Deadspin's 2011 NHL Entry Draft Running Diary

Welcome to Deadspin's first and likely last annual NHL Draft Diary. Follow along with due reverence for the most thrilling pageant in all of sport. » 6/27/11 1:35pm 6/27/11 1:35pm

Why Mike Emrick Is The Best

SI has a nice profile this week of hockey's undisputed signature voice, Mike "Doc" Emrick. The story picked up some of the things that make Emrick a great play-by-player: his research, his enthusiasm, his longevity. » 6/02/11 3:00pm 6/02/11 3:00pm

Putting The NHL's TV Deal With Versus In Context

The NHL is set to announce the terms of their renewed contract with NBC and Versus today, for upwards of $200 million a year. (Multiple sources say it's a 10-year deal.) That sounds like a lot of money, or not a lot of money, depending on who you talk to. Versus also sounds like the best home for hockey, or not the… » 4/19/11 10:30am 4/19/11 10:30am

Angry Interplanetary Ice Bear Will Destroy Anchorage, Bring Back Hockey

Yes, it's dated and it's college hockey, but can you honestly think of a better way to kick off the NHL season than watching a rampaging polar bear from outer space destroy a mid-sized American city? Didn't think so. » 10/01/09 2:05pm 10/01/09 2:05pm

Versus Would Like To See Your "V"

Nobody receives or understands rodeo/hockey channel Versus, but they will quickly solve that problem with the magic of... ugh, "user generated content" and a not very well thought out web campaign. » 1/06/09 12:00pm 1/06/09 12:00pm

We're At The End Of Our Rope

It's a sad day here at Deadspin World Headquarters, as the Talking Dennis Miller action figure was found hanged to death early this morning by the cleaning crew. Suicide is suspected, although I blame the cat. His last words were thought to have included a snarky insult of some sort, followed by an arcane reference to… » 11/21/07 1:35pm 11/21/07 1:35pm

Defying The Odds, Our Hero Makes It To Week 2

My Talking Dennis Miller Action Figure arrived in the mail today, and I'm happier than Wink Martindale on the Island of Topless Double-D Spokesmodels. Although on close inspection Talking Dennis more resembles the guy who sold me my term life insurance. So far I haven't been able to find the button that makes him… » 11/14/07 4:30pm 11/14/07 4:30pm

Dennis Is Here! Rejoice!

So is it mere coincidence that Dennis Miller starts his new sports show on Versus on the same day that we open our Sports Human of the Year nominations? (lowers glasses, looks thoughtfully at reader). We weren't born yesterday, babe. Sports Unfiltered with Dennis Miller kicked off on Tuesday, and if there were any of… » 11/07/07 2:20pm 11/07/07 2:20pm

Dennis Miller is Coming And It Seems There's Nothing We Can Do About It

Hey there kemosabe it's me, Dennis Miller. While it's true that I've had more shows than the original Broadway run of Cats, I really don't see how one more is going to hurt. Hair plugs aren't cheap, OK babe? So pull up a footstool and check out the promo for my latest offering, Sports Unfiltered with Dennis Miller,… » 10/23/07 2:20pm 10/23/07 2:20pm

Yeah, About That Versus Deal ...

Far be it from us to imply that the NHL might have made a mistake aligning itself with a network as shaky as Versus, but ... well ... it's not a good sign when your network might be pulled off cable right before the playoffs. » 4/03/07 2:30pm 4/03/07 2:30pm

Naming Your Network After Disappointing Pearl Jam Albums

Perhaps realizing once and for all that having a leaf in your logo doesn't exactly make us think you're the toughest network around — as opposed to, say, SPIKE TV, DUDE! — the Outdoor Life Network is changing its name to "Versus" in September, just in time for NHL season. » 4/26/06 4:15pm 4/26/06 4:15pm