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The 2006 College Football Blogger Awards

With the nomination process closing today for "The 2006 College Football Blogger Awards" (ballots can be submitted here), there is an open item remaining on the agenda.

In an apparent effort to measure intangible strength, Part III of this exercise in self-glorification promotes a "Blogger Championship Series." As Joel at Rocky Top Talk instructs, the showdown is intended to showcase the best bloggers from each athletic conference:'s just like that other BCS except completely different. We'll be handing out Best Blog awards for each of the BCS conferences, plus one for mid-major coverage (including all independents other than Notre Dame), and one for more general, national coverage blogs. After long debate we decided to put Notre Dame blogs in with the Big East, as the "non-BCS" category is supposed to be an award for mid-majors, which Notre Dame is certainly not. Since ND shares bowl affiliations with the Big East and plays the rest of their sports there, it seemed the logical choice.
Blogger Championship Series
Atlantic Coast Conference
Representative: Eagle in Atlanta
Contenders: StateFans Nation; Section Six

While Bill does not create as much quantitative material as his ACC peers, he does produce significant amounts of qualitative content. Bill consistently understands and promotes the proper ideals of college athletics and holds his alma mater to incredible institutional standards.

For that, Bill deserves a shot at the crown.

Big East Conference
Representative: Pitt Blather / Pittsburgh FanHouse
Contenders: Mountainlair; Card Chronicle

Nobody produces more content on a daily basis than Chas Rich. He is a blogging machine and, despite his heavy authorship, maintains a reasoned approach to the material.

What really sets Chas apart from other Big East-oriented bloggers is that Chas has an innate understanding of the game and the context to which discussions should be framed.

While our clan is small, everyone with an association to the Big East owes Chas a hearty "Thank You."

Big Ten Conference
Representative: mgoblog
Contenders: iBlog For Cookies; Maize 'n Brew

Let's put it this way: if you're not voting for Brian, you're batshit insane.

Brian single handedly brought this association together. For that, any ballot not including mgoblog as the Big Ten representative should receive incessant ridicule and derision.

Big Twelve Conference
Representative: Burnt Orange Nation
Contenders: None

Peter Bean and Company have developed quite the notebook. In fact, Burnt Orange Nation has grown so well that it has metamorphasized from a blog to a community. That is, unquestionably, impressive.

Pacific Ten Conference
Representative: Bruins Nation
Contenders: None

West Coast cool with East Coast angry.

Methinks that is a perfect mix.

Southeastern Conference
Representative: Dawg Sports
Contenders: EDSBS; Hey Jenny Slater; Rocky Top Talk

Kyle King does not get enough credit for his blogging prowess. As "The Mayor," Kyle surely holds a lofty position within this niche community, yet all too often he defers praise and accolades to others.

The real strength that Kyle holds over his peers, however, is his almost encyclopedic knowledge of all things Georgia and SEC. He churns out tons of material and is not afraid to establish opinions and discourse.

In short, the BlogPoll would be much less interesting and informative if Kyle was not around.

National Notebooks
Representative: Sunday Morning Quarterback
Contenders: College Football Resource; NCAA FanHouse; FanBlogs

Nobody can hold a candle to Matt. He is without question the pre-tournament favorite.

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