Best Of The SB Nation Network: July 25, 2012

We have 319 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 flat!


-- Now that Shea Weber is sticking around, On the Forecheck looks at how the Nashville Predators will manage their roster and budget.

-- Michal Handzus is healthy. Fear The Fin examines what the San Jose Sharks should expect from him.

-- Defending Big D wonders about the future of the Dallas Stars' captaincy.


-- Blog a Bull bids farewell to the Chicago Bulls' "Bench Mob."

-- After striking out on some free agents, Blazer's Edge wonders: Have the Portland Trail Blazers given up on next season?

-- What Brew Hoop learned about the young Bucks during Summer League.


-- Big Cat Country comments on Maurice-Jones Drew, who is almost certainly to hold out ...

-- ... and on the crazy idea of the Jacksonville Jaguars trading MJD.

-- Behind The Steel Curtain notes that the Pittsburgh Steelers and Mike Wallace are at an impasse and that the star receiver was not present at a conditioning test on Wednesday.

-- The Carolina Panthers winning the Super Bowl? Cat Scratch Reader's on the newspaper ad proclaiming it.

-- Pats Pulpit comments on the New England Patriots releasing Joseph Addai.

College Sports

-- Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician has the exclusive first look at Jim Boeheim's Guide To Traveling The World and International Cuisine.

-- Pacific Takes shares the lessons learned about the preseason No. 1 USC Trojans from Pac-12 Media Day.

-- Coug Center with the wrap-up from the Leach-12 Media Day in Los Angeles.

-- Black Shoe Diaries reports on the coaching barbarians at the gates of Penn State players' apartments.


-- Baseball Nation's Rob Neyer expounds on the Marlins' apparent fire sale and wonders whether fans will ever come out to see them play.

-- Fish Stripes reflects on the legacy of Hanley Ramirez with the Marlins, who just traded their shortstop/third baseman to the Dodgers.

-- Twinkie Town handicaps the likelihood of certain Twins players being dealt at the trade deadline.

-- Pinstripe Alley says that Alex Rodriguez's hand injury changes nothing about the Yankees' third-base needs.


-- MLS Commissioner Don Garber wants to crack down on "vulgar" chants by supporters, an idea of which 86 Forever is not too fond.

-- Former Philadelphia Union coach Peter Nowak is suing his team for breach of contract, and Brotherly Game talked to his lawyer to get the reasons behind it.

Combat Sports

-- Bad Left Hook previews the boxing competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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