What in the actual fuck just happened here?
Yes, when “basketball” is a stand-in for “you are black and therefore you should not be playing hockey.” It’s clearly intended to reference a racial stereotype, and deploying it to taunt and unsettle a black man makes it obviously racist as hell.
Are you kidding?
The more I think about it the more I wonder if Watts truly “got” Junkyard Dog and why he was over. Did he see a guy who was a brilliant, hilarious talker and incredibly charismatic? Or did he think he got a black guy over with black fans by pushing him on top and that was it? That most of the “replacements” (like…
Steve Kerr and Gregg Poppovich have gone after Trump way more in the past months, but she goes after the black athletes and not the white coaches? I wonder why
Cool, so women shouldn’t hang out with, let’s see:
On the merits of this article alone, I’ve gone back through the Deadspin library and read a ton of your past work. Though I may not agree entirely with some of your takes, I am thoroughly impressed and engrossed by the care and effort you put into your work. Are there any other authors or sites you would recommend for…
Bobby Heenan is number 1 for me. I liked Ventura, and Corey is growing on me but Heenan’s wit was unmatched. The Brain is probably the most appropriate nickname in all wrestling history.
Yeah, Lawler is terrible on commentary. And that’s without even discussing the pure ridiculousness of a damn near 70 year old guy wearing fucking Affliction t-shirts like he’s a UFC frat bro.
Wrestling is due for a reckoning. WWE harbored known sex criminals like Griz Smith Long after everyone knew they were dirty.
Hot take; A lot of the women wrestlers that he resents are better wrestlers now than he ever was. I would rather watch Sasha Banks, Asuka, Charlotte, Becky, Bayley, etc, then see him brawl, lower his straps, then brawl some more, any fucking day of the week.
The inaccuracy I was referring to isn’t about whether Bonaly was the first to do a back flip to one blade—it’s about whether the move was banned because of Bonaly. The rules made no distinction between a two foot landing or a one foot landing in terms of making it illegal. The difficulty of a one foot landing was…
“In 2003, he finished second in Cy Young voting.”
That’s a lot of Ks for someone who pitches to contact
You first. I insist.
Japan, just two generations ago, literally invaded Korea, kidnapped and raped women, and never truly apologized. But sure, crazy to think that anyone could be offended.
Sooooooo...does noone else find the part where Porter is a TWICE-divorced Mormon to be a pretty big clue that something is seriously wrong with him? My understanding is that Mormons don’t divorce, and to divorce twice before the age of forty....seems like a thing.
For example, the main theme for the 2018 Olympics Short Dance is “Latin.”