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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 29, 2019. 18 comments

Three Good Dogs I Met

Three Good Dogs I Met

I spent the last three months living in Mexico City. While I was there, I met three good dogs.

The first good dog I met is the dog you see in the photo above. He has no name, and no master, because he lives wild and free at the Teotihuacan archaeological complex. I discovered him looking out upon the landscape at the top of one of the ancient Mesoamerican pyramids on the site. He then came to...

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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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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 25, 2019.

ESPN Cancels Bowl Game Sponsorship Deal With Company That Does Not Seem To Exist

ESPN Cancels Bowl Game Sponsorship Deal With Company That Does Not Seem To Exist

We can all agree that there are simply too many damn bowl games, and that a huge chunk of them only exist so that sports networks can bilk a few hundred thousand dollars out of a presenting sponsor while subjecting us all to the CarsAndCarParts.com New Jersey Turnpike Bowl, or whatever. And so it is extremely satisfying to discover that ESPN just got hoodwinked by selling the New Mexico...

Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 24, 2019. 16 comments

Hug Stephen Strasburg More. Continue Hugging Him.

Hug Stephen Strasburg More. Continue Hugging Him.

Stephen Strasburg continued his great postseason run last night by throwing six solid innings in Game 2 of the World Series, during which he allowed just two earned runs and struck out seven. You know what that means, don’t you? He got a big hug for his troubles.

Strasburg receiving long, loving hugs from Anibal Sanchez and Gerardo Parra at the conclusion of his starts is something that has...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 23, 2019. 12 comments

The Jets Are Being Babies About Sam Darnold's "Seeing Ghosts" Comment

The Jets Are Being Babies About Sam Darnold's "Seeing Ghosts" Comment

The only bit of entertainment Jets quarterback Sam Darnold provided Monday Night Football viewers this week was when he candidly admitted into a microphone that he was “seeing ghosts” during his four-interception performance against the Patriots. Because no NFL team can ever just let one of their players be interesting and human on camera, the Jets are pissed that Darnold’s comment made it...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 22, 2019. 12 comments

Fantasy Football Man Mad

Fantasy Football Man Mad

Oh brother, can you believe that shit that happened last weekend? In the fantasy football? With the frickin’ Cardinals? They really boned us, fellas! I know you know what I’m talking about! Gah, I’m so steamed! And so is ESPN fantasy football analyst Matthew Berry:

Can you believe it! What they’ve done to us? This cannot stand!

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 18, 2019. 14 comments

Zion Williamson's Knee Is All Jacked Up Now? What The Fuck!

Zion Williamson's Knee Is All Jacked Up Now? What The Fuck!

Here is some horseshit news, delivered by Adrian Wojnarowski wearing the Grim Reaper’s robes, to screw up your whole damn Friday:

The optimistic framing of that tweet is not really doing much for me. This sucks! Someone please remove some stem cells from my body and inject them into Zion’s knee.

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 15, 2019. 12 comments

Stephen Strasburg's Teammates Must Keep Hugging Him Until His Icy Heart Melts

Stephen Strasburg's Teammates Must Keep Hugging Him Until His Icy Heart Melts

Stephen Strasburg kicked ass last night, striking out 12 Cardinals hitters in seven innings of work and leading his team to an 8-1 Game 3 victory. As you can see in the image above, all that hard work was repaid when he entered the dugout after recording his final out of the night and received a group hug from his teammates.

But did Strasburg enjoy the hug? He grinned through it, but after the...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 08, 2019. 8 comments

Sam Darnold Spleen Update: Spleen Ready For Hot NFL Action

Sam Darnold Spleen Update: Spleen Ready For Hot NFL Action

Today brings us what will hopefully be the final update about the state of Jets quarterback Sam Darnold’s spleen, which was thrust into a precarious position by the mononucleosis virus that has kept him out of action since Week 2. We are pleased to pass along the following announcement: Spleen strong.

Congrats to Darnold, who now gets to return to enjoying his blessed existence as the...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 08, 2019. 5 comments

The 49ers Had A Great Time Humiliating Baker Mayfield

The 49ers Had A Great Time Humiliating Baker Mayfield

This has been said many times before, but the Cleveland Browns asked for this. All the hype and shit-talking that followed them throughout the preseason set them up precisely for the kind of embarrassing loss they had last night. Not only did the 49ers beat them 31-3, they took every opportunity to rub Baker Mayfield’s nose in it.

Defensive end Nick Bosa led the way, executing a...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 07, 2019. 6 comments

The Colts Will Spend Today Picking The Chiefs Out Of Their Treads

The Colts Will Spend Today Picking The Chiefs Out Of Their Treads
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There’s need to go crazy and say that the Colts spent last night drawing up the blueprints for how to beat Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, or that running the ball is suddenly the key to winning in the NFL. This was just one game, but it was fun as hell, and it’s worth spending some time today luxuriating in just how...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 07, 2019. 15 comments

The NBA Is Happy To Play China's Game

The NBA Is Happy To Play China's Game

If you were to work backwards, you’d find it pretty difficult to understand what exactly Daryl Morey said, and who exactly was so offended by it.

Start with the latest communique, from billionaire Taiwanese-Canadian Nets owner Joe Tsai, which provides not just a grim history of the Boxer Rebellion and the Massacre of Nanjing, but the implication that Rockets GM Daryl Morey did something so...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 04, 2019. 5 comments

Sports Illustrated Employees Call On Parent Company To Cancel Licensing Deal With Scummy Platform

Sports Illustrated Employees Call On Parent Company To Cancel Licensing Deal With Scummy Platform

A group of Sports Illustrated employees, still uncertain what their fates will ultimately be given the sudden scheduling and then cancellation of today’s “transition meetings,” have released a statement calling on their owners to “save Sports Illustrated” by canceling their licensing deal with TheMaven, a gross platform and digital media company that seems hellbent on replacing a huge chunk...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 03, 2019. 17 comments

Sports Illustrated Cancels Dreaded "Transition Meetings" 10 Minutes Before They Were Supposed To Start

Sports Illustrated Cancels Dreaded "Transition Meetings" 10 Minutes Before They Were Supposed To Start

Staffers at Sports Illustrated lived out an employee’s worst nightmare last night , when they received an email from management instructing them to report to one of two meetings at 12 p.m. today. It was clear that the employees at one of those meetings, perhaps as much as 50 percent of the staff, were going to be laid off. Things somehow managed to get worse.

Sources within the company are...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 03, 2019. 11 comments

The Jaguars Don't Seem All That Interested In Trading Jalen Ramsey

The Jaguars Don't Seem All That Interested In Trading Jalen Ramsey

It’s been more than two weeks since All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey requested a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, and even though he hasn’t been playing much football in the meantime, he seems to be getting further and further away from his goal.

Ramsey has been out of practice all week with a back injury, one of a few ailments that has mostly kept him off the field since making his...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 02, 2019. 20 comments

Five Photos Of Nikola Jokic

Five Photos Of Nikola Jokic

Please look at Nikola Jokic.

This is one of the best players in the NBA.

He’s basically a cube?

The NBA season can’t start soon enough.

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 02, 2019. 10 comments

Kirk Cousins Apologized To Adam Thielen For Being So Butt

Kirk Cousins Apologized To Adam Thielen For Being So Butt

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was very bad last Sunday, and wide receiver Adam Thielen, who finished the game with two receptions for six yards, saw his production suffer greatly for that badness. Thielen tried very hard to not say anything directly mean about Cousins after the game, but was incapable of fully hiding his dissatisfaction with his quarterback’s performance. This did not go...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 02, 2019. 10 comments

Banned Running Coach Alberto Salazar Briefed Nike CEO Mark Parker On Doping Efforts [Update]

Banned Running Coach Alberto Salazar Briefed Nike CEO Mark Parker On Doping Efforts [Update]

Nike Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar had been suspected of plying his runners with shady and illegal performance enhancing substances for years before he was finally hit with a four-year ban by USADA for “orchestrating and facilitating prohibited doping conduct.” The agency’s report has also revealed a shocking aspect of Salazar’s scheme: he kept Nike’s top brass updated on his doping...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Oct 01, 2019. 8 comments

Deadspin Up All Night: Tell Me I Could Never Understand

Deadspin Up All Night: Tell Me I Could Never Understand

Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. More tomorrow. 

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Sep 30, 2019. 14 comments

Come On, The Red Sox Can't Actually Get Rid Of Mookie Betts, Can They?

Come On, The Red Sox Can't Actually Get Rid Of Mookie Betts, Can They?

The 84-78 Boston Red Sox did not provide their fans with a very satisfying season of baseball, but a team experiencing a down year right after winning a championship isn’t unheard of, and this campaign could and probably should have passed without anyone who follows the team slipping into a panic. Unfortunately, the guys in charge spent the last weekend of the season pounding away at the big...

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