Wednesday, April 09, 2008

We won!!...no, wait, we got outscored!

The results were announced tonight on the Blog Madness Final Four over at SBC Voices. First we won. Then, after a recount...it was determined that we got outscored. Tony Kummer went back and checked his auto vote counter thingy and discovered a malfunction. Though no outside auditor has verified his findings, he has reversed his original announcement of our victory and declared Southern alumnus, Steve McCoy, the victor.

As an old Aggie, I have learned that we never lose, we just get outscored or run out of time. Both happened in the final balloting. The first announcement was that we won 312-302. After the recount, however, it was determined that my winning votes came in too late...after the 8:01 PM Monday deadline, when the vote count stood at 299 for Reformissionary and 295 for Founders.

I think it is safe to say that the people have spoken...just not soon enough!

Thanks to all who voted, and thanks to Tony and Steve for the fun.

Just wait till next year!

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Friday, April 04, 2008

Blog Madness Final Four: Full Court Press

I'm a good sport and all. I don't trash talk. I play by the rules and I always hope the best man (or woman) wins. I also believe that it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.

I also greatly enjoy baskeball. So when I discovered that my blog had made it to the Big Dance (aka Tony Kummer's Blog Madness) I decided to take notice and see how the votes were going. It was interesting to see how the competition unfolded. I noticed that guys like Steve McCoy in the East Division and Timmy Brister in the Midwest made dramatic comebacks to get into the 2nd round. Then it dawned on me--they were begging for votes on their blogs! Very effectively, too, I might add. Shucks, after reading all of Steve's promises I almost voted for him myself.

Now we are in the Final Four and only Ascol, McCoy, Lumpkins and Stetzer are left. Currently, I am not quite winning. It is what it is. But as every sports fan knows, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. And it ain't over till the fat lady sings.

It looks like it is shaping up to be a show down between McCoy and me. Now it's show time, baby! Though some people think I should be happy just to be here, I am in it to win it and so I am going to a full court press. From scouting his moves in the previous rounds I discovered that McCoy likes to throw it down from downtown. He's a trifecta addict. I got one thing to say to that.
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Not in my house!

If you live by the 3, you die by the 3. If they can't score, they can't win. Offense may win games, but defense wins championships. Here's the instant replay, with a closer look (that's right, Joe, it ain't happening, and, uh...when we said "b-ball" I guess we shoulda been more specific, huh?).
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OK. All of this to say, go vote for the Founders Blog and let's put this championship to bed. Game on.

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