I don’t know what to say.
When I first received word that I was nominated as one of BallHyped.com’s Top 64 Sports Blogs of the Year, I took it as quite the compliment.
I rushed to share the good news, asking all of you for votes to help me advance.
I made it past the first round but ran into a tough competitor in the second, a Cleveland-based site with three contributing writers and an editor, all of them against lonely old me (and of course, webmaster and father-to-be, Eddie Griffin).
The odds were stacked against me.
I spammed my Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, every single sports forum and venue I could find to draw support.
And I must say, you all came through with flying colors… my own personal Santas.
My co-workers, friends, family, readers, fellow bloggers, people I see every day, people I haven’t seen in years, people I’ve never even met, all by my side.
While voter turnout was overwhelming and incredibly touching, I never needed Ballhyped’s seal of approval to tell me what I was doing was right on. I already had your support. Never was that more obvious than this week.
SportsChump is and has always been an avenue for me to express my thoughts, a place for all of you to hang, chill and discuss what’s on your minds: our own virtual water cooler, if you will.
Despite this Christmas miracle, voting goes on. We still have a way to go, so please stay tuned. Here are the upcoming voting periods:
Sweet 16: 8 games (Dec. 26-27)
Elite 8: 4 games (Dec. 28-29)
Final Four: 2 games (Dec. 30-31)
Championship, Consolation: 2 games (Jan. 1-2)
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