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!
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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!