"Sports Analytics" Is Bullshit Now

The 9th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference takes place this weekend, and you've likely noticed all the coinciding and ongoing coverage of the analytical side of sports. Some of these stories are illuminating explanations of what's going on at the vanguard of sports analysis; others bitch, correctly, about… » 2/27/15 1:46pm Yesterday 1:46pm

Are "Maximalist" Running Shoes The Next Big Con? No One Knows!

Today, The New York Times has a piece out on the maximalist running shoe, a trend now old enough to warrant an article written with characteristically Times-ian remove from rigorous examination of its subject. The thing about these shoes, though, is that even if the Times had wanted to conduct a more thorough… » 2/17/15 2:53pm 2/17/15 2:53pm

Whatever you get, get double meat and then hope that the double parts gets lost somewhere along the line. This works about half the time. Also, the extra meat adds enough savoriness that you don't need to sour cream or whatever I-really-shouldn't stuff you glob on. » 1/30/15 3:17pm 1/30/15 3:17pm

Hey, Help Out This Documentary About Dan Snyder, Who Sucks

Here's a good use of crowdfunding for once: A documentary on Washington football team owner Dan Snyder's lawsuit of writer Dave McKenna—now with Deadspin, then of the Washington City Paper—that seems to use the suit as a entry point into a more global investigation into how one man could be blessed with such a very… » 1/26/15 4:35pm 1/26/15 4:35pm

Cool New Camera-Helmet You Strap To Your Head For Live Sports Broadcasts

Sports guys have been strapping cameras to their heads for years and years, to varying degrees of success. Gizmodo's Brent Rose got a look at the very earliest stages of a brand new version being used at this week's X Games. It lets live broadcasts cut to the athlete-POV cam like it would any other field-level camera,… » 1/23/15 4:41pm 1/23/15 4:41pm

Hey, Here's A Photo Of Tiger Woods Without His Fake Front Tooth (Yes)

Go with me on this for a second. If you were gonna fly all the way out to Italy to surprise your girlfriend at her job—she's up for a record! this is important to her!—and go through the trouble of letting her family know ahead of time, and having them keep it a secret, you'd probably take a second or two to freshen… » 1/19/15 12:10pm 1/19/15 12:10pm

Just What The Hell Was That? The 2015 NFC Championship In Photos

The Seahawks and Packers just played one of the ugliest, unlikeliest, and all around most fantastic NFC championship games in recent memory. Seven turnovers, come-from-behind touchdowns and field goals, an onside kick recovered off a guy's head, and a punter throwing for a crucial fourth-down touchdown—this was an… » 1/18/15 7:31pm 1/18/15 7:31pm