Thursday, April 24, 2008

2008 Hardwood Paroxysm's NBA Blogger Season Awards




Ladies and gentlemen, after six months, thousands of posts, and the most insane trade season ever, we're finally ready to announce the winners of the 2008 Hardwood Paroxysm Bloggers Season Awards.

After the nominations, and the vote announcement, we had a great response. We had 40 of the top NBA bloggers vote for the Bloggers' Choice, and almost 2000 votes for the Readers' Choice awards.

Before we announce the winners, it's important to explain the reason for this whole thing. The NBA has an astounding number of angles that can be taken to write about it. From statistical analysis to theoretical musings to whatever the hell it is we do here. And the writing is so superb from all angles, I thought there needed to be some sort of recognition for the great work that's done, particularly because there's no money whatsoever in it. Okay, for most of us, maybe not all of us.

So with that, Hardwood Paroxysm is pleased to announce the winners of the 2008 NBA Bloggers Season Awards.
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We'll start with the Reader's Choice awards.

ATLANTIC DIVISION READERS' CHOICE:

Celtics Blog

Runner Up: HoopsAddict

CENTRAL DIVISION READERS' CHOICE:
Need 4 Sheed

Runner Up: BlogABull

SOUTHEAST DIVISION READERS' CHOICE:
Bullets Forever

Runner Up: WizzNutzz

EASTERN CONFERENCE READERS' CHOICE:
Need 4 Sheed

Runner Up: CelticsBlog

SOUTHWEST DIVISION READERS' CHOICE:
Hornets 24-7

Runner Up: DallasBasketball.com

NORTHWEST DIVISION READERS' CHOICE:
Blazers Edge

Runner Up: My Utah Jazz

PACIFIC DIVISION READERS' CHOICE:
Tie: Golden State of Mind
&
LA Times Lakers Blog

Runner Up: Forum Blue and Gold

WESTERN CONFERENCE READERS' CHOICE:
LA TIMES LAKERS BLOG

Runner Up: Forum Blue and Gold

BEST RECAP READERS' CHOICE:
Daily Dime, ESPN

Runner Up: Behind the Boxscore- Kelly Dwyer- Yahoo! Ball Don't Lie

BEST STATISTICAL WEBSITE READERS' CHOICE:
82 Games

Runner Up: BasketballReference.com

BEST COLUMNIST READERS' CHOICE:
Free Darko

Runner Up: Basketbawful

FUNNIEST BLOG READERS' CHOICE:
Basketbawful

Runner Up: Yahoo! Ball Don't Lie

BEST USE OF VIDEO READERS' CHOICE:
Odenized

Runner Up: Yahoo! Ball Don't Lie

BEST COMMUNITY READERS' CHOICE:
Golden State of Mind

Runner Up: Free Darko

ROOKIE BLOGGER OF THE YEAR READERS' CHOICE:
Ball Don't Lie: J.E. Skeets and Kelly Dwyer

Runner Up: Hardwood Paroxysm

COACH BLOGGER OF THE YEAR READERS' CHOICE:
Free Darko

Runner Up: Basketbawful

SIXTH BLOGGER OF THE YEAR READERS' CHOICE:
Forum Blue and Gold

Runner Up: Sactown Royalty

DEFENSIVE BLOGGER OF THE YEAR READERS' CHOICE:
TrueHoop

Runner Up: Forum Blue and Gold

OFFENSIVE BLOGGER OF THE YEAR READERS' CHOICE:
TrueHoop

Runner Up: Yahoo! Ball Don't Lie

MOST VALUABLE BLOGGER READERS' CHOICE:
TrueHoop

Runner Up: Yahoo! Ball Don't Lie

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And now we move on to the Bloggers' Choice. The top bloggers from across ye old internets weighed in on this one, and here are their results.

ATLANTIC DIVISION BLOGGER'S CHOICE:
Celtics Blog


Runner Up: KnickerBlogger.Net

CENTRAL DIVISION BLOGGER'S CHOICE:
Need 4 Sheed


Runner Up: BrewHoop

SOUTHEAST DIVISION BLOGGER'S CHOICE:
Third Quarter Collapse


Runner Up: Bullets Forever


EASTERN CONFERENCE BLOGGER'S CHOICE: (Tie): WizzNutzz
CelticsBlog
HoopsAddict


Runner Up: BlogABull


SOUTHWEST DIVISION BLOGGER'S CHOICE: Hornets 24/7

Runner Up: 3 Shades of Blue


NORTHWEST DIVISION BLOGGER'S CHOICE:
Pickaxe and Roll


Runner Up: T-Wolves Blog

PACIFIC DIVISION BLOGGER'S CHOICE:
Sactown Royalty


Runner Up: Forum Blue And Gold

WESTERN CONFERENCE BLOGGER'S CHOICE:
Tie: Sactown Royalty
3 Shades of Blue

Runner Up: Golden State of Mind

BEST RECAP BLOGGER'S CHOICE:
"Behind The Boxscore"- Kelly Dwyer- Yahoo! Ball Don't Lie

Runner Up: Deadspin- NBA Closer By Matt McHale of Basketbawful


STATISTICALLY RELEVANT WEBSITE OR BLOG BLOGGERS' CHOICE:
82Games.com


Runner Up: Basketball Reference.com


BEST COLUMNIST BLOGGERS' CHOICE:
Hardwood Paroxysm


Runner Up: Free Darko

FUNNIEST BLOG BLOGGERS' CHOICE:
Basketbawful


Runner Up: Hardwood Paroxysm

BEST USE OF VIDEO BLOGGERS' CHOICE:
Odenized


Runner Up: Hardwood Paroxysm


BEST COMMUNITY BLOGGERS' CHOICE:
Golden State of Mind


Runner Up: Free Darko


ROOKIE BLOGGER OF THE YEAR BLOGGERS' CHOICE:
Hardwood Paroxysm


Runner Up: Yahoo! Ball Don't Lie

COACH BLOGGER OF THE YEAR BLOGGERS' CHOICE:
Free Darko

Runner Up: Basketbawful

SIXTH BLOGGER OF THE YEAR BLOGGERS' CHOICE: Sactown Royalty
Runner Up: Celtics Blog

DEFENSIVE BLOGGER OF THE YEAR BLOGGERS' CHOICE:
TrueHoop


Runner Up: Yahoo! Ball Don't Lie


OFFENSIVE BLOGGER OF THE YEAR BLOGGERS' CHOICE:
TrueHoop

Runner Up: NBA Fanhouse

MOST VALUABLE BLOGGER BLOGGERS' CHOICE: TrueHoop

Runner Up: Yahoo! Ball Don't Lie
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A big thanks to all those who voted, and all of these terrific bloggers. Great season, see you next year. Unless you take the money and move to Europe.

Or find something better to do with your time.

You know, either way.

If anyone wants to see the official results, please email me at hardwoodparoxysm (at) gmail (dot) com.

 
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