Monday, February 22, 2010

2010 Pittsburgh Sports Blog Final Four

In last year’s inaugural Best Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament, I shared my disappointment that there were no Cinderellas as the top seeds in each bracket advanced to the Final Four. Well, there is no disappointment this year! Behind the Steel Curtain is the only #1 seed to make it this far. Where Have You Gone Andy Van Slyke isn’t a Cinderella as a #2 seed, but I think most figured that Mondesi’s House would rebound after reaching last year’s championship. Bucs Dugout faced a tough draw as a #3 seed and probably is a surprise in advancing to the Final Four. However, the real tournament shocker is #8 seed that has a significant Twitter presence and following. If you followed Cory’s tournament odds and wagered on to win the Moe Mantha Division, you would have made some good money.

Now that you’ve read the tournament summary, here is the Final Four bracket:

Voting for the Final Four round begins now and ends on Tuesday, February 23 at 8:00 PM Eastern time. If you're new to the Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament (where have you been?), 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 designed to be for fun.

You can begin voting (dramatic pause), now!

Louis Lipps Division Champion: Behind the Steel Curtain


Craig "Ironhead" Heyward Division Champion: Bucs Dugout

Doug Frobel Division Champion: Where Have You Gone, Andy Van Slyke (WHYGAVS)


Moe Mantha Division Champion:

Good luck to these four 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 for the Final Four round is now closed. The championship round will take place on Wednesday, 2/24 through Friday, 2/26. Thanks for voting!


Anonymous said...

wow. is steelersdepot actually just cheating? seems like a pretty likely explanation

Sean said...

I don't think so. SteelersDepot was helped significantly by the fact that Empty Netters and Faceoff Factor didn't mention the tournament on their blogs. Plus, as I mentioned above, SteelersDepot has a significant following on Twitter and has promoted voting in several "Tweets."

The Mick said...

I feel like such a tool for not checking my new email account for the past month. I totally did not know we were even in the tournament. At least we beat Bob Smizik's blog. We throw our support entirely behind WHYGAVS even though they took us to the woodshed in Round 2.

Next year, we're pulling for the Elite 8.

The Mick
(from The Hunky & The Mick)

Anonymous said...

an all pirates championship game would be awesome. good luck pat.