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Best Of The SB Nation Network: June 13, 2012

We have 320 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 flat!


-- Halos Heaven has some thoughts on Mike Scioscia and evaluating big league managers.

-- Lone Star Ball discusses technology and the umpire mindset with respect to bad calls, and makes a push for robot umpires.

-- Red Reporter benchmarks the Reds' bench.

-- Baseball Nation looks at some struggling veteran players around the majors this season.


-- Quin Snyder's a finalist for the Bobcats' coaching job, and he's shown to be qualified.

-- The Spurs may need different role players, but San Antonio's system for deploying them can still work.

-- Bullets Forever talks to top-five prospect and D.C. native Thomas Robinson after his pre-draft workout.


-- Big Blue View on the Giants losing TE Jake Ballard to the Patriots.

-- Pride Of Detroit reports on the Lions losing a running back to a two-game suspension.

-- Acme Packing Company addresses the rumor that WR James Jones is on the trading block.

-- Mile High Report digs deep to see if some of the conventional wisdom in football holds up.

College Sports

-- Roll Bama Roll knows size does matter and wonders if a bigger athletic department presents an unfair advantage.

-- Dawg Sports agrees and wants Georgia to learn some lessons from Alabama.

-- The folks at California Golden Blogs are sure they are supposed to hate UWDawgPound, but they still held a spring Q&A together.

-- Notre Dame blog One Foot Down recalls a trip and a tour of Southern Cal's Troy, The Coliseum.

-- AZ Desert Swarm looks at the Pac-12 Network, the world's first fully integrated broadcast/broadband sports entertainment network.


-- Is MLS better than European leagues? Burgundy Waves thinks it's a matter of how you look at it.

Combat Sports

-- MMA Mania's Brian Hemminger interviews Judo Olympian and Bellator lightweight tournament winner Rick Hawn.