Tuesday, December 12, 2006

BlogPoll Awards Nominations Part II

Once again thanks to Rocky Top Talk and MGOBlog for organizing the 2006 Bolgpoll Awards. Today we are going to make nominations for The Sports Fans Don't Cry and The Keith Jackson Circa 1995 Awards.

The Sports Fans Don't Cry Award

FOR: The blog that has suffered through its chosen team's dismal season with the most dignity.

CRITERIA: Continued engagement in the face of crippling, misery-inducing defeat. A stiff-upper lip and sane reaction to everything crumbling to dust.


Pitt Blather-Chas is a rock when it comes to posting analytical material. There was no difference in the quantity of his posting between the first half of the year when Pitt looked very good, and the second half when they didn't look so good.

Bruins Nation- While Nestor and Co. did have an unhealthy blood lust for the firing of Karl Dorell, they remained very much engaged all year.

State Fans Nation- Like the two above, Steven has stayed out in the thick of it and embraced the man boobiness. Well, he stuck with his team, anyway.

The Keith Jackson Circa 1995 Award

FOR: The blog with the most consistently expressive and excellent writing.

CRITERIA: Mechanical competency, yes, but the ability to turn a devastatingly funny phrase or write something compelling is probably more important. This isn't an award for copy editing; it's an award for kickin' prose.

EDSBS- Since Orson is an assumed name, I would imagine you can pick up his books in the humor or pop culture section of any good bookstore. I take days off. I know I do, but not this guy. Every day that he can get himself to the keyboard, he cranks out dairy goodness.

Hey Jenny Slater- If he isn't, he should be getting paid for the quality of his writing. Doug keeps his eye on college football for most of the year, but isn't afraid to venture off into other topics, but he remains very strong no matter what the subject.

Burnt Orange Nation- A day without Peter Bean's thoughts on Texas wouldn't be much of a day at all. If it were possible to wear out a link on your blog roll like you would a cassette tape I would be on my third or fourth copy.

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