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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day


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

• Soccer star Alex Morgan went to Hawaii for the holidays and donned a bikini. Fortunately, and not surprisingly, photgraphers were there to record the occasion.

• I know many of you aren't all that anxious to celebrate another title game appearance with entitled Bama fans, but this is pretty cool.

• ICYMI, Ed Reed and Bryant McKinnie ushered in the holidays with a memorable rendition of Silent Night.

Deadspin counts down the 25 best/weirdest athlete TV cameos of 2012.

Merrill Hoge hates Tim Tebow. I think we knew this, but I'm not sure we knew the true level of disdain.

Danilo Gallinari was serving knuckle sandwiches for Christmas dinner yesterday.

• While you were sleeping off your Christmas calories, Arizona's Nick Johnson had this sick game-saving block against San Diego State.

Scottie Pippen portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge on stage to make a little girl's wish come true. Apparently, this is typecasting; waiters have been known to call him "No tippin' Pippen."

• Bowl season's already brought us a few clunkers, but nothing quite like this: The biggest blowouts in sports history.

• Gotta love R.A. Dickey letting his nerd flag fly. He tweeted out a picture of himself in a Star Wars onesie.

Hulk Hogan is opening a restaurant that he describes as "Hooters times 10." Can't wait.

• In today's video, Santa shows his mad ups.

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