The Best of Deadspin
8 most popular Deadspin articles, as voted by our community.
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Deadspin on Pets
Three Good Dogs I Met
I spent the last three months living in Mexico City. While I was there, I met three good dogs.
Deadspin on Swimming
This Is Why There Are So Many Ties In Swimming
Tonight three legends of swimming—Michael Phelps, Chad Le Clos, and László Cseh—turned in identical times to share silver in the 100m butterfly. Last night, Simone Manuel tied for gold with Canadian Penny Oleksiak in the 100m freestyle. Modern timing systems are capable of measuring down to the millionth of a second—so why doesn’t FINA, the world swimming governing body, increase its timing precision by adding thousandths-of-seconds?
Deadspin on Tai Chi
He Never Intended To Become A Political Dissident, But Then He Started Beating Up Tai Chi Masters
On a recent Thursday evening in August, a 40-year-old MMA gym owner in Beijing named Xu Xiaodong activated his VPN, hopped over the Chinese government’s internet firewall, and began his first-ever…
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The Adults In The Room
There is a version of the story of this company in which idealistic journalists, unconcerned with profit, are posed against ruthless business-doers, concerned about profit above all else. That would…
The American Justice System Is Not Broken
In July, New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo choked unarmed black man Eric Garner to death, in broad daylight, while a bystander caught it on video. That is what American police do. Yesterday, despite the video, despite an NYPD prohibition of exactly the sort of chokehold Pantaleo used, and despite the New York City medical examiner ruling the death a homicide, a Staten Island grand jury declined even to indict Pantaleo. That is what American grand juries do.
With offense winning titles in other sports, playoff baseball is still about pitching
Underdogs ride pitching to wins on Friday, set up anxiety-laden weekends for Dodgers, Braves, and Yankees fans
Geez, what happened to Juan Soto?
Padres' slugger is having the worst stretch of his career as his team struggles to hold on to a Wild Card spot
Fantasy Birding Is Real, And It's Spectacular
I became unreasonably passionate about fantasy sports for the very first time in my life. Not fantasy football or baseball or anything like that. I got into fantasy birdwatching.
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