Welcome to the first ever Best Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament! As I mentioned on Monday, my main motivation behind doing this is to try to create a thorough list of the best blogs that cover and discuss Pittsburgh sports. I also hope that this to be something fun and that no one takes things too seriously. The first round voting starts now (assuming that the survey software works OK) and ends on Friday, February 20 at 8:00pm Eastern time. If nothing else, enjoy the logo!
A few items that I didn't address when I posted the 32-blog bracket yesterday. The seedings were partially based on Ballhype rankings and partially on my perspective on the blogs' overall popularity. I also created four divisions named for four of my favorite Pittsburgh sports athletes: Sammy Khalifa, Jock Callander, Demetreus Gore and Rich Erenberg.
Let the voting begin! (One vote per person, please. We don't want this to be like the NHL All-Star voting.)
Sammy Khalifa Division
1. Behind the Steel Curtain vs. 8. Sean's Ramblings
4. RizzoSports Blog vs. 5. D.C. Steeler Nation
3. Where Have You Gone Andy Van Slyke vs. 6. Staal Tactics
2. Heels, Sox & Steelers vs. 7. Sportsocracy
Jock Callander Division
1. The Pens Blog vs. 8. Hyzdu Headquarters
4. Nice Pick, Cowher vs. 5. The Steel Tradition
3. One for the Other Thumb vs. 6. Raise the Jolly Roger
2. Empty Netters vs. 7. Pittsburgh Lumber Co.
Demetreus Gore Division
1. Mondesi’s House vs. 8. Steelers Gab
4. Faceoff Factor 5. The Sidney Crosby Show
3. Pitt Blather vs. 6. Post Game Heroes
2. The Confluence vs. 7. Bucs Trade Winds
Rich Erenberg Division
1. Pittsburgh Sports and Mini Ponies vs. 8. Igloo Dreams
4. Bucs Dugout vs. 5. Honest Wagner
3. Blog ‘n’ Gold vs. 6. Hockey, Football and Stiletto Shoes
2. PensBurgh vs. 7. Steelahs.com
Thanks for voting and thanks to all of these great bloggers for providing hours of entertainment and information!
Thanks again to Cotter of One For the Other Thumb for creating the logo.
Update: Voting is now closed. You can click the vote now buttons to see who won but the vote won't count. The Sweet 16 will be available on Monday morning. Thanks to everyone for visiting and voting!