Best Of The SB Nation Network: February 8, 2011

We have 294 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!


- Lookout Landing remembers three years ago today when the Mariners traded a bunch of good, young players for Erik Bedard.

- Bluebird Banter wonders where 2010 AL home run king Jose Bautista should play in 2011.

- Roto Hardball looks at the fantasy impact of the Braves' closer by commmitee experiment.

- The Good Phight breaks down pitch values and evaluates the Phillies' best pitches of 2010.

College Sports

- With the Duke-North Carolina game all set for tomorrow night, Carolina March asks and answers the question of the impact the Cameron Crazies have on Duke home games.

- But first, Bruce Pearl returns from suspension just in time to take on John Calipari and Kentucky tonight at Rupp Arena, a venue that Rocky Top Talk says remains unkind to the Volunteers despite their recent relative success against Calipari and the 'Cats.

- On the heels of the Jayhawks' 103-86 win over Missouri last night, Rock Chalk Talk likes the trend toward consistency for #2 Kansas.

- Cardiac Hill says that #4 Pitt's 71-66 win over West Virginia is more important than it may look at the end of the season because it was a road win against a bitter rival accomplished without the Panther's best player.

- Blogger So Dear has the story of Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter donating one of his kidneys to Demon Deacon baseball player Kevin Jordan.

- SB Nation asks whether the internet thwarted UCLA's hire of Pete Carroll protege Rocky Seto.


- Big D Soccer tracks down where, exactly, all of these jettisoned FC Dallas players have gone in the past two years.

- RSL Soapbox gives their boys in Claret and Cobalt a lofty goal for 2011: the Quad.

- 7500 to Holte discusses the many virtues of new midfield signing Jean Makoun.


- People are mad at Matt Carle for donating to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Broad Street Hockey calls them out on it.

- Five For Howling has another chat at the roundtable.

- Blueshirt Banter argues that Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke is the dirtiest player in the NHL.


- Liberty Ballers examines the 76ers options as the trade deadline approaches.

- Celtics Blogs talks about the lack of depth at small forward.

- Blazers Edge recaps an impressive Trail Blazer win over the Bulls.

Combat Sports

- Check out Bloody Elbow for a complete wrap up of their UFC 126 coverage.

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