Welcome to the Elite Eight of the Best Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament! I don’t know about you, but I am really enjoying this tournament. Although I have heard of all of the blogs prior to the tournament, this has been the first time I have regularly read some of them. I don’t think Pittsburgh sports fans realize how lucky we are to have such in depth coverage of the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Pitt. If you haven’t done so already, check out each of the Pittsburgh sports blogs in the tournament as well as those linked on the sidebar.
The Sweet 16 round was terrific. #1 seeds Behind the Steel Curtain and The Pens Blog rolled to easy victories as Nice Pick Cowher awoke the sleeping giant. The other top seeds, Pittsburgh Sports and Mini Ponies (PSAMP) and Mondesi’s House, withheld big comeback attempts by Faceoff Factor and Bucs Dugout respectively. I don’t think we can have any closer match-ups than Pitt Blather vs. The Confluence (51%-49%) and Blog ‘n’ Gold vs. PensBurgh (50.3%-49.7%). Wow! Finally, Empty Netters defeated One for the Other Thumb in a fun match, and Where Have You Gone, Andy Van Slyke (WHYGAVS) cruised into the next round.
So we now enter the Elite Eight! Each of these match-ups could easily be Final Four or Championship match-ups. All four of the #1 seeds remain but there is only one #2 seed left. As I mentioned before, please do not cheat and vote multiple times.
Here's your updated bracket:
Sammy Khalifa Division
1. Behind the Steel Curtain vs. 3. Where Have You Gone Andy Van Slyke
Jock Callander Division
1. The Pens Blog vs. 2. Empty Netters
Demetreus Gore Division
1. Mondesi’s House vs. 3. Pitt Blather
Rich Erenberg Division
1. Pittsburgh Sports and Mini Ponies vs. 3. Blog ‘n’ Gold
The Elite Eight voting begins now and will end on Thursday evening at 8:00pm Eastern time.
Thanks again to Cotter of One For the Other Thumb for creating the awesome logo!
Update: Voting in the Elite Eight. You can click the vote now buttons to see who won but the vote won't count. The Final Four round will begin on Monday morning. Thanks to everyone for visiting and voting!