Posts Tagged ‘Deadspin’

Ted Cruz/Deadspin Follow-Up

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

After Ted Cruz pwned Deadspin, the rag’s previously quiescent editor Tim Marchman inexplicably started talking smack.

Keep in mind that Marchman had not exactly been an active tweeter before:

But this did not deter him:

This was odd for a number of reason, not least of which is that after you’ve been brutally pwned, it’s best to not draw attention to how badly you’ve been pwned. If you’re Marvis Frazier, and Mike Tyson has just put you down for the count 30 seconds after the opening bell, the last thing you should do is start bragging about what a badass you are.

But that’s precisely what Marchman did:

Like his minion’s original Cruz tweets, it appears that Marchman did not think his cunning scheme all the way through:

Tim Kennedy is a retired professional MMA fighter out of Austin whose record was 24-18.

Strangely, since then Marchman’s Twitter feed has gone silent again…

Ted Cruz Makes Deadspin His Bitch

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Upon finding out that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz started a regular senate basketball game, Deadspin asked for pictures of Cruz playing. Cruz himself posted a reply:

Heh. I’m pretty sure that’s Duke freshman Grayson Allen, who does indeed look a little bit like Cruz.

Instead of laughing it off (“Nice try!” would have been a good response), Deadspin decided on a response that was…disproportionate.

That just goes to show: You can take Deadspin out of Gawker, but you can’t take the Gawker out of Deadspin.

(As for those who object to this post’s title: I thought it was important to pitch it at an intellectual and emotional maturity level that Deadspin staffers were sure to understand…)