Just when you thought we were done with the shameless self-promotion and lobbying for votes, SBI is back to count on you, the American soccer fan, to make your sport gets the respect it deserves.
Yes, I know, that last sentence was just a little overboard, but I wanted to get your attention and let you know that thanks to you, the SBI Readers, Soccer By Ives has moved into second place in the Best Sports Blog competition being sponsored by the 2008 weblog awards. The competition features a veritable who's who of American sports blogs, from Deadspin to The Big Lead (and some site called Kissing Suzy Kolber).
As the lone soccer representative, we at SBI are committed to making a run for first place. Do your part and think of it as your chance to help soccer beat out the usual suspects of football, baseball and basketball. Think about all the times you've watched sports shows or opened up a sports section only to find no soccer coverage. Think of the all the future soccer players in America and what a victory would mean for them.
Yes, I am kidding, so stop laughing.
Be sure to cast your vote for change, for soccer and for SBI, at the 2008 weblog awards website. Spread the word and remember that you can vote once a day until the polls close on Tuesday.