Football: The Kotaku Review

If Football—that is, the American National Football League football—used the same naming scheme as "Dungeons & Dragons," we'd call it "Beer Commercials & Cheerleaders." » 2/01/15 12:47pm 2/01/15 12:47pm

The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year

A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here's your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the best times to buy everything this year. » 1/01/14 12:26pm 1/01/14 12:26pm

Finding Goatse: The Mystery Man Behind the Most Disturbing Internet…

Sometime in the late 20th century a naked man bent over, spread his ass and took a picture. Eventually that picture, known as Goatse, became one of the most venerable memes in internet history. Who is this man, and how did his ass take over the internet? » 12/13/13 4:36pm 12/13/13 4:36pm

Coaches: High School And Its 20-Year-Old Star "Stole" D.C. Hoops Title

Long after the credits should have rolled in the soap opera that was Junior Etou's high school basketball career, we have a plot twist. » 11/25/13 5:50pm 11/25/13 5:50pm

The Deadspin Twitter -100*: The 73 Worst Accounts In Sports

Last week, published its third annual Twitter 100, a list of the Twitter feeds that Sports Illustrated staffers purportedly consider "essential to your daily routine for finding news, information and entertainment from the sports world." » 10/04/13 1:20pm 10/04/13 1:20pm

NBA League Pass Broadband Is Shit, And You Should Not Buy It [UPDATE:…

Update (November 8): NBA League Pass Broadband is, somehow, even worse this season than it was last year. Scroll down for the full update. » 11/01/12 6:01pm 11/01/12 6:01pm

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

Massive Bench-Clearing Brawl Erupts At Mexico-Canada WBC Game

So far, the World Baseball Classic has been everything the quadrennial tournament is expected to be: irrelevant, uninteresting, and disruptive to MLB teams' Spring Training plans. » 3/09/13 6:24pm 3/09/13 6:24pm

How To Cook A Steak Indoors: A Guide For The Winterbound

The first step is accepting that your kitchen is going to be quite literally as smoky as hell, which, owing to the energy-inefficient cooking methods used to incinerate the souls of the damned, can get a bit sooty. » 3/09/13 1:00pm 3/09/13 1:00pm

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

Bill Simmons Calls The Bayless-Sherman First Take Meltdown "Awful And…

It's been a while, but Bill Simmons has finally weighed in on something ESPN. Naturally, it's about the show that sucks up the most oxygen in Bristol, First Take. » 3/08/13 11:10am 3/08/13 11:10am

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

"I'm Better At Life Than You": Richard Sherman Craps All Over Skip…

Embrace the debate, you guys! Here's a painfully awkward clip from today's edition of First Take in which Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who is not afraid to speak his mind, has some very unkind things to say about resident ESPN troll Skip Bayless. » 3/07/13 4:40pm 3/07/13 4:40pm

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