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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 14, 2019 at 05:26. 3 comments

Magic Johnson Is Doing Lists

Magic Johnson Is Doing Lists

It has long been known that Magic Johnson quit his job with the Lakers so he could be free to tweet the most inoffensive takes imaginable without running afoul of the NBA’s tampering rules. But since retiring from his semi-retirement, he’s reached a brand-new level of old-guy social media usage—naming old movies and bragging about vacations. Granted, reading this Hall of Famer’s timeline is...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen May 15, 2019. 23 comments

Arcade Games, Ranked

Arcade Games, Ranked

The Deadspin staff recently moved its office to Times Square, so we’ve been absolutely dying to check out every single frothy tourist trap around us that can sell grilled chicken sandwiches for $25 a pop because it has some sort of cute gimmick. Chief among these is the big bright sports bar that boasts endless rows of arcade games promising to lighten your wallet by multiple large bills....

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Jan 23, 2019. 17 comments

Roy Halladay's Hats, Ranked

Roy Halladay's Hats, Ranked

The late Roy Halladay earned a well-deserved first-ballot nod from the BBWAA on Tuesday, with 85.4 percent of voters enshrining him in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The two-time Cy Young winner Halladay enters Cooperstown with 203 career wins, 2,117 strikeouts, 64.3 WAR, and a whole lotta hats worn, as shown off by sportslogos.net’s Chris Creamer:

Halladay will obviously go into the Hall as a...

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Dec 29, 2018. 18 comments

What Our Parents Thought Of Deadspin In 2018

What Our Parents Thought Of Deadspin In 2018
Year In ReviewThe year. In review.  

Shaina’s mom:

Diana’s mom:

Articles appear to be designed for the under 30 group !!!

Megan’s mom:

I am not a big sports fan - but what I like about Deadspin is a perspective on sports that is part social commentary, part humor, and a large measure of political commentary. It’s one of the the few places I see a woman’s perspective in equal measure to a more...

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Dec 28, 2018. 16 comments

Deadspin's Favorite Sports Moments From 2018

Deadspin's Favorite Sports Moments From 2018
Year In ReviewThe year. In review.  Peru vs. Australia

After the emotional rush of hearing the Peruvian national anthem, and seeing La Blanquirroja on a global stage for the first time in my life had subsided, the disappointment of realizing my home country’s World Cup campaign was coming to an end had rushed in. Peru had played pretty damn well against Denmark and France, but one defensive...

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Dec 27, 2018. 11 comments

The Best Things We Watched In 2018

The Best Things We Watched In 2018
Year In ReviewThe year. In review.  The Good Place

I’m a sucker for any show about a bunch of flawed misfits working together for some common goal—Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Community, Veep, you name it. And no show in 2018 stuck together a more lovable, broken, inspiring group than NBC’s The Good Place, a half-hour comedy/sci-fi/philosophy lesson that’s only getting better in its...

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Dec 27, 2018. 15 comments

The Best Things We Heard In 2018

The Best Things We Heard In 2018
Year In ReviewThe year. In review.  
Everything King Princess Did

King Princess has exactly six real songs out and every single one of them is good as hell. “1950” is a perfect pop song that you better like or else you’re the cops, and it’s not even the best song on her debut EP. Friendship ended with Lorde; now King Princess is new best friend. - Patrick Redford

“Nobody,” by Mitski...

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Dec 26, 2018. 14 comments

The Best Things We Read In 2018

The Best Things We Read In 2018
Year In ReviewThe year. In review.  
Boom Town, by Sam Anderson

Let’s get this out of the way up top: Yes, I agree, you wouldn’t think a cultural history of Oklahoma City would make for a compelling book. (I’ve had this conversation a lot this year.) But Sam Anderson’s Boom Town is the most engrossing piece of writing I’ve read all year. The book weaves together the story of the city’s...

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Drew Magary Drew Magary Oct 24, 2018. 24 comments

The 19 Boringest Athletes Of All Time

The 19 Boringest
Athletes Of All Time
FunbagTime for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? [Email the Funbag](mailto:funbag.deadspin@gmail.com).   

Today, we’re talking about pistachios, cults, Costco, crying, and more.

Your letters:

Kevin:

Who are the top boring great athletes of all time? I’m not talking about personalities. I mean strictly based on their style of play, or lack thereof. Athletes...

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Albert Burneko Albert Burneko Jul 28, 2018. 24 comments

Looney Tunes Characters, Ranked

Looney Tunes Characters, Ranked

Who would do this? And why? Drew Magary would, was the thing, and was gonna, and I’d rather die than let his rankings speak for the site and wind up with history recording that the place where I work said “R&B/Soul” was the second-best Looney Tunes character of all time. So we turned it into a scientific-y group activity instead, to protect against Drew’s dumpster CHUD opinions.

We didn’t...

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Jul 07, 2018. 19 comments

GIFs, Ranked

GIFs, Ranked
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Today is my last day at Deadspin after seven years of forcing you to watch dumb shit I saw on TV. To commemorate my departure, I went through all 5,128 animated GIFs I created during my tenure here to select, and rank, the best of them.

This was not an easy task! It took days. The first cut left me with 105 GIFs, the...

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Shawn Cooke Shawn Cooke Jun 09, 2018. 19 comments

Baseball Jersey Numbers, Ranked

Baseball Jersey Numbers, Ranked
2142 254427342432575176913941631528164926172052422112935144823191532459933830123661375810463863477553185955665468433916279566740507060807664778865717273747808182838485868789909192939495969798Getting a Curt Schilling jersey permanently stitched onto your skin00

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Hamilton Nolan Hamilton Nolan Oct 14, 2017. 23 comments

Movie Stars Who Play Badasses Who Might Actually Be Badasses, Ranked

Movie Stars Who Play Badasses Who Might Actually Be Badasses, Ranked

Lots of actors get paid “big money” to play badasses in Hollywood movies. How many of these actors are actually badasses in real life?

Every now and then you hear about some famous actor getting into a fight at some nightclub, or Robert De Niro making a tough guy voice in an interview. Who do these actors think they are—badasses? Using science, we examined this list (as good as any other) of...

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Albert Burneko Albert Burneko Oct 12, 2017. 23 comments

Father's Day Gifts, Ranked

Father's Day Gifts, Ranked

Hey, Father’s Day is on Sunday! Wait, you are saying, suddenly even more sweaty, confused, and anachronistic than usual—aren’t we in April? Aren’t we in April of 2013? No, we are not in April of 2013. We are in June of ... [fumbles with phone for five embarrassing minutes] oh, wow, 2015! that’s bananas! ... and Father’s Day is on Sunday.

Time for a quick personal inventory, to determine your...

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Oct 05, 2017. 8 comments

These Are Our All-Time Favorite Sports Tweets

These Are Our All-Time Favorite Sports Tweets

Inspired by our friends at Vice Sports, we wanted to write paeans to our favorite sports-adjacent tweets. These are not necessarily the best tweets, but they are the tweets that, for one reason or another, have always stuck with us.

Ken Rosenthal Meets Mr. Sugar Penis

This isn’t about Ken Rosenthal, or MrSugarPenis. Or at least, it’s not just about them. It’s about Buster Olney teaching...

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Albert Burneko Albert Burneko Oct 05, 2017. 23 comments

Suburban Northern Virginians' 46 Worst Fears

Suburban Northern Virginians' 46 Worst Fears

Yesterday, a New York City man accidentally dropped his keys through a sidewalk subway grate, then fell to the bottom of the shaft when he tried to retrieve them, thus experiencing in short order at least two common fears of city life. In response, The Awl and Gothamist compiled lists of every New Yorker’s worst fears; both are funny and horrifying and good.

I wanted to get in on this action,...

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Albert Burneko Albert Burneko Sep 30, 2017. 16 comments

Some Simpsons Characters Voiced By Harry Shearer, Ranked

Some <i>Simpsons</i> Characters Voiced By Harry Shearer, Ranked

The Simpsons has been a lousy, vaguely depressing hood ornament for FOX for far longer, by now, than it ever was a good TV show, but when it was a good TV show, it was among the greatest television comedies ever made. Harry Shearer, the brilliant comedic and voice actor who announced his departure from the show overnight on Twitter, is as responsible as anyone for the heights it reached at...

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Barry Petchesky Barry Petchesky Sep 23, 2017. 15 comments

Kitten Bowl Player Names, Ranked

Kitten Bowl Player Names, Ranked

Cat puns are the highest form of humor. Now that Hallmark Channel has unveiled the roster for this year's Kitten Bowl, it's time to subjectively and correctly rank the competitors' names.

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Albert Burneko Albert Burneko Sep 21, 2017. 19 comments

Reasons To Rank Things Best-To-Worst, Ranked

Reasons To Rank Things Best-To-Worst, Ranked

Many people like to rank things. Many people think that the correct way to present a ranked list is to organize the items on it from worst-to-best, and are wrong. Here is a helpful list of reasons why ranking things best-to-worst is better.

1. It’s funnier.
A list that begins with the lowest-ranked entry and ends with the highest makes a journey from darkness to light. This is what we want our...

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Drew Magary Drew Magary Sep 19, 2017. 15 comments

Monopoly Monopolies, Ranked

Monopoly Monopolies, Ranked

1. Oranges

2. Yellows

3. Reds

4. Light Purples

5. Greens

6. Railroads

7. Light Blues

8. Dark Blues

9. Utilities

10. Browns

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