We have a lot of fun here at Boys of Spring, especially during February and March which is our time of the year – Spring Training! It’s a time for teams to prepare for the regular season, and so it is with Boys of Spring. We hope our multi-media coverage of the Cubs keeps you informed and helps get you ready for the regular season. There are many other fantastic Cubs blogs and websites on the interwebs, most of them like BOS do it for the love of the Cubs. So in our ongoing effort to help you get ready for the regular season we want to recognize some of these great Cubs fan websites by announcing our first annual Boys of Spring – Best Cubs Site Awards, otherwise known as the BOS-BCS Awards.
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This is not an original idea by any stretch, my friends over at Cubscast.com were doing something similar until the website sadly was forced into early retirement by legal pressures (nothing to do with the awards). Like Cubscast we are doing this with a don’t take it serious attitude and just looking to get some recognition for these very deserving Cubs fan websites. So it’s time to get your favorite Cubs site nominated! It is award season with the Golden Globes and SAG Awards just completed and the Grammys and Academy Awards upcoming this month. After all what could be more prestigious and high brow than black tie accompanied by Chicago Dogs and Old Style.
A couple rules, websites can not be affiliated or run by Major League Baseball or the Chicago Cubs organization or any current MLB players, or any reporter who actually gets paid to cover the Cubs. This is for the fans. The Boys of Spring site and Sheridan’s Blog will not be eligible for nomination even though judging will be done by an independent panel (other than the ‘fan favorite’ which will be voted by the fans). Nominations will be accepted beginning now until midnight February 10. You can nominate your favorite site in any of the categories below by: 1) Posting a nomination as a comment here on this blog. 2) Tweeting it on twitter with the hashtag #BOSBCS. 3) Nominating on our Boys of Spring – Wrigleyville West page. 4) Emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to say which category you are nominating a site for and include a link or full internet address.
So without further ado, here are the categories for nomination for the 2012 BOS – BCS Awards:
- The Santo – Best Original Cubs Content
- The Harry – Best Cubs Blog Single Author
- The Billy & Fergie – Best Cubs Blog Multiple Authors
- The Jolly Cholly – Best Cubs Humor
- *The Ryno – Cubs Fan Favorite
- The Mr. Cub, aka The Ernie – Best Overall Cubs Site
* The Ryno will be a 100 percent on-line fan vote to select the winner.
When nominations close at midnight on February 10, 2012 we will then post the websites up for the Ryno – Fan Favorite award on Saturday morning Feb.11 at 10am upon which on-line voting will begin and run for one week until Cubs Pitchers and Catchers report at 10am Feb.18. (All Times local AZ)
The BOS-BCS Award Show where the winners will be announced will be held on Feb. 22. We promise some surprises and Cubs related guests and presenters!
Ladies and Gentleman…Let the nominations begin.