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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: February 24, 2013


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for Feb. 24.

The Instagrams of the week include this arresting shot from track athlete Leryn Franco.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. kept his promise to join Twitter if he won the Daytona 500. He already has more than 300,000 followers.

• Fox ran last year's Daytona 500 during the rain delay. Some viewers thought it was the real thing. Hilarity ensued.

50 Cent offered to kiss Michael Waltrip if he won the 500. Armed with that motivation, Waltrip finished 41st.

The folks in Sochi had a little fun at their own expense at the Closing Ceremony.

We knew Jadaveon Clowney was insanely, disgustingly fast, but this is ridiculous.

Digger Phelps struggled amusingly with Tyler Ennis' name.

Athletes who have lost a ridiculous amount of weight, including Barry Bonds, whose melon has shrunk back down to human size.

• And now for something completely different: the world's weirdest bras.

Watch a short kid dunk at a pep rally. So he had a little help.

CBS unveiled Telestrator Boob yesterday.

• Thomas Robinson blocked Corey Brewer's dunk attempt and stole a piece of his soul in the process.

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