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.

•The Jaguars owner says he'd love to draft Tim Tebow next year, if only to sell more tickets. I'd say it's a little premature, considering we don't know the draft order yet, but seeing as how the Jaguars played on Sunday, they might well have their choice.


•In a battle to see who's the best of the second best in the second best league, the Rockies bullpen made it a damn sight closer than it needed to be, but they extended their wild card lead to 3½ game over the Giants.

•Alex Gonzalez was your ninth-inning hero with a bases loaded blooper, as the Red Sox stole a win from the Angels. Look, I know it's a meaningless game between two teams with nothing on the line, but you'll have months with nothing but football news soon. Let baseball have its time in the sun.

The NFL fined the Jets and Eric Mangini $125,000 for not listing Brett Favre on the injury report, when he should have been marked "probable." Not to get all existential on you, but with serial killers, car accidents, meteorites, and the ever-looming specter of pancreatic cancer, aren't we all just "probable?"

The new Cowboys stadium could break the attendance record this Sunday, surpassing the 103,467 forced to watch San Francisco and Arizona in Mexico City a few years back. Being in Mexico, that crowd was located in the back of a Dodge Ram Van.


F1 is facing some very serious race-fixing allegations. Worst-case scenario, all the sponsors back out, advertising dollars stop flowing, car and driver qualities plummet, and the fans leave in droves. In other world, the IRL.

•Finally, courtesy of Docksquad Sports, here's Dwyane Wade and co. butchering a Boyz 2 Men classic:

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