Deadspin Classic: Stephon Marbury Is Puzzled By My Godlessness

Contrary to earlier reports out of China, Stephon Marbury says he's still holding out hope of signing with the Heat. Three years ago, I sat down with Marbury, and the two of us discussed other providential matters. » 7/26/10 2:45pm 7/26/10 2:45pm

Slipping And Tripping In Warren Sapp's Hometown

You're familiar with Dark Side of the Locker Room. Consider this the THX Edition of Dark Side. Our storyteller is Padgett Powell, author of Edisto, The Interrogative Mood, and the following dispatch from Plymouth, Fla., which was spiked by ESPN. » 3/05/10 12:55pm 3/05/10 12:55pm

Hennessy, Dog Crap, And A Touching Glimpse Into The Head And Home Of…

"Dark Side of the Locker Room" is a compendium of journalists' bizarre, amusing and previously undocumented encounters with athletes (and often athletes' genitalia). Got a story? Send it to darkside@deadspin.com. » 1/13/10 1:40pm 1/13/10 1:40pm

Coming Soon: Jonathan Papelbon's Dubious Taste In Cinema

"Dark Side of the Locker Room" is a compendium of journalists' bizarre, amusing and previously undocumented encounters with athletes (and often athletes' genitalia). Got a story? Send it to darkside@deadspin.com. » 10/23/09 2:45pm 10/23/09 2:45pm

Old-School Skunk And The Ripe-Tomato Eyes Of Pete Johnson

"Dark Side of the Locker Room" is a compendium of journalists' bizarre, amusing and previously undocumented encounters with athletes (and often athletes' genitalia). Got a story? Send it to darkside@deadspin.com. » 10/08/09 3:30pm 10/08/09 3:30pm

A Solo On The Toy Drum

You've read our "Dark Side of the Locker Room" series, in which journalists share their bizarre encounters with sports figures and, frequently, their genitalia. Consider this the reverse: Sports figures share their (and, perhaps, their genitalia's) bizarre encounters with journalists. » 10/08/09 12:45pm 10/08/09 12:45pm

Pedro Guerrero Beats The Spread

We're bringing back our popular "Dark Side of the Locker Room" series, which you'll remember was a compendium of journalists' bizarre, amusing and previously undocumented encounters with athletes (and often athletes' genitalia). Got a story? Send it to darkside@deadspin.com. » 9/29/09 1:15pm 9/29/09 1:15pm

Maybe This Is Why They Called Him "The Lip"

We're bringing back our popular "Dark Side of the Locker Room" series, which you'll remember was a compendium of journalists' bizarre, amusing and previously undocumented encounters with athletes (and often athletes' genitalia). Got a story? Send it to darkside@deadspin.com. » 7/16/09 3:00pm 7/16/09 3:00pm

Dark Side Of The Locker Room: Stephon Marbury Is Puzzled By My…

Being a sports reporter is, at times, an absolutely horrible job. Sure you get to watch games, travel and interact with athletes, but there is a horrendous downside. (Which is pretty much everything else.) And this is never more disturbingly clear than when a reporter has their first (or 50th) awful experience with a… » 9/08/08 2:30pm 9/08/08 2:30pm

It's The Weightlifting, Stupid

Being a sports reporter is, at times, an absolutely horrible job. Sure you get to watch games, travel and interact with athletes, but there is a horrendous downside. (Which is pretty much everything else.) And this is never more disturbingly clear than when a reporter has their first (or 50th) awful experience with a… » 6/10/08 2:20pm 6/10/08 2:20pm

The Sadness Of Concrete Charlie

Being a sports reporter is, at times, an absolutely horrible job. Sure you get to watch games, travel and interact with athletes, but there is a horrendous downside. (Which is pretty much everything else.) And this is never more disturbingly clear than when a reporter has their first (or 50th) awful experience with a… » 6/04/08 3:10pm 6/04/08 3:10pm

Ryan Howard And His Dancing Turkey Neck



Being a sports reporter is, at times, an absolutely horrible job. Sure you get to watch games, travel and interact with athletes, but there is a horrendous downside. (Which is pretty much everything else.) And this is never more disturbingly clear than when a reporter has their first (or 50th) awful experience with… » 5/27/08 2:20pm 5/27/08 2:20pm

There Goes My Hero: Golden Richards Won't Wake Up

Being a sports reporter is, at times, an absolutely horrible job. Sure you get to watch games, travel and interact with athletes, but there is a horrendous downside. (Which is pretty much everything else.) And this is never more disturbingly clear than when a reporter has their first (or 50th) awful experience with a… » 5/20/08 2:20pm 5/20/08 2:20pm

And Toward Me He Charged: Charles Haley's Bananas

Being a sports reporter is, at times, an absolutely horrible job. Sure you get to watch games, travel and interact with athletes, but there is a horrendous downside. (Which is pretty much everything else.) And this is never more disturbingly clear than when a reporter has their first (or 50th) awful experience with a… » 5/13/08 2:20pm 5/13/08 2:20pm

Even Joe Posnanski Gets Yelled At

Being a sports reporter is, at times, an absolutely horrible job. Sure you get to watch games, travel and interact with athletes, but there is a horrendous downside. (Which is pretty much everything else.) And this is never more disturbingly clear than when a reporter has their first (or 50th) awful experience with a… » 5/06/08 2:20pm 5/06/08 2:20pm

Lou Piniella's Balls Are Not Taking Questions Tonight

Being a sports reporter is, at times, an absolutely horrible job. Sure you get to watch games, travel and interact with athletes, but there is a horrendous downside. (Which is pretty much everything else.) And this is never more disturbingly clear than when a reporter has their first (or 50th) awful experience with a… » 4/29/08 4:00pm 4/29/08 4:00pm

Terry Pettis And The Infinite Madness

Being a sports reporter is, at times, an absolutely horrible job. Sure you get to watch games, travel and interact with athletes, but there is a horrendous downside. (Which is pretty much everything else.) And this is never more disturbingly clear than when a reporter has their first (or 50th) awful experience with a… » 4/22/08 2:20pm 4/22/08 2:20pm

Will Clark Is A Cackling Douche

Being a sports reporter is, at times, an absolutely horrible job. Sure you get to watch games, travel, and interact with athletes, but there is a horrendous downside. (Which is pretty much everything else.) And this is never more disturbingly clear than when a reporter has their first (or 50th ) awful experience with… » 4/15/08 3:00pm 4/15/08 3:00pm

Sparring With Carl Everett

Being a sports reporter is, at times, an absolutely horrible job. Sure you get to watch games, travel, and interact with athletes, but there is a horrendous downside. (Which is pretty much everything else.) And this is never more disturbingly clear than when a reporter has their first (or 50th ) awful experience with… » 4/08/08 2:20pm 4/08/08 2:20pm

Hugh Douglas Wants To Kill Me

Being a sports reporter is, at times, an absolutely horrible job. Sure you get to watch games, travel, and interact with athletes, but there is a horrendous downside. (Which is pretty much everything else.) And this is never more disturbingly clear than when a reporter has their first (or 50th ) awful experience with… » 4/01/08 2:20pm 4/01/08 2:20pm