Best Of The SB Nation Network: February 8, 2010

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Here is the best of the SB Nation network for Monday, February 8, 2010:

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Hockey

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- The Copper and Blue has an awesome interview with the authors of the book, Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925.

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- Turning the tables on conventional wisdom, Defending Big D makes the case for not trading Marty Turco.

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College Basketball

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- Red Cup Rebellion laments its decision to eat cheap Mexican food while Ole Miss was erasing Alabama's 23-point second half lead on its way to a 74-67 win.

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- Roll Bama Roll, by the way, quotes Forest Gump about the whole thing.

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- Michigan State fell again in the Big Ten this weekend, this time 73-78 to Illinois. The Only Colors sifts through the very good to the very bad performances of the Spartans while Hail to the Orange hopes that the win signals a turning of the proverbial corner for the Illini.

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Combat Sports

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- Bloody Elbow has an epic recap of this weekend's epic UFC 109

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- Headkick Legend, SBN's blog focused on Kickboxing, Japanese MMA, and Judo has a look at the history of K-1 Kickboxing

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Basketball

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-With the NBA facing a work stoppage (in 18+ months), Rufus On Fire portends the end of NBA exceptionalism.

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- Lakers fans at Silver Screen and Roll are in panic mode? I will now share my schadenfreude with the rest of the NBA world.

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- Golden State of Mind can't figure out why the Warriors waived a valuable expiring contract but don't worry, no one else can figure it out either.

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- How awesome would it be to have King James on your team? Only Fear the Sword can answer that question.

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Football

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- The Jets playoff defeat might have disappointed Gang Green Nation but that didn't come close to the madness of losing cable DURING the Super Bowl.

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- Dawgs By Nature explains how to find the pick of the litter in the coming NFL draft.

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Baseball

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- Carl Crawford with historical WAR charts supporting DRayBay's the case for a "great" player.

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- The stats parade continues at The Good Phight as VORP demonstrates how the Philly's roster will improve in 2010.

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College Football

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Tomahawk Nation examines just how thoroughly Florida State dominated the rest of the ACC in this year's recruiting rankings.

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