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Links O' War: Thursday August 8th, 2013

Sports links only this morning... Sorry, Fungo's got more important things to do!

Here are your morning links!


2013 Preview: Depth Key at Tailback - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site continues its preview of the 2013 TCU football team with a look at the running backs.

Notes on a Scorecard - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Chris Del Conte discusses the hot topics around the Horned Frogs.

TCU breaks season ticket record for second straight year | College Sports Blog
The Horned Frogs’ athletics director Chris Del Conte said Wednesday in his weekly Notes on a Scorecard feature that the TCU football team broke its season ticket record for the second straight year. The Frogs sold 31,636, up from 31,282 in 2012.

TCU coach Gary Patterson slams LSU’s Les Miles over player discipline | SI Wire
TCU coach Gary Patterson took a jab at LSU coach Les Miles’ discipline of Hill. Miles said that Hill would face further punishment from coaches and that will be handled internally, leaving open the possibility that Hill could be forced to sit out some games.


Getting a Tiger Woods autograph is a dangerous enterprise at the PGA Championship -
It has not been a good week for autographs.

Tiger Woods redefines greatness at the 2013 PGA Championship -
The Tiger Woods of old used to measure success by the number of major trophies he had amassed. Has an older Tiger Woods lowered the bar?

Chase Utley, Phillies agree to 2-year extension, per reports -
The Phillies have signed the veteran second baseman through 2015, according to reports.

Roger Goodell's secret relocation plans -
Think your team is safe? Think again.

Alex Rodriguez formally files appeal of Biogenesis suspension -
Alex Rodriguez and the MLBPA will be taking Major League Baseball to task for the 211-game suspension the league handed Rodriguez in connection with its investigation into Biogenesis.

Cardinals' Star Wars Night leads to 'Gangnam Style' -
Lot of Internet things happening here. None of them have to do with baseball.

Alex Rodriguez and his persecutors -
The kind of responses provoked by Alex Rodriguez's suspension reveals more about the character of his detractors than it does him.

Pirates Enthusiasts: The stories behind the animated GIF -
These people are very enthusiastic about the Pittsburgh Pirates. Let's take a peek behind the curtain.

NFL news roundup: Michael Vick to start over Nick Foles, injuries still rampant, Brandon Moore re-retires -
Michael Vick will start the Eagles' first preseason game, Brandon Moore won't take the chance to live down the infamous "buttfumble" and serious injuries continued to garner headlines across the league.

Alex Rodriguez should be allowed to take all of the drugs -
Alex Rodriguez could be the most incredible athlete of our time -- if only we'd get out of his way.

NBA schedule: 10 marquee games to watch next season -
How good will the games be during this upcoming season? Heat vs. Lakers on Christmas Day doesn't even make the cut as one of the 10 best.