Monday, March 03, 2008

CFBA Awards: Best ND/Big East Blog | by Pat

We sort of dropped the ball when it came to hyping the nomination process for The 2007 College Football Blogger Awards, but the votes have been tallied and as last year's winner in this category, we're honored to present the award this year for the Best ND/Big East Blog.

If you're just tuning into the Award ceremony, you can head over to Rocky Top Talk to see the schedule for Day One of the awards as well as today's schedule.

Now then, on with the award.

The nominees for this year's Best ND/Big East Blog are:

The envelope please...

Runner-Up: Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician. One of the best named blogs out there, this Syracuse blog is self-described 'light on statistics, heavy on smartassery". Throw in frequent youtube clips and criticism of Syracuse's athletic director and you have this year's ND/Big East Blog runner-up. My Syracuse alum co-worker loves this blog, especially since he actually taught Troy Nunes in a math class and claims he's a mathmagician as well.

And the winner is.....

Card Chronicle

Card fan Mike puts out steady content that is at once interesting, funny, and easy to read. Throw in hilarious use of Cardinal pictures, and it's easy to see why so many fellow bloggers felt that Card Chronicle is one of the best blogs around and tops in the ND/Big East category this year.

More than just a narrow focus on the ups and downs of Louisville sports, Mike also takes a regular step back to consider the goings-on in the Big East at large as well as a regular "What to Watch" feature letting readers know about other games of interest. If you're a Big East basketball fan, you should definitely have Card Chronicle on your list of must-read blogs as Mike does a fantastic job covering the nation's top basketball conference. When it comes to football, Mike's handling of Louisville's rough first year under new head coach Steve Kragthorpe was one of the reasons he finished as the runner-up for this year's Job Award.

Started up just last year, Card Chronicle was a runner-up in this category last year as well as Best New Blog. As CC heads towards its all-important junior season, it will likely be a fixture in conversations involving the very best sports blogs out there, regardless of conference. Congrats again Card Chronicle.

Next up: Head over to mgoblog around noon to see the award for Best Big 10 blog.