Topic: Nightmares

August 7, 2012

When Mike Tyson was only 18, his managers used to market him on posters, reminding you that if your grandfather had missed Joe Louis, or your father Muhammad Ali, don’t you miss Tyson. But what they didn’t mention was that Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali were a boy’s dream of a fighter. Before long Tyson understood his customers a little better and modified the sales pitch. Tyson figured out, in his era, that America really craved a nightmare.

June 1, 2012

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.

March 9, 2012

Do you dare read Donald Sterling's heroically lewd 2003 deposition on the subject of "sex for money, money for sex?" It's totally fine if you don't dare. It's actually maybe more disgusting than you'd expect, for the reasons that most things about Donald Sterling are disgusting.