Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The 2008-2009 NBA Blogger Table of Elements

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When Ziller unleashed his Blog Atlas on the world, my first thought was, "Wow, that's awesome." My second thought was "He didn't include me. Screw that guy with a scorpion tail." Anyway, Trey and I got to talking and both of us thought it would be awesome to do an expanded one, just for the NBA blogosphere. One thing we noticed was how there were elements of some blogs in other blogs and how they combined. And the idea came to us. "The Periodic Table of NBA Blogs."

Thus, the above was born. Click on it to see it in its full glory, complete with a handy, dandy link legend. If you were excluded for any reason, it wasn't intentional, we assure you. This thing took months to put together, and if it was excluded it was either purely an accident, or you had a name that was too much of a pain in the ass to come up with a symbol for (incidentally, next person to start an NBA blog that starts with a B is gonna get this table crammed up their test tube).

They were arranged not by any sort of ranking, but grouped together in similar forms which are indicated by the color legend at the bottom. There were several that would have blended across groups, and maybe next year we'll reflect that.

We bring you this today to show you the diversity of our little corner of the web, and to illustrate the diversity of blogs that cover the Association we all love. With the new season almost upon us, we hope you'll use this to get acquainted with some blogs you haven't found before, and to remember some of us who are suffering without a team (*pours one out for SuperSonic Soul).

This is the NBA Internet, folks. Revel.

Special thanks to Trey for being the primary inspiration and my co-creator in this.

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