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 November 2.

• Rob Moseley of The Register Guard looks at on the eve of the huge Oregon-USC matchup.

• Sam Mellinger of The Kansas City Star writes the Chiefs possess “.” Well done.

• A ?! This could be the greatest invention since the DVR.

• The normal logistics of an NFL week were changed greatly in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy for , who will play on Sunday afternoon in New Jersey.

• LSU’s Les Miles and Alabama’s Nick Saban will face each other .

•’s Richard Justice has , especially on the art of building a roster.

• Three Pittsburgh, including top runner Ray Graham, . The Panthers play at Notre Dame tomorrow.

• Kobe Bryant decided to speak for his coach about the Lakers 0-2 start.

• How will fare with the Patriots?

• Arizona edged UCLA for .

• Interviews with coaches in the middle of games have never been a good idea, but networks insist on them. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is definitely not a fan of these interviews (or really any others), and he makes it very uncomfortable for TNT’s David Aldridge and the audience.

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---By Patrick Snow ()

November 1

• SB Nation’s Andrew Sharp looks at , who have more questions than answers as well as a hobbled Steve Nash.

• Alabama and LSU are old-school SEC foes, but ESPN blogger Edward Aschoff pens that .

• Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent as the Super Bowl champion.

• Check out these from famous films.

• Who knew there was a website dedicated to ?

• These Dooley, Holgorsen and Snyder costumes are funny, but I think we have .

• Former Marlins catcher Mike Redmond as its new manager.

• Mississippi State will have the hashtag for this weekend’s game against Texas A&M. The move is to commemorate the 2000 Independence Bowl, where the Bulldogs topped the Aggies 43-41 in overtime in a rare Louisiana snowstorm.

• Baseball trades are already happening, with from the Angels.

• Former Penn State president Graham Spanier .

• He’s back. Uncle Drew returns to the court, and he brings Bill Russell and Kevin Love along as guest stars.

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---By Patrick Snow ()

October 31

• Well, it’s Halloween. And the most redeeming quality of this day for men is that many women will wear — enjoy.

• The new-look Lakers had a Halloween-like performance in a season-opening loss to the Mavericks. Los Angeles , with big man Dwight Howard going 3-for-14.

• Demaryius Thomas of the Broncos scares us all .

• The World Series of Poker started with 6,598 players, but along with $8.53 million last night.

• brings us .

• Did Mike Trout deserve ?

• The internet was abuzz yesterday over . Ideas for synergy between the two famous brands were rampant.

• Predictably, USC coach Lane Kiffin says .

• The Falcons will get more attention .

• Is that Nick Saban with ?

• Elevators can be pretty scary for many people. Check out what the guys at LG did to these very surprised workers.

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---By Patrick Snow ()

October 30

• Jon Cooper of Saturday Down South previews this weekend’s .

• With the NBA season beginning tonight, many fans are eager to see of Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol.

• The NFL due to the destruction done by Hurricane Sandy.

• The next Packers wideout? Nope, .

• CBS’ Bruce Feldman ranks .

• If 49ers quarterback Alex Smith plays like in a 24-3 romp of the Cardinals, look out NFL.

• It looks like Oregon will go with for this weekend’s huge game at USC.

• Many Eagles fans , but former Philadelphia signal caller Donovan McNabb is standing by Michael Vick.

• Check out : Linus and his “blanket.”

• How will the Knicks fare for the first six weeks of the NBA season?

• We usually stick to sports here, but yesterday was obviously very unique with Hurricane Sandy hitting the East Coast. Check out these reporters out in the rain and wind.

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---By Patrick Snow ()

October 29

• Mark Purdy of the Mercury News looks at , who battled constant elimination before sweeping the Tigers in the World Series.

• While the East Coast braces for Hurricane Sandy, several NFL teams for this unusual week.

• The gruesome knee injury to South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore , and SBNation’s Jason Kirk details the heartfelt reaction.

• The Jets dropped to last place in the AFC East to the Dolphins.

• Wonder how did at his Halloween party?

• Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson had , as the Irish moved to 8-0 on the year with a 30-13 win over the Sooners.

• Many Eagles fans are ready to see instead of the controversial Michael Vick.

• USC’s Marqise Lee had , but the Trojans’ national title hopes died with the 39-36 loss.

• Did the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Rockets?

• Wisconsin basketball with point guard Josh Gasser tearing his ACL in practice.

Colts rookie Vick Ballard had a spectacular game-winning touchdown in overtime to beat the Titans yesterday. That’s a long way from the NFL Combine earlier this year, where this happened.

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---By Patrick Snow ()


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