2006 College Football Blogger Awards: Maize n' Nominations Part Two
You can find Part 1 of my nominations here.
One thing I forgot to mention during my last post was that nominations for the 2006 College Football Blogger Awards can be made by anyone. Bloggers. Readers. Mom. Dad. Lassie. All you have to do is visit the nominations page that Joel and Brian have set up. Vote early. Your vote counts (except in Florida). It's the American way.
On to the nominations Part Deux.
The Tyrone Prothro And His Amazing Catch Award
FOR: The finest individual post of the college football year.
CRITERIA: Best post for whatever reason.
1. Requiem by RBUAS. If you can read that without feeling a tightness in your chest, goosebumps on your arms, or a tear welling in your eye then you have no soul.
2. Marvel by RBUAS.
3. Eleven Swans by Mgoblog.
If I missed something special, please let me know. But these three stuck in my head.
The Chris Berman Antimatter Award
FOR: The best contribution to the lingo of our little interniche, be it a nickname, neologism, or catchy phrase used with frequency.
CRITERIA: Spread is important. The ideal candidate has been universally adopted by anyone with cause to use the term.
1. TEH SUXORZ??
The Old Faithful Award
FOR: The best recurring feature of the year.
CRITERIA: The feature should be posted weekly and be generally good and stuff.
1. UFR - Mgoblog
2. Don't Bet On It - Dawg Sports
3. Blogtoberfest - Every Day Should Be Saturday
4. Pickin on the Big Ten - The Bemusement Park
5. Maxwell Pundit - Rakes of Mallow
The That's Not Really Real Award
FOR: The best photoshop or other counterfeit gag of the year.
CRITERIA: Could be a photoshop, a Motivational Poster, an On Notice Board, or something similar, as long as it elicited more than a mere smile.
1. MZone - War Eagle
Hands down the funniest Photoshop of the Year. It still makes me laugh
2. MZone - The USC Cheerleader
3. Brains! - House Rock Built
4. Happy Kittens - EDSBS
The You Talkin' To Me Award
FOR: The best back and forth between rival blogs the week before a rivalry game.
CRITERIA: Must be bi-directional, and both blogs must score points against each other. A unilateral beat-down will not suffice. Should be more in the spirit of fun than wildly abusive.
The I'm Just Like You But I Have a Podcast Award
FOR: The best podcast or podcaster of the year.
CRITERIA: Uh, must be audio. And about college football, you know. Note that this is "podcast" in a really broad sense. Parody songs, incoherent ravings about Tyrone Willingham, and whatever else you've got are nominate-able. One restriction: it has to be self-generated.
1. MSU Radio Host Melts Fucking Down on the Air - House Rock Built
2. The Michael Lewis Interview - EDSBS
3. Friday Night Lites - House Rock Built
The Blogger Championship Series
ACC: Ramblin Wreck (nod Eagle in Atlanta)
Big 10: MGoBlog (nods to Black Shoe Diaries, Bruce Ciskie, and MZone)
Big 12: Burnt Orange Nation (nods to Double Extra Point and Off Tackle)
Big East and ND: Blue Gray Sky (nods to House Rock Built, Card Chronicle, Orange 44, The Mountainlair)
Pac-10: Bruins Nation (nod to Addicted to Quack and Conquest Chronicles)
SEC: Every Day Should Be Saturday (nods to Dawg Sports and Roll Bama Roll)
Non-BCS: Pitch Right
Generalists: Sunday Morning Quarterback
And The Blogger Championship Throphy.....
Honestly can't decide. It's kind of a toss up between EDSBS and Mgoblog.
But my gut is with Mgoblog, as it was the first site I regularly visited and the site that helped convince me to launch my own.