Lions Player Holds Up One More Finger Than His Team Has Wins

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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 Giants rode Matt Cain's 7+ innings of no-hit ball to take the NL West lead; the Reds reduced their magic number to one; the Phillies haven't clinched the division yet; the Yankees used a walk-off walk to stay close with the Rays and got us closer to not having to deal with this or this much longer.


• The sky hasn't fallen just yet in Dallas or Minnesota, but it very well could have in one half of the Meadowlands and (headshakingly) in New Orleans.

• I think this means Jim Furyk won the golf equivalent of the Sprint Nextel Cup.

• ESPN's Tebow Tracker remains live and hasn't been updated in months.

• Former baseball player Todd Zeile is now a Christian film mogul. This concludes your yearly update on how things are going for former baseball player Todd Zeile.


New York Times writer William Rhoden seems surprised that all those public apologies in the sports world are but an act.

• The Emeritus wrote a feature on Amar'e Stoudemire; you should probably give it a cursory glance or even a full-on skim.

• The owner of the Segway company died in a fashion that is mildly humorous given that he was the owner of the Segway company.

Photo of Louis Delmas Flipping Someone The Bird via Nathan S.


Morning. Shall we?