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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: December 15, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for Dec. 15:

Merry Christmas from the Dufners

• Chad johnson tweeted out his generous tip

It was the Dez Bryant show last night

Johnny Football's dismal debut wasn't a huge surprise. Fortunately, it did lead to some fun Internet memes. Plus, for some reason, Joe Buck decided to share his thoughts

Amazing gesture from Oregon State to honor Marcus Mariota

• As if Kobe weren't depressed enough about this season, his team threw him a pathetic plane party to celebrate his passing Jordan on the scoring list

Apparently traveling is no longer against the rules in the NBA

• In case you're into legal jargon, here's the Adrian Peterson lawsuit against the Shield

The Kings fired Mike Malone out of nowhere. Merry Christmas. 

• A terrible roughing the passer ended the Niners' hopes against Seattle.

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