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Around The Nation: Another Round

Some of the stories worth following around SBNation right now:

Stampede Blue's BigBlueShoe weighs in on Vick and opines that the QB could be cut sooner than later. While I don't think that's going to happen and I certainly think Harrington would struggle with the starting role, it's an interesting read and chock full o' salient points. Give it a read if you get a chance.

Kirkendall at Cincy Jungle wonders if blogging is becoming mainstream, courtesy of ESPN's Hashmarks. Kirkendall thinks the blog looks good so far but has some kinks to work out. He also examines some of the ramifications of declining newspaper sales and the success of the blogosphere. My take? I think Mosley's a good writer who'll find his stride with a little time, especially if ESPN's content to let him write what he wants to. Time will tell, though.

[editor's note, by Dave the Falconer] This particular article, however, illustrates again the level at which ESPN does not particularly "get" blogging. Of course people are going to be looking for links and congratulating're the biggest sports network out there. However gently you're doing it, you're still belittling the world of real bloggers, which you're now attempting to join. I'm going to chalk that up to the learning process.

If I were Jetfighter over at NY Landing Strip, I'd probably pepper every article I wrote with Top Gun references. He's not a moron like me, though, so he'll stick to writing an ode to Keyshawn. Many of you may not agree with his happy take on the formerly controversial wide receiver; I personally never cared for him all that much. He's got the makings of a pretty decent studio guy, though.

Grizzled Grizz at Blogging the Boys has an article defending the NFL against the doddering criticisms of columnist Randy Galloway. It's a good read, and it's a reminder that every team has at least one of those writers who readers just cannot stand. Ours is Terence Moore, who I don't find nearly as insufferable as most. But it's always hilarious to hear people pick on them regardless.

As always, there's good stuff all over the Nation, so check out as much of it as you possibly can. And if you read something particularly powerful or pertinant that I've missed, be sure to note it.