Today we conclude our presentation of the very best of The Good Phight 2012 - those moments, forever captured on our internets, of the highest points in the most mediocre of seasons and submit to you this year's nominees for our first-ever Grover Awards. What a hyperventilatingly fun trip down (Skip) Membry Lane (Clayton) we've had, Harry!
Anyways, as you recall, various posts over the past year were saluted with this image:
which denoted, albeit roughly, that jus du blog, the very best of the sweaty essences poured forth in the exiled spaces of our dwelling places. To elaborate, any member of the blog, whether lord or serf status, is eligible to be nominated, though, in the true spirit of noblesse oblige, nominations are granted only by your lordships.
As Halladayseason pointed out excellently well in the comments to the Best Screenplay category, there were omissions - and glaring ones - that were wholly unintentional. Mistakes were made. Please understand we endeavor as always to create a more perfect (SB) union in 2013 in this regard. To keep it on a positive note, holy moly! there's some very bright, creative, and funny people who call TGP a point-and-click home for all things Phillies. Thank you for your contributions, as the alternative would be to wallow endlessly in the morass of Phillies fans who express themselves otherwise. Exhibit A. Exhibit B. Exhibit C. It can get kinda depressing, even in the midst of total victory.
So behind the scenes, your bloglordship was
cutting and pasting a shared Google document working tirelessly to develop a new award that would salute the very Essence of Us-ness. As we review the inaugural entrants (though the selection criteria are defined vaguely), whether via deep insight or extreme pointy-headedness, generally made us laff. Hard! But in that "many a truth about the Phillies in jest were told" kind of way.
We've presented nominees in the following categories this week:
Tuesday: Best Original Blogplay: The posts that were exemplary in their virtuosity, and slow-clappingly outstanding in the overall field of blog excellence. Voting still open!
Wednesday: Best Original Screenplay: The posts that gave us a pictorial feast for our eyes, whether in still or animated form. Voting still open!
Today: Best Response (Long form): Best responses to another post, generally 25 words or more, and
Best Response (Short form): The pithiest pith that ever pithed.
After each post, there's a poll for you, the fans! - to vote for your favorites and celebrate a year of Good Phighting. Award winners will be able to list, on their signatures, the trademarked "2012 Grover Award Winner, [category]" and then celebrate your newfound fame however you wish.
I'm not putting together a separate poll for today's category (mostly because the technology limits me, and partly because ahhhm taaahhrd), so vote separately for the long and short form. I'm putting together another post on this with just short form responses and the poll. -WL
New poll and post for the short form entries now available! Vote for the long for entries here.
Today's category: Best Response (Long form). Vote for one of each kind. Figure it out!
Long form: Trev223: Response to Phillies Part 1 of 3: Too Early to Panic?
Long form: Bandwagonesque: "Hallelujah" (apologies to Leonard Cohen)
Long form: Phrozen: Qualls and Moylan comparison "Wheels within wheels" found here.
Vote below - comments and polls close on all categories when the Super Bowl is off-kicked, and baseball season starts anew. Vote early and often - we'll keep the bars open through the weekend.Congratulations to all our nominees - you're the best of the class this year! Winners announced Monday!