Skip to contents

Defector Home

Featured Stories

Why Not U.S.?

By securing a point against their English rivals and then advancing out of a tough Group B, the United States men’s national team has already met expectations. Now it is time to surpass them.

Internationals
197Comments

Something you think we should know? Send a story tip to tips@defector.com

Defector Programming

November 28-December 2, all times Eastern

Monday November 28, 1 p.m.
Defector Office Hours on Amp

Monday November 28, 5:30 p.m.
Luis Plays ‘World of Warcraft: Dragonflight’ on Twitch

Thursday December 1, 1 p.m.
The Drew And Roth Hour on Amp

Thursday December 1, 6 p.m.
Defector Thursday Night Trivia on Twitch

The Latest

The USMNT Is What We Thought It Was

Internationals
320Comments

What The Boring Company Does

The Machines
357Comments

What’s Your Go-To Doodle?

Life's Rich Pageant
188Comments

Jason Robertson Is Our New Scoring King

NHL
20Comments

Do Not Besmirch The “Add 30 Seconds” Microwave Button

Funbag
557Comments

Finally, History Endorses Tagging!

Arts And Culture
77Comments

Did Your Favorite College Football Team Hire A Shitbag? Let’s Find Out!

Death To The NCAA
284Comments

Iranian Press Corps Dominates Group-Stage Match Against USMNT

Media Meltdowns
217Comments

It’s Time To Say “I Told You So” About Jeff Saturday

NFL
155Comments

Azzi Fudd Is Shooting Her Shot

College Basketball
24Comments

Ghana Is Definitely Here For A Good Time, Maybe For A Long Time

Internationals
26Comments

Maybe A Few More Steph Curry Technical Fouls Will Fix The Warriors

NBA
32Comments

This Is How Brazil Will Win The World Cup

Internationals
69Comments

Ivica Zubac Went Ogre Mode For The Indomitable Clippers

NBA
44Comments

Kyle Neptune’s Villanova Looks Like Uranus

College Basketball
37Comments

Cameroon-Serbia Was The World Cup’s Weirdest And Wildest Game

Internationals
54Comments
The Distraction podcast

The Distraction

New episodes on Thursdays

Drew Magary and David Roth should really stick to sports. Sure, their new indie sports podcast will break down the week in sports: the Mets grounding into quadruple plays, NBA players getting testy on the court and horny on Instagram, or Bill Belichick cutting 80% of his roster just to keep himself interested. But these two men and their guests will have their fair share of off-the-field issues they’ll also have to address: stupid Funbag questions, bad tweets from bad people, pointless food arguments, and even less. Every week is a VERY long week these days. We could all use a little Distraction.