Thursday, February 18, 2010

2010 Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament: Elite 8

We are on to the Elite 8 round of the Best Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament. Whether real or perceived, there seems to be a good amount of discussion regarding apathy towards the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, with Spring Training about to begin, the Steelers season ending in early January and the Penguins on the Olympic break, the Pittsburgh Pirates blogs are the story of this tournament. That and the 7 vs. 8 seeds facing off in the Moe Mantha Division final.

The updated bracket:



Voting for the Elite 8 round begins now and ends on Friday, February 19 at 8:00 PM Eastern time. If you're new to the Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament, please click here to see the ground rules. In addition, while this may not be a realistic request, I ask that you please vote only once per matchup. This tournament is supposed to be for fun.

LOUIS LIPPS DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Behind the Steel Curtain vs. 3. One For The Other Thumb



CRAIG "IRONHEAD" HEYWARD DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP

3. Bucs Dugout vs. 5. Raise the Jolly Roger



DOUG FROBEL DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Mondesi's House vs. 2. Where Have You Gone, Andy Van Slyke (WHYGAVS)



MOE MANTHA DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP

7. Pittsburgh Lumber Co. vs. 8. SteelersDepot.com



Good luck to all of these blogs, and thank you for voting and for visiting these sites and all of the great Pittsburgh sports blogs!

Thanks again to Cotter for designing the fantastic logo.



Finally, feel free to follow me and the Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament on Twitter.

Voting is now closed. The Final Four round begins on Monday, February 22 with the Championship starting Wednesday, February 24. Thanks for voting and for visiting these great blogs!

8 comments:

Hand of Godard said...

Disappointing that there's not a single Penguins blog in the mix.

Bill said...

Impressive showing from the Pirate blogs, disappointing turnout for the Pens blogs.

tecmo said...

Disappointing that there's no blogs featuring little horses left

/ouch...still tender

Hand of Godard said...

I did my part, voting for Penguins blogs and blogs that involve mini ponies.

Sean said...

Hand of Godard & Bill - It probably doesn't help Penguins blogs that the most popular, The PensBlog, wasn't eligible this year. With that written, I was surprised that PensBurgh and Empty Netters went out so early.

Tecmo - If I run a best mini-pony blog tournament, I know that you'll win!

ThisYearsModel said...

The writing on PensBurgh is pretty bad (not the ideas per se, but the style and syntax). The front page is often rife with grammatical howlers, clunky word choices, and butchered metaphors. The comment threads can be fun; it's too bad the posts are so painful to read.

Robert S said...

Come on Bucsdugout!

JobbinAintEasy said...

Go RTJR!!