Caron Butler Is A Gentle, Thoughtful Lover But Only With Paul Pierce

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.

* The morning after, Butler and Pierce shared an awkward exchange and promised to give each other a call later in the week, even though they both knew the chances of a repeat encounter were highly unlikely. Pierce still can't figure out why his ankle is so sore today. That's probably some freaky shit he wouldn't want to remember anyway.

* The infinite wisdom of Tiki Barber continues to amaze. On Adrian Peterson's fumbling problem: "You know what, he's becoming a liability for that team." Totally. [SRI]

* It's Super Bowl Media Day! It's Super Bowl Media Day! But the only people who seem to enjoy attending it are those who've never been to one before. Oh, and female Spaniards. Plus, it's raining in Fort Lauderdale so the "circus-like atmosphere" will become even more circus-like because it will be indoors.

* Oscar nominations are being revealed, like, now. I'm pulling for the talking fox in "Antichrist" to get a best supporting actor nom.

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Good morning. It's Tuesday. Let's sculpt something massive.