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 at 3:46 pm #

    Baseball bats?


  2. mlbmark at 3:47 pm #

    This is outstanding. Just voted.


  3. themaxblog at 3:49 pm #

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

  4. AJRoxMyWhiteSox 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 at 4:01 pm #

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

  6. Jane Heller 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 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 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 at 5:18 pm #

    Great idea!


  10. gomets1010 at 5:34 pm #

    That one hurt, I would be like Davidson…

  11. mlbmark at 5:42 pm #

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

  12. raysrenegade 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 at 6:04 pm #

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

  14. . 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 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 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 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 at 11:39 am #

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

  19. roshkoch 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 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 at 5:55 pm #

    Confessions of a She-Fan has 84%

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

  22. figgi4 at 5:55 pm #


    Forgot to put…

  23. rockymountainway 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 at 6:27 pm #

    I would vote for Rays Renegade! Sorry Jane.

  25. Lissi at 8:52 pm #

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

  26. roshkoch at 12:31 am #

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

  27. roshkoch 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 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 at 1:07 am #

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

  30. phillies_phollowers at 11:12 am #

    I voted for ya Jen! Good luck!!


  31. King_of_New_York 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 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 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 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 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 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 at 12:51 pm #

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

  38. redstatebluestate at 1:39 pm #

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

  39. raysrenegade 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 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 at 11:20 pm #

    You got my vote Rays!

  42. "D" The Rockpile Ranter 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 at 4:27 pm #

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

  44. bigpapi72 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 at 1:24 pm #

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

  46. Lissi at 3:52 pm #

    Sweet! I was the first upset!
    Thanks everyone!

  47. happyyoungster 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 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 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 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 at 1:41 pm #

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


  52. themaxblog at 2:34 pm #

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

  53. themaxblog 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 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 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 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 at 1:31 am #

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

  58. juliasrants 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 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 at 8:37 am #

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

  61. rrrt 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 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 at 1:51 pm #

    wheres the pro blogs on haha

  64. gomets1010 at 3:55 pm #

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

  65. theburghblues at 7:13 pm #

    Vote ‘Burgh Blues!

  66. . 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 at 2:33 pm #

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


  68. 333greystreet at 9:38 pm #

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


  69. mlbtribefan at 1:06 pm #

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

  70. redstatebluestate at 1:36 pm #

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

  71. Kaybee at 3:20 pm #

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

  72. crazy19canuck at 8:55 pm #

    round two starts…

  73. King_of_New_York 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 at 9:15 pm #

    Go Diatribe, you’ve got my vote…D

  75. Lissi at 9:24 pm #

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

  76. "D" The Rockpile Ranter 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 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 at 5:22 pm #

    Come on goes vote for Eat, Sleep, Baseball!


  79. "D" The Rockpile Ranter at 6:00 pm #

    RAYSREN-Heal up brotha, congrats :)…D

  80. rocktober2007 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 at 12:14 pm #

    ?? Are we done??…D

  82. kingofcali at 2:17 pm #

    This blog is still going strong! Good job!

    ~ King of Cali

  83. "D" The Rockpile Ranter at 2:30 pm #

    Indeed it is…Go King of Cali….D

  84. theburghblues at 3:46 pm #

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

  85. kingofcali 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 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 at 12:29 pm #

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


  88. King_of_New_York at 3:20 pm #

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

  89. raysrenegade 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. . at 2:00 pm #

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

    – Donnie

  91. steve_t 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 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 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 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 at 1:54 pm #

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

  96. themaxblog 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 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 at 12:06 am #

    Is this amazing stuff or what?

  99. theburghblues at 12:06 am #

    Is this amazing stuff or what?

  100. theburghblues at 12:08 am #

    Is this crazy or what?!

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