We produce a lot of posts every month. Most of them disappear quickly. Some of them don't. Here are the 10 most popular posts from October, ranked low to high.
A man has to have goals — for a day, for a lifetime — and that was this man's: to have people say, "There goes frozen, decapitated Ted Williams, the greatest Halloween costume that ever lived." We tip our caps.
Barry Petchesky, by way of the good folks at Herm's Perm, brought you the strange saga of Chase Mejia, a well-traveled Division I wide receiver who somehow found himself at a Miami porn shoot, serving as the western pillar in a fleshy Eiffel Tower — split left, you might say, and running a hard post over the middle.
Many people were none too pleased with our horndog bird-dogging. Brian Cook of MGoBlog led the charge. "Fuck you," he wrote to AJ. "You're a piece of shit." On his own blog, he wrote: "AJ Daulerio Is An Asshole." And elsewhere, he declared the ESPN Horndog Dossier "literally the worst thing the blogosphere has ever done." Sports bloggers literally across the country literally took to the streets and set themselves on fire, literally.
Soon after it emerged that Steve Phillips had carried on a bunny-boilingly ill-advised affair with production assistant, ESPN cut the guy loose. "His ability to be an effective representative for ESPN has been significantly and irreparably damaged," ESPN factotum Josh Krulewitz said, "and it became evident it was time to part ways."
The New York Post broke the story of Steve Phillips' affair with 22-year-old Brooke Hundley. Dash brought you all the sordid details, and, meanwhile, at Deadspin HQ ...
... AJ dusted off the ESPN Horndog file.
"I've never had sex w/ anyone at ESPN....," an ESPN employee wrote in an e-mail to AJ. "But, uh, I just got to Bristol and between me and you, you've to got a lot of people sleeping with a rosary tonight." A rosary, and possibly a 20-year-old production assistant.
Meet Katie Lacey, ESPN horndog.
We got our hands on a copy of Tim Donaghy's book, Blowing the Whistle, which was all set to be published by Random House until the NBA stepped in. That's a nice publishing house you have there. Wouldn't want anything to happen to it.
Meet Erik Kuselias, ESPN horndog, skeeve.