Athlon’s Essential Eleven 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 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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