The Zinedine Zidane Headbutt Statue Is A Powerful Homage To French…

You've probably heard by now that France - a country that Lady Liberty would tell you knows from great statues - has unveiled one of the world's finest tributes to tantrums. The pair of 16-foot resin figures outside the Pompidou Center depict everyone's favorite soccer violence blooper: Zinedine Zidane's forehead… » 9/29/12 10:55pm 9/29/12 10:55pm

Michigan State Coaches Say Ohio State Gave Them Selectively Edited…

After Ohio State beat Michigan State today 17-16, the Spartans coaches' bellies ached loudly enough that reporters heard them and wrote that Michigan State's coaches were upset with Ohio State's coaches. Apparently the game film that Ohio State provided in advance of their game was not up to Big Ten conference… » 9/29/12 9:47pm 9/29/12 9:47pm

Hugo Chavez's Opposition In Venezuela Lampoons Him As An Egomaniacal…

In case you haven't been paying close attention to your South American politics for the past 14 years, you might be surprised to find that Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's cult-of-personality president, is facing a stiff re-election challenge on Oct. 7. Basically Chavez has presided over a widespread meltdown of the country's … » 9/29/12 7:30pm 9/29/12 7:30pm

This Week's Sign Of The Apocalypse

For nearly two decades now, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to head off the end of times, but declines to quietly cede to SI the scoop on the biggest event in world history. » 9/29/12 1:30pm 9/29/12 1:30pm

Tim Keown's Story On Joe Mauer Wants Minnesota To Get Bent

You're probably used to this sort of subtle cudgel being twirled at cities like New York and Boston, which tend to chew through their heroes just as quickly as they can exalt them. But Tim Keown's piece in the current issue of ESPN The Pulp-Based Periodical is one of the rare stories that quietly rips a place with… » 9/22/12 10:44pm 9/22/12 10:44pm

Old Dominion QB Taylor Heinicke Threw For 730 Yards Today, A D-I Record

Today in Norfolk, Va., a freakin' sophomore quarterback named Taylor Heinicke threw a football 79 times to lead Old Dominion past New Hampshire 64-61. His receivers caught 55 of those passes. Between Heinicke and those receivers, they moved the ball 730 yards via the air. That ridiculous number is a Division I record… » 9/22/12 6:11pm 9/22/12 6:11pm

Sign Of The Apocalypse

For nearly two decades now, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to head off the end of times, but declines to quietly cede to SI the scoop on the biggest event in world history. » 9/22/12 3:52pm 9/22/12 3:52pm

Arkansas' Season-Long Nightmare Is In Full Swing

Against Arkansas today, Alabama covered the over (51 points) without allowing Arkansas to score. This is a difficult thing to accomplish. Vegas didn't see it coming - the last line I saw was Arkansas +20.5 - but at least two Razorbacks fans knew this one was going to be the college football equivalent of a sewer main… » 9/15/12 7:59pm 9/15/12 7:59pm

Deadspin's Sign Of The Apocalypse

For nearly two decades now, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to head off the end of times, but declines to quietly cede to SI the scoop on the biggest event in world history. » 9/15/12 5:00pm 9/15/12 5:00pm

Denard Robinson Had More Offense Than Michigan's Offense Today

Some stock car named Denard Robinson suited up for Michigan today and accomplished more offense than the entire Michigan offense. This sounds impossible but it is not. Like the American financial system, college football's statistics attribute success to individual performance while collectivizing the losses.… » 9/08/12 9:40pm 9/08/12 9:40pm

Deadspin's Sign of the Apocalypse

It was with no small degree of concern that Deadspin noted the lack of a Sign of the Apocalypse in this week's Sports Illustrated. Until August, the magazine had been chronicling the demise of Western civilization via sports news of the weird at least as far back as 1993, when it noted that "David Carradine, years older … » 9/08/12 2:45pm 9/08/12 2:45pm

Beer And Game Pairing: Hell Or High Watermelon With Bowling Green At…

Fruit and beer have an uneasy relationship, much like Gators fans and Florida sucking. Yet here we are, in 2012, and just as I'm watching this unsteady SEC power flail against some team called Bowling Green, I'm also enjoying the seasonal release Hell or High Watermelon by the San Francisco brewery 21st Amendment. Some … » 9/01/12 8:15pm 9/01/12 8:15pm

Franco Harris Brought A Cardboard Joe Paterno To Beaver Stadium Today

Franco Harris may be able to pick a wobbly incompletion from just above the turf, but he doesn't know how to pick his battles. His insistence on becoming the alpha Joe Paterno apologist rings with the dregs of denial: "He played such a minor part in this." Aaaaand now he's dragging JoePa's cardboard form to the Penn… » 9/01/12 6:15pm 9/01/12 6:15pm