Battle of the Blogs

What is the top sports blog on the web? Every month the editors at online sports index evaluate, test and compare sports blogs in a bid to answer this question. This month ended in a Clash of the Titans – vs

Both sites are huge in the world of American sports online. goes by the slogan ‘The best stories, the biggest fans’, while says it is ‘Sports blogs for fans, by fans’. In the end, was narrowly beaten by how were these blogs graded? Well, ranks the online world separating the champs from the chumps in a number of ways. Firstly, the editors spend time using the site throughout the month, checking for updates, interesting posts and exciting news. Then grades each blog by calculating the rate of blog posts, range of topics and sports, stats, design, navigation, community activity and overall content on the blog. After this, a total rank is given – SBNation climbed to the second spot with 8.4, but was pipped at the post by Ballhype, which received a whopping 9.2 out of 10. Other blogs featured in the top 6 included CNN’s excellent World Sports Blog and Ron Raymond’s Sports Betting Blog. vs is like the Superbowl of sports blogs. Both sites are huge portals leading to hundreds of excellent sports blogs covering NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and much more. At we monitor the world of online sports closer than anyone and it will be very interesting to see which sports blog site takes the top spot next month. Watch this space for more.

Daniel Raz, Editor at

In other news this month, finally lost its grip on the top spot in the Live Sports category to little-known site Live Basketball Channel. In the sports betting category, narrowly beat other sports betting sites such as, but look out was a major climber taking third spot. In the sports tickets category, both and fell down to innovative ticket and travel package site – Competition is hot, so watch this space next month for more updates from the world of online sports.

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