"Faces In the Crowd" Brought To You By ValtrexS

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.

• Giants LB Antonio Pierce is out indefinitely with the dreaded "bulging disk" in his neck. "I had no idea that what happened a few weeks ago could keep me off the field. I didn't think it was that serious. [ESPN]

• The Mike Florio/PFT Story as told to the NYT: "We've created a monster," he said, "and we have to keep feeding it." [NYT]

• White Sox closer Bobby Jenks doesn't see why his fatness matters. [Chicago Sun-Times]

• Mighty Mite, Mike Lupica says the Knicks are being disrespectful to their fans by not signing Allen Iverson. [The Sports Hernia]

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