Best Of The SB Nation Network: August 14, 2012

We have 322 fantastic sports blogs in SB Nation, so in case you didn't have a chance to read them all we've collected the best stuff right here. Get sports smart in no time fast!


-- Lookout Landing compares the respective catching styles of Jesus Montero (bad) and Jose Molina (good).

-- South Side Sox has video evidence of the longest White Sox home runs of the last five years.

-- Brew Crew Ball brings us up to speed on some of the Brewers milestones we missed this season.

-- Fish Stripes says that doughy Marlins closer Heath Bell has been getting better but still isn't very good.


-- The Bears look like a solid playoff contender, but Windy City Gridiron says the offensive line could be their undoing.

-- Is the vaunted Tampa-2 defense on its way out because of rule changes? Daily Norseman examines.

-- Behind The Steel Curtain urges Steelers fans to not panic after the first pre-season game.

-- Big Blue View reviews the new book by Victor Cruz.


-- With both of their PGs returning, how often will the Nuggets go with both in the same lineup this season?

-- The circumstances are aligning for Evan Turner to break out in his 3rd season.

-- Can LeBron's raised maturity, culminating in a gold medal, bring some inspiration to DeMarcus Cousins?


-- The Copper & Blue thinks Magnus Paajarvi should be with the Oilers sooner than later.

-- Erik Gudbranson has already joined the Panthers, but Litter Box Cats argues that he should start the season in the AHL.

-- The NHL will raise banners in empty arenas across North America to commemorate the third lockout of Gary Bettman's tenure. (Or maybe Lighthouse Hockey just turned into The Onion for a second.)


-- Is goals allowed a deceiving statistic for soccer goalkeepers? The Goat Parade certainly thinks so.

-- After missing more than a year with a series of injuries, Big D Soccer believes David Ferreira's return to form is nothing short of miraculous.

Combat Sports

-- MMA Mania's Brian Hemminger interviews ex-Strikeforce champ Meisha Tate.

-- Bloody Elbow's Steph Daniels interviews Malki Kawa, manager of UFC LW champ Ben Henderson.

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