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Best Of The SB Nation Network: June 30, 2010

We have nearly 250 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!


- Rooting for sports teams is hard, especially when they lose. DRaysBay tries to look on the bright side.

- Brett Myers has been... good this year. What's that all about? The Crawfish Boxes investigates.

- Pinstripe Alley celebrates their 4,000th post with a glance back at some great Yankee memories.

- With the Red Sox always looking to strengthen their team at the trade deadline, Over The Monster suggests at some prospects who might be expendable.

College Sports

- Team Speed Kills expounds on the fascinating idea of randomness in play calling.

- Black Heart Gold Pants on the implications of the discovery that Chris Henry, the former Cincinnati Bengals receiver who died of head injuries in a truck accident last December, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

- Tomahawk Nation continues its series on why the size of your defense matters.

- Garnet and Black Attack is relishing the fact that South Carolina, for once, did not come up short of winning the big one.


- A farewell to Marc Pouliot from The Copper & Blue.

- Rod Brind'Amour: classy until the end. He announced his retirement today, and Canes Country was there.

- One thing that gets missed among the free agent frenzy? The waiver wire possibilities! From The Rink examines.


- Are the Redskins zeroing in on a trade for WR Vincent Jackson? Hogs Haven sounds a cautionary note.

- How much confidence do 49ers fans have in QB Alex Smith? Niners Nation wants to know.

- Cincy Jungle tries to make sense of the alleged Cedric Benson assault case.

- Behind The Steel Curtain looks at the Steelers' options now that RT Willie Colon is potentially done for the year.


- At the Hive explores the Hornets salary situation going into free agency.

- Raptors HQ explore just how tradable Hedo Tukoglu might me.

- Nervous feelings continue at Fear the Sword as the moment they could lose their King approaches.

- Nets Daily updates the giant taunt the new Nets owner plastered on a building across from Madison Square Garden.

Combat Sports

- Bloody Elbow's Michael Fagan points a finger at the real culprits behind the brutal mismatch between Cyborg Santos and Jan Finney at Strikeforce: Fedor vs Werdum.