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Athlon’s Essential Eleven Links of the Day

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

<p> The best sports links from the NFL, college football and basketball, MLB, the NBA, NASCAR and the world of entertainment.</p>

This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for June 8.

I’ll Have Another trainer Doug O'Neill told the "The Dan Patrick Show" this morning Many fans were hoping to see a Triple Crown winner for the first time since Affirmed in 1978.

• Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has .

• Fox’s Ken Rosenthal details in his third managerial stint.

• Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee has .

•  Mix in some sunscreen, SPF 1000.

• SI’s Ian Thomsen breaks down in the Heat’s Game 6 win in Boston.

• Get ready for some slow baseball, as to the Red Sox rotation on Saturday.

• A huge influence on college sports is resigning, as next year.

• ESPN ACC blogger Heather Dinich looks at .

• Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham after his Bulldogs’ unit finished fifth in the country in total defense.

• You’ve seen the Harvard baseball players do their rendition of the pop song, “Call Me Maybe.” Now, it’s the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders’ turn. This version has been very popular in our office, even if you watch it in mute. Have a great weekend.

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---By Patrick Snow ()


June 7

• Are we witnessing with the Oklahoma City Thunder?

• Many relatives of MLB superlatives were taken in this year’s draft, including . Current managers Mike Matheny, Kirk Gibson and Dale Sveum all had sons drafted by their current organizations.

• ESPN Pac-12 blogger Kevin Gemmell looks at .

• Ever wondered what it’s like to ride along with five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson? Check out inside the car.

• Russ Mitchell looks at .

• Highly-respected Philadelphia Eagles president Joe Banner with the organization.

• Shaq Thompson, a Washington football signee who may be this season, may also play for the Boston Red Sox in the summer.

• What does the future hold for ?

• Former Wisconsin basketball player Jarrod Uthoff has decided to .

• Fansided.com is frustrated by some elements of “.”

• ZoowithRoy.com (a Phillies-centric blog) has provided us with a new superstar reporter, Awesome Emma. Check out her interview with Phillies star Cole Hamels in our Video of the Day. “Coffee’s so good!”

--- Email us with any compelling sports-related links at [email protected]

---By Patrick Snow ()


June 6

• Diamondbacks managing general partner Ken Kendrick calls out star right fielder Justin Upton on Phoenix radio, and he regarding an extremely slow rehab process.

• It looks like none of the top Miami hotels want to deal with . Hate to see 85 get 86ed.

• ESPN Big 12 blogger has , especially unusual since it’s a Lone Star State kid.

• Check out the video of and hanging out with Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo in Cincinnati.

• The Rolling Stones classic “Satisfaction” was released today in 1965. The incomparable Keith Richards says. Just Keith being Keith.

• The home-schooled Hud Mellencamp, son of famous singer John Mellencamp, will despite never playing high-school ball. “Hud’s gonna be a football star…” Sorry, had to go there.

• Would Cubs manager Dale Sveum really ?

• Can the Heat rebound after ?

• Phil Mickelson reportedly sent PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem complaining of fans with phones. 

• CBS’ Jon Heyman says there with No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa.

• It’s not quite "Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys, but current Rams and former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher has the perfect ‘70s cop mustache in this video by Nashville band, Goodbye June.

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---By Patrick Snow ()


June 5

• Titans speedster Chris Johnson tells Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean that he is “.”

• Here is just your average story where on a raid of a drug trafficking organization.

• ESPN ACC blogger Heather Dinich and Big East blogger Andrea Adelson .

• Apparently agent Drew Rosenhaus thinks Terrell Owens’ days in the NFL may be done, . No more sit-ups in the driveway?

• SportsGrid sees .

• Deadspin has an interesting piece on , the No. 1 overall pick in the 1973 MLB Draft, who was pulled up to the Majors immediately and seemingly ruined by the organization.

• Green Bay’s Donald Driver , who had the receiver’s cleats ripped away from him at a celebrity softball game.

• SB Nation’s Rob Neyer looks at .

• Will begin his NFL career suspended?

• Gizmodo believes this summer. How much more naked can we all get?

• I’m sure most Mets fans celebrated the franchise’s first no-hitter in a responsible way. That was not the case, however, for Long Island fanatic Rafael Diaz. He runs on the field to celebrate with Johan Santana and the boys, only to be pummeled by security in our Video of the Day. And the worst part is that Diaz spent two nights in jail, missing his son's first birthday party.

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---By Patrick Snow ()


June 4

•  hate that the first no-hitter in franchise history was marred by that would have taken away Johan Santana’s no-no.

• Chadd Scott of ChuckOliver.net questions by moving from the ACC to the Big 12.

• While we wait for Anchorman 2, here are . Can you imagine Maggie Gyllenhaal as Veronica Corningstone?

• ESPN Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg details , including strongly favoring a selection committee to determine the participants in a four-team playoff.

• Are between the Celtics and Heat?

•  for second on the all-time wins (73) list at the Golden Bear’s tournament, the Memorial. Could the majors record be next?

• I’m not sure many of you watched the MTV Music Awards, but they did have from Dark Knight Rises.

• An arbitrator upholds involved in the bounty scandal with the Saints.

• Did to preserve two historical rivalries? Russ Mitchell believes so.

• Will Roddy White of the Falcons in 2012?

Florida coach Will Muschamp made fun of the city of College Station recently when talking to boosters about the Gators trip to Texas A&M this season. Mayor Nancy Berry has a witty response in our Video of the Day…

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---By Patrick Snow ()

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