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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: October 3, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for October 3:

• A great weekend in college football is yielding some great cheerleader showdowns.

Tennessee has adapted Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What" into "Third Down for What," launching a love affair between the school and the rapper.

Arizona won the game against Oregon and then won Twitter with a great Duck Hunt tweet.

One ill-timed and unnecessary penalty flag might have impacted the inaugural college football playoff.

• Tomorrow, Mississippi is the center of the college football universe. Given that the Rebs and Bulldogs play in one of the SEC's least populous states, their ascendancy is impressive.

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Houston lost to UFC last night in the most heartbreaking manner imaginable.

Angels shortstop Erick Aybar was chewing on something gross last night.

The helmet worn by Auburn's Chris Davis on the immortal kick-six is going up for auction. Harvey Updyke may buy it to use as a bedpan.

Jetes says there will still be a place for sportswriters, even when he launches his unfiltered athletes website. Whew.

Deadspin had some fun yesterday presenting evidence that Stevie Wonder is not blind.

• The Royals flashed serious leather in their win over the Angels.

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