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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: March 5, 2014


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for March 5.

• Lent has begun, but here's one last look back at Mardi Gras, courtesy of actress/model Melissa Bolona.

Kentucky's been so bad lately that a seven-point win over Alabama causes fans to break out the dance moves.

This Stony Brook fan wasn't going to let his moment in the spotlight go to waste. Gotta support the team.

Sarasota officials apparently feel a need to remind Orioles fans not to drink from the toilet.

Peyton Manning looks weird with a goatee.

Relief pitcher/noted flake Brian Wilson opened his outing with a knuckleball.

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• Also from hockey: There's some strange satisfaction in watching a ref get accidentally decked, even if he doesn't deserve it.

• Kenny Dobbs fancies himself the world's best dunker. Here's behind the scenes footage of Dobbs dunking over a dude who's on fire.

A lot of credit for Wichita State's undefeated season goes to Fred VanVleet's stepdad.

This chart from Mandatory provides the ultimate sports fan breakdown.

• Russell Westbrook achieved a triple-double in only 21 minutes of action. That's impressive.

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