Leave It To Adam Schefter To Congratulate The Raiders For Tossing A Pittance At Oakland Taxpayers

Mark Davis is yanking the Raiders out of Oakland because he couldn’t get Oakland taxpayers to pony up three quarters of a billion dollars to buy him a new stadium in town. The Raiders have a large and passionate fan base in Oakland, and Oakland is situated in one of the country’s largest and healthiest media markets,…

Meet Oleg Tinkov, The Most Insane Sports Owner You Haven't Heard Of

The hubris and planet-sized egos of lunatic sports owners is a core Deadspin beat, from Joe Lacob’s horniness for the Larry O’Brien trophy, to Stan Kroenke’s dead raccoon hair, to Dan Gilbert’s simpering evil. When the Panthers’ owner gets a dang statue of himself with two actual panthers built out front of his…

Steve Buckhantz Couldn't Tell Whether That Game-Ending Shot Went In Because The Owners Moved Him To The Cheap Seats

We all had a good laugh when Washington Wizards play-by-play man Steve Buckhantz dusted off his patented "dagger!" call despite Trevor Ariza's (very nice looking) airball to end the Wizards' game on Wednesday night. The misplaced enthusiasm was funny but, as we noted at the time, you couldn't really blame…

Jeffrey Loria Told Jose Reyes To "Get A Nice House In Miami" Four Days Before Trading Him And Decimating The Marlins' Roster

We knew that the Marlins had given Jose Reyes “verbal assurances” that they wouldn’t trade him, but yesterday brought a new report about the exact content of those promises and when the Marlins were making them. In particular, walking pair of conspicuously expensive sunglasses Jeffrey Loria told Jose Reyes to buy a…

Because Of Some Alleged Hard Bargaining From The Astros, About 60% Of Houston Can't Watch The Rockets

Is there anything worse than a local baseball franchise that hasn't been competitive in four seasons, telegraphs its plans to stay non-competitive by carrying almost no payroll, and is widely expected to occupy the basement of its new league when they switch over this spring? Yes. A local baseball team that is all…

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