Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day

Rounding up the web's best sports links so you don't have to.

This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for March 22.

. I feel sorry for the eight schools that got left out.

• We've had our first moment of true madness: 14 seed Harvard over 3 seed New Mexico. .

• New Mexico's loss came after .

• In the SEC, there's always a football angle, even when the subject is basketball. . Speaking of basketball, here's a post that should be titled, ""

• The NCAA Tournament can result in some late start times. .

. Almost.


• Weird injuries to baseball players is an always-amusing genre. .

• Note to self: Never ask Phil Mickelson a dumb question. .

• Second note to self: .

• If anybody has an excuse to bemoan the physical nature of football, it's Earl Campbell, who's essentially disabled now. . Let's hope Roger Goodell is listening.

• New candidate for Dunk of the Year. Extra points for between the legs — and because the dude is 5-9.

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March 21

• Florida Gulf Coast plays Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. Given the upset that FGC coach Andy Enfield pulled when he married model Amanda Marcum, I'm going with the Eagles. That's her in the photo; you can find his picture in . Talk about a mismatch.

. My favorite is probably Marshall Henderson and Sid from "Toy Story."

• In case you're feeling nostalgic, here's what many feel is the Greatest Game Ever Played: , in its entirety.

• The final shot of that game naturally made this list: .

• Oops. .

• One last cheat sheet: .

• King James is ruler of all he surveys, and we are merely his loyal subjects. Last night, the Heat trailed the Cavs by 27 when LeBron went to work. .

• Classy move: .

• Note to Lou Piniella: If you don't want to say that word, just don't say it.

. It's good to be The King.

• Many of us will spend the first day of the tournament pining for football. Here are .

• Not only did the Heat win their 24th straight, but a guy stormed the floor in the middle of the game to get close to his hero.

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March 20

• To get you ready for the impending Madness, .

. Reminds me of the old cheer: "That's alright, that's okay, you'll be working for us someday."

• Words I never thought I'd write: resulting in a pretty cool court-storming. Afterwards, .

• Putting the Fightin' in Fightin' Illini: . Kendall, in case you're wondering, I think you're doing just fine.


• That stupid celebrity diving show started last night, but it did result in . Or, if that's not your thing, here's a . His feet don't stay together; of course, maybe they can't.


. Not sure why this is so funny, but it is.

. She's still on track to start in the Mets outfield, though.

• Chris Webber took to the telestrator to break down a guy and girl sharing ice cream. Well done.

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March 19

• It's official: . They announced it on Facebook, posted pictures like this one, and then said, "Leave us alone." Good luck with that.

• Some of this year's NCAA Tournament apples didn't fall far from their trees. .

• Les Miles doing the Harlem Shake? .

• The Miami Heat are making history. They earned their 23rd consecutive win in a epic throw-down with the Celtics and now own the second-longest winning streak in NBA history. .

• LeBron James dunked Jason Terry into the Stone Age. .

• A game-deciding call went against the Bulls. .

• You could own a piece of cinematic history: .



• Today's .

• Billionaires behaving badly: .

• If this doesn't get you excited for March Madness, nothing will: The 26 best buzzer-beaters of the season, all in one video.

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March 18

• Lolo Jones came out and admitted that her foray into bobsled is all about . Apparently she's not satisfied with being one of (pictured).

• Kentucky and Tennessee fans can skip to the next item. It's time for March Madness, and to get you ready, .

• One of the bittersweet things about the NCAA Tournament is that you fall in love with players who promptly disappear from your life. who you'll probably never hear from again.

• Along those same lines, a guy you've never heard of can come along and destroy your bracket (anyone remember Weber State's Harold "The Show" Arcineaux?). .

• This guy, you've heard of. Nobody can enrage quite like Ole Miss' Marshall Henderson. . Needless to say, Henderson is one of the .

• To get you ready for wall-to-wall Dickie V on the Worldwide Leader, .

. The World Series earthquake is on the list.

. In related news, agent Marty Magid is looking for a job.

• Getty Images captured a nice series of still shots featuring . What else are they going to do? Try to block it and end up on a poster?

• Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin got into it at Bristol. Attention, Sprint Cup drivers: More of this, please.


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