The Iron Sheik's Wrestling Rise, Drug-Fueled Fall and Twitter Rebirth

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He hates Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Sprite, Tony Romo, the Ultimate Warrior, North Korea and Mondays and considers Oprah Winfrey, Peyton Manning, Sarah Silverman and Garth Brooks the "Real Bubba." After years of wrestling foes and demons, the Iron Sheik is off the mat and feistier than ever. » 3/17/14 6:19pm 3/17/14 6:19pm

The Deadspin Twitter -100*: The 73 Worst Accounts In Sports

Last week, SI.com published its third annual Twitter 100, a list of the Twitter feeds that Sports Illustrated staffers purportedly consider "essential to your daily routine for finding news, information and entertainment from the sports world." » 10/04/13 1:20pm 10/04/13 1:20pm

#FreeJahar: When Conspiracy Theorists and One Direction Fans Collide

Up until last week, "One Direction Infection," a Tumblr blog created and maintained by an eighth grader we'll call Claire, looked like any other 14-year-old's Tumblr: a bright pink background, a default font that resembles cute handwriting, an embedded MP3 player playing Daddy Yankee and Jesse McCartney, and scores of… » 4/25/13 3:39pm 4/25/13 3:39pm

Twitter Loves The Orlando Magic, Has Never Heard Of The Arizona…

The Wall Street Journal has helpfully assembled the sort of slow-news-month story that lets you forget that none of the four major sports (five, if you include college football) is playing many meaningful games at the moment. In it, the incomparably named Stu Woo compiled the Twitter follower counts for every team in… » 3/02/13 1:30pm 3/02/13 1:30pm

Does Jay Bilas Hate Special Needs Kids?

Lazy journalist Jay Bilas probably doesn't know anyone who has a special needs child, and I'm guessing all the people who RTed him with a LOL or LMAO or MUST BE BIG 10 COUNTRY! or any other number of intelligent add-ons don't know anyone with a special needs child as well. If they did, they'd understand that shitty,… » 9/06/12 10:20pm 9/06/12 10:20pm

Thank You For Donating $141 Toward Ryan Lochte's Alleged Cock Shot. We…

Yesterday, we asked you an important question: How badly did you want to see Ryan Lochte's alleged cock? A photo had been offered to us. We had looked it over, and before launching negotiations with our source, we decided to gauge your interest in the photo first, via an Indiegogo pledge drive. Eleven of you… » 8/29/12 7:00pm 8/29/12 7:00pm

How Much Would You Pay To See A Photo Of Ryan Lochte's Alleged Penis?…

Deadspin is presently in negotiations with a person who is in possession of a photograph of a penis. The penis supposedly belongs to Olympic gold/silver/bronze swimming medalist Ryan Lochte. The photograph is a neck-down bathroom-mirror self-portrait, in which the tip of the penis almost but not quite reaches into the… » 8/28/12 2:46pm 8/28/12 2:46pm

Yesterday's Flood Of Berserk Baseball Team Facebook Posts Were Made By…

We thought yesterday's series of wacky Facebook posts appearing on MLB team pages was the work of a very skilled—and very quick—hacker. As it turns out, we were wrong. Not long after we put up our post a Facebook spokesperson issued us the following statement: » 8/03/12 9:00am 8/03/12 9:00am

The L.A. Kings Created A Handy Infographic So The City's Media Will…

We've already tipped our caps to the social-media prowess of the Los Angeles Kings and their outstanding Twitter feed, @LAKings. And here they go again, staying ahead of the narrative as only they can. » 5/22/12 11:40am 5/22/12 11:40am

The Spunky Genius Of Twitter's @LAKings, The Second-Biggest Surprise Of …

The Los Angeles Kings are 7-1 since we asked if anyone could stop them. They're steamrolling the Coyotes like they steamrolled the Blues and Canucks, and they're a good bet to steamroll whichever team wins the Port Authority Bus Terminal Series. They have unquestionably been the best thing about the Stanley Cup… » 5/17/12 4:32pm 5/17/12 4:32pm

The NCAA Tournament, As Narrated By Weird Tweets That Got Past Its…

Tweets stream below March Madness Live online in something called the Coke Zero Social Arena. Apparently, all you need to get into the Coke Zero Social Arena is a hashtag. You can't be profane, but that's about the only rule. So Josh Levin, on this week's excerpt from Slate's Hang Up and Listen podcast, tries a few… » 3/23/12 10:55am 3/23/12 10:55am