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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: September 29, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for September 29:

• This is interesting: The most popular female athletes according to Google. No. 1 is Maria Sharapova.

Two babies neatly encapsulate what yesterday was like for Bears and Packers fans.

Jerry Jones doesn't look like a man who still regrets missing out on Johnny Football. He looks like a creepy Bond villain.

So long, Captain. And thanks.

Europe's grip on the Ryder Cup tightens. But their grip on sobriety was not very tight at all yesterday.

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So Brady Hoke's player safety issues apparently predated his Michigan tenure.

• One failed captain sticks up for another: Nick Faldo says Phil Mickelson threw Tom Watson under the bus in the Ryder Cup presser.

• All you need to know: Simmons vs. the Worldwide Leader.

• Something to look forward to: This could be the best football Saturday in SEC history.

Watch Sue Paterno dance to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off." If you dare.

• Watch Hunter Pence rally Giants fans with a postgame speech.

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