Best Of The SB Nation Network: February 23, 2012

We have 319 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!


- Peyton Manning in Miami? Yeah, but don't get too hyped-up Dolphins fans, The Phinsider has the details.

- Canal Street Chronicles updates the progress of the Saints and Drew Brees negotiations.

- Can Buffalo and Stevie Johnson comes to a deal? Buffalo Rumblings reports.

- Acme Packing Company on the Packers re-signing TE Jermichael Finley.


- Which Celtic makes the best lineup with their Big 4?

- An appreciation of a Timberwolf All-Star ... their arena DJ.

- Kobe Bryant and the Lakers remain in limbo as the trade deadline approaches


- Brew Crew Ball has you covered on Ryan Braun's successful appeal of his PED-related suspension.

- Athletics Nation isn't thrilled with the way the Coco Crisp signing is working out so far.

- Baseball Nation laments the sad history of former top prospect Elijah Dukes, who tried to eat a bag of pot during a traffic violation stop on Thursday.

- Over The Monster thinks Roy Oswalt would be a great fit in Boston, even though it probably won't happen.


- It's a bit technical, but if you're a soccer fan interested in the finer points of tactics, this article from Sounder at Heart is a must read, It dives into the lack of correlation between passing percentage and goal-scoring.

- As big of a deal as MLS has made out of signing young players, 86 Forever points out that there are still few incentives to leave room on the roster for them.

Combat Sports

- Bloody Elbow's Ben Thapa finishes up his two-part analysis of UFC title contender Ben Henderson's amazing Houdini-like ability to escape from submission holds in this Judo Chop.

College Sports

- The last open letter college basketball analyst Seth Davis got was from the guy who scratched his Miata in a parking lot at Applebees, but Black Heart Gold Pants adds one to the file for his Alford apologia.

- Bring on the Cats has an interesting piece on mid-major basketball bids.

- Keeping up the hardwood theme, the resurgent and delightful Maize n Brew has a realistic handicapping of Michigan's postseason chances.

- Off Tackle Empire continues its offseason series dissecting the Big 10's standing in all things college football and delivers a spirited display of stadium pornography and revenue generation.

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