59am 9/06/13 10:59am

The Dawn Of A New Day: Welcome to CLOWNFISTER

It's finally here. After many, many long seconds of development, I'm proud to introduce you to Deadspin's very own boutique spinoff site: CLOWNFISTER. I won't lie: I'm a bit scared. SO SCARED. This is all very exciting, but overwhelming too, just like when I went to that one Coldplay concert! When Craggs told me… » 7/22/13 9:35am 7/22/13 9:35am

NESN Reports SportsPickle Satire About Brian Urlacher As News

Yesterday satirical sports website SportsPickle published an amusing story on Brian Urlacher's retirement, claiming the Bears linebacker was retiring but signing a one-day contract with the Packers so he could "go out a winner." Today, while broadcasting coverage of the ACC baseball tournament, NESN ran that… » 5/24/13 2:20pm 5/24/13 2:20pm

Rick Reilly Got Fooled By A Satirical Blog Post (Again)

Remember when Rick Reilly wrote a column that included a line about LeBron James punching Juwan Howard's cane, and it turned out that he got that anecdote from a satirical post on The Basketball Jones? Boy, that was a silly mistake, and one that you wouldn't expect Rick Reilly to make again. » 10/18/12 7:11pm 10/18/12 7:11pm

Largest Sports Site Posts Messi Satire, Second-Largest Sports Site…

On Tuesday, Yahoo's soccer blog posted a seemingly innocuous article on Lionel Messi's loyalty to Barca. "When I eventually pass on, I will only play ghost football at Barcelona. I am happy there. No amount of spirit money will tempt me," he supposedly said. » 7/01/11 11:15am 7/01/11 11:15am

Bush Thanks Gonzalez On Behalf Of Chokers Everywhere

Ever since Tony Gonzalez saved a choking man with the Heimlich maneuver earlier this month he's received praise fom all over, but hearing from President George W. Bush was probably an unexpected turn of events. The Chiefs tight end not only received a letter » 7/27/08 1:35pm 7/27/08 1:35pm from the Commander In Chief, but also a previously…

The LA Times on the newfound restraint within the sports blogosphere. Just wait until my next post about the rumored love-triangle between Bill Plaschke, Juan Pierre, and an adolescent sea otter from the aquarium in Long Beach. [LA Times] » 6/22/08 3:30pm 6/22/08 3:30pm