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ELITE 8 UPDATE: 2011 Sports Blogs of the Year Tournament

We are now down to the elite.

The Sweet 16 is complete and BallHyped.com's 2011 Sports Blogs of the Year Tournament has entered the Elite 8.

The Sweet 16 finally saw the Cinderella run of play-in participant and No. 64-seeded thenosebleeds.com come to an end courtesy KodysSportsKorner.com, and also saw the exit of BallHyped favorites such as DoubleGSports.com, The PigskinReport.com and TriadSportsDaily.com.

Second-seeded EaglesCentral.com (now on Rant Sports) remains the top-seeded team alive in the NCAA-Tournament-like bracket, where BallHyped member blogs are seeded by the number of posts they had Hyped in 2011.

A look at the Elite 8 qualifiers:

  • kodyssportskorner.com
  • daysofyorr.com
  • collegefootballzealots.com
  • phillybuster.com
  • eaglescentral.com
  • puckswild.com
  • sportschump.net
  • redzonetalk.com

The winner of the 64-blog tournament will not only get all the recognition in the blogosphere, and mad props from their peers, but also some BallHyped swag for their efforts.

BallHyped will also promote that blogger's site and main blogger with a post-tournament Q&A.

Sweet 16 action can be voted on through Dec. 27. Below are the rest of the dates for tournament voting:

Tournament Dates:

  • Sweet 16: 8 games (Dec. 26-27)
  • Elite 8: 4 games (Dec. 28-29)
  • Final Four: 2 games (Dec. 30-31)
  • Championship, Consolation: 2 games (Jan. 1-2)

VIEW THE BRACKET & VOTE