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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: January 9, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for Jan. 9: 

The Oregon cheerleaders have had a solid year on Instagram.

A guy gave teeth to his Oregon Ducks fandom.

Tiger Woods is starting his 2015 season at the zoo that is Phoenix, on Super Bowl Sunday. Prepare for the crazy.

Knicks fans are reaching for the paper bags. It's the players who should be wearing them.

Simmons goes longform on Flacco. But is he elite?

Aaron Hernandez's trial starts today.

Dan Reeves shares his memories of the Ice Bowl.

Former Syracuse fullback Rob Konrad swam nine miles at night after falling off his boat.

• The Titans decided to "live-tweet" the Music City Miracle on its 15th anniversary. The St. Louis Rams had the perfect response.

Fun championship game prop bets.

• Marv Albert shared his all-time Albert Achievement Awards on Letterman.

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