Monday, March 02, 2009

Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament – Final Four

Welcome to the Final Four of the Best Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament! I think this may be the first tournament ever where all the #1 seeds advanced to the Final Four. I’m actually a little disappointed that there were no Cinderellas, but the people have cast their ballots and the top seeds earned their place in the Final Four. Before the voting begins, let’s look back at the Elite Eight.

Behind the Steel Curtain had a relatively easy run in the Sammy Khalifa division until this round where they held off the final all-Pirate blog in the tournament Where Have You Gone Andy Van Slyke by a 53.3%-46.7% margin. Behind the Steel Curtain now faces The Pens Blog who handled Empty Netters by earning three of every four votes in this match-up. I really thought that this would be much closer, but I guess not. Based on how this tournament has gone so far, The Pens Blog appears to be the favorite to win it all.

With Pitt as the #1 basketball team in the country last week, it makes sense that Pitt Blather would receive a lot of votes based on all of the Pitt fans following the Panthers. However, Mondesi’s House was able to prevail in an amazing 50.5%-49.5% contest. Pittsburgh Sports and Mini Ponies clinched the final spot in the Final Four by defeating the other Post-Gazette blog in the field, Blog ‘n’ Gold 57%-43%.

So there you have it. Voting starts now and runs until Tuesday, March 3 at 8:00pm Eastern time. As a reminder, please only vote once. Let the Final Four voting begin!

#1 Behind the Steel Curtain vs. #1 The Pens Blog

#1 Mondesi’s House vs. #1 Pittsburgh Sports and Mini Ponies

Thanks again to all of the incredible blogs in the tournament, Cotter for creating the super logo and to you for visiting and voting!

Update: Voting for the Final Four is now closed. Congratulations to Mondesi's House and The Pens Blog for advancing to the Best Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament Championship. You can vote for either Mondesi's House or The Pens Blog by clicking here now through Friday, March 6th at 5:00pm Eastern time.


tecmo said...

If a #1 seed was ever a huge underdog, the time is now. Last round I tried to bribe you all with a chicken in every pot. This time, vote for me and I'll give you all pot in every chicken. YUM!

Paneech said...

I like mine barbecued thanks.