Sign Of The Apocalypse: Mass Child Lead Poisoning

For nearly two decades, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to cover the end of times but declines to cede the scoop on the biggest event in world history. » 10/06/12 2:25pm 10/06/12 2:25pm

Iowa Girl Takes Life-Sized Cardboard Cutout Of Tim Tebow To Prom

Rachel Bird of Kingsley, Iowa, didn't have a date for her prom on Saturday. She really wanted to go with Tim Tebow. She tried asking him to go via Twitter. She tried contacting his agent. She also tried the Jets. Nothing. » 5/02/12 4:05pm 5/02/12 4:05pm

Tim Tebow Is So Uncontroversial The Times Is Afraid To Say What's Not…

Hey, anyone want to fire up the ol' Tim Tebow culture war again? It's been, what, three days? Well, here's a "meet the new guy" story in today's New York Times called "Tebow, a Careful Evangelical." It is a generally inoffensive look at the quarterback so beloved by people who collect Hummel figurines. Until we get to… » 3/28/12 2:35pm 3/28/12 2:35pm

The Broncos Should Trade Tim Tebow To Every Other Team In The NFL…

Peyton Manning is a Bronco now, meaning Tim Tebow is trade bait. Which NFL team should part with their 30 pieces of silver (and maybe a fifth-round draft pick) to bring Tebowmania to town? The Internet has given this question careful consideration and furnished us with an answer: every team. » 3/20/12 7:49pm 3/20/12 7:49pm

John Elway Has Brass Balls

Whether or not you agree with an NFL team handing a potential $60 million in guarantees to a guy who has neck leprosy, I think that we can come to a consensus on one thing: John Elway has really big balls. HUGE balls. Balls the size of light bulbs. His balls are so big, you could harvest stem cells from them and plant… » 3/19/12 1:35pm 3/19/12 1:35pm

Report: Peyton Manning To Sign With The Broncos

Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen were first with the news. OMG LET'S BRACE OURSELVES FOR TIM TEBOW TRADE RUMORS. At a time like this, it's important to remember the words of Matthew 26:34: "'I tell you the truth,' Jesus answered, 'this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.'" [ESPN] » 3/19/12 12:15pm 3/19/12 12:15pm

Bristolmetrics: Joe Paterno Was Mentioned 116 Times On SportsCenter

This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week. Graphic by Jim Cooke. » 1/30/12 12:05pm 1/30/12 12:05pm

Bristolmetrics: From Jan. 7-18, SportsCenter Devoted 13.5 Minutes to…

This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's SportsCenter throughout the week. Graphic by Jim Cooke. » 1/23/12 3:15pm 1/23/12 3:15pm

Michele Bachmann Is Just Like Tim Tebow, Says Most Inevitable Campaign…

One won the Iowa straw poll five months ago and is now trending in single digits on the day of that state's caucus vote. The other made the playoffs despite a three-game losing streak to end the regular season with a .500 record. See? They're exactly the same! [The Hill] » 1/03/12 2:15pm 1/03/12 2:15pm

Dude With That Awful "Tebow Time" Centaur Tattoo Did, In Fact, Lose A…

We initially said he didn't. But it's kind of a relief to discover that he did because, like, really. [Larry Brown Sports] » 12/09/11 10:45am 12/09/11 10:45am

Somebody In Denver Got This Awful "Tebow Time" Centaur Tattoo On His…

And the dude who did came into a tattoo parlor with that rendering and actually asked to have it done. Afterward, even the artist who put it there felt compelled to ask the man if he had lost a bet. He hadn't. [Larry Brown Sports] » 12/07/11 5:15pm 12/07/11 5:15pm

NFL.com Is Still Calling The Broncos The "Denver Tebows"

The "fast-charging Denver Tebows" are still "in the hunt" for a Wild Card spot, according to NFL.com. I'd prefer the Denver Not Kyle Ortons, but that's just me. » 12/02/11 2:50pm 12/02/11 2:50pm

A Sampling Of Comments ESPN.com Has Not Deleted On Stories That Have…

We're all still warm from the glow of the uprising that sent ESPN.com's commenter police into retreat—a remarkable, joyful march that continues unimpeded even as this is being typed. At the same time, we couldn't help but think of those comments ESPN's moderators have allowed to remain attached to other… » 11/04/11 4:45pm 11/04/11 4:45pm

The Stupid Moral Panic Over Mocking Tim Tebow; Or, What Would Jesus Do…

Oh, please. You know why Tebow memes exist? You know why they've, let us say, gone forth and multiplied? Because of columns like this, that's why. Here's the headline: » 11/04/11 12:05pm 11/04/11 12:05pm

OccupyTebow Enters Day Four; ESPN.com Admits Defeat

The sit-in at ESPN.com continues unmolested, as the overworked mods have apparently ceded the comment section to mob rule. Meanwhile, people who should know better still don't realize this has long stopped being an attack on Tebow himself, or even draconian comment moderation on a site that's more than happy to… » 11/03/11 11:10am 11/03/11 11:10am

This Is What Happens When ESPN.com Attempts To Fight Back

At some point this evening, the ESPN comment moderators lost their minds and decided to attempt to deal with the Greater Than Tebow meme that's been raging on a Bill Williamson post for the past three days. But instead of simply disabling comments, the site has burdened some poor intern with the task of deleting… » 11/02/11 7:45pm 11/02/11 7:45pm

This Is What ESPN.com Under Attack Looks Like

The #occupytebow comment feed over on ESPN's now-regrettable post, "Time for Elway to think post-Tebow," is still going after three days. If anything, it's only gotten more spirited. You can watch in real time on the post, but we also went ahead and captured a bit of the glory for those of you who can't blow off the… » 11/02/11 3:30pm 11/02/11 3:30pm

ESPN.com Moderators Launching Tet Offensive Against "X > Tebow" Right…

Go to the Tebow column's comments, and make sure you've got it set to "live." You can see the poor mods deleting every single "X > Tebow" comment in real time. They've worked their way back to yesterday, but still have a day and a half more to go. » 11/02/11 2:30pm 11/02/11 2:30pm