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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: August 8, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for August 8:

• This just in: Nina Dobrev is cute. Now back to our regular programming.

• Scandal brewing: TMZ caught the head of NFL officiating getting off the Cowboys' party bus.

A Bama fan's attempted Wheel of Fortune burn of Auburn doesn't hold up to scrutiny.

Chris Wood wore more pairs of pants in the first round of the PGA than Tiger had birdies.

• This is interesting: Maddux and Glavine came up with the "Chicks dig the long ball" tag line.

Coach Ted Lasso has made a welcome return.

Undrafted rookie Matt Scott puked twice before throwing a touchdown pass for the Bengals.

• This is possibly good news: Judd Apatow will be producing a Lonely Island movie.

Sal Paolantonio asked Ray Rice how his wife had encouraged him before the game. Good job, good effort, Sal.

38 years ago today, the White Sox wore those infamous unis with shorts.

Ian Poulter has a Rich White Guy beef with British Airways.

• Johan Kok, a club pro from Brentwood, Tenn., had the shot of the opening day at the PGA Championship — on his first hole of the championship.

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