Best Of The SB Nation Network: March 7, 2012

We have 320 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 flat!


- A lot of folks around MLS think you should blindly support the league in international competition. Do not count 86 Forever among them.

- It's a little dated now, but Waking the Red came up with a nice little poem about CONCACAF Champions League.


- Carmelo Anthony may not be playing well, but he is trying to fit the new Knicks style.

- Channing Frye has a large contract, but a look at role-playing big men shows it's not an expensive one.

- Saying "no" to sponsored NBA jerseys.


- Stampede Blue on the end of an era -- saying goodbye to Peyton Manning.

- Seattle is often mentioned as a potential landing spot for Manning, so Field Gulls is getting a head start on the action.

- Another potential Manning suitor? The Arizona Cardinals. Revenge Of The Birds tries to place odds on the likelihood of that actually happening.

- Mile High Report asks the question: Could the Broncos be a candidate for Manning?

College Sports

- California Golden Blogs golden boy Keenan Allen is out for spring ball due to ankle surgery.

- Carolina March compares this year's Tar Heel team to past Chapel Hill championship squads.

- Burnt Orange Nation reports it may be time to kick the panic button.

- Cardiac Hill says Tino Sunseri has the edge this Spring at QB for Paul Chryst's Pitt team.


- Federal Baseball has a profile on Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, who learned much about the position from Joe Mauer and Ivan Rodriguez.

- Pinstripe Alley wonders if CC Sabathia might be the best Yankees starter in the last 40 years.

- Fish Stripes previews the Miami Marlins' brand new stadium.

- Baseball Nation says that in Oakland this season, the new Moneyball is about making the team less bland.

Combat Sports

- Headkick Legend's Cory Braiterman attends his first UFC press conference and gives us the newbie's perspective.

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