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Best Of The SB Nation Network: August 30, 2010

We have 276 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!

College Sports

- In advance of the opening weekend's marquee game -- Labor Day's matchup between Boise St. and Virginia Tech -- Gobbler Country has your Game Guide and notes that Hokies QB Tyrod Taylor is drawing comparisons to Michael Vick. You know, in a good way. Meanwhile, Broncos blog OBNUG is making the case for and against this game being the biggest game in the history of Boise St. football.

- Dawg Sports wonders whether Mark Richt's suspension of Washaun Ealey is an appropriate punishment.

- Track Em Tigers observes that history bodes well for Gene Chizik's second year at Auburn.


- Your 2010 Washington Nationals, in at-bat music form.

- The Mets are last in the National League in scoring since the All-Star break, and Amazin' Avenue has the chart to prove it.

- True Blue LA has an interview with Dodgers director of player development DeJon Watson.


- The Dream Shake interviews Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey.

- Raptors HQ looks at the Raptors defense (or defence as they spell in Canada).

- Rufus on Fire is conducting a poll to determine which 16 teams will make the 2011 playoffs.

- Welcome to Loud City does a great job breaking down the Fiba World Championship teams.


- Louis Delmas was a little excited during introductions and knocked a few kids to the ground. Pride Of Detroit has the video.

- The Panthers are the top defensive unit so far in the pre-season. Cat Scratch Reader examines.

- The Bengals are near the top of the 'penalties committed' list each year, the trend continues as they lead the league in the pre-season so far.

- Dawgs By Nature says pass interference and roughing the passer penalties are sucking the life out of the NFL.

Combat Sports

- Bloody Elbow explains the technique Randy Couture used to tackle James Tony at UFC 118.