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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: February 27, 2014


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for Feb. 27.

There's a swimsuit catfight involving vintage SI cover girl Carol Alt, who called out current-day goddess Kate Upton. This is like Joe Montana calling out Tom Brady.

• Optical illusion of the day: Indians outfielder Carlos Moncrief looks like he's headed right for the kitchen cabinets.

Michigan's Glenn Robinson III hit a game-winner to beat his dad's alma mater in their home gym.

Roy Williams staged a one-man sit-in late in Carolina's win over NC State.

• Weapons-grade cuteness alert: The Brewers have adopted an adorable stray dog as a spring training mascot.

• Kliff Kingsbury is more than a heartthrob. He's also a rapper.

28 rules for your Oscars party. A favorite: If anyone refers to Martin Scorsese as "Marty", you can ask them to leave. Another way to enhance your Academy Awards enjoyment: Oscars bingo.

The year of insane prep buzzer beaters marches on.

• This is pretty scary: They found CTE in the brain of a 29-year-old former college soccer player. Better enjoy sports now, while we have them.

• The new season of Survivor includes a couple of sports figures. One of them, the Miami Marlins president, didn't survive the first episode.

• Jose Reyes can bust some pretty dope rhymes. Did I say that right? No?

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