Monday, December 12, 2005

 

Canadian Blog Awards: Hockey Rants = #1 Loser!

So, the Canadian Blog Awards are finished and Hockey Rants didn't manage a Top 3 finish, proving, once again, that DEMOCRACY DOES NOT WORK!

Now, I am quite used to not winning popularity contests (apart from the Ugliest Kid award in High School), but this loss really stings a little given the blogs that did finish in the Top 3.

Now, Hockeydirt.com, which finished in 2nd place, is a great site and worthy of its finish. If I wasn't voting for myself (People who claim not to vote for themselves are lying. You know it. Your mother knows it. Oprah Winfrey knows it), they would have had my second round vote.

No, my beef is with the other two sites.

Hockey Certainty finished in 3rd place. This is a blog written by a Leafs fan and has very little in the way of actual content, let alone any quality content. I wouldn't wipe my pasty, tender butt-cheeks with that crappy site. It really is an insult to the good blogs (Do people honestly think Game Certainty is better than James Mirtle's site or the Battle of Alberta site? WTF?) that anyone other than the author would vote for such a site. I guess he got the Leafs/Lemmings vote, because it certainly wasn't on merit.

And #1? RaptorBlog.

That's right, a BASKETBALL blog won the BEST SPORTS BLOG category for the CANADIAN Blog Awards. As much as RaptorBlog is a high-quality site, the fact that a BASKETBALL site won is just shameful.

Basketball?

Are you frickin kidding me?

The next time a stuckup Canadian fan rags your country/city for being a non-hockey country/city, just point them to this result and rub it in their faces.

(Basketball? People in Canada actually watch basketball? *shakes head*)

Comments:
Youze was robbed, bro! and I'm a Leaf fan...from Jersey
 
Hockey certainty does have a nice amount of white-space dedicated to World Cup soccer pairings. I think hockey fans were dying to find out if arch-rivals Togo and Switzerland were going to get to renew their battle for fussball supremacy in group G.

Now you can put Clay Aiken in a Zidane Team France jersey and mock soccer fan...
 
I voted for you.
 
For the record, I voted for you.

You're right... That Hockey Certainty is pretty lousy. Dood must have jammed the ballot box.
 
I voted for you on half of the computers at our school, and I'm not even sure I'm eligible, being American.
 
*sniff* thank you for all your support.

Paul, it sounds like your school need 1000 new computers :). A school is usually a singular IP address so it may have registered just one vote or disqualified it. I don't know, but it's time to move on. I can take solace in the fact that the Leafs will never win the cup as long as I am alive.
 
Game Certainty is run by one of the top blogging networks. You didn't stand a chance.
 
Honestly, they should just have asked the webmasters for their hit counts :P

Everyone here knows that you put out a top quality blog.
 
One of the other finalists (I won't say which one) sent me a huffy e-mail because

a.)I didn't pay homage to my competitors in my acceptance speech.

b.) He implied that I won because the hockey votes were split among 4 hockey blogs while I was the only hoops blog.

Oh well. This "award" is basically a glorified popularity contest and it doesn't necessarily mean anything, although it will look nice on my portfolio when marketing my site to potential sponsors.

In the meantime, keep underestimating Raptors fans. There are more of us than you think, and we're growing! Be afraid, be very afraid...

Scott Carefoot
 
One of the other finalists (I won't say which one) sent me a huffy e-mail because
a.)I didn't pay homage to my competitors in my acceptance speech.
b.) He implied that I won because the hockey votes were split among 4 hockey blogs while I was the only hoops blog.


heeheehee. My post was somewhat tongue-in-cheek (Still...a basketball blog? WTH??), so I hope you don't take any offense from it. If I was a basketball fan, I'm sure I'd enjoy it. From what little I saw, it was well visited and well done.

Splitting the vote? How about your right-wing not jobs ganging up on us lefties and spreading lies and propaganda?

Dammit, I should have known better than to put tax hikes in my platform!
 
Well firstly, the Raptor's blog is one of the few basketball blogs and it really is a quality blog ontop of that. Furthermore, look how many hockey blogs there are. Obviously, their support winds up being diffused across any number of sites. However, I wouldn't bash the basketball bloggers, its a good blog I don't think bashing him is appropriate.
 
One viewing of the hockey-centricity of sports highlight shows from TSN, Sportsnet or any major network reveals everything you need to know about why a Raptors blog would be so popular: we can't get our fix anywhere else!
 
I'd kill for a little "hockey-centricity" down here in the lower 48. I'm so sick of Pat Riley is back, oooooh look at Shaq's monster dunk, Donovan McNabb, T.O.,..........
 
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