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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: December 19, 2013


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for Dec. 19.

• In the spirit of the season, here's Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio doing a photo shoot in reindeer antlers.

• ESPN will be bringing you the BCS National Championship Game six different ways. Buckle in for Megacast.

Dez Bryant was wearing a mic the day he walked off the field before the end of the Cowboys' game with Green Bay.

• It ain't over til it's over: 2013 is the Year of the Comeback in the NFL.

• Cool little story: Lions running back Joique Bell was once a security guard at Lions training camp.

• Today in perfectly timed photos: Wizards coach Randy Wittman takes a Spalding to the face.

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• Andrea Bargnani of the Knicks did something exceptionally stupid, and the Knicks bench went crazy, although Metta World Peace was strangely unfazed. That entire sentence sounds about right.

• Elsewhere in NBA ineptitude, Luis Scola attempted to guard LeBron James. The results were not pretty.

One tiny little happy ending from the Boston bombing tragedy.

• 2014 could be the Year of the Running Back in the SEC. Four of the league's rock-toters should contend for the Heisman.

Here's an adorable Vine from gymnast McKayla Maroney, who has turned 18 while we weren't paying attention.

• Enjoy Roy Hibbert videobombing Stephen A. and the NBA Countdown crew.

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