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COLLEGE FOOTBALL BLOGGER AWARDS: BEST REGULAR FEATURE, A.K.A. "THE BRAN MUFFIN"

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If you just joined us, we're announcing the winners of the 2006 College Football Blogger Awards today and tomorrow. Here's what you may have missed:

  • Best New Blog
  • "The Trev," or the funniest blog
  • The "Dr. Z Award" for best analysis
  • Best Mainstream Media Blog
  • OTHERS

But now it's time to announce the winner of this year's Best Regular Feature Award, a.k.a. the "Bran Muffin," in honor of the regular, powerful, on schedule mental colon cleanser you look forward to as a reader.

First, the nominees:

Best Regular Feature

FOR: The best recurring feature of the year.

CRITERIA: The feature should be posted weekly and be generally good and stuff.

CFB Award Nominee: Best Regular Feature

And the winner of the Bran Muffin is . . .

Friday Morning Quarterback, SMQ. How a guy who started out as a Gregg Easterbrook clone but morphed into something more substantial and less annoying--imagine being trapped next to Easterbrook on the LA-Taipei trans-Pacific route, and you'll feel us here--boggles our mind.

Yet there it is: every game of even negligible import, complete with blurbs loaded with verve, purpose, and wit. Only SMQ could make us give two rat's asses about Southern Miss football, and yet...we do when we read him. The pregame essential for the season.

Again, only song can fully express our admiration. Why you don't get paid millions to write, we'll never understand. Perhaps they're afraid of a real man--a manly, manly man.