Bad Beats: The Bane Of The Bookie

A weekly look at smart plays, oddball propositions and all your tales of gambling woe. Send your stories to tips@deadspin.com. Subject: Bad beats. » 10/31/09 1:00pm 10/31/09 1:00pm

Bad Beats: Can Subliminal Messaging Lure Browns Bettors?

A weekly look at smart plays, oddball propositions and all your tales of gambling woe. » 10/17/09 2:00pm 10/17/09 2:00pm

Bad Beats: Listen To Peter King At Your Own Peril

A weekly look at smart plays, oddball propositions and all your tales of gambling woe. » 10/03/09 7:15pm 10/03/09 7:15pm

Respiratory Illness Will Not Slow Tim Tebow

In case Florida fails to crush another mediocre SEC opponent tonight, Urban Meyer can safely recycle his flu excuse. Sickness has ravaged the Gators, including Tim Tebow, who flew to Lexington on a separate plane last night. [Dr. Saturday] » 9/26/09 5:30pm 9/26/09 5:30pm

Ichiro Finally Cracks

The normally robotic Ichiro was ejected for the first time in his career after arguing a called third strike in today's game against Toronto. Apparently, it was the old "bat in the sand" demonstration that did it.[ESPN] » 9/26/09 3:30pm 9/26/09 3:30pm

Chris Arreola Will Show You Heavyweight

Did you know there was heavyweight title fight tonight? Well there is. And one fighter is getting more coverage for the zany fat-man prank he pulled at the weigh in than the fight itself. [USA Today] » 9/26/09 2:50pm 9/26/09 2:50pm

Browns' No-Nonsense Rookie Apparently Not Familiar With Concept Of…

Rookie Coye Francies turned punchy yesterday after fellow teammates playfully dowsed him with a bucket of ice. Abram Elam deflected Francies' blows before Shaun Rogers managed to pull the rookie out of the locker room by his shirt.[ESPN] » 9/26/09 1:30pm 9/26/09 1:30pm

Binghamton Cleans House

Five more Binghamton basketball players have been cut from the team two days after its star point guard, Emanuel "Tiki" Mayben was nabbed for selling crack-cocaine. The basketball program, nicknamed "UNLV East" is desperately trying to shed its misfit label. » 9/26/09 12:24pm 9/26/09 12:24pm

Rookie's First Big League Memory Held For Ransom

You've heard stories about ballhawks, those unwieldy characters who scoop up milestone home run balls only to hold them for ransom from the players who hit them. This is one of those tales. » 9/26/09 11:08am 9/26/09 11:08am

Kimbo Says: "If You Can't Beat 'Em, Shoot 'Em"

TUF Castmate Justin Wren: "He got arm-barred and Kimbo really doesn't like to tap. He didn't tap and the guy hurt his arm so he came back in there with a gun. Cops were called and everyone went nuts." [Cagewiter] » 9/26/09 10:19am 9/26/09 10:19am

Cowboys Repent For "Party Pass" Hell (Sort Of)

We reported on the special circle of hell the Cowboys reserved for their Party Pass holders on Sunday. Almost a week later, Jerry Jones is finally owning up to the mayhem which, in Jerry's defense, made the record books. » 9/25/09 5:00pm 9/25/09 5:00pm

Looking Cool Will Get You Fined

The No Fun League slapped Sheldon Brown with a $10,000 fine for wearing this sweet Friday the 13th mask instead of a boring football helmet onto the field last Sunday. So much for individuality. [ShutdownCorner] » 9/25/09 12:30pm 9/25/09 12:30pm

Your Sporting News College Football Athlete Of The Decade Is ... Matt…

Yup, Leinart's the best. He even managed to beat out past and future NFL failures Chris Weinke, Eric Crouch, Jason White, Alex Smith and Tim Tebow for the honor. [Sporting News] » 9/25/09 10:10am 9/25/09 10:10am

UFC President Pretty Excited To See Herschel Walker Fight

Dana White: "Who the f**k are they going to find to fight Herschel Walker? A guy in a wheelchair?..The geniuses over at Showtime are the most arrogant, cocky, pompous jackasses I've ever met." [FanHouse] » 9/24/09 5:30pm 9/24/09 5:30pm