WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 4: A George Washington mascot wins a race holding an american flag during a break in the game betwen the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park on July 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
Well ... I'm off to New York today for an SBN meeting. Links-wise, it's a good day for travel, as there isn't much going on. Here are a few pieces to whet your appetite as you await the fireworks...
Team Speed Kills: Missouri Is Looking to Fly Onto the Radar // SEC 2012: The New SEC
SI.com (Stewart Mandel): Contract bowls mean free-market college football playoff
CBS Sports: College football's playoff will be huge, and everyone wants a piece of it
And of course...
Have a safe Fourth, everybody. Don't catch Columbia on fire, please.