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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: September 5, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for September 5:

• Celebrate Seattle's reign with 19-year-old Seahawks cheerleader Christian, who's back for her second year with the squad.

Eddie Lacy of the Packers wore a sweet Hulk t-shirt last night. Didn't prevent a concussion, though.

• Aaron Rodgers avoided Richard Sherman during last night's Seahawks beatdown, but he couldn't avoid him after the game.

The real stars last night were Beast Mode and Percy.

Celebrities took to Twitter to pay tribute to Joan Rivers when news broke of her death. Even Barry Bonds devoted one of his first-ever tweets to the subject.

Early-season intersectional showdowns like Michigan State-Oregon are even more important in the playoff era, says Stewart Mandel.

There's an epic high school football showdown tonight in South Florida. I'll meet you there.

• Last night, a college football team racked up negative-100 yards in total offense.

• Cincinnati chili has its detractors. It also has this unbelievably hideous t-shirt.

• After killing with LeBron's letter, Frank Caliendo does Allen Iverson's "practice" rant with the voice of Morgan Freeman.

• Celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves is Kimmel's greatest contribution to western culture. Here's the NFL edition.

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