Man, what a year for the 4th annual Syracuse Orange Blogger Awards, huh? Controversy, ties, judgement calls, incorrect tabulations and hijinks all over the place. All captured by the #sobawards hashtag.
First, a big thanks to the SU Bloggerati for their tireless work and fantastic posts over the last two days. The fact that every post went up on time is a first, I believe, so that would have been enough. But to actually make coherent thoughts happen in each post...brilliance.
Second, a look back at all the winners.
- Best Syracuse Player/Coach-Featured Video - Ball! Ball! Ball! Ball!
- Best Boeheim Quote of the Season - "...Anything else is premature. Premature anything is never good..."
- Best Freshman - Brandon Triche
- Most Surprising Player - Tie: Scoop Jardine/Kris Joseph
- Biggest Villain/Nemesis - Georgetown* (Sorry, Louisville)
- Best Original Theme Song - "Shut It Down" by Rob Murphy
- Best Player Quote of the Season - "...That’s funny cause I know half of yall can’t hoop anyway." — Kris Joseph
- Best Syracuse Blog/Fan Video - Hoya Suxa's Special Message
- Best Sophomore - Kris Joseph
- Best Junior - Wes Johnson (duh)
- Best Photo - Georgetown Hate Kid
- Best Senior - Andy Rautins
- Favorite Moment of the Year - Nova-geddon
- Worst Game of the Year - Tie: Butler loss & G'town loss
- Worst Moment of the Year - The end of the Butler loss
- Best Game of the Year - Beating Georgetown in the Dome
- Best Crowd Sign/Prop - Big Head Boeheim
- MVP - Andy Rautins
- Best Player/Coach Tweet - Tie: Scoop's gametime tweet/Ooo yea that's hot
You can take a stroll down memory lane if you like to see how this year's awards stack up against previous versions. Some interesting tidbits...
- Kris Joseph has won the S.O.B. for Best Freshman & Best Sophomore. Can he be the first-ever player to run the table?
- In the four years we've done this, beating Georgetown has been the Game of the Year three times.
- This is the first year that Georgetown has been named Biggest Villain/Nemesis.
Thanks again to those who participated, thanks for those who took the time to read the posts and thanks to the players and coaches for making this such a great season. Who knows, we might have to actually make a real award for the 5th annual S.O.B.s...