The Nomination Process
All right, so here's how the nomination process will work. It's like a Roundtable. Nominate, in a post on your site, whomever you like for whatever you like. One plea: please don't neglect the individual post awards, as nominations in that area are going to be a little thin. You have two weeks, or until Friday, December 22. We plan to announce the nominees on January 2, open the voting for a week, and have an all-day awards presentation on Wednesday, January 10, two days after the National Championship Game. All dates are tentative at this point.Remember that we're going to do this combo-style. Once we close the nominations, we'll try to pull 3-6 nominees in each category. 2-4 of these we'll pick from the tops of the open vote-getters. Each category will have one or two "editors choice" nominees selected by a panel in an effort to get deserving but less popular blogs in front of the voters.
General nomination rules: You cannot nominate yourself or any of your own posts for any of the awards, except for the I Wanna Talk About Me Free for All, where you MUST select your own posts. Important: As you draft your Roundtable response, don't just nominate somebody, say something nice about why they deserve consideration. Those bloggers posting the best comments will be the "presenters" in the award posts, which is another way the lesser-known blogs can end up with links on award day.
What I'm going to do is to go through the list of awards and list two per post, and give who I think should be nominated for each. And then I want you to throw in you own ideas about who should be nominated in the comments section. And I will recap in one gynormous post before December 22nd. Keep in mind that no matter how much you love an cherish every post I put up, the Mountainlair should not be nominated here, except for the memememememe award that slips my mind at the moment, but I'll let you know when it comes up.
-The Dr. Z Award
FOR: Cogent, interesting analysis.CRITERIA: Emphasis placed on statistical manipulation, well researched pieces that reveal something new, and/or solid argumentative pieces that function as the authoritative last word on a subject.
MGOBlog- the master of the widget. Brian puts together outstanding analysis of teams and puts it together in a nice grid for your viewing pleasure. I honestly wonder if he gets out much.
Dawg Sports- Kyle is the reason I will never go to law school for fear I might end up on the opposite side of the courtroom from him. The gift of gab is the gift that he has and he uses it well.Sunday Morning Quarterback- To be able to speak intelligently about so many different teams is kind of impressive.
The Trev Alberts Quits To Do Construction Award
FOR: comic relief; overall hilarity.
CRITERIA: The funniest college football blog.
Every Day Should Be Saturday- Orson never fails to make us laugh while using just enough big words to let us know that he knows what he's talking about. Home of the Fulmer Cup for God's sake!
MZone- All the ammo I need to hold the Ohio State fans in my office at bay. And damn if those photoshops don't just kill all.
House Rock Built- Anyone that would do an all-hair team has to get some consideration, right?