Best Of The SB Nation Network: February 3, 2011

We have 295 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!


- An extremely detailed goal-by-goal breakdown of Chelsea's latest victory from We Ain't Got No History.

- The Vancouver Whitecaps are short on strikers, everyone who follows the team knows this, so 86 Forever is wondering why the team has brought in on trial yet another midfielder. Lennart Hartman may be an intriguing figure, but he doesn't really fill a need either.

- Cartilage Free Captain discusses Tottenham Hotspur's return to the 4-4-2 in their match against Blackburn Rovers.


- In continuing with their trade deadline preview, Silver Seven discusses the potential sale of Sergei Gonchar.

- The Rick DiPietro vs. Brent Johnson fight, set to quotes from an anonymous M. Night Shyamalan film. Yep.

- The Terry Pegula Era signals change in Buffalo, writes Die By The Blade.


- The Miami Heat are quietly getting very solid play from James Jones (via Peninsula is Mightier).

- Bullets Forever sees a leadership gap on the Wizards being at fault for the team's winless road record.

- Celtics Blog goes through the Nate Robinson seesaw routine.

- Sactown Royalty polls bloggers from around the NBA and puts together an extensive trade exploration post with all possible scenarios with every team in the Eastern and Western Conference.


- Pinstripe Alley says goodbye to Andy Pettitte, who will announce his retirement on Friday.

- Camden Chat asks the questions on everyone's mind: Can the Orioles have a winning season in 2011?

- Amazin' Avenue solicits the opinions of several Brewers bloggers to cobble together a scouting report on Chris Capuano.

- AZ SnakePit wonders exactly how important the Diamondbacks pitching depth is.

College Sports

- has your 2011 National Signing Day winners and losers.

- Tomahawk Nation says that the composite numbers from all of the various recruiting services clearly show that Florida State has the best recruiting class in the nation. The site also notes that 26 of FSU's 27 signees are from Florida or within a 275-mile radius of campus. Location, location, location.

- Red Cup Rebellion has a helpful timeline of the bizarre story about Floyd Raven's mother forging his letter of intent to Ole Miss.

- Bruins Nation doesn't want to talk about National Signing Day, but they do want to have a word with Rick Neuheisel about his apparent plan to hire Pete Carroll protege Rocky Seto as UCLA's defensive coordinator.

- In basketball news, Nunes Magician says that Syracuse's 66-58 win over UConn and a 3-of-14 Kemba Walker is just the thing to get the Orange back on track after a four-game losing streak.

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