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    July 1, 2014

    Six Things We Learned From the Leaked Astros Internal Notes

    Hacked computers, Internet leaks, FBI intervention. These are things normally reserved for a season of 24, not late June in the Major League Baseball season. However, on Monday afternoon, the story at Minute Maid Park had nothing to do with the baseball game set to take place that night against the ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    Former TCU Football Player Jason Verrett Sets New Standard For Worst First Pitch (VIDEO)

    Visual aids are the best. (You know, because sometimes words can be so cumbersome on the eyes.) Recently, in the wake of 50 Cent's dismal effort at a first pitch before a recent New York Mets game (an effort he blamed on "excessive masturbation"), Deadspin put together a chart depicting the placeme ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    Angry Donald Sterling Leaves Voicemail Messages For His Doctor (AUDIO)

    Texans mandatory minicamp ended on Thursday afternoon, as did minicamps in numerous other NFL cities, which means we are heading into the Sahara Desert of the sports calendar -- late June and the entire month of July. The only way to survive and navigate the upcoming six weeks is with a lot of crea ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Fat Kid Rumbles For 93 Yard Touchdown In Irish Football League (Video)

    In the area of mainstream sports, the rest of the world has done a decent job in closing the gap between on the United States in sports where we either lead or are among the leaders. In baseball, our continued efforts to serve the sport up to the rest of the world (Opening Day in Australia!) has cr ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014

    This Guy Stole The Show In Game 3 Of the NBA Finals (w/ VIDEO)

    One thing I hear a lot about my job from people who punch the clock and hate going to work every day -- "Man, you're so lucky! You get to go to the games for FREE anytime you want! I'm JEALOUS!!" It's true. Going to sporting events for free (and eating for free at the Texans games!) is a really coo ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    High School Baseball Coach's F-Bomb Laden Rant Is The Worst (w/ NSFW AUDIO)

    Some of you may have seen the story last week about former Major League Baseball closer Mitch Williams. Williams is (well, was) the head coach of a 10 year old team that was playing in a Ripken Tournament baseball game on the east coast last week. According to fans and parents in attendance at the ... More >>

  • Music

    April 10, 2014

    The Astros Need New Music, Wu-Tang Clan Doesn't

    Baseball music, comeback albums, and local talent buyer says goodbye.

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    April 1, 2014

    10 Songs We'd Like to Hear at Astros Games This Season

    Last year's Houston Astros were beyond bad, the second-worst season ever by a franchise n Major League Baseball's recorded history. That should give you this blog's frame of reference, which will be long on hope and short on snark. If you want to read a bunch of shitty comments about how bad the tea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Wheel Of Fortune Hail Mary, So Crazy It Almost Looks Fixed (with Video)

    With all due respect to the four play-in games in Dayton, Ohio the last two nights, today is the first real day of March Madness. We've all probably filled out a bracket, and we all head into Thursday afternoon's games with a hope (albeit a 1 in 9.2 quintillion hope) of a perfect bracket. It's the ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Zapruder Analysis: WAC Post-Game Fight

    There's a scene in the Tom Cruise movie Far and Away (Yes, I know, I know...on the list of Cruise movies, this one is a tad obscure. It's like talking about the 2009 NBA Draft and bringing up Eric Maynor instead of James Harden or Blake Griffin.) when the home of the wealthy Irish landlord is burnt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    The Marcus Smart Outrage: Taking Up For The Player

    "There is such a thing as manners. A way of treating people. These fish have manners! They have manners." -- Jerry Maguire It's times like Saturday when Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart probably wishes he had just cashed in his chips and been a top five pick in last year's NBA Draft. In c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Christmas Parenting Advice: Zapruder Analysis Of An Insane Video Gamer (NSFW Language)

    Video games are a tricky thing, especially this time of year. When you give a video game to your kids as a gift, are you making their holiday more joyous or potentially making their skin more pasty and their muscles more atrophied? The key to video game enjoyment, like anything, is moderation. My g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of New York Jets Fan Spewing A Fountain Of F-bombs

    I'm not sure that Houston NFL fans who are parents of young children who want to bring their kids to a game know how good they have it here. Other than the Bullpen section of Reliant Stadium (which comes with an actual rowdiness warning on the ticket and in actuality is may as well be a section at L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis of a Fat, Drunk Chicago Bears Fan Smacking Into a Pole

    Alcohol, like many mind altering substances, has a tendency to take whatever your primary personality traits are and augment them. (I hesitate to say "enhance" them, because if your primary personality trait is "being an asshole" then being a bigger asshole can hardly be seen as an "enhancement.") ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    What if the Astros Played and Nobody Watched? Well...

    A funny thing happened in Houston over the weekend. The Astros were up against the Texans in the ratings. As one might suspect, the Texans were victorious in the ratings war -- if not on the field. But, no one thought, at least in the ratings, the Astros would be shut out. Turns out, they were. Acc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Astros Get Fewer Than 1,000 Viewers, Lose Ratings War to WNBA

    On Saturday, a good friend gave me a pair of extra tickets to the Astros-Angels game at Minute Maid Park. To say it was sparsely attended would be generous, but the few thousand people on hand in the park eclipsed by a wide margin those watching on TV. According to a report from Deadspin and the Chr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Gauging The Sincerity: The Riley Cooper Apology Video Zapruder

    If you're looking for proof that we've never lived in an era where your life can change in the click of an iPhone button in five horrifically racist seconds, and that your digital fingerprint, the gigabytes of visual and audio proof of who you are and what you stand for, never, ever goes away, look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Summer of Johnny: Manziel Sent Home From Manning Camp For Hangover Dehydration

    Every year around this time, former Saints quarterback Archie Manning oversees the Manning Passing Academy. For those not familiar with the Academy, it is a four day, annual camp conducted in Thibodeaux, LA on the campus of Nicholls State University where the Manning patriarch, along with his Supe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Astros Sno Cone Vendor Fired After Viral Video Catches Him in Bathroom Stall with His Sno Cones

    In the era of cell phone technology, virtually nothing goes unnoticed. Such is the tale of a sno cone vendor at Minute Maid Park this week who heard the call of Mother Nature during his shift at an Astros game. A fan in the bathroom at the same time noticed the rainbow-colored sno cones sitting on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Mike Rice (Insane Ex-Rutgers Coach) Is Maniacally Coaching 7th Grade Girls

    Anyone with kids who play sports is familiar with the age old question -- any time it's revealed that a coach of a collegiate sport engages in some degree of borderline (or in many cases, over the borderline) abusive behavior, we debate with our kid-having friends and debate it even more intensely i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Tale of the Tape: Douchy Astro Boyfriend vs Frightened Diamondback Boyfriend

    Through three games, your Houston Astros are 1-2. Believe it or not, that's the good news. Yes, a 54 win pace is the good news. Here's the bad news: They were one out away from having a perfect game dropped on them by Yu Darvish. They are the first team in the live ball era (since 1920) to have 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    J.J. Watt Gets a "Pretend Wife," Makes 6-Year-Old Girl's Day

    J.J. Watt's publicity-heavy trip to the Super Bowl has notched up another episode. First, Axe flew him to New York to get a faux-hawk, because nothing says "Axe" like a faux-hawk. Then he got on Deadspin with the touching story of a six-year-old girl who was all upset because she could not marry h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Manti Te'o Fake Girlfriend Saga: How Fake Twitter Accounts and Digital Trickery Fooled America

    Lots of people have been fooled online. Some have had entire relationships with people only to find out they weren't the person they thought they were...some not even the right gender. It is as disturbing as it is frustrating to imagine that anyone you speak with on the Internet might not be who the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Zapruder Video Analysis Of Drunk, Racist Aggie Fan Starting A Fight In An Airport

    In the wake of Texas A&M's landscape-changing 29-24 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide this weekend, with his fame escalating from "local cult hero" to "full fledged Heisman candidate," Johnny Manziel and his family began the process on trademarking his catchy "Johnny Football" moniker. Their motiva ... More >>

  • News

    October 25, 2012

    Game Changer

    Chris Kluwe is prying open America's last closet: major league sports.

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    July 9, 2012

    Awesome Little League Parent Brawl Between Some Total Losers (w/ VIDEO and Zapruder-Style Breakdown)

    When I was a kid, Little League season was a fairly compact slice out of the calendar year. It started in mid April, ended in June, and then after that you were free to play sandlot ball with your buddies as you prepared for Pop Warner football to start. Nowadays, baseball is a year round deal (whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Mike Leach Jumps on the "Craig James Killed 5 Hookers" Bandwagon

    In case you were wondering, former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach isn't supporting the quixotic senate campaign of Houston native and former SMU star Craig James. Proof is provided by Deadspin, which got this shot of an autograph Leach provided to a fan who bought his new book Swing Your Sword. "To M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    The Definitive Anthology of Bobby Petrino's Affair with That Hot Volleyball Player

    This past Sunday evening, after a quiet dinner at home, Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino decided to unwind by taking a leisurely ride on his motorcycle. Leisure nearly turned to tragedy as Petrino crashed the motorcycle in a story that, at the time, had a shelf life of about 15 minutes, ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Houston Texans Grieving Process 2.0: At Least We're Not THIS GUY in Louisiana! (w/ NSFW VIDEO)

    SEC football fans, ballin' up.​With each day, the pain of Sunday's loss to the Ravens continues to dissipate. However, it still hasn't subsided to the point where we shouldn't be taking pleasure in the acute pain of others. In fact, in the spirit of yesterday's post, the pain hasn't subsided ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Pedobear Shows Up at Penn State-UH Game

    Even if you were watching closely as UH dominated Penn State in the Ticketcity.com Bowl Monday, you might not have noticed one attendee. The notorious Pedobear, an Internet meme embodying child molesters, was not only there, not only carrying a sign with the Penn State symbol saying "Keep Quiet and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Mavericks Celebrate In South Beach Bar: The Photos, Including Dirk Nowitzki Guzzling an $80K Bottle of Champagne

    worldredeye.com​The webiste worldredeye.com has a page full of pictures up of the Dallas Mavericks, the whitest NBA champs since Larry Bird's Celtics, getting down last night and early this morning at Dallas South Beach nightclub LIV. We can only assume such a hip name as LIV is an homage to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Texas High School Hockey Fight: Cheap Shots, Bloodthirsty Parents and a Broken Jaw

    The Hansen Brothers, Texas high school version​See it while you still can -- video of the incredible ending of the Texas high school hockey championship up in Dallas. (Yes, they have high school hockey here. It's a club sport, not part of the UIL.) Keller beat a team from Arlington 9-3, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    A Real Boyfriend for Eliza Kruger (w/Best Trick Shot Video EVER)

    I've never been a 17-year-old high school female before, so I'm not speaking from experience when I say that "I can see why Eliza Kruger would chase Mark Sanchez." I can only assume it's the allure of fame, power and money (perhaps sprinkled with a bit of a Latino thing). Kruger's now well-publiciz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Year in Review Appendix -- Five More Stories For The Road

    One more for 2010...​I love the last week of December. Between Gary Kubiak and the option to just pick out some category from the past year and recap it, it's ready-made content. Just add snark! So in the spirit of lazy "Year in Review" style posts (one of which I've already submitted today! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Rex Ryan Has A Foot Fetish

    Not a team distraction at all​I have to admit, the information age in which we live has been largely a positive thing for me. In a line of business where you are constantly needing to generate new content -- particularly sophomoric, mindless content -- the internet, blogs, and the completely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys' Latest Distraction Gimmick: Lap Dances

    Shoulda put this on the giant hi-def​What is it with Dallas football fans that makes a monstrosity of a football stadium want them to have public sex?First it was the boffing on the bathroom stalls. Now it's the front-row lap dance.This woman, obviously bored with whatever ass-kicking the Cowboys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Favre In Charge -- "The Media Still Sucks" Edition

    Brett Favre finally wins a big game for the Jets​The mainstream sports media couldn't avoid the topic forever. Eventually, the story of Brett Favre's penis would have to be addressed. And as deafening and infuriating as the silence in Bristol and points beyond was, we knew that the only thing mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Drayton McLane: Time To Open The Books

    Do those cries of poverty add up?​Several things happened last week on the edges of the sports world that, while interesting on their own, are even more interesting when connections are made.For instance, early last week, the sports blog Deadspin published the financial documents  for several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Bo Wyble, Foul-Ball Cad -- Quit While You're Way Behind. Way Behind

    Screenshot from DeadspinBo Wyble: TV! Good God, yes, I'll go on !!!​(Note: Pete Vonder Haar is on vacation.)Bo Wyble is the new-ish Houstonian who's gained some notoriety for his epic levels of lameness when he was caught on camera ducking out of the way of a foul ball that hit his girlfriend.Wybl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Game Time: Jenn Sterger -- Best Cast Addition To A Sitcom EVER (Favre In Charge, Season 3)

    Seeing more of Brett than she wanted​The fact that I've been comparing the third season of the Brett Favre saga (heretofore referenced as Favre In Charge) to a sitcom is entirely appropriate. I don't profess to know many athletes. By and large, the ones I do know seem to be fairly normal people. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    The Dallas Cowboys (And Friendswood), Keeping It Classy

    Photo via Deadspin​ Whitney Isleib is a Friendswood gal who's a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, which means she's willing to sell her dignity for fame. So she was probably hoping to become an Internet sensation one day.Not this way, though.The web is alive -- IT'S ALIVE!! -- with photos Isleib posted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Game Time: Time To Take Over

    ​I will get the pleasantries out of the way ....My name is Sean Pendergast, and I am a sports talk show host at 1560 The Game.I realize that sentence has the sound and feel of a self-introduction at an AA meeting (and carries with it more similarities than you'd think), but I figure simplicity is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    The Aggies Know Great Architecture When They See It, Especially If It's Done By An Aggie

    ​Texas A&M University created an architectural award this year, the Spirit of Place medal, "envisioned as becoming one of the world's premier built-environment awards," according to a press release from the school.The university wants its new award to be "viewed in the same light" as the Stirl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    The Chronicle's Ortiz: Chief Of The Morality Police

    I stumbled upon this Jose de Jesus Ortiz blog post on Sunday morning while I was in the process of trying to digest Saturday night's 13-2 Astros loss to the Washington Nationals. I puzzled over it during the day, but could never really make much sense of it. But then Deadspin got a hold of the thing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Plagiarism? Or Great Minds Thinking Alike? A Lunatic Rant Inspires Controversy

    Tuesday we wrote about a long, long manifesto making its way around the net, by the father of a one-time UH baseball player convinced coach Rayner Noble had sabotaged his kid's career.Our item was written by freelancer John W. Royal, who covers baseball and hockey for us.Today, the writer of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Mack Brown's Print-Loving Fans Enter The Fray

    We wrote a while back about UT football coach Mack Brown's diary of his trip to see the troops in Iraq and other places. We excerpted the rather significant time Brown seemed to spend complaining about conditions.It went national, with Deadspin picking it up. There was the usual feedback from Longho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Don't Make Me Beg

    The rumor mill has it that AOL Sports is about to start hiring beat reporters to cover the various sports in the professional leagues. This is supposed to be like what Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline have done - those of you who have read those sites know how those work. It's just like with the newspap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Don't Make Me Beg

    The rumor mill has it that AOL Sports is about to start hiring beat reporters to cover the various sports in the professional leagues. This is supposed to be like what Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline have done - those of you who have read those sites know how those work. It's just like with the newspape ... More >>

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    January 22, 2008
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