In 2016, Deadspin readers racked up 149 million video views. Here were your ten favorites:
When we weren’t busy watching sports contests, we watched some things. Here are the best things we saw this year.
For nearly 35 years, Mell Lazarus knew exactly how the end would go for Momma. In 1982, when the cartoonist began dating Sally Mitchell, who would become his second wife, he confided to her that he had already decided what the final installment of his comic strip would be, and he told her the idea.
When we weren’t busy watching sports contests, we listened to some stuff. Here are the best things we heard this year.
An unfortunate reality of being a sports fan is watching strangers in whom you have an emotional investment for some reason get pummeled, concussed, have their knees blown out, and have their appendages bend in ways that make you scream. Remember Teddy Bridgewater? He somehow shredded his knee so badly that his…
We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. What does it have in store for us?
Time to take a look back at our most popular posts of 2016. We have our own thoughts about what our best posts were, but these are the ones that brought in the most readers.
There are plenty of lists out there compiling the year’s best sportswriting—try this one if you’re looking for some good holiday-weekend reading—and that’s as it should be, because there is a lot of great sportswriting out there, possibly more than ever. You won’t find any of it here, though. Instead, we celebrate the …
The Deadspin staff pick their favorite sports moments from 2016, and explain what made them so special. Here they are.
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…
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:
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.
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.
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…