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 November 9.

• Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times believes after its latest incident and loss.

• ESPN SEC blogger Edward Aschoff looks at from winning at LSU last week to facing “Johnny Football” and Texas A&M this Saturday.

• There is a debate going on in Dallas about . No one here has found a problem yet, but we’ll do more research on the subject.

• The NFL weekend does not appear to offer many compelling matchups, but will be must-see TV.

• It should be a fun .

• An exclusive peek into ?

• The Jaguars remained , and Mike Mularkey’s club looks like the worst team in the NFL.

• Is Auburn preparing to ?

• Ken Davidoff of the New York Post ranks in baseball.

• The have started in Philadelphia as the Eagles continue to struggle.

• This nation has become obsessed with bad singing, so look for Dallas Mavericks’ star Dirk Nowitzki to be a judge on The Voice, American Idol or X Factor after this performance.

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---By Patrick Snow ()

November 8

• SB Nation’s Bill Connelly details why unbeatens this weekend.

• Falcons wide receiver Roddy White believes to finish the season undefeated.

• The after Election Day?

• Many around college football assumed the Heisman Trophy was Collin Klein’s to lose, but . Dave Miller of the National Football Post looks at the top candidates to win the award.

• To honor legendary coach Darrell K. Royal after his passing this week, Texas will against Iowa State. Great tribute Longhorns.

• The Lakers last night, but Utah won 95-86 and sent Los Angeles to 1-4 on the season.

• The Colts will look in Jacksonville tonight.

• The nation’s top football prospects, defensive end Robert Nkemdiche of Georgia, . Many believe he will soon verbally commit to Ole Miss, where his brother plays.

• Embattled Eagles quarterback Michael Vick had to after another Philly loss.

• The Rockies named as their new manager.

• Awwww…look at singer Rod Stewart crying after his favorite soccer team, Celtic, beat Barcelona. No word yet if the pop star’s favorite football player is Alabama’s A.J. McCarron.

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---By Patrick Snow ()

November 7

• There is sad news from Texas today, as at the age of 88. Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman details Royal’s amazing accomplishments, colorful nature and sound character.

• Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has in support of coach Chuck Pagano, who is battling leukemia.

• Could give Alabama trouble? Brent Zwerneman has the latest on “Johnny Football” and the Aggies.

• Thank you to for making , or non-coverage.

• Will the Reds move their talented closer, , to the rotation next season?

• Blake Griffin should start tonight for the Clippers, but coach Vinny Del Negro says is a concern.

• The Falcons are 8-0, and many writers are giving the lead in the NFL MVP race.

• Can the West Virginia offense ?

• Rangers starter Yu Darvish , a tournament where he previously was a star.

• Two Indiana basketball players, , have been suspended for nine games each by the NCAA in an unusual case.

Wishful thinking from Clippers forward Lamar Odom?

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---By Patrick Snow ()

November 6

• On this Election Day, we look back at probably . Gerald Ford was a center on Michigan’s 1932 and 1933 undefeated national title teams, and he had his jersey retired by the Wolverines.

• Would Alabama as its BCS Championship Game opponent? Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee says yes.

• Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News looks at , who have lost four in a row and have issues all over the field.

• Here’s an who could transform the election.

• Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to last month’s claim by former Boston manager Bobby Valentine that Ortiz quit on the team this season.

• The 3-0 Knicks are off to .

• Tired of politics? You can always , when 8-1 Toledo meets 6-3 Ball State.

• A write-in Presidential ballot with ? Yep, it is Alabama.

• Check out these GIFs of .

• College basketball starts in a few days, and here are CBS’ .

• The most talked-about play in last night Saints’ win over the Eagles was Philadelphia’s attempt at the ole Titans “Music City Miracle.” Philly took it a step further by having Riley Cooper lay flat in the end zone to disguise him, but much like the rest of the Eagles season it failed because of bad execution on a forward pass.

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---By Patrick Snow ()

November 5

• Most LSU fans were livid with the wild gambles of coach Les Miles for giving away the Alabama game, but Gannett’s Glenn Guilbeau says defensive coordinator John Chavis as well.

• Bleacher Report’s Michael Felder looks at , who rushed for 321 yards and five touchdowns in the Ducks’ 62-51 win over USC.

• The sports and broadcasting world is mourning the loss of ESPN radio’s lead NBA voice, .

• Titans owner Bud Adams sounds after their 51-20 home loss to the Bears.

• Ouch, that shark bite .

• Does it make sense for the NFL to void ?

• Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III get much of the NFL rookie attention (and deservedly so), but in Tampa Bay.

• Is there a possibility this Saturday?

• After spending big money last offseason (and not making the postseason), the Angels .

• Can Missouri win in its debut season?

• The Colts moved to 5-3 on the season with a 23-20 win over the Dolphins, and quarterback Andrew Luck set an NFL rookie record with 433 passing yards. But the best moment of the day was when Indianapolis head coach Chuck Pagano, who is battling leukemia, was able to attend the game and give this inspiring post-game speech.

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---By Patrick Snow ()


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