*(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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152 Responses to Hot Blogger Bracket – Mid-Atlantic Conference

  1. From my notes of the Precious Roy/ Kermit the Blog post –
    “Incredible indepth analysis of Barry Bonds’ HR stats compared to other sluggers. You earn at least three credits for taking Statistical Analysis 101 after reading about how unlikely it is that Bonds’ home run record-setting pace is in comparison to other sluggers. Plus, anyone who can make a Godot joke is a king. Big brains are sexy!”

  2. Texas Gal says:

    J-Fizzle’s and MiniMe’s photos make me all kinds of happy. There’s just something about a guy holding a football.

    MMP’s photo is in a class by itself.

  3. Holly says:

    MMP FTW!!

    And big ups to Shanoff, who has been after us about this since about February.

  4. Texas Gal says:

    Shanoff is a cutie, and SO earned his #1 ranking.

  5. DougOLis says:

    Maybe Mother of Gabe better be on the lookout if Shanoff has been the driving force behind a male oriented hot bloggers bracket.

  6. Steve says:

    Are we sure that Extra P. isn’t really Tony Stewart?

  7. J Fizzle says:

    Texas Gal, I aim to please!

    Damn, MMP wins hands-down. No one can resist Soap Sud Scruff.

  8. Sarge says:

    Man…I got a rough draw, but Upset City…here we come.

  9. Extra P. says:

    Odd. I have been compared to Tony Stewart before. I never watch NASCAR, so I had to look him up.

  10. Extra P. says:

    I’m waiting for the pingback to come through on my MMP character assassination post.

  11. I’m very happy with my seeding, considering the rather inactive nature of Manning Family Reunion (to say the least).

  12. DMtShooter says:

    At least I didn’t have to deal with the play-in game. Can a 22 seed get some love?

  13. awfulannouncing says:

    Well, I’m not a sack of kittens, MMP. This isn’t Cambodia. Prepare yourself for a fight.

    Now that’s funny….I don’t care who you are.

  14. JP says:

    I’m quite pleased with the seeding. Although ending up in the same bracket as two guys I’ve interviewed is a little odd. But, my focus is getting out of the 1st Round. Good luck gentleman.

    This will probably be last amicable post for awhile, so prepare for dasterdly deeds!

    #14 in Your Brackets, #1 in Your Hearts,

  15. beingsven says:

    KSK is a 7 seed? Where’s the remote location/sideline reporter with the reaction?

  16. JP says:

    Dastardly… good thing this isn’t a spelling contest.

  17. Extra P. says:

    If he hadn’t obscured his china-doll features with suds, he would have gone up to a #5, I’m sure.

  18. Sooze says:

    The many “I would have never guessed that’s what you looked like!” reactions have me absolutely rolling this morning.

  19. Holly says:

    There are hot sports bloggers! That was the biggest upset—that they exist at all.

  20. Extra P. says:

    I’m not sold on the Swindle pic. Are we sure he didn’t steal that from Athlon or somethng?

  21. Holly says:

    That’s Orson Swindle. I don’t know what you’re talking about.

  22. Extra P. says:

    I just like to pretend that the ripped guys are putting up fake pictures. We’re bloggers, we’re not supposed to look like that.

  23. JP says:

    What is the over/under on hits the Ladies… get over the next 4 days?

    Whatever it is, I’m taking the over.

  24. Burnsy says:

    My mom says I’m at least a three-seed, but I’ll settle at five.

  25. Vanilla says:

    I’m a 6 seed! I’m just happy with that and it’s a good thing too because I’m getting thumped in the voting. I swear that’s not by best writing sample.

  26. Vanilla says:

    Uhh… I meant “that’s not MY best writing sample.” I’m so screwed!

  27. jebushchrist says:

    I’ve never wanted to be judged so badly in my life. Shame on me for not entering.
    Also, Shanoff is dreamy.

  28. Burnsy says:

    How is this working? Is it just day-by-day voting or are we going to be required to contribute additional stuff as the rounds advance? I only ask because I should probably fill out my welfare paperwork now. Also, my mom just flew in from Seattle to visit me and I should at least be able to tell her that it’s a good cause that I’m ditching her for.

  29. No one ever reads the footnotes. (David Foster Wallace be damned!)

    Voting goes until Saturday night, no need to resubmit anything.

    Now go hug your mom.

  30. mcbias says:

    I love the undertones of some of these matchups. Pitting devoted father and kindly mid-major blogger Extra P against one of the heads of the KSK hydra, depicted in a picture that screams vice and licentious living (or that his trailer park landlord is too cheap to provide shower curtains for the bathtub), whose name choice was no doubt inspired by Peter King? Being a loyal American, I’ll publicly profess my appreciation for Extra P and the family values he represents and vote for him, while of course privately wishing that I, too, had a picture as cool as MMP’s.

  31. mcbias says:

    And, while steadfastly reminding you of my own firm personal belief in the tenets of heterosexuality, how can a shirtless, rather muscular guy holding a football be ranked #17?! Suddenly I don’t feel too bad about my own low ranking.

  32. […] Posted by Signal to Noise on June 6th, 2007 The Ladies… brackets‘ are out for the Hot Blogger competition, and I have been pitted against a tuxedoed Satchmo from Manning Family Reunion in the first round in the Mid-Atlantic regional. […]

  33. I’m happy with my middle of the pack ranking, but I think Elric and I will be going down to the wire for this one….

  34. Holly says:

    how can a shirtless, rather muscular guy holding a football be ranked #17?!

    No one believed us when we said the writing counted for half your score…

  35. mcbias says:

    No, I do, but I would have to think averaging good looks with bad writing would be a middle-ish seed. That bracket only has 22 ranked people, and he’s 5th from the bottom.

  36. mcbias says:

    Wait, I dislike those people who endlessly hate on the NCAA seeding committee every year, and now I’m doing it myself. I still stand by my comment, but I know you put a lot of work into this and don’t mean to hate.

  37. Sarcastro says:

    As a 21 seed, my only (OK, my primary) regret is sending in such an absurd photo. I’m prettier than that. Not much prettier, but still …

  38. Extra P. says:

    Hmmm. I should have spent more time picking out my writing sample, because I look the way I look….

  39. Moonshine Mike says:

    Prettier, but never less inebriated.

  40. Anonymous says:

    Sarcastro, I voted for you. You’re the only one out of the 88 entrants I’ve pants partied with!

  41. David Arnott says:

    No one believed us when we said the writing counted for half your score…

    I actually went through and read all the excerpts, and I even clicked through a few, but how many people do you think are going to give me bonus points for the Ballad of Isiah?


    (No preview button, so let’s see if embedding YouTube video works…)

  42. David Arnott says:

    Nope. No embed. Dammit. Shenanigans thwarted.

  43. Candis says:

    Vanilla is hot stuff. Sheets on fire baby.
    unfair pic match up- Vanilla looks like that with his shirt off too;)

  44. Precious Roy says:

    A 2 seed?

    Wow. Thanks for the love.

    But, man, I feel like Boeheim walking in to play Richmond circa 1991.

    No dis to my opponent, of course.

  45. ladyandrea says:

    David, the Ballad of Isiah was one of my 3 favorite submissions and it was my favorite funny one. I was laughing so hard.

  46. Andie’s right… Sportzilla did do us proud.

    And his suggestion for one of the prizes *cough*”Hot Blogger”Neighborhoodie*cough* was seized upon.

    (Mostly because I heart Neighborhoodies.)

  47. Holly says:

    Precious Roy—it was well deserved. Love the new site.

  48. Vanilla says:

    I’m getting killed by the 17 seed with no shirt. I would have gone shirtless too, but I thought it would be too much.

  49. do the proprietors of the bracket vote?

  50. Becky says:

    I am overjoyed. This is the mostest fun.

  51. Extra P. says:

    I need to pick up some votes soon. If I don’t OMDQ and I can’t have the beard battle of ’07.

  52. Holly says:

    @TheGoldfishCowboy–you’re goddamn right we do.

  53. blue says:

    Dan Shanoff should not be a #1 seed. His site gets shut down all the time, and he doesn’t even watch some of the stuff he comments on. I will make it my goal in life to see that he does not win.

  54. Dan Shanoff says:

    I shoot blanks.

  55. cmfost says:

    I vote for Daniel Shanoff for #1. I love him long time.

  56. cmfost says:

    I have a howitzer in my pants with Shanoff’s name on it. All night shanny, all night.

  57. If the Beard Battle of ’07 does not happen, everyone loses.

  58. THE SG says:

    how the fuck is The Sports guy not on this list?

  59. Dan Shanoff says:

    I’m pretty sure some guy has been plowing my wife

  60. DMtShooter says:

    Once the Indian subcontinent weighs in, Shanoff’s mieasly 55 point lead will be no more. Me and Sanjiyah, we’re tight.

    Oh, who am I kidding? I’m going down faster than Bill Simmons when Jason Whitlock enters the room.

  61. Big D says:

    hey cmfost, save some Shanny for me.

  62. Dan Shanoff says:

    you know where I got the idea for the daily quickie? well, lets just say that my wife came up with the title, some guy named temwr helped her with it I think

  63. Even though my wife is shrew-like, I’d still plow Daniel.

    I love buttercups on a crisp spring morning.

  64. Dan Shanoff says:

    That’s right DMT…don’t even think that you can hang with these balls…these balls are big

  65. Sheldiz says:


  66. I’ve seen dan’s balls, they are big

  67. Burnsy says:

    Now that ass-kissing is irrelevant, I just want to say that I am F-ing impressed with the job you Ladies… did. Seriously, standing ovation stuff you put together here.

  68. has anyone seen my lube?

  69. I model my life after Ned Flanders.

  70. Corby says:

    I’ll trade you Shanoff for Bruce Villanch and a creampie to be named later.

  71. mills says:

    corby, you sound hot

  72. Dan Shanoff says:

    I can assure you that those previous posts were not me!!!! even though Temwr probably does plow my wife everyday

  73. Dan Shanoff says:

    and my balls are enormous

  74. blue says:

    Dan, we get it, you’re a lucky guy..go Florida


    Sorry. I am the one with Shanny’s wife…

  76. Vanilla says:

    The Emotions of a Contestant

    Just so you Ladies… know what we’re all going through.

    Shame: I can’t believe that I just entered a hot blogger tourney to try and drive traffic to my site.
    Fear: What if I get made fun of?
    Hope: My Mom thinks I’m handsome and funny, I bet I could get to the final four.
    Reality: I’ll just be happy to make it into the bracket
    Pride: I’m a 6 seed! They love me the Ladies… really do love me!
    Testosterone: WTF?!? I’m losing to THAT guy? I’m prettier than him!

    You might not have known that ‘reality’ and ‘testosterone’ were emotions but they are.

  77. Dan Shanoff says:

    Doesn’t matter white chocolate (vanilla) i’m still taking this bracket with all the gusto

  78. Holly says:

    I am stitching that on a sampler and hanging it on the wall at the Ladies… bunker.

  79. Vanilla says:

    @ Dan Shanoff: You’re probably right, heck if I made it to a match up with you I’d even campaign for you. I just don’t want to be the 6 seed that went down to a 17 seed just because he puts out (read: takes off his shirt).

  80. Burnsy says:

    I’m really honored that someone made a new screen name just for me. That’s a sign of honor.

  81. Burnsy says:

    I’m even more honored it was apparently Shanoff.

  82. Radioman says:

    By the way, bravo to Burnsy for the hot chick tactic. As I was repressing the homo-erotic urges and doing my voting, the Burnsy pic became my favorite and easily the quickest voting I did. Thank you for that!

  83. Burnsy says:

    There’s certainly method to my madness. College volleyball players do very well with the demographic I was aiming for.

  84. Holly says:

    Dammit, Burnsy, you said that just as I was booting that asshole. Well, he’s gone now. We don’t care for that particular brand of joke ’round here.

  85. Burnsy says:

    I appreciate it, but it’s deodorant on a French man to me – doesn’t stick and means nothing.

  86. Holly says:

    Fair enough. Anyway, he’s outta here.

  87. Burnsy says:

    Are you the Ladies… muscle, Holly? I’m still trying to figure out the roles.

  88. Burnsy – There is not one Lady here I would dare cross. We’re all the muscle.

  89. Burnsy says:

    What was I thinking? How silly of me. My sincerest apologies.

  90. Holly says:

    I think the better term would be “curmudgeon”. (Get off my lawn.)

  91. Don’t know what I did to deserve your good side Hol, but I sure do heart you

  92. JP says:

    Let’s not get too cocky with this Battle of The Beards talk… you’ll have to go through one of the Brown boys below you first.

  93. Radioman says:

    Girls’ volleyball players = boy baseball players. The right ass in those pants (or shorts)….very nice. I am still waiting to see the volleyball player with a great ass, spectacular forearms and some eyeblack.

  94. JP,

    My bad – I counted wrong when I looked at the bracket.

    I thought this was a writing/hotness competition. Nobody told me math/counting would be involved.

  95. Iron Fist of Wife says:

    AKA Mrs. Pyle of List.

    It’s ok babe, I didn’t marry you because you could count…but I can count. eh? eh?

    Now it is my turn to promote shamelessly… Mr. Pyle has never needed to own a small penis truck, with four foot tires or large, overly visable red shocks and a grill that look like a chrome headboard. He has never felt complelled to airbrush his head onto a picture of his semi-naked best friend (“The Professor” why do you have a half naked picture that isn’t you and why is you friend not wearing underwear. I can see his happy trail).

    Mr. Pyle has married me, which is not a promotion of his sanity. He is a Big Brother to a Little Brother named Niko. He has walked the dog every night since we adopted our crazy Franklin. He has survived Saliva Gland Cancer (you can see the scar in the picture) and he has defended me to his mother.

    All I can say is Vote or Die! Vote for Pyle of List!

  96. Texas Gal says:

    Can I vote for Mrs. Pyle of List? Because she seems pretty damned cool.

  97. […] the days before the Hot Blogger Bracket (or BHB as it will be known on the interwebs from this point forward), we had an opportunity to […]

  98. Iron Fist of Wife says:

    Why thank you Texas Gal! Being a Texas girl myself I know you are a woman of grace and dignity. Your complement as very high praise!

  99. Iron Fist of Wife says:

    Is, not as. I’ve had two glasses of wine and it’s late.

  100. Radioman says:

    Woo Texas women! Being a native of Almost-Texas, I can attest to the spectacular-ness of the Texas ladies. Look at me sucking up to Texie even though I am not even in this thing.

  101. ladyandrea says:

    Awwww, now we have wives extolling the virtues of their husbands? This is too much. *sniffle*

  102. blue says:

    where the ladies at?

  103. DMtShooter says:

    You didn’t think you were getting out of the first round without a little mud, did you, Shanny Boy? FTT’s crack team of investigators is here to put the Swift in your Boat.

  104. Holly says:

    Mrs. PoL has the best screen name ever. Team Pyle!

  105. ladyandrea says:

    I’m just sad now that Pyle of List is going up against “The Ballad of Isiah.” What to do???

  106. Texas Gal says:

    Well played, Five Tool Tool. Well played.

  107. […] by Signal to Noise on June 7th, 2007 I’m now behind in my first-round matchup in the Mid-Atlantic Conference in the Ladies’ blogger bracket to my formidable opponent, whom, despite his tuxedoed skills, […]

  108. mcbias says:

    I feel guilty about throwing the writer of the Daily Quickie under the bus, but using a guy’s jokes against him is priceless. At least one #1 seed needs to lose in the first round…

  109. mcbias says:

    And don’t get me wrong, I advocated strongly for a higher seed for WRBS and am a supporter. But his picture reminded me of the photo set of Jessica Alba playing catch football in the water (which of course, mom, I did NOT see, I only heard about it, um, from a friend):

  110. pezcore37 says:

    I’m afraid to tell my friends about this. I’m also slightly afraid that the Orioles just selected a Scott Boras client with the #5 overall pick. Fortunately for us by the time we pick again the players left will have their Uncles/Cousins as agents. We should be able to sign those guys at least.

    I like my #10 seed. I just think this is a fun idea. Of course, I’m saying this because I’m getting absolutely smoked in the first round and I’m trying not to take it too hard. I’ve almost convinced myself.

  111. DMtShooter says:

    McBias, we’re definitely using that for FTT. Nice to have your support for the Greatest Comeback in Hot Sports Blogger Voting History.

  112. JP says:

    Lady Andrea,
    It is certainly a tough choice. One of the better 1st round match-ups. But remember, the further I go the more you get to know the comedic genius that is my wife. You can still read “The Ballad of Isiah” everyday, bracket or no bracket. I imagine she has some tricks up here sleeve for the next round too.

    You should probably just team David and I up to face OMDQ and the Extrapolater for the Brown Boys vs. The Beards. That could get a little chippy.

  113. Oh please, please McBias. Do a poster for Punter!

  114. Extra P. says:

    Wait… JP is brown? I have to adjust my monitor.

  115. JP says:

    I prefer to think of myself as milk chocolate, but brown is good short-hand.

  116. mcbias says:

    Sigh, ok, ok, but it’s just too easy.

    I was conflicted about Punter: the man was braver than any of us. But Extra P. is my “bestest blog buddy forever” for, like, at least the last month. Thus, compromise:

  117. mcbias says:

    And if you want to know how it’s done, check out I can’t keep all the fun to myself.

  118. MMP says:

    McB, I wish I could say that I didn’t laugh at that second pic…Well done.

  119. Extra P. says:

    I know McB thinks he’s a upstanding genius, but he’s truly an evil genius. You have inspired us all.

  120. Extra P. says:

    Hey, are you saying that internet friendship is fickle? Because I feel I could ask Awful Announcing for a kidney. I’ve been writing on his blog for upwards of a couple months now.

  121. David Arnott says:

    Brown Boys vs. Beards sounds like a gay porn video. Or a matchup in Double Dribble.

  122. Extra P. says:

    I would agree with you if it weren’t for the fact that beards are women gay men marry in order to comoflauge their true lifestyles.

    But Brown Boys are just pure porn.

  123. mcbias says:

    Oh, I have to be nice sometimes too. Last two posters for this bracket, I got to take a break from this. First, I back Sargent of Dropping Dimes:
    And some appreciation for Extra P. and the 23 orphans he looks after (or was it 24? I always get confused at that part of the story after you rescue them from the refugee camp)

  124. […] Posted by Signal to Noise on June 8th, 2007 There are two days left in the voting for the Hot Blogger Bracket at Ladies…, and it is still a very close match against a worthy and honorable opponent in Satchmo from Manning Family Reunion. However, I believe that you, the voter, need to know these things when casting your ballots for the candidate you’d like to see advance in the Mid-Atlantic Conference. […]

  125. Extra P. says:

    McB – the only thing that bothers me is that my wife and I both have brown hair and green eyes, but my son has blond hair and blue eyes….

  126. JP says:

    Extra P- File that under “things that make you go hmmmmmm”

  127. Holly says:

    I certainly want to do porny things to Davey of Blown (hee) Coverage. Rrrrowr.

  128. David Arnott says:

    Holly – Thanks for the idea for a pickup line. I’ll have to try that.

    “You know, I’ve been watching you from across the bar for the past half hour, and, well… I want to do porny things with you.”

  129. Burnsy says:

    My dad got my mom with that very same line. Perhaps that explains why they divorced when I was 11. Or maybe not. Either way, two Christmases RULE!

  130. Extra P. says:

    Hey! I’m 44% hot right now! I mean, that’s not bad.

  131. Burnsy says:

    Do we have an idea of when the details of round 2 will be posted? I plan on being very drunk tonight and sleeping a lot tomorrow because having to work on Monday makes me cry. I want to make sure I ain’t missing the important stuff.

  132. Maybe something tomorrow.

    Or Monday.

    Or really, as soon as we can.

  133. Burnsy says:

    Hey, whatever is best for you. In the meantime, maybe I’m going to bake a batch of delicious double chocolate brownies. Maybe I’ll leave them sitting out with nude pictures of Cole Hamels and David Wright or at least suspiciously superimposed nude photos. Should someone happen to take them while I’m not looking, well that’s something I’ll have to live with.

  134. JP says:

    Extra P- you’re making quite a run at this one. The clock is ticking but you’ve got the hot hand. This could come down to the last posession.

    If Punter makes his FT’s though, you’re in trouble.

  135. Burnsy says:

    How about Vanilla tearing it up? This is Elway-esque. Perhaps it’s Matt Leinart-esque and someone is giving him a push into the endzone.

  136. JP says:

    If this were the NCAA tournament I think my fans would be chanting “We want Shanoff!” (CLAP-CLAP, CLAP-CLAP-CLAP) right about now.

  137. DMtShooter says:

    I’m pretty sure you’re getting Shanoff. I’m going to go drown my sorrows in a pint of Americone Dream.

    But next year — I’m definitely going to be hotter. And play a tougher out of conference schedule.

  138. Extra P. says:

    I am now 46% hot. I’m aging like a fine wine.

  139. JP says:

    Shooter- you left it all on the floor. No reason to hang your head.

    Extra P- Talk about a run! But Punter looks like he’s making FT’s.

  140. Extra P. says:

    Actually, the whole exercise was worth it just for McBias’ posters, and the realization that over 400 people of whatever gender felt compelled to click next to my name. I’m not picky.

  141. Extra P. says:

    I actually am working on an anonymous tip that Punter used an ineligible player. I’m not to proud to win by forfeit.

  142. JP says:

    From this moment on, I’m ditching the NCAA tournament references and moving to All-Valley Karate Tournament ala Karate Kid. Feel free to get on board.

  143. JP says:

    Extra P- if by ineligible player you mean he pooped in that tub you might have some proof… nope, sorry that was Big Daddy Drew.

  144. Holly says:

    Team Cobra Kai!

  145. JP says:

    Holly- Of course you know Will Leitch is Johnny Lawrence. I can just imagine the crew of Deadspinners flanking him yelling “Get him a bodybag, yeah!”

  146. DMtShooter says:

    I’m sure the Ladies are aware of this, but the page is misfiring on the final poll results.

  147. Holly says:

    Yeah, we know. It’s a weird thing with the polling software we used. But now we have results posts up, and you can all check your final numbers there.

  148. JP says:

    Let me revise that, the KSK crew are significantly more like Cobra Kai than anyone else. So, drawing Punter is perfect.

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