Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: August 7, 2013

Rounding Up the Web's Best Sports Links So You Don't Have To.

This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for Aug. 7.


• Elsewhere on this website, you can find this gem: the Houston Texans cheerleaders engaging in something called "Freestyle Friday." We heartily endorse the concept.


Raul Ibanez, professional outfielder.


• As a palate cleanser from that last atrocity, enjoy this GIF of Elvis Andrus making a nice play from his butt.


• Finally, an area of SEC football where Alabama's not No. 1: The SEC fanbases, ranked.


• You've seen this by now, but I can't not link to it: The Manning bros (and Archie) pimp for Sunday Ticket.


Is the Manziel affair a tipping point in the whole paying players debate? For his part, Jay Bilas is doing what he can to expose the NCAA's hypocrisy in the deal.


• Deadspin whipping boy Jay Mariotti, who for some is the epitome of all that is wrong with sports media, is getting into the branded website game.


• We bring you stories you can actually use: Cartoons that are fit for adults.


• Did you know RG3 collects superhero dolls? That, and other weird facts about athletes.


• It's Shark Week, which gave Mensa member Tara Reid the opportunity to drop some knowledge about whale sharks.


• Bryce Harper didn't take kindly to getting plunked. Enjoy.




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