Athlon's Essential 11 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 March 1.

after chopping up the first eight holes (Nike hardest hit). At least Rory has girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki to console him. She's history's 29th-most stylish athlete, according to refinedguy.com's top 100 countdown. .

• Breaking news: . Either that, or guys get slower after spending four years in a world-class weight and conditioning program.

• One magazine rack in the DFW airport is .

• You've probably seen adidas' hideous new college basketball uniforms by now. If not, put on your sunglasses and .

following Virginia's upset of Duke and . I'm inclined to agree. Putting drunk, euphoric college kids in close proximity with large, angry opposing athletes is a recipe for disaster.

. With Johnny Football, AJ McCarron and Aaron Murray carrying the torch, the SEC takes a back seat to no one in the QB department. Speaking of the SEC, MrSEC.com opens its

• Call it hockey-tonk: An interesting read on how .

• David Feherty is not afraid to look like a jackass. The latest example: .

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• I've never linked to a Harlem Shake video before. I guess I should before the thing totally dies. Here's the Miami Heat treating us to their version.

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Feb. 28

• February's ending, and it's been a good month for fans of comely ladies. .

. If he had to take out a guy's jaw with his knee to do it, so be it. Gotta break some eggs to make an omelet.

• Some guys are really worth rooting for. .

, like all the great ones do. He poured in 54 in a losing effort against the Knicks.

, then nonchalantly ran off the court, like Barry Sanders tossing the ball to an official. Badass.

• SEC first-team running backs Eddie Lacy and Mike Gillislee are gone. But that doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of capable rock-toters left. .

. One of them is Manti Te'o, about whom one team rep said, "I'm just not sure he's good enough to offset the crap. It's a road I hope we don't go down. I'd rather find a better athlete." Ouch.

. That's a relief.

• Today's fun countdown: . I'm sure we all could think of more.

• Athlon Sports sells great sports collectibles. Athlon does not sell any of these items: .

• While major leaguers soft-toss and soak in the sun, real baseball is being played in small stadiums across the country. In one of them, .

• The Wizards broadcaster mistook an airball for a game-winner. Comedy ensued, as he continued to celebrate while players walked dejectedly off the court.

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Feb. 27

• They've announced the cast for the next season of Dancing with the Stars, and as usual, the world of sports is well represented. who have competed in past seasons, including the lovely Erin Andrews (right).

. I hear there's an opening for him at the Cobra Kai dojo.

• Speaking of the jerk from "Karate Kid," .

. He gets an A for effort, though.

• Speaking of Combine 40s, it's become an annual ritual: in Indianapolis, suit and all.

• There was news yesterday that . Color me shocked. A-Smith is a different story, however. .

that was as good as anything at the NBA Slam Dunk competition.

, unleashing a couple of filthy cross-overs.

• Blake Griffin did what Blake Griffin does, .

• More strangeness from Rocky Top: .

• English teens have a tenuous grip on what the American version of football is all about, although as one commenter says, they probably know more about football than I know about soccer.

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Feb. 26

• We're living in the Year of Jennifer Lawrence. Just when you think the reigning Best Actress couldn't get any more adorable, .

• Les Miles and Nick Saban are duking it out over another recruit. . Recruiting is officially out of control. Of course, , you'll wonder why your favorite coach hasn't offered him too.

• Now that NASCAR season is in full swing, . Not even your redneck brother-in-law with the Dale Jr. bedsheets will want this stuff.

. As one of the commenters points out, she probably works for NBC and hasn't seen the tape-delayed results yet.

. We can all sleep easier tonight.

• My Twitter feed is overflowing with Combine 40 times. Rather than dissect the DB times, I'd prefer to watch

• The PGA Tour commissioner is opposed to the proposed ban on anchored putters. .

• Today's trip down MJ Memory Lane: Jordan scored 58 (a Bulls record that he would break several times) on this date in 1987 against the Nets. .

• More classic, vintage hoops footage: . If Russ played today, he might be a wicked slasher.

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• Sometimes, kids do things that actually give you hope for the future. Today's video features one of those times.

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Feb. 25

• Tragedy and triumph marked the weekend at Daytona, but I'll leave the analysis to the professionals. , including Jeff Gordon's better half, Ingrid Vandebosch (pictured).

• Rapper 50 Cent made an awkward, ill-fated attempt to kiss Erin Andrews as the two roamed the Daytona infield. .

• Speaking of Daytona, .

• Okay, it's official: . I think this was an honest mistake, but it sure sounded like an insult.

• So what will scheduling look like in college football's brave new world of realignment and playoffs? .

• The only thing better than fat-guy touchdowns is .

. He's fine, so it's okay to laugh.

I guess when you win 11 games and coach the Heisman winner, you're entitled.

• In case you work and had to go to bed at a decent hour, .

like he does the Ravens secondary: like a boss.

in the most Floyd Mayweather way possible.

• The buzzer-beating trend has trickled down to third graders. Here's a half-court game-winner. They'll have time to work on their court-storming.

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