Author Bio & Stories

  • At one time, TMZ Sports was actually talked about as a potential competitor for Deadspin. That never happened, and instead it's a Lamar Odom-obsessed ghost planet ruled by cackling, sour-hearted ghouls. Thank goodness.

  • May 31, 2012
    Undercover Bosses

    The Miami Heat went into the Big Three era looking for all the world as if they were ready to turn the game and business of basketball on its head. Instead, they've become something much more prickly, small, joyless and familiar. Where's the fun in that?

  • A frank conversation on the question of Carmelo Anthony's "evolving" sports drink, and what that could possibly mean, and whether it could cause you to melt like Bruce Davison in X-Men.

  • Baseball beat writers as crusty indie snobs, Glenn Braggs as hitting exemplar, Mickey Hatcher as Master Trickster, the Minnesota Twins as failed name-generation experiment, and other observations that contain trace amounts of baseball-related information.

  • ESPN's 30 For 30 is great. But that's no reason not to make up ridiculous and patently un-makeable 30 For 30 episodes for dorky yuks.

  • Thinking about sports is fun enough, of course. But wouldn't you like to get out there and be a part of it? Wouldn't you like to get ripped the way the bloggers do?

  • David Brooks, New York Times op-ed columnist and America's Most Reasonable Unreasonable Person™, is much better at making up names for different types of people than he is at anything else, which probably explains how he came up with "ESPN Man" as a way to describe President Obama. But the problem of bad sports metaphors in political writing is bigger than just one doofus.

  • Adam Yauch grew up in public as an artist and a person. He also grew into a pretty good filmmaker, and leaves behind a legitimately fascinating basketball documentary—and basketball document—alongside all those classic Beasties records.

  • Junior Seau, who was like no other football player, is now like a great many ex-players who were, in varying ways and to various degrees, destroyed by the game they played. More importantly, though, his death is a reminder that he is like all of us.

  • With all due respect to Topps and them, Amelie Mancini makes the world's most interesting baseball cards. The French-born artist's hand-printed cards—dedicated to baseball's victims of weird injuries and ill-advised facial hair—are unlike any other. On the occasion of the debut of her new set, "Marvelous Mustaches," we talked baseball, and baseball cards.