I'm honored and pleased to be bringing you a portion of the official nominees for the First Annual College Football Blog Awards. Joel got the party started this morning, before handing off the first nomination announcement to Brian. Before reading on, please take a moment to see the first series of nominations.
Before I roll out the second set of nominations, allow me to note that the third series of nominations are forthcoming in one hour at Every Day Should Be Saturday.
Nominations after the jump...
Barbs is impressed with this year's nominees, too.
Editor's note: All links will pop to new windows. You know, to encourage you to check out all this good stuff without losing your place.
The Keith Jackson Circa 1995 Award
For: The blog with the most consistently expressive and excellent writing.
Criteria: Mechanical competency, yes, but the ability to turn a devastatingly funny phrase or write something compelling is probably more important. This isn't an award for copy editing; it's an award for kickin' prose.
Ronald Bellamy's Underachieving All Stars
For: The finest individual post of the college football year.
Criteria: Best post for whatever reason.
Note: Not surprisingly, many of our nominees for Best Writer are authors of the nominations for Best Posts.
"Dear Diary: Chris Fowler," written by Sunday Morning Quarterback
"Eleven Swans," written by Brian Cook, MGoBlog
"Four Plays, Parts 1-4: The Bomb, The Reverse, The Play-Action, The Conclusion," written by Blue Gray Sky
"Requiem," written by Johnny, Ronald Bellamy's Underachieving All Stars
"YOUR SCHOOL'S PROMOTIONAL AD IS TEH SUX0RZ! GRAND CRU: APPALACHIAN IS HOT HOT HOT!" written by Orson Swindle, Every Day Should Be Saturday
The Jenn Sterger's Rack Award
For: The best photoshop or other gag of the year.
Criteria: Could be a photoshop, a Motivational Poster, an On Notice
Board, a fictional post, or something similar, as long as it elicited more than a mere smile.
"Dear Diary: Chris Fowler," by Sunday Morning Quarterback
"Georgia over Georgia Tech Commemorative Posters," by Doug, Hey Jenny Slater
"Les Miles' Hat Monday," by Tiger Smack
"Coaches' Halloween costumes," by Yost, The M Zone
"I Hate Your Favorite Team," by Fire Mark May
"Motivationals: The Final Chapter," by Orson Swindle, Every Day Should Be Saturday
"Waaaa, Waaaaa, I Have Cancer," by Tressel's World
Don't forget to check in at EDSBS around 2:00 EST for the next series of nominations.