Daniel Snyder Hires The One Man In Washington Worse Than Daniel Snyder

A man so badly fucked that he'll hire Lanny Davis is a man who's finished, and so everyone who detests Daniel Snyder, the imperious prick who owns the Washington Redskins and claims he'll never change their name, can rejoice. When the client who can't be defended brings on the fixer who will defend anything, the issue… » 10/10/13 12:55pm 10/10/13 12:55pm

You Can't Play A World Cup In A Hospital: Brazil 2014, Argentina 1978

On June 30, Brazil dismantled Spain before a rapturous home crowd in the final of the Confederations Cup, the test run for next year's World Cup. The hosts' surprise win—and what it augurs for 2014—temporarily displaced massive protests as the story of the tournament. June saw hundreds of thousands of Brazilians take… » 7/18/13 3:30pm 7/18/13 3:30pm

Does The Majority Party Have An Advantage In Congressional Ballgame?

Tonight, Congress will once again take part in its annual baseball game, an ultra-American tradition that dates back to 1909. The Democrats, led by Louisiana Ace Cedric Richmond, have won the last four, but Republicans have a new weapon in freshman Rep. Ron DeSantis. Both played serious college ball, which doesn't… » 6/13/13 4:00pm 6/13/13 4:00pm

People Covering A Marathon Bombing Are Being Told To Stick To Sports

The Boston Marathon is a sporting event, and so it stands to reason that sports media outlets are covering the fatal bombing near the race's finish line yesterday. This does not sit well with the internet's "stick to sports" brigade, which will not rest until sports are stuck to, stubbornly. » 4/16/13 2:28pm 4/16/13 2:28pm

Jovan Belcher And Adam Lanza Were Not Militias: Shut Up About The…

Two weeks ago, in the aftermath of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, Bob Costas went on national television and said some sensible things about guns, and lots of people—some of them on this very site—responded with all the predictable idiot lowing. This was bad enough, but the true measure of how fucked up we are as a… » 12/14/12 8:02pm 12/14/12 8:02pm

When Will People Stop Telling Other People To Stick To Sports? Today…

As everyone is aware, at least 27 people were killed in a school shooting in Newtown, Conn. this morning. Unsurprisingly, many writers and commentators who usually operate exclusively within the world of sports have reacted to this horrifying news by discussing the details or expressing opinions about gun laws or… » 12/14/12 5:10pm 12/14/12 5:10pm

Deadspin On The 2012 Election: A Roundup Of Relevant Stories That Will …

Election Day is tomorrow. If you are one of those hopeless morons who think it's some sort of thought crime to mention politics in the same breath as sports, well, this is not the post for you. For the rest of you, here are some recent Deadspin stories relevant to the election.
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Friday Night Lights Creator Tells Mitt Romney To Stop Using His Slogan

The internet loves a few things more than the regular population does. Chief among them are animated GIFs, pornography, and scripted NBC shows. But the internet does not love Mitt Romney. So when Romney co-opted the motivational cry of Friday Night Lights's Dillon Panthers, the internet smelled cynicism and… » 10/12/12 3:24pm 10/12/12 3:24pm