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Best Of The SB Nation Network: July 8, 2010

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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!


- The 2010 Astros are a mess, but who cares? Beyond The Boxscore takes a look at the 2013 Astros. Now, isn't that better?

- The Rays' John Jaso is a walk machine. Is he the Californian God of Walks? DRaysBay thinks he might be.

- Part One of Bluebird Banter's interview with third-base coach Brian Butterfield.

- The Cardinals just lost a couple of really bad games. Viva El Birdos says there are things that we know, and things that we don't know.

College Sports

- Roll Bama Roll warns fans not to expect to repeat as national champions.

- Red Cup Rebellion, on tailgating in the Grove, including "the scenery of the Grove, the beauty of the Ole Miss co-eds, the gentility of the scene, the uniquity of the ritual, and the hospitality of the fans." Oh, and the food. Don't forget the food.

- And The Valley Shook, on Saturday nights in LSU's Tiger Stadium.


- Litter Box Cats wonders if LeBron James' presence in Miami will hurt the Florida Panthers in that market.

- An old friend joins Defending Big D and let's Stars fans know what's on his mind.

- Analyzing other stars in their sophomore seasons, trying to get a read on what John Tavares will do in year two with the Islanders.


- The "26-27-60 rule"? How it predicts QB success in the NFL, as explained via Bleeding Green Nation.

- The Colts offensive line is in steady decline, so says Stampede Blue.

- Big Cat Country reacts to the release of veteran Reggie Hayward.

- Pats Pulpit says forget the superstars, what about a contract extension for kicker Stephen Gostkowski?


- Sactown Royalty with comparative speculation about LeBron leaving Cleveland versus Tyreke Evans leaving Sacramento.

- SLC Dunk looks at the Jazz roster post-Boozer.

- Brew Hoops breaks down the new salary cap numbers.