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2010 Orble Sport Awards

January 2nd 2011 16:15
I just want to thank everybody that posts on Orble and comments on other blogs. The guys that drop in and comment/read/vote on my blog are really important to me and this website. These awards were viewer's choice, so there really shouldn't be any big snubs. There were two ties, and I gave the person that won the least amount of awards the tiebreaker. However, I did list both people that were tied. At the end of the main awards, I will list everybody who received votes. Thanks guys for an amazing 2010! Let's keep it up and move ahead better in 2011!

Overall Blog: Pro Sports Wrap

Yeah, I don't know how this crappy blog won, but it somehow did. I was pulling for the site that came in second place; Best in Footy. I graciously accept this award. I am honored that people think that this blog is worth something, let alone worth the top spot. I also thought my bros at Unsportsman do a nice job. I love the humor they incorporate into their posts.

Overall Writer: Tie Joe Soriano and Matt Saltmer. Tiebreaker goes to Matt Saltmer.

Matty Salt deserves this fully. He should be getting a job for ESPN Soccernet or something with his insight on soccer. He is the best soccer personality that I have had the pleasure of talking to/messaging. Well done Matty! I tied, but it is obvious that Saltmer should win this award. Just check out his stuff and be amazed. The writers that tied were the only ones that received votes, which is crazy when RC Shivers, Randy Inman, and Rick Gillispie are contributers on Orble.

Basketball Site: NBA Loud

Ah, Rick finally gets his recognition. He runs the third most successful blog in terms of readership on Orble. It is a long road to page hits, and Gillispie has certainly mastered the art. NBA Geek is also a good website- run by arguably the biggest fan of this blog, gpike. However, Gillispie did deserve this award. It's about the website, not the writer all the time.

Basketball Writer: Rick Gillispie and gpike tie. Tiebreaker goes to gpike.

Yeah, this kind of proved that the best blog doesn't equate to the best writer. Well, it pretty much did. It's just how the tiebreaker system goes. I did it this way to make sure more people win something. However, it isn't some solace prize. Gpike truly is a talented writer. He writes about more than basketball, but his blog is titled NBA Geek.

American Football: Pro Sports Wrap and Football Dogz tie. Tiebreaker goes to Football Dogz.

Thank goodness I didn't win this award. I didn't want to take away the accomplishments Bruce, Randy, Winless in Seattle, and the others have done on that website. It has a ton of draft coverage and a lot of strong opinions. Strong opinions build blogs, and they certainly built the best football blog out there. Randy Inman is one of the greatest writers here on Orble. You should really check out the stuff he does with Associated Content. Man, is it good.

American Football Writer: Joe Soriano

Five people received votes for this category. It was an extremely tight race, which makes me even more shocked that I came away with this award. This award and all the others should really go to the readers. Without you guys, this blog would be sitting in C.C. Brown's trash bin.

Soccer Website: Best in Footy

This was a blowout victory, as it should be. Best in Footy is the class of Orble, especially Matt Saltmer; the guy who runs it. It is a database of knowledge, insight, and community interaction. It is the center of the most actively posted sport on Orble.

Soccer Writer: Matt Saltmer

He won writer of the year, is there really any reason why I should explain why he blew out everybody for this award? Saltmer is the best writer we have on Orble, and Buster Olney clones aren't his competition. Every writer on Orble isn't just competent, they are all masters of blogging.

Motor Sport Site: Slurred Words on Motorsport

This blog is the class of motorsport, and it isn't even close.

Motor Sport Writer: RC Shivers

This is one of those masters I am talking about. He is regularly published on Yahoo! Sports, and he is one of the best bloggers on Associated Content. Shivers doesn't get much publicity on a motor sport blog, but he definitely should. RC Shivers, you da man! He also has some good baseball insight, so that's one thing I wish he wrote about.

Baseball Writer: Joe Soriano

Speaking of baseball, here is the baseball writer award. I was surprised that only one person voted for Nakamura. He hasn't been on in a while- it's the offseason- but he always writes like three times a day during the postseason. He is a great baseball mind. I really wish he would contribute more often, but he has a really busy lifestyle. Hats off to you Nakamura!

Baseball Website: Pro Sports Wrap

This blog won this award because the other baseball writers are busy and can't regularly post. This award is probably a fluke thing. Baseball Author, Baseball is Good, and Dustin's blog are good ones. Dustin didn't get any votes, but he is a writer you all need to know about. He doesn't post much, but he is good. Aryan von Eicken is someone who recently started blogging. He writes baseball, but he has yet to actually write a baseball post. I can't blame him. Aryan is writing about football right now, and that's all the rage with the postseason around the corner.

Here are the blogs and bloggers that received votes:

NBA Loud
Best in Footy
Pro Sports Wrap
English Premier League Forum
Joe Soriano
Matt Saltmer
Rick Gillispie
NBA Geek
Football Dogz
Randy Inman
Brent d'Foshee
Elliot Smith
Winless in Seattle
Champions League Watch
Kranium Decay
RC Shivers
Slurred Words on Motorsport
Racing Weekend
Baseball Author

Congratulations to all and have a great 2011!

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3 Comments. [ Add A Comment ]

Comment by nbageek

January 2nd 2011 18:21
Thanks for this post! Good stuff going on thats for sure!

Comment by sports freak

January 3rd 2011 14:34
i am new and hope that this year i will take the number spot
so watch out

Comment by Gabe

January 3rd 2011 20:41
Great job putting this together.

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