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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: August 28, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for August 28:

Swimsuit model Genevieve Morton and her friends danced around to "Happy." This does, in fact, make us happy.

• I don't know about you, but Navy's new helmets make me want to suit up and run through a brick wall.

Georgia State kicked off college football last night by earning its first FBS win.  I believe that moves them ahead of Florida State in the computers.

• Why we love college football, part 1,563: South Carolina and Texas A&M fans gathered outside the South Carolina state capitol just to yell at each other.

Playing the blame game in the Josh Shaw debacle. Plenty to go around.

Did you have any idea Monica Seles was writing young adult romance novels? Me neither.

Watch the son of a Nebraska assistant coach who's battling cancer get the news that he's going home. Goosebumps.

Andrelton Simmons made another insane play. Oh, and it was a game-saver.

• John Daly's country song "Hit It Hard" is getting airplay on Sirius. If you're morbidly curious, click here. It's actually not that bad.

Francisco Cervelli took a foul ball to the giblets. Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to play catcher.

Twitter and Instagram temporarily blew up with NBA-themed cartoons. Some are clever, some are weird and creepy.

• Johnny Football is an aerobics instructor in a new Snickers spot.

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