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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: January 31, 2014


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for Jan. 31.

Canada is bringing a tasty assortment of athletes to Sochi, including skeleton's Melissa Hollingsworth (pictured).

Your official Super Bowl party drinking game, although I should warn you that it will lead to dangerous levels of consumption.

An old episode of The Simpsons correctly predicted this year's Super Bowl contestants.

Peyton Manning kind of annoys his teammates with his level of focus and preparation. How sad for them.

• Spoiler alert: Tim Tebow has a Super Bowl commercial that's pretty funny.

Joe Buck is a good sport about the fact that people hate him.

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The NFL forces people to use the stupid "Big Game" moniker to refer to the Super Bowl in any sort of commercial setting. I refuse to participate.

There are lots of weird mascots out there. Warning: Some of these are nightmare fuel.

A petite mother from Omaha put away 363 wings to demolish Kobayashi's record and win the Wing Bowl. That's 29,403 calories, if you're counting.

Auburn is thinking of retroactively claiming the 2004 and 1993 national championships. How Bama of them.

That cheerleader hit another crazy half-court shot.

• Some adorable puppies predicted the outcome of the Super Bowl on Fallon. Revel in the cuteness.

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