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


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for Nov. 11.

It's Brittney Gastineau's birthday. Happy 30th to the model, entrepreneur, entertainment journalist, former reality star and daughter of '80s sackmaster Mark Gastineau.

• Happy Veterans Day. Save a thought today for the NFL player who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

Manning Face took a frightening turn after Peyton was denied the game ball following the Broncos win.

• Hot sports take from yesterday: The Ravens need to work on their Hail Mary defense.

• Helmet Catch II: Golden Tate with an amazing touchdown catch against the Falcons.

Uncle Verne took a little shot at Musberger and ESPN during the Alabama-LSU game.

• Take comfort, Bucs fans: There's statistical evidence that the Bucs are the best bad team ever. So you got that going for you.

The U.S. women's soccer team bus broke down, leaving them to hitchhike a ride from fans.

The Braves are leaving Turner Field and moving north to Cobb County, where the ticket-holders are.

Watch scientists unveil a primitive invisibility cloak. Don't get too excited - emphasis on primitive.

A classic from the genre "toddlers accidentally using profanity." Obvious language alert.

• So was the University of Michigan president drunk during her halftime remarks? They're blaming microphone issues, but I'm unconvinced.

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