Sports News Without Access, Favor, Or Discretion

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

• No, no, no — it's a man. And a famous man. Although many of you sent in various clever titles for the screen shot seen above, you should be aware that the "old scary dude" in the expensive rough rider outfit is NBA superfan Jim Goldstein. Last night he saw Kevin Durant and the OKC Thunder disrupt the Lakers inevitable title run by defeating Kobe and Co. 101-96. Durant: 29 points, 19 rebounds, many star-is-born/coming-of-age references.


• The Lakers eventual opponents, Lebron and Co., were also forced to play a longer series thanks to the heroic performance of Derrick Rose. Cleveland is still up 2-1, but have now given Joakim Noah another day to insult the city.


• And, Christ, poor Jimmy Clausen. Even though Jon Gruden practically adopted the boy as his own son and the Kiper & McShay variety show have made him a viable star, no NFL team was willing to waste a first-round pick on the boy.


Good morning. It's Friday. This is fun.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter