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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 October 19.

• John Harper of the New York Daily News looks at . Did getting booed really affect the team?

• Jon Cooper of Saturday Down South previews in the Swamp.

• This idiot .

• 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh declined a safety in last night’s 13-6 win over the Seahawks, and over the decision.

• The New York Post has and the Yankees.

• The highlight this week’s NFL schedule.

• Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is not lighting up the NFL, but he has played well enough to help Minnesota to a 4-2 start. And now comes word that . Life is good.

• Sort of like the Longhorns defensive game plan, at the Texas State Fair.

• The St. Louis Cardinals once again.

• Dwight Howard is aiming this weekend.

• Check out high-school kicker Austin Rehkow (Spokane Valley, Wash.) making this record 67-yard field goal to send the game to overtime, where his team would go to win. Boise State should be calling soon Austin.

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---By Patrick Snow ()

October 18

• Rushing yards will be at a premium in between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.

• Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times looks at in this weekend’s Arizona-Washington game.

• This . I keep picturing this guy yelling “Nowitzki!!” each time.

• Will the Jets use this week against the Patriots?

• Timberwolves star Kevin Love with a broken hand.

• From way downtown….. Poor little bro.

• Check out this .

• Bob Brenly is , and many feel that the former Diamondbacks manager may join the Arizona broadcast.

• Arizona State is off to , and tonight’s home game against undefeated Oregon will be a quality litmus test for the Sun Devils.

• Could Ravens Pro Bowl pass rusher Terrell Suggs, who tore his Achilles this spring, against the Houston Texans? It may happen.

• Check out the Texas wind taking this high schooler’s punt straight backwards. We apologize for the annoying music.

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---By Patrick Snow ()

October 17

• NBA star Kobe Bryant to help the Yankees benched third baseman out of his current slump. Good luck with that.

• USA Today’s Christine Brennan covers .

• Somebody .

• Chuck Oliver looks at , who had 124 yards and two touchdowns in last Saturday’s win over South Carolina.

• Tigers ace Justin Verlander has achieved almost everything in baseball — from awards to no-hitters to dating Kate Upton — and .

• Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson . He suffered a concussion is last week’s win over Stanford.

• Check out back in the day.

• College basketball is getting close, and here is the latest from the .

• New York Giants defensive back Antrel Rolle says that than Michael Vick.

• Can 5-1 Arizona State on Thursday night?

• The Florida Gators are looking for more from junior big man Patric Young on the court this season. We’ll see if his game improves, but his workout regimen is doing just fine.

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---By Patrick Snow ()

October 16

• He did it again. Peyton Manning led the Denver Broncos to the largest comeback in Monday Night Football history, winning 35-24 over the Chargers after trailing 24-0 at the half. Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post says the victory .

• ESPN Big 12 blogger David Ubben looks forward to this weekend’s Kansas State-West Virginia battle, where .

• I get as well.

• The 3-3 Philadelphia Eagles fired defensive coordinator Juan Castillo today, although many believe . We’re not sure that will help Mike Vick from turning the ball over so much, but who knows.

• Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated look at , Tyrann Mathieu.

• Playing a four-on-four hoops in Los Angeles soon? If so, (The Big Bavetta?) referee your game.

• How will the Yankees fare in Detroit?

• Nebraska and Northwestern meet in a key Legends Division battle this weekend at tiny Ryan Field. But could this game be ?

• Beyonce will perform at . Will Jay-Z hit the stage as well?

• New Browns owner Jim Haslam will reportedly .

• I have no clue what game these kids are playing, but the one guy who won’t fall in line gets smashed in the face.

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---By Patrick Snow ()

October 15

• What has happened to the Yankees bats in the playoffs? A-Rod is not the only Bronx Bomber struggling, as . New York trails the Tigers two games to none with the ALCS headed to Detroit.

• Many Texas fans and media members are after their embarrassing 63-21 loss to Oklahoma. Is it time for a change in Austin?

• It’s important to spend time with kids, like taking them to the mall . This is going to leave an impression.

• Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune sets the stage for Monday Night Football, where .

• Many college football fans believe on the last play of its 20-13 overtime victory over Stanford.

• Aaron Rodgers was back to MVP form on Sunday night, . The Packers are back to .500 at 3-3 on the year.

• Things do get a little crazy in Baton Rouge for LSU night games, but .

• The Ravens have started 5-1 this season, but have Baltimore fans concerned.

• West Virginia was finally stopped on offense by Texas Tech, and the Mountaineers poor defense caught up with them .

• Ty Willingham is ….as the volunteer assistant coach to the women’s golf team in charge of psychology?!

• Many of you would probably like to throw a football at Chris Berman or Rich Eisen, but NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport actually took one to the face during a Packers-Texans pregame segment.

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

---By Patrick Snow ()


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