Max Madness

9 Apr

Congratulations to The ‘Burgh Blues for bringing a championship to Pittsburgh. They defeated Eat, Sleep, Baseball in a close one — 53% for Blues, 47% for Eat, Sleep.


100 Responses to “Max Madness”

  1. juliasrants March 6, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    Baseball bats?


  2. mlbmark March 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    This is outstanding. Just voted.


  3. themaxblog March 6, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    Thanks, Mark. We’re hoping to have a little fun with it.

  4. AJRoxMyWhiteSox March 6, 2009 at 3:53 pm #

    Oooh this looks fun! I’m a big March Madness fan, so this is fabulous. I believe if I make it past round one, I’ll be knocked out in round two! Hahaha!

  5. redstatebluestate March 6, 2009 at 4:01 pm #

    Ah, now this is sweeeeeeeeeeet! Go Red! Go Blue! Go RSBS!

  6. Jane Heller March 6, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    Can I vote for my own blog? Or is that completely disgusting and shameful? In which case, I think I will.

  7. themaxblog March 6, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    You, Jane, can do anything you want. Afterall, you’re the No. 1 seed. You’re favored to take the whole thing.

  8. johnnyk42 March 6, 2009 at 4:47 pm #

    Oh no I was 33, oh well best of luck to all of you.

    MLB in the eyes of a 13 year old

  9. bigpapi72 March 6, 2009 at 5:18 pm #

    Great idea!


  10. gomets1010 March 6, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    That one hurt, I would be like Davidson…

  11. mlbmark March 6, 2009 at 5:42 pm #

    can’t believe jane voted for her own blog. that was so running up the score. mark

  12. raysrenegade March 6, 2009 at 5:51 pm #

    Oh My, I might get Baseball cleats in the second round if I am not upset by Baseball, Yankees and life.

    Guess I will this years Charleston College or UNC-Charlotte and try and get to the Elite eight……….wish me luck.

    Hey guys, this was an awesome idea. But that is why you are the MAX guys. Great idea and fantastic groupings of the blogs.

    Please vote for Rays Renegade………..I promise not to dribble on you.

    Rays Renegade

  13. Lissi March 6, 2009 at 6:04 pm #

    Wow this is exciting. I am in March Madness on my own. haha

  14. . March 6, 2009 at 6:55 pm #

    Guys, this idea is amazing! I just voted…it felt like the right thing to do and all…

    – Donnie

  15. mlbmark March 6, 2009 at 7:08 pm #

    Ha – someone must have just voted for Bats to be different. I do think Baseball Cleats is going to be a much more formidable foe than his Baseball Bats. Cleats is a usual top-10 Fan Blog. Everyone wants Jeter’s shoes. BOSTON RED SOX BLOG will have his hands full for that one. I see a lot of potential upsets in this bracket!

    Make sure you guys visit the actual Latest Leaders, so you can click on each of them…since that’s why LL exists!


  16. theburghblues March 7, 2009 at 1:42 am #

    Cannot wait for when The ‘Burgh Blues turn comes around! Excellent idea, Max. Hopefully with this tournament, Pirates will accomplish something they haven’t done in 17 years – win! Good luck to everyone, cannot wait for the final results.

  17. jimmy27nyy March 7, 2009 at 8:46 am #

    The Max …

    Great idea !!! …
    Maybe for my #25, you can list as “BY&L” or “B,Y, and Life …” [thanks].
    Anyway, I’m up against tough competition in the first round vs. an excellent blog, “Rays Renegade” … But, I look forward to the contest, and a fun tournament for everybody !!!
    Best Wishes and Good Luck to all !!!
    — Jimmy [27NYY], “BY&L”

  18. metmainman March 7, 2009 at 11:39 am #

    Too bad this didn’t go up to 36. I’d like see where I rank.

  19. roshkoch March 7, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    Oh man … Bats are making a statement with a big 16% push. Hopefully Yankee fans will rally to help push me past the first round.
    Rosh //

  20. mlbtribefan March 7, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    I don’t need baseball bats as much as I need an opinion to discuss. Jane is an accomplished author. She deserves to advance.

  21. figgi4 March 7, 2009 at 5:55 pm #

    Confessions of a She-Fan has 84%

    (On the other hand, what did we expect?)

  22. figgi4 March 7, 2009 at 5:55 pm #


    Forgot to put…

  23. rockymountainway March 7, 2009 at 6:03 pm #

    Renegade you have my vote just for having the best line of the tournament “I won’t dribble on you.” Classic.

  24. Orangebird March 8, 2009 at 6:27 pm #

    I would vote for Rays Renegade! Sorry Jane.

  25. Lissi March 8, 2009 at 8:52 pm #

    Wow. So far it’s 50/50!
    Jen you know I voted for you!

  26. roshkoch March 9, 2009 at 12:31 am #

    Hmmmmmm, #11 on Day 11 …. Do you wish on 11:11?
    Rosh Koch //

  27. roshkoch March 9, 2009 at 12:31 am #

    Hmmmmmm, #11 on Day 11 …. Do you wish on 11:11? No? Me neither, but you should probably bet on it, and then vote on it!
    Rosh Koch //

  28. roshkoch March 9, 2009 at 12:32 am #

    MOVEABLE TYPE ERROR!!! JERK!!! Now I look like a clown … like the guys I just wrote about …
    Rosh Koch //

  29. AJRoxMyWhiteSox March 9, 2009 at 1:07 am #

    Yes, it is an enormous crush. I admit it. I can’t help it. 🙂

  30. phillies_phollowers March 9, 2009 at 11:12 am #

    I voted for ya Jen! Good luck!!


  31. King_of_New_York March 9, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

    Everyone VOTE FOR ME!!! Go KING YANKEES!!!
    King Yankees
    P.S. I’m gone in the second round if I make it through.

  32. mlbtribefan March 9, 2009 at 1:34 pm #

    I voted for Jen’s diatribe. Yeah she’s a White Sox fan but I respect her way of expressing her opinion.


  33. mlbmark March 9, 2009 at 6:46 pm #

    Ha, this is real tough because both are good. Actually all MLBlogs are good. I will be the worst voter ever. I voted but will keep my votes silent the rest of the way (possibly). 🙂


  34. roundrock15 March 9, 2009 at 7:12 pm #

    Haha Mark, I think we’ll all believe it when we see it… or is that DON’T see it? 😉

  35. jimmy27nyy March 9, 2009 at 7:34 pm #

    The Max …

    Thanks for revising my blog name to: “B, Y and Life …” on the above bracket listings !!! Now, I look forward to my battle with “Rays Renegade” in an upcoming vote !!!
    Take care, and “Good Luck” to all blogs in: “The Max Blog Tournament” !!!
    — Jimmy [27NYY], “BY&L”

  36. Kaybee March 10, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    Wow, this looks like a lot of fun! I’m not really sure how it works, but I’ll go with it and learn as we go!

  37. rosehof14 March 10, 2009 at 12:51 pm #

    Murder them Red Sox! The cleats deserve a first round knock out!

  38. redstatebluestate March 10, 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    This matchup between Cleats and Red Sox is a no-brainer I’m guessing.

  39. raysrenegade March 10, 2009 at 5:09 pm #

    Come on Jimmy,
    Time to have some fun.
    Hey first off, you have an awesome blog and you should be proud of it. I am looking forward to the tourney, but wish I did not have to face you first.
    I am just here to have fun and do not take it serious, but in the end, the readers win.

    Max guys, thank you for correcting typo. You are the bomb!!!!

    Rays Renegade

  40. jimmy27nyy March 10, 2009 at 6:52 pm #

    Hey, Rays Renegade …

    Thanks for the kind words !!!
    I feel the same about your blog, as you do “Excellent” work; and, it is always a pleasure to view all your great posts and comments !!!
    This “Max Tournament” is a fun way for all mlbloggers to get to know their fellow bloggers, and we are all winners, because we belong to this great baseball community here at mlblogs/ !!!
    Best Wishes, and Good Luck to Rays Renegade !!!
    And, I thank everybody, in advance, for your support, and, also, for your visits to my mlblog !!!
    Everybody, “Have a great day” !!!
    — Jimmy [27NYY], “BY&L”

  41. rosehof14 March 10, 2009 at 11:20 pm #

    You got my vote Rays!

  42. "D" The Rockpile Ranter March 11, 2009 at 9:24 am #

    This is cool. This type of voting is private and discreet. Now the truth will come out. Have fun with this and shake things up a little bit…D

  43. mlbtribefan March 11, 2009 at 4:27 pm #

    No upsets so far on this NCAA blog format. I wonder if this will change.

  44. bigpapi72 March 11, 2009 at 5:48 pm #

    Ya Eat, Sleep, Baseball! If I pass to the next round then I promise the first Max Madness upset over the Future Blog of the Red Sox.


  45. Lissi March 12, 2009 at 1:24 pm #

    Oh man. I am so nervous.
    Good Luck 1 Constant!

  46. Lissi March 12, 2009 at 3:52 pm #

    Sweet! I was the first upset!
    Thanks everyone!

  47. happyyoungster March 12, 2009 at 4:29 pm #

    Don at Rockpile Rant for MVB…that guy is freakin’ awesome.
    Don, Don, Don, Don…as the crowd erupts!

  48. "D" The Rockpile Ranter March 12, 2009 at 5:07 pm #

    Thanks Happy that was very cool. Hey Max, lets get this right though, I’m a father of three, grandfather (very young), snowboarder, full-time job worker, VW Bus driving, baseball snagging, autograph collecting, hellova friend and it looks like I own the # 4 spot here at MLBLogs. Vote for me, don’t vote for me, it’s all good. I just keep rolling, because I got it like that…D

  49. mlbmark March 13, 2009 at 1:24 pm #

    2 upsets so far, the one I was most surprised by was Baseball Cleats & Shoes getting knocked out. I think it’s because others associate it with not being community-oriented and “sociable” and not commenting, but I still give Thomas much cred for making $ with it. That’s my biggest surprise so far in the tourney. Julia wins this one by 12 trillion miles, sorry BC…again same assumed sociable edge works there but she also has good content. I think Cleats & Shoes got adiosed due to the sociability factor. What do you guys think? Not dissing BRSB in beating it, would have made this point if it had lost to anyone. Would like to see more enterprise/capitalism shown on MLBlogs! Go Thomas, keep posting those cleats at – let’s see some new Nikes or Mizunos! LOL Mark

  50. mlbmark March 13, 2009 at 1:26 pm #

    WOW – tough matchup coming up next with Jen at Phillies Phollowers vs. Zoe at Pick Me Up Some Mets! We will have some fun with this one on the MLBlogs panel — Max, let me know when you see that matchup happening, how long…we can have some fun with big NL East rivalry Jen vs. Zoe! Will they each guarantee a victory or call the other a choke artist? Mark

  51. phillies_phollowers March 13, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    I promise to play nice….sort of :O) Stay tuned…


  52. themaxblog March 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm #

    Hi Mark,
    We’ll get the next matchup going momentarily. Should be a good one.

  53. themaxblog March 13, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    Oh, to answer the second part of your question, Mark, we’ll keep it up over the weekend. Hope that helps.

  54. mlbmark March 13, 2009 at 5:42 pm #

    Wow, surprised by the huge early lead for Jen over Zoe…thought this would be close…will be interesting to see how the voting goes as I understand this round will extend through Monday. May the best NL East division rival blogger win! They are both great! Will be promoting it on as well. – Mark

  55. themaxblog March 13, 2009 at 5:54 pm #

    You are correct, Mark. We are very intrigued by this NL East matchup. So we’ve decided to extend it through Monday.

  56. roshkoch March 13, 2009 at 10:35 pm #

    Oh man … I’m seeded higher on this, but King of Cali totally has the bigger fanbase. I didn’t even make the list last week!!! Maybe the Yankees fans out there will vote for me. If I go to round 2, you’ll get the skinny on my pro wrestling past. With pictures! PROMISE!
    Rosh Koch –

  57. Miss_Phillies March 14, 2009 at 1:31 am #

    This is cool. I’m going to have fun voting 🙂

  58. juliasrants March 14, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    Mark – Oh yeah of little faith Did you really think we Red Sox fans would let cleats beat a Red Sox blogger??

    lol – And I didn’t even know that I made it past the first round! Guess who didn’t vote for herself! 😉


  59. levelboss March 16, 2009 at 2:35 am #

    it’s cool you put Confessions of a She-Fan and Julia’s Rants in separate ‘conferences’.. i predict those those two blogs will face off in the finals

  60. mlbtribefan March 16, 2009 at 8:37 am #

    Gotta go with Philles Phollowers in the first round. After all she represents the defending world champs:)

  61. rrrt March 16, 2009 at 10:21 am #

    Just wanted to say that not only does it look like Phillies Phollowers is kicking some butt, but today is also Jenn’s birthday (she may kill me for this). All you she-fans may want to check out a special blog entry I’ve created for her special day: For She-Fans Only Guys, you can look too, but you might not appreciate it as much! 🙂
    Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

  62. kingofcali March 16, 2009 at 11:45 am #

    This seems really cool. =) I just hope I get past the first round, but I don’t know… looks like I have a hard first round match. lol VOTE FOR KING OF CALI…. “I PROMISE CHANGE” lol 😉

    ~King of Cali

  63. bally March 16, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    wheres the pro blogs on haha

  64. gomets1010 March 16, 2009 at 3:55 pm #

    King Of Cali!!!!!!! Upset!

  65. theburghblues March 16, 2009 at 7:13 pm #

    Vote ‘Burgh Blues!

  66. . March 16, 2009 at 8:11 pm #

    So if you guys haven’t read about it yet, Michael Cera agreed to sign on for the Arrested Development film. It’s a reality now my brotha’s!

    – Donnie

  67. ccrbirdbrained March 19, 2009 at 2:33 pm #

    Screw it…I have no shame. VOTE FOR ME!!!


  68. 333greystreet March 19, 2009 at 9:38 pm #

    Cool idea. I’ll say it’ll be the Rockpile Ranter vs Burgh Blues for the championship.


  69. mlbtribefan March 20, 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    I voted for RSBS for the first round and it looks like most did to this point.

  70. redstatebluestate March 20, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

    Thanks for the support. Nobody does March Madness like the MAX.

  71. Kaybee March 20, 2009 at 3:20 pm #

    It’s finally my turn! Thanks for the votes!

  72. crazy19canuck March 23, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    round two starts…

  73. King_of_New_York March 24, 2009 at 7:14 pm #

    Wow, A Diatribe of a Law Student: Baseball Edition is tied with Confessions of a She-Fan. I voted. This might turn out ot be a BIG upset.

  74. "D" The Rockpile Ranter March 24, 2009 at 9:15 pm #

    Go Diatribe, you’ve got my vote…D

  75. Lissi March 24, 2009 at 9:24 pm #

    Jen you’re winning! This could the biggest upset ever!

  76. "D" The Rockpile Ranter March 26, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    This is awesome, you’ve got to love a good upset. The blog that gets all the attention wiped out by the lucky # 13 blog. Way to go Diatribe…D

  77. raysrenegade March 26, 2009 at 2:36 pm #

    Sorry everyone I have had the flu, but wanted to thank everyone for their support during my second round on the Max Blog. It only get harder from here, but I have the thank each and everyone of you who voted for me. Please do not forget to vote daily for your favorites on
    Thanks again for your vote of confidence, and I am going back to bed now…………..but I am feeling better knowing you voted me into the thrid rounds………..Thank you again.

    Rays Renegade

  78. bigpapi72 March 26, 2009 at 5:22 pm #

    Come on goes vote for Eat, Sleep, Baseball!


  79. "D" The Rockpile Ranter March 26, 2009 at 6:00 pm #

    RAYSREN-Heal up brotha, congrats :)…D

  80. rocktober2007 March 27, 2009 at 1:43 am #

    wow, this is a cool idea, I don’t follow basketball but it is cool.Missy

  81. "D" The Rockpile Ranter March 30, 2009 at 12:14 pm #

    ?? Are we done??…D

  82. kingofcali April 1, 2009 at 2:17 pm #

    This blog is still going strong! Good job!

    ~ King of Cali

  83. "D" The Rockpile Ranter April 1, 2009 at 2:30 pm #

    Indeed it is…Go King of Cali….D

  84. theburghblues April 1, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    VOTE ‘BURGH BLUES! I mean, the Pirates have to win something…

  85. kingofcali April 1, 2009 at 5:07 pm #

    I think someone is just sitting there clicking for burghblues cause I was kicking some but and every time i look for a update it’s just showing my lead going away and now im losing. happening way to fast. lol Oh well I don’t care. I would have won if it wasn’t rigged by someone clicking every second to move burgh blues up. lol

    ~ King of Cali

  86. theburghblues April 1, 2009 at 5:13 pm #

    I mean I did some promoting on our blog, twitter but I highly doubt it’s rigged (tracks IP). Good luck man, you have a terrific blog.

  87. ccrbirdbrained April 2, 2009 at 12:29 pm #

    Yikes…I’m getting trounced. VOTE FOR ME!


  88. King_of_New_York April 2, 2009 at 3:20 pm #

    Here’s a cool fact that I noticed: EVERY SINGLE ODD-NUMBERED SEED HAS BEEN ELIMINATED.

  89. raysrenegade April 3, 2009 at 7:23 pm #

    Bronx, I hope that holds up. But, Jen and I are both even numbered?
    Do not forget to vote today/tomorrow and Sunday? for Rays Renegade on the Max tourney.
    ALDS rematch of the Rays versus the White Sox…….Who deserves to win this time?
    Thank you in advance for voting……………….just vote again lol

    Rays Renegade

  90. . April 4, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    Odd numbers are BOOTY! I voted for Rays…was I supposed to tell? 🙂

    – Donnie

  91. steve_t April 4, 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    Wait a minute! Some insane upsets happening here. This is like but for MLBloggers.

    Steve T. (inexplicably knocked out in the first round, and bitter!)

  92. steve_t April 4, 2009 at 8:11 pm #

    Actually, I was knocked out in the second round, but still. Next year, final four or bust!

    Steve T.

  93. AJRoxMyWhiteSox April 4, 2009 at 9:10 pm #

    Max guys, I think you like leaving me in suspense. 🙂 All of my matchups seem to occur on a Friday, leaving them up all weekend. And they’re all close votes! Nevertheless, this has been fun. In case I get knocked out, thanks to everyone who’s voted for me through all the rounds. I’m glad you all like my blog!

  94. raysrenegade April 6, 2009 at 1:35 pm #

    Thank you everyone from the Max guys to the voters in this past weekends Elite Eight match up between Jen and myself. As the this contest get close to its end, it is getting difficult for everyone to pick sides. I am just honored and thankful that I can make you think of me in that top group of bloggers.
    Please do not forget to still hit the site daily and support the other people still fighting for their spots in the Final Four.
    I am always amazed at the results, and feel blessed to have been able to last this long in the tourney.

    Rays Renegade

  95. theburghblues April 7, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    Wow. Little BB could. What a crazy tournament! Thanks for everyone who voted.

  96. themaxblog April 7, 2009 at 2:36 pm #

    Congrats, ‘Burgh. your last match was a close one. In fact, we actually had Phollowers as the winners. But then checked PollDaddy quick one last time and saw that you squeaked it out.

  97. themaxblog April 7, 2009 at 2:42 pm #

    Congrats, ‘Burgh. your last match was a close one. In fact, we actually had Phollowers as the winners. But then checked PollDaddy quick one last time and saw that you squeaked it out.

  98. theburghblues April 9, 2009 at 12:06 am #

    Is this amazing stuff or what?

  99. theburghblues April 9, 2009 at 12:06 am #

    Is this amazing stuff or what?

  100. theburghblues April 9, 2009 at 12:08 am #

    Is this crazy or what?!

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