Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Maryland's Best Sports Blog!...........?..........!

I mean, could that really be accurate?

And now WAIT - you thought that was a moment of humility? Ha! The River Mud Blog has been nominated by the kind editorial staff of the Baltimore Sun as one of Maryland's Outstanding Blogs (MOBs or Mobbies, as they call them). In the "Sports" category - which is where it quickly gets interesting. As you probably know, what I write about - and what I care about - goes far beyond sports, and even a little beyond the outdoors (okay.....rarely). But honestly, where else other than "sports" would I fit in? - without a "nature dork" or an "eco-redneck" or at the minimum an "outdoors" category (in which I would destroy any hint of competition, thankyouverymuch), there's no amazing categorical home for the River Mud Blog.

There are about a dozen blogs nominated in the "sports" category and other than this blog and one guy's 5K running blog, the other 10 are focused on all things Ravens, Orioles, and University of Maryland Terrapins. What's worse (in my opinion) is that some of the bloggers are professional sports writers, and their employers (news agencies and the like) run the blogs for them. ...........insert wussy complaint about fairness..........

So please run on over the Baltimore Sun MOB voting site (you can vote with your facebook or other ID) and let them know how you feel about the entries for "Best Sports Blog!"

Update....or "Best Photography Blog" or "Best Personal Blog" in which categories I'm also nominated!


troutrageous1 said...

Congrats on the nomination. I voted for you...even though I hate J.J. Redick too.

Julie said...

You are cross-listed in Photography section as well. Good luck!!

biobabbler said...

Good grief. Wow. Nice work, and I TOTALLY agree re: professional sports writers having folks populate their blog for them. There needs to be an amateur (read super-non-profit)/single author category, eh? And, oh, I don't know, a NATURE BLOG category?

Regardless: GOOD LUCK!

Leigh said...

Thats great! Congrats!

Swamp Thing said...

I don't know if I love my odds in the Photography section (although I am mightily flattered!) - 6 of 9 nominees are professional photographers!

It's all good exposure, and as Paris Hilton would say, there's no such thing as "bad" attention.

Or as the Rev. Horton Heat said, "At least it's exposure, that's what they say....but you can die from exposure in less than a day."