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 internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
• The New York Times takes a characteristically prissy but very thorough look at the wrestling industry, which because of Linda McMahon's senate bid is drawing "renewed scrutiny" (from, say, The New York Times).
• No Yankees players showed up at Bob Sheppard's last Mass yesterday, which Bill Madden thinks is the sort of classless act George Steinbrenner never would've stood for.
Steinbrenner, who died on Tuesday at age 80, was a bully and a brat, devoid of humility, class, and civility, born on third base, deluded that he'd hit a triple, and convinced he had to tell the whole world how he'd done it. ... Over four decades, Steinbrenner embodied and popularised the values of America's culture of arrogance seen in the banishment of civility and fact from political discourse, the Iraq invasion -– a US victory, according to much of the press –- obscene executive pay, and the 2008 economic meltdown. Yes, George, you really were a Yankee Doodle Dandy."
• TrueHoop has the one-sheet on new Warriors owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber, the latter of whom is the sort of person who derives tedious leadership lessons from overrated movies.
• Carlos Zambrano isn't angry anymore.
• Nike will outfit Tim Tebow with his own shoe, but only after washing his feet first.
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