4 at 4: From football to William Faulkner (w/links)

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 4, 2013 

AUBURN, Ala. — I was originally going to keep this a sports-only affair today. But when you get down to my last link, you'll see why I had to shift away from the world of athletics.

Now, let's get down to business.

1. Since the Miami Dolphins suspended Richie Incognito indefinitely Sunday night, text messages and voicemails of a threatening nature that he sent to teammate Jonathan Martin have surfaced. And unfortunately, this is far from the first time Incognito has found himself awash in negative headlines of his own doing.

2. Yes, Auburn's game with Arkansas is over and done with. But given some of the events of Saturday's game, don't be surprised if the feud between the games two coaches lives on. In the best piece I've read on the subject, SB Nation's Steven Godfrey writes about the game and the fascination Arkansas coach Bret Bielema seems to have with calling out Gus Malzahn's team.

3. If you're a fan of longform writing, you'll love this piece from Sports Illustrated's Tim Layden on Jeff Lukas, the son of noted thoroughbred trainer D. Wayne Lukas. It traces how the younger Lukas' life has unfolded since an accident at Santa Anita 20 years ago. Yes, it will take some time, but believe me: This story is worth a read.

4. Ever wondered how to craft a well-worded resignation letter? Well then, legendary writer William Faulkner will show you how to write aforementioned piece of literary gold.

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