December 3, 2006

Best Damn Sports Blog In Canada Period

It's official!
                      
Votes %
The Joy of Sox 685 36%
The Battle of Alberta 673 35%
James Mirtle 213 11%
RaptorBlog 193 10%
Nascar Ranting and
Raving Blog 146 8%
Thank you to Jere, Red, Sam, Empy, and Laura (we move to canada) for getting out the vote -- especially Jere, who seemed as obsessed with this thing as I was. Scary.

Thanks to everyone who voted, especially those who went back every day, and a very special thanks to the 19 readers who cast their critical votes in the last 30 minutes.

I like numbers, so here are the running totals at various points, as posted by either myself or Jere here.
                 JoS  BoA    Adv
11/25 11:47 pm 52 47 + 5

11/26 8:00 am 82 53 + 29
11/26 4:13 pm 129 56 + 73

11/27 10:44 am 181 80 +101
11/27 3:04 pm 201 116 + 85

11/28 4:50 pm 280 180 +100

11/29 12:55 pm 327 221 +106
11/29 5:00 pm 348 271 + 77

11/30 8:44 am 386 327 + 59
11/30 1:36 pm 401 361 + 40

12/01 8:58 am 534 459 + 75
12/01 10:14 am 537 461 + 76
12/01 1:41 pm 580 480 +100
12/01 3:24 pm 600 494 +106
12/01 5:26 pm 614 529 + 85
12/01 6:52 pm 624 573 + 51
12/01 9:00 pm 644 621 + 23
12/01 9:39 pm 650 635 + 15
12/01 11:01 pm 663 654 + 9
12/01 11:18 pm 665 659 + 6
12/01 11:25 pm 665 663 + 2
12/01 11:30 pm 666 665 + 1
12/01 11:32 pm 668 665 + 3
12/01 11:34 pm 671 666 + 5
12/01 11:36 pm 674 667 + 7
12/01 11:37 pm 676 667 + 9
12/01 11:41 pm 678 667 + 11
12/01 11:46 pm 681 667 + 14
12/01 11:50 pm 682 669 + 13
12/01 11:51 pm 682 671 + 11
12/01 11:53 pm 684 672 + 12
12/01 11:55 pm 684 672 + 12
12/01 11:56 pm 685 673 + 12
12/01 11:57 pm 685 673 + 12
12/01 11:58 pm 685 673 + 12
12/01 11:59 pm 685 673 + 12
12/02 12:00 am 685 673 + 12
Raptor Blog won the first round, but then did not post for 7 days (11/23 to 12/1), which hurt his chances (I'm assuming that Battle of Alberta was always in 2nd place). The first big run was due to a mention at SoSH. Surviving Grady posted voting info on the morning of the final day. In the evening, Alberta started getting huge amounts of votes. The lead shrank from 106 to 15 in only six hours. It got down to one vote before I posted a plea here. Amazingly, it worked immediately. Within 10 minutes, the lead was back up to 11. (After all that drama, there were no votes for either blog in the last four minutes.)

6 comments:

L-girl said...

Congratulations.

You are clearly insane.

redsock said...

Like you didn't know that way back in 1985.

Jere said...

Congratulations.

I'm pretty sure Alberta stayed in second all the way, at least from the 52-47 mark on. I wonder if you write to the site, they can provide all the secret voting stats.

And L-girl, you're a shoe-in for Round 2 in '07!

Scout said...

popping in to all the sites who placed.....congratulations! i placed to, so , yay....now back to work!!!

Woti-woti said...

Official congrats!! From the Fri. aft. timeline it appears that the Alberta boys pulled a classic Friday liquid lunch (2hr time diff.), staking out some downtown Calgary watering-hole and buying beers for everyone who came in with a laptop.

schmutzie said...

Congratulations on your win! I'm not much of a sports fan, but you had my vote.