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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: September 9, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for September 9:

Summer's not over until the girls of Instagram say it's over.

Maryland's unis will feature the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner to honor the 200th anniversary of its writing. Both stylish and educational, although the star on the helmet looks like a ninja star.

Manningface was in midseason form last night.

A day with the Oregon Duck, the current king of college mascots.

• As Clayton Kershaw continues to out-Koufax Sandy Koufax, it might be time for pitcher MVPs in both leagues.

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• So apparently Roger Goodell was the See No Evil monkey with his hands over his eyes in the Ray Rice situation.

Sadly, Janay Rice is mad at everyone but her husband.

Interesting analysis of MLB replay overturns.

LeSean McCoy blames his 20-cent tip on bad service. Today's reminder that the way we pay waiters is stupid.

The Cowboys' inept start has already produced some amusing memes.

Thousands of Penn State students celebrated the lifting of the Lions' postseason ban by chanting for the return of Joe Pa's statue.

• Watch the Dodgers support Clayton Kershaw's efforts with three throwing errors.

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