The Time To Join The BlogPoll Is Now

Submitted by Brian on July 11th, 2008 at 2:50 PM

...or, at least, the time to try to join the BlogPoll is now. If you've got a college football blog with posts a plenty and a track record stretching back unto the dawn of time -- 2007 -- please email me to be considered. You can read this on the "Join" page, or you can read it here...

These are the requirements for entrance:

Be a sports blog with a focus on college football.

90% of your posts should be about sports and you should have college football content every week. It's okay if you're, say, a regional sports blog with a focus on a few teams as long as one of the teams you cover regularly is a college football team. Deadspin or The Big Lead... not so much. Those blogs acknowledge college football's existence, they don't focus on it.

Post regularly for at least six months.

No exceptions. What's regular? Three or four posts a week of actual content. What's actual content? Something other than brief links to items.

Have some technorati authority or a readership.

If no one is reading your blog or linking to it by the end of six months, chances are you're not one of the top 50-100 college football blogs, and the poll will not grow beyond those numbers, ever. If you've got ten or so comments on every post or some incoming links or you can point to some Sitemeter numbers that indicate you get triple-digit hits, that will suffice.

(Note: this requirement is much laxer for non-BCS blogs, since the potential audience for a Fresno State blog or a Navy blog is smaller.)

Don't be crowded out.

Do you cover Georgia or Michigan? Uh... you're going to have a tough time getting in because those schools have a huge, thriving constellation of blogs and the poll has a strict cap on the number of blogs representing a particular school. You'll have to hope one of the current members goes "blip."

If your blog meets all those requirements it will be considered for entry. A lot of factors go into each individual decision, as by this point the poll just can't accept every qualified blog. We're trying to find dedicated voters with excellent blogs who are geographically distributed across the country. Sometimes it's a tricky balance, and sometimes we have to turn down a blog for reasons other than its quality. Apologies in advance if this turns out to be you.



July 11th, 2008 at 2:56 PM ^

"polls" and "rankings" are tools of capitalist oppresion!!!!

what? no of course i'm not just saying that because our blog can't get in, why would anyone think that?

Rush N Attack

July 11th, 2008 at 5:06 PM ^

Getting pounded at work today, and heard this on my lunch...thought I'd pop on and send a brief update....didn't have time to look at everything, and just posted it on the latest link that I saw...hence, the brevity of the post.

big gay heart

July 11th, 2008 at 3:49 PM ^

I feel like visting RollBamaRoll is like a hick ass CFB version of getting Rick Rolled. But, at least Rick Astley is never going to let me down, he's never going to run around, and he's never going to desert me. Alabama under the tutledge Bad Dog Saban has proven they will, in fact, desert you. Especially if youre a fourth string defensive back. Rick Astley, for his part, semms like a solid guy. But, he's a ginger and that's a bad thing. No offense to gingers, we're all God's creatures.


July 11th, 2008 at 5:11 PM ^

Just wanted to give Brian a congrats on getting linked to by one of the worlds most influential papers. The link comes from WSJ's "Daily Fix" sports blog: ($) Quote: "In the interest of equal time, here’s a reasonable rebuttal from Mgoblog’s Brian Cook to a column the Fix linked to yesterday about Rich Rodriguez and his lawsuit against the University of West Virginia."


July 11th, 2008 at 6:22 PM ^

i dont think im regular enough....and im not cool enough... im satisfied with being an important cog in stamping out ignorance when it comes to football intelligence


July 11th, 2008 at 6:37 PM ^

"im satisfied with being an important cog ... when it comes to football..." Wow, gsimmons, you sound like a convert to the Revolution. I suspect you just made Dex's day.


July 11th, 2008 at 9:34 PM ^

Gsimmons is a true comrade who has fought on the side of the Revolution through many battles, a great hero of our movement.

Henne for Heisman

July 12th, 2008 at 12:24 AM ^

So I was running orientation today and who should be in my group but Tay Odoms and J.T. Floyd. Odoms was a pretty humble kid, but man when I stood next to him, he seemed a little bit on the midget side... I just had a hard time imagining him catching footballs for a living. Floyd was cussing up a storm about how he's all strong now because of Barwis. Really entertaining kids, hope thing work out.

The Barking Sp…

July 12th, 2008 at 10:55 AM ^

Don't worry, I've already copyrighted that. Thanks, gsimmons. And right now all I can add to his festival of intelligent thought is that I'd love to bang Chelsea Clinton. In fact, I wouldn;t mind being marooned in a trailer park in Ohio for awhile with her. She could be the hottest woman in the Wolverine Liberation Army. If I were you, dex, I'd try to get in touch with her (and if you do, mention that I'd like to take her from behind-the way any good liberal woman likes it).

Henne for Heisman

July 13th, 2008 at 10:38 PM ^

Ninja, will do. Weis is about to snake his 3rd OL from Michigan. First Bullard, now Chris Watt, and freaking Zach Martin decided to drop by South Bend this weekend instead of Ann Arbor.

Ninja Football

July 14th, 2008 at 10:06 AM ^

Henne, Thanks, and don't freak out too much over Martin- word on the street is that Martin visited them but is set up to visit us the weekend of the 25th. The reasoning is the right coaches weren't going to be there this weekend and we rearranged the visit, not him, so I wouldn't sweat it.