Athlon's Essential Eleven Links of the Day

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

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This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for October 26.

• Randy Rosetta has the LSU reaction to four former players — including Tyrann Mathieu.

• The Giants won Game 2 over the Tigers to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the World Series, and .

• Be careful .

• Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network looks at to become head coaches.

• Oklahoma has . The Sooners host the Irish in a huge Top 10 matchup this weekend.

• Rookie Doug Martin was as the Buccaneers beat the Vikings, 36-17, on Thursday night.

• Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez for Sunday’s game versus the Rams.

• The Penn State-Ohio State matchup this weekend may have a “bowl” feel to it, .

• Yankees closer Mariano Rivera about returning to the field next season.

• Could in the Pacific Division?

• Everything seems to be going San Francisco’s way in the World Series, except for this local anchor who gets torpedoed by a bird during a live broadcast.

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October 25

• Jack Curry has an interesting piece on , who hit three home runs in San Francisco’s 8-3 victory in Game 1 of the World Series.

• The Vikings will try and move to a surprising 6-2 on the season .

• Why Steelers, ?

• Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt, a former Kansas State linebacker, between the Red Raiders and Wildcats. Here’s his interview with Chris Level on 104.3 in Lubbock.

• ESPN is reporting that in 2014.


• Georgia was blown out at South Carolina, but by upsetting the Florida Gators.

• The Jets will look this weekend.

• Two-time Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones .

• Top UCLA hoops recruit Shabazz Muhammad yesterday.

• Many hockey and baseball teams grow playoff beards, but we can all participate in “Movember”. Who better to give us tips on growing that mustache than Ron Swanson?

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---By Patrick Snow ()

October 24

• Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star looks at a few of , and how they affected the Sooners.

• The World Series starts tonight in San Francisco, .

• Check out some of these .

• ESPN Pac-12 blogger Kevin Gemmell looks at the .

• The ACC race is , with Florida State favored in the Atlantic and a complete free-for-all in the Coastal.

• A Lakers preview cover ?

• The NHL can’t seem to get a season started for the second time in a decade, but to Brooklyn in 2015.

• Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine caused a stir last night by saying that slugger David Ortiz “” after Boston traded Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Dodgers.

• The NBA is , and fans will now vote on three “frontcourt” players.

• Could Nick Saban ?

• There is no good way to lose a close football game, but these Memphis-area youngsters show us an extra-painful way to suffer a defeat. Are you serious?!

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---By Patrick Snow ()

October 23

• The World Series, with Buster Posey and the cardiac San Francisco Giants meeting Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers.

• Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman has an interesting piece on the origin of “.” Did it start with Notre Dame, or did Sooners legend Bud Wilkinson coin the popular phrase?

• Type the URL “” into your browser and see what happens. With Derek Dooley struggling, Vols fans are thinking big.

• Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee says the undefeated Mississippi State Bulldogs to beat No. 1 Alabama.

• The St Louis Cardinals versus the Giants, and it was a complete team effort.

• Check out .

• Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert in his left shoulder.

• Wyoming coach Dave Christensen has been for his tirade following the Cowboys’ loss to Air Force.

• CBS Sports lists its , with a Murray State star topping the list.

• A survey of NBA general managers predicts (MVP) and the Miami Heat.

• ESPN Sunday Soundtracks provided the football public with a gem last night. Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt tells running back Ray Rice of the Ravens, “I've eaten burritos bigger than you.”

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---By Patrick Snow ()

October 22

• RG3 was impressive against the Giants, but in New York’s 27-23 win over the Redskins.

• CBS’ Tony Barnhart recaps , including telling Oregon fans that the Ducks will be fine in the BCS.

• Check out — well played.

• The San Francisco Giants have against the Cardinals, but the storied franchise has never won a winner-take-all Game 7.

• Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein has become in the Heisman race.

• The Red Sox , trading with the Blue Jays to bring back former pitching coach John Farrell as manager.

• Check out for some of Hollywood’s top actors.

• Lakers big man Dwight Howard with Los Angeles.

• The Redskins are after Fred Davis was lost for the season with an Achilles injury.

• Rick Pitino has and has banned the forward from talking to the media for a semester.

• We’ve seen several people run onto playing fields over the years, but it’s usually not right in the middle of a play like this idiot at the Florida State-Miami game. It’s too bad one of the Seminoles linemen did not level the guy.

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---By Patrick Snow ()


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