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 September 28.

• Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times has the story on at CenturyLink Field.

• The Ravens beat the Browns, 23-16, last night to move to 3-1 on the season. However, through four games.

• Mandatory.com presents some of for your enjoyment.

• Dave Miller of the National Football Post looks at the upcoming .

• ESPN Big Ten blogger Brian Bennett previews , where Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller could be the difference.

• Gotta love this guy .

• CBS’ Jeff Goodman has a good piece on the maturation of of San Diego State.

• Who will get the blame after an offseason of huge spending?

• The 0-3 New Orleans Saints have the difficult task against the 1-2 Packers.

• The NBA is going to . Vlade Divac already retired, right?

The regular NFL officials are back, and we look forward to more moments like this one.

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September 27

• When the Ravens and Browns meet tonight, after reaching a labor agreement with the league. It will be nice to have Ed Hochuli, Mike Carey and the old crew back blowing calls.

Omaha World-Herald columnist Tom Shatel looks at , who will retire at the end of the year.

• They couldn't just call it soup?!

• CBS’ Dennis Dodd details .

• Georgia and Tennessee will meet in a big SEC East contest on Saturday. Instead of breaking down quarterbacks and 3-4 defenses, we’ll let for the game. Enjoy.

• Rangers third baseman and former Dodger Adrian Beltre that 80 percent of his teammates were using performance-enhancing drugs.

• The Michigan State defense against will be a great matchup this weekend.

• SB Nation ranks the for the 2012-13 season.

• It must be getting near October when by SEC fans.

• So Seahawks receiver Golden Tate on the last play of the Monday Night Football debacle? Thanks for clearing that up big man.

• The South Park character Butters came out with a new “energy drink” on last night’s episode. The fact that the commercial for “Butters’ creamy goo” involved Tom Brady and Jim Rome just makes perfect sense.

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September 26

• ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that , with a goal of the officials returning this weekend. 

• Former Cy Young winner Eric Gagne has a new book in which he states that .

• MrSEC.com looks at the on suspending players for helmet-to-helmet hits this season.

• It looks like Carmen from Spy Kids has, uh, .

• The University of Minnesota-Crookston had a little issue . Great Googly Moogly!

• Mississippi State will wear all-white uniforms against Texas A&M on November 3, in the 2000 Independence Bowl.

• Does Oklahoma ?

• The National League Cy Young decision will be .

• Infamous Alabama fan, Harvey Updyke, . Shocker.

• The health news for North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams after his surgery to remove a tumor from his kidney.

• A little Green Bay local news humor after the Packers were robbed on Monday Night Football.

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September 25

• All of the NFL conversation today is focused on . ESPN NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert says with its substitute officials.

• The Packers-Seahawks debacle was the latest and most egregious of many blown calls by the replacement referees this season, and it .

• Bleacher Report’s Michael Felder looks at the SEC’s current rankings and to teams from college football’s best league.

• Notre Dame has decided to after 2014, obviously influenced by the future agreement to play five ACC opponents per season.

are going to become way too popular with the NFL’s current officiating mess.

• Yahoo’s Jeff Passan has an interesting piece versus that of Stephen Strasburg.

• Are the Falcons ?

• NC State has a good shot at in over 20 years.

• Apparently for Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton.

• Mandatory.com looks at .

• Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks decides to do a little iPhone 5 testing.

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September 24

• Don Banks of Sports Illustrated looks at , who starred in a win over the Patriots after his younger brother died in a motorcycle accident earlier in the day.

• The Jets worst fears came true today with the announcement for a torn ACL.

• I think we all should strive to live our lives every day.

• ESPN Notre Dame blogger Matt Fortuna looks at , which now has ND standing at 4-0.

• The Florida State Seminoles with their 49-37 win over Clemson.

• If you live in or have visited California, then you are probably aware of . Kudos to Oregon State coach Mike Riley for taking the Beavers there after defeating UCLA, 27-20, at the Rose Bowl.

• Could Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera , but not the MVP?

• The Titans won over the Lions in one of the wildest, big-play games that the NFL has ever seen.

• Check out this comparison of this weekend against Missouri to some Tecmo Bowl video.
 
• The knee injury to may not be as severe as Miami feared.

• So you want to play quarterback in the National Football League? Check out the vicious hit Joe Mays of the Broncos puts on Houston’s Matt Schaub. Ouch.



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