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.
•Lost in all the knob-slobbering over Peyton Manning's magic ability to overcome injuries and make his no-name teammates better is the fact that, hey, the Colts are just 6-5. Manning tossed 4 interceptions and Indy never challenged San Diego, which, by the way, has also been beset by injuries and managed to win their 4th in a row.
•Fun with the BCS time! Want to know how little the voters and computers respected Boise State? The team that beat them, Nevada, only jumped from No. 19 to No. 17 in the standings. If the Broncos had made the BCS Title Game and lost, would the team that beat them there even be No. 1 after that?
•Credit where credit is due: days after knocking off the Heat, the Indiana Pacers take down the defending champion Lakers. It's their first win ever at the Staples Center (that's not counting Clippers games, which no one ever does.)
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•Rumors out of Miami have the Heat fed up with Erik Spoelstra, meaning we're this much closer to Pat Riley getting back behind the bench, and another giant ego going down in flames. This Miami experiment is just working out perfectly.
•The Nuggets survived without Carmelo Anthony, and without playing any sort of defense whatsoever in a 136-133 win over Phoenix.
•First place Bears! First place Rams! God, the NFC is terrible.
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