Best Of The SB Nation Network: August 2, 2012

We have 322 fantastic sports blogs in SB Nation, so in case you didn't have a chance to read them all we've collected the best stuff right here. Get sports smart in no time fast!

Hockey

-- Broad Street Hockey provides scientific evidence for something we already know: Hockey fans are homers. All of them.

-- Fear The Fin fills us in on PDO.

-- In Lou We Trust makes a case for goons in hockey.

Basketball

-- For a large market team, the Chicago Bulls are super cheap. But they are also really bad at saving money.

-- Jose Calderon to the Pistons? Why not.

Baseball

-- AZ SnakePit reviews the last week of Diamondbacks player performance.

-- The Good Phight would like to thank Shane Victorino for one of the greatest moments in his (The Good Phight's) life. And his son's life.

-- Over The Monster analyzes the value of Aaron Cook(s).

-- Baseball Nation handicaps the National League Cy Young race.

Soccer

-- Once a Metro bids a fond farewell to arguably the worst executive in the recent history of MLS.

Combat Sports

-- Bloody Elbow's Jack Slack breaks down 'the real signature moves of Lyoto Machida' in advance of UFC on Fox 4.

-- Kayla Harrison wins first ever Team USA Gold medal in Judo (with gifs).

Football

-- The Texans received a scare, but Battle Red Blog says JJ Watt will only miss the preseason with injury.

-- Gang Green Nation checks in on the state of the Jets.

-- Behind The Steel Curtain on the Ben Roethlisberger injury.

-- The Colts and the Eagles made a trade today, Bleeding Green Nation has the details.

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