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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: July 26, 2013


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for July 26.

• Geno Smith, Eric Fisher, Ziggy Ansah, et al aren't the only rookies we'll be watching this year. Here's a slideshow of 50 rookie cheerleaders you'll be seeing on NFL sidelines, including Houston's Caitlyn (pictured).

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A Brewers fan wanted to make a statement via her jersey. Security did not comply with her wishes. 

Atlanta's Matt Ryan just signed a $103.75 million deal. For the math impaired, that equates to $103.75 million per career playoff win for Ryan thus far.

I'm all for any video that ends with a bro-splat.

Here's a list of things every man should have in his place. I lack many of these things. Now questioning my manhood.

• Touching story of the day: a Memphis quarterback, a piano and an 11-year-old cancer patient. There's hope for humanity.

The 49ers' Tarell Brown learned via Twitter that by missing offseason workouts, he had cost himself $2 million. So he fired his agent. Sounds like he wanted to kill the messenger, but you can't kill Twitter, I guess.

Lindsey Vonn is apparently worried about an ex-wife backslide from Tiger on his upcoming trip to Sweden. Can you blame her?

Darnell Dockett has a pet tiger, because of course he does.

Angels reliever Dane De La Rosa rescued a wounded pigeon during last night's game.

Todd Herremans of the Eagles decided he wanted to look like a Viking (not the Adrian Peterson kind).

• Enjoy this video of a U.S. airman throwing down a windmill in fatigues and boots.

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