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Friday, February 11, 2005

2004 Koufax Awards: The Finals Begin

posted by Jazz at 2/11/2005 10:51:00 AM


The Koufax Awards at Wampum have finally gotten into the finals phase. (The crew at Wampum has been working overtime on this non-stop while battling a large number of problems, and they have my sympathy.) While it is an honor for anyone even to be nominated in the first place, I am elated beyond belief that Running Scared has made the final cut in the Best Group Blog category. Yay!

We are obviously up against some seriously high quality competition, (just take a look at the list linked above) so I hardly expect us to win. But, even in the face of certain defeat I will still take this opportunity to shamelessly beg and blogwhore. If you enjoy reading the daily offerings from the staff of unpaid gullible slaves dedicated bloggers who contribute to this little effort at enlightening and hopefully amusing the masses, we would be most grateful if you would consider stopping by and tossing us a vote.

Several other categories are already up for voting as well, with the rest to come in the next day or so. Voting will close one week from today. In the Best Blog category, I was a sad to see that my personal favorite, Brilliant at Breakfast, didn't make the finals, but up against competition like Atrios, Daily Kos and the others, it was an awfully hard cut to make. My congratulations to Jill for making it as far as she did anyway.

Most Humorous, Best Writing, and Best Series are all also posted as of this morning. (It's a shame that Ron's continuing series on Social Security wasn't fully fleshed out and organized before the initial nominations got underway, or I think he'd have been in the running.

James Wolcott is up for Best Writing (though he could easily have been up for almost any category except group) and I wish him the best. For most humorous, with no Wolcott to pick, I'll probably be wrestling with a decision between Tbogg, Rude Pundit and Jesus General.

As always, though, I urge to you to explore the links to all of the choices in each category when you find the time. No matter who you vote for, if you enjoy left leaning blogs, you'll find a ton of really excellent ones there and you can probably expand your bookmarks and blogrolls considerably.