Best Of The SB Nation Network: December 5, 2011

We have 317 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!


- Baseball Nation has some commentary on Jimmy Rollins's free agency quest for a long-term deal.

- Over The Monster discusses likely closer Daniel Bard's 2012 profile as... a starter?

- Amazin' Avenue has a handy list of folks you can blame for Jose Reyes's departure from the Mets.

- Roto Hardball has some advice about Hanley Ramirez's fantasy outlook now that the Marlins have signed Jose Reyes.


- Despite the outcry over the officiating in the Packers/Giants game, Acme Packing Company says it wasn't what decided the outcome.

- Behind The Steel Curtain chronicles the Steelers' beatdown of the Bengals.

- Tebow wins again. Mile High Report has all the details and observations.

- Hogs Haven mentions a couple of promising, young Redskins get suspended.


What does NHL realignment look like for the Bruins?

- The Copper & Blue explains how the Oilers have improved on defense, not offense.


- Ever since the Seattle Sounders joined MLS, there has been much talk about their effort to achieve "Democracy in Sports." One of the people who's trying to put that promise into action shares his thoughts at Sounder at Heart.

- The Daily Soccer Fix looks at the current state of the Designated Player Rule.

Combat Sports

- Bad Left Hook editorializes on a bad bad beating that should have been stopped much sooner in women's boxing (with video HL's).

- Bloody Elbow breaks down the technique behind the arm-breaking arm bar that decided Saturday night's featherweight Ultimate Fighter Finale.

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