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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: August 25, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for August 25:

• It's college football week. Here are the sexiest fan bases in the world's greatest sport.

• A guy promised on Twitter to buy the world drinks if Michael Sam sacked Johnny Manziel and gave the money sign. Sam delivered, and the guy did, too, sort of.

A vanquished Chicago Little Leaguer taught the world about sportsmanship.

• In case anyone cares, Brittney Griner dunked in the WNBA playoffs.

Yasiel Puig turned a double play into a triple play through wanton stupidity.

Haloti Ngata kind of kicked a Redskins player.

• So apparently Queen Bey brought the house down at the VMAs. Her daughter Blue Ivy agreed. So did Eric LeGrand, who shocked the Twitterverse with a little jab at his own paralysis.

Longform piece on wideform quarterback Jared Lorenzen.

• Cops spotted Alan Branch vomiting out of his car. The Bills then vomited him off their roster.

• Troy Aikman and Joe Buck made a bizarre Mexican soap opera parody.

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