Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hoop Nut Barges into the PBA Finals as the Underdog!

Hoop Nut made it to the Finals! Yoohoo!
(image from philippineblogawards.com.ph)

I got a pleasant surprise this evening when I found out that Hoop Nut was chosen to be a finalist in the 2011 Philippine Blog Awards (PBA) Sports Category (National Level)! 

Needless to say, it's a tremendous honor, and though I've admittedly tucked the dream of winning the whole shebang at the back of my mind, I believe I've got my work cut out for me.

The competition for the coveted sports blogging award is tough -- to say the least. Last year's sports blog winner became a finalist again. Last year's readers' choice winner became a finalist as well. The other blogs aren't shabby by any standard. And check out the addresses! Hoop Nut is the only one still using blogspot.com! 

The Competition:

"Filipino Boxing Journal" was last year's winner and
"Go Archers" was last year's recipient of the Readers' Choice plum.
(image from philippineblogawards.com.ph)
It's a bona fide underdog affair for my blog, but, again, just being mentioned in the same breath as the others is an honor in its own right. Not bad for a one-man show that began early this year, di ba? 

Until Saturday's fateful awards night, I shall simply cross my fingers and try not to think of it too much. All I can really feel right now is gratitude. 

Now to dust off that 2-year old suit.

2 comments:

  1. Hey HoopNut!

    Kenneth Ragpala here from Filipino Boxing Journal. Congratulations for making it to the finals. You have a great blog here. I hope it will be meaningful to you if I say that FBJ was only 5-months old when it won last year. Nothing's impossible. I want my blog to win, but good luck to you as well.

    Cheers!

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  2. Thanks for the kind words Kenneth! Congratulations, too! Good luck to us all! You have an awesome site! :)

    Cheers!

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