SB Nation

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SB Nation
Web address
Commercial? No
Type of site
Sports news
Registration Optional (required for comments/posting)
Available in English
Owner Vox Media
Launched 31 March 2005; 10 years ago (2005-03-31)
Alexa rank
Increase 769 (As of January 2015)[1]
Current status Active

SB Nation (Sports Blog Nation)[2] is an American sports network owned and operated by Vox Media. It has more than 300 web sites, which are maintained primarily by part-time contract writers. They submit posts, facilitate dialogue and interact with commenters. At a kickoff event in February 2009, there were about 185 blogs. ComScore, the Reston-based tracker of consumer Internet habits, tallied 5.8 million unique visitors to SB Nation websites during the month of November 2010. That 208 percent increase over the 1.9 million unique visitors in November 2009 made SB Nation the fastest growing sports website the company tracked at that time.[3]

In December 2010, SB Nation had 12 million unique visitors and over 100 million page views monthly. Expansion plans include mobile and going global, into the "European Premier (soccer) League"[4]

In December 2011 Time Magazine, listed SB Nation #1 in Sports, and #15 overall in its "50 Websites That Make the Web Great" list.[5]

As of July 2013, SB Nation averaged 50 million unique visitors per month a 178% increase from a year earlier. It currently sits at 454th in the USA according to the web-ranking outfit Alexa. The site operates from Vox’s midtown offices just off Bryant Park in New York.[6]

SB Nation purchased Outsports in 2013.[7]

SB Nation currently has content-sharing partnerships with Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports, USA Today, Comcast and the National Hockey League (NHL)[8][9][10]

Notable SB Nation blogs[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

SB Nation's[11] won first place in "MMA Media Source of the Year" category of World MMA Awards 2013 awards.[12] with their mma journalist, Ariel Helwani winning consecutively "MMA Journalist of the Year" 2010-2013.

Bleacher Report listed both and in their "top MMA information and opinion sources" list (seven overall).[13]

Web data traffic ranking leader Alexa Internet, list, and in their top 10 most popular "MMA news and media" websites category[14]

Breaking Madden[edit]

Jon Bois uses the Madden NFL series of videogames to set up various hypothetical situations or implausible challenges (for example, attempting to break the record number of career touchdown passes, all in a single game) and then reports on the results.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ " Site Overview". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Dubois, Lou (20 August 2010). "The Evolution of Sports Blog Nation". Inc. Retrieved 2015-05-02. 
  3. ^ Overly, Steven (20 December 2010). "SB Nation's sports blogger collective sees bias as a plus". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  4. ^ "The New Game in Sports Journalism: SB Nation Claims 100 Million Monthly Views -- Going Global with Soccer Coverage". 10 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-08. 
  5. ^ McCracken, Harry (16 August 2011). "SB Nation - The 50 Best Websites of 2011 - TIME". 
  6. ^ "Bleacher Report, SB Nation and Deadspin strive to define future of booming sports-blogging niche - New York Business Journal". New York Business Journal. 12 July 2013. 
  7. ^ O'Keeffe, Michael (2013-03-05). ", which covers the gay athletes, bought by SB Nation parent company Vox Media". Daily News (New York). Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  8. ^ "SB Nation, Comcast SportsNet sign deal to share content". 
  9. ^ "Comcast SportsNet content sharing with SB Nation". Philadelphia Business Journal. 28 June 2010. 
  10. ^ "SB Nation Scores A Link Deal With The NHL". TechCrunch. AOL. 
  11. ^ "SB Nation Directory". Vox Media. 
  12. ^ John Joe O'Regan. "Browne, White, Gustafsson, Rousey winners at World MMA Awards VI - Fighters Only". 
  13. ^ Jonathan Snowden. "The UFC Fan's Guide to the Internet: The MMA Media Musts". Bleacher Report. 
  14. ^;0/Top/Sports/Martial_Arts/Submission_Fighting_and_MMA/News_and_Media

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