The VAR Guy is a little depressed. No NFL football this weekend. Our resident blogger will need to find another Sunday hobby for the next few months. But before he unplugs for the weekend, here are the nine most read technology news and channel partner stories from our blog network -- The VAR Guy, MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud  -- for the week ending Feb. 10, 2012.

9. Bold Prediction: SAP's Greg Tomb predicted the software company would be a dominant cloud company within three years. Contributing Blogger Nicholas Mukhar offered perspectives on Talkin' Cloud.

8. Magic MSP Software: Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant research for Client Management Tools includes some MSP-centric software. We don't agree with all of Gartner's conclusions but readers checked out our coverage and analysis.

7. Five Cloud Experts to Watch: We update the Talkin' Cloud 200 list with five new cloud services experts each Friday. And each Friday, readers come back for more.

6. MSP Pricing Hints: A report from Kaseya offered some clues on how MSPs price their managed services. MSPmentor's readers gobbled up the data.

5. Big Deal: When BMC acquired Numara for patch management services, MSPs stood up and took notice. Here's why, according to MSPmentor Contributing Blogger Nicholas Mukhar.

4. Dollar Signs: So how much did Quinstreet pay for Ziff Davis Enterprise, publisher of eWeek and Channel Insider? Not exactly a pure channel story here -- but plenty of folks wanted the answer. And they found it on The VAR Guy.

3. Inside the Halls of Apple: Contributing Blogger David Courbanou shows The VAR Guy readers what's next from Apple -- addressing MacBook Air and iPad 3 rumors head-on.

2. The End of an Era: The VAR Guy was first to report -- with deep details -- the sale of Ziff Davis Enterprise, eWeek and Channel Insider, popular IT media destinations. The coverage includes a cautionary tale about corporate debt.

1. Going to Pieces?: Contributing blogger Christopher Tozzi openly wonders is desktop Linux is becoming too fragmented. Hmmm..,

That's all for now. Please wake The VAR Guy when NFL training camps open...