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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: November 7, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for Nov. 7:

This week's college cheerleader showdown features some solid matchups.

• Ever wonder what Big Red would look like in a pair of daisy dukes? Enjoy mascots wearing pants.

Devon and Leah Still shared a moment last night, and it just got dusty in my office.

When the football bounce-pass trick play works, it's a thing of beauty.

The Nuggets did some Twitter meta-trolling of LeBron.

Charles Barkley is fasting until the Lakers win. I'm seriously concerned for his survival.

Bill Simmons and Mike Golic had a public slap-fight yesterday.

Comedian Artie Lange Tweeted some pretty disgusting things and got himself banned from the Worldwide Leader.

• As halfcourt shots go, this Blazers fan's attempt made for a nice entry pass at best.

A reporter was kicked off the sidelines in Serbia for being too attractive.

• According to Andy Richter, Mike Ditka once used a rental car as an ashtray.

• In the process of setting quarterback play back decades, Andy Dalton forgot the rules, too.

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