Athlon’s Essential Eleven Links of the Day

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This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for May 25.

Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla is glad to see .

• New Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin is ready for the SEC, after the Florida coach criticized College Station.

• We saw the Cardinals' "Bad Tuxedo Day" last week, and now

• Veteran NASCAR pit reporter after next weekend’s race at Dover.

• The will be crazy enough in New York, and the incumbent’s agent is already stirring the pot.

• Should and form a bowl game with the SEC?

• The controversial on Inside the NFL.

• The rumor that  is apparently not true.

• The Heat won three in a row to close out the Pacers, with play .

• The in the NL Central.

• We are all appreciative of those who have served in the military. On this Memorial Day weekend, we look back at a sports hero who became an American hero — Pat Tillman.

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May 24

• The New York Daily News has the Big Apple buzzing with the report that .

• Kellen Winslow Jr. has many critics for his out-of-control ego and “soldier” rant back in the day. Now, the man who was just released by the Buccaneers is that had “a putrid stench of animal waste.”

• has a great slideshow of .

• Ohio State will already not play for the Big Ten title or in a bowl game this season, but on the way?

• CBS’ Tony Barnhart discusses with Missouri and Texas A&M coaches.

• Gizmodo says right now, including the iPhone.

• Arizona football will already change significantly this fall with Rich Rodriguez taking over. But ?

• It’s amazing how many bobbleheads look nothing like the celebrities they represent. When did the get weird teeth and an Ervin Santana chinstrap beard?

• Clemson’s board of trustees will meet today to discuss conference affiliation. The have taken over the offseason.

• Check out Ben Wallace’s ride, a “.”

• I think more people have seen “Uncle Drew” than saw Cavaliers games this season. “Don’t reach young blood” — here’s our Video of the Day…

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---By Patrick Snow ()

May 23

• Olympic hurdler (and major hottie) Lolo Jones tells HBO’s “Real Sports” that for this summer in London.

• Raiders cornerback Ron Bartell tells the Contra Costa Times that in 2013.

• To celebrate , Google gives us a synthesizer to play.

• Did TCU athletic director confirm ?

• Speaking of conference expansion gone wild, could we see ? CBS’ Gary Parrish hopes not.

• Bleacher Report’s Adam Kramer has after Stanford renamed its offensive coordinator the “Andrew Luck Director of Offense.”

• Some earlyhave been set in Vegas. The Packers and Patriots lead at 12 victories, while the Colts, Jaguars and Browns bring up rear at 5.5.

• CBS’ Mike Freeman has some interesting thoughts from .

• Maybe for certain Redskins like offensive lineman Trent Williams.

•Could longtime Jazz coach Jerry Sloan ?

• It’s difficult to find Cubs highlights this season (they’re getting an early start on that “Completely Useless By September” thing), but this Tony Campana dive into third base is awesome…

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---By Patrick Snow ()

May 22

• Mitch Vingle of the Charleston Gazette has .

• Michael Felder remembers , WVU’s convincing 48-28 Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma.

• How much of the MLB season will miss?

• CBS’ Jeff Goodman has the story of .

• John Hoover of the Tulsa World has an interesting column on Eric Dickerson. The star runner says , but his mother did not trust Barry Switzer.

• You may have heard over the weekend that . What will trend worldwide first: #shakeandbake, #spidermonkey or #DaleJrWins?

• David Shaw was already the “Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football” at Stanford, and now offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has changed titles to the “.”

• Dave Teel of the Daily Press in Virginia details how despite national rumors.

• Reds’ reliever Aroldis Chapman was arrested . Don’t the police know that 93 is slow for Chapman?

• Oh to have expensive lawyers on your side. The , but that sentence will be perfectly situated between the team’s minicamp and training camp.

• Being the ball boy at an MLB game seems pretty cool, unless you miss a play and fall victim to a sunflower seed shower from Braves pitcher Livan Hernandez . Here’s our Video of the Day…

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---By Patrick Snow ()

May 21

• The oldest-known Babe Ruth jersey , breaking the record for a piece of sports memorabilia.

• Speaking of auctions, Giants defender Osi Umenyiora .

• Could a Florida State move to the Big 12 cause ? Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage thinks so.

• How’s your faring?

• The Angels fired hitting coach Mickey Hatcher, but CBS’ Jon Heyman says that.

• Dave Miller of the National Football Post looks at and could become stars in the fall.

• Former Bengals runner Pete Johnson guarantees that for Cincinnati. brings us some , including the Nuggets’ Chris Andersen and Hall of Famer Reggie Miller.

Pro Football Talk has the latest on from the Ravens.

• Could affect Notre Dame?

• Perhaps inspired by Will Farrell’s character, Ashley Schaeffer, from Eastbound and Down, Lakers star Pau Gasol gives Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka a “love tap” in an interesting place. Here’s our Video of the Day…

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---By Patrick Snow ()

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