Why There Are No Baseball Bats In the Lego Universe?

Believe it or not, there are no baseball bats in the Lego universe. Why? Probably because a minifig could use one to break another minifig's plastic cranium. And we all know that you can't use weapons in Lego's universe, much less break minifig craniums. This is why Brickarms, the dealer of All Things Violent for Lego… » 6/27/13 9:37am 6/27/13 9:37am

You're Fucked, But You're Free: A Message To The Class Of 2013

It's May, which means it's time once again for actors and writers and politicians and whatever Thomas Friedman is to hit the graduation circuit and hold senior classes hostage for hours and hours in 85-degree heat. These grad speeches are little more than TED talks in funny hats. Trust me: One day, you will see… » 5/15/13 2:56pm 5/15/13 2:56pm

NFL's Kerry Rhodes Isn't Gay, He Just Carries Around Dudes While…

Yesterday, the incoherent jumble of insinuations, flat-out lies and chiiiiiiiiiiiiiillllleeeees that is MediaTakeOut posted a MTO SUPER DUPER WORLD EXCLUSIVE featuring pictures of NFL free agent Kerry Rhodes "ON VACATION ... With One Of His 'MALE FRIENDS!!'" In its homophobic way that villainizes but stops short of… » 4/11/13 5:34pm 4/11/13 5:34pm

Dead Letters: A Special Message From The Founder Of Bleacher Report

Welcome back to Dead Letters, the feature in which we reprint our favorite fan mail from throughout the week. It's like Deleted Scenes, but without all the scuzz money. We should take this moment to remind you that all emails to Deadspin and its editors are on the record unless otherwise specified. Now for your… » 3/08/13 6:50pm 3/08/13 6:50pm

“Are You A Nerd?” And Other Questions We Asked Our Fellow Nerds At The…

Last weekend, I went to the sixth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Attendance has gone up every year, and it gets harder and harder to get a feel for who actually goes to this thing: Why were they there? Were they still all sabermetrics geeks? High-powered businessmen? To find out, I did some analysis of… » 3/08/13 5:05pm 3/08/13 5:05pm

Who Shot? J.R.: Why We Love The Knicks' Gunner

Here are all the players in NBA history who shot 29 or more times in a game but attempted two or fewer free throws. It's quite the list, really. Among other things, it's also a pretty good list of the best fadeaway artists in NBA history. You can almost see these games in your head. Catch-and-shoots, pull-up jumpers,… » 3/08/13 1:15pm 3/08/13 1:15pm

What Can You Learn From The Carolina Panthers' Leaked Financials? Ask A…

There's still a lot to unpack in the Carolina Panthers' financial statement, which we published Thursday. That document showed the team bringing in $112 million in operating profit over a recent two-year period, one that saw owner Jerry Richardson pleading hardship on behalf of his fellow NFL plutocrats before the… » 3/08/13 11:00am 3/08/13 11:00am

NASCAR Fines Denny Hamlin For Criticizing Its New Car Model; Hamlin…

Aside from the terrifying Nationwide wreck and the hype around Danica Patrick's pole, the Daytona 500 was kind of boring. Lots of single file racing, few passes, little excitement. The afternoon saw 28 lead changes among 14 drives, down from 74 and 22 in the same race just two years ago. Worryingly, it was also the… » 3/08/13 8:55am 3/08/13 8:55am

Leaked NFL Documents: While Owner Cried Hardship, Carolina Panthers Had…

In 2010 and 2011, as the NFL prepared for and staged a lockout of its players, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was among the hardest of the hardliners, urging his fellow owners to "take back our league" by demanding a more management-friendly collective-bargaining agreement. » 3/07/13 4:30pm 3/07/13 4:30pm