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July: Fin.

We produce a lot of posts every month. Most of them disappear quickly. Some of them don't. Here are the 10 most popular posts from June July, starting with No. 10.

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The visualization of the inside of Sarah Palin's mind: "Let me go back to a comfortable analogy for me - sports... basketball. I use it because you're naïve if you don't see the national full-court press picking away right now: A good point guard drives through a full court press, protecting the ball, keeping her eye on the basket... and she knows exactly when to pass the ball so that the team can WIN. And I'm doing that - keeping our eye on the ball that represents sound priorities - smaller government, energy independence, national security, freedom! And I know when it's time to pass the ball - for victory." This is what that looks like.

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Matthew Stafford, No. 1 pick extraordinaire, sure is having fun on his summer break.

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Hey, more Detroit Lions! Who wants to re-live 16 losses in a row? Someone!

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Before we witnessed the letdown of LeBrondunkgate, we were led to believe that the throwdown was "as good as it could've been hyped up to be." Insert Zapruder witticism here.

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And then TMZ pays $3,000 for the tape before we put out a $10k bounty. Thanks for saving us some cash.

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In a meltdown of epic proportions — even for Mad Dog's standards — Christopher Russo admits he needs to find a staff of little Mad Dogs, not little Bow-Wows: "We are the Washington Nationals. Check that: We are the Washington Generals." If only they knew something about the cast of Gone With The Wind.

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How athletes are spending their summer vacations: the gallery version. This, folks, is intrepid journalism.

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A woman files a civil suit against Ben Roethlisberger, alleging that he sexually assaulted her. ESPN sits on the story for 36 hours.

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On July 4, Steve McNair is found shot to death in a Nashville apartment.

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