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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: July 1, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for July 1:

• It was a solid month in sports-related ladies, thanks largely to the World Cup.

Waffle House fires the first salvo of the U.S.-Belgium showdown.

• While you pretend to work prior to today's knockout match with Belgium, read a primer on today's opponent.

• Another time-waster: Gaze on this photo of what one commenter calls "Mount Douchemore."

Here's the story of that "I believe" chant, which came from the Naval Academy.

There's not enough scoring in soccer, says ... Kareem?

This guy pretty much nails his Nick Saban impersonation, right down to the hand through the hair and his use of the words "opportunity" and "process".

Here's a fun video of an old and wrinkly Mick Jagger calling the Monty Python gang old and wrinkly.

Aaron Hernandez is Mr. July in this Florida Gators calendar. Available at Target.

• If it's July 1, that means that Bobby Bonilla just got another $1,193,248.20 from the Mets.

A Red Sox ballgirl had a nice fifth inning.

• One last piece of World Cup prep: this tasty hype video.

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