Best Of The SB Nation Network: March 16, 2011

We have 300 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!


- What do you do as a player during a lockout? If you're Chad Ochocinco, you try out for a MLS soccer team.

- You know you wanted to know more about the "swim move". Mile High Report has you covered.

- Blaming the players in the labor mess? Gang Green Nation says you shouldn't.

- Battle Red Blog covers the possibilities of who the Texans will draft at #11.

College Sports

- Purdue blog Hammer and Rails examines the impact of Kelsey Barlow's suspension on the Boilermakers' chances in the tournament. Tomahawk Nation takes a look at the economic impact of the NCAA Tournament from an ACC perspective.

- Georgetown blog Casual Hoya talks NCAA basketball with former President Bill Clinton. Yes, that really happened.

- Clemson rode strong defense and a 25-7 early lead to a 70-52 win over UAB in the "first round" of the 2011 NCAA Tournament last night.

- Exhibit A in the case for the depth and breadth of coverage available across the SBN college network: Track Em Tigers celebrates the fact that Auburn's bass sports team is #1 in the nation. Hurray for collegiate fishing.


McCovey Chronicles predicts the 2011 National League standings. The Giants won the last World Series so I guess they'd know.

- Bluebird Banter smells a lot of "if" with respect to the Blue Jays' plans for 2011.

- Lone Star Ball has an exclusive message of gratitude from Chuck Greenberg, who recently resigned as CEO of the Rangers.

- Halos Heavens celebrates as their 2011 Angels season tickets finally arrived. See them in all of their photographed glory.


- Constructing a roster in MLS is not like in other leagues, making the Brotherly Game's look at the Philadelphia Union roster particularly helpful.

- You know Chad Ochocinco for his work in the NFL, but with the players currently locked out you may get to see him in MLS, as the Daily Wiz explains.

Combat Sports

- Bloody Elbow looks at tennis as a model for organizing MMA fighters in the face of a likely UFC monopoly.


- Broad Street Hockey has a vote in the Flyers' team awards, and they're letting the fans decide. 

- Defending Big D says that the Stars need to improve in the faceoff circle when the game is tight.

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