The tiny island kingdom of Bahrain is something like a smaller Qatar: extremely rich, friendly with the United States, and run by a single family. While Qatar (allegedly) purchased the World Cup—bringing with it thousands of dead slaves—Bahrain, being smaller, appears to have set its sporting ambitions a notch lower.…
The Guantanamo Bay naval base and extrajudicial prison complex isn’t just a place where men are disappeared from the Middle East and Africa and relocated to a small occupied portion of Cuba—it’s also a hotspot of intramural sports.
You thought there weren’t any good sports on this afternoon? No. Wrong. This is the best sports highlight of the day.
Yesterday, we found Mt. Take, a place brimming with the hottest sports takes anyone on this good earth has ever seen. Some may have seen the discovery of this dark heart of sports opinions as a sign that the Take Industrial Complex is only getting stronger. I submit a different theory: the takes are dying.
Today’s Take Your Kid To Work Day, so I had the chance to talk about sports with a special guest named Harry. (Harry is not my kid.) We covered the NFL, Johnny Manziel, CTE, and a little bit of the NBA. Harry has many opinions, and he really likes Phil Simms.
In 1992, Nintendo’s then-president Hiroshi Yamauchi went out and bought a majority stake in the Seattle Mariners baseball team. It was one of the most 90s things Nintendo ever did, but today, that era comes to an end.
Last night, noted ball-in-hoop lover Ted Cruz ruined a beloved, classic film for an entire nation in a record-breaking 19 seconds. Never one to miss the chance to “score a touchdown” (also a sports term), former sportscaster Sarah Palin took the opportunity to teach Ted Cruz a thing or two about the game of sports.…
Sarah Spain and Julie DiCaro are both women who make their living as sportswriters. For that, of course, they must be punished, which is why hordes of Twitter douches regularly deluge them with vile harassment and threats. In a new video, Spain and DiCaro had normal, non-sociopathic men read some of those tweets…
The curtain comes down on Kobe Bryant’s 20-year NBA career tonight, and nothing makes you realise just how old this guy is like seeing the gulf between the first and last video games he made an appearance in.
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Rio’s Summer Olympics are just a few months away, and it’s not looking good for the city. The water is still polluted, stadium budgets have been slashed, and a scary virus is frightening athletes and spectators. Now, there’s also growing concern that the Games will be a financial disaster—and the poorest areas of Rio…
This has been a crazy year for sports—and an even crazier year for youth sports. These kids are knocking it out of the park.
Vicki Gunvalson got nailed in the head by a football during the fourth season of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County. I don’t know why Deadspin hasn’t covered it before now.
I love watching sports live, but I also love to relive the magic of a great play or a brutal block over and over again.
The Bachelor franchise is successful because viewers experience a light but undeniable catharsis from watching other people humiliate themselves.
A man smashed some pads last night, or— as is apparently another way to say this—“blasted some mitts.”
There comes a time in the lifespan of a job that an employee is offered a new opportunity elsewhere. Reasons for taking (or not taking) the other job are many—not to mention deeply personal—and the decision, once made, has the ability to change the trajectory of life, as well as all the lives in its orbit.
I spent my formative years in a sports-obsessed southern town surrounded by girls who were good at sports, girls who loved watching sports, and girls who were good at sports and also loved watching sports. Unfortunately, as an anemic and noodle-bodied sloth with zero competitive instincts who was traumatized by the…