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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: April 7, 2014


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for April 7.

• The backlash to Paulina Gretzky's Golf Digest cover and photo layout has begun. Click here to find out what the fuss is about.

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• A classic photo made the rounds over the weekend: Former Auburn coach Gene Chizik looking disapporvingly at his daughter's prom date.

• Automatically rooting against the Cats tonight? Grantland says that this year's Kentucky team isn't the traditional "Evil Empire" model.

• One reason to root against Kentucky: This fan's ridiculous tattoo.

• Jon Solomon points out that this year's title game pits a team penalized for poor academic performance against a team of short-term rental players. College sports in a nutshell.

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Coach Cal was joined by Drake in addressing the team following Kentucky's win over Wisconsin.

• Tonight's the Champions Dinner at The Masters. Here's a reminder of some of the stomach-churning menu choices of years past.

• Let's hope they have some good brew to wash down whatever Adam Scott serves at Augusta tonight. After all, it's National Beer Day.

Hulk Hogan momentarily forgot where he was for this weekend's Wrestlemania.

• Comedy gold from the guy they call Lumpy: Golfer Tim Herron, who won't be playing in The Masters, followed the example of high-profile players by tweeting out what he'll be wearing the for the tournament.

Vin Scully found the plate with his first pitch to Sandy Koufax, because he's Vin freakin' Scully.

• Watch as an attempted intentional walk becomes a walk-off home run.

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