Athletes—they’re just like us! Read enough sportswriting, and you might think it was all based on the conceit of the reliably effervescent US Weekly feature. There are the columns about how our heroes aren’t drama queens; the chronicles of their good-luck totems; the choreographed goofiness of Peyton Manning. Even the…
We came, we saw, we played. We nominated, we debated, we decided. Here, in alphabetical order, are Kotaku’s top 12 games of 2015.
There’s something about the game of soccer that turns (presumably) otherwise mild-mannered, law-abiding citizens into raving madmen. Players, fans, refs, even club officials often lose their minds when anywhere near a stadium. Here are our posts from 2015 documenting this curious sociological phenomenon.
Finish up your work week by browsing the 16 most popular videos on Deadspin in 2015. As in years past, videos that are Not Safe For Work dominate the list. What a contradiction!
2015 was a banner year for the world’s profanity practitioners, as motherfuckers with filthy mouths talked shit on TV, to referees, and to fans around the world. Here’s the best fucking curse words we highlighted on Deadspin’s pages in 2015:
2015 was a year of muchos golazos here, with outstanding goals being scored at the Women’s World Cup, Champions League, Euro 2016 qualifiers, domestic play, and more. These are some of our favorites:
Life is an ongoing process of intellectual growth and discovery. Here are the things I added to my personal body of knowledge in 2015.
This has been a tough year. Pop culture let us down in many ways, even as our political system and our social institutions revealed a deeper seam of ugliness. But speculative fiction still offers us hope: not just optimism about human ingenuity, but actual reasons to look forward and keep our heads up.
The Deadspin staff picked their favorite Vines from 2015, and you won’t be surprised to learn that many of them include maniacal dogs. Please enjoy.
You know that moment. The moment in a movie that you geek out over as soon as you walk out of the theater. The one that gives you goosebumps, or makes you whisper “Holy crap” as it’s happening. Those are the “wow” moments, and we’ve collected the best ones from 2015.
We wrote a lot of long stories this year that you probably didn’t have time to read. Now is your chance to get caught up.
It’s Christmas Day, and you know what that means: time to plumb the depths of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s database of emergency room visits. We’re looking for the weirdest, least explicable, and most awkward objects that America has shoved inside its various holes. God bless us, everyone.
Time to take a look back at our most popular posts of 2015. We have our own thoughts about what our best posts were, but these are the ones that brought in the most readers.
Top dogs, 2015! As selected by the Kotaku staff...
As we’ve noted before, sportswriting tends to follow what you might call the Anna Karenina Principle. The good stuff—the stuff that makes year-end lists like Longreads’s and Richard Deitsch’s—is all, on a certain level, the same, similarly structured long profile after similarly structured long profile, all in one way…
The Buffalo Bills may have disappointed this season, but their fans did not. The Zubaz-clad faithful went through tables, chugged beers in unconventional ways, and committed all sorts of debauchery in and around Ralph Wilson Stadium. To recap the year, we’ve put together a non-exhaustive compilation of Buffalo’s…
Here, now, are our favorite films, TV shows, and pieces of internet ephemera of the year. Thank you for your time.
The Deadspin staff pick their favorite sports moments from 2015, and explain what made them so special. Here they are.
Music! Everyone loves music. Lists! Everyone loves lists. Hit the deck.
Deadspin is pleased to announce our 2015 Bear of the Year. After a great deal of consideration and deliberation, we arrived at a clear choice: Extra-Cool Polar Bear Who Discovered Many Ways To Enjoy His Items.