Best Of The SB Nation Network: September 30, 2010

We have 284 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!


- Royals second baseman Mike Aviles has been hot of late. Royals Review wonders if that actually means something.

- Pinstripe Alley gives out kudos and wet willies for the Yankees' month of September.

- The Good Phight breaks down the top ten Phillies pitching performances of 2010.

- True Blue LA reviews the Dodgers September performance. The short-short version: no offense.

- Bless You Boys argues that Miguel Cabrera should be MVP of the American League.

- DRaysBay takes a crack at divining the Rays playoff roster.


- Fantasy Hockey Scouts joins SB Nation, and as an opening salvo, they audit a fantasy league full of bloggers.

- From The Rink examines hockey cliches.

- Nucks Misconduct continues their "5 Reasons Why..." series.

College Sports

- Rule of Tree looks back at the last four decades to determine whether this weekend's game is, in fact, the biggest Stanford-Oregon game of the last 40 years.

- Oregon blog Addicted to Quack worries about the only strategy that can slow down Chip Kelly's offense: fake injuries.

- Crimson and Cream Machine says Oklahoma's defense doesn't necessarily inspire confidence, but also notes that "there's been absolutely nothing about the Texas offense that should raise cause for concern" heading into this weekend's Red River Rivalry. Meanwhile, Burnt Orange Nation makes a few realistic suggestions for how the Longhorns' offense might have a chance against the Sooners.

- In advance of Alabama's showdown with Florida, both Roll Bama Roll and Alligator Army are reviewing their respective teams' first quarter report card.

- BC Interruption is interviewed by Notre Dame blog Rakes of Mallow and debates the Eagles' quarterback controversy, among other things.

- Nittany Lions blog Black Shoe Diaries provides a statistical preview of the Iowa-Penn State gamegi.

- In basketball news, The Only Colors calls the details of the allegations of sexual assault against two Michigan State basketball players deplorable and depraved.


- Pride Of Detroit questions coach Jim Schwartz's game-management strategy for not being aggressive.

- Despite a 2-1 start, Bucs Nation says Tampa Bay still has a lot of problems, exposed by the Steelers.

- With the recent discussion of an 18-game schedule, Canal Street Chronicles examines whether you really need four preseason games.

- Big Blue View presents a first-person perspective of the Giants new stadium.

Combat Sports

- Bloody Elbow looks at Megumi Fujii as she goes for MMA's all-time longest undefeated record.

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