Get Bent: I Watched The Simpsons Marathon For 24 Hours Straight

I wasn't allowed to watch The Simpsons growing up. It wasn't until I was 10 or so that my parents let my sister and I watch a single episode, and then only because they'd heard it had some kind of moral: "Bart learns a lesson," something along those lines. I remember the exact episode: "Radio Bart," season 3, episode… » 8/26/14 10:38am 8/26/14 10:38am

More Gimmicks The Simpsons Should Consider

The longest marathon in TV history is just one of several stunts The Simpsons has launched following April's revelation of record-low ratings. For starters, there was the recent Lego episode; next season, we'll get a Family Guy crossover and an episode where a character will be killed off. But why stop there? » 8/22/14 3:15pm 8/22/14 3:15pm

My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday's Endless Appetizers

What if I told you that mozzarella sticks never had to end? That for $10, you could eat for free (for $10) for the rest of your natural life? That there exists a spot in the space-time continuum in which it is always Friday? That there are free refills on all Slushes™ excluding Red Bull® branded items?… » 7/18/14 11:33am 7/18/14 11:33am

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… » 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… » 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… » 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