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Trump Department Of Education Wants To Defund The Special Olympics Trump Department Of Education Wants To Defund The Special Olympics

On Tuesday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with the members of the House subcommittee to defend her department’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year. It was, like most of what happens in government, a ritualistic offering—the proposed budget is a proposal that reflects the administration’s priorities and…

Holy Shit, The Mets Actually Paid Jacob deGrom Holy Shit, The Mets Actually Paid Jacob deGrom

For an offseason defined by a glacial market, collusion-adjacent bad vibes, and the inexplicable unemployment of a number of useful big league free agents with opening day now in sight, the last week or so has been very busy. Instead of entering what is clearly a badly malfunctioning free agent marketplace, a number…

Deadspin Up All Night: A Deep Shade Of Blue Is Always There Deadspin Up All Night: A Deep Shade Of Blue Is Always There

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Mike Francesa Makes Statement Regarding Outright Lies, Outrageous Misinformation

At 3:12 p.m. on Saturday, Mike Francesa was watching Wofford lose to Kentucky. We know this because he was analyzing the game as only the surly monarch of sports talk radio can—by burping some lordly and not especially insightful analysis onto his Twitter timeline.

Let's Remember Some March Madness Guys Let's Remember Some March Madness Guys

It’s just simple arithmetic: There are going to be more Guys than there are actual Dudes in the NCAA Tournament. The Dudes will go on to make some money playing basketball, in the NBA or in Europe or in Asia or possibly in picaresque White Men Can’t Jump hoops-hustler scenarios. The Guys, who are good enough to…

Let's Remember Some Guys: NFL Legends Of The '90s

As business challenges go, Everyone Wants To Buy Our Shit For Some Reason is a pretty good one to face. And yet, when presented with that challenge/“challenge” in the early 1990s, every trading card company absolutely duffed it in more or less the same way. Adults—not annoying booger-y fan-kids but actual adults with…

The Hater's Guide To March Madness The Hater's Guide To March Madness

The NCAA Tournament is what you make of it. So is everything else, obviously, but while the tournament is objectively just what it is—a sloppy whirlwind fortnight of stressed-out teenagers just absolutely freaking the fuck out while playing the most important basketball games of their lives—it is also capacious and…

Does MLB Care If No One Cares? Does MLB Care If No One Cares?

“The Rays have the right under the collective bargaining agreement to renew me at or near the league-minimum salary,” defending American League Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell said in a statement issued on the day the Rays re-upped his contract with a $15,500 raise. Some $10,000 of that raise was mandated by the…

Kratu The Avant-Garde Obstacle Course Dog Is The Athlete This Moment Requires Kratu The Avant-Garde Obstacle Course Dog Is The Athlete This Moment Requires

There is always a dog, of course, and the dog is doing some variety of dog things—using its fudgy tubular body in confounding ways; stumbling blindly but purposefully around a parking lot with a big ol’ box top obscuring his field of vision; pointing at a bunch of chickens with what seems sincere concern. Notably…

Let's Remember Some Guys: NFL Pro Set Guys At The Berlin Wall

For a brief period, at the very zenith of the idiotic trading card boom of the 1990s, Pro Set was a big deal. Founded by an ambitious polar bear-shaped man with the escaped-from-a-Charles-Portis-novel name of Ludwell Denny, the company was briefly the NFL’s official trading card brand and a legitimate innovator in the…

MLB Announces Several Rule Tweaks Amid Broader Gathering Sense Of Doom MLB Announces Several Rule Tweaks Amid Broader Gathering Sense Of Doom

The best and most important thing about the rule changes announced in Major League Baseball on Thursday is that they were agreed upon by both the league and the MLB Players Association. It is not necessarily encouraging when what should be an obvious tautology is also a highlight, and it is also worth noting that…

Let's Argue About How Much Fancy Williams-Sonoma Lollipops Cost Let's Argue About How Much Fancy Williams-Sonoma Lollipops Cost

If I may, I would like to take you Inside The Game. There was a moment during the recording of this podcast—it came maybe two-thirds of the way through the experience of my boss absolutely fucking cleaning my clock at Guess The Price Of This Ridiculous Gilded Kitchen Doodad—when I looked over at Megan Greenwell…

Donald Trump Awards Donald Trump Trump's 20th Trump Golf Club Championship  Donald Trump Awards Donald Trump Trump's 20th Trump Golf Club Championship 

According to people whose lives may well have depended upon it, the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il had an excellent golf game. One story told of Kim’s golf prowess crossed the demilitarized zone and become something of a minor meme: that Kim, while playing the first round of golf of his life at the age of 52,…

Let's Remember Some Guys: NFL Pro Set Shoulder Pad Guys

Yes yes, pack full of old football cards, some pair of bespectacled doofuses sitting in pastel chairs and talking about them—I believe by this point in the Let’s Remember Some Guys experience we all understand each other on this matter. When I sat down with Deadspin’s resident NFL expert and Yinzer ambassador Dom…

What You Need To Know About Meghan McCain's Jewish Heritage What You Need To Know About Meghan McCain's Jewish Heritage

Meghan McCain, daughter of the late statesman and presidential candidate John McCain and co-host of ABC’s The View, has taken an increasingly prominent role during the recent national conversation over the troubling rise of antisemitism in American politics. Here’s what you need to know about one of the leading voices…

Does Bryce Harper Know Something We Don't? Does Bryce Harper Know Something We Don't?

A good way to tell that Major League Baseball’s free agent marketplace is not working the way that it’s supposed to work is the insistence of various establishment baseball media types that it is in fact working just fine. “Free agency is alive and well,” the former MLB GM Jim Bowden tweeted after Bryce Harper…

Journey Deeper Into The Humid, Horny Wasteland Of Spagate Journey Deeper Into The Humid, Horny Wasteland Of Spagate

There was never a firm or formal plan for Drew and me to do this entire Deadcast in our hideous groaning froggy Robert Kraft voices, but I would be lying to you if I said that the prospect was not discussed. At some length, if I am going to continue being honest, and with some seriousness. But for your sake and ours,…

Brandon Nimmo Ate Undercooked Chicken, Was Up All Night Barfing Brandon Nimmo Ate Undercooked Chicken, Was Up All Night Barfing

Brandon Nimmo was not scheduled to play Wednesday for the Mets in early Grapefruit League action, but he was excused from showing up for work due to what was initially reported to be a “stomach bug.” Speaking after the Mets’ 14-6 win over the Marlins, manager Mickey Callaway clarified that Nimmo’s ailment was less a…

Robert Kraft Donated $100,000 To A Massachusetts Anti-Sex Trafficking Group In 2015 Robert Kraft Donated $100,000 To A Massachusetts Anti-Sex Trafficking Group In 2015

Before he was charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution in Florida, Robert Kraft was just Robert Kraft. That is, he is one of the most powerful men in America’s richest professional sport and the owner of a team that has strung together arguably the greatest dynasty in that sport’s history, but also the sort…

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