I Sang Two National Anthems At An NBA Game And Did Not Start A War

Canada ruins everything. At least, it does when it comes to event planning your standard regular-season NBA game. As you probably know, any game that features an American team playing a Canadian team must include the singing of both "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "O Canada." If you look up into the rafters of any American… » 3/20/14 4:13pm 3/20/14 4:13pm

Deadspin Announces Process By Which Readers Will Vote For Hall Of Fame

When we announced that we had illicitly purchased a Hall of Fame vote from a veteran member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, we made clear that our intention was to turn the ballot over to the public. Starting tomorrow, we'll make good on that promise, but we wanted first to lay out how the process will … » 12/04/13 6:00pm 12/04/13 6:00pm

Deadspin Buys Hall Of Fame Vote, Will Turn It Over To Deadspin Readers

Recently, as you may recall, we announced our plan to subvert the annual elections for baseball's Hall of Fame by buying votes from voters. Our idea was to make a mockery and farce of the increasingly solemn and absurd election process, and to take some power from the duly appointed custodians of the game's history and … » 11/26/13 3:21pm 11/26/13 3:21pm

Are You A Hall Of Fame Voter? We'd Like To Buy Your Vote

It's Hall of Fame season and there's no joy in it, because instead of discussing what matters—Edgar Martinez's elegant swing, Tim Raines careening around third, Mike Mussina flicking a knuckle curve at the edge of the plate—baseball fans will be discussing the voters, who are mainly sour, nasty old men who take the… » 11/13/13 3:45pm 11/13/13 3:45pm

Another Bro Behind ESPN Set Takes Off Shirt, Pours Soda On Himself

Just days after Clemson bro Davis Toney made himself America's Sweetheart by clowning David Pollack behind the College GameDay set, it appears the stunt has been co-opted by corporate culture scavengers as a Dr. Pepper-clad gent performed a similar feat behind John Kruk on ESPN's Baseball Tonight. » 10/23/13 11:52pm 10/23/13 11:52pm

We're Commemorating Ohio State's Outlaw 12-0 Season With Customized…

The Ohio State Buckeyes, the lone undefeated team in college football after the Notre Dame Fighting Irish woke up this morning and realized they were supposed to play a game last night, finished the season ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press poll. The Buckeyes—bowl ineligible because some players who aren't on the… » 1/08/13 3:45pm 1/08/13 3:45pm

What's It Like To Sing The Anthem At A Baseball Game? The Story Of One…

When I was a kid, I used to sing in the school choir. We had recitals for parents and teachers, and for the recitals we'd have to dress up in chinos and dress shirts, and the music teacher would arrange us along a set of risers, with all the tall boys in back and all the short girls in the front, our feet pointed… » 7/25/12 3:15pm 7/25/12 3:15pm

What Happens When A 35-Year-Old Man Retakes The SAT?

I took the SAT a grand total of one time when I was in dipshit prep school. This was 1993. Like any other kid, I wanted to do well on the test, primarily so that I would NEVER have to take it again, but also because kids at my school were real dicks about their SAT scores. You'd hear through the grapevine about other… » 3/19/12 5:00pm 3/19/12 5:00pm

"Do You Think Your Nomination Into The HOF Illegitimizes The HOF?" And…

The media conference call with Tim McCarver that accompanied this morning's announcement of his Hall of Fame award got off to a rocky start (which may have been our fault) when the first question was "What, exactly, is your vendetta against the New York Yankees?" It went downhill from there, especially once someone… » 12/07/11 12:45pm 12/07/11 12:45pm