Remember when I was bugging you to help get Bleacher Nation nominated for a relatively big-time award presented by Blogs With Balls? Well, you’re the best readers on the ‘net (or I’m the best bugger), because we did it.

Thanks to your help, Bleacher Nation has been nominated as a finalist for the Best Team-Specific Site, alongside some serious heavyweights. I get to go to New York for the awards and everything.

I think it’s a testament not only to your efforts to send in those nominations, but also to the community we’ve built here. Oh, and also, I’m awesome.

Now comes the voting stage. I’ll say it again: the other finalists are, eh hem, large sites (they include: mgoblog (which is the biggest independent sports blog on the ‘net), the DC Sports Blog,(the Washington Post’s sports blog), the 700 Level (a huge Philadelphia sports blog), the Jets Blog, and the Florida State and Sacramento Kings blogs for blog monolith SB Nation). Some are many times larger than our own humble abode, so I’ll be leaning on you even more heavily to do your part and drop a vote for Bleacher Nation.

So, please go HERE and vote for Bleacher Nation (unless you truly want to vote for one of the other finalists). Much obliged.

  • Toosh


  • John Durbin

    Congrats… if ya ever need some help with articles email me… all i do is read bleachernation for my in depth Cubs stories… love the site.. love the topics… keep up the great work Brett!

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Thanks, John. Appreciate that.

  • http://twitter.com/thomaswconroy TWC


  • Hcs

    Voted. For BN. Apparently you didn’t make the cut on the Clarissa fanfic category.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      They aren’t announcing those until September 5th.

      Keep hope alive!

  • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

    Thanks, all. I’m looking over the nominees in some of the other categories… yeesh, my head is spinning. Yahoo Sports, Deadspin, Grantland, SI.com, ESPN, the Big Lead… it goes on.

    Good thing Bleacher Nation is a “team-specific” site.

  • Fishin Phil


  • ron

    Those other names mean nothing to me, Bleacher Nation on the other hand….

  • jstraw


  • http://www.jenestes.com Jen

    Congrats on reaching the finalists, Brett! That’s awesome. I shall tweet my little heart out.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      You rock, Jen. Thank you.

  • Chris

    Done. Major award? I hope it’s a bowling alley.

    • hardtop

      …it’s a lamp… oh, isnt that glorious.
      oh yeah, voted for you brett. im gonna twit my hairy ass off

      • Internet Random

        Yeah, mind power, Swede. Mind power.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Leg lamp!

      • necubsfan

        It’s imported from Italy.

        • http://Bleachernation Bric

          I’m patial to a cave in the front yard so you can stand outside in your underwear yelling at kids not to go in it.

          • http://Bleachernation Bric

            Sorry I meant partial. And it’s done. If they don’t give you a cave, ask for a bouncy castle.

            • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

              Nicely done.

            • Jeff

              I thought it was your Boston accent slipping out there. pah-tial…

        • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett


  • Spencer

    Done. If there’s a cash prize you have to split it with everyone. Kidding! Good luck, Brett

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Thanks, Spencer. I believe the prize is “attention,” so I will gladly split that with all of you.

  • Jim

    As they say in Chicago, vote early, vote often…

  • MichiganGoat
    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      I feel special.

  • Brian

    Congrats! For once I feel like my vote was worth while!

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Yeah, this vote DEFINITELY matters.

  • Jeff

    Congratulations on making the finalists, there were a lot of other good team specific blogs out there that didn’t make it. It’s nice that they decided to close the comments only after someone shilled for one of the other sites on there. Good Luck, hope you win some dap.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Ha. They were probably quicker with the trigger finger this time around because back during nominations, there were quite a few very vocal comments in favor of BN (which I appreciated).

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  • CUB5

    We have to vote for you AGAIN? So needy…

    Ok done. Now follow me on Twitter damn it! :)

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Haha, Thanks Cub5. What’s your handle? (I cycle through my following quite a bit, so it’s nothing personal – just like to keep it fresh).

    • http://twitter.com/thomaswconroy TWC

      Man, you want some Twitter action, check out @MichiganGoat. Dude just can’t shut UP about life and beer in Maine or wherever the hell he lives.

      • necusfan

        @TWC don’t forget about New Hampshire, we got some good beer here too. Love my Smuttynose. It eases the pain of life and this season.

  • Kyle N

    Congrats on the finalist nomination! That news is most excellent!
    You officially have my vote. Again.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Excellent. Thanks, Kyle.

  • http://www.frenchrocks.net Ian Afterbirth

    How many times can we vote?

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      I don’t actually know. I suspect just once (or at most once per day – but again, they haven’t made it quite clear) – and I ask for no more than that. Thanks, Ian.

      • JulioZuleta

        Brett, when you win I say we all buy $6 bleacher seats for the last week of the season, prefereably on a Tuesday for half price beers, and celebrate.

        • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

          Ha, that sounds good.

          [Also, I appreciate the sentiment, Julio, but, to the extent possible, I’d like to keep it as legit as possible. I edited your comment so as not to encourage anyone (even though I totally appreciate your thoughts). I hope you don’t hate me.]

          • JulioZuleta

            Haha, no problem

    • http://www.frenchrocks.net Ian Afterbirth

      [Brett says: Ian, don’t hate me, but I’ve removed your comment to avoid the appearance of any impropriety – not that I think you did anything wrong; just in case]

      • TWC

        You can take the dude out of the courtroom, but you can’t take the courtroom out of the dude.

      • http://www.frenchrocks.net Ian Afterbirth

        Aw, fine…
        Man Ace is one scrupulously honest guy!

      • http://www.frenchrocks.net Ian Afterbirth

        Ok, so I’ll just link it on my FB page and tell them!

  • Keith

    Congrats Brett – well deserved and vote cast!

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Thanks, Keith.

  • dreese

    Congrats Brett! I really love BN and imma let everyone on facebook know about it!

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Thanks, dreese. I appreciate it, as always.

  • necusfan

    Done Brett. You’ve really created something special here. It’s truly like going to a neighborhood bar filled with great, funny intelligent commenters, and me. Keep up the good work.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Thanks, NE. That’s always been my goal.

  • nccub

    Fans in Statesville, NC say you are the best! I appreciate all the hard work you do to get us the best information available.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      I’m happy to do it, NC. Thanks.

  • Cheryl

    My votes in. Good luck. You have no peers.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Awesome. Thanks, Cheryl.

  • Dave

    Voted, best of luck Brett, you run an awesome site.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Thanks, Dave.

  • Polar Bear

    Just submitted my vote. Keep up the good work. I always say, “A man is not measured by how loudly he speaks of himself, but by the loudness of those that speak for him in his silence.” Good luck, Brett!

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Thanks, PB.

  • Joe Cartwright

    Done and Tomahawk nation totally copied this site in their name.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Thanks, Joe. And they definitely did – so what if they started their site a couple years before this one… :)

  • Barkingspider

    Done…too. Enjoy your blog immensely. THANKS!

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Thanks, Bark.

  • Glenallen Hill’s One Home Run

    I only just found out about your being nominated about a half hour ago so I just want to say great, GREAT job. I am so happy for you and for the site, god knows you deserve it. I voted and my roommate did too. Again, fantastic work.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Thanks, GHOHR. And it remains the case that, were there an award for handles on BN, yours would assuredly be a finalist.

      • Glenallen Hill’s One Home Run

        Oh Brett, you sure do know how to make a guy blush. *swoon*

  • NL_Cubs

    Been off line for 4 days due to effects of hurricane Irene and getting caught up.

    My vote(s) is in and as they say in Chicago around election time…”vote early and vote often”. Let’s just say as a transplanted Chicagoan that I remain compliant when possible.

    Continue to shake hands and kiss babies Brett and good luck with the voting!

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