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As the Quarantine Goes on, So Does Our Retro Video Game Review. Next up? NES 10-Yard Fight

As the Quarantine Goes on, So Does Our Retro Video Game Review. Next up? NES 10-Yard Fight

The Deadspin Sports Quarantine Nintendo Club opened with the classic

Ice Hockey , and it was a great time. As tough as it was getting clobbered by the Soviet Union, it turned out the game still holds up and that early trouncing, just like for Team USA in the run-up to the 1980 Olympics, served as motivation to play on and eventually get revenge. After all, there’s plenty of time ahead to do...
Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Oct 29, 2019. 11 comments

Freddie Kitchens Made An Absolute Brain-Genius Move With The Browns Down Three Possessions

Freddie Kitchens Made An Absolute Brain-Genius Move With The Browns Down Three Possessions

You know how every so often, we’ll get a story about Bill Belichick

exploiting some obscure loophole in order to give the Patriots a better opportunity in a certain scenario? What Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens did in Sunday’s 27-13 loss to New England is the opposite of that.

The Browns were down 27-10 when they faced a fourth-and-11 situation on their own 24-yard line with 6:17...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Oct 29, 2019. 5 comments

I'm Not Saying The Broncos Put A Hit Out On Joe Flacco, But...

I'm Not Saying The Broncos Put A Hit Out On Joe Flacco, But...

This is all pretty suspicious, no? After last week’s Denver Broncos loss, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said, among other criticisms, “We need to call better plays.” He then quickly disappeared off the team in a trade with San Francisco. Now, after the Broncos lost again on Sunday in a heartbreaker to the Colts, and QB Joe Flacco

publicly fumed about the 2-6 team’s cowardice in its late-game...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 28, 2019. 11 comments

Matt Nagy Kind Of Did It To Himself This Time

Matt Nagy Kind Of Did It To Himself This Time

Matt Nagy spent most of the offseason openly tormenting himself and his team about the double-doink kick that knocked the Bears out of last year’s playoffs. The stakes behind Sunday’s game-losing miss weren’t nearly as high—nobody is going to remember the Bears losing a game 17–16 in October, because the Bears stink—but that doesn’t mean Nagy won’t have some fresh methods of self-torture to...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Oct 28, 2019. 2 comments

Even When Aaron Rodgers Slips Up, He's Spectacular

Even When Aaron Rodgers Slips Up, He's Spectacular

Even with Patrick Mahomes stuck on the sideline, Sunday night’s game between the Chiefs and the Packers played out as an entertaining battle of offenses that kept matching each other blow for blow. But in a fight between the recently un-retired Matt Moore and the god Aaron Rodgers, it was only a matter of time before the latter gained the edge. That happened on a Packers TD at the beginning...

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Barry Petchesky Barry Petchesky Oct 28, 2019. 1 comments

The Falcons Are Toast And Dan Quinn Is Getting Crispy On Both Sides

The Falcons Are Toast And Dan Quinn Is Getting Crispy On Both Sides

The Falcons are a bad football team. As such, head coach Dan Quinn is expected to not be the head coach for very much longer. But when will Quinn be fired? Now, with a depressing 1-7 record and entering the bye? After the near-inevitable loss to the rival Saints in two weeks? Painlessly and in his sleep on the morning after the regular season ends? It’s really the only drama left for this...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Oct 28, 2019. 5 comments

Deshaun Watson Got Kicked In The Frickin' Eye And Still Threw A Touchdown

Deshaun Watson Got Kicked In The Frickin' Eye And Still Threw A Touchdown

Texans QB Deshaun Watson can get you out of your seat

at a moment’s notice , but he might have outdone himself while throwing a go-ahead fourth quarter touchdown in his team’s game against the Raiders on Sunday.

Watson dropped back with his team down four and facing first-and-goal with six-and-a-half minutes to go. On this incredible play, Watson didn’t just avoid what looked like a near...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Oct 28, 2019. 5 comments

The Broncos Played Like Cowards And Joe Flacco Is Pissed

The Broncos Played Like Cowards And Joe Flacco Is Pissed

Jacoby Brissett once again proved himself to be a trustworthy starter on Sunday, leading his Colts to a 5-2 record with a 15-13 late comeback win against the Broncos. Adam Vinatieri got the points that notched the victory, but it was Brissett who made one of the weekend’s best plays anywhere on a football field this weekend, escaping a sack and finding T.Y. Hilton way down the field to begin...

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Gabe Fernandez Gabe Fernandez Oct 28, 2019. 2 comments

The Refs Screwed The Bucs Over By Making Them Rely On Jameis Winston

The Refs Screwed The Bucs Over By Making Them Rely On Jameis Winston

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were given a lifeline late in their game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. On a 4th-and-2, it certainly appeared as though the Titans were lining up to kick the field goal and extend their lead to 30-23. However, when the ball was snapped to Brett Kern he picked it up and tried to run for the first down, in the hopes that the trick play would catch Tampa Bay off...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Oct 28, 2019. 8 comments

The Bears Missed A Field Goal To Lose A Game

The Bears Missed A Field Goal To Lose A Game

The Chicago Bears have some *ahem*

history with missed field goals , and the failure of Cody Parkey in last season’s playoffs clearly haunted the psyche of coach Matt Nagy all summer . But while this miss—by replacement kicker Eddy Pineiro to lose 17-16 against the Chargers—may not be as significant as a Wild Card loss to the Eagles, it’s still dangerously retraumatizing for anyone who lived...

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Gabe Fernandez Gabe Fernandez Oct 28, 2019. 1 comments

The Bucs Just Can't Get Out Of Their Own Way

The Bucs Just Can't Get Out Of Their Own Way

Tampa Bay’s offense is at its worst whenever Mike Evans doesn’t have the ball. Case in point is this 3rd-and-goal play with the offense just four yards from the end zone. What should have been a simple hand off to running back Dare Ogunbowale turned into a comedy of errors as Breshad Perriman jacked up his teammate while motioning to the other side of the field.

Either Perriman didn’t know...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Oct 28, 2019. 1 comments

Bears Fans Boo Team Off The Field After Offense Freezes At The Goal Line

Bears Fans Boo Team Off The Field After Offense Freezes At The Goal Line

Is this football? I think it’s supposed to be football, but what I’m seeing is an especially glitchy game of Madden I need to turn off and turn back on again. And the fans in Chicago seem to agree with me. Heading into halftime against the Chargers, down 7-6 with 45 seconds remaining in the quarter, the Chicago Bears had six opportunities to score from inside the five-yard line, including...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Oct 27, 2019. 5 comments

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Gabe Fernandez Gabe Fernandez Oct 27, 2019. 5 comments

Florida State Deploys Some Form Of Witchcraft To Save Broken Trick Play

Florida State Deploys Some Form Of Witchcraft To Save Broken Trick Play

One of the clearest signs that a trick play is going to shit is when the players involved in said trickery start to look frantic in their movements. This is exactly where Syracuse had Florida State with about three-and-a-half minutes left in the first half on Saturday.

Right from the start of the play, it was clear the Orange knew what was going on. Sure, some players on defense initially...

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Gabe Fernandez Gabe Fernandez Oct 27, 2019. 21 comments

Oklahoma's Playoff Chances Might Have Just Died Because Of A Couple Frames Of Video

Oklahoma's Playoff Chances Might Have Just Died Because Of A Couple Frames Of Video

Let’s get the obvious out of the way now: Kansas State’s performance on Saturday against No. 5 Oklahoma was, for all intents and purposes, deserving of a victory. But that’s what makes exactly how the 48-41 win was sealed all the more frustrating.

With less than 13 minutes left in the game, Wildcats running back James Gilbert ran the two yards required to make it into the end zone and give his...

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Maitreyi Anantharaman Maitreyi Anantharaman Oct 27, 2019. 14 comments

Kelechi Osemele, NFLPA Now Considering Legal Action Against Jets' Doctor [Update]

Kelechi Osemele, NFLPA Now Considering Legal Action Against Jets' Doctor [Update]

The Jets continue to look crueler and dumber in their feud with Kelechi Osemele. The left guard spent weeks begging the team to approve a procedure to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and decided to have it without their blessing on Friday, after an independent doctor he consulted recommended immediate surgery. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Saturday that Osemele’s surgery was...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Oct 25, 2019. 13 comments

The Skins Are Horrendous, But At Least They're Quick About It

The Skins Are Horrendous, But At Least They're Quick About It

Here is an item that might actually cheer Skins fans about their cheerless excuse for a football team:

Last week, the Skins and Niners

played in the mud and combined for nearly twice as many rushes (65) as passes (33). Thursday night, the Vikings got the ball with 1:59 remaining in the third quarter and proceeded to run it 19 times against just six passes, churning out drives that lasted...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Oct 25, 2019. 19 comments

XFL Draftee Dumps The League Over Insultingly Low Pay

XFL Draftee Dumps The League Over Insultingly Low Pay

The XFL player draft,

held October 15 , had a whopping 71 rounds, during which eight teams filled out their rosters with a combined 568 guys. But a maximum of 567 of those guys will proceed to whatever the next stage of this project winds up being, after former University of Tennessee standout and recent Arizona Cardinals training camp castoff Corey Vereen dumped his new team upon learning...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Oct 25, 2019. 8 comments

Jarvis Landry Guarantees Victory Against The Patriots, Quickly Regrets It

Jarvis Landry Guarantees Victory Against The Patriots, Quickly Regrets It

The 2-4 Cleveland Browns have a massively intimidating task ahead of them this Sunday, as they travel to New England to take on the undefeated Patriots. This is a team that, when they took on the league’s other remaining undefeated team in Santa Clara three weeks ago,

got crushed by a score of 31-3 . But at least at the beginning of his press conference today, Browns wideout Jarvis Landry...

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David Roth David Roth Oct 24, 2019. 5 comments

Can Simone Biles Dunk?

Can Simone Biles Dunk?

First things first: yes we actually talk about the important sports things that are happening right now in this Deadcast. The World Series is happening and we address that; Dom Cosentino, who does not really care that much about the World Series, joined us for this one, and we talked to him about the NFL and the

stupid sexy Patriots and the NFL’s strange recent flurry of trades n’ tank jobs....

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