Drew Magary

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Drew Magary
Occupation journalist, humorist, columnist, novelist
Genre Science fiction, Humour

Drew Magary is an American[1] journalist, humor columnist, and novelist. He is a columnist for Deadspin and a correspondent for GQ and has written three novels.

Early life[edit]

Magary was raised in Minnesota and Connecticut and attended the University of Michigan before transferring to Colby College where he majored in English and was a walk-on football player. Early in his career, Magary worked in advertising as a copywriter.



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 commentary and answering reader mail with a humorous and profane style.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] He has also written articles for NBC, Maxim, Rolling Stone, Comedy Central, New York, ESPN, Yahoo!, Playboy, The Atlantic, and Penthouse.[5][6][7]


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.[8][9]

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.[10] After the episode aired, his Deadspin colleague and former NFL player Chris Kluwe posted a satirical review of the episode.[11]



  • The Postmortal: A Novel (2011), science fiction novel, nominated for a Philip K. Dick Award
  • The End Specialist (2011), science fiction novel, nominated for an Arthur C. Clarke Award.
  • The Hike (2016), science fiction novel

Non fiction[edit]

  • Men with Balls: The Professional Athlete's Handbook (2008), sports humor book
  • Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood (2013), non-fiction memoir


  1. ^ Hater's Guide to the World Cup Deadspin
  2. ^ "Drew Magary: Articles - Deadspin". Kinja.com. 
  3. ^ http://deadspin.com/tag/why-your-team-sucks-2016
  4. ^ Drew Magary GQ
  5. ^ Drew Magary Huffington Post
  6. ^ What I Read Drew Magary The Wire
  7. ^ Drew Magary The Atlantic
  8. ^ Magary, Drew. "Our Drew Magary Applied For A Spot On Chopped; This Is His Application". Deadspin. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  9. ^ Chou, Jessica. "The Best 'Chopped' Application You'll Read All Day". The Daily Meal. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "Food Network Gossip: Deadspin's Drew Magary Competes On Chopped Amateurs". www.foodnetworkgossip.com. 
  11. ^ Kluwe, Chris. "Drew Magary Won Chopped Last Night And It's A Goddamn National Disgrace". Deadspin. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 

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