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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: February 2, 2015


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for Feb. 2: 

Katy Perry got a commemorative tattoo following her Super Bowl halftime performance. I'd say she earned it.

• As usual, the Internet rose to the occasion with an amusing assortment of memes, including some at the expense of that bizarre Nationwide commercial.

• Now that one last Super Bowl party is out of the way, Johnny Manziel has entered rehab.

Here's Grantland's analysis of the halftime show.  

Interesting analysis of the Seahawks' immediately regrettable decision to pass. And here's an even longer read about the inexplicable call.

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• In case you were wondering why Doug Baldwin got flagged after his TD, here's why

The camera caught Richard Sherman's memorable reaction to the Patriots interception.

Madison Avenue tugged at the heartstrings last night.

Well crafted, Seattle Times.

So the Madden simulation accurately predicted the final score. Kinda spooky.

• Not surprisingly, emotions ran high as the Super Bowl ended.

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