Monday, March 01, 2010

Congratulations Bucs Dugout

In an extremely close championship, Bucs Dugout defeated WHYGAVS 50.7% to 49.3% to win the 2nd annual Best Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament. Bucs Dugout joins last year’s winner, The Pensblog, in the pantheon of Pittsburgh sports blogs. Here is your tournament recap:

- The story of the tournament was the success of the Pittsburgh Pirates blogs. Besides Bucs Dugout and WHYGAVS, Raise the Jolly Roger and Pittsburgh Lumber Co. both reached the Elite Eight.

- Apparently, I’m not very good at seeding. Bucs Trade Winds, Igloo Dreams, and Pittsburgh Lumber Co. all won as #7 or #8 seeds. was especially impressive reaching the Final Four.

- People use Twitter. I don’t think that anyone mentioned or used Twitter in last year’s tournament. Nearly all the blogs in this tournament used Twitter and those with the most followers seemed to advance the furthest.

- There were votes from six continents. Antarctica needs to step up next year!

- I want to thank Cory of Three Rivers Burgh Blog for creating a list of tournament odds. That was fun addition to this year's edition.

- I also owe a great deal of gratitude to Cotter of One For the Other Thumb. I have no computer literacy whatsoever, and Cotter was a huge help in creating the terrific tournament logo and for making my awful Word brackets into passing JPEGs.

Finally, thanks to everyone for voting and supporting these terrific blogs. I wrote this at the start of the tournament, and I believe this to be 100% true. There is a special Pittsburgh sports blog community that is unmatched by any other city in the country. Please make sure to visit all of the Pittsburgh linked on the right side of this site.

If you write a Pittsburgh sports blog that is not included on my links section, please e-mail me at seanramblings at yahoo [dot] com.

Oh one last thing. Make sure to stop back later this week for a special giveaway.

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