OK, how does one put this kindly: I'm not sure how much stock I place in the award. First, it doesn't have the grand-daddy of NHL blogs, Yahoo!'s Puck Daddy. Not having the preeminent blog in the field on the list seems somewhat odd. (But, to their credit, the list of 40 blogs that they DO offer awards is pretty strong - even includes The Hockey Writers, another great source of Columbus Blue Jackets information and analysis.) Second, the award itself is sponsored by onlineschools.org - and the award button's code has some "free advertising" that I so delicately removed. Lastly, the group offering the award, "Awarding The Web," seems kinda loose in structure. But they suggest for the NHL blog award that there was a panel of five judges, and that some level of scrutiny took place. Go figure.
Perhaps the nicest thing to come of this was the kind mentions on Twitter from many CBJ-fan friends and blogging colleagues about the blog. Like most bloggers, I pretty much toil in obscurity. (A rare post will grab the attention of the public, but that's not an everyday occurrence.) So the possibly undeserved praise still is nice to receive. Thanks, everyone!
Let's leave it with perhaps the greatest recreation of the greatest acceptance speech in award-giving history: