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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: August 27, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for August 27:

Get to know this year's crop of NFL WAGs, including Essential 11 favorite Lindsey Duke, better half to Blake Bortles.

Pablo Sandoval took a quality selfie with a fan's camera during a rain delay.

Bruce Feldman picks LSU freshman Leonard Fournette to win the Heisman among nine other preposterous prognostications.

A Richard Sherman minicamp fight led to six-figure fines for Pete Carroll and the Seahawks.

Ned Yost went all James Franklin and complained about Royals attendance last night.

• Drunk History is a genius show on Comedy Central that is both hilarious and educational. Enjoy the clip on golfer Babe Didrikson featuring Emily Deschanel. And start DVR'ing the show.

What's with the college football media's obsession with food? This story confirms my suspicion that media types are in the business just to abuse their expense accounts.

David Chase answers the question: Did Tony Soprano die?

A cute Astros fan added to this year's blooper reel of horrendous first pitches. This one might actually be the worst.

ESPN realized it had engaged in some creative shark-jumping by reporting on Michael Sam's showering habits.

Ranking the best moments of the college football offseason, now that it's mercifully over.

• Watch a Korean ballplayer launch a baseball over the massive center field scoreboard.

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