Local Hoops Poll Updates
1) At the risk of further crushing my productivity, we've added some new poll voters. Media members from the Baltimore Sun, Carroll County Times, Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star and I believe SportsTalk 980 have signed up. We're already up to about 65 voters. I figure if I can just get to about 40,000 voters, I'll be assured of having a decent-sized readership. Also, yesterday I briefly neglected to mention that we have voters from Comcast SportsNet (Adam Littlefield) and Triple X ESPN Radio (Ira Weintraub). Sorry, guys.
2) I received this e-mail from a voter last night, which I thought was worth passing along as an example of the dedication required:
In comparing my votes against everyone else's votes, I realize I should have been watching Navy-Howard on the internet tonight rather than sitting on my couch wondering how I could go all day without noticing that I had a dryer sheet stuck up one of my sleeves. Good thing I work from home...
3) I received this lobbying e-mail from a W&M grad and non-voter today, which I thought was also worth passing along. Lobbying is encouraged. The goal is to make this poll matter in some way. I asked my boss why Post staffers would be allowed to vote in my poll but not in the AP poll, and he said because The Post doesn't "make news," and there is zero chance that the results of our area poll would ever constitute news. I need to somehow prove him wrong. Maybe I should create a year-end trophy. I'm sure Gary Williams would be thrilled. Anyhow, here's the e-mail from the W&M grad:
Hope you can show some love to William and Mary in your next top-11 area basketball rankings! First we have to deal with the meanies from the NCAA taking away our two imposing feathers from our logo, and now we get no votes in the top-11 rankings, even after a weekend of impressive victories over powers Jacksonville State and Cornell!!
Tonight is a big matchup for the Tribe as we take on Towson, ranked number 11 in the DC Sports Bog poll. I am hoping an impressive victory this evening will influence the "voters" enough so than next week we get within range of cracking the Top 11.
Not sure why "voters" was in
parentheses quotation marks, but that's officially step one towards relevancy.
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