A Day At Harvard-Yale And Its Tragic Tailgate

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—I could tell you about dropping by the Yale crew alumni tailgate on Saturday, and taking a shot of Jim Beam with a slice of prosciutto, but that's not the reason the Game's 2011 tailgate will forever be the Tailgate. We'll now call it the Tailgate because three women there got run over by a U-Haul,… » 11/21/11 4:40pm 11/21/11 4:40pm

Starting In The Basement: A Day At Open Tryouts For The NBA's D-League

One of the first things that Jay Larranaga, head coach of the Erie Bayhawks, tells the 35 players who have paid $150 apiece to possibly have a shot at maybe earning a spot on his NBA Development League team, is that they are not really talented. Well, he doesn't say it exactly like that. But everyone knows what he… » 10/03/11 4:00pm 10/03/11 4:00pm

Your Viewing Guide To The 2011 MLB Playoffs

It's October (almost)! And you know what that means: everyone you know will now pretend to have cared about baseball for the past six months so that they can safely pretend to care about it for the next month. Prepare yourself for those unendurable office talks with the guy who just learned that the "J" in Pujols is… » 9/30/11 2:20pm 9/30/11 2:20pm

Roger Goodell Enforces The Laws That Roger Goodell Came Up With Just Now

Jim Tressel followed in the footsteps of his protégé Terrelle Pryor by jumping to the NFL, and he's going to suffer silently on the sidelines along with him. Yesterday the Colts announced Tressel will sit out the first six weeks, a penalty that was self-imposed because the Commissioner's office was unusually quiet.… » 9/06/11 1:40pm 9/06/11 1:40pm

Please Send Us Your Fantasy Football Correspondence With The Biggest…

Some of you may be familiar with our "Life Lessons" series, featuring rec-league amateur athletes who take their weekly kickball/softball/frisbee golf games waaay too seriously and, in turn, suck all the joy out of these activities for their teammates. These submissions were phenomenal, but I have a sneaking suspicion… » 8/23/11 7:15pm 8/23/11 7:15pm

The Electric Dock Ellis Acid Test: An Attempt To Recreate His…

Warning: The above video depicts dangerous and risky behavior. Deadspin discourages the behavior depicted therein. Deadspin must insist that no one attempt to recreate or reenact any activity performed in the video. Reliance on or activity based on any information provided in the video is solely at your own risk. » 7/11/11 3:53pm 7/11/11 3:53pm