Hot Blogger Bracket – Campbell Conference

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*(The brackets will be shuffled to reflect correct order of match-ups next round. You try putting together 88 entries. Any complaints and we will rig the voting faster than the De La Hoya-Mayweather fight.)
Voting ends Saturday, June 9, @ approx. 22:00.

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~ by Sarah Sprague on June 6, 2007.

129 Responses to “Hot Blogger Bracket – Campbell Conference”

  1. Hey, I know this isn’t posted yet, but for real J-Red, I opened your email and that picture hurt me it was so wonderful. Cheap beer, Letterman on the dorm TV, and old cases for “art” on the wall.
    Makes me want to go back to college and make out on your flannel sheets over a grubby mattress.
    (But I love Sean’s Marino post. So hard this bracket!)

  2. I tell myself that ‘Orson’ is wearing Texas burnt orange in his photo.

    And SMQ is a hilarious deity sent down to earth to entertain us mere mortals.

  3. The TooMuchSports-MCB matchup is the heartbreaker for me. Boys, you can’t both advance to the second round, but you can come on-a my house…

    Also, SMQ is a god that walks on earth. But for football.

  4. Sammy’s Sports Sermons and Holy Dog Water are my dark horses out of this bracket.

  5. I see you’ve designed the bracket specifically to stop ballot stuffing (e.g. voting multiple times from the same ISP). That directly contradicts with the statement made in the beginning: “Cheating, shenanigans, and ballot-stuffing are encouraged.” No matter. I have every computer on the campus of UNC at my disposal. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  6. As the #2 seed in this bracket, I am little concerned that Tim Tebow is the #1 seed. That seems like a matchup no one can win.

    And Holly, I appreciate the kind words. Unfortunately, it’s only inflated my monster-sized ego. So thanks.

  7. It’s going to be amazing when a 14 seed makes a run in this bracket.

    Hopefully.

    Possibly.

    Maybe?

  8. To qualify as a “darkhorse” in this bracket, wouldn’t you need to to be a #5 seed or lower?

    And no, I don’t like the prospects of facing Swindle in the second round…that is, if I get past the first round. (Is that how this bracket will work? I’m so confused.)

  9. “(e.g. voting multiple times from the same ISP)” – Designed that way because if you are going to rock the vote, we don’t want it to be easy – ala some sort of script.

  10. Tebow is going to be tough to take down. But being a 19th seed, I’ll be happy just making it into round 2…

    That said, I wish I sent in another post. I have no idea why I picked the one I did, because there are plenty which I like more than that one.

  11. smq only a 10 seed?

  12. I just ask the question how much time did it actually take to do all of this?? Hats off ladies.

  13. A month.

  14. I’m pretty sure Tim Tebow’s strict Christian upbringing would be highly against this tournament. Praise should only be given onto the lord. I think his name is Bob or something.

  15. Also did ‘Orson’ pass the random ‘Random Ladies Dot Dot Dot drug and steroid ‘ test?? I’d like the second sample checked please..for us all.

  16. Sean, sounds like I will have to help deflate it then with some Midwestern Discomfort. But really, we’re both grown men, talented writers–I see no reason why one of us has to be branded the loser here. How about winner advances, loser gets to follow up on Holly’s invite? Oh but wait, then we both might try to lose…never mind.

  17. Hello Orson!!!!

  18. Jesus Christ, I stand no chance against Tim Tebow!!! I’ll have to summon all the strength of the Hoover Buccaneers to take Tebow down.

  19. Dude, Tim Tebow’s arms are like my legs.

  20. Oh but wait, then we both might try to lose…never mind.

    This could be fun!

    And I don’t know where all this “Tebow” chatter is coming from. That is Orson Swindle of Every Day Should Be Saturday, and you haters should be ashamed of yourselves. Everybody in Florida looks like that.

  21. I’ve met Swindle, and he’s way hotter than that Tebow fucker.

    Since shenanigans and borderline cheating were specifically encouraged, there are a bunch more photos of me, ladies, on my 7th grade scrapbook that I made in homeroom myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/kanudawg

  22. “Everybody in Florida looks like that.”

    Of course we do, that’s why I’ve had to survive on guile and deception all my life. It’s tough to be this damn hot.

  23. First things first, I am a daily reader of EDSBS, so I can attest to Orson’s writing prowess, and I say this whole-heartedly – ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? I would do very bad things to that man. Jesus.

  24. That said, I would have to take Sean over the rest of the bracket, solely because he’s a Jets fan. This means I would more than likely do very bad things to him, as well.

  25. would this blog have made it?

  26. My status as a “sports” blogger will take a hit considering that I suspected Orson was a fake, but couldn’t identify who the fake was.

  27. Think of it as cosmic justice for your failure to operate the bcc button this morning. Order is restored.

  28. Holy crap, Davey.

  29. Chad’sMyGuy – I hate the Jets, but that essay about how hard it is to be a Jets fan with the photo of him out drinking. Swoon.

  30. Yeah. Davey is DEFINITELY a sleeper pick. As in, one I’d pick to sleep with.

  31. And Sooze’s retina just went down the drain.

    My apoligies…my picture should come with a disclaimer.

  32. Holly sure knows how to make a guy blush. :D

    I’m blushing in places I didn’t even knew had blood flow…

  33. Davey, you just made it 84 degrees hotter in here.

  34. Swoon’s right, sister. I’m a lifelong Jets fan, and as hard as it is to just be one, I should mention that I live in Indianapolis. That’s right – Colts country (gagging noises). Enough said.

  35. I’ve been trying to vote, but it will only let me vote for myself one time. That’s not how we do things here in Illinois.

  36. Andrea, thanks for using the term “dark horse” as opposed to “Cinderella team”. The latter could be slightly deflating. Also, I’m a little concerned about being in the same bracket as the unabomber.

  37. Scrap – We wanted to make sure that someone didn’t start running a voting script or called up the ghost of the first Richard Daley.

  38. Hey, I made a mistake on my photo. I sent the wrong one. Can you replace it with this one. It’s more current.

    Orson Swindle my ass…

  39. Yeah, I’m going to have to jump on the bandwagon here – Orson is hot on a level that was completely unexpected and much, much appreciated.

  40. My lead is slowly disappearing.

  41. ut oh…ladies love Davey..I’m screwed…

    It’s time to call in the Spanish Speaking Contingent!!

    ¡¡Qué viva la revolución!!

  42. Buff – you have one of the toughest match ups, for real. I won’t lie… I voted for you from home and Davey from work. (I know it defeats the purpose, but you both have good entries!)

    (God I am such a girl.)

  43. thanks! Whatcha gonna do? I’m only one man.

  44. This Sean matchup is killing me. I figured my ego could be satisfied in one of two ways. I would get a higher seed than I deserved, and then I’d take an early exit, but I’d be happy because of my high standing with the seeding committe (Ladies…). (tries to type “seeding committee” without smirking, fails.) Or, I’d get a low seed, but find myself against some godless, mother-hating, America-bashing paid blogger who I could at least potshot all day long.

    Instead, I apparently get a laid-back smoker/drinker whose Jets fandom may be the only possible one that challenges mine for levels of torture, whose dog recently died, and who recently was delivered from a soul-crushing job in the dinosaur that is daily print media. How can I hate on a guy like that?! My extensive background search revealed nothing more than an unpaid parking ticket, a small altercation in Cancun (really, you thought they’d believe the “My bracelet came off in the water” story?), and the usual ill-considered Internet credit card purchases at 3 AM. In other words, I am out of ammo and gas in a plane a decade removed from the Wright Brothers, while being circled by a Stealth bomber…but thankfully, “I am left-handed.”

  45. Sammy, I think you’re in good shape. Also, “dark horse” is more fun than Cinderella b/c, well, it implies riding.

  46. As stated – orson is just dreamy in that picture. Wow! But have you seen a picture of Conscience of a Nation – and her emergency floatation devices? – or was that Orson’s sister?

  47. PSUgirl, you know that Orson only agreed to enter the contest if the ladies promised not to bring up THOSE rumors. Shh!

  48. I’m pretty sure Mike White kicked my ass at a Pantera show in ’94.

  49. Oh, that’s comforting…

  50. Is it me or is ghost of wayne fontes in two different brackets?

  51. There are two different guys who write for Wayne Fontes.

  52. Yeah, we had two different entrants. Don’t fret though, my compadre is up against Will.

  53. Does Pop Jocks have two bloggers in this contest?

  54. Thanks to the whole Campbell conference for not taking your shirts off.

  55. Yeah, Mike, they’re both in.

  56. -note to self-

    should have shown tattoo…should have shown tattoo

    At least I’m probably the only guy who’s doesn’t live in the states to do this competition, that’s got to count for something?

    Also, when do the 50 vote baskets come down Rock n Jock style? I got Flea from RHCP waiting to ice this thing.

  57. I’m pretty sure mgoblog gave me some blotter at phish 98.

  58. buff – Start spreading the word… aren’t there like 1000s of sports fans in each Spanish town? Do a post about bull fighting or something.

  59. Do you think that living in Chapel Hill, NC puts me at a disadvantage compared to other bloggers who live in new York, DC, etc.?

  60. I’m already spreading the word, but it doesn’t help when you have to say the same thing 1000 times to my friends who do not speak a word of English. And then they laugh and say ‘Silly Americans’

    I actually did a post on bullfighting way back when, it’s something everyone should experience sometime in their life.

  61. VOTE FOR TREY!

  62. SERIOUSLY!!

  63. In retrospect, I probably shouldn’t have put myself in a situation where I’m relying on Eric Devendorf to get me to the second round of a tournament.

  64. Mike…I don’t live in the States either…

  65. Wow..that makes us the only non-US math-up on the board.

    Interesting

  66. +1 NunesMagician

  67. I was under the distinct impression that my hair was going to help me in this tournament, and yet I’m currently trailing a dude with a buzzcut. There are still three days left to recover but I was told that wet, messy hair was one of the things (along with eye black and baseball pants) that was going to score huge points with the Ladies… in this contest.

  68. haha yeah dave we are apparently the international match up, shit we should have had our own bracket…

  69. Mike White, the Ladies… are not the only voters.

  70. THAT IS A PIC OF TIM TEBOW!!! What the hell?

  71. I’m going to resubmit my pic as Fabio.

  72. mcbias – You obviously didn’t look hard enough to find bad info about me but that’s cool. And the sad post about why I hadn’t been posting was not to gain sympathy points but to explain to my legions of fans (at least a couple dozen) why I hadn’t been writing. But I would think your ego may have been satisfied with an invite from Holly. That’s high praise, right?

    The end of my Jets post is 100% accurate. There was nothing more sad than the look on the face of the guy in the 7-11 when I went for Gatorade. He felt my pain. Some guy emailed me who is writing a book on the spectacular failures of the Jets, why I don’t know, and he wanted to use part of my post for an intro. We then spent the next three days going back and forth with our lament. At least Mangini was on the Sopranos, that has to mean something.

  73. Man… I never liked the Jets or most of their fans, but that just made me feel really sad.

    Like Cleveland Browns sad.

  74. I feel bad for Mr. Musings of G-Money. He’s getting a raw deal.

    Third picture down…
    http://www.rammerjammeryellowhammer.com/weblog/archives/2005/10/it_was_a_perfec.html

  75. Damn right, for f*ck’s sake, I was a Tackle in high school, I couldn’t compete with QB’s then and I sure as hell can’t do it now!!!

    But the Ladies are wise and fair, I’m sure the situation will be rectified.

  76. PPSSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!

    You guys all know what “Easter Eggs” on DVDs are?

  77. Sean, I certainly didn’t mean to imply that you were trying to gain brownie points with your posts about the dog and job. I meant what I said; you’re not very easy to hate or villify. (Especially because of your early death due to your smoki…err, I kid! Can’t shun the smoker vote, either, at this point.)

    On the other hand, you’ve forced me to this with your Jets sadness. As for why I am more pitiable as a fan…(about to reveal Ace in the Hole)…I am a Browns fan. (silence, looks of deep pity and disgust) I believe 1964 is an earlier year than 1969, am I not correct? I believe 3 AFC championship games are greater than the one game you reference? So careful about playing the pity card.

  78. Why’re y’all being so tetchy? That’s Orson Swindle. I still don’t see the problem.

  79. I’m sorry those of you reading had to see “Browns fan” in print like that, but it was necessary. All’s fair in love (Holly) and war (Blogger contest), ha.

  80. I’m not going to hate on a Browns fan, at least the Jets never picked up and left. Of course, if Curtis Martin fumbled away a Super Bowl, I might go on a three-state killing spree. Or just get the 100 proof SoCo and erase the memory.

    StarterWife – I am familiar with Easter Eggs and the youtube video but I still think G-Money is getting a raw deal.

  81. Thankfully, I was only about 6 or 7 at the time, and I didn’t understand why the nice people in the waiting room of the hospital were crying. :-p

  82. I’ve said it once before but it bears repeating.

    VOTE FOR TREY.

  83. Maybe when G-Money lets the Ladies… cuss blue streaks on HIS supafly radio show, HE can post whatever picture he pleases.

    We said from the outset: Girls are fickle. It’s not our fault you didn’t think to win our favors.

  84. 3. You will submit one (1) recent photo, of you, in focus, that gives a good look at your face and any other assets you wish to emphasize

    I’m not mad or anything. If you want to call my cell phone and swear at me repeatedly, go ahead, it happens all the time anyway!!!

  85. Graig – I am totally going to come clean.

    I don’t read EDSB, or listen to their pod casts, and I think I am the only Lady – aside of SA – who has not be apart of the show.

    I voted for you both from home and work.

  86. Metschick, G-shum and I have not been on EDSBS.

  87. Observe the fine print from the original rules: *(subject to change without notice at our whim. girls are fickle. affirmed.)

  88. totally weak but still not going to complain…good work ladies

  89. Bitches, man. We’re unpredictable.

  90. Considering G-Money has far and away the most bizarre lead in to a post of anyone on the bracket, maybe he gets a bye?

  91. We had almost a quorum of Ladies… in the EDSBS chat yesterday…I think five of eight? And how ’bout Lady Clare making her debut on the air? Can I get a siren for Messrs. BACON PANTS??

  92. Jesus, that rhymed. I am so sorry. I never get any sleep the night before we pull a stunt like this.

  93. Yup- Holly, Clare, Metschick, SA and yours truly all took over EDSBS last night. Those guys know how to party.

  94. Orson could have submitted a picture of a baboon’s butt and he would win this bracket – it’s the power of the O.

    I think it’s a very nice picture of him – one of the best I’ve ever seen.

  95. Amen. Dude can write.

  96. Anyone who doubts the legitimacy of that photo need only examine it in closer detail, perhaps by clicking upon it, to see the light. Orson does indeed rule.

  97. Sneaky.

  98. Just to clarify things about the lead-in, I submitted a faux Josh Hamilton autobiography as my post. And yes, my writing is consistently that great.

    I could write circles around Tim Tebow, Orson, Orson Wells, Merlin Olsen, Gregg Olsen, the Olsen Twins, whoever Holly wants to put up against me.

    The whole purpose for us sports nerds to get into this is to have fun and have access to a lot of great blogs out there that we normally don’t get to see. If this quasi-controversy leads more people to check out my stuff, I’m more than happy. But I will always feel that Hottest Blogger should feature a pic of yourself, no matter if you have a radio show or whathaveyou.

  99. 1. Have you noticed yet what happens when you click on the picture of Tebow? I hate to spoil our own Easter egg, but YEESH, dude.
    2. If you could write circles around so many people as you claim, you wouldn’t be a 22 seed.
    3. Chill. This is supposed to be fun.

  100. Wow, Holly layeth the smacketh down. Quite impressive.

    I think this whole exercise is fantastic. When I first heard about it and I sent my picture in, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. But this is one of those neat, quirky things that can only be done with the power of the Interweb and unique people with crazy ideas.

    My favorite part is that I’m in the Campbell Conference bracket. As a hockey fan that dislikes the “new” NHL, I love the name so much it hurts. Why the NHL changed the conference and division names, I’ll never know. There was just something unspeakably cool about the Patrick Division. Heck, Chris Berman still calls the NFC North the Norris Division. Okay, I’m rambling, sorry.

  101. Amen, man. We had the same thought when naming conferences.

  102. I don’t have G-Money’s problem. I know I suck as a writer. Good thing I am so handsome.

  103. I guess for being relatively new to the blog scene, it might be time to hop down off the ledge. Fair enough. At least I still have my Yankees…

  104. Sean – As the resident hockey junkie, I’m glad you like the name. (Although you’re probably a Devils fan, which means I can never forgive you.)

    Now why doesn’t Sidney Crosby have a blog…

  105. All I know is that the ghost of wayne fontes is by far the best guy out there! We should all be lucky enough to know and love him!

  106. G-Money – dude, do you know who Orson Swindle is? You should be thankful this isn’t just a writing competition, Mr Lucky To Be Here, because the guy you’re bitching about is the most talented sports blogger there is. If this was only a writing contest, you’d have no shot, at all. Also, how’d I know you’d turn out to be a Yankees fan? I guess since you’re muddling around with the Devil Rays 12 games behind the Red Sox it leaves you time to complain about the Ladies… who’ve worked their ass off for this bracket to be fun. Now blow your nose and get back out there and fight like a man. If you don’t know how? Watch Orson.

  107. Remember that time the ladies took a month to do something that was funny? And we all laughed except for a few people who get angry because they don’t win the ‘hot or not’ poll? I’m the guy they interview in the locker room and says

    ‘man I’m just happy to be here’

    And I’m actually going to guest blog on Dave’s blog (the guy who I’m facing off against) At the end of the day a few more people read what I have to say and I get knocked out as the four seed against the 19 seed, but who cares?? It’s for fun.

    Is there an equivalent of a gym class hero for ‘hottie blogger contests?’

  108. Starter Wife, we share a hatred for all things Devils (with the obvious exception of David Puddy*), as for why the Kid doesn’t have a blog, sadly, much like Jaque Demers, Sid is illiterate. He is however fluent in the language of lighting the lamp.
    If you’re a hockey junkie, you may be moderately amused by my running diary from the NHL All-Star game.
    http://www.xanga.com/mikesamways/565613857/goal-count-weight-count-and-the-count.html

  109. Even though I work in Hartford and am pining for the Whalers to one day rise again, I am an Islanders fan. The biggest Islander fan I have ever known is my grandma, a lifelong season ticket holder that was present at all four of their Cup wins before I was born. It’s part of what ticks me off about the “new” NHL. Though the NHL is the only person/league/entity of importance that ever responded to an e-mail…

    http://toomuchsports.blogspot.com/2007/04/television-hates-my-teams.html

  110. Hey this is fun! Vote early and often! And…hello, Orson!

  111. I just clicked on “Orson’s Picture”, and…well, I kind of wish I didn’t. Everyone just pretend that he looks like Tebow, because it’s not worth knowing the reality.

  112. …Or is it?

    In all seriousness, Orson’s fully deserving of a one seed, and I would be honored if I were to lose to him in the second round. But first, I need to get past the first round.

    Remember that when you vote for me, you also vote for the truly enlightening way of life that is Sabanism.

  113. This is the REAL Orson Swindle:

    http://www.pff.org/about/staff.html#orson

  114. Have you guys decided how long the first round will last? I assuming there is probably a hefty sober up period involved?

  115. You mean like in the post, where it says “Voting ends Saturday, June 9, @ approx. 22:00”?

  116. It just hit me. I live in Columbus (but hate Ohio State)and I’m getting my ass kicked by Tim Tebow. Now I finally know what it’s like to get destroyed by a Gator. Actually, I’m quite surprised that my ass has 25% of the vote. Like Kurt VanHouten, I’ll take the sympathy.

    Get your Yankees shots in now, they’re starting to come around and I know you’ve been waiting a decade to get them off your chest.

  117. Ahh right, must have been that bold print clouding my vision.

  118. Craig/G-Money/Jack Lemmon – You’ve still got time. You need to stage a lambda-like rally to overthrow the golden boy.

  119. Before getting to Sean’s picture, I have to make fun of my own pretentious posing. Really, what was I thinking submitting this picture?http://x4f.xanga.com/09682165037b8127311861/m92402334.jpg

  120. Ok, and now for Sean’s picture. To preface, about 8 years ago there was this popular little poster called “Everything I need to know, I learned in kindergarten” listing rules from kindergarten and showing how they make sense for life. Let’s just say I don’t think the original poster-writer would agree with my adaptation…And Sean, again, I hope it’s obvious I’m joking (unless you really do eat babies, you sick, sick man :-p).

  121. Eh, scrap the first one. This one is more fun, even if you do prefer Fox News over CNN.

  122. haha i enjoyed that. dont know if i shouldve, but that was good.

  123. I don’t think Hitler stood for that kind of grammar. Stickler, that Adolph.

  124. […] by Mike White on June 9th, 2007 Just in time to rock the vote over a Ladies…, Digital Headbutt has made the Blog Show for the first time this week. The […]

  125. Foiled! So much for my planned happy two hours of choosing proxy IP’s to emerge with a 1-vote victory, heh. Congrats, Sean, for being such a good sport despite all my nuttiness.

  126. So…voting is officially closed now, right?

  127. Yes. You can stop cheating now.

  128. Cheating? I have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about, Holly.

  129. I’m all for chicanery, as far as getting loads of people to vote for you by any means necessary, but that’s just silly.

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