This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for Oct. 24.
• NFL action cranks back up tonight. Here's a power ranking of NFL cheeleaders according to their social media usage.
• This could spice up the World Series: A Cardinals minor leaguer took to Twitter to accuse Jon Lester of using Vaseline during last night's gem. And not without cause.
• Carlos Beltran waited 16 years to make a World Series appearance. That appearance lasted two innings.
• An umpire blew a call last night. Instant replay overturned it and got it right fairly quickly. Take that, purists.
• Notre Dame running back Cam McDaniel proved to be ready for his close-up, giving the Notre Dame-USC game a GQ moment.
• The Rams called Brett Favre. Brett Favre said no. I guess when his agent floated that Favre was in the best shape of his life, it just meant that Brett wanted an ego-stroking call from a team. Mission accomplished. Of course, the whole episode simply points to the utter lack of decent quarterbacks on this little planet of ours.
• We don't link to much soccer, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic ripped a laser past the goalkeeper that is worth a click.
• Today's dose of Schiano-freude: Greg Schiano is 1-11 in his last 12 games, and not surprisingly, his autocratic style is wearing thin on his players.
• The SEC is asking the NCAA to review the targeting rule that is ruining games. Let's hope the NCAA listens.
• A great moment last night: Greg Oden returned to the court and dunked on his first touch. We're rooting for you, big fella.
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