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Field of Links: Canseco’s goat violation, Two Cal greats hanging up their cleats

Dec 27, 2013, 10:44 AM PST

It feels like just yesterday we were documenting Jose Canseco’s fainting goat adventure. The eccentric former Oakland Athletics slugger purchased goats, put diapers on them, and placed them in the car only to be pulled over by the police. After being let off with a warning and a certain chuckle, Canseco took the goats home.

It appears that Canseco’s home owners association won’t be as kind. They want the goats gone.┬áThe opening line of the letter from the HOA is an instant classic.

Violation: “It has been reported that goat sounds were heard coming from your property.”

Does anyone believe that’s the weirdest sound that has been heard coming from Canseco’s property? Anyway, the HOA is demanding he remove the goats from the premises. Canseco tweeted a picture of the letter.

This seems a bit unfair. Goats can’t be that much louder than dogs, right?

— The Oakland Raiders are signing All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. The previous sentence would have brought much joy to Raider Nation several years ago. Now, it is merely a historical footnote for the franchise. Asomugha, who shutdown receivers for eight seasons in silver and black, is signing a one-day contract and retiring as a member of the Oakland Raiders. Raiders Insider Scott Bair will be covering the corner as he says goodbye.

— Asomugha is just one of two big-name Cal products hanging up the cleats this year. Former Golden Bears standout and living NFL legend, Tony Gonzalez, is retiring at the end of the season. Gonzalez has more touchdowns (111) and yards (15,085) than any other active NFL player. Gonzalez played 12 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, and five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He made 13 trips to the Pro Bowl.

The Falcons put together a cool helmet for Gonzalez as a retirement gift.

But where’s the California Golden Bears logo?

While players of Cal’s past are getting more headlines than the current football team, their rival Stanford Cardinal football players are living it up in Pasadena.┬áTime to check out some links.

Field of Links:

— Watch as the Stanford Cardinal arrives at the Rose Bowl.

— This guy’s dad may regret getting hearing aids.

— Johnny Manziel and the Chick-Fil-A cow presented without comment, because, gross.

— VIDEO OF THE DAY: This is officially the weirdest thing you’ll watch today. Batman and Robin vs. Spider-man in a real MMA fight. Ironically, Spider-man knocks out Batman with a Superman punch. You think I’m making that up, but I’m not.

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