Election Day is tomorrow. If you are one of those hopeless morons who think it's some sort of thought crime to mention politics in the same breath as sports, well, this is not the post for you. For the rest of you, here are some recent Deadspin stories relevant to the election.
Nate Silver's Braying Idiot Detractors Show That Being Ignorant About Politics Is Like Being Ignorant About Sports
"In retrospect, we should've seen it coming. It was only a matter of time before the war on expertise spilled over into the cells of Nate Silver's spreadsheets. In fact, in some ways it had already. Turns out that nothing could have prepared Silver better for the slings and arrows of a surly and willfully obtuse pundit class than working on the fringes of sportswriting over the past decade." Read »
You Built That: How Mitt Romney Shook Down American Taxpayers For His Welfare Olympics
"No matter how you look at it, the strategy that Romney and the Olympic committee employed so effectively in Salt Lake City to underwrite the games is completely at odds with the image that he and his running mate Paul Ryan are now trying to project as stalwarts of a frugal government that disavows subsidies and expects people to stand on their own." Read »
Where Would The NHL Be If Bain Capital Had Bought The Whole League In 2005?
"Here's a weird piece of history: In 2005, during the last NHL lockout, Bain Capital—the private equity firm co-founded by Mitt Romney—tried to buy the entire league. Bain failed, but the company's bid exposed several uncomfortable truths about all sports-league lockouts." Read »
Paul Ryan Lied About Being Good At Marathons
"Republic vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan takes fitness very, very seriously. Except when he's completely bullshitting about it." Read »