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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: March 20, 2014


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for March 20.

• Face it, you're not working today. Occupy yourself with these March Madness cheerleader photos while you wait for the games to start.

Here's a rundown of celebrity NCAA Tournament picks. James Van Der Beek likes St. Joe's over St. Louis in the finals. Warren Buffett's money is safe.

Mick Cronin sent Cincy fans a doctor's note excusing them from work today.

Aroldis Chapman had his face broken by a 110 mph line drive. Earlier in the week, Chapman had poked fun at Sammy Sosa with a little whiteface. This was God telling him that doctoring your face to look like another race is never a good idea.

Five legal cases represent the five gravest existential threats to the NCAA.

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Michelle Beadle ate a cockroach on live television. Career's going well.

It was a tough Wednesday for Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.

• More proof that they do things backward in Australia: Watch a security guard teach a young Aussie baseball fan that he can get what he wants by throwing a tantrum.

Here's a bracket featuring the best Seinfeld episodes. The Strike (aka the Festivus episode) is woefully underseeded as a 7.

An in-depth analysis of the best fictional quarterbacks of all time. Uncle Rico at No. 10 seems low.

• Miguel Cabrera did a crazy spokes-video for PlayStation’s ‘MLB 14 The Show.'

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