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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: February 3, 2014


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for Feb. 3.

Tonight is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit TV special. Marisa Miller will be there. Say no more.

• So the Super Bowl pretty much sucked, but the Internet was quick to revel in Peyton Manning's epic fail of an evening.

Richard Sherman's image rehab is just about complete following his postgame remarks about Peyton Manning.

Manningface wasn't limited to Peyton last night. Although, I suspect that Eli's secretly happy that he's got more rings than big bro.

• The most exciting Super Bowl moment came when some 9/11 truther wacko crashed Malcolm Smith's press conference.

Smith was named the game's MVP, but if ever a whole defense deserved the award, it was last night.

• He botched the coin toss, but Joe Namath can still pull off a fur coat like no man. Or woman, for that matter.

One person's ranking of the Super Bowl commercials, which ranged from forgettable to stupid.

Can we all agree that Bruno crushed it last night?

• So I wasn't blown away by the Super Bowl ads, but this local lawyer ad was pretty amazing. Jamie Casino for the win.

• Today's the 55th anniversary of the Day the Music Died. Here are 11 musical monuments to fallen heroes.

• Frank Caliendo pulled off a nice 30 for 30 promo spoof featuring Richard Sherman.

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