2007 CFB Award Nominations: Updated

My updated nominations for the 2007 CFB Awards (including all of the ones from Round 1) are as follows:

  • The Dr. Z Award

    • Sunday Morning Quarterback: An amazing insight into statistics for all the major teams across the country, with real analysis (as opposed to simply ranting and raving). Since I can hardly add, I sometimes get lost in the crush, but a fabulous blog for statistical info.
    • Garnet and Black Attack: The Blog Poll master for the SEC. Always good on the breakdown and the info on statistics and numbers.

    If I could also include basketball blogs, then I’d throw in this one as well:

    • Bruce Ball Blog: More statistics and insight than I’ve ever seen on Tennessee and SEC Basketball. Consistently in step with the game schedule, and always looking into the various numbers behind the game. Even analyzing some stats that I can’t eve figure out. Solid blog.
  • Best Regular Feature

  • Keith Jackson Circa 1995 Award

    • Third Saturday in Blogtober: A great blog which has contributions from both Tennessee and Alabama fans. Regularly updated with really solid articles, which are extremely well written, can be really funny, and which have real substance (as opposed to simply looking good like my blog … oh well). I especially loved their “interviews” with the SEC coaches this year. My favorite “reading” blog, with great writing.
  • Best SEC Blog

This one is tough for me, so many choices but here are my top favorites:

    • SEC Football Blogger: More video than you can could possibly watch, and I love the fact that SECFB breaks things down into school based categories, instead of the shotgun approach. Really solid content, and regular updates. A very solid blog which has both “serious” and “humorous” stories.
    • Best of the SEC Blogs: Literally it’s like SportsCenter for the SEC. Serves as sort of a clearinghouse of information on the SEC as seen through the eyes of bloggers.
    • Loser With Socks: Although they have that Angry Eer over at LWS, they still are dedicated to covering the SEC more than most, and from a biting, humorous perspective.
  • The Trev Alberts Quits To Do Construction Award

    • Loser With Socks: Never fails to point out bad behavior, humorous stories, and flame any and all teams on the planet. Great use of Photoshop magic (including the “Tebow wears Jorts” posts) and generally just damn funny.

  • Best Big East Blog

    • West By God! Virginia: An angry and flaming view on West Virginia’s Mountaineers. Good content, regularly updated, and quoted widely
  • Best ACC Blog

    • Ken Dorsey’s Jock Strap: A Miami-focused blog with great writing and features. A solid blog with regular updates, and season ending awards.
    • Digital Headbutt: A Tarhead blog, which covers football as well as basketball (I know it’s amazing since it’s UNC).
  • Best New Blog

    • SEC Football Blogger: New in 2007, SEC Football Blogger has come on with a lot of content very quickly. A substantial readership with regular updates. On the whole, if I didn’t know better, I would have assumed that it had been around a lot longer that it has.
  • Best Big Ten Blog

    • Busted Coverage (formerly known as “Big Ten Tailgate”): To me, this blog should win this category hands down. Why? After having a run-in with the Big Ten and it’s lawyers in which the conference made them remove all references to the Big Ten Conference, the name and site changed. To me, there would be nothing better than having the new “Busted Coverage” win the award for best Big Ten blog — just to piss off the lawyers at the conference. On a more substantive note, this is a great blog which has a bevy of hilarious content: from videos, to insights, to eye-candy, and everything in between. A really solid blog which would also win the award for “Drunkest Blog” were that a category.
  • Brady Quinn Award (Prettiest Blog)

    • Men of the Scarlet and Gray: A really attractive blog which has a great presentation with little icons and all of that. Great design, and a pleasure to look at.
    • Fulmer’s Belly: Another really well assembled and attractive blog. Very nice layout which is extremely clean and uncluttered. It even has an animated favicon.
  • Tyrone Prothro Award (Best Individual Post)

  • Jenn Sterger Award (Best Photoshop Gag)

    • Loser With Socks – “Tebow Wears Jorts”: To me, this was golden. This got picked up by blogs across the country, and even by SI.com. I think this one wins hands down, just because a lot of folks actually believed it was the real thing. In addition to that, LWS did a ton of other great Farks, which add to its right to win the whole thing.
    • LSU Freek’s Farks would be my second choice, just because of the number and quality of these, he posts a variety of places though, so it’s hard to say where that award should be placed
  • Best Multimedia Thing

  • Job Award

    • Digital Headbutt: It’s hard to be a happy blogger when you are a UNC Football fan, but Digital Headbutt manages to do it.
  • Mythical National Champion / People’s Choice Award

More to come (maybe) …

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8 Responses to “2007 CFB Award Nominations: Updated”

  • You are too kind LawVol. Too kind in deed. I wish I could nominate that Darth Vader video that you posted earlier, but I think that was this year. It Rocked. :-)

  • GhostofNEyalndNo Gravatar says:

    I’m very flattered at the nominations. This blog is consistently excellent as well.

    Especially to the Big Orange fans…

  • lawvolNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks. I appreciate the compliment.

  • hooperNo Gravatar says:

    Nice slate. I haven’t had the opportunity to check all those blogs out, so I’ll probably use this page as a springboard for adventure.

    On a random, unrelated question: are you a lefty? I ask because of your “Lawvol” signature – it carries a left-handed slant. (No reason for caring, other than I have lots of lefty family members, so it sticks out to me.)

  • lawvolNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, I’m a righty, but when I was creating the graphic, I turned the page to allow me to counter-slant a bit. I figured I didn’t want to post my actual signature on the internet for someone to steal. You are, however, correct that the slant is that of a lefty — very perceptive.

    Glad you like my little blog. Thanks for stopping in.


  • Jai EugeneNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, thanks for the gracious comments. I think that our ballots are about the same. I really like your site layout, Pan Am Games Gold medalist stuff

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