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Drew Magary

Drew Magary

Drew Magary (born October 7, 1976) is an American[1] journalist, humor columnist, and novelist. He is a columnist for Deadspin, a correspondent for GQ, and has written two novels.

Drew Magary
BornAndrew Schuyler Magary
October 7, 1976
Occupationjournalist, humorist, columnist, novelist
Alma materColby College
University of Michigan
GenresScience fiction, Humor
drewmagary.com [28]

Early life

Andrew Schuyler Magary[2] was born in Australia.[3] He moved with his parents to the U.S. at the age of four months and grew up in Minnesota[3] and Connecticut. He attended the University of Michigan before transferring to Colby College where he majored in English and was In the drama club. Early in his career, Magary worked in advertising.



Magary was one of the founding contributors to the NFL humor website Kissing Suzy Kolber. He later became a contributor to the sports website Deadspin and has become the site's resident columnist, providing humorous commentary and answering reader mail in an irreverent and often profane style.[4] In addition to the main Deadspin site, he also contributes to its culture sub-site The Concourse and humor sub-site Adequate Man. His annual "Why Your Team Sucks" columns are one of the most popular features on Deadspin, in which he roasts every NFL franchise and mocks the weaknesses of both the team and its city.[5]

Magary has worked frequently as a correspondent for GQ magazine. In 2013 Magary interviewed Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson for the magazine and the article became widely covered for several controversial comments made by Robertson, particularly concerning homosexuality.[6] He has also written articles for NBC, Maxim, Rolling Stone, Comedy Central, New York, ESPN, Yahoo!, Playboy, The Atlantic, and Penthouse.[7][8][9]


In 2012, Magary applied to appear on an amateurs episode of the cooking competition show Chopped. He posted the answers to the application's questions in an installment of his humor column on Deadspin.[10][11]

In April 2015, Magary appeared on the ninth episode of *Chopped'*s 22nd season, which featured other amateur home cooks, and won the episode's $10,000 prize.[12] After the episode aired, his Deadspin colleague and former NFL player Chris Kluwe posted a satirical review of the episode.[13]


On December 10, 2018, Deadspin editor-in-chief Megan Greenwell made an announcement [14] stating:

Irredeemable Vikings fan and beloved voice of Deadspin Drew Magary has been moved to the injured reserve list after an accident last week. He is receiving the best possible care, is surrounded by his family and friends, and is doing well under the circumstances.

When asked to elaborate on what happened, Greenwell stated, "We’re not giving details out of respect for his family’s privacy. Thanks for understanding."[14]

The last time Magary tweeted before his accident was on December 5, 2018 at 10:22 p.m. EST [15] — the same date as the annual Deadspin Awards he attended, which took place at the Irving Plaza in New York.

On December 19 at 1:54 EST, two weeks to the day after his accident, he tweeted for the first time, stating, "Good evening. Greetings from Manhattan where I am currently NOT dead".[16]

On December 21, Magary tweeted, "So I'm drinking and singing bad karaoke and I pass out, then I start choking on my blood," which was part of a thread in which he explained that he needed emergency neck surgery and stayed in a coma for a week.[17] Magary later described the tweets as “an incoherent, blazingly inaccurate summary” written while still disoriented from the medically-induced coma.[18] The tweets were all subsequently deleted.[19][20][21] On Christmas day, his wife tweeted the following from his account, "Hey universe. Drew’s wife here. He wanted me to pass on MERRY CHRISTMAS! He is doing better. Wanted to clarify what happened to him as he falsely tweeted last week while cooped up in a rehab bed. He was not drunk when he suddenly collapsed. He is on his way to recovery."[22]

On April 25, 2019, Magary for the first time disclosed accurate details in his annual pre-NFL Draft Jamboroo column: "Nearly five months ago, I suffered a severe brain hemorrhage while I was just standing around at a work party. When I collapsed I fractured my skull. That fracture tore through the inner ear on the right side of my head, rendering it inoperable for good."[23]

On May 16, 2019, Magary authored an editorial which laid out the details of his accident and his subsequent recovery.[24]


Citation Linkscreamer.deadspin.comHater's Guide to the World Cup Deadspin
Sep 26, 2019, 6:12 PM
Citation Linkdeadspin.comMagary, Drew. "A Message To Heat Vision Jesus". Deadspin. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
Sep 26, 2019, 6:12 PM
Citation Linkdeadspin.comMagary, Drew. "How To Be Cold". Deadspin. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
Sep 26, 2019, 6:12 PM
Citation Linkkinja.com"Drew Magary: Articles - Deadspin". Kinja.com.
Sep 26, 2019, 6:12 PM
Citation Linkdeadspin.com"Why Your Team Sucks 2016 - Sports News Headlines & Highlights". Deadspin. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
Sep 26, 2019, 6:12 PM
Citation Linkwww.gq.comDrew Magary GQ
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Citation Linkwww.huffingtonpost.comDrew Magary Huffington Post
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Citation Linkwww.thewire.comWhat I Read Drew Magary The Wire
Sep 26, 2019, 6:12 PM
Citation Linkwww.theatlantic.comDrew Magary The Atlantic
Sep 26, 2019, 6:12 PM
Citation Linkdeadspin.comMagary, Drew. "Our Drew Magary Applied For A Spot On Chopped; This Is His Application". Deadspin. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
Sep 26, 2019, 6:12 PM
Citation Linkwww.thedailymeal.comChou, Jessica. "The Best 'Chopped' Application You'll Read All Day". The Daily Meal. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
Sep 26, 2019, 6:12 PM
Citation Linkwww.foodnetworkgossip.com"Food Network Gossip: Deadspin's Drew Magary Competes On Chopped Amateurs". foodnetworkgossip.com.
Sep 26, 2019, 6:12 PM
Citation Linkdeadspin.comKluwe, Chris. "Drew Magary Won Chopped Last Night And It's A Goddamn National Disgrace". Deadspin. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
Sep 26, 2019, 6:12 PM
Citation Linkdeadspin.comGreenwell, Megan. "A Note On Drew". Deadspin. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
Sep 26, 2019, 6:12 PM
Citation Linktwitter.comMagary, Drew (December 5, 2018). "Sir, your kind tweet has made me thumb dance once more". Retrieved May 21, 2019.
Sep 26, 2019, 6:12 PM
Citation Linkdeadspin.com"A Note from Drew". December 10, 2018. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
Sep 26, 2019, 6:12 PM
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Citation Linktheconcourse.deadspin.com[2]
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