Best Of The SB Nation Network: January 4, 2011

We have 296 fantastic sports blogs in SB Nation, so in case you didn't have a chance to read them all today we've collected the best stuff right here. Get sports smart in no time fast!

Soccer

- With David Beckham linked to Tottenham Hotspur this January, Cartilage Free Captain takes the opportunity to look over the superstar's career to date.

- Vancouver Whitecaps blog Eighty Six forever ranks names in the MLS, and finds them ... wanting.

- On a more serious note, Eighty Six Forever mourns the premature retirement of one of Canada's best women's soccer players.

Basketball

- Clips Nation has a new perspective on the new year in Clippers Land.

- Is Roy Hibbert done in Indiana? Indy Cornrows goes over his horrible stretch of games and asks that question.

- Bright Side of the Suns interviews Vince Carter about his defensive lapses at the end of the Suns loss to the Kings.

Football

- The Bears have had a remarkable season so far, Windy City Gridiron talks about it's top 10 storylines of the season.

- The Falcoholic urges Arthur Blank to extend Falcon's coach Mike Smith's contract, pronto.

- Canal Street Chronicles reports on the bad news for the Saints running game.

- The Saints crushed the Seahawks in Week 11, Field Gulls breaks it down and points out what needs to improve for Seattle to win.

Baseball

- Camden Chat reacts to the Orioles signing of reliever Kevin Gregg, presumably to close games in Baltimore.

- Roto Hardball looks at the fantasy impact of Derrek Lee, who also recently signed with the Orioles.

- Bless You Boys analyzes Alan Trammell's Hall of Fame case.

- Viva El Birdos breaks down Cardinals starters and their velocities.

Hockey

- From The Rink wonders if the World Junior Championship could find a home on American television.

- Broad Street Hockey has the only accurate analysis of the Flyers salary cap that you can find in the media.

- Lighthouse Hockey lists some New Year's Resolutions for the Islanders.

College Sports

- Gobbler Country acknowledges a great season for the Hokies, but says that Virginia Tech mostly played in the Orange Bowl like it was there on vacation while Stanford was there to win.

- With Ohio State and Arkansas facing off in the Sugar Bowl tonight, Buckeye blog Along the Olentangy is all over the Razorbacks' MOFO defense. Meanwhile, Arkansas Expats suggests the existence of ancient Mayan texts revealing that consecutive bowl victories by the Hogs is an indicator of the end times.

- Spencer Hall ranks the 27 bowl games played so far by entertainment value.

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