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Dean Shaw, Volvo Cars USA’s handsomely bespectacled VP of corporate comms, bellows the word to a ballroom full of sleepy-eyed car journalists—conceivably to both wake them up and emphasize what the morning’s lecture would focus on: “Electrification!”
Today is my last day at Deadspin after seven years of forcing you to watch dumb shit I saw on TV. To commemorate my departure, I went through all 5,128 animated GIFs I created during my tenure here to select, and rank, the best of them.
Der Ball ist rund und das Spiel dauert 90 Minuten.
I am once again forced to use this space to explain something that is evident to anyone who has been paying attention to the nature of the television industry over the past few years.
The emergence last month of a 2016 video featuring mic’d-up Terry Collins arguing with umpire Tom Hallion not only gave the world, if only briefly, a unique insight into how umps deal with enraged managers, but also its most prominent demonstration of a phrase that was, until that point, known by only a small, niche…
Look, man, I dunno how many more of these Tebow headlines I have left.
Yerry Mina’s header off a 93rd-minute corner sent Colombia’s knockout round match against England to extra time, and sent Caracol broadcaster Javier “El Cantante del Gol” Fernandez into his characteristic goal call—one we’d worried we wouldn’t hear again this tournament.
Yeah, yeah, we GIF’d this earlier but something this spectacular deserves the full Deadspin Video treatment. Perhaps the goal of this year’s World Cup, Frenchman Benjamin Pavard—who cashes checks from, uh, Stuttgart—hammered home this half-volley with, shall we say, elan.
C’mon, man. You can’t, just... drink it, after.
The third man who was hanging out with Jameis Winston and Ronald Darby the night in March 2016 an Uber driver says the Buccaneers quarterback groped her has been revealed, and it’s Brandon Banks—the former Vanderbilt player currently serving a 15-year sentence for his role in raping a woman in 2013.
ABC investigative journalist Michele McPhee says authorities are looking into Hanley Ramirez’s possible relationship to a large fentanyl distribution case in Massachusetts.
Iceland takes on the Super Eagles of Nigeria in our next World Cup match, so here’s something to get you psyched up for the battle: a highlight reel from Iceland’s match against Argentina, set to Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” as aired just now on Icelandic TV.
BC Lions defensive back Marcell Young made quick work of an Idiot On The Field who interrupted his team’s CFL opener against Montreal tonight. Good night, buddy. Update (June 17, 1:19 a.m.): We have an alternate angle now!