1. Nov 5, 2012 1:07pm

    You can find us back at our old home at Deadspin.com. Bye for now, Tumblrverse!

  2. Nov 4, 2012 9:15pm

    Eli Manning Is Losing His Mind

    What kind of madness is this??? 

    Original Image via @SportsPickle 

  3. Nov 4, 2012 8:38pm

    Deadspin Up All Night-ish: For You

    Well, this was a strange week. We hope to return to normalcy—politics!—very shortly. The usual weekday suspects will be here for you tomorrow so do check back. As always, thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. 

  4. Nov 4, 2012 8:07pm

    Steve Smith Goes Big Willie Style

    Steve Smith had himself a totally average day: 41 yards receiving and one touchdown. But it’s what you do with yourself after the touchdown that counts—and did Smith ever do stuff with himself after the touchdown. Following a 19 yard reception in the second quarter Steve did this little (???) dance you see here. 

    This has been your Sunday NFL GIFs semi-roundup. 

    [Via Reddit]

  5. Nov 4, 2012 7:58pm

    Tampa Bay Rookie Doug Martin Just Put In One Of The Best Rushing Performances Of All Time

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    His four touchdowns sets a Tampa Bay Bucs franchise record, his 250 yards made him tied for number ten on the all-time single game rushing yards list, his three touchdown runs for 45 yards or more—he went for 70, 63 and 45—made him the first ever to accomplish that feat in a game. And the runs were, as you might expect, some grown-man stuff: 

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  6. Nov 4, 2012 6:56pm

    The Giants Have Gotten Some Favorable Calls Today, So Naturally The Fix Is In Because Of Hurricane Sandy

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    Whenever a call goes against a fan’s—or degenerate gambler’s—chosen team, he or she needs answers more palatable than “the refs messed up.” One of those reasons is always that the fix is in. In times of natural disaster or other hearstring-tugging moments it only makes more sense to these people. The idea being that it makes for a good story because if the team located in a recently ravaged area gets a win it will…somehow make things nicer for the people in that area and those in charge of officiating the game somehow care about that? I don’t know, we’re talking about people who paint their chests and/or willfully agree to part with large sums of money based on the outcome of a sporting event. 

    So, when the Giants got a few friendly calls against the Pittsburgh Steelers, most glaringly a questionable fumble recovery touchdown before the end of the half, it was of course because the NFL wanted the Giants to win so people in the New York area could forget about their house-turned-houseboat. 

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  7. Nov 4, 2012 6:11pm

    New White Sox GM Rick Hahn’s First Move: Trading His Predecessor’s Son

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    Was Ozzie right? From The Chicago Tribune:

    Williams Jr., a speedy outfielder, was drafted in the sixth round in 2008 and became a problem when former manager Ozzie Guillen felt son Ozney should have been picked higher in a later draft. It helped sour the relation between Guillen and Williams Sr.

    Rick Hahn, just hired as Ken Williams’s replacement on the south side after Williams Sr. was promoted to Executive Vice President of the White Sox, has made his first trade: dealing Ken Williams Jr. away to the Rockies.

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  8. Nov 4, 2012 5:23pm

    Terry Bradshaw Says Reggie Bush Was Chasing A Bucket Of Chicken

    It goes without saying that Terry Bradshaw is not very bright. So it is much more plausible that this is a case of an idiot doofus that FOX allows to speak unscripted on live television in a vomit of words unwittingly comparing Reggie Bush running with some strange chasing after a bucket of chicken reference that perhaps only he and Jimmy Johnson understand than it is that Terry Bradshaw is a racist. Still, it happened.

    You know it’s bad when the typically chock full of chuckles Curt Menefee is audibly groaning for what feels like an eternity. 

  9. Nov 4, 2012 4:28pm

    Ref, On Hot Mic In Indianapolis: “God Damn It!”

    Madness in Indy: Andrew Luck had the most single-game passing yards ever for a rookie with 433 (and two touchdowns to boot), refs were yelling church swears on open mics, and the Colts just wrapped it up on a day when two rookie quarterbacks combined for 723 yards through the air. The best part of that video, by far, is the announcer’s reaction. Oooooh! 

    If you’re hungry for more comical referee ineptitude, go check out SB Nation’s wonderful GIF of the ref in the Redskins-Panthers game hitting the deck like a ton of bricks after a gently tossed ball doinks him right in the face. 

    h/t James

  10. Nov 4, 2012 4:13pm

    Eli Manning Looking At Defenses: Your NFL Late Games Viewing Guide

    Three more games for you this late-afternoon/evening before Dallas embarrasses itself against Atlanta. Let’s all look at Eli Manning, who will most assuredly be looking at plenty of things

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  11. Nov 4, 2012 3:27pm

    Liverpool Fans Get Drenched When Faulty Sprinkler Goes Off At Halftime

    "You know what would be fun? A football match," one might say to a friend. "Let’s get tickets and go," a friend might respond. "It’ll be a nice day and there would be absolutely no chance of us getting soaked to the bone by some random, malfunctioning sprinkler positioned right at the edge of the pitch and facing the stands, a hypothetical mess only compounded by officials just standing there watching it all happen," the two stupidly assume.

    Halftime of the Liverpool-Newcastle match (a match that ended in a 1-1 draw) is yet another cautionary tale of the pitfalls one encounters when one assumes. 

  12. Nov 4, 2012 2:55pm

    Paul Ryan Visited Lambeau Field Today, So Here’s GIF Of Him Waving A Terrible Towel In Carnegie, PA

    He wore a Packers jacket at Lambeau today, and his daughter wore a cheesehead with the Romney/Ryan logo on it. The Green Bay Press-Gazette

    He watched his children, Liza and Sam, play bean-bag toss, also known as cornhole toss, with other children. “Sam’s the cornhole king,” he said.

    GIF via the folks at Total Packers, who were not amused when cameras caught Ryan waving the Terrible Towel at a campaign stop in August.   

  13. Nov 4, 2012 2:41pm

    Brian Urlacher Returns Interception 46 Yards For A Touchdown

    Thanks to the folks at SB Nation, here is the Chicago defense once again upstaging the offense. Urlacher intercepted Hasselbeck with 2:49 left in the first quarter to give the Bears a 21-2 lead (they began the day with a blocked punt return touchdown) Chicago leads 31-5 at halftime. 

  14. Nov 4, 2012 2:13pm

    Stephen A. Smith To Babe: “Family’s Fine…Nothing But A Power Outage”

    Everyone is, thankfully, safe. We assume that includes jokes-having peeps. 

  15. Nov 4, 2012 1:47pm

    The Brooklyn Nets’ New Mascot Basically Has The Same Name As A Porn Star

    When the Nets left New Jersey, they left their old mascot, Sly, a wolf or rabbit or something, in New Jersey, along with Shawne Williams and the ghost of Kerry Kittles. The arena is new, the location is new, the mascot is new: the Nets now have BrooklyKnight (spelled like that, pronounced “Brooklyn Knight,” or “Brooklyn Night,” if you will). That’s the same name a musician named Sene. (spelled like that, with the period) used for a song recently and he’s not thrilled about the overlap. But there may be a bigger problem afoot: if the Nets want young fans to Google their fun new mascot, BrooklyKnight—and hey, they commissioned a comic book for his introduction and everything, that’s what mascots are for—they’d better hope those kids are careful spellers with strict safety settings on their computers.

    If not, they may encounter the phonetically identical Brooklyn Night, an actress from Las Vegas, Nevada.

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