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October Rotation Tips for the Nats

The Nationals’ starting five might be the best in baseball, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have tricky choices to make regarding their postseason rotation. Stephen Strasburg has been wildly inconsistent and Tanner Roark is still too green, so who should the Nats peg as No. 1?

Why Labor Day is New Year’s Day

Happy New Year, football fans, students, parents, teachers and humans. A Labor Day weekend, school year, and NFL kickoff like any other is beginning, which means nothing will ever be the same again.

"Assume I drink so much coffee that sometimes I pretend that it’s gas and I’m a little diesel truck

"Assume I drink so much coffee that sometimes I pretend that it’s gas and I’m a little diesel truck that needs to get all the way across the country with my … with my load." Hey everybody, go read this bananas Grub Street Diet post by poet, author, and all-around hilarious genius Patricia Lockwood. It’s wonderful. [Grub Street]

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Goose Island Honker’s Ale: Not Bad, For Sellouts

Goose Island Honker's Ale: Not Bad, For Sellouts

Goose Island has been making outstanding beer for the good and other people of Chicago since 1988. The rest of us have been able to get our hands on it for a long time, too; it was also was one of the first American craft breweries to hit the big time. This is because it was a well-run small business with a superior product. You know what happens to some well-run small businesses with superior products? They get bought out by bigger companies with inferior products. So now Goose Island is owned by AB InBev, the Belgio-Brazilian conglomerate that pumps out Budweiser, Stella Artois, and tons of other similarly disreputable bullshit.

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Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Buffalo Bills

Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Buffalo Bills

Some people are fans of the Buffalo Bills. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Buffalo Bills. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group.

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The Secret German Scheme To Invade America Before The First World War

The Secret German Scheme To Invade America Before The First World War

Nearly two decades before the onset of World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm II set his imperialistic sights on the Americas. But to establish a presence there, Germany would have to put the U.S. in its place. To that end, it devised not one, but three plans to attack and invade America. Here’s how history could have unfolded very differently.

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Bo Pelini Says Marijuana Use Is "Out Of Control" In Society

Bo Pelini Says Marijuana Use Is "Out Of Control" In Society

Speaking at Nebraska’s "Big Red Breakfast," Cornhuskers coach Bo Pelini broached the topic of weed for some reason, and his take on marijuana use was pretty damn hot.

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Things I Consumed At The Minnesota State Fair, Ranked

Things I Consumed At The Minnesota State Fair, Ranked

Since I married a Minnesotan, I married into Midwestern food traditions like hot dish and pannekoeken. An annual part of that tradition includes The Great Minnesota Get-Together, the second-largest state fair in the country, and its bounty of culinary delights.

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A Kevin Sumlin Offense Is A Thing Of Alarming Beauty

A Kevin Sumlin Offense Is A Thing Of Alarming Beauty

Football is back. You can tell because Kevin Sumlin is wrecking shit.

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Cyclists Confuse Laundry Soap For Sports Drink, End Up In Hospital

Cyclists Confuse Laundry Soap For Sports Drink, End Up In Hospital

Six cyclists preparing to start a race in Østlendingen, Norway, were hospitalized today after they all drank laundry detergent, believing it to be some kind of sports drink. They are all fine, so it’s OK to laugh.

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