Best Of The SB Nation Network: March 23, 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!


- Mavs Moneyball has a full report from Dallas Mavericks practice as they prepare for the stretch run.

- Lakers blog Silver Screen and Roll makes the case for MVP, and it's not Kobe.

- At the Hive looks at what the Hornets have to do to finish strong.


- The Busby Babe explores Manchester United's recent experiments with a new formation.


- Which teams are the dirtiest in the NHL? Which players cheat the most?'s Mike Chen breaks down penalty numbers.

- The Devils' season is all but over now after a crazy second half run, but In Lou We Trust looks at several reasons why fans should stick around for the final nine games.

- Silver Seven wrote a song about the Senators to the tune of Amazing Grace. Yep.


- Why are we so mad about the NFL lockout as fans? Acme Packing Company tries to answer the question.

- Daily Norseman updates the years-old StarCaps case involving Vikings Pat and Kevin Williams.

- With the NFL lockout rolling along, Bucs Nation decides which Bucs players could do well in other sports.

- Bleeding Green Nation notes another team sniffing around for QB Kevin Kolb.

College Sports

- Along the Olentangy points out that if the teams remaining in the NCAA Tournament all advance according to their seeds, Ohio State would break a 26-year-old record for most difficult path to the championship. That could probably be said of any particular year, but the Buckeyes seem to actually have a chance to do so.

- In advance of Friday's Sweet Sixteen game between Florida State and VCU, Tomahawk Nation looks at the Rams' roster and how it stacks up against the Seminoles'.

- Rocky Top Talk has a comprehensive list of candidates to replace Bruce Pearl and a scouting schedule to boot.

- Hey, did you know SB Nation has a college lacrosse blog? Yeah, a good one, too. Today, College Crosse breaks down the difference between tempo-included and tempo-free statistical rankings.


- Purple Row has a dissenting opinion on why the Phillies won't win the NL East.

- Camden Chat says that Buck Showalter's managerial style is a case of Nature vs Nuture.

- DRaysBay has some deep thoughts on B.J. Upton.

- Amazin' Avenue compares all of the different boxscores available to the intrepid web surfer.

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