Blackhawk Fans Do Not Handle Rejection Well

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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.

* The Flyers got back in the Stanley Cup business with an overtime win in Game 3. This young lady was not available for comment. [USA Today; Image sent by Sean D.]


* Serena Williams got bounced in the quarterfinals at the French Open. So ... do Americans have to keep caring now, or not? [LA Times]

* Ice Box is the early favorite in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, followed closely by Hot Stove and Glue Bucket. [Reuters]


* Australian Rules footballer Jason Akermanis was suspended two games just for talking about all that gay stuff. The guy may not be very enlightened, but censorship is pretty queer. [BBC]

* NYC-ites: "Varsity Letters" tonight. Matthew Stevenson, co-editor of Rules of the Game: The Best Sports Writing from Harper's Magazine; Steven D. Stark and Harrison Stark, authors of "World Cup 2010: The Indispensable Guide to Soccer and Geopolitics"; and Rafe Bartholomew, author of "Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin' in Flip-Flops and the Philippines' Unlikely Love Affair With Basketball." I'm told those are all "books" that can be read "offline." Fascinating, if true. [Gelf]


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Man, that Jim Joyce. That was something, huh?