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 internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
• In 30-plus hours, the career-highlight collections will start amid countless shots of Brett Favre standing on the sideline [NFL.com]. Then, they'll end and America will be left without a hero. The blue bus is calling us all. [Vikings.com] (H/T Cosby Sweaters)
• Somebody from UCF punched somebody from Ga. in the faceguard after yesterday's Liberty Bowl. (H/T Dustin K.)
• Michael Haywood was named University of Pittsburgh football coach on Dec. 16. He waited 15 days until a domestic-abuse arrest in which he allegedly held the mother of his 21-month-old child "in a choke-hold." [Post-Gazette]
• These little piggies are the talk of a new round of foot-fetish images. [YahooSports.com]
• Olympic logo dong? [More Than The Games]
• Looks like Charlie Weis is heading to Florida to be the Gators' offensive coordinator. Todd Haley says he knows nothing about it. [Gainesville Sun]
• San Francisco will host the 2013 America's Cup. "We sought a venue that fulfills our promise to showcase the best sailors in the world competing on the fastest boats," said Richard Worth, chairman of the America's Cup Event Authority. [BBC Sport]
• The head of the Argentine Football Association went on the radio and pretty much said Lionel Messi's better than Diego Maradona was. This could be true. This could just be revenge for Maradona saying he was going to sue because the dude was spreading lies about his drugs and his alcohols. [ESPN]
• Here's a picture of Mike Fratello looking like a stone-cold pimp. Or something...
• This is what happens when you fuck with a hawk within three blocks of the Liberty Bell.
(H/T Bob Moran)
• And, finally, from the "Hickey's Biased" coverage files … Irish Football [Chicago Sun-Times].
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Last night's bar-room debate: Is the decade 2010-2019 or 2011-2020. Fucking calendars, how do they work?