The most important elements of this blog are all of those race fans who read it and take part with their comments. In three seasons this “Stevie Dirt” thing has mushroomed beyond all imagination — and you guys are the reason.
This is first year we started awarding weekly “medals” for blog contributions. I just wish I had started it three years ago. I’m not sure who had more fun with the awards — the “winners” or myself. Each week I would go back re-read all of the comments and try to pick the most deserving winners. Maybe it would be for a series of comments, or just one. Each week was different.
It seems only appropriate that we name a gold, silver and bronze medal winner for the season. So here goes:
Gold medal: The two hardest-working blog contributors — and two of the craziest — were “Just A Fan” and “Girl Mod Fan”. As the season wore on, it became obvious to other readers JAF and GMF were not only sisters, but blonde sisters, which opened up a whole new world of jokes for all of us. From start to finish, JAF and GMF were awesome. I could not differentiate between the two for the gold, so they both get one!
Silver medal: Finishing a close second in my estimation was “Team 4 Fan,” whose zany ALL CAPS COMMENTS were always entertaining. He also amde some excellent points, even though I had to bleep quite a few of his contributions.
Bronze medal: “DaveMoore#97crew” may have delivered the best single comment of the season when he told us his wife was upset because he was not paying enough attention to her. Instead, Dave was spending too much time on the Stevie Dirt blog. When we start our hall of fame for blog contributors, Dave will be a charter member.