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Sunday Links O' War: September 22nd, 2013

It's time once again for the Sunday Edition of Links O' War, so in-depth it includes links you didn't even know existed! Come, dive right in!

Here is the Sunday edition of your morning links!


Volleyball Wins Spartan Spiketacular - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
A career-high 17 kills from Macy Capen, plus another 17 kills from Yvonne Igodan led the TCU Volleyball team to its second straight tournament title, as the team defeated UNC Greensboro 3-1 (34-32, 23-25, 25-18, 25-18) Saturday night inside the Fleming Gym.


Why Not Baylor? Rapid Reaction to Baylor 70, ULM 7 - Our Daily Bears
At this point, what more can you say about Baylor football's start to the 2013 season ... than wow?

Texas throws off yoke of Kansas State in needed 31-21 victory - Burnt Orange Nation
In a defining game for the career of Mack Brown and the trajectory of this Texas Longhorns football team, the team took control of the line of scrimmage offensively and defensively to beat the Wildcats for the first time in a decade.

Burning Down the House: Texas 31, K-State 21 - Bring On The Cats
Clueless, incompetent, unmotivated, and infuriating. For the first time in over fifty years, the Texas Longhorns flat backhanded the Wildcats. And now we're left with the wreckage.

Post Game Thoughts | Texas State Bobcats 7, Texas Tech Red Raiders 33 - Viva The Matadors
The Texas Tech Red Raiders used four field goals and a defensive touchdown to help take down the Texas State Bobcats.

Kansas Wins on Last Second Field Goal! 13-10 - Rock Chalk Talk
Celebrate today! Wyman nails a 52 yarder for the win.

West Virginia Mountaineers Look Lost In A 37-0 Loss To The Maryland Terrapins - The Smoking Musket
WVU is blown out 37-0, suffering its first shutout loss since 2001 and first loss to the Terrapins since 2004. Where do we go from here?

What should OSU fans do on this most dreadful of Saturday's? - Cowboys Ride For Free
Don't worry...YouTube has you covered.

Let's Talk About Tire Fires - Wide Right & Natty Lite
2013 Iowa State football and tire fires. One keeps burning and one keeps running up the middle.

College football, Week 4: At least it was a Saturday -
The schedule looked weak coming in, and the day's results yielded up very few surprises. Stanford, Florida, Notre Dame, and LSU are the day's biggest winners, other than all those 70-point blowouts.

BCS impact, Week 4: Notre Dame, Florida, Fresno State the biggest winners -
In a week without much action among the Top 25, the few teams with quality wins came up big.

Arizona State vs. Stanford 2013 final score: Cardinal beat back Sun Devils' comeback for 42-28 win -
The Cardinal had to hold on to their big first-half lead after a heated fourth-quarter comeback from the Sun Devils.

Michigan State vs. Notre Dame 2013 final score: Irish prevail, 17-13 -
Notre Dame's defense smothers the Spartans late while questionable calls favor the Irish.

Tennessee vs. Florida 2013 final score: Tyler Murphy leads Gators to 31-17 win -
The Gators slogged through an ugly game against the Vols, but will gladly take the win.

Utah vs. BYU final score: Utes topple Cougars 20-13 -
Sophomore quarterback Travis Wilson shines in Utah's big win over arch-rival BYU.

Auburn vs. LSU final score: LSU holds on in Death Valley for 35-21 victory -
The LSU Tigers add to an already-impressive résumé with a home victory over the Auburn Tigers that was more convincing than the final score indicates.

Michigan vs. UConn final score: Wolverines escape with 24-21 win -
The Wolverines struggled to put away another inferior team on Saturday, but they did manage to leave Connecticut with a win.

North Texas vs. Georgia 2013 final score: Bulldogs pull away for 45-21 win -
The Mean Green kept this game close into the second half, but the Bulldogs kept their cool and pulled away late for the victory.

Colorado State vs. Alabama final score: Crimson Tide hold off Rams, 31-6 -
Colorado State hung around relatively late against Alabama, but the Crimson Tide capitalized on a CSU mistake and delivered the death blow.

Florida A&M vs. Ohio State 2013 final score: An obliteration in Columbus -
Kenny Guiton leads a historic beatdown as the Buckeyes roll, 76-0.

North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech final score: Yellow Jackets come back for 28-20 win -
The Yellow Jackets reeled off 21 straight in the second half to come back and beat the Tar Heels in Atlanta.

FIU asked for a running clock to hasten Louisville beatdown -
Maybe we should be thanking Ron Turner for getting everyone home faster.


UFC 165 post-fight wrapup show - MMA Fighting
MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Chuck Mindenhall take a closer look at the storylines coming out of the UFC 165 main event, including what's next for Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson after their classic clash Saturday night.

Sunday Sunday Sunday: Texans vs. Ravens is the game of the millennium of the week -
The Texans travel to Baltimore for a game that could shape the overall standings in the AFC.

NFL picks, Week 3: Beware of big spreads -
The Jaguars highlight a week of big point spreads and so-so games, but there's a silver lining to those lopsided matchups here in the golden age of parity.

UFC 165 results: Jon Jones outlasts Alexander Gustafsson in an all-time classic - MMA Fighting
Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson went toe-to-toe for 25 minutes before Jones retained his title in the main event of UFC 165.

Mike Leach, Paul Petrino exchange unfriendly words during postgame handshake -
Mike Leach and WSU beat Paul Petrino and Idaho 42-0 and apparently Petrino wasn't very happy about it.

Jen Vrabel takes veiled shot at Jen Bielema for 'karma' tweet -
The Ohio State assistant coach's wife didn't have to wait long to fire back after last week's Twitter shenanigans.

LSU-Georgia hosting College GameDay, Week 5: Some fun facts -
If past trends make for omens, the presence of ESPN's pregame show could be a great sign for the Tigers.

An illustrated guide to playing cornerback with Richard Sherman -
Who's the best corner in the NFL right now? Richard Sherman would tell you that he is, and he makes a good case for it.

An illustrated guide to playing cornerback with Richard Sherman -
Who's the best corner in the NFL right now? Richard Sherman would tell you that he is, and he makes a good case for it.

An illustrated guide to playing cornerback with Richard Sherman -
Who's the best corner in the NFL right now? Richard Sherman would tell you that he is, and he makes a good case for it.

Premier League, Week 5: Chelsea defeats Fulham, goes top of the league -
Chelsea weren't impressive in the first half, but an improved performance in the second half earned them a win over Fulham and a provisional spot at the top of the league.

Floyd Mayweather cashes out on Johnny Manziel bet -
Money has a lot of money, and bet some of it on Johnny Manziel.

Oakland Coliseum is full of rain and poop -

Andy Pettitte's a tough Cooperstown case - Baseball Nation
Or maybe he's an easy one, because it's actually easy to justify voting either way on his Hall of Fame candidacy. And that's without even getting into the drugs thing.

Alex Rodriguez hits MLB record 24th grand slam -
A-Rod surpassed Yankees legend Lou Gehrig with the feat.

Know the score: The contenders -
It's never too early to take a look at the NFL playoffs, not even two weeks into the season. Using the latest Super Bowl odds, here's a look at the potential contenders.

This Week In GIFs: Just vote for the buttslide already -
This week, we're treated to one of the best collections of GIFs we've seen all year, including an instant classic so majestic that it's basically guaranteed to win.

NASCAR New Hampshire 2013: Michael Waltrip admits he was ‘scared’ about future of MWR -
Despite record penalties and the loss of a high-profile sponsor Michael Waltrip remains committed to continuing on as a NASCAR team owner.

NASCAR New Hampshire 2013 qualifying results: Record run gives Ryan Newman pole -
Ryan Newman claimed his seventh New Hampshire pole with a record run.

Cavaliers pick Tyrone Corbin as best number 23 in Cleveland history -
Did anyone else ever wear that number? No one comes to mind.

Justin Houston emerging as elite NFL pass rusher -
Overlooked in a 2011 NFL Draft class that featured J.J. Watt, Aldon Smith and Von Miller, Justin Houston leads the NFL with 7.5 sacks through three games.

In or out, Rangers on the verge of more change -
In a year of change, the Rangers might have been headed for a letdown regardless of the bumps they've experienced along the way. The real test will come in the aftermath of a difficult season.


Latest iOS 7 bug lets you place calls from a locked iPhone | The Verge
Apple released iOS 7 earlier this week and the first lockscreen bug surfaced just a day later. Now another bug has been discovered, but this one actually allows people to make phone calls from...

Apple iPhone 5S review | The Verge
Apple has entered the spec wars. The iPhone 5S isn’t just supposed to be "the most amazing iPhone yet." It’s not "the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever." No, Apple says the 5S is...

Apple iPhone 5C review | The Verge
Silence isn’t very effective. That, more than anything, is the message of the iPhone 5C. In previous years, the arrival of a new iPhone was accompanied by the low-key repositioning of the...

BlackBerry postpones launch of BBM for iOS and Android | The Verge
BlackBerry's big rollout of BBM for iOS and Android was due to start today, with the Android version planned to be available earlier this morning. Unfortunately, the app never made it to the...

AMC's 'Breaking Bad' marathon will show every single episode of the show before series finale | The Verge
As AMC's hit series Breaking Bad has wound through its final eight episodes, interest has raised to a fever pitch. If you're not up to date on the story of Walter White and would like to find out...

Machine language: how Siri found its voice | The Verge
GM Voices is nestled on a rolling, leafy road in Alpharetta, Georgia, an affluent suburb of Atlanta. A recording studio specializing in voice-over work, it produces narration for corporate training...

Fighting fire with data: how mapping tech helped beat back the Rim Fire | The Verge
The past month's Rim Fire blazed through more than a quarter million acres of land in California, but the tensest moment came on August 27th, when the fire came close to threatening San Francisco's...

Jump, Edge, Next, and One Up: are any of these early upgrade plans worth it? | The Verge
Since Sprint has finally joined the other three big US carriers in offering an early upgrade plan, we've updated this article on September 20th, 2013 to compare all four. Over the course of just a...

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer to produce a Kaiju monster drama for the SyFy network | The Verge
Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim made Kaiju (giant creatures inspired by the Japanese monster movie genre of the same name) all the rage this summer, and now X-Men director Bryan Singer is getting...

Alien frontier: see the haunting, beautiful weirdness of Mars | The Verge
Mounted to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as it floats high above the red planet is the HiRISE telescope, an imaging device capable of taking incredibly high-resolution photos of the martian...

Nokia racks up the retweets by poking fun at Apple's iPhone 5C | The Verge
Last week, as Apple was announcing the iPhone 5C, its first colored iPhone, Nokia's marketing team took a moment to poke fun at the company's latest innovation. A tweet posted to the Nokia UK...

LinkedIn sued by users who say it hacked email accounts, stole contact lists | The Verge
A group of LinkedIn users are suing the social networking site for allegedly hacking into their email accounts. In a complaint filed in a San Jose federal court this week, the users accuse LinkedIn...

Apple's most important introductions: Tim Cook, Craig Federighi, and Jony Ive | The Verge
Two new iPhones arrived in stores this morning, accompanied by the usual fanfare in the press and lines at retail stores around the world. As it has done for decades now, Apple has granted...

Why Louis C.K. won't let his kids have cell phones | The Verge
Louis C.K. has poked fun at cell phone addiction before, most notably in his famous "Everything's Amazing and Nobody's Happy" rant — but on Conan this week, he went further, letting loose a rant...

BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis reportedly considering bid for his former company | The Verge
Yesterday, BlackBerry revealed its plans to retreat from the consumer market amid plan to lay off 4,500 workers and a looming $950 million quarterly loss. The company is actively looking for a...

In 1961, the US almost detonated two nuclear bombs over North Carolina by accident | The Verge
On January 23rd, 1961, the United States almost nuked itself by accident. On that day, according to a recently unclassified document obtained by The Guardian, the US Air Force mistakenly dropped a...

Facebook hopes AI can help it better understand the content of your posts | The Verge
Facebook is using an artificial intelligence method called deep learning to analyze data collected from its 1 billion users in a new way. The goal of the project — which is run by an eight person...


Big bet on proton therapy for cancer comes amid insurer pushback
Plans to build a $235 million proton-beam cancer treatment facility in New York City are proceeding, even as some insurers balk at the pricey therapy.

Buffalo Wild Wings tops in booze: Survey
Forget about Bloomin' Onions or boneless wings, for many consumers, the choice of where to dine often comes down to a different factor.

Ad campaigns compete as health law rollout looms
As the Obama administration prepares to put the health care law in place, it faces an aggressive Republican campaign to prevent its success. The NYTimes reports.

Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai sentenced to life in prison
A Chinese court has found former Communist Party boss, Bo Xilai, guilty of all charges of corruption, taking bribes and abuse of power, sentencing the disgraced former official to life in prison.

GM planning 200-mile battery car
A vehicle delivering 200-mile range would come close to the range of the Tesla Model S, which is offered with a choice of several battery packs.

After Fed's non-taper, you better lock in your mortgage rate
Real estate stocks rallied, and mortgage rates fell, as fears of a Fed taper, at least in the short term, evaporated.

Did the Fed just pop the stock market bubble?
Recent developments have raised an inevitable question of whether the market had finally hit a wall and a bubble of sorts has popped.

Gunmen hold hostages after killing at least 39 at Kenya shopping mall attack - World News
Gunmen who killed dozens of people at a crowded shopping mall frequented by Westerners in Kenya's capital were holding hostages early Sunday, police said. At least 39 people were killed in the initial attack in Nairobi on Saturday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said. The  …

Twitter in talks with banks on credit facility: Sources
Twitter is in talks with a handful of investment banks to provide the company with a credit facility as it embarks upon being a public company, according to people familiar with the matter.

Record iPhone debut is not a 'victory lap' yet: Pro
The latest iPhones sparked record lines, said Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster. But he cautioned that it's not time for an Apple 'victory lap' yet.

Hedge fund advertising faces investor disinterest
Starting next week, hedge funds will be allowed to advertise. That's good news for the suffering sector, but it will have to fight some stiff investor headwinds.

Lockheed Martin's $4 billion Pentagon missile deal
The Pentagon said it had finalized a contract worth nearly $4 billion with Lockheed Martin to supply missile equipment to the US and the UAE.

Secret towns of the super-rich
We found the best kept secrets in luxury in some very unlikely places. You’ve probably never heard of these tiny towns unless you’re super-rich.

Stocks are about to plunge, Wells Fargo strategist warns
Wells Fargo's top equity strategist sees the market collapsing in the next three months. Consider yourself warned.

Forget Apple, Google…this is Nasdaq 2.0
The Nasdaq is up big this year, but the companies leading the gains may not be the ones you think.

Dangerous STDs: Gonorrhea strain makes CDC issue 'urgent threat'
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its highest level of warning for a disease—for a drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea.

High times: Booze is big on Vegas flights
Flights to Sin City makes the most money selling beverages of all domestic routes, according to GuestLogix.

How BuzzFeed uses social data
The data has enabled it to learn what kind of stories do well on certain social sites and to create content targeted to specific platforms, an executive said.

Google workplace said to be like 'Game of Thrones'
According to a Business Insider report, sex scandals and political turmoil plague Google, making life at the company a lot like "Game of Thrones."

What now? 3 things to watch from Fed decision
The bears, were beaten into submission on Wednesday, but the Fed served the masses two reminders and one thing to pay attention to going forward.

Rules over politics at the Fed
The Fed needs a rules-based approach to guide it through shrinking its balance sheet. It's the only way out of this mess, says Larry Kudlow.

Versace mansion sells for $41.5 million
The price marks a sharp fall for a house that got widespread media attention and listed last year for $125 million.

Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon
AAA has come up with a sobering statistic: the average price of gasoline will surpass $3 per gallon Tuesday for the 1,000th consecutive day.

Options Action: Coke vs. Pepsi
CNBC's Kate Kelly reports JC Penney has met with banks in recent weeks about fundraising options for additional cash.

Disney to buy back up to $8 billion of stock in fiscal 2014
Disney will increase its stock buybacks to $6 billion to $8 billion in fiscal 2014, Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo told investors on Thursday.

Why Netflix is at a new all-time high
The Virgin Media deal in effect makes Netflix a benefit for a cable company, not just an upstart threat.