Topic: Notre Dame

October 7, 2013

Grantland Rice's famed "Four Horsemen" column about Notre Dame's college football team is one of the most storied and legendarily purple pieces of sportswriting ever. So we translated it into American English, in an attempt to figure out what it's actually about.

January 18, 2013

Sportsflicks is an occasional series that examines justly or unjustly forgotten sports movies. What better place to start than a William Peter Blatty-penned film featuring Arab stereotypes, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and Shirley MacLaine?

January 17, 2013

The Deadspin story that unraveled the tale of Manti Te'o's fictitious girlfriend was a great piece of journalism. The story itself is a wild one, and pretty great in its own right. So why does the whole thing feel so bad?

December 10, 2012

Johnny Football's Heisman story may follow the same narrative line as the New Radicals: an immense amount of potential squandered because of an inablity to perform under pressure and conform to the rigors of a life in the spotlight. But let's not worry about that now, as Someday We'll Know, one way or another. 

November 26, 2012

Saturday's game against Notre Dame was the latest in a long line of disappointments for USC, and more specifically, their woe-be-gotten coach, Lane Kiffin. Whether he's the walking embodiment of the Peter principle, a misunderstood genius or a combination of the two is anybody's guess. All that's for certain is that it's fun to watch the show. 

February 27, 2012

In which Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija conditions, exfoliates, poses, and changes the game forever. Or at least back to the mid-to-late 1980s.