I got good news, and I got bad news. The bad news is that this week’s Funbag is a special podcast edition, featuring me and Marchman addressing all of your most pressing questions. We had to do it this way because I’m in San Francisco covering the Super Bowl for GQ. (Don’t worry, there will still be a Jamboroo.) And…
We’ve previously covered in this space our appreciation for Austria’s approach to NFL coverage. Österreich is just wild about American football, and official broadcaster PULS4 has produced this Star Wars-themed promo for Sunday’s games. It’s... interesting.
Just so we’re all clear, there’s a big Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoiler down here. Okay? All clear?
We pretty much loved Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The things this movie got right were so much more important than the things it got wrong. That said, it did get some things wrong. Allow us to elaborate.
Get ready for the “sports highlights mashed up with Star Wars: The Force Awakens” genre to become a ubiquitous internet thing. Let us hope the other entries are better than this one.
Meet the pro basketball player—a Penn State product—who plays Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Koko, the gorilla who uses sign language, is capable of discussing almost anything that human beings might want to see Koko discuss. If you enjoyed the video that’s going around the internet in which Koko shares her thoughts on the global climate-change summit, you’ll definitely be wowed by her review of Star Wars…
Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we’re covering calzones, condiment theft, NFL firings, and more.
This has been a tough year. Pop culture let us down in many ways, even as our political system and our social institutions revealed a deeper seam of ugliness. But speculative fiction still offers us hope: not just optimism about human ingenuity, but actual reasons to look forward and keep our heads up.
Kylo Ren had a huge legacy to live up to in the new Star Wars, because Darth Vader is one of cinema’s all-time great villains. But Vader’s legacy is also a huge part of what makes Kylo Ren so fascinating—because he’s everything that Anakin Skywalker should have been in the prequels.
Here, now, are our favorite films, TV shows, and pieces of internet ephemera of the year. Thank you for your time.
Let me clarify: I don’t actually hate Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I watched the movie three times in four days, and will surely see at least twice more before it leaves theaters. But even though I love the movie, there is one major aspect of it that distresses me immensely. Major spoilers ahead...
U.S. international Omar Gonzalez was officially transferred from MLS to Liga MX club Pachuca today. He made a, uh, strange appearance at his unveiling:
Penn Holderness, professional, uh, person who makes his family help him ruin pop music tracks on YouTube, is bad. His videos are bad. His hair is bad. “All About That Baste” is the absolute worst thing I have ever seen in my life. Everything about him is bad. Bad bad bad. Also, he (allegedly) big-timed a showing of…
When we first walked out of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we had questions: 33 of them, to be exact. But after seeing the movie several more times, our questions have only multiplied. Here are 43 burning questions that are going to drive us nuts until Episode VIII comes out.
Today, Mike Francesa talked Star Wars, and it was glorious. A simple question about how many Star Wars movies George Lucas actually directed led to one of his producers attempting to explain the chronology of the movies, and that’s when things got good:
13. “We’ve got company.”
Oakland A’s closer Sean Doolittle is a huge Star Wars fan. His girlfriend, Eireann Dolan, is maybe not quite so big a fan. But she is a fantastic sport.
It’s Star Wars day in America, where everyone gets asked something about Star Wars (Me? Glad you asked. My answer is that I’m excited for Star Wars.) Kobe Bryant handled his question today with cold honesty befitting a Dark Lord of the Sith.
They finally made a movie sequel to the original Star Wars trilogy. And the good news is? The Force Awakens easily captures the charm and excitement of the first three movies. Here’s our spoiler-free review.