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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Thank You, Kyle Whelliston

For your outstanding blog.

For your spirit. For your commitment to the schools who don't play in the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and Big East. For your coverage of the Delaware States, Bucknells, Vermonts, Wisconsin-Milwaukees and the many other places where the kids play not to make the ESPN top-10 list but for the love of the game. And for your love of the game.

In case you don't know the story, Kyle decided at the season's outset to cover 100 college basketball games during this season, and he completed his journey covering Vermont's loss to Michigan State. He did so with great relish, with originality, and with very good writing.

There are lots of blogs out there, and there are many excellent ones. The unique thing about Kyle's was that his blog had a beginning point and an end point, and he accomplished his goal. The rest of us will post on what interests us, and for sports bloggers it can be a lonely vigil. Our blogs don't draw the followers that the political blogs do. We're not trying to nail the Bush Administration or the Kerry campaign, the Fox network or New York Times. We don't get links from the Top 100 blogs, thereby guaranteeing that we might draw 5000 hits or more in one day.

That said, Kyle deserves those hits. And more.

Thank you, Kyle, for The Mid-Majority Report. You've inspired all of us sports bloggers to greater heights.


Blogger Sports Junky said...

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You have seen it? Its pretty cool. You buy issues for your favorite teams and you make real money. Not like a fake stock simulator. I cash out Dividends each time the team wins. Also I can sell my team stock when the price goes up.

check it out if something like this interests you.
heres a link
you can log in and check it out for free..

They just released IPOS for College Basketball this week, so there are alot of good deals there.

Hope that helps

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kyle Whelliston,

I agree that the MVC is indeed a fun conference with more real people at the games, but your statement that "the MVC is a conference in which people in down-on-their-luck Midwestern cities and towns," etc. is not really true. After having lived on the east coast and in Dallas, we're happy to call Wichita, KS home. And just in case you haven't been to Wichita, we're not down-on-our-luck at all.

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