Do The NFL's Anti-Domestic Violence Initiatives Actually Even Exist?

As long ago as it now seems, it was only this past July when Roger Goodell decided to suspend Ray Rice for two games after the Baltimore Ravens running back cold-cocked his future wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator. There was outrage, but not enough to change the NFL commissioner's mind. He needed to see the hit… » 2/01/15 12:12pm Today 12:12pm

Marshawn Lynch's Outtakes From Gaming With Gronk Are Also Very Funny

Marshawn Lynch and Gronk played some video games on Conan's show the other day and it was great. Attempting to satiate an insatiable demand for all things Marshawn Lynch, Team Coco has uploaded a video of outtakes from the shoot, appropriately calling it "Marshawnisms." What's a Marshawnism? Probably something like… » 1/31/15 4:15pm Yesterday 4:15pm

Rolling Stone Publishes, Then Unpublishes, Column Criticizing The NFL

Friend of Deadspin Jeb Lund (also known as monstrous, deceased dictator Mobutu Sese Soko) published a column today under the headline "Screw the Super Bowl: The Big Lies of the Big Game" on Rolling Stone's website. You can't read it on RollingStone.com anymore, though, because it mysteriously disappeared shortly after… » 1/30/15 6:19pm Friday 6:19pm

44 Lies Roger Goodell Told In His Press Conference Today

  1. "It has been a season of amazing competition, challenges and real progress."
  2. "The NFL is made up of good and caring people."
  3. "We are doing more to protect our players from unnecessary risks."
  4. "Concussions were down 25%."
  5. "The quality of the game continues to improve."
  6. "Last year, technology improved…
  7. » 1/30/15 3:35pm Friday 3:35pm

J.J. Watt Has Retreated To A Cabin In The Woods To Become More Badass

Last year, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt spent his offseason crashing at his college buddy's house and basically doing nothing but working out. This year, Watt has decided that he needs to step his training up a bit, and so he's purchased a secluded cabin in the woods, where he will live and train and presumably… » 1/30/15 3:03pm Friday 3:03pm

This Year's Super Bowl Teams Really Are The Best In Their Conference

Hey, here's a change. The participants in this year's Super Bowl, through the NFL's single-elimination playoff format, were actually the best in their respective conferences this year. That never happens! Except, uhm, when it happened last year. But otherwise—that almost never happens! » 1/30/15 2:44pm Friday 2:44pm

Super Bowl Footballs Will Receive Extra Security

Remember, if you can, back a whole three days ago, before Marshawn Lynch conquered America: it's tough to believe now, but there used to be a big scandal about deflated footballs or something. (It's hard to recall the specifics.) The NFL is taking no chances on a repeat of the controversy. Nobody is getting to the… » 1/30/15 9:14am Friday 9:14am

The Patriots' Super Bowl Success Relies On The Brady-Gronk Connection

Since Randy Moss got the Jazzy Jeff toss from the New England in the middle of the 2010 season, Patriots fans have spent offseason after offseason squawking about the team's need for a deep-threat receiver. Those people are idiots. The current Patriots do not need a deep threat, because Tom Brady sucks at the deep… » 1/29/15 4:34pm Thursday 4:34pm

Watch The Deadspin Super Bowl Ad That Was Too Hot For TV!  (NSFW!) 

You know the drill by now: Some dipshit company like GoDaddy or Carl's Jr. makes a lascivious Super Bowl ad, only to be bombarded with a host of last-second edits from the prudes in your average network's S&P department. And then they go ahead and post the uncut ad—highly NSFW (OOH!), like the one above—on their… » 1/29/15 3:17pm Thursday 3:17pm