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On Wednesday, Deadspin published a story questioning the football bona fides of U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, a Republican who's running for the Colorado Senate seat currently occupied by Democrat Mark Udall. We fucked up. After the story was published, the main source we'd relied on reversed himself on a key point, and…
Are there any readers out there with moderate video know-how who have access to tape of the Nov. 14, 1977, Monday Night Football game? Cardinals-Cowboys, if that helps. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choire Sicha is the only one here talking any sense: "For far too long now, sports stars haven't been able to properly benefit from the labors of their production (of dick pics). Now, thanks to Jeter, they can take the correct ownership of monetizing their intellectual property (dick pics)." [Digiday]
The Jeter slurping gets metaphysical: "Wherever he goes, whether it's second base or somewhere else, everyone is expecting him to be Derek Jeter, and he always delivers." [NYT]
Sounds like at least a couple judges on the Ninth Circuit want to toss Barry Bonds's conviction for what amounted to rambling in the first degree. Below is what we wrote about the dumb Bonds prosecution in 2011.
Roger Goodell has canceled a scheduled appearance at a banquet tonight honoring Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, leading Pro Football Talk to conclude: "But at least he's not going to allow his presence to be a distraction on a night when one of his biggest supporters is being honored." Pravda was less obvious about…
On July 29, SI.com's Peter King, who covers the league from the centermost pleat on Roger Goodell's khakis, reported that "NFL and some Ravens officials" had seen unreleased security-cam footage of the Ray Rice altercation from within the elevator. At the time, it was important for the NFL to establish that it was…
Below, via TMZ, is the punch that got Ravens running back Ray Rice a two-game suspension from the NFL. The woman on the other end of that left hook is Janay Palmer, who is now Rice's wife.
All of these are nice, but that bit of bank pool at 2:10 is the winner.
Andy Staples's oral history of the 2007 Appalachian State-Michigan upset is a lot of fun, as you would expect of an oral history that features an offensive lineman saying, "Man, I was throwing up out of both ends before that game." [SI.com]