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Friday Links O' War: October 11th, 2013

This week flew by didn't it? Game time is about 24 hours away. TCU really needs a win folks, like a 50-0 win. Let's go get it done.

Here are your morning links!


TCU bucks college football’s latest trend | TCU 360
TCU Athletics has avoided a trend that has plagued college football in recent years: football programs across the country are reporting a drop in football ticket sales.

Frogs refuse to point fingers before Kansas game | TCU 360
Fans had plenty to say about the TCU offense after the Horned Frogs failed to gain a first down in the first half against Oklahoma last Saturday, but junior defensive tackle Chucky Hunter said the defense takes just as much responsibility for the loss.

Armed Forces Bowl lands deal with American Athletic Conference | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports New...
Officials at the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will bring a team from the American Athletic Conference to Fort Worth for their annual postseason contest on a rotating basis starting with the 2014 season, administrators announced Thursday.

TCU inducts six into Lettermen’s Hall of Fame | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports...
The six athletes, including three football players, were inducted.

TCU report: Volleyball finding consistency | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News on t...
A week after TCU volleyball put together its most complete match of the Big 12 Conference schedule in a 3-1 victory over West Virginia, the team’s consistency went on a roller-coaster ride again.

Kansas-TCU football preview -
Previewing the matchups as Kansas seeks to break its long Big 12 Conference and road losing streaks when it kicks off against TCU at 11 a.m. Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.


NFL watchability index, Week 6: Saints-Patriots, Packers-Ravens top games of the week -
We're back to help you figure out which games this week are worth watching and which ones to avoid. Welcome to the Watchability Index.

College Football Hot Seat Watch, Week 7: Mack Brown makes his final appeal -
Mack makes his stand at the Red River, Bo Pelini just keeps winning, and it's time we talk about Mike London.

Who'll win Florida vs. LSU? Eyes say Tigers, but stats say Gators -
The common perception is that LSU will be too much for Florida to handle in Baton Rouge on Saturday. But the numbers aren't as convinced.

Week 7 college football picks: Oklahoma, Washington to beat big-game spreads -
The college football weekend's best bets, including the Red River Shootout, Texas A&M-Ole Miss, Oregon-Washington, and more. And Dan Rubenstein makes his picks and shows off delicious tacos. Dan and Bud disagree sometimes!

Into the light: The minds behind 'League of Denial' discuss the NFL's ongoing concussion crisis and what comes next -
The minds behind 'League of Denial' discuss the NFL's ongoing concussion crisis and what comes next.

When the hype is gone: Terrelle Pryor and the Oakland Raiders -
Terrelle Pryor has been a lot of things to a lot people through the years. For once, fans seem to be content to let him be a damn good football player.

Week 6 NFL Preview: Saints put undefeated mark on the line vs. Patriots, winless Jaguars face Broncos -
The undefeated Saints travel to New England for the best game in Week 6, but you should also watch the hapless Jaguars try to cover a 28-point spread in Denver. Matt Ufford previews the five best games in the NFL this week.

Daily Win: Kobe Bryant, Lakers deserve your attention -
Sure, you've probably written off the 2013-14 Lakers as a bit of a tire fire, and have focused your attention on some of the compelling storylines and contenders, but Dan Rubenstein explains why...

Was Tomas Hertl's goal was 'disrespectful'? -
On Tuesday, Tomas Hertl scored what might be NHL's goal of the year. Some people hate fun and thought it was disrespectful.

Dana White: Rousimar Palhares released from the UFC (updated) - MMA Fighting
Less than 24 hours after his controversial 31-second submission victory over Mike Pierce, Rousimar Palhares has been released from the UFC.

Magic Johnson left ESPN after power struggle with Bill Simmons, according to report -
According to Deadspin, Magic Johnson left ESPN's NBA coverage team because Bill Simmons began calling the shots. Simmons denied the allegations.

Robert Griffin III returns to fantasy glory -
Still reeling from the Julio Jones injury? Got holes in your lineup due to the Falcons' and Dolphins' byes? Don't worry, Keepers is here to help with fantasy football advice for Week 6.

Joe Thornton would really like scoring 4 goals in a game -
Did Tomas Hertl's fourth goal go too far? According to Joe, it didn't go too far enough.

NFL picks, Week 6: Good bets on bad teams -
There's history in the making with a 27-point spread in the Denver vs. Jacksonville game. Skip that one. There are plenty more double-digit spreads that need your attention this week.

Breaking Madden: The return of BEEFTANK, the Jaguars' 5-foot, 400-pound quarterback -
This Sunday's Broncos-Jaguars appears to be the most one-sided match-up of the 21st century. But not in Madden, where Knowshon Moreno takes the snaps, Peyton Manning is a running back, and human cue ball Clarence BEEFTANK scores at will.

Arizona's version of the white flag is blue and says 'PUNT' -
Apparently you need a whole flag just to call for a punt.

NHL Thursday: Tomas Hertl shut out in encore, but Sharks win -
Tomas Hertl took just three shots on goal and didn't score Thursday, but his San Jose Sharks picked up a 4-1 victory over Vancouver.

Thomas Vanek with a between-the-legs goal against Sergei Bobrovsky -
Thomas Vanek scored a between the legs goal of his own against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Rick Reilly allegedly misquoted Native American father-in-law in Redskins column -
The ESPN columnist shared some thoughts from his father-in-law in a column defending the Redskins nickname. Except he misrepresented what the man said.

Thursday night college football: Rutgers-Louisville, Arizona-USC lead the way -
Louisville's toughest challenge yet and the debut of USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron kick off Week 7.

Giants vs. Bears 2013: New York falls to 0-6 -
The New York Giants looked to avoid an 0-6 start to the season, but Eli Manning's abysmal start to the year continued as the Bears offense did just enough to win.

Easy Call: Week 7 college football spread picks, tacos, Guac Talk -
On this week's Easy Call, Dan Rubenstein breaks down the week's biggest games -- LSU/Florida, Oregon/Washington, Northwestern/Wisconsin, Baylor/Kansas State, and Oklahoma/Texas, all at Taqueria LES...