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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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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Oct 25, 2019. 10 comments

Deadspin Up All Night: You Pay For This And They Give You That

Deadspin Up All Night: You Pay For This And They Give You That

Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Here’s something that’s not as good as Steely Dan, according to my peers.

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Oct 16, 2019. 16 comments

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Oct 15, 2019. 21 comments

There's No Good Reason For The Los Angeles Chargers To Exist

There's No Good Reason For The Los Angeles Chargers To Exist

That photo right there, of Steelers running back James Conner celebrating a touchdown as teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster breaks it down, wasn’t taken anywhere near Pittsburgh. It’s tough to tell at first because of the sea of black and yellow in the background. But then the powder blue banner and the solemn cheerleader at attention come into focus, and you realize, Wow, no one cares about the...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Oct 04, 2019. 11 comments

Deadspin Up All Night: Broken Leashes All Over The Floor

Deadspin Up All Night: Broken Leashes All Over The Floor

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Oct 04, 2019. 16 comments

Sports Illustrated Eventually Holds "Transition Meetings," Lays Off Half Its Staff

Sports Illustrated Eventually Holds "Transition Meetings," Lays Off Half Its Staff

After setting then canceling “transition meetings” today amid reports of substantial layoffs , Sports Illustrated management rescheduled the two meetings and finally went through with them just before the end of the day. This was despite a last-minute public plea from employees to nix a deal with TheMaven, a seedy platform that would replace a number of SI staffers with contract...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Oct 04, 2019. 14 comments

Stefon Diggs Returns To Vikings Practice, Is Vague And Grumpy

Stefon Diggs Returns To Vikings Practice, Is Vague And Grumpy

While Vikings QB Kirk Cousins somewhat patched things up with his WR Adam Thielen on a podcast this week, the other prominent guy who catches his passes is in a different mood. Stefon Diggs, who was also frustrated about the offensive strategy during Sunday’s loss to the Bears, was absent from Wednesday’s practice for reasons unrelated to an injury. He returned today and talked to media for...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Oct 02, 2019. 11 comments

Ravens Try To Clear Marlon Humphrey By Releasing Video Of Him Pushing Fist Into Odell Beckham Jr.'s Neck

Ravens Try To Clear Marlon Humphrey By Releasing Video Of Him Pushing Fist Into Odell Beckham Jr.'s Neck

Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey and Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. were getting chippy all game Sunday during Cleveland’s 40-25 victory. There were no ejections, only offsetting penalties, when the two locked up, Beckham took a swing, then Humphrey threw him to the ground. Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens wanted Humphrey tossed for strangling his player, but today the Ravens went on...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Oct 01, 2019. 5 comments

Chris Mortensen Puts On A Clinic In Wife Appreciation Using The Combined Powers Of His Phone And Laptop

Chris Mortensen Puts On A Clinic In Wife Appreciation Using The Combined Powers Of His Phone And Laptop

This just in: ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen is smitten ... with his wife!

The NFL insider took a moment from breaking stories Sunday morning to announce that he and his wife Micki were celebrating their 35th anniversary. Ol’ Mort celebrated the occasion with a photo of his wife. It was unclear as to whether that was her “sultry or ‘you’re in trouble’ look,” as he described it, but either way,...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Oct 01, 2019. 15 comments

Bruce Bochy's Retirement Ceremony Was—Holy Shit, It's Tim Lincecum!

Bruce Bochy's Retirement Ceremony Was—Holy Shit, It's Tim Lincecum!

The final game of the San Francisco Giants’ season was the final game of manager Bruce Bochy’s career. The skipper had planned to retire at the conclusion of the 2019 season, so after Sunday’s 9-0 loss to the Dodgers, many of Bochy’s former players showed up at the stadium to send him off, including the elusive and beloved pitcher Tim Lincecum. He did something to his hair.

The 35-year-old...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Oct 01, 2019. 10 comments

Adam Thielen Tries Very Hard To Not Say Anything Mean About His Bad Quarterback

Adam Thielen Tries Very Hard To Not Say Anything Mean About His Bad Quarterback

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins’s play through the first four games of this season has resembled his center’s pants after a few snaps . His biggest problem is that he struggles to throw a deep, accurate ball. Both the defense and his own receivers know it.

After Minnesota’s 16-6 loss to the Bears on Sunday, Vikings WR Adam Thielen tried to diagnose his team’s issues on offense without coming...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Sep 28, 2019. 12 comments

Deadspin Up All Night: Everything You Do Is Simply Delicate

Deadspin Up All Night: Everything You Do Is Simply Delicate

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Sep 25, 2019. 17 comments

Welcome To The Tomsula Index

Welcome To The Tomsula Index

For my money, there’s no better exercise during the NFL season than to look at the bottom of the standings in order to wonder, Would Jim Tomsula, right now, be better than that team’s head coach?

For the uninitiated, Jim Tomsula was the 49ers’ interim head coach for one game in 2010 (1-0 record), as well as the team’s actual head coach for the 2015 season (5-11). He has had an...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Sep 25, 2019. 15 comments

Here's A Lovely Newspaper Photo Goof [Update]

Here's A Lovely Newspaper Photo Goof [Update]

Look closely at this past Saturday’s sports page of the Washington County (Penn.) Observer-Reporter. There’s something off about that photo accompanying a recap of the game between between Peters Township and North Hills.

Direct your eyes toward the background of the image, and there you’ll find...

Some mischievous soul put googly eyes on the football player. Classic. That expression just...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Sep 24, 2019. 15 comments

Mike Gundy Calls Reporter A "Jackass" After Being Asked About T. Boone Pickens Bequeathing Him Money For A Haircut

Mike Gundy Calls Reporter A "Jackass" After Being Asked About T. Boone Pickens Bequeathing Him Money For A Haircut

Man, this is a fantastic comedy of errors for anyone not involved, and it all kicked off because of a poorly written piece of satire about T. Boone Pickens.

The article, written on whatthefussnews.com and published on Sept. 12, joked that Pickens, the oil billionaire who died on Sept. 11 of this year and was a major donor to Oklahoma State University and its athletics department, had left $30...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Sep 21, 2019. 12 comments

Deadspin Up All Night: To Say The Things He Truly Feels

Deadspin Up All Night: To Say The Things He Truly Feels

Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Enjoy the weekend.

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Sep 20, 2019. 8 comments

Deadspin Up All Night: Change The Speed

Deadspin Up All Night: Change The Speed

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Sep 19, 2019. 22 comments

Local Columnist Woefully Out Of His Element

Local Columnist Woefully Out Of His Element

One possible explanation for the existence of this Albany (Georgia) Herald column, in which Carlton Fletcher fields all the questions a “female person” might have watching her first baseball game, could be that it was accidentally sucked through a wormhole decades ago and finally reappeared on Sept. 7, 2019. That would also lend reason as to why Fletcher is holding a corded telephone in his...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Sep 14, 2019. 12 comments

Sign Up For The Deadspin Newsletter, Then Sign Up Your Enemies

Sign Up For The Deadspin Newsletter, Then Sign Up Your Enemies
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Many people have come up to me—on the street, at a restaurant, in my bathroom—with tears in their eyes, and they’ve asked, “Sir, when is the Deadspin newsletter coming back?” Great news for them: It’s back. Sign up here. 

Why should you sign up for the newsletter, which can be found here? Well, while we love and...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Sep 13, 2019. 8 comments

Deadspin Up All Night: He's A Good Mouse

Deadspin Up All Night: He's A Good Mouse

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