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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: July 15, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for July 15:

Shane van der Westhuizen is a South African model who belongs on your radar. Just copy and paste the name for future reference.

ESPN baseball reporter Tim Kurkjian out-Sagered Craig Sager in his Zubaz suit at the celebrity softball game.

Steve Spurrier held court at SEC Media Days today, and of course it was glorious.

• If the Yankees are just playing out the string, tonight may be Derek Jeter's real national send-off. Of course, the Captain will have a tough time topping Cal Ripken's last All-Star Game.

MLB mascots gathered for a class photo.

• Tight end, wide receiver, longsnapper, doesn't matter: Jimmy Graham got paid today.

Dick Vitale live-tweeted a Lionel Richie concert, and it was awesome with a capital a.

Hidden images in sports logos. Many of these I was aware of, but not all.

• Cool old story that is new to me: 20 years ago, Jason Grimsley snuck into the umpire's room and stole Albert Belle's corked bat.

Anyone who's dealt with Comcast will appreciate this recording of a man being slowly driven insane by a Comcast rep.

• Watch Rudy explain the college football playoff.

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