Monday, February 05, 2007

Many thanks | by Pat

A quick thank you to everyone that voted for the Blue-Gray Sky in the recent college football blogger awards. BGS was named best blog in the Big East/ND category (that's right Big East....first we steal your bowl bids, now we take your blog awards) and finished as the runner-up for the Post of the Year award to the very deserving Orson over at Every Day Should be Saturday.

The entire list of winners can be found over at RockyTopTalk and I highly suggest you check them all out as the winners and runners-up are all high quality blogs. Of special note is the strong entry into the blogging community by a pair of blogs run by ND fans.

Fire Mark May, run by irishoutsider, won Best New Blog and should definitely be added to your bookmarks and/or RSS news reader. Fire Mark May also finished as the runner-up in the Best Gag category for the hilarious "I hate your favorite team" letter from Glenn Philips, professional referee.

Likewise, Mark May Be Wrong, a creation of Brian, Dan, and Tom, took home the Best Critic award for their on-going attempt to track the predictions of college football pundits and bring some level of accountability to the so-called "experts". Combing cold hard facts with exceptional layout and programming skillz, not to mention the always fun Suck-O-Meter, Mark May Be Wrong is a definite addition to any ND fan reading list. Mark May Be Wrong also took The Conversation concept Jay wrote about earlier in the year and turned it into a fully-fledged internets widget that makes sorting teams by different Conversation criteria a snap.

So again, many thanks to those who voted for us. And make sure to check out/keep checking out those blogs that were a part of the inaugural blogger awards. There are some exceptional writers out there covering college football and many of them aren't the ones getting press passes to the games.