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It's Gritty's World Now

You will have to understand, if you’re to keep reading and we’re to keep writing, that Deadspin is a pro-Gritty shop. There are allegedly some people out there who don’t like the new Flyers mascot. Frankly, those aren’t the sorts of people we want around here.

Ryan Fitzpatrick's Gotta Start Next Week, Right? Ryan Fitzpatrick's Gotta Start Next Week, Right?

The second quarter was FitzTragic, as the Buccaneers QB—as of yesterday, and that’s all that’s certain—threw three interceptions on three consecutive passes. But that was an aberration, one quarter in three games. On the other hand, Ryan Fitzpatrick’s near-comeback in a 30-27 loss to the Steelers gets a small asterisk…

Cosmo The Cougar's Head Goes Flying

Rough couple weeks for mascots. Last Saturday, Chip the Buffalo destroyed his dick and balls with a T-shirt cannon. This weekend, BYU’s Cosmo the Cougar was brutally beheaded on a tumbling pass. Warning: If you have a child who doesn’t realize there are humans inside mascot suits—you’ve raised a very stupid child. If…

Listen To Earl Thomas Listen To Earl Thomas

An NFL team wants to use a player up. Wants to squeeze every last bit of effectiveness and of health out of him, while he’s still under contract, and then discard him. It’s the nature of a salary-capped league where most players’ careers are over before they turn 30, a brutally cold calculation that everyone on both…

I Tried To Eat 50 Eggs And Failed Disgustingly

Fifty eggs is a lot of eggs, it turns out. Maybe you knew that already, without having to learn it by eating them; congrats, your smart-guy medal is in the mail.

Red Sox Fan Electrocuted While Train-Surfing [Correction] Red Sox Fan Electrocuted While Train-Surfing [Correction]

A 24-year-old Red Sox fan, on his way back to New England from Yankee Stadium after watching Boston play the Yankees on Wednesday night*, was electrocuted and died after climbing on top of the train and touching overhead wires.

The Red Sox Just Never Stopped Winning The Red Sox Just Never Stopped Winning

Some 53 days after the Red Sox won the AL East, they made it official. With a back-and-forth 11-6 win at Yankee Stadium, Boston put the finishing touches on a regular season that’s all but assured to end with the most wins in franchise history.

I Hope Reporters Never Stop Asking Jon Gruden About Khalil Mack I Hope Reporters Never Stop Asking Jon Gruden About Khalil Mack

The Raiders are 0-2, and Bears pass-rusher extraordinaire Khalil Mack has:

Max Domi Sucker-Punched Aaron Ekblad

NHL opening night is less than two weeks away, and it’s safe to assume the Canadiens, mired in mediocrity and dysfunction, feel like they have a lot to prove. They’re also not going to be very good at hockey, which is often a recipe for a team eager to scrap. Yes, even in preseason.

Deadspin Up All Night: I'll Follow Deadspin Up All Night: I'll Follow

Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Treasure this weather.

Report: Finally, A Reason To Watch The Super Bowl! Report: Finally, A Reason To Watch The Super Bowl!

Variety and Us Weekly report that adult contemporary group Maroon 5 will be the halftime performers at February’s Super Bowl LIII (pronounced “leeeeeee”) in Atlanta, probably because Imagine Dragons was already booked as the NHL’s in-house band.

Oh Good, Time For Patriots Fans To Get Mad At ESPN Again Oh Good, Time For Patriots Fans To Get Mad At ESPN Again

Those were good times, weren’t they? When that big ESPN report on a schism between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, driven in part by Brady’s shady nutrition “guru” Alex Guerrero, dropped right before the playoffs and set off rounds of denials and non-denials and recriminations, and a whole lot of screaming from…

Champion College Golfer Found Murdered On Golf Course; Suspect Charged  Champion College Golfer Found Murdered On Golf Course; Suspect Charged 

Iowa State golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena, the 2018 Big 12 champion, was found dead on a golf course Monday morning in Ames, Iowa. On Monday evening, Ames police announced the arrest of Collin Daniel Richards, who has been charged with first-degree murder.

A Seattle NHL team for the 2020–21 season is now a fait accompli. There’s a city council vote next week to move forward on the KeyArena renovation, then a pair of NHL votes, but by December’s board of governor’s meeting, it’ll be official. [Seattle Times]

Yes, The Browns Are Getting A New Kicker Yes, The Browns Are Getting A New Kicker

The Browns lost by three points in a game they missed eight points’ worth of kicks. A particularly painful loss even for a team that’s had a lot of them, and a miserable game for second-year kicker Zane Gonzalez. This is of no consolation to anyone involved, but it’ll be Gonzalez’s last game as a Brown.

This Is Who The Giants Are This Is Who The Giants Are

I don’t want to hear a single reader complain about having to watch the Giants in primetime. Buddy, I live here; I’m forced to watch them every week. And yes, based on this extensive firsthand knowledge, they absolutely are this bad.

Vontae Davis Might've Just Retired In The Middle Of A Game [Update] Vontae Davis Might've Just Retired In The Middle Of A Game [Update]

The Bills came into Sunday’s game against the Chargers, an eventual 31-20 loss, with just four cornerbacks dressed. After Phillip Gaines was carted off with an elbow injury, they were down to three. And then Vontae Davis just disappeared. Not on the field. Not on the sidelines. No reported injury. Just: gone.

It Is Brutally Hot In Jacksonville It Is Brutally Hot In Jacksonville

The Jaguars’ home opener is a rematch of the AFC Championship, and the kickoff temperature for that one was a balmy 48 degrees. But that was at Foxboro. This is Jacksonville, a.k.a. Satan’s armpit, and temperature at kickoff is 97 degrees—with the humidity making it feel more like 107. It is the hottest NFL game since…

Deshaun Watson Totally Biffs Final Play, Texans Lose To Titans Deshaun Watson Totally Biffs Final Play, Texans Lose To Titans

In a very special Sunday presentation of Thursday Night Football, the Titans beat the Texans 20-17 in a game that saw Blaine Gabbert throw for 117 yards and have the third-highest passer rating on his own team.

Goddamn, Patrick Mahomes Looks Good Goddamn, Patrick Mahomes Looks Good

Hello, welcome to the Week 2 meeting of the Patrick Mahomes fan club. I know it’s early. But our boy is throwing bolts.

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