Matt Herzau

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Smith Westerns Announce Indefinite Hiatus

<i>Photo by Kirstie Shanley</i><p>Smith Westerns have announced that the band will go on an indefinite hiatus after their final show on December 23 at Schubas in Chicago. Speaking on Twitter, Cullen Omori …

Entertainment

I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot

Hello. My name is Chris Kluwe, and for eight years I was the punter for the Minnesota Vikings. In May 2013, the Vikings released me from the team. At …

Greg Maddux Taught Me How To Watch Baseball

<i>Having purchased a Hall of Fame ballot, which we filled out in accordance with the wishes of our readers, we're reviewing the merits—and relative</i> …

The 50 Top Plays Of 2013

This is the most exciting four minutes plus you'll spend all year (besides that one time you had sex). The folks at World Wide Interweb have put …

How To Make Bourbon Balls, And Be A Holiday Hero

Would you like to be the MVP of this holiday season? And get loaded on bourbon while achieving this lofty state? Yes, I bet you would. And I'm here …

My Injury File: How I Shot, Smoked, And Screwed My Way Through The NFL

After the last game of every season, we came into work for an exit physical. I sat down in front of the team doctors and our trainer, Greek, and went …

How much do football players hate Thursday games, and would the league ever consider doing away with

How much do football players hate Thursday games, and would the league ever consider doing away with them? Here's an answer to the first question. …

Charts: Just How Wimpy Are NFL Coaches On Fourth Down Calls?

Over at <i>The New York Times</i>, Brian Burke of Advanced NFL Stats and Kevin Quealy of NYT Graphics have joined forces to create the excellent NYT 4th Down …

Does A Charlie Brown Christmas Suck? A Very Deadspin Debate

Why Is A Mascot Getting Hurt Funny?

Mississippi State mascot Bully was hit by an ESPN golf cart during yesterday's Ole Miss-Mississippi State game, injuring the leg of the person …

Eminem: "Rap God"

Eminem channels Max Headroom and other 70s and 80s pop culture touchpoints in his new clip for "Rap God", a track that's arguably the centerpiece of his new <i>The Marshall Mathers LP 2</i>. Rich Lee directs and you can watch it below.<p>Watch Eminem perform "Rap God" at the YouTube Music Awards: …

YouTube Music

Would You Do It Again? We Ask Former NFLer Rich Strenger

<i>This is an interview series in which we ask the plaintiffs of the NFL concussion lawsuit one question (and maybe a few more): Knowing what you know</i> …

How To Turn A Big Mac Into A Linebacker: The 300-Pounder In The NFL

Ed Keenan deserves to be honored by the NFL. Nothing elaborate—after all, he played for only a year for the Hartford Blues almost ninety years ago. …

D-III Player's 138 Point-Game Is A Sham Record And Shouldn't Be Celebrated By Anyone

Jack Taylor, of the Grinnell College Pioneers, scored 138 points in a game last night, against Faith Baptist Bible College. It's a mindblowing …

Death Grips Release Free Album Government Plates

Death Grips have taken to Facebook to once again unexpectedly share a new release for free, in its entirety. This one is called <i>Government Plates</i>; that's the art, above. Download the record here or here. Stream the whole thing below as well, via Soundcloud.<p>At Facebook, Death Grips have also posted …

Deep Web

Rap Genius and Sony ATV Publishing Announce Licensing Deal Following Copyright Infringement Study and Take-Down Notice

Earlier this week, news surfaced that the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) has filed take-down notices against 50 unlicensed and "undesirable" lyric websites. The copyright infringement study was spearheaded in part by University of Georgia researcher David Lowery, also a member of …

Licensing

Unreleased J Dilla, Joey Bada$$ Tracks Released With New Dilla Shirts

On November 29, the clothing company Akomplice will release a collection in collaboration with the J Dilla Foundation and Joey Bada$$. A crew neck shirt and T-shirt will be sold featuring an image of "an angelic cloud-graphic of J Dilla's face," according to a press release. (See below.) An …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Watch the Black Keys Help Stephen Colbert With His On-Air Prostate Exam on "The Colbert Report"

The Black Keys have appeared on "The Colbert Report" a few times before... but never like this. On last night's episode, Stephen decided to compete with the "Today" show by undergoing a (fake) on-air prostate exam. He held a reality show-style competition to determine which celebrity would perform …

Stephen Colbert

Flaming Lips Releasing Stone Roses Covers Album Featuring Foxygen, Poliça, Peaking Lights Collabs

<i>Photo by George Salisbury</i><p>The Flaming Lips are putting out a number of releases for this year's Record Store Day Back to Black Friday (taking place November 29), as <i>Rolling Stone</i> reports.<p>One of those will be their previously reported cover album of the Stone Roses' entire self-titled debut. Wayne …

Flaming Lips

Watch Queens of the Stone Age's "The Vampyre of Time and Memory" Interactive Video

Following their animated, Boneface-helmed <i>Like Clockwork...</i> short film from earlier this year, Queens of the Stone Age have shared an interactive video to accompany the album cut "The Vampyre of Time and Memory". The video, directed by Kii Arens and Jason Trucco and produced by the Creators Project, …

Interactive Video